Microsoft Role-based Certifications

Microsoft introduced Role-based certifications to ensure that you are keeping pace with Modern technical roles and requirements.

This post will help you understand about the list of Microsoft Role-based Certifications available as of today (Jan 2020) and which one you should target based on your job role and expertise level you are seeking.

Certification types based on expertise level:

Fundamentals validates foundational understanding of Microsoft technologies and is optional for getting started
Role-based validates technical skills required to perform industry job-roles on Microsoft platforms and technologies
Specialty validates deep technical skills and ability managing industry solutions, including 3rd party solutions, on or with Microsoft platforms

Certification types based on job role:

Developer: Developers design, build, test, and maintain cloud solutions.

Administrator: Administrators implement, monitor, and maintain Microsoft solutions.

Solutions Architect: Solutions Architects have expertise in compute, network, storage, security.

Data Engineer: Data Engineers design and implement the management, monitoring, security, and privacy of data using the full stack of data services.

Data Scientist: Data Scientists apply machine learning techniques to train, evaluate, and deploy models that solve business problems.

AI Engineer: AI Engineers use Cognitive Services, Machine Learning, and Knowledge Mining to architect and implement Microsoft AI solutions.

DevOps Engineer: DevOps Engineers combine people, process, and technologies to continuously deliver valuable products and services that meet end user needs and business objectives.

Security Engineer: Security Engineers implement security controls and threat protection, manage identity and access, and protect data, applications, and networks.

Functional Consultant: Functional Consultants leverage Microsoft Dynamics 365 to anticipate and plan for customer needs.

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