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.
Microsoft Certified Azure Developer Associate (AZ-203)
Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365: Finance and Operations Apps Developer Associate (MB-300, MB-500)
Microsoft 365 Certified: Developer Associate (MS-600)
Microsoft Certified: PowerApps + Dynamics 365 Developer Associate (PL-900)
Administrator: Administrators implement, monitor, and maintain Microsoft solutions.
Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate (Exam AZ-103)
Microsoft Certified: Azure DevOps Engineer Expert (Exam AZ-400)
Microsoft 365 Certified: Messaging Administrator Associate (Exam MS-200, MS-201)
Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate (Exam MD-100, MD-101)
Microsoft 365 Certified: Security Administrator Associate (Exam MS-500)