Microsoft Role-based Certifications

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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.

  • 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)
  • Microsoft 365 Certified: Teamwork Administrator Associate (Exam MS-300, MS-301)
  • Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert (Exam MS-100, MS-101)
  • Microsoft 365 Certified: Teams Administrator Associate (Exam MS-700)

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

  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert (Exam AZ-300, AZ-301)
  • Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365: Finance and Operations Apps Solution Architect Expert (Exam MB-700)
  • Microsoft Certified: Power Apps + Dynamics 365 Solution Architect Expert (Exam MB-600)

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

  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Engineer Associate (Exam DP-200, DP-201)

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

  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Scientist Associate (Exam DP-100)

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

  • Microsoft Certified: Azure AI Engineer Associate (Exam AI-100)

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

  • Microsoft Certified: Azure DevOps Engineer Expert (Exam AZ-400)

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

  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate (Exam AZ-500)

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

  • Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 Customer Service Functional Consultant Associate (Exam MB-200, MB-230)
  • Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 Field Service Functional Consultant Associate (Exam MB-200, MB-240)
  • Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 Finance Functional Consultant Associate (Exam MB-300, MB-310)
  • Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Functional Consultant Associate (Exam MB-300, MB-320)
  • Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 Marketing Functional Consultant Associate (Exam MB-200, MB-220)
  • Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management Functional Consultant Associate (Exam MB-300, MB-330)
  • Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 Sales Functional Consultant Associate (Exam MB-200, MB-210)

If you still have questions related to which certifications you should pursue, please feel free to get in touch with us at [email protected]

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