I have completed my MCSD: Azure Solution Architect, and I want to share the experience. You must pass all three certifications offered through Azure to become MCSD. 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions; 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions; 70-534: Architecture Microsoft Solutions.
This article will provide information about 70-532: Microsoft Azure Solutions exam. It rewarded me with the Microsoft Specialist: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification. This certification is for developers who want to validate their knowledge of Cloud.
Before I discuss 70-532, let me briefly explain the entire Azure certification track.
The following illustration will give you an idea of which certification track is best for your job role.
Types of Azure Certification
About the Certification Exam
This 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions exam targets a developer audience. It was very thorough and advanced, with many real-world use cases being converted into exam questions. Developers must have worked on real-life projects to be able to pass this certification. This includes developing applications on Azure. You will be able answer questions better if you have that experience.
Below are the topics covered in the certification exam and the types of questions you can expect.
To be eligible for this certification exam, you must first:
This certification requires you to have experience in developing applications on Azure.
Developers need to be familiar with the development tools, techniques, and approaches required to create scalable and resilient solutions.
There are approximately 65 multiple-choice, multiple-answer questions. The exam does not require any writing or hands-on. The exam lasts 120 minutes. This is a lengthy exam, so be sure to get enough sleep as you will be sitting there for 2 hours.
This exam has a 70% passing rate.
The exam results are available immediately.
If you fail the exam, you can retake it within 24 hours. Candidats who fail to pass the exam the first time must wait at most 14 days before they can retake the exam the second time. You can only take the exam five times per year (12 month).
The cost of certification depends on the country you choose.
This exam covers all aspects of cloud services, including VMs, VNets, Blob Storage and Table Storage, Azure Web Apps and Cloud Services, Traffic Manager, Azure Database as a service, Azure Active Directory, and Traffic Manager. Although many of the questions were based upon popular services such as Storage, Web Apps, and Cloud Services, questions can be posed from any service. The questions are designed to require hands-on knowledge.
The exam is divided into five sections, each with a different percentage representation.
1.0 Design and Implement websites (15-20%)
This section covers different concepts for designing and implementing websites on Azure. Many questions were simulated to show what an architect would need to know when designing an application on Azure.
You can configure deployment slots, app settings and connection strings; handlers, handlers, and virtual directories; configure certificates, custom domains; configure SSL bindings, runtime configurations, and manage websites using the API, Windows PowerShell, and Xplat-CLI. It also covers how to configure web app diagnostics and monitor and analyze website resources. Module covers how to set up web jobs and perform recurring tasks based on a schedule. Configure auto-scale with built-in or custom schedul