Microsoft Certified: Azure Virtual Desktop Specialty
Candidates for the Azure Virtual Desktop Specialty certification are Microsoft Azure administrators with subject matter expertise in planning, delivering, and managing virtual desktop experiences and remote apps, for any device, on Azure.
Responsibilities for this role include deploying virtual desktop experiences and apps to Azure. Professionals in this role deliver applications on Windows Virtual Desktop and optimize them to run in multi-session virtual environments. To deliver these experiences, they work closely with Azure administrators and architects, along with Microsoft 365 administrators.
Candidates for this certification should have experience in Azure technologies, including virtualization, networking, identity, storage, backups, resilience, and disaster recovery. They should understand on-premises virtual desktop infrastructure technologies as they relate to migrating to Windows Virtual Desktop. These professionals use the Azure portal and Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates to accomplish many of their tasks. They might use PowerShell and Azure Command-Line Interface (CLI) for more efficient automation.
Job role: Administrator
Required exams: AZ-140
Microsoft Certified: Microsoft Certified: Azure for SAP Workloads Specialty
Candidates for the Azure for SAP Workloads Specialty certification should be architects or engineers with extensive experience and knowledge of the SAP system landscape and industry standards that are specific to the long-term operation of an SAP solution on Microsoft Azure.
Responsibilities for this role include making recommendations on services and adjust resources as appropriate for optimal resiliency, performance, scale, provision, size, and monitoring.
Architects or engineers for Azure for SAP Workloads partner with cloud administrators, cloud DBAs, and clients to implement solutions.
A candidate for this certification should have extensive experience and knowledge of SAP applications: SAP HANA, S/4HANA, SAP NetWeaver, SAP BW/4HANA, OS servers for SAP applications and databases, Azure portal, ARM templates, operating systems, virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures, high availability design, disaster recovery design, data protection concepts, and networking.
For this role, it’s strongly recommended to have an Azure Administrator Associate or Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification, in addition to SAP HANA and Linux certifications.
Job role: Administrator, Solutions Architect
Course MS AZ-120: Planning and Administering Microsoft Azure for SAP Workloads
Required exams: AZ-120
Microsoft Certified: loT Developer Specialist
Candidates for the Azure IoT Developer Specialty certification should have subject matter expertise developing cloud and edge components of an Azure IoT solution.
Responsibilities for this role include managing the device lifecycle–set up, configuration, and maintenance–using cloud services and other tools. You implement designs for Azure IoT solutions including device topology, connectivity, debugging, and security, as well as solutions to manage, monitor, and transform IoT-related data pipelines. You also deploy Azure IoT Edge components and configure device networking on the edge.
An Azure IoT Developer works with data engineers and other stakeholders to ensure successful business integration.
A candidate for this certification should have experience implementing the Azure services that form an IoT solution, including data storage options, data analysis, data processing, and platform-as-a-service options. This role should also be able to recognize Azure IoT service configuration settings within the code portion of an IoT solution and perform specific IoT coding tasks in at least one Azure-supported language, including C#, Node, C, or Python.
Job role: Developer
Course MS AZ-220: Microsoft Azure IoT Developer
Required exams: AZ-220