Normally I do not blog about certifications I earned, but this one is somewhat special. The IT industry is transitioning, going through huge changes and the term “cloud” is in everyone’s head. This change will also impact many IT companies. They need to change their business models to be successful in the future, or – if they don’t – they will fail and disappear from the landscape. My company is also going through this change and we are in the middle of this transition, ready to help our customers to be successful with modern cloud technologies. Sure thing this also means that IT people need to re-think about the focus they have, and so do I. I am a cloud believer and want to prepare myself with the correct knowledge early enough. Therefore I decided to invest in Microsoft Azure technologies for the last months/years. This way I earned the brand new “MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect” certification. For that I needed to pass 3 exams:
- 70-532 (Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions)
- 70-533 (Implenenting Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions)
- 70-534 (Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions)
I learned that if you want to be successful in the future, you have to transition yourself away from a traditional IT Pro to a more hybrid role – an IT Pro/Dev guy. That said, I am in the process to re-focus, of course not leaving my “old stuff” behind because I still love it. But this is my journey and it will of course also have an impact on my blog – so stay tuned for more Cloud/Azure related stuff in the future. Think Azure!
Hope you still come back to my blog from time to time, it’s definitely worth it!