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Why Developers Should Become Azure Solutions Architects

May 2022 by MARIA FORSBERG

Are you a developer familiar with Azure, looking for a fun way to advance your career? If you enjoy working with Azure environments, you may want to consider becoming a certified Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect.

 

With this certification, you’ll be qualified for Azure-specific jobs that can make a huge difference in your career. As an Azure Solutions Architect, you’ll be responsible for creating solutions for businesses using Microsoft Azure cloud services.

Your core duties will include monitoring software development, providing 24/7 support, facilitating cloud migrations, and meeting with clients to ensure projects meet their technical specifications. You’ll also be responsible for coming up with new recommendations for how your organization can best use Azure, presenting your solutions to C-Suite executives.

Here are just some of the benefits you can expect from earning this highly-respected certification:

 

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1. Respect from your teammates and higher-ups

If you’re like most people, you crave respect and admiration, and with an Azure Architect Solutions credential, you’ll earn that respect from your teammates and higher-ups. Having respect means being taken more seriously in times when you might otherwise be questioned, second-guessed, or side-stepped.

Nothing says ‘expert’ like an official Microsoft Azure certification. Holding this credential will tell people that you know what you’re talking about, which will help build confidence among your team. When you suggest a unique solution based on your knowledge, your team will give you the benefit of the doubt and default to you as the expert.

 

2. A higher salary

There’s never a better reason to pursue a certification than to earn a higher salary. As a Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect, you can expect to earn around $152,000 per year, according to salary data collected by ZipRecruiter. That’s a significant pay increase for many uncertified Azure-oriented professionals.

If you’re just starting your journey with Azure, and this certification calls to you, you’ll need to follow a specific career path before you can get certified. This isn’t an entry-level certification and is the foundation for a senior-level position.

To become an Azure Solutions Architect, you’ll need several years’ experience working with Azure, and you’ll need to have a firm grasp on software migration along with scalable applications and other systems.

Azure releases new technologies regularly, and you’ll need to be able to keep up with learning new skills. If you haven’t started your journey yet, don’t wait – start now and you can get certified when you’re ready.

 

3. A better job

For some people, getting a better job is a good motivating factor for earning certifications. Since the Azure Solutions Architect certification is specific to Azure, pursuing this credential is perfect if you want to work with Azure.

You’ll find many job opportunities posted by companies that want Azure experts, and when you have this certification, you’ll have a chance of getting hired.

Working with Azure isn’t something you can do on the side and then transfer your skills to a company. It’s a specialized skill to work in an Azure environment, and getting certified shows you’ve got the knowledge to be effective.

 

4. Self-fulfillment

Getting paid more is always nice, but nothing beats feeling the self-fulfillment that comes from tackling a challenge head-on. When you get your Azure Solutions Architect certification, you’ll experience the satisfaction of knowing you achieved something you set out to accomplish.

Not only that, but you’ll be satisfied with yourself for learning new skills and being able to meet the challenges of passing the rigorous exam. With your new certification, you’ll also be satisfied with your ability to contribute more to your organization and continue learning in the process.

 

What does the Azure Solutions Architect exam measure?

There are actually two different exams you’ll need to pass to earn this credential. To pass the exams, you’ll be tested in the following technical areas:

  • Design identity
  • Governance
  • Monitoring solutions
  • Designing data storage solutions
  • Designing business continuity solutions
  • Designing infrastructure solutions

You will be tested on your ability to manage a team of architects to reach a specific goal, satisfy functional and non-functional needs, and ensure usability standards and other rules are followed throughout the project development cycle.

You’ll need to have a working knowledge in several areas, including:

  • Building cloud environments for organizations
  • DevOps knowledge
  • Budgeting for cloud resources
  • Networking and security
  • Virtualization
  • Disaster recovery
  • Data management

Most importantly, you’ll need excellent communication skills since you’ll be leading teams of people and communicating with management and stakeholders on a regular basis.

 

Our training course will help you pass the exams

If you’re going to pursue this certification, you’ll need a training course to prepare for the exams. When you sign up for our training course, you’ll get the best possible preparation for the exams. In our training course, you’ll have access to an expert who will answer all of your questions and guide you step-by-step through the entire training.

We offer Azure Administrator training courses both online and in-person at various times throughout the year so you can make it work with your schedule.

 

Ready to become a Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect?

If this certification is on your wish list, don’t hesitate to dive in and pursue this credential. Holding this certification will help you get hired with a company that needs your Azure expertise.

The certification exams aren’t easy, so make sure you prepare yourself before signing up to sit for the exams. There’s so much material to learn, and it will help to learn in a structured environment where you can ask questions and get help when you need it most.

No matter how confident you are, don’t take the Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect exams without completing a training course first.

Our instructor-led training course will give you all the knowledge needed to pass so you can start a new phase in your career. Sign up for our training course today and start advancing your career, increasing your salary, and earning the respect you deserve.

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