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Author's profile photo Debajit Banerjee

Good News for those who work in SAP on Azure

Microsoft has restructured its Azure certifications into a role-based model that it states will more directly focus on the building of skills and knowledge aligned to job roles. The modifications to the certifications have been in beta since September 2018 but now all are effective in 2019. This change will help the technical people to validate their knowledge and skills.

AZ-103 : Microsoft Azure Administrator

AZ-203 : Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure

AZ-300 : Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies

AZ-301 : Microsoft Azure Architect Design

AZ-400 : Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions

AZ-500 : Microsoft Azure Security Technologies

AZ-900 : Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

70-473 : Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions

70-475 : Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions

70-487 : Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services

70-537 : Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack

70-776 : Engineering Data with Microsoft Cloud Service

The following Certifications recently retired.

AZ-102 : Microsoft Azure Administrator Certification Transition (retired June 30, 2019)

AZ-302 : Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Certification Transition (released Sep. 24, 2018; retired June 30, 2019)

70-774 : Perform Cloud Data Science with Azure Machine Learning (retired June 30, 2019)

70-775 : Perform Data Engineering on Microsoft HDInsight (retired June 30, 2019)

 

Recently, i.e, 04th November Microsoft Azure released “SAP on Azure” certification !!

Exam AZ-120: Planning and Administering Microsoft Azure for SAP Workloads (beta) 

It is NOT an Associate or Professional one. It’s a Specialty/Expert Certification.

This one targets Architects of Azure for SAP Workloads, they should have extensive experience and knowledge of SAP Applications, SAP HANA, SAP S/4HANA, SAP NetWeaver, SAP BW, 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.

It is strongly recommended that candidates for this exam have an Azure Administrator or Azure Architect certification, in addition to SAP HANA and Linux certifications.

Skills measured for this exam:

  • Migrate SAP Workloads to Azure (10-15%)

  • Design an Azure Solution to Support SAP Workloads (20-25%)

  • Build and Deploy Azure SAP Workloads (30-45%)

  • Validate Azure Infrastructure for SAP Workloads (10-15%)

  • Operationalize Azure SAP Architecture (10-15%)

For more information: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/az-120

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      Author's profile photo Prithivi Raj
      Prithivi Raj

      Thanks for sharing this !!

      Do we have the course materials or learning path released yet for this certification ?

       

      Regards,

      Prithivi Raj

      Author's profile photo Debajit Banerjee
      Debajit Banerjee
      Blog Post Author

      No, course materials yet to be released.

      Author's profile photo Chin Lai The
      Chin Lai The

      There are some Level 100 material released in Microsoft Learn. For Level 200-300, it will be released in edX.org. However, this is now archived. Stay tune it should be re-release in 2020. The links are here: https://blogs.sap.com/2019/12/30/exam-study-resources-for-az-120-planning-and-administering-microsoft-azure-for-sap-workloads/

      Author's profile photo Vijay Chandra
      Vijay Chandra

      Since this is Beta - any info on when we will actually know if we've passed or not?  The Beta documentation states that the information will be sent when the exam goes "live".  However it's not clear when AZ120 is live so...

      regards,

      Vijay

      Author's profile photo Debajit Banerjee
      Debajit Banerjee
      Blog Post Author

      No clarity as this moment. Even I have checked with couple of guys in Microsoft but failed to get concrete info.

      Better to check time-to-time : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/az-120

      Author's profile photo Chin Lai The
      Chin Lai The

      That's right. More than likely it will be early 2020, perhaps by Q1.

      Author's profile photo Chin Lai The
      Chin Lai The

      Just as follow-up the previous post. The AZ-120 exam is now GA. Check my post for more resources to study https://blogs.sap.com/2019/12/30/exam-study-resources-for-az-120-planning-and-administering-microsoft-azure-for-sap-workloads/