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