Microsoft Specialist: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

Just a quick post to say that I’ve passed the 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions exam which means I can use the title Microsoft Specialist: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions.

I’m not normally a big fan of these kind of certifications and I don’t for one second think I’m now a better architect but I find them a “necessary evil” in order to prove your experience without being filtered out by recruitment agencies who have absolutely no knowledge of the subject so cannot recognise experience from someone’s CV.

Unsurprisingly having several years of experience was a real help for this certification but the subject matter for the exam is so broad that its unlikely someone would have been regularly working on all the areas covered. I found the MVA course a real help for this.