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Azure Training and Certification Is Well Within Your Grasp

Microsoft Azure conceptOne good avenue of access comes from what this week’s MCP Flash calls “the Azure Offer.” It’s a surprisingly good deal, especially for such a hot and booming technology nexus. Here’s the deal:


● Pointers to free training via massively open online courses (MOOCs, in other words) from the Microsoft training catalog at Open edX. I count 18 of them there at the moment.
● $99 to take one Azure MCP exam, with a free retake and an official MeasureUP practice test with 30-day access. MS is charging more than $200 for this kind of bundle for most other MCP exams right now, so this is a massive discount.
● $279 gets you the same deal for THREE Azure MPC exams, plus free retakes and an equal number of practice tests. This is very nearly a three-for-one discount, as compared to typical $249 bundle pricing.


Here’s the list of Azure MCP exams that fall under this offer, in case you’d like to check them out:


Exam 70-473: Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions
Exam 70-475: Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions
Exam 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
Exam 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
Exam 70-534: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions


Best of all, passing 532 and 533 will get you half-way to the MCSA: Cloud Platform credential (passing any of these exams makes you an MCP). If you’re looking for new Microsoft worlds to conquer, might as well go big and jump on Azure. Enjoy!



ed-tittel120Ed Tittel is a 30-plus-year computer industry veteran who's worked as a software developer, technical marketer, consultant, author, and researcher. Author of many books and articles, Ed blogs on certification topics for Tom’s IT Pro, and on Windows desktop OS topics for TechTarget. Check out his website at