The credibility of Microsoft Azure continues to grow in the first quarter of 2018 with an increasing number of enterprises migrating their workloads, resulting in a jump for Azure from 10% to 13% in market share. Most organizations will find that simply “lifting and shifting” applications and data to Azure is not as simple as it seems, since Microsoft offers a variety of cloud services serving numerous scenarios.

What’s on the 70-535 Microsoft Solutions Exam?
With the complexities and scenarios of cloud migration in mind, Microsoft recently released the 70-535 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions exam, replacing the 70-534 exam, which wasn’t as focused on architecture. Consisting of 40-60 questions over a 150-minute test period, the exam covers:

Compute Infrastructure
Data Implementation
Networking Implementation
Security and Identity Solutions
Platform Solutions

Preparing for the Microsoft Azure 70-535 Exam
If you are looking to pass this exam or advance your career as a cloud architect, Cloud Academy recently launched a Learning Path to help professionals work through the concepts covered in the certification exam. The Learning Path includes  a mix of courses and hands-on labs that offer practical experience on the Azure platform. Learning objectives for this course include designing Azure:

Compute infrastructure using virtual machines, serverless computing, and microservices
Data implementation using storage, relational databases, and NoSQL datastores
Networking implementation using virtual networks, external connections, security strategies, and hybrid applications
Security and identity solutions using Azure Active Directory, identity providers, Azure Key Vault, and security administration services
Solutions using platform services, including artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, messaging, and media services
Operations using monitoring, alerting, and automation

The 70-535 Exam Preparation Learning Path is part of our extensive Microsoft Azure library, which includes additional learning paths, labs, and courses — plus skill assessments to test your mastery of the cloud development platform.

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