In today's rapidly evolving job market, the ability to stay ahead is crucial, and high school students are no exception. Skill Samurai's Coding & STEM Academy presents a unique opportunity for students in Years 10 to 12 to not only enhance their skills but also to embark on a journey towards lucrative careers through Microsoft Azure Certification.
What Sets Microsoft Azure Certification Apart?
Understanding the Basics
Microsoft Azure Certification is a gateway for high school students and adults to delve into cloud concepts, Azure workloads, privacy, security, pricing, support, and overall Azure services. These certifications, divided into Fundamentals, Associate, and Expert levels, serve as a testament to your proficiency in the Microsoft Azure platform, making you a sought-after candidate for various Azure role-based jobs.
Navigating the Certification Levels
For high school students aiming to dive into the world of Microsoft Azure, starting with the fundamentals is key. Skill Samurai recommends beginning with these certifications:
- Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Exam AZ-900: Establish your foundational knowledge of Azure cloud services, covering High Availability, Fault Tolerance, Scalability, Disaster Recovery, and more.
- Exam AI-900: Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals (beta): Showcase your understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) principles within the Microsoft Azure framework.
- Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals Exam DP-900 (beta): Confirm your grasp of core data concepts for relational and non-relational data on the Azure platform.
Building on the fundamentals, aspiring Azure professionals can explore associate-level certifications such as:
- Microsoft Azure Administrator – Associate Exam AZ-104 (beta): Identify and maintain Microsoft Azure implementations, monitoring, and maintenance.
- Microsoft Azure Developer – Associate Exam AZ-204: Demonstrate your ability to design, create, and maintain cloud services and applications.
- Microsoft Azure Security Engineer – Associate Exam AZ-500: Validate your skills in implementing and managing security controls for cloud-based solutions.
- Microsoft Azure AI Engineer – Associate Exam AI-100: Exhibit proficiency in implementing Microsoft AI solutions, including speech, natural language processing, and cognitive services.
- Microsoft Azure Data Scientist – Associate Exam DP-100: Highlight your data science skills in handling Azure ML applications.
- Microsoft Azure Data Engineer – Associate Exams DP-200 and DP-201: Prove your ability to implement data solutions, manage data security, and optimize Azure data solutions.
- Microsoft Azure Database Administrator Associate Exam DP-300 (beta): Showcase your skills in cloud-based database system administration and management.
For those aiming for the pinnacle of Azure certification, the Expert level offers two key exams:
- Exam AZ-303: Prove your expertise in Azure operations, administration, and development.
- Exam AZ-304: Showcase your proficiency in designing Azure administration, operations, and development strategies.
Microsoft Azure DevOps Engineer – Expert Exam AZ-400: Designed for DevOps professionals, this exam validates expertise in delivering valuable products and services through Azure development and operations processes.
Why Opt for Microsoft Azure Certification?
Opening Doors to Opportunities
Microsoft Azure certified professionals are in high demand, with a 29% application workload among the cloud market. Certification not only enhances your job prospects but also offers a complete learning path, courses, lab challenges, and preparatory practice to ensure success.
The College Alternative
By pursuing Microsoft Azure Certification, students can sidestep the traditional college route, saving both time and money. Skill Samurai empowers students to become skilled, expert, and certified professionals without accumulating high college debts.
Embarking on Your Certification Journey
Start with the Fundamentals
High school students, teens, and school-leavers are encouraged to kickstart their journey with the Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Exams – AZ-900, AI-900, and DP-900. These certifications pave the way for progression to associate and expert levels.
Get Started Today
Don't wait! Sign up now and begin shaping your future as a certified Microsoft Azure professional. Skill Samurai provides the platform, guidance, and resources needed for students to succeed in the dynamic world of Azure. Start your certification journey today and set the stage for a rewarding career.