Microsoft was one of the first vendors to introduce IT certification. In the past, there was an MCP-Microsoft Certified Expert. You only need to pass the exam once to get the certificate, and it will even be mailed to you in a beautiful envelope!
Then people turned their attention to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Assistant (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) paths. Depending on the version of the exam, you need to pass up to 7 tests to get a certificate. Microsoft has retired most of these certificates and instead has put forth their focuses on role-based training as well as cloud certifications.
Why is it a cloud?
It is almost certain that in the next few years, more and more companies will move their assets and services to the cloud. Leading research and consulting company Gartner predicts that end-users will spend 304.9 billion …