Although I’ve been working with Azure for a while, I think it’s good to see how well you know a subject and broaden your knowledge as much as possible. I’ve therefore decided to study for the Microsoft Azure MCSD, starting with exam 70-532 – Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions.
Are exams worth it?
I recently tweeted about Martin Fowler’s op-ed on certification:
Interesting opinion on certification https://t.co/WrS69r3Mhn. I find the curriculum useful to guide my learning, but rarely take the exams.
— Matt Du-Feu (@mattdufeu) February 10, 2016
I haven’t changed my mind, so although I won’t be taking the exam, I’m sure to learn an awful lot of new stuff, as well as cement my existing knowledge.
I intend to post about my progress as I found my series on C#6 really helped my understanding.
So far, I’ve only researched the resources I intend to use.
I’ve found two study guides that are unique, i.e. don’t just cut and paste other resources or reference them:
So far I’ve found the following videos:
- Channel 9 – Exam Prep Session for Exam 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
- Microsoft Virtual Academy – Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
- Microsoft Virtual Academy Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
- Microsoft Virtual Academy Microsoft Azure Fundamentals: Websites
Only 1 book:
There are a lot of “brain dumps” which I won’t be referencing here, but there are two legitimate resources:
I’m intending to update this with any new material I come across.