10-Jun-2021 19:23:32 pm
It should come as no surprise that companies are considering hiring cloud architects. And the bigger the enterprise, the greater the demand. The market growth for cloud services is increasing year by year. Gartner is looking at continued growth in the cloud sector.
And then we have the two major players in the market, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Azure's market share is increasing year by year. The demand for Azure Architects is also increasing year by year.
Yes, AWS dominates the market, but Azure is now emerging as the new cloud market in the past three years. More and more projects are being run on Azure.
So where does a cloud architect come into play?
The biggest gap in the industry when it comes to the cloud is skills. The lack of knowledge and skills on cloud platforms widens the gap between supply and demand.
Knowing about Azure Administration is not enough. You also need to be an expert in designing and implementing solutions on Azure. Organizations looking for someone who is great at:
And that’s where training and certification is so important
Companies are looking for trained and certified Azure Architects
Being an Azure Architect means having a thorough understanding of a variety of aspects such as:
What’s the path to becoming an Azure Architect?
The official Microsoft learning path for Azure Solutions Architect is as follows:
You will need to pass two certification exams
AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies.The exam focused on how to use the technologies on Azure. Before giving this exam, you need to understand how to prepare the application. It also checks your ability to deploy applications using Azure services. Key services it tests include Azure Virtual Machines, Azure SQL Database, and Azure Storage Accounts.
AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design.This exam focuses on designing applications and infrastructure. You first need to get a good understanding of the services. Then start designing your application architecture using those services.
Once you have passed the Fundamentals exam, you can move on. Consider the Azure Administrator Associate certification.