Getting my MSCE

Published on Sunday, December 17, 2017

Getting my MSCE

I am gearing up to start my journey toward getting my MSCE in Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. I am planning to take a stranger approach. I have always wanted to grow my infrastructure and operations knowledge. I have been in the DevOps space, knowing enough operations to be effective at assisting an Ops team, but never knowing enough to be okay alone. With that said, I plan to get my Network+ certification first as it will help with settings up VNETs in Azure. I few years ago I started studying for my Linux+ certification, but I never took the test. That previous studying has serendipitously set me up for the path that I am going to take.

I am going to start with my MSCA in Linux on Azure. That will require me to get my LFCS, then take one additional course that I am pretty familiar with already. After that, I will only need to take one exam, more than likely it will be 70-535: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions. So my path looks like this:

  • Network+
  • LFCS
  • 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
  • MSCA: Linux on Azure
  • 70-535: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
  • MSCE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

I am super excited to get started. This is also a safe bet to say that most of my blog posts will be related to how I am studying or using the new knowledge. I think this will make me a stronger developer and architect.