Windows Azure Learning Plan for Exam 70-583
-updated, June 28, 2012
On February 15, 2011, Microsoft made the MCPD (Microsoft Certified Professional Developer) certification for Azure available by releasing Exam 70-583 (PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Azure Applications).
As with any certification exam, preparation resources can be pretty tough to find. Microsoft has supplied a “Learning Plan” for preparation for this exam. As a caveat, I must admit that this “learning plan” isn’t that great for exam preparation. It mostly walks you through a bunch of Channel 9 type presentations on high-level Azure topics. It is, however, fun to watch the presenters argue and get annoyed with each other in the presentations. That alone makes it worthy of a look.
You can find it at:
A better resource would be Hay and Prince’s Azure in Action, although this is a bit out-dated now. Finding an “up to date” resource can be pretty tough regardless, as Azure is always changing and I hear the test writers have been actively updating the exam.