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: 

http://learning.microsoft.com/manager/LearningPlanV2.aspx?resourceId=30f78dea-f126-4b01-82eb-52cbc908e4ec&clang=en-US&cats=d4e8e42c-3d5a-4a6e-915d-d99556a49bd7

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.

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About Ed Jones

Ed is a .NET and Integration architect for Avanade in the Twin Cities. Contact Ed

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