Microsoft has shown how much it loves the Linux platform by offering a new certification for those who show they have the knowledge to run Linux servers in Microsoft’s cloud platform. With Microsoft’s new mobile first cloud first strategy, and with the software company embracing it’s competitors lately, this should come at no surprise.
Aptly titled Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate Linux on Azure certification, it requires you to pass the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator exam and the Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions exam first, and then you can apply for the new certification.
For those who have already taken one or both of the exams, there is no need to retake the exams, as they count towards this certification, so you need only apply.
“So now, to have half the Marketplace be Linux workloads, and to be doing work like this to get people certified, it really does represent a sea change in the engagement model [for Microsoft],” Shewchuk said in an interview. “And it’s clear that Satya has been at the core of much of this change.”
Find out more about the certification here.