MCSA Cloud Platform

Earn Microsoft Azure certification and build your professional career

This certification demonstrates your expertise in Microsoft cloud-related technologies to reduce IT costs and deliver more value for the modern business.

Earning an MCSA: Cloud Platform provides the foundation for a position as a cloud administrator or architect and is the first step on your path to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE).

What is involved


Possess foundational IT skills. If you feel that you do not possess these skills, consider pursuing one or more Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certifications.


Pass two of the following exams. Be sure to explore the exam prep resources.

Exam 70-532/Course 20532C

Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: Create and manage Azure Resource Manager Virtual Machines (30-35%); design and implement a storage and data strategy (25-30%); manage identity, application, and network services (15-20%); and design and implement Azure PaaS compute and web and mobile services (25-30%).

Exam 70-533/Course 20533C

Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

This exam is for candidates who are experienced in implementing an infrastructure solution in Microsoft Azure. Candidates have experience implementing and monitoring cloud and hybrid solutions as well as supporting application lifecycle management.

Exam 70-535/Course 20535

Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

Candidates for this exam define the appropriate cloud native, cloud migration, and hybrid cloud solutions to meet the required functional, operational, and deployment requirements through the solution lifecycle. Candidates should know the features and capabilities of Azure services to be able to identify tradeoffs and make decisions for designing public and hybrid cloud solutions.

The candidate should understand DevOps technologies, provisioning Azure resources using ARM templates, and designing highly resilient workloads running on Azure.

Exam 70-537/Course 20537A

Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack

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Complete an MCSA Cloud Platform certification by passing the required exams in Step 2.


  • Earn an MCSE to broaden and advance skills.

MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

Validates skills needed to run a highly efficient and modern data center, with expertise in cloud technologies, identity management, systems management, virtualization, storage, and networking.