MCSA Linux on Azure

Earning an MCSA: Linux on Azure is the first step on your path to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE).

This certification demonstrates your ability to design, architect, implement, and maintain complex cloud-enabled Linux® solutions that leverage Microsoft Azure open source capabilities. It also validates your Linux system administration skills to show that you are fluent in today’s cloud-native world.

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 the following exams. Be sure to explore the exam prep resources.

Exam 70-533/Course 20533

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 LFCS/Course 55187

Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator

Linux is the #1 operating system for web servers, cloud computing, smart phones and consumer electronics. Because Linux is growing so quickly, there is a shortage of experienced Linux professionals. According to the 2015 Linux Jobs Report, 97% of hiring managers are looking to add Linux talent this year. There are 50,000+ open job listings requiring Linux on And individuals with Linux skills are being recruited at an unprecedented rate. Demonstrate to employers that you have both the skills and the knowledge to be a top sysadmin with the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator.


Cloud skills for your professional career

Complete an MCSA Linux on Azure by passing the required exams in Step 2 and confirm that you’ve passed both exams.


  • 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.