Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud platform used to build, host, and scale web applications through Microsoft data centers.
As a cloud developer, you’ll need to understand how applications are designed, developed, and deployed for platform as a service (PaaS). You’ll focus on innovation and integration, and you’ll work more closely with business units to help them increase productivity. Consider expanding your skills to include identity and access control, through Windows Communication Foundation, and HTML5, to provide richer websites without the need for third-party plug-ins.
MCPD: Windows Azure Developer (3 exams)
Show employers and clients that you are ready to support the move to cloud services by earning the MCPD: Windows Azure Developer certification. This certification helps validate your ability to design, build, and deploy cloud-based applications that will be hosted on the Windows Azure platform.
- MCTS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (Exam 70-513)
Course 10263A: Developing Windows Communication Foundation Solutions with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (3 Days)
- MCTS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (Exam 70-516)
Course 10265A: Developing Data Access Solutions with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (5 Days)
- PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Azure Applications (Exam 70-583)
Course 50466B: Windows Azure Solutions with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (3 Days)