Linux Foundation y Microsoft have decided to join forces to attract free software users to Azure Cloud by launching this new certification with which the knowledge that is possessed in technologies can be accredited Linux integrated in Microsoft Azure. It has been available from December 9, 2015 and will be issued by Microsoft Be Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Linux on Azure certification. This is mainly aimed at system administrators who manage or wish to manage solutions of Linux on the platform Azure.
If you want to obtain this certificate, you should know that it will be awarded to those who pass the Microsoft exam 70-533 (Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions) It is costing 150$ and of Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCSA) It is costing 179$ approximately. These exams allow to demonstrate the ability of the candidate to design, implement and maintain the complex Cloud-linux Recognizing that having the ability to take advantage of the extensive functions and capabilities of Microsoft Azure.
In comments offered Jim ZemlinExecutive Director Linux Foundation, states that this certification is a new tool that will undoubtedly allow those professionals who obtain it to stand out among their co-workers. It is not news that today's IT environments demand more than ever from workers, especially those in charge of system maintenance, who are forced to have the ability to handle complex and hybrid environments, for which it is necessary to master both systems (Windows y Linux), that is why this certification would represent greater opportunities to work in the current technological field.
It should be noted that more than 25% of users from Microsoft Azure they use Linux, therefore, this new certification represents another step to embrace Linux en Azure
However, this collaboration is not the only innovation of Microsoft since he recently signed a contract with the rival Red Hat to go RHEL a Azure, demonstrating the ability of Microsoft to generate important changes in the industry.
It is no secret to anyone that Linux Foundation y Microsoft working together on many projects, these old rivals have taken advantage of their cons and similarities to promote great changes and new things to their users, in a process where it has been necessary for both parties to renew themselves to remain in the market and continue to attract users. So after all, it would be interesting to see if Windows becomes a member of the foundation.