This learning path directs you to the MOOC courses you need to be ready for AZ-203, the new Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam. (MOOC stands for massively open online course.) PLEASE NOTE: This course on Openedx.microsoft.com only allows for registration using your MSA email account. The MSA account is the personal email account you use to sign in to Microsoft services like Hotmail, Skype or Xbox. Please follow these steps to access this course: 1. On a separate tab in your browser, go to Open EdX (https://openedx.microsoft.com) and click the “sign in” button to register with your MSA account. 2. On this learning path page, click the course you want to access. 3. You will then be taken to the Open EdX “about” page for that course, where you can click the “enroll” button. 4. Once you are enrolled, you will see the course in your Open EdX dashboard and you can then view and consume the course. This exam will test you on the skills required for the new Azure Developer Associate Certification. To earn the certification, you will need to pass AZ-203. This exam is the replacement for exam 70-532 and the beta exams AZ-200 and AZ-201. Why is Microsoft replacing aforementioned exams with AZ-203? Microsoft is transforming its strategy to produce role-based exams instead of technology-based exams. The role most closely aligned with 70-532 is a Developer role. Microsoft conducted a thorough job task analysis (JTA) to truly understand the skills required for success in the Azure Developer role. The skills were narrowed down to what is measured in the certification process—the end result is this exam. Microsoft defines the Azure Developer role in this way: Azure Developers design and build cloud solutions such as applications and services. They participate in all phases of development, from solution design, to development and deployment, to testing and maintenance. They partner with cloud solution architects, cloud DBAs, cloud administrators, and clients to implement the solution. Azure Developers should be proficient in developing apps and services by using Azure tools and technologies, including storage, security, compute, and communications. Please direct any questions about this certification to firstname.lastname@example.org.