Microsoft has been becoming more and more Linux-friendly these days. Even more than usual.
For someone that’s been around the ‘biz as long as me, this is something I couldn’t have imagined 10 years ago. Sure, I have seen Microsoft become involved with Linux in occasional various “strange bedfellows” types of ways in the past, but now this is a full-on embrace.
Case-in-point, Microsoft has announced a new certification, called “MCSA: Linux on Azure“. Clearly they understand that now, as a Cloud provider, they have a diverse customer base and want to make sure that partners and customers alike know what they are doing when it comes to bringing your Linux-based workloads to the cloud.
As the certification name suggests, there are two tests necessary to achieve this new certification: One for Azure, and one on Linux:
- Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
- Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator
Lucky me, I already have the Microsoft Azure test under my belt. Unfortunately for me, I have lots of Linux certifications, but not the LFCS. But it looks like this is something I’ll be looking into, and soon…