New Windows Server certification opportunities on the way, courtesy of Microsoft

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft has announced the Windows Server Hybrid Administrator Associate certification.
  • It will be available starting in December 2021.
  • Two exams will be required to earn the certification.

If you've been waiting for a new certification opportunity from Microsoft, your time is almost here. Starting in December 2021, Microsoft will make its Windows Server Hybrid Administrator Associate certification available to qualified individuals. You'll need to pass two exams to earn your status.

Said exams will be in beta when they kick off later this year, so not only can you earn your certification, but you can also help Microsoft's fine-tuning efforts.

Here's a piece of what the company has to say regarding its announcement: "This new certification validates the skills of administrators working in hybrid environments. Hybrid is the reality for many organizations that are building new cloud-native applications, while still supporting current on-premises applications, and Windows Server administrators help organizations successfully make the most of these environments."

If you're an expert in all things Windows Server and Azure, your chance to prove it is almost here. You can read up on all the details surrounding the Windows Server Hybrid Administrator Associate certification over at Microsoft's webpages, either at the dedicated certification details page or via the announcement blog post.

If you want the full scoop on what's going on in the world of Microsoft outside of the new certification opportunity it's offering, know that it's taking Azure to space via indestructible Nokia phones.

And, lest you forget, there's more to Windows than Windows Server. There's also Windows 11, which will be touching down on all OS-requirement-compliant computers starting October 5. If you need to upgrade your machine to meet the new Windows' requirements, consider checking out the best Windows laptops.

Robert Carnevale

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