Available now: Exam AZ-800 (beta) and Exam AZ-801 (beta)

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We’re looking for IT administrators with subject matter expertise in configuring and managing Windows Server on-premises, hybrid, and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform workloads. These professionals should also have extensive experience working with the Windows Server operating system. If this sounds like you, check out our recently announced Microsoft Certified: Windows Server Hybrid Administrator Associate certification.


To earn this new certification, you need to pass two exams: Exam AZ-800: Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure (beta) and Exam AZ-801: Configuring Windows Server Hybrid Advanced Services (beta).


Is this certification right for you?

As a candidate for this certification, you administer core and advanced Windows Server workloads and services using on-premises, hybrid, and cloud technologies. You should have expertise in implementing and managing identity, management, compute, networking, and storage solutions. You’re also an expert at performing tasks related to security, migration, monitoring, high availability, troubleshooting, and disaster recovery. You use administrative tools and technologies, including Windows Admin Center, PowerShell, Azure Arc, and IaaS virtual machine administration. Additionally, you work with Azure Automation Update Management, Microsoft Defender for Identity, Azure Security Center, Azure Migrate, and Azure Monitor.


Prove your skills now

Take advantage of the limited-time discounted beta exam offer. For each exam, the first 300 people who take the exam on or before January 10, 2022, can get 80 percent off market price. This applies to both Exam AZ-800 (beta) and Exam AZ-801 (beta), for a total of 600 discounted seats.  


To receive the discount, when you register for the exam and are prompted for payment, use the following codes. These are not private access codes. The seats are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. As noted, you must take the exam on or before January 10, 2022. Please note that these beta exams are not available in Turkey, Pakistan, India, or China.


Schedule your exam 

Use this discount code 

Deadline to take the discounted beta exam

Exam AZ-800: Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure (beta)


On or before January 10, 2022

Exam AZ-801: Configuring Windows Server Hybrid Advanced Services (beta)


On or before January 10, 2022


Get ready for the exams:


Did you know that you can take any role-based exam online? Online delivered exams—taken from your home or office—can be less hassle, less stress, and even less worry than traveling to a test center, especially if you’re adequately prepared for what to expect. To find out more, read Online proctored exams: What to expect and how to prepare.


The rescore process starts on the day an exam goes live, and final scores for beta exams are released approximately 10 days after that. Get details on the timing of beta exam rescoring and results in my post Creating high-quality exams: The path from beta to live. For more information, follow me on Twitter (@libertymunson).


Ready to get started?

Remember, the number of spots is limited to the first 600 candidates—300 for Exam AZ-800 (beta) and 300 for Exam AZ-801 (beta)—on or before January 10, 2022.


Related announcements
Coming soon: The new Windows Server Hybrid Administrator Associate certification

Finding the right Microsoft Azure certification for you


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