Microsoft has a free online certified course on IoT for IT professionals

  • The company announced the Azure IoT Developer Specialty training at Build 2020 and it’s free.

The free online learning to support this certification is available on Microsoft Learn. Candidates who want an instructor-led course can get it for a fee.
The free online learning to support this certification is available on Microsoft Learn. Candidates who want an instructor-led course can get it for a fee. (REUTERS)

Microsoft has launched a new online course for developers who are looking to venture into the Internet of Things (IoT). The company announced the Azure IoT Developer Specialty training at Build 2020 and it’s free. The training platform was introduced in beta in January this year.

This course will allow the developer to work with data engineers and other stakeholders in order to provide business solutions right from the setup of the IoT device to the end of its life cycle and it includes maintenance.

After completing the course, the candidate will know how to implement Azure services that form an IoT solution, including data analysis, data processing, data storage options and platform-as-a-service options.

However, to get certified, you need a certain amount of prior knowledge. The official blog states, “Candidates for the Azure IoT Developer Specialty certification should have subject matter expertise developing cloud and edge components of an Azure IoT solution."

The skills that will be measured by this new certification will include the following:

- Implement the IoT solution infrastructure

- Provision and manage devices

- Implement Edge

- Process and manage data

- Monitor, troubleshoot, and optimise IoT solutions

- Implement security

The free online learning to support this certification is available on Microsoft Learn. Candidates who want an instructor-led course can get it for a fee.

Microsoft also announced that it will be letting developers access quantum computing through the Azure platform and this new platform will be available for select developers and enterprises as a limited preview.