News: Certification will be discounted for the first week.
Microsoft and Linux have jointly created a new certification on Azure.
The Linux on Azure certification comes through the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate, which has been created with the Linux Foundation.
The certification will be awarded to those that pass both the Microsoft exam on implementing Azure infrastructure solutions and the Linux Foundation certified system administrator exam.
The combination of the two exams is designed to test candidates’ ability to design, implement and maintain cloud-enabled Linux solutions that use the cloud service Azure.
According to the Linux 2015 Jobs Report 97% of hiring managers are looking to bring in Linux skills.
The certificate has been made available immediately with exams being discounted to $179 for a week after the announcement.