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Azure Architect Exam Cram Table Talk

Interest in the cloud continues to grow. How are you expanding your marketable skills within Azure? Are you knowledgeable in architecting datacenter infrastructure? Then the Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification may be the path for you. In this Certification Talk, Kit will discuss the requirements and preparation for the two exams that make up the Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification, and what changes have taken place recently regarding the exams and objectives. This episode will guide you through preparing for the Azure Solution Architect Expert exams and what you need to know to be successful.

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Shannon Kuehn

Shannon is a not-so-typical technologist, as her roots are grounded in public speaking and writing. She was a Communication Studies major and English minor in college and participated in competitive high school speech tournaments prior to collegiate life. She gravitated toward technology through music, by way of being a DJ and needing to record demos for club promoters. By taking the time to develop troubleshooting skills, she quickly found herself in jobs that started to push her toward deeper levels of technical skill. A self-described tinkerer, Shannon worked with technical mentors and colleagues who have helped her develop proficiencies in infrastructure. From her initial roots in help desk, to Windows systems administration, to VMware administration, to Exchange, to Exchange Online/Office 365, and finally Azure, she has carefully combined the right levels of technical prowess to propel her into her role at Microsoft. Shannon is currently a Cloud Advocate on the Enterprise Tools and Platform team, which rolls up to the broader Methods and Practices team. She focuses on evangelizing the Azure VMware Solutions platform as a way to get IT pros comfortable with the cloud.

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Kit Skinner

I am a life long geek, 5th generation engineer, always enjoying helping people with Tech and a consistent desire to fix things and find solutions.

I always enjoy new opportunities to become prolific at networking, system management and design focusing on computer-based technologies, WAN/NA/Internet, and the security related to these environments.  I look to provide inventive and thorough solutions to a productive and collaborative organization, while contributing as much as possible to the team and group - learning as much as possible about any computer application and system along the way.