Traditional Microsoft Azure certifications were too broad, covering a huge range of skills. Also, Azure capabilities are continuously expanding and diversifying, making it difficult to maintain under one only big exam.
To fix that end, Microsoft has moved to 3 role-based certifications:
- Microsoft Certified Azure Developer
- Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator
- Microsoft Certified Azure Architect
These new grouping of exams makes more sense than in the past, allowing to focus more on the skills and concepts needed for specific job roles, and avoiding unnecessary things.
(More info about new certifications: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/browse-new-certification.aspx)
I passed one of these new beta exams: Exam AZ-100: Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment