I’m quite excited by the new MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect certification. I’ve previously attained the 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions and was thinking of the 70-534: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions as my next step.
With the MCSD there is now an extra push to do all the exams to gain the higher certification. There is also training material available.
Update: I’ve achieved this certification in February 2016. I found the developing and architecting exams easier than the implementing exam. I think this is due to the amount of time I’d been exposed to the technologies that Azure offered and how I’d adapted to the cloud PaaS and IaaS options.
MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect