How to Share Microsoft Azure Certificate on Linkedin : A Comprehensive Guide

As a LinkedIn user, you must be aware of how important it is to have an attractive and professional profile. And if you are not aware, this article will help you to make your own LinkedIn account, update your profile, and give tips to make it more professional and attractive.

Showcasing your skills and expertise to clients and potential employers is quite tricky, and this guide will teach you how to make your profile enhanced by adding certifications to it. You will learn the entire procedure step-by-step.

Importance of sharing your azure certification on LinkedIn 

  • Increased visibility

    Mostly, clients search for employees through LinkedIn filters and choose employees which have mentioned their certifications and skills, as this gives a better insight into the work of an employee.

  • Stronger credibility

    A certification is proof of your expertise and practice. This gives clients the security that you are not just bragging about their skills, rather you have a certificate and you have completed the course. This leads to higher chances of securing a job or being shortlisted.

  • Showcase of competencies

    Sometimes you might miss out on points in your CV or general profile, so adding certifications will be a permanent showcase on your profile.

  • Unique profile 

    Adding a certification will make your profile stand out among other potential employees.

Understand the different types of Microsoft Azure certifications

There are many different types of Azure certifications available and this is a brief overview of a few. Basically, there are four levels of certifications available; fundamental, associate, expert, and specialty. We will be discussing all certifications for each level.

1. Fundamental Level

Microsoft Azure fundamentals - AZ-900 exam

This exam is based on the fundamental concepts related to azure cloud computing. It is suitable for you if you want to learn basic level knowledge, and have very little technical expertise.

This certification will enable you to understand the basics of how cloud computing works.

2. Associate level

Microsoft Azure developer AZ-203

This certification is specifically designed for developers. It certifies you for building, developing, maintaining, and designing cloud applications.

A unique thing about this certification is that you are certified with about 1 year of experience in developing software, using azure programming languages.

A certified associate developer is capable of working with clients, vendors, cloud computing architects, and cloud administrators.

Microsoft Azure administrator AZ- 103

The purpose of this certification is basically not to teach new things but to validate the existing skills of the candidate such as computing, monitoring, deployment, etc. This is a new certification, a replacement for AZ 101 and 100.

Microsoft Azure security engineer AZ-500

If you aim to learn the implementation, deployment, and management of security, this certification is for you. After completing this, you will be certified to control security management for cloud-based solutions.

However, there are some skills you must have in order to qualify for this exam such as automation, scripting, virtual networking, and other technical skills.

Microsoft Azure AI engineer AI-100

This is for applicants interested in AI intelligence. You must know about bots, cognitive services, speech, computer vision, etc in order to qualify for this certification.

A certified Azure AI engineer can make recommendations for the right tools, solutions, and techniques, to meet the scalability demands.

Microsoft Azure Data Scientist – DP-100

Once you clear this certification, you will be qualified to deploy various models, devise techniques, and apply methods to train to solve business problems.

Microsoft Azure Data Scientist – DP-200 and DP-201

In order to be a certified Azure Data Scientist, candidates must pass these both exams. DP-200 comprises implementing data solutions, whereas DP-201 comprises designing azure solutions.

3. Expert level

Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect – AZ-300

This is especially for cloud computing enthusiasts who are skilled in IT operations, data management, disaster recovery management, security, and budgeting. 

Microsoft Azure Architect Design – AZ - 301

This is one of the highest credentials you can achieve, which will boost your resume and land you better jobs. This includes virtualization, data management, disaster recovery, and security. 

4. Final Specialty Level

Microsoft Azure DevOps engineer – AZ - 400

This is the final certification, ranking one of the highest in Azure. It gives an overview of all certifications and certifies a DevOps engineer to design/create, communicate, train and collaborate, and deploy automation.

How to create a LinkedIn profile

Creating a LinkedIn account is very simple and easy, here are some steps you can follow to create an account and complete your profile!

  1. 1

    Open your browser (google, safari, Mozilla, Microsoft) and enter in the search bar.

  2. 2

    You will now have 2 options to create your account. Either manually or by joining through a google account.

  3. 3

    If you are going to create it manually, just enter the desired details such as your name, occupation, etc. 

  4. 4

    Now you need to complete the process of making your customised profile.

  5. 5

    Firstly, you should upload a professional profile photo of yourself, facing the camera with a positive expression. It is said that; “a good picture is worth 1000 words”. The more approachable you look, it will be easier for employers to contact you.

  6. 6

    Secondly, you must add your location and industry, along with your zip code.

  7. 7

    You can customise your LinkedIn URL which you will be sharing with your contacts however, this is optional.

  8. 8

    This is now the last and most cardinal part which will change the dimensions of your LinkedIn journey.

    Adding a summary. You must add what skills you have, what kind of jobs you are capable of performing, what are your qualities and strengths, and how you can make a change to the business you will be working for.

  9. 9

    Next, you must describe your experiences in a precise and to-the-point way.

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    Last but not the least, we recommend you add your resume or Curriculum Vitae CV. Adding this will make it easier for employers to get an insight into your professional life. 

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    After this, you can add your job experiences, and education.

  12. 12

    You will see an option to add skills, fill that out by selecting all of your relevant skills.

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    Lastly, turn ON the option of ‘let recruiters know you’re open’.

How to share your certification on LinkedIn 

You can add two types of certifications on LinkedIn; one that you achieved from LinkedIn learning, and the other one you achieved from third-party organisations such as Microsoft. 

1. Adding certification to the certification section of your profile

To add a certification to your linkedin profile, follow these steps given below;

  1. 1

    Go to your profile, and scroll down to Licences and Certifications.

  2. 2

    Click the plus sign, and add certifications.

  3. 3

    In the name bar, add the name of the certification you want to upload.

  4. 4

    In the issuing organisation, write “Microsoft” as you have achieved your certification from Microsoft azure.

  5. 5

    You can also add your issuing date, however, this is optional.

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    Next, you can fill in or leave your credential ID bar empty.

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    Lastly, you must attach the URL of your certification in the URL bar.

2. Adding certification to a post

In order to add a certification to your linkedin post, you will have to follow the below mentioned steps;

  1. 1

    You will see a create post option once you open your LinkedIn account on a desktop or app.

  2. 2

    Create a post with a description providing information about the post and your certifications, then attach the URL of your certification, as well as a clear picture of your certificate.

Tips to boost your certification share 

There are various ways by which you can make your certification look more attractive, and boost its reach. Here are a few tips to make the best out of your certifications;

  • When you are creating a post, make sure you write a catchy tagline to attract employers as soon as they see it. You must write an intriguing description, but do not make it very long. Add a quote if suitable. 

  • You can add tags related to your certification, field, skills, and expertise. This will make your post reach people following those tags.

  • Ensure that you do not have any typing errors, grammatical mistakes, etc. A well-written description can go a long way!


This article has taught you how to create an account, update your profile, add certifications, and tips to make it look more attractive. 

It has also given you an overview of what certifications are available and trending in the market, in case you have not completed any, this is your sign to strengthen your skills and resume by achieving a Microsoft Azure certification suitable to your level.

You must be well aware of the benefits of completing azure certifications and adding them to LinkedIn. We hope this article helps you in your professional journey!


What if I have multiple certifications?

You can add as many certifications as you want to, following the procedure mentioned above.

How often should I share my certification on LinkedIn?

You must share certifications to your experience profile and summary as soon as you create your profile. However, you can keep adding new certifications you complete and repost the old ones too.

Can I share an expired certification?

You can add it to your summary, just to show your past skills and experience, but do not add it to your posts regularly.

Will my certification be verified?

Yes, if you add the correct URL of your credential.

What are the tips and tricks to attract more employers

You must have a very well-written profile, with intriguing interesting posts and summary headlines to make the employers want to read about you and have a word with you.

Ensure that you have created a very professional yet attractive resume, according to the latest trends. You may use software/apps like canva to choose templates for your resume.

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