Over the summer, Microsoft announced they would be retiring some of their existing Azure exams (70-532/3/5) and replacing them with a role orientated exam, where the tested the functionality of the resources typically used by a role rather than all of the functionality that resource has to offer. For more information see this post on Build Azure.
Apart from announcing this just after I started studying for the old exams, there is too little information at present to know if this is a good step forwards or just a silly rebranding exercise like renaming VSTS to Azure DevOps. So I’ve just started studying for the Administator Certification, I’ll let you know how I get on.
The natural end goal will be the DevOps Certification when it is released.