technology architect vs solution architect? RRS feed

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  • hi .. i want to be an architect. Now there is a bit confusion in mind . i found two microsoft tracks for it. 1. Solution architect 2. technology architect. Currenctly i am a software engineer and have some experience .net technologies. i want to get in to it early. Could anyone elaborate in some detail? i think technology architects are responsible for getting the familarity in detail with each new technology. but solution architects are reponsible for providing solutions in terms of software. could someone guide me with some comprehensive and understandable examples. which one is better . As we know the ratio of change in technology is much higher. one thing more, how should i step forward to architect platforn at this stage with minimum time


    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 11:11 AM

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  • Continue education. Follow your passion watch the news listen to the issues think
    solutions via architecture and software, don't stop dreaming, work with people.

    Thursday, November 8, 2012 6:28 PM
  • Hi Mehmood,

    Can you be more specific about "solution architect" and "technology architect"? It seems Microsoft does not offer these two tracks. Are you talking about MCA (Microsoft Certified Architect)?

    More info of MCA can be found at:

    I do lots of architecture work for my company. I think the skill set of "solution" architect and "technology" architect should be similar. My advice is you look into the requirements of the two tracks to find out which one our existing skills or your interest fit the best and choose that one.

    Hope it helps.


    Kevin Gao

    http://livechat.comm100.com/livesupport/ for your website


    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 7:34 AM
  • Thanks Michael and Kevin,

    I meant to Microsoft Certified Architects - Solutions not particular to any technology.

    See details in


    In mentioned link , there is not any road map of solution architects.


    Tuesday, January 1, 2013 1:52 PM