I have somewhat an unsettling question regarding new Microsoft certification path/direction; I have been asked by my company to get certified in Azure 900 and 103, however, I am currently a help desk with only 2 years of experience. When I started pursuing AZ-103, I have noticed that it was geared towards system admin who has a decent work experience around windows systems and networking. What's even more confusing now, Microsoft is retiring its MCSA and MCSE track! So, how would new IT guys learn Azure if they do not have an MCSA or MCSE level of knowledge? (E.g. lets say 3 years from now, new kids fresh out of high school that never heard of MCSx, and without any IT background would be able to become a Microsoft certified professional if they never had a chance to learn system administration!).
Any help or guideline will be much appreciated. I found myself watching the MCSA course more than the AZ 103 just so I can grasp the AZ subjects. Moreover, Microsoft is the only vendor that doesn't have a beginner path in their certification, all the certs requires proficiency in Powershell, networking, and security; unlike Cisco or other vendors who has learning materials geared towards beginners! Please advise.