I'll blame Mike Pfeiffer for leading me down the certification path. I have been considering it for a while and his CloudSkills.fm podcast provided the final impetus.
The CloudSkills podcast lead me to Gregor Suttie's posts on his Azure certification journey, and I'll likely follow his template of starting with the Administration certification, followed by the Develop exams. More from Gregor on this at From Gregor Suttie
Also Ambition and drive to learn Azure
I was going to start with AZ-100, but AZ-100 and AZ-101 are being retired May 1, 2019 and replaced with AZ-103, so that will be my first target. Hoping to make the 1st (and only?) attempt in about six weeks
but with holidays in a couple of weeks and being busy at week it will depend if I can get sufficient momentum going. There; target set.