Microsoft Azure Certified Administrator Associate (AZ-104)
This exam ensures the management of Azure subscriptions, storage, Virtual Machines (VMs), virtual networks and identities. Azure Administrators supposedly handle cloud services that span storage, security and networking and compute cloud capabilities.
In-depth knowledge about the IT lifecycle is indispensable for this certification. A Microsoft Azure Certified Administrator Associate (AZ-104) candidate should be proficient in using PowerShell, the Command Line Interface, Azure Portal, ARM Templates, Operating Systems, virtualization, storage structures, and networking. The new exam i.e. AZ-104 combines the skills of both AZ-100 and AZ-101.
Azure Administrators and Engineers, System Administrators looking to expand into Azure and IT Professionals should apply for this certification.
Average Salary Range of certified Microsoft Azure Certified Administrator Associate (AZ-104)
- Skill Enhancement - This certification is meant for candidates who aim at a deeper understanding of the services related to the IT lifecycle. Since the AZ-104 exam focuses on developing the required skills for using the Azure portal and gradually, proficiency allows them to use PowerShell and the Command Line Interface.
- Professional Growth - With a platform as renowned as Microsoft, there can be no doubt as to whether this certification will welcome the growth of an individual professionally. It prepares the candidates for a variety of jobs that require these software skills.
The first days were very hard and I did not understand much, but as time went I kept doing the 1st test till the 6th checking where I was wrong. The explanations made good sense and helped me understand better.
There were new questions which is why I scored 810. It is much easier when you start with 1 test then the next and then start the exam mode when you understand the explanations.
I studied on RNP for 2 weeks I think, then started testing myself with the prepway pdf which worked out well.
Gontse Petu Mathibe
Material was very detail and explained the answer...
Successful Completion of AZ-104
This quiz have most of question from old az-103, new az-104 question are very few. no case study...
Pass AZ-104 with one month of preparation
Let me start off by saying that AZ-104 certification exam is not an easy one. You need to have subject matter expertise implementing, managing, and monitoring an organization's Microsoft Azure environment.
It goes without saying the responsibilities for an Azure Administrator include implementing, managing, and monitoring identity, governance, storage, compute, and virtual networks in a cloud environment, plus provision, size, monitor, and adjust resources, when needed.
As per Microsoft, a candidate for this exam should have at least six months of hands-on experience administering Azure, along with a strong understanding of core Azure services, Azure workloads, security, and governance. In addition, this role should have experience using PowerShell, Azure CLI, Azure portal, and Azure Resource Manager templates.
Preparation Tips For The AZ-104 Exam
Good Luck on your exam....
Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate AZ-104
It took me 3 weeks to prepare for this exam :
Week 1 : Read and thoroughly understand the materials from Microsoft Learn. This is the main thing to focus on.
Week 2 : Watch the videos from Pluralsight, Acloudguru and Cloud Academy. Take down notes. Re-watch them if required.
Week 3 : Do the practice exams from Pluralsight, Acloudguru and Cloud Academy. Repeat the tests if required....
Online training with industry expert a d lots of hands on....
Don't waste money on training for Azure Admin AZ-103
Microsoft Learn self-study: when you go to the certification and scroll down, one way to prepare is "online - free". Just follow along with those modules, read it all, review at the end, and you will be set. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/azure-administrator?wt.mc_id=learningredirect_certs-web-wwl
Udemy also has several practice exams for about $10. I got this one by "Exam Pass" and it was very similar to the test: https://www.udemy.com/course/draft/2411890/
I have done my Prepare from (Udemy, Youtube, friends help me), I have search a lot about az-103 for prepare, to make easily understandable for me. I have done Practical also on Microsoft web service (which is provided free for practice), also on AWS console I have practice how I can create Virtual machine, database, VM & DB migration, installing application by command line. In 90s days I have done more practice and more reach about Azure admin and AWS admin. These both are same, you have to decide whom you have to chouse.
I really enjoyed my learning journey, And I'll keep learning....
Shahbaz alam Khan