Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate (AZ-104) Details

Certification Industry: Cloud

Certificate Name: Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate (AZ-104)

Certificate Issuing Authority: Microsoft

Certification Price: $165 USD

Certificate Validity: 2 Years

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)

USA : $125,000 (Source)
India : 5,80,000 INR (Source)


  1. Skill EnhancementThis 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. 
  2. Professional GrowthWith 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. 

Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate (AZ-104) Exam Details:

Number of questions: 40-60 Multiple-Choice Questions

Passing score: 70%

Exam Time: 180 minutes

Exam Languages: English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese

Exam SchedulingLogin to Microsoft Account to schedule your exam.

Time Taken To Prepare For The ExamIt takes about 6 weeks in all to prepare for Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate (AZ-104) with 3-4 hours of study daily.

Refer to the links Online (Free) and Instructor-Led (Paidfor getting started with the preparation process of Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate (AZ-103). 

Looking to upskill your career by undertaking the AZ-104 exam?
Don't forget to take the AZ-104 Practice Tests available on Marketplace.

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