Review By: Venkatesan selvaraj
Time taken to Prepare
Detailed Review Of Preparation
I started off my cloud certification journey with the AWS Solution Architect Associate exam in Dec 2019.
After a while, I shifted my focus to Azure, considering its market presence in UAE, especially in Dubai. I may be wrong here.
I started reading Azure fundamentals in Microsoft Learn for about 2 to 3 weeks to familiar myself with services offered by Microsoft Azure. While doing so, i always used to compare with AWS services, because almost all the services are similar in both providers which means, bringing value to the customers.
After I got myself comfortable with Azure fundamentals, instead of writing the AZ900 exam, I made a bold decision to appear for the AZ300 exam. Then, I started following the course contents for AZ300 in Microsoft Learn at a high level to gain more insights into the various services offered by Microsoft. I have used Scott Duffy's course on Udemy website for AZ300 and watched all his videos. The key to success is, to practice the concepts at the end of each topic/video to get myself comfortable with the services.
Next comes, the practice exam with time-bound preparation. So, I purchased a practice exam from Whizlabs website. After each exam, I spend more time going through the explanation for both answers and wrong answers to gain more understanding on the questions and scenarios.
Finally, after 2 months of preparation, I booked the exam on 18th April 2020, and cleared on the first attempt.
Then comes, the AZ301 preparation. I must admit that AZ301 is pretty easy compared to AZ300. This is my view.
I spent 2 weeks preparing for AZ301. Firstly, I purchased Nick Coyler's course on Udemy website. Gone through all the videos and followed my practice on free subscription. Secondly, purchased the practice exam on Whizlabs. Did the same exact thing as I did for AZ300.
I booked the exam on 8th May 2020, and cleared on the first attempt.
Wish you all the readers a happy learning and good luck for your preparation.
Benefits From Certification