AZ-104 Exam

Introduction

I passed the AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator exam this week to earn the Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate certification.

AZ-104

Study Material

The key to this exam is the exam skills outline which details everything you may be tested on. This can be downloaded from the AZ-900) page under the skills measured section:

AZ-104

In the end I used a combination of free and paid resources to gain the knowledge to pass. The free content was:

  • Skylines Academy is a great source of up to date content. Nick is a great trainer and this is highly recommended
  • Microsoft Learn has a collection of Learning Paths for AZ-104. The links are coming up. Read more about Microsoft Learn in a previous post
  • Thomas Maurer has a great post with links to content for each section of the blueprint. I used this a lot to focus in on the correct Microsoft documentation

As I said above Microsoft Learn have the following Learning Paths for AZ-104:

  1. AZ-104: Prerequisites for Azure administrators
  2. AZ-104: Manage identities and governance in Azure
  3. AZ-104: Implement and manage storage in Azure
  4. AZ-104: Deploy and manage Azure compute resources
  5. AZ-104: Configure and manage virtual networks for Azure administrators
  6. AZ-104: Monitor and back up Azure resources

Free Azure Account

Now watching and reading is great, but you also need to get hands on with Azure. All you need is an email address and no credit card commitment to get the following:

  • £150 of Azure credit (time limited to 30 days)
  • 12 months of popular free services
  • Always free access to 25+ services

Free tip - if the £150 credit in 30 days expires, but register again with a different email address! You can sign up here for your free account.

Wrap Up

I hope the links about help someone else pass this exam. Next up on the study/certification hit list is HashiCorp Certified: Terraform Associate

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