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AZ-104 Study Guide: Azure Administrator

Rishab Kumar
Cloud --> DevOps
ใƒป2 min read

Hello amazing people ๐Ÿ‘‹

Hope you all are safe out there. I recently sat my AZ-104 exam and glad to share that I passed ๐Ÿฅณ.
I took around 4 weeks to prepare for the exam and I am gonna be honest, I was not that confident about it.
I have sat some fundamental certification for Azure but didn't had much practical experience, so doing some hands-on labs was the way to go. Here is a project that I did, which helped for the preparation, along with some Microsoft Azure labs:

Acloudguru Azure Resume Challenge 2021

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AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator

AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator

Welcome

What are we doing?

  • To support this course, we will need to make frequent updates to the course content to keep it current with the Azure services used in the course. We are publishing the lab instructions and lab files on GitHub to allow for open contributions between the course authors and MCTs to keep the content current with changes in the Azure platform.

  • We hope that this brings a sense of collaboration to the labs like we've never had before - when Azure changes and you find it first during a live delivery, go ahead and make an enhancement right in the lab source. Help your fellow MCTs.

How should I use these files relative to the released MOC files?

  • The instructor handbook andโ€ฆ

Also, I realized that I sat 11 certification exams in the last 12 months

I know a lot of these are fundamentals and associate level, but I am progressing so, this year my focus is on some expert/pro certifications.

Here is my AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator Exam Study Guide

The high-level view of the skills measured in the exam according to Microsoft:

Candidates for this exam should have subject matter expertise implementing, managing, and monitoring an organizationโ€™s Microsoft Azure environment.

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.

  • Manage Azure identities and governance (15-20%)
  • Implement and manage storage (15-20%)
  • Deploy and manage Azure compute resources (20-25%)
  • Configure and manage virtual networking (25-30%)
  • Monitor and back up Azure resources (10-15%)

Free resources to prepare:

Azure Administrator Certification (AZ-104) - Full Course by Andrew Brown on freecodecamp.

Microsoft Learn path:

Resources I used:

The experience:

To be honest, I found the exam a bit difficult compared to AWS Associate level exams, but that could be due to the fact that I have been working in AWS for almost 2 years and that is not the case with Azure. I am still glad that I passed. Looking forward towards the AZ-400 DevOps Engineer Expert.

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