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Rishab Kumar
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AZ-104 Study Guide: Azure Administrator

Hello amazing people 👋

Hope you all are safe out there. I recently sat my AZ-104 exam and glad to share that I passed 🥳.
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:

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AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator

AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator


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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 organization’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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