Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate
Today I passed my first Azure exam for this year, Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate. My goal is to achieve two other certificates in the coming two months, Microsoft Certified: DevOps Engineer Expert and Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert. For the first certification this is one of the required exams. Next will be AZ-400 Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions
In preparation for this exam I read the blueprint and the modules offered on Microsoft Learn. Also I used AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator Exam Certification 2020 by Scott Duffy on Udemy.com and I also followed AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies training which was offered by my company and has some overlap with AZ-104 topic wise. Next to that I used a free account on Azure to get hands on experience with Azure. The exam itself is not difficult and consist only of 65 multiple choice questions. I had some questions where I was not allowed to go back to the earlier question and didn't show up in the question review screen. The last four questions where around a case study. All in all a very doable exam if you have some hands on experience and of course make sure that you read the questions!