Azure Administrator Associate

In this guide we will covering steps to get Azure Administrator Associate certification

Azure is cloud offering by Microsoft.

Azure offers a large collection of services including

Azure, like other cloud platforms, relies on virtualization.

Most computer hardware can be emulated in software, because most computer hardware is simply a set of instructions encoded in silicon.

Using a virtualization layer that maps software instructions to hardware instructions, virtualized hardware can execute in software as if it were the actual hardware itself.

The cloud is a set of physical servers in datacenter that execute virtualized hardware on behalf of customers.

Candidates for the Azure Administrator Associate certification should have subject matter expertise implementing, managing, and monitoring an organization’s Microsoft Azure environment.

Responsibilities for this role include following in a cloud environment, plus provision, size, monitor, and adjust resources, when needed.

An Azure administrator often serves as part of a larger team dedicated to implementing an organization’s cloud infrastructure.

A candidate for this certification 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.

In order to get Azure Administrator Associate certification you have to give AZ 104 exam

AZ 104 exam cost $165

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There are two ways to get Azure Administrator Associate exam for free

Yes you can take the AZ 104 exam from home, exam is proctored by Pearson VUE

What you need to do in advance:

When you take your online proctored exam:

An Azure administrator often serves as part of a larger team dedicated to implementing an organization’s cloud infrastructure.

A candidate for this certification 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.

You may be eligible for ACE college credit if you pass this certification exam. See ACE college credit for certification exams for details.

Below is list of topics covered in AZ 104 exam

Topic Percentage
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%)

Check mode details AZ 104 skills measured

AZ 104 exam is not open book. A proctor will be monitor you while exam is in session.

These are recommended way to prepare for AZ 104 exam. Make sure to check cloud labs at our website

  1. Free Microsoft training offered to select corporate customer. check here
  2. Microsoft learn(Free )
  3. Live class with trainer
  4. Linkedin Learning AZ 104 course (Get a free trial, if you are in USA see if your library offer it)
  5. Pluralsight AZ 104
  6. Udemy Courses on AZ 104

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Please make sure you practice your skills.

Even if you pass as best it will only get you interview.

Practice what you watch and learn check cloud labs

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Yes before you end your exam you can go back and update you answers. You can complete lab in any way you want, Microsoft will grade you on results. You get 3 hours to complete the exam. You could get between 40 - 60 questions.

you have to score 700 out of 1000 to pass the exam

All technical exam scores are reported on a scale of 1 to 1,000 and are scaled such that the passing score is 700.

Any score of 700 or greater is a “pass.”

Any score below 700 is a “fail.”

The actual number of items you need to answer correctly to pass is determined by a group of subject matter experts in conjunction with the Microsoft during the development and maintenance of the exam.

The passing score is based on the knowledge and skills needed to demonstrate competence in the skill domain and the difficulty of the questions that a candidate answers when taking the exam.

The Azure role-based certifications expire in two years.

Your certification will always appear on your official Microsoft transcript, but will be listed in a separate section from your active certifications.

The Azure role-based certifications expire in two years.

In order to renew your certification you have to give AZ 104 exam again.

For limited time you may renew your certification for free

If you have this certification and it will expire within six months, you are eligible to renew.

Show that you have kept current with the latest Azure updates by passing the renewal assessment.

You can also prepare to renew with the curated collection of learning modules.

Skills measured in renewal assessment:

Renew this certification for free

Take an online assessment to validate your skills are current.

Extend your certification by one year by passing the assessment.

Didn’t pass? Revisit the preparation materials and try again before your certification expires.

After your second attempt, you’ll need to wait 24 hours between retakes.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/azure-administrator/renew/

You can schedule AZ 104 exam here

Go ahead and schedule exam.

Yes in AZ 104 exam candidate will get 40-60 Multiple-Choice Questions

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https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/azure-administrator/

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/az-104

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exam-scoring-reports#scores-needed-to-pass-exams

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/roles/administrator

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/college-credit