This blog-post will cover everything you need to know about the AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator certification exam.
You must be having many questions like, why is this certification important? What domains does it cover? What are the eligibility criteria? How to prepare for it? And whatnot.
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What Is Azure Administrator Certification?
The AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Certification is geared towards those who implement, manage, and monitors identity, governance, storage, compute, and virtual networks in a cloud environment. The Azure Administrator will provision, size, monitor, and adjust resources as appropriate.
Why Should You Learn Azure?
- Validates technical skills like storage, networking, compute, security, and other Cloud operations on Microsoft Azure.
- Top-paying info-tech certification in the world.
- It provides you with global recognition for your knowledge, skills, and experience.
- The organization looks for those who know Oracle Cloud, AWS, Azure, etc.
Why Azure Certification Is Beneficial?
- As a result of the increase in demand for Azure, the need for Azure administrators is rapidly increasing along the lines. Hence, one CV with this gleaming certification will have an enormous advantage.
- In terms of job prospects and earning, a certification leads to a rampant increment in both.
- Almost 70% of people agree that certification has improved their earning and 84% of people have seen better job prospects after getting certified.
- Updating your LinkedIn profile with this certificate will boost your job profile and increase your chances of getting chosen.
Exam Details (AZ-104)
- Certification Name: AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator
- Beta phase: AZ-104 is in the beta phase as of now and beta exams are not scored immediately which means you would have to wait for the result.
- Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for taking this course. Microsoft recommends candidates to have a minimum of six months of hands-on experience administering Azure.
- Exam Cost: USD 165.00
AZ-104 Exam Topics
Candidates should have a strong understanding of core Azure services, Azure workloads, security, and governance. Candidates for this exam should have experience in using PowerShell, the Command Line Interface, Azure Portal, and ARM templates.
The important domains covered in the AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator certification exam are:
- Manage Azure identities and governance (15-20%)
- Implement and manage storage (10-15%)
- Deploy and manage Azure compute resources (25-30%)
- Configure and manage virtual networking (30-35%)
- Monitor and back up Azure resources (10-15%)
Is It Same As AZ-103?
AZ-103 is the predecessor of the AZ-104 Azure Administrator Certification. After the AZ-104 beta phase, AZ-103 will be retired and replaced by AZ-104. To know more check out our blog-post AZ-104 | Microsoft Azure Certification Exam.
Exam Retake Policy
- First of all, if a candidate fails in the first attempt, he/she has to wait 24 hours before exam retake.
- Secondly, if he/she fails in the 2nd attempt, then they should wait for 14 days to retake the exam.
- A candidate can take a maximum of 5 retakes in a year.
Who This Certification Is For?
- People who are involved in selling or purchasing Cloud-based solutions and services or who have some involvement in Cloud-based solutions and services.
- Anyone with a technical background who needs to validate their administrator-level knowledge around Cloud services.
The certification exam enhances your skills as well as demonstrates it among your employers, thus making you stand out. To learn about the roles and responsibilities of a Microsoft Azure Administrator click here.
Register for [AZ-104] Azure certification exam at Microsoft’s official website i.e. Exam AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator (beta).
Next Task For You
Begin your journey towards becoming a Microsoft [AZ-104] Certified Azure Administrator by joining our FREE Masterclass. We strongly recommend gaining knowledge from both AZ-103 and AZ-104 in order to be an effective Azure Administrator. Our course covers both AZ-103 and AZ-104 certification.