Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate

It’s been a while since I passed the AWS exams so I thought it was high time I got back to the books. The organisation I’m currently working for have recently started migrating some workloads in to Microsoft Azure, so this seemed like the obvious place for me to focus my attentions.

At the time of writing the Azure Administrator Associate cert comprises of two exams, the AZ-100 and AZ-101, I’ve heard that this may change in the near future! so after a bit of research I decided to purchase the AZ-101 course by Nick Coyler via Udemy for just £9.99!

UPDATE! The certificate is now only one exam the AZ-103, blog post to follow!!!

I also created a free (12 Months) Microsoft Azure Account so I could run through the labs and of course do lots of practice, I also decided to pay for the official Microsoft practice tests from ‘measureup’ as past experience has taught me that knowing the format of the exam and how a vendor phrases their questions can save valuable time on the day of the exam, it’s an investment in my career so it’s money well spent as far as I’m concerned.

So armed with all of this I set myself a target of 3 months to study and pass the exam, I would advise booking the exam as far in advance as possible as I found that the London test centres are very busy and often did not have slots that suited my timetable, you do have the option of taking the exam from your own home under very strict exam conditions, I decided not to go down this route as I’ve got 2 lovely, but very noisy children!  I’ll create a new post once I’ve sat the exam to share my experiences, pass or fail!


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