Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate

Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate

Categories: Cloud Computing|Published On: June 20, 2023|7 min read|
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Syazana Khan

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Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate

Cloud, today.  

It is well known fact across industries that Cloud computing is the fastest growing technology of the current era. “Public cloud spending will grow from $229 billion in 2019 nearly $500 billion in 2023,” IDC report. Therefore, there is no denying that the growth of cloud computing is exponential but will also see a steady rise in the coming years.  

There are a number of key players in cloud computing domain, but Microsoft has emerged as a market-leader with a 29% application workload of the overall market. Becoming Microsoft Certified requires you to navigate one of the most challenging and demanding certification paths in the cloud industry. In this blog article, we will highlight one of the most popular Azure certification. The Microsoft Certified: The Azure Administrator Associate credential.


Level up with the Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate certification

Cloud infrastructure enables companies around the world to reduce costs, enhance security, simplify management, and much more. And Azure administrators have what it takes to unlock the benefits of cloud computing for their organizations, making the most of the resiliency, scalability, and unified data governance of Azure. Plus, these professionals understand how to put the cloud to work to enable newly remote business processes and to help companies become more agile in the face of today’s rapid digital transformation. It’s no wonder that certified Azure Administrators Associates are in such great demand. 

The Azure Administrator Associate certification validates that you have subject matter expertise in implementing, managing, and monitoring an organization’s Azure environment. You earn the certification by passing Exam AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator. 

Course Code Course Title Fees (RM) Days Aug-23 Sept-23 Oct-23
AZ-104T00 Microsoft Azure Administrator 3,000 3 15-18 10-13

If your responsibilities include implementing, managing, and monitoring identity, governance, storage, compute, and virtual networks in a cloud environment, this could be the certification for you. Other key skills include the ability to provision, size, monitor, and adjust resources when needed, especially as part of a team dedicated to implementing your organization’s cloud infrastructure.  

Preparing for your Azure Administrator Associate certification journey ahead 

To help you plan your journey, check out the Azure Administrator Associate certification journey.  You can also find it in the resources section on the certification and exam pages, which contains other valuable help for Azure developers. 

If you are new to Azure and cloud computing, consider the following recommendation: 

 

Need a clearer visualization of your certification journey?

To map out your journey, follow the sequence in the infographic. First, decide whether this is the right certification for you.

Next, to understand what you’ll be measured on when taking Exam AZ-104, review the skills outline guide on the exam page.

Sign up for training that fits your learning style and experience:

Then take a trial run with the Microsoft Official Practice Test for AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator. All objectives of the exam are covered in depth, so you’ll find what you need to be ready for any question.

Complement your training with these additional resources:

After you pass the exam and earn your certification, check out the many other learning and certification opportunities. Want to add to your skill set? Consider learning to migrate application workloads and data to Azure or to manage hybrid cloud solutions. For related training, check out Trainocate Malaysia’s comprehensive Azure training catalogue. 

What kind of knowledge and experience should you have?

As a candidate for this certification, you 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, you should have experience using PowerShell, Azure CLI, Azure portal, and Azure Resource Manager templates.  

  

How can you get ready? 

To help you plan your journey, check out our infographic, The journey to Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate. You can also find it in the resources section on the certification and exam pages, which contains other valuable help for Azure administrators. 

Note: Remember that Microsoft Azure Certifications assess how well you apply what you know to solve real business challenges. Our training resources are useful for reinforcing your knowledge, but you’ll always need experience in the role and with the platform.


 The certification particulars you need

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 implementing, managing, and monitoring identity, governance, storage, compute, and virtual networks 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.

Skills measured:

  • Manage Azure identities and governance
  • Implement and manage storage
  • Deploy and manage Azure compute resources
  • Configure and manage virtual networking
  • Monitor and maintain Azure resources

The breakdown on Azure and all that it is

Today’s businesses face significant challenges, from enabling remote work and responding to increased cyberattacks to managing reduced cash flow. Microsoft Azure is a powerful cloud platform designed to help you empower productivity, ensure security, drive efficiency, and save money, enabling you to deliver resiliency, cost savings, and the impact your company requires. Whether you are a start-up or a multinational enterprise operating all over the world, you can start deploying and migrating workloads to Azure with an approach that meets your business needs.

As organizations use certifications to identify skills needed to build their workforce will you be ready? Azure cloud certifications can help IT professionals get ahead in this cloud-based, connected world. Whether you want to grow in your career or earn recognition, find out how Microsoft Azure training and certification can validate your technical knowledge and abilities.

Growing your skills with Azure can help you turn ideas into solutions with more than 200 services to build, deploy, and manage applications—in the cloud, on-premises, and at the edge—using the tools and frameworks of your choice. Get started on your Azure learning path today and check out our Azure Certification Path 2022 available for download.

Most Popular Questions About Azure Certifications 

 

How to get started with Azure certifications?

There are many reasons why you might want to get started with Azure certifications. Perhaps you want to demonstrate your expertise in cloud computing, or you’re looking to advance your career. Whatever your motivation, Azure certifications can open up a world of new opportunities.

The first step is to decide which certification is right for you. Azure offers a number of role-based certifications for IT Pro, Developers and Data & AI.

Once you’ve decided which certification is right for you, the next step is sign-up for an Azure courses with a reputable Microsoft Learning Partner like Trainocate Malaysia, which was awarded Microsoft Learning Partner of the Year 2021. And once you’re ready to take the test, you can register for an exam through Microsoft’s website. With a little effort and commitment, you can earn an Azure certification and take your career to the next level.

Does Microsoft offer any entry-level Azure certifications?

Microsoft offers 3 Microsoft Certified: Fundamentals certifications namely:

Get hired, stay ahead, be productive, and receive the recognition you deserve with Microsoft Certified: Fundamentals. These highly marketable, industry-respected certifications offer foundational training and exams that provide a practical, high-level overview of Microsoft technology and validate your up-to-date knowledge of the topics.

Will Azure work for my industry? 

Azure provides solutions for all industries, through proven combinations of cloud products and services. Address your industry-specific business challenges today, and prepare for the future by innovating with Azure solutions.   

How does Azure compare to other clouds? 

Azure is the only consistent hybrid cloud, delivers unparalleled developer productivity, provides comprehensive, multilayered security, including the largest compliance coverage of any cloud provider, and you’ll pay less for Azure as AWS is five times more expensive than Azure for Windows Server and SQL Server. 

 

Growing your skills with Azure can help you turn ideas into solutions with more than 200 services to build, deploy, and manage applications—in the cloud, on-premises, and at the edge—using the tools and frameworks of your choice. Get started on your Azure learning path today and check out our Azure Certification Path 2022 available for download.

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About the Author

Syazana Khan

A communications specialist and technology wordsmith with over 2 years experience in the IT and professional development training arena.