Experience in taking the AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator certification exam

Today, I would like to share my experience of preparing for the AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator certification exam. This was my first Azure certification, and I hope that sharing my learning journey will be helpful for those of you who, like me, have limited time, are lazy, and want to save time while achieving the best results.

What is Az-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator?

Lead4Pass az-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate is one of the two corresponding certification exams for Azure career paths for engineers working with their systems. Each exam has two levels: Associate and Expert. Az-104 is designed for Azure administrators and is suitable for individuals responsible for managing Azure systems, including managing resources on Azure, deploying and managing storage systems, networks and virtual machines. It requires a minimum of six months of practical experience in Azure management, along with a deep understanding of core services, security, and Azure administration.

The Az-104 certification belongs to the Associate branch of the Theo Azure Roadmap. You don't need to take Az-900 before taking Az-104, but if you're starting from scratch, it's a good idea to try Az-900 first. In terms of AWS equivalents, Az-104 is equivalent to SysOps. However, it's not as difficult as SysOps since there is no practical exam. I've taken AWS exams before, so I have more experience when I jumped to Azure. But my first impression was that the Azure portal interface was confusing and much laggier than AWS's.

The exam covers a wide range of knowledge, and if you don't have experience using Azure services, it can be a disadvantage (it takes longer to learn). However, since the volume of knowledge is broad, it doesn't focus too much on the core of each service, making it a relatively easy certification for beginners.

Why should you have an Az-104 certification?

Az-104 will help you:

Specifically, you'll find it useful in cases such as:

Exam structure: The total time for the exam is 120 minutes, and the number of questions is random between exams, ranging from 40 to 60 questions (when I took it, there were 49 questions, but it could be 53 questions for you, for example). Microsoft's exam structure is as follows:

You should focus more on core services, such as:

Note that the AZ-104 exam does