I just passed the Microsoft Exam AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure, which qualifies me for the Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate certification.

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If you take a look at the skills measured for this exam, it really does cut across a lot of Azure technologies. I hadn’t had deep exposure to all of those even though I’ve been using Azure a lot lately. So to maximise my chances in the exam I also spent time complementing my hands-on experience with some learning and training content:

  1. Completing all the learning paths listed under Microsoft Learn’s AZ-204 Two ways to prepare heading.
  2. I also reviewed all the content in Pluralsight’s Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure (AZ-204) certification path. Use this link https://referral.pluralsight.com/mQlUV3B to get 50% off your first month or 15% off an annual subscription!

Like my previous exam in January I took this one at home. One slight hiccup was that despite Pearson VUE’s website clearly saying an external monitor, keyboard and webcam are acceptable as long as your laptop lid is closed (mentioned under ‘Make sure you have the right equipment, Required if using an external monitor with a laptop’), the proctor insisted that was not allowed. I wasn’t going to argue but it was a bit confusing.

I’m thinking the next exam on my list might be AZ-400: Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions, as when that is combined with today’s effort I’ll be eligible for the Microsoft Certified: DevOps Engineer Expert certification.