Certifications for infrastructure technologies like Azure, Windows Server, and DevOps.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Recommended starting point: AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals.
AZ-103 has been replaced by AZ-104, which focuses on configuring and managing compute, storage, virtual networking, and monitoring in an Azure environment.
Yes, passing the AZ-104 exam qualifies you for the Azure Administrator Associate certification.
AZ-305 assumes knowledge gained through AZ-104 and further explores design aspects of identity, governance, and monitoring solutions, among others.
While having passed the AZ-104 exam is recommended, it is not mandatory. However, it provides a solid foundation for the AZ-305 exam content.
It validates skills in planning, implementing, and maintaining network solutions in Azure, focusing on virtual networking, connectivity, and security.
Although it is recommended to have taken the AZ-104 exam, it is possible to attempt the AZ-305 exam without doing so. However, it would require a stronger background in Azure administration topics to succeed in the AZ-305 exam.
Some older certifications have been discontinued, while newer certifications do not currently have expirations. However, Microsoft reserves the right to update policies regarding expiration in the future.
Yes, there are several specializations, such as Azure Developer Associate, Azure Security Engineer Associate, and Azure Solutions Architect Expert, among others.
Official Microsoft Learn modules, third-party courses and books, practice exams offered by vendors like MeasureUp and WhizLabs.