AZ-204 exam reference

az204 exam preparation guide

In this article, I have documented the most practical az-204 exam references. This guide is designed based on my personal experience and will surely save your time in finding suitable resources.

Before you Begin

The first thing you need to do is download( and maybe take a print and put it up on the wall of your room) the Exam Skills Outline

Exam study references

1. The official study guide on the exam home page is the first place to start preparing for the exam topics

The best thing about this guide, apart from the fact that it is completely free, is that it gives you around 10, 4-hour sandboxes which you can use to complete the labs in this guide plus some extra hands-on practice

2. You should get enough confidence by the time you finish the study guide. but to get more worth out of the material, do look at the Learning paths specific to the exam topics (specified in the skills outline). Following are some of the useful learning paths and MS DOC links:

a. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/secure-azure-storage-account/

b. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/intro-to-azure-ad/

c. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/automate-azure-tasks-with-powershell/

d. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/manage-virtual-machines-with-azure-cli/

e. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/intro-to-docker-containers/

f. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/create-serverless-logic-with-azure-functions/

g. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/paths/azure-data-fundamentals-explore-core-data-concepts/

h. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/store-app-data-with-azure-blob-storage/

i. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/build-serverless-api-with-functions-api-management/

j. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/aks/internal-lb

k. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-auth-aad-app

l. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/develop/reference-app-manifest

m. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service/app-service-web-tutorial-rest-api

n. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/container-registry/container-registry-authentication

o. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/event-hubs/event-hubs-about

p. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/api-management/import-and-publish

q. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/api-management/mock-api-responses

r. https://www.itexams.com/exam/AZ-204

s. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cdn/cdn-optimization-overview

t. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/blobs/storage-blob-event-overview

u. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/blobs/storage-blob-change-feed?tabs=azure-portal

v. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service/containers/app-service-linux-faq

w. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/web-application-firewall/ag/ag-overview

x. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/functions-bindings-storage-blob-output?tabs=csharp

y. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/event-grid/compare-messaging-services

z. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/blobs/storage-blob-event-overview

aa. https://medium.com/@satish1v/devops-your-way-to-azure-web-apps-with-azure-cli-206ed4b3e9b1

bb. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cosmos-db/sql-api-get-started

cc. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/blobs/soft-delete-overview

dd. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-auth-aad-app

ee. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/develop/reference-app-manifest

ff. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cosmos-db/synthetic-partition-keys

gg. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/container-registry/container-registry-authentication

hh. https://github.com/projectkudu/kudu/wiki/Customizing-deployments

3. There are some readymade study guide recommendations like the following:

a. https://ravikirans.com/?s=az-204

Practice Tests

After you have crammed all this material, it is now time to put your cranium to test with some practice test. There are practice tests available from many sites, most have smaller set of questions for free and then fuller versions of the timed test. I recommend these:

a. https://www.whizlabs.com/microsoft-azure-certification-az-204/

b. An online-course on Udemy by Scott Duffy is good with short video contents explaining all sections covered in the exam.

c. Also on Udemy , there is a practice test with more than 100 questions which is good. Note that you might find most questions common across various online tests, but you should expect a changed version of those questions asking about some other aspect of the same scenario

Hope the above material helps you achieve your goal. Study this material around 4-5 weeks and then go to the practice tests. Remember going through the material this way will prepare you take real work in the mentioned topics and not just ace the exams so do as many labs that you can. Also go through the CLI and PowerShell versions all the things that you do using the portal.

Happy Studying! And All the Best!

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