Azure Developer Associate Exam Basics

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In order to become Azure Developer Associate you must pass AZ-204 exam. If you want to become Cloud Solution Architect then consider giving Microsoft AZ-204 certification exam.


  • Candidates should have at least one to two years of professional experience in the development of cloud solutions and Microsoft Azure.
  • Candidates should have promising fluency in programming in a high-level programming language supported by Azure.

Should you Give AZ-204

  • Learn how to become a developer in Azure
  • Fill in knowledge gaps
  • Apply for any Microsoft cloud jobs

Skills Measured in Exam

Below skills are tested in the exam.

pie "Infrastructure" : 15 "Platform" : 30 "Storage" : 20 "Security" : 25 "Monitoring" : 20 "Services" : 20
  • Develop Azure Infrastructure as a Service compute solution (10-15%)
  • Develop Azure Platform as a Service compute solution (20-25%)
  • Develop for Azure storage (15-20%)
  • Implement Azure security (10-15%)
  • Monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize solutions (10-15%)
  • Connect to and consume Azure and third-party services (20-25%)

Learning Materials

Free AZ-204 Tutorials


Next you should clear AZ-400 which is DevOps Expert certification.


There are over 3,000 jobs currently on LinkedIn and Indeed for individuals who are Azure certified. The average salary for an Azure developer starts around $40,000 and ranges to $170,000.

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