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Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate

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The Azure Developer Associate is one of the many Microsoft Certifications that give a professional advantage by providing globally recognized and industry-endorsed evidence of skill mastery in digital and cloud businesses.

An Azure Developer Associate has expertise designing, building, testing, and maintaining cloud applications and services on Microsoft Azure.

Azure Developers partner with cloud solution architects, cloud DBAs, cloud administrators, and clients to implement solutions.

Responsibilities for this role include participating in all phases of cloud development from:

  • definition and design

To:

  • development
  • deployment
  • maintenance
  • performance tuning
  • monitoring

Requirements

A candidate for this certification should have 1-2 years of professional development experience and experience with Microsoft Azure. The candidate should also have the ability for programming in a language supported by Azure and proficiency in Azure SDKs, data storage options, data connections, APIs, app authentication and authorization, compute and container deployment debugging, performance tuning, and monitoring.

Skills measured

  • Develop Azure compute solutions
  • Develop for Azure storage
  • Implement Azure security
  • Monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize Azure solutions
  • Connect to and consume Azure services and third-party services

Exams

To earn the certificate, you must pass the following exam:


Exam AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure

The exam tests:

  • Develop Azure compute solutions (25-30%)
  • Develop for Azure storage (10-15%)
  • Implement Azure security (15-20%)
  • Monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize Azure solutions (10-15%)
  • Connect to and consume Azure services and third-party services (25-30%)

You can schedule the exam and find the official practice test here.

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