The AZ exams are the first set of new certificates Microsoft have recently introduced. They are far better than the legacy certificates as they are aimed at job roles, meaning they are less broad but they do go into more detail.
The AZ-102 (Microsoft Azure Administrator Certification Transition) exam from Microsoft is a transition exam, aimed at anyone who already has a 70-533 certificate. By completing AZ-102, you will gain the certificate via the transition learning path.
Anyone without the 70-533 certificate will need to go down a different learning path to achieve this, they would need to complete both AZ-100 & AZ-101 exam in order to gain the certificate.
More details on the exam can be on the Official Page Here
I have revised for and passed this exam, which can be confirmed Here. As this is new and only a transition exam, Microsoft have not released an Official Exam Reference book like they have done for previous exams. Due to the expiration date of this exam (March 2019) I doubt they ever will, that is why I have put together this page. I hope it helps anyone thinking about taking this exam.
- The exam is only available until March 31st 2019
- The pass rate is around 700 out of 1000, for my exam it was exactly 700.
- It is up to 60 questions, my exam was 46.
- The exam had a lot more case studies compared to any other Microsoft exam I have ever taken. It may just have been a one off, but it seems these new exams focus more on case studies. I had at least 14 questions from case studies.
- The amount of information given for each case study was far greater than any other Microsoft Case Study I have taken too. It went really deep and most of the information seemed to be there as a distraction, as most were irrelevant to the questions.
- If you don’t work with Azure on a daily basis you will struggle with this exam, it is very detailed and goes very deep regarding certain topics.
- The Official Skills measured is accurate along with each weighting, so pay more attention to the subjects listed as 15%-20% such as MFA, Networks, identities and migration.
- When I booked my exam in November 2018, Measure Up offered me a free AZ102 practice test. I’m not sure how long they will be offering this for, but if you are thinking of taking the exam it may be a good idea to book now just for the free practice exam.
- The measure Up Practice was a good tool for revision as it pointed me towards Azure Services I didn’t expect would be on the exam. However don’t rely on the practice exam as your only revision method, it only has 61 questions and some of them were wrong.
- For every Service covered on this exam, I followed the same pattern to my revision which is as follows: Service Overview > How to apply/create service > Manage Service > Service Pre-Requisite’s > Service Port/Account requirements > Service Troubleshooting. This should ensure you cover every possible question that may come up on the exam.
- If you don’t work with Azure day to day, I would highly recommend using Azure to create your own practice labs. However most users taking this exam should have prior experience, at least enough to pass the 70-533 exam which is harder than AZ102.
Below I have listed every measured Skill from Microsoft with its corresponding Official Documentation from Microsoft. I have added any other docs I feel you need to know based on my own revision and exam experience.
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AZ100 – Manage Azure subscription and resources (5-10%)
AZ100 – Implement and manage storage (5-10%)
AZ100 – Configure and Manage Virtual Networks (15-20%)
AZ100 – Manage Identities (15-20%)
AZ101 – Evaluate and perform server migration to Azure (15-20%)
AZ101 – Implement and Manage Application Services (5-10%)
AZ101 – Implement Advanced virtual networking (5-10%)
|Network Watcher Overview|
|View Network Topology|
AZ101 – Secure identities (5-10%)
|MFA User Accounts|
|Trusted IP Addresses|
|MFA User Settings|
|MFA RADIUS Integration|
|Custom RBAC Roles|
All Links listed above are from the Official Microsoft Documents for Azure, more can be found Here
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