Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate

Candidates for the Azure Developer Associate certification are cloud developers who participate in all phases of development from requirements definition and design to development, deployment, and maintenance. They partner with cloud DBAs, cloud administrators, and clients to implement solutions.

Candidates should be proficient in Azure SDKs, data storage options, data connections, APIs, app authentication and authorization, compute, and container deployment, debugging, performance tuning, and monitoring.

Candidates should have 1-2 years professional development experience and experience with Microsoft Azure. They should be able to program in an Azure-supported language, and should be proficient using Azure CLI, Azure PowerShell, and other tools.

Important

The English language version of this certification was updated on April 19, 2022. Please download the skills measured document on the Exam AZ-204 page to see what changed.

Job role: Developer

Required exams: AZ-204

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Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate

Skills measured

  • This list contains the skills measured on the exam associated with this certification. For information about upcoming or recent changes, see the associated exam details page and download the exam skills outline.
  • 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

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Certification exams

  • AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure

    Languages: en ja zh-cn ko fr de es pt-br ru zh-tw it id-id ar-sa

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    This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: develop Azure compute solutions; develop for Azure storage; implement Azure security; monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize Azure solutions; and connect to and consume Azure services and third-party services. You will be able to select the code language (C# or Python) that’s included in the questions when you launch the exam.

    Price based on the country or region in which the exam is proctored.

    for Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure

    All objectives of the exam are covered in depth so you'll be ready for any question on the exam.

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** Complete this exam before the retirement date to ensure it is applied toward your certification. After the retirement date, please refer to the related certification for exam requirements.

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