Hello Lars Klint & all.
I had successfully completed az900 , I am thinking below certification path to becoming a architect , pls help
AZ103 – is that reteried from microsoft ? came across a blog >> please clarify this for me.
Please let me know if am on the right path to become Azure Solutions Architect.
The AZ-103 is retired. The rest of your path is a good one. The only thing I would add would be a powershell course at the beginning. https://learn.acloud.guru/course/a26d7bb5-363f-467b-94db-714d4636cd3e/dashboard
While that path is the recommendation from Microsoft, it is the absolute minimum path. In my opinion there is no way you can go directly from AZ-104 to AZ-303. While you might pass and get a certificate, that path lacks a lot of skills needed for a Cloud Architect.
Before doing AZ-303 I would get both some developer experience, as well as security experience. Bear in mind that while having a certificate is great and is a part of your professional journey, experience and complementing skills are equally important. Consider AZ-204 (developer) and AZ-500 (security) before you attempt AZ-303.
And as Michael hinted at, ACG has a lot of smaller, more focused, courses that can give you specific skills such as PowerShell, networking, databases and more.
I hope that helps.