Hi A Cloud Guru’s
This is my first Azure certification. Passed with 841 score.
Stunned by the level of questions, don’t underestimate this certification it’s little tricky.
A big thanks to A Cloud Guru and Lars Klint for an Amazing course. Lar’s teaching is unique and sweet.
I did his AZ-900 course last week. So I say doing just one course is not sufficient, according to my perspective.
So, I will write here my exam preparation path and exam review.
I have 2 years of AWS and 6 months of Azure and GCP experience, so I didn’t feel any difficulty with cloud concepts.
They are same in any cloud.
I started reading with the exam blueprint to understand what is the scope of AZ-900.
Check this link it will have everything. Read what is AZ-900.
Then I started with Microsofts free learning path which is nice.
Then I started with online courses. I will list out all the courses which I used.
Trust me I have done all of them just to make sure I won’t miss any Azure basics or fundamentals.
A Cloud Guru’s
https://www.udemy.com/course/linux-academy-microsoft-azure-concepts/ By Linux Academy.
These will give a very high overview of Azure Fundamentals and it’s services.
The real meat is with the below courses
A cloud Guru’s AZ-900 course
Linux Academy’s AZ-900 course
What I personally feel is for below certifications follow these people’s courses.
AWS COURSES = A Cloud Guru
Azure = Skylines Academy Nick Colyer
GCP = Qwiklabs and Coursera
Hands-on is also must.
So I have also done these courses from Udemy
https://www.udemy.com/course/az900-azure/ Scott Duffy
After these courses hit the Whizlabs test papers.
You are full now and ready for the exam.
Try to read the documentation to understand more about Azure, Microsoft’s documentation is super awesome always, a lot to read.
If you are a multi-cloud guy you will have difficulty to match the services and their names initially.
Coming to the exam I got 42 questions and 90 minutes time. I complete the exam 20 minutes and reviewed twice.
In the start, there are 5 questions it asks about your level of knowledge about cloud and it’s concepts. Then the actual exam starts.
I got true or false questions like 7 and they can’t be reviewed i.e you cant go back to review once you have marked and clicked next.
You can do it for the rest of the questions.
The pattern of the questions is pretty much straight forward but little tricky.
If you do Whizlabs test papers you will be damn good in the exam.
In fact, a couple of questions are straight from Whizlabs shhh.. don’t tell to anyone 😀
A lot of true or false questions, direct questions on what azure services you use for a specific purpose.
They give like 3 options in question you have to select if the statement is yes or no.
Also, there are some drag and drop questions (do the test papers you know what I mean)
Stress more on when to use AAD, RBAC and Policies.
Most of the questions are on Azure AD, Policies, RBAC, locks, Resource Groups.
straight questions from support plans, and also read what service is used for what purpose, and read service definitions.
Questions NSG where and how they are used, cloud service and deployment models, pricing of data in and out, storage accounts blobs,
how to get the achieved data out of the archive,
Paas, Saas, Iaas scenario
Avail Zone questions, compliance manager,
Good luck with your exam feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any help with AZ-900 preparation.
Thanks for sharing your journey and suggested resources with the community! It sounds like you thoroughly prepared for the exam and are well placed to continue on with your Azure studies if that’s the way you want to go.
Good luck for your future studies!
Adding to this thread – just passed this exam, mostly relying on this course. Big thank you to Lars and the ACG folks who put together such high quality material.
There were some tricky questions. Without getting into specifics, the topic areas I should have studied more in hindsight include:
The granular services provided by Azure Monitor
When exactly a developer crosses from PaaS into IaaS when integrating different Azure services
What is Azure Active Directory Identity Protection and how does it differ from the other security offerings?
What is a VPN Appliance and how is it implemented?
General familiarity with which high-level blades to select for different services in the portal
How does one meet a "high-availability" requirement?
Hopefully this helps a future exam-taker with their prep!
I also like to share some resources which will benefit for the people who are willing to pass the az-900.
The link mentioned will tell you what are the best 5 azure courses to pass az-900. Hope this will be helpful to you.
Thank You ! Good Luck.
Hello Everyone, just adding to this thread, passed AZ-900 yesterday. Preparation material I used are ACG course by Lars Klint and took practice test from WHIZLABS till I passed each test with atleast 90%. Full disclosure, I havent worked with Azure before so the ACG course really hit home run covering the concepts in a well structured format. So as a next one, I am eyeing DP-200 & DP-201 to get Data Engineer certificate but since I don’t actively work with Azure in my job I was wondering if I should go down this path. Any feedback is greatly appreciated and will help this rookie. I am an Analyst in my current role using MSBI stack for Data Warehousing and T-SQL for analysis. Thank you!
My journey to Azure Cloud begins. I started my Azure journey a few days ago after numerous hours of studying and now I am proud to say I completed AZ-900. I rely on Lars course and Tutorials Dojo practice exam https://portal.tutorialsdojo.com/courses/az-900-microsoft-azure-fundamentals-practice-exams/ and the comprehensive azure cheat sheets https://tutorialsdojo.com/links-to-all-azure-cheat-sheets/. Special thanks to both ACG and TD for delivering excellent online training courses.
Very hard re engineered AZ-900 exam you will really need to study to pass it now.
Thank you for all the great info. I’m scheduled for March 9th to take the exam. Your insights will help a lot I’m sure.
Thank you for sharing your exam experience. I cleared my AZ-900 this week. I would say lot changed in 2 years. This exam got bit difficult. Don’t use whizlabs, they are quite outdated in 2021 and with recommendations from colleagues I took practice questions from Skillcertpro instead of whizlabs, because Skillcertpro exam questions are very close to what I have seen in my exam. Got nearly 90% from their sets.. Thumb rule is that if you’re scoring above 85% in skillcertpro mock exams you can clear the main exam as well. Also use their master sheet which they provide it for free. Master sheet is very useful as a last-minute guide. I passed my exam with 96%. Wishing others who are planning to get into Azure.
ACG has two courses for AZ-900 preparation…one is taught by Lars Klint and the other is taught by Jason Calton. Why is that? Which is most current to someone taking the test in August 2021?
Passed exam AZ-900 today. Thanks AcloudGuru and Lars Klint for providing the platform. Practice test boosted my confidence for final test exam.
Taking the exam this upcoming month. Thanks for the guide!
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