Day[69/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – AZ-204 Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure – Exam Prep

On my quest for the AZ-204 Exam Pass I am just curating a list of resources that I will be utilising to prep for the exam in line with the Measured Skills section. This post is to act as a starting point for my studies over the coming weeks and as I develop other learning resources I will add them to this list in the relevant sections.

Official Exam Page: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/az-204

Skills measured

  • The content of this exam was updated on May 18, 2020. Please download the exam skills outline below to see what changed.
  • 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%)

Microsoft Learn

There are 7 Learning Paths aligned to this exam on Microsoft Learn:

Create serverless applications

Connect your services together

Store data in Azure

Deploy a website with Azure virtual machines

Manage resources in Azure

Deploy a website to Azure with Azure App Service

Secure your cloud data

In this next section I hope to list a few web links directly related to the required skills objectives of the exam. This list isn’t meant to be exhaustive,. but it gives a good idea of the relevant skills you will need to poses to pass this exam comfortably.

Develop Azure compute solutions (25-30%)


Implement IaaS solutions

Create Azure App Service Web Apps

Implement Azure functions

Develop for Azure storage (10-15%)

Develop solutions that use Cosmos DB storage

Develop solutions that use blob storage

Implement Azure security (15-20%)

Implement user authentication and authorization

Implement secure cloud solutions

Monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize Azure solutions (10-15%)

Integrate caching and content delivery within solutions

Instrument solutions to support monitoring and logging

Connect to and consume Azure services and third-party services (25-30%)

Develop an App Service Logic App

Implement API Management

Develop event-based solutions

Develop message-based solutions

Audience Profile


Candidates for this exam should have subject matter expertise designing, building, testing, and maintaining cloud applications and services on Microsoft Azure.


Responsibilities for an Azure Developer include participating in all phases of cloud development from requirements definition and design, to development, deployment, and maintenance. Performance tuning, and monitoring.


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


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

Happy Studying and Good Luck!

Please do let me know if you think I have linked to an old or misleading article, I will update!

100DaysOfCloud Overview

My Main ReadMe Page is all set up with a bit about me!

The guys at 100DaysofCloud have set up the GitHub repo to be cloned and also have a great repo containing ideas and areas to collaborate on: https://github.com/100DaysOfCloud/100DaysOfCloudIdeas

My Github Journey tracker can be found here: https://github.com/jonnychipz/100DaysOfCloud

Please Watch/Star my repo and feel free to comment of contribute to anything I push! I really look forward to hearing from anyone who is going to jump on the journey around the same time as me! Lets see where I get to in 100 days!

I would encourage others to jump on this journey, I’m not sure that I will be able to commit every day for 100 days, but as long as I can complete 100 days that will be great!

http://www.100daysofcloud.com

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