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Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate

Certification details

As a candidate for this certification, you’re responsible for participating in all phases of development, including requirements gathering, design, development, deployment, security, maintenance, performance tuning, and monitoring.

You should be proficient in Azure:

  • SDK
  • Data storage options
  • Data connections
  • APIs
  • App authentication and authorization
  • Compute and container deployment
  • Debugging

To implement solutions, you partner with:

  • Cloud solution architects
  • DBAs
  • DevOps
  • Infrastructure admins
  • Other stakeholders

As a candidate, you should have at least two years of professional development experience and experience with Azure. You should be:

  • Able to program in an Azure-supported language.
  • Proficient using Azure CLI, Azure PowerShell, and other tools.

Important

The English language version of this certification was updated on January 22, 2024. Review the study guide linked on the Exam AZ-204 page for details about recent changes.

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Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate

Skills measured

  • 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

Job role: Developer

Required exams: AZ-204

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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.

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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.