While I have been using Azure for almost 10 years I have never gone through the process to get certified in Azure until this year.

Starting in March 2023 I completed the AZ-900 which was the basics of Azure and on June 16th I completed AZ-305 to complete the certification. The AZ-900 This is similar to the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam. With the passing of my AZ-305 exam which completed the Expert Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert cert.

For all my Microsoft Azure exams, my primary education outside of hand-on experience was from John Savill’s YouTube. I listened to them on 2x and ran through each video once then went and took the test.

I completed the following exams and certifications on my path to get the Azure Solutions Architect Expert.

You can see that I took a number of them really quickly back to back. I was able to do this because of my hands-on experience over the last decade of being within the Azure organization and building solutions within Azure daily.

I was able to pass 100% with AZ-104 being the one I got the lowest store on because I didn’t study at all for it.

For those who want to get the same certification I recommend you use things like

Good luck to you!

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