Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate

Microsoft Azure Developers build, test, and maintain cloud solutions using Microsoft Azure services. These solutions include services such as Platform as a Service (PaaS) compute, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), databases, storage, cognitive services, bots, security, and other third-party services.

The AZ-203 Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam tests and validates your expertise as an Azure Developer. This exam tests your expertise across all phases of the Microsoft Azure development process; from solution design, to development and deployment, to testing and maintenance.

Certification Target Audience

The AZ-203 Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam is geared towards Azure Developers who design and build cloud solutions; like applications and services. Candidates for this exam regularly participate in all phases of the software development process, from solution design, to development and deployment, to testing and maintenance. Candidates will partner with Cloud Solution Architects, Azure DBAs, Azure Administrators, and Clients to design and build solutions.

Skills Measured

Here's very high level list of the skills measured on this exam:

  • Develop Azure Infrastructure as a Service compute solutions
    • Implement solutions that use virtual machines (VM)
    • Implement batch jobs by using Azure Batch services
    • Create containerized solutions
  • Develop Azure Platform as a Service compute solutions
    • Create Azure App Service Web Apps
    • Create Azure App Service mobile apps
    • Create Azure App Service API apps
    • Implement Azure Functions
  • Develop for Azure storage
    • Develop solutions that use storage tables
    • Develop solutions that use Cosmos DB storage
    • Develop solutions that use a relational database
    • Develop solutions that use blob storage
  • Implement Azure security
    • Implement authentication
    • Implement access control
    • Implement secure data solutions
  • Monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize solutions
    • Develop code to support scalability of apps and services
    • Integrate caching and content delivery within solutions
    • Instrument solutions to support monitoring and logging
  • Connect to and consume Azure services and third-party services
    • Develop an App Service Logic App
    • Integrate Azure Search within solutions
    • Establish API Gateways
    • Develop event-based solutions
    • Develop message-based solutions

When studying for this exam, be sure to double check with the official exam objectives list from Microsoft to ensure you cover all the necessary objectives.

Next Step: Upgrade to Azure DevOps Engineer Expert

Once you have already earned the Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate certification, you can go one step further and earn the Microsoft Certified: Azure DevOps Engineer Expert certification. The DevOps Engineer Expert certification is earned by passing 1 additional certification exam; the AZ-400 exam.

Exam AZ-203: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure

The AZ-203 Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam tests and validates your expertise as an Azure Developer. This exam tests your expertise across all phases of the Microsoft Azure development process; from solution design, to development and deployment, to testing and maintenance.

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