Azure Developer Associate Preparation

Prepare for the official Microsoft Azure Developer Associate certification exam AZ-204 in this 6-day course

About Microsoft Azure Certifications

Microsoft Azure is an emerging market leader and one we want to help you get up to speed with. 

Microsoft Azure certifications focus on building the skills and knowledge required for specific job roles and are split into three tiers, each of which earns you a different level of Microsoft certification:

  • Fundamentals
    • Pass the AZ-900 exam
  • Associate
    • Pass the AZ-103 exam
      Pass the AZ-203 exam
      Pass the AI-100 exam
      Pass the DP-100, DP-200,  and DP-201 exams
  • Expert
    • Pass the AZ-300 and AZ-301 exams
      Pass the AZ-400 exam

And there currently are EIGHT Azure-based certifications spread across these three levels:

  • Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals (Fundamentals)
  • Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator (Associate)
  • Microsoft Certified Azure Developer (Associate)
  • Microsoft Certified Azure AI Engineer Associate (Associate)
  • Microsoft Certified Azure Data Engineer Associate (Associate)
  • Microsoft Certified Azure Security Technologies (Associate)
  • Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect (Expert)
  • Microsoft Certified Azure DevOps (Expert)

Fundamental and Associate level certifications do not have prerequisites. You can earn each without needing the certifications or exams from another.

course Features

This 6-day course is designed to help you prepare for the AZ-204 Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure exam (booked seperately online). Even if you don’t plan to take the exam, this course will help you gain a solid understanding of developing applications on Azure. Candidates who pass the AZ-204 exam will earn the Microsoft Certified Azure Developer Associate certification.

The AZ-204 exam tests your knowledge of five subject areas. We will start with developing compute solutions, including Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, and Function-as-a-Service.  Next, we’ll get into developing for Azure storage. This includes blob storage, which is for storing unstructured data, and Cosmos DB, which is a NoSQL datastore. 

Then, you’ll learn how to implement security, including authentication, authorization, and managed identities. After that, you’ll learn how to monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize your solutions. Finally, we’ll cover how to connect to and consume Azure services and third-party services.  

The modules we we will cover in this course are:

  1. Course AZ-203T01-A: Develop Azure Infrastructure as a Service compute solutions
  2. Course AZ-203T02-A: Develop Azure Platform as a Service compute solutions
  3. Course AZ-203T03-A: Develop for Azure storage
  4. Course AZ-203T04-A: Implement Azure security
  5. Course AZ-203T05-A: Monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize Azure solutions
  6. Course AZ-203T06-A: Connect to and consume Azure and third-party services

Course information

22nd to 29th June 2020, 9am – 5pm with an hour for lunch. 

Online only

Students should have 1-2 years experience as a developer. This course assumes students know how to code and have a fundamental knowledge of Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900). It is recommended that students have some experience with PowerShell or Azure CLI, working in the Azure portal, and with at least one Azure-supported programming language. Most of the examples in this course are presented in C\# .NET.

Students in this course are interested in Azure development or in passing the Microsoft Azure Developer Associate certification exam.

This course can help you prepare for the following Microsoft role-based certification exam — AZ-203: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure


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Elliot Chaim


An experienced technical leader with a .NET development background, specialising in architecting and delivering complex serverless web applications using Azure technologies.

  • 5+ years of experience delivering commercial solutions with Azure
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (Azure Developer)
  • Previously managed, trained and mentored teams of professional software developers.
  • Founder of a tech company.
  • Previous co-organiser of SheffieldML meetup.

course prices

Live, Online Training​

In-Person Training


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6-day instructor-led training course

6-day instructor-led training course

Are you eligible for funding?

Skills Bank is a Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) project that provides employers in the Sheffield City Region with funding for training that will help their business grow.  

Contact us to find out if your business is eligible for Skills Bank funding for this course.

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