Jul 05 2021 05:59 AM
Jul 05 2021 05:59 AM
Dear Microsoft Friends,
A few months ago I read the great news on the Microsoft Learn Blog page (you should definitely add this site to your favorites) that it is now possible to renew the exams/certificates (and for free!!)! You can find the info about the article right below with the following link:
First of all, thank you Microsoft and Microsoft Learn for giving me/us this opportunity!
A few weeks ago I received the first email from Microsoft that I can renew the AZ-500. A few days later I received the email that I can also renew the AZ-104. Of course I wanted to take this opportunity as soon as possible!
But I don't know about you, are you still top informed about the exam topics? Honestly, I'm not 100%. Sure, I produce a lot of videos on YouTube, for example on the AZ-104 exam, but that doesn't mean I read through exam topics every day.
For this reason, I have chosen the following strategy:
1. From both exams (AZ-104 and AZ-500) I have read the latest exam topics quite carefully!
Skills measured AZ-104
Skills measured AZ-500
2. With this information in my "luggage" I was able to get an up-to-date overview. With this knowledge, I then went on to the Microsoft learning paths to close the gaps in my knowledge or to renew my knowledge. Of course I didn't have to work through all the modules but nevertheless, I will list all the links to the modules below:
Learning paths for the AZ-104
Learning paths for the AZ-500
3. Another source of information that I would definitely recommend is @thomasmaurer 's website. A professional who works at Microsoft and provides super helpful information.
I know you've probably read and heard this many times: read the exam questions slowly and accurately. Well, that was the key to success for me. It's the details that make the difference between success and failure.
One final tip: When you have learned something new, try to explain what you have learned to another person (whether or not they know your subject). If you can explain it in your own words, you understand the subject. That is exactly how I do it, except that I do not explain it to another person, but record a video for YouTube!
Once again, a big thank you to Microsoft and Microsoft Learn for providing us with this renewal opportunity!
I hope this information helps you and that you successfully renew the exam. I wish you success!
Kind regards, Tom Wechsler