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Time
22 hours 25 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate
CEU/CPE
24
Video Transcription
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>> Hey, everybody. Welcome back.
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In this lecture, we're going to be talking
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about preparing for the exam itself,
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the AZ 104 exam.
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Whenever I'm studying for an IT certification exam,
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I like to get a good understanding before jumping
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into the content of the different topics.
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This helps me mentally prepare myself for focusing on
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individual chapters or domains or subjects really
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to prepare myself to really focus on areas.
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I like to try to
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determine how the exam is going to be weighted.
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That way you can work smarter and
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>> not necessarily harder.
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>> The learning objectives for
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this lesson is going to be that.
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It's going to be focusing on the Cloud domains.
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Really the subjects that make up the AZ 104 exam.
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Focusing on how the exam may be testing you more in
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certain areas and less than others and then
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we can focus our attention on those areas.
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Then, we want to review the layout of the exam itself.
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How many questions, how much time, stuff like that.
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Every exam can be a little different.
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It's good to have this in the back of your mind
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going into preparing and studying.
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Let's start off with the exam domains and weighting.
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The exam is broken down into five different domains.
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Like I said, think of these as subjects.
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If you're not familiar with domains,
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maybe this is new to you, that's okay.
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This is just an area of
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subjects where it's going to be higher-level.
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These are your higher-level classifications.
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If you look at Azure Compute,
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there's a lot of different services
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that fall within compute.
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You have containers and you
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have virtual machines and web apps.
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These different services, we're going to be breaking
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down in more detail as we move along in the course,
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but they do fall under this domain,
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the Azure Compute resource domain.
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That being said, we're going to have
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five different domains we're going to be covering.
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We're going to be starting off with identity,
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which is going to focus on managing users and
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groups and role-based access control and
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just access control in general
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across your Cloud environment.
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We're going to be talking about backing
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up Azure resources.
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That is pretty straightforward.
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You want to be able to monitor and backup for
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performance and optimization and redundancy.
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We're also going to be learning about
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deploying and managing Azure Compute resources.
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This is going to be virtual machines,
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this is going to be web apps and containers.
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All the different details that fall
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within those core services themselves.
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Then we're going to be hopping over to discuss
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storage solutions which do fall under compute as well.
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Then lastly, we're also going to be
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talking about virtual networking,
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which does make up quite a bit of the exam.
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One thing I want to note here and this is why I like
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to talk about this before jumping into the content,
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is you have varying percentages
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for each of the Cloud domains.
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This helps you understand
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where you need to focus your attention.
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As we can see here, 20-25 percent will be focused on
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the Azure Compute resources and 25-30 percent will
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be focused on virtual networking resources.
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That helps us prepare ourselves to focus
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on these more technical details that are going to
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be tested on within the exam itself.
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That being said, this is an
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>> administrator certification.
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>> This is going to be more technical
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in nature, more engineering-focused.
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You want to make sure that you
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have the necessary background
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to move forward with these different topics.
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If you aren't very familiar with IT,
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you're not very familiar with
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systems engineering or administration,
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I do encourage you to take a step back.
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Maybe look at the EZ-900
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or other prerequisite courses that we mentioned
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before to help build
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your confidence before we
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move forward into the certification exam.
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Here's what you can expect when
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you're preparing to take the exam.
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The exam is going to be one exam.
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I say that because before in the past,
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Microsoft had a setup so that you had to pass
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two exams in order for you to acquire the certification.
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That's not the case anymore.
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Now you only have one exam you have to
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take and you have two hours to take it,
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which is plenty of time.
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The question types that you're going to be seeing on
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the exam are going to be multiple choice and
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multiple answer and you may encounter
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some simulation questions. How many questions?
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Well, 40-60.
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This varies depending on the exam set that you get.
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There's different exam sets that Microsoft creates,
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that Azure creates, and they issue to you and
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it's assigned at random.
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Really, there's not any way
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to determine which one you're going to get.
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I always like to air on the side of caution and
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prepare for the worst-case scenario.
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I would say prepare for 60 questions,
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but there's a chance you may get less.
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All right, everybody. That about wraps up this one.
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I know it was a quick lesson.
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I will see you in the next lecture.
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