February 24

Passed AZ-500: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies

Yep, you’ve read that right. I have passed the AZ-500: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies exam. When I did that, I got an email saying I won the following prize:

Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate

It’s been awhile since I picked up the Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert. It feels good to get another one. Specifically, the feeling you get when you click “Finish Test” in the exam, your score is displayed, and you passed.

I had the following question on BJSS’s Slack this morning:

What practice exams did you do @Tony Cardella ? Any recommended learning materials ?

Sean D.

Excellent question and one that I’ve had before starting exam prep. Starting from scratch is a little daunting so I hope this helps point someone in the right direction.

By themselves, no bullet point covers all the bases, rather each one provides a slightly different perspective on the exam. I do want to make sure I call out John Savill’s Technical Training YouTube channel for the excellent video he put together. The video is almost 3 hours long and it looks like he filmed it in a single take. Respect.

So what’s next? I’m not sure yet. I’m flirting with the idea of taking Exam DP-900: Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals. I’m open to other ideas though. Got an idea? Let me know.