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Is it real mandatory to pass AZ-104 before I can take AZ-305?

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I see bit confusing data around the learn portal and the forum, so asking this again. Is it real mandatory to pass AZ-104 before I can take AZ-305? Or is that just a recommendation/ guidance only?

 

Currently I hold AZ-900 and want to get AZ-305 without doing AZ-104. I do work with Azure in my work place, so I'm hands on. Only reason I skip the AZ-104 is that I work on Azure and also I want to speed up the certification path towards AZ-305 if that makes sense. Please clarify.

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No, you need both AZ-104 and AZ-305 to gain the Solution Architect certification.

You can sit them in either order

Microsoft Expert level certifications require you to have an Associate level certification. See Certification Prerequisites on https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/credentials/certifications/azure-solutions-architect/

@Julian_Sharp thanks for the reply. What do you mean by you can sit in either order? What happens if someone sits for AZ-305 first? They don't get their certification ID for the completion? If you can elaborate this bit more, that'd be great. Thanks.

There is no restriction as to which order you can take exams.
If you pass the AZ-305 exam first without passing AZ-104 you will not get a certification.
If you then pass the AZ-104 exam you will bet both the Azure Administrator Associate and the Azure Solution Architect Expert certificatoins
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best response confirmed by sudarsan10 (Copper Contributor)
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No, you need both AZ-104 and AZ-305 to gain the Solution Architect certification.

You can sit them in either order

Microsoft Expert level certifications require you to have an Associate level certification. See Certification Prerequisites on https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/credentials/certifications/azure-solutions-architect/

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