Azure Administrator (AZ-103)
An Azure Administrator is responsible for implementing, monitoring, and maintaining Microsoft Azure solutions, including major services related to compute, storage, network, and security.
Steps to get certified:
- Prepare yourself for the exam with our online content (see below).
- Buy an exam voucher.
- Create a profile at https://microsoft.com/learning.
- Schedule your exam at https://microsoft.com/learning or directly from a Pearson VUE Test or Call Center.
Of course you can also contact us if you have any questions.
An online preparation course is available: Microsoft Azure Administrator
This course teaches IT Professionals how to manage their Azure subscriptions, create and scale virtual machines, implement storage solutions, configure virtual networking, back up and share data, connect Azure and on-premises sites, manage network traffic, implement Azure Active Directory, secure identities, and monitor your solution.
What You’ll Learn
- Administer Azure using the Azure portal, Cloud Shell, Azure PowerShell, CLI, and ARM templates.
- Plan for, create, and scale virtual machines.
- Implement Azure storage accounts, blob storage, Azure files, and shared access keys.
- Configure virtual networks including planning, IP addressing, Azure DNS, and network security groups.
- Configure data replication and backup files, folders, and virtual machines.
- Configure intersite connectivity solutions like VNet Peering, VNet-to-VNet connections, Site-to-Site connections, and ExpressRoute.
- Manage network traffic using service endpoints, network routing choices, Azure load balancer, Azure Traffic Manager, and Content Delivery Network.
- Manage subscriptions, accounts, users, groups, and billing. Implement Azure policies.
- Implement Azure Active Directory and Azure Active Directory Connect.
- Secure identities with MFA, Azure AD Identity Protection, AD Join, and Self-Service Password Reset.
- Share data using the Import and Export service, Data Box, and File Sync.
- Monitor Azure infrastructure with Azure Monitor, Azure alerts, Log Analytics, and Network Watcher.
Successful Azure Administrators start this role with experience on operating systems, virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures, and networking.
- Understanding of on-premises virtualization technologies, including: VMs, virtual networking, and virtual hard disks.
- Understanding of network configuration, including TCP/IP, Domain Name System (DNS), virtual private networks (VPNs), firewalls, and encryption technologies.
- Understanding of Active Directory concepts, including domains, forests, domain controllers, replication, Kerberos protocol, and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).
- Understanding of resilience and disaster recovery, including backup and restore operations.