Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate

Microsoft Azure Administrators maintain, monitor, and implement cloud solutions using Microsoft Azure. These solutions include services such as compute, networking, storage, and identity / security.

The Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator certification is meant for Azure Administrators who manage cloud services that span storage, security, networking, and compute capabilities within the Microsoft Azure cloud. This new certification consists of 1 certification exam, and will be earned by passing the AZ-103 certification exam.

Certification Target Audience

The AZ-103 Microsoft Azure Administrator certification exam is geared towards Azure Administrator candidates who manage cloud services that span compute, networking, storage, security, and other cloud capabilities within Microsoft Azure. These candidates should have a deep understanding of each service across the full IT life cycle; including infrastructure services, applications, and environments. They will also be able to make recommendations on services to us for optimal performance and scale, including provision, size, monitor, and adjust Azure resources.

Skills Measured

Here's very high level list of the skills measured on this exam:

  • Manage Azure subscriptions and resources
    • Manage Azure subscriptions
    • Analyze resource utilization and consumption
    • Manage resource groups
    • Managed role based access controls (RBAC)
  • Implement and manage storage
    • Create and configure storage accounts
    • Import and export data to Azure
    • Configure Azure files
    • Implement Azure backup
  • Deploy and manage virtual machines (VMs)
    • Create and configure a VM for Windows and Linux
    • Automate deployment of VMs
    • Manage Azure VM
    • Manage VM backups
  • Configure and manage virtual networks
    • Crate connectivity between virtual networks
    • Implement and manage virtual networking
    • Configure name resolution
    • Create and configure a Network Security Group (NSG)
    • Implement Azure load balancer
    • Monitor and troubleshoot virtual networking
    • Integrate on premises network with Azure virtual network
  • Manage identities
    • Manage Azure Active Directory (AD)
    • Manage Azure AD objects (users, groups, and devices)
    • Implement and manage hybrid identities
    • Implement multi-factor authentication (MFA)

When studying for this exam, be sure to double check with the official exam objectives list from Microsoft to ensure you cover all the necessary objectives.

Next Step: Upgrade to Azure DevOps Engineer Expert

Once you have already earned the Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate certification, you can go one step further and earn the Microsoft Certified: Azure DevOps Engineer Expert certification. The DevOps Engineer Expert certification is earned by passing 1 additional certification exam; the AZ-400 exam.

Exam AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator

The AZ-103 Microsoft Azure Administrator certification exam tests and validates your expertise as an Azure Administrator. This exam tests your expertise in managing cloud services that span compute, networking, storage, security, and other cloud capabilities within Microsoft Azure.

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