AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator
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A NEW VERSION OF THIS EXAM, AZ-104, BECAME AVAILABLE ON APRIL 2, 2020. You will be able to take this exam until it retires on or around August 31, 2020. Note: Exams retire at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time.
Starting on May 1, 2019, you only need to pass Exam AZ-103 to earn this certification. This new exam combines the skills covered in AZ-100 and AZ-101 (which retired on May 1, 2019), with the majority of the new exam coming from AZ-100.
Candidates for this exam are Azure Administrators who manage cloud services that span storage, security, networking, and compute cloud capabilities. Candidates have a deep understanding of each service across the full IT lifecycle, and take requests for infrastructure services, applications, and environments. They make recommendations on services to use for optimal performance and scale, as well as provision, size, monitor, and adjust resources as appropriate.
Candidates for this exam should have proficiency in using PowerShell, the Command Line Interface, Azure Portal, ARM templates, operating systems, virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures, and networking.
NOTE: You will earn the following certification if you pass this exam: Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate.
Modules in this learning path
Introduction to Docker containers6 Units32 min
Describes the benefits of using Docker containers as a containerization platform. Discuss the infrastructure provided by the Docker platform.
Build a containerized web application with Docker8 Units57 min
Package a web app so that it can be deployed as a Docker image and run from an Azure Container Instance.
Build and store container images with Azure Container Registry6 Units49 min
Azure Container Registry is a managed Docker registry service based on the open-source Docker Registry 2.0. Container Registry is private, hosted in Azure, and allows you to build, store, and manage images for all types of container deployments. Learn how to build and store container images with Azure Container Registry.
Run Docker containers with Azure Container Instances7 Units48 min
Learn how to run containerized apps using Docker containers with Azure Container Instances (ACI).
Deploy and run a containerized web app with Azure App Service8 Units46 min
Create a Docker image and store it in a repository in Azure Container Registry. Use Azure App Service to deploy a web application based on the Docker image. Configure continuous deployment for the web app by using a webhook that monitors the Docker image for changes.
Introduction to Azure Kubernetes Service6 Units25 min
Determine the types of business problems that can be solved using Azure Kubernetes Service. Describe the benefits of container orchestration with features like deployment management, automatic updates, and self-healing.
Introduction to Kubernetes7 Units53 min
Determine the types of business problems that you can solve by using Kubernetes. Describe the benefits of container orchestration with features like deployment management, automatic updates, and self-healing.
Modules in this learning path
Control and organize Azure resources with Azure Resource Manager8 Units46 min
Use Azure Resource Manager to organize resources, enforce standards, and protect critical assets from deletion.
Align requirements with cloud types and service models in Azure8 Units35 min
Azure supports three approaches to deploying cloud resources – public, private, and the hybrid cloud. Selecting between them will change several factors of the services you move into Azure including cost, maintenance requirements, and security. In this module, we will look at all three types and help you make an informed decision about which one to leverage for your services. We’ll also quickly look at the service models supported by Azure which can help you determine the services you should start with when planning out an Azure deployment.
Control Azure services with the CLI6 Units34 min
Install the Azure CLI locally and use it to manage Azure resources.
Automate Azure tasks using scripts with PowerShell9 Units1 hr 11 min
Install Azure PowerShell locally and use it to manage Azure resources.
Predict costs and optimize spending for Azure9 Units1 hr 14 min
Cost is one of the most important aspects of the cloud and can have a massive impact on your business. Azure has several tools available to help you get a better understanding of cloud spend and some best practices that you can leverage to help you save money.
Move Azure resources to another resource group8 Units42 min
Identify Azure resources that you can move to a different resource group. Use the Azure portal to move resources.
Modules in this learning path
Manage virtual machines with the Azure CLI9 Units51 min
Learn how to use the cross-platform Azure CLI to create, start, stop, and perform other management tasks related to virtual machines in Azure.
Build Azure Resource Manager templates7 Units37 min
Learn how Resource Manager templates express your deployments as code, enabling you to deploy faster and more reliably.
Configure the network for your virtual machines8 Units1 hr 34 min
Learn how to configure networking in a secure way for your Azure virtual machines.
Introduction to Azure virtual machines8 Units1 hr 7 min
Learn about the decisions you make before creating a virtual machine, the options to create and manage the VM, and the extensions and services you use to manage your VM.
Create a Linux virtual machine in Azure9 Units1 hr 26 min
In this module, we discuss how to create a Linux virtual machine using the Azure portal.
Create a Windows virtual machine in Azure7 Units51 min
Azure virtual machines (VMs) enable you to create dedicated compute resources in minutes that can be used just like a physical desktop or server machine.
Secure your Azure virtual machine disks8 Units59 min
Use Azure Disk Encryption (ADE) to encrypt OS and data disks on existing and new VMs.
Keep your virtual machines updated6 Units35 min
Deploy the Azure Update Management solution to update virtual machines in your cloud environment.
Add and size disks in Azure virtual machines7 Units36 min
Understand and create the different types of disk storage available to Azure virtual machines (VMs).
Caching and performance in Azure storage disks7 Units44 min
Moving data as fast as possible is good for business. Learn about disk performance in Azure, how caching can help optimize read and write access to storage, and how to enable caching to help optimize the performance of Azure VM disks.
Protect your virtual machine settings with Azure Automation State Configuration5 Units54 min
Create a desired state configuration script that checks that IIS is installed. Onboard virtual machines (VMs) for management by Azure Automation. Automatically install IIS on the VMs where that feature is missing.
Monitor the health of your Azure virtual machine by collecting and analyzing diagnostic data9 Units43 min
Evaluate monitoring options for an Azure virtual machine (VM). Enable diagnostics to get data about your VM. View VM metrics and create an alert to monitor performance.
Modules in this learning path
Top 5 security items to consider before pushing to production7 Units45 min
Secure your web applications on Azure and protect your apps against the most common and dangerous web application attacks.
Security, responsibility, and trust in Azure11 Units1 hr 16 min
Discuss the basic concepts for protecting your infrastructure and data when you work in the cloud. Understand what responsibilities are yours and what Azure takes care of for you.
Secure your Azure resources with role-based access control (RBAC)8 Units37 min
Learn how to use RBAC to manage access to resources in Azure.
Configure security policies to manage data6 Units39 min
Learn how to set up policies to classify, retain, and protect your cloud-based data.
Secure your Azure Storage account8 Units45 min
Learn how Azure Storage provides multilayered security to protect your data. Find out how to use access keys, to secure networks, and to use Advanced Threat Protection to proactively monitor your system.
Configure and manage secrets in Azure Key Vault6 Units29 min
Storing and handling secrets, encryption keys, and certificates directly is risky, and every usage introduces the possibility of unintentional data exposure. Azure Key Vault provides a secure storage area for managing all your app secrets so you can properly encrypt your data in transit or while it’s being stored.
Secure your Azure SQL Database8 Units1 hr 7 min
Secure your Azure SQL Database to keep your data secure and diagnose potential security concerns as they happen.
- 4 days
About this course
- 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.