AZ-103 Exam Preparation: Microsoft Azure Administrator

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Description

Overview

This Learning Path is designed to help you and your team prepare for the AZ-103 Microsoft Azure Administrator exam. Even if you don't plan to take the exam, these Courses and Hands-on Labs will help you get started on your way to becoming an Azure administrator.

The AZ-103 exam replaces the AZ-100 and AZ-101 exams, which were retired on May 1, 2019. This exam is part of Microsoft’s new role-based certification program. Candidates who pass the AZ-103 exam will earn the Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate certification.

The AZ-103 exam tests your knowledge of five subject areas, and that’s how we’ve structured this Learning Path as well. We’ll start with managing Azure subscriptions and resources. Next, we’ll get into implementing and managing storage, including Azure Storage, Azure File Sync, and Recovery Services Vault. Then you’ll learn how to deploy and manage virtual machines running either Windows or Linux. After that, we’ll go into configuring and managing enterprise-grade virtual networks. Finally, we’ll cover how to manage identities using Azure Active Directory, which is a managed version of Microsoft’s tried and true directory software.

Learning Objectives

  • Manage Azure subscriptions and resources
  • Implement and manage Azure storage
  • Deploy and manage Azure virtual machines
  • Configure and manage Azure virtual networks
  • Manage Azure identities

Intended Audience

  • IT professionals who want to become Azure administrators
  • IT professionals preparing for Microsoft’s AZ-103 exam

Prerequisites

  • General knowledge of IT architecture

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Training Content

1
Course - Beginner - 4m
AZ-103 Exam Preparation: Introduction
This introduction to the Microsoft Azure Administrator learning path gives an overview of the requirements for the Microsoft AZ-103 exam and how they will be covered.
2
Course - Beginner - 50m
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Overview of Azure Services
This course gives an overview of the services available on Azure and shows how to create virtual machines and web apps using the Azure CLI and Azure Portal.
3
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 30m
Start Your First Azure Virtual Machine (Windows)
In this lab, you'll learn how to configure and start your first Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine (VM) from the Azure portal.
4
Course - Beginner - 38m
Managing Azure Subscriptions and Resource Groups
In this course, you'll learn how to manage subscriptions and resource groups in Azure.
5
Course - Intermediate - 19m
Managing Role-Based Access Control on Azure
In this course, you'll learn about Azure Role-Based Access Control and gain skills to allow you to manage access to resources in Azure.
6
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 15m
Manage Access to Azure With Role-Based Access Control
Learn Role Based access control for the Microsoft Azure Cloud
7
Course - Intermediate - 55m
Analyzing Resource Utilization on Azure
This course looks into how to capture log data and metrics from Azure services and feed this information into different locations for processing.
8
Course - Beginner - 49m
Introduction to Azure Storage
In this course, you will learn how to use the core Azure Storage services as building blocks for Azure applications and virtual machines.
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Exam - 20m
Knowledge Check: Introduction to Azure Storage
Knowledge Check: Introduction to Azure Storage
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Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 2h 10m
Working with Azure Storage Using PowerShell
Working with Azure Storage using PowerShell, you will explore the different storage types, manage storage account keys, and generate shared access signatures.
11
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 1h 50m
Synchronize Files Across Servers with Azure File Sync
In this Lab, you will create an Azure File Sync sync topology consisting of two Windows Server 2016 VMs running in Azure.
12
Course - Beginner - 50m
Implementing Azure Backups
In this course, you will learn how to plan and deploy Azure Backup and how to manage backups on a day-to-day basis.
13
Course - Intermediate - 1h 27m
Getting Started with Azure Virtual Machines
This course will give you a basic understanding of Azure virtual machines (VMs) and how you can use them in your Azure environments.
14
Course - Advanced - 56m
Advanced VM Management in Azure
This course offers an in-depth look at VM scale sets, VM configuration management, VM storage options, and VM monitoring within Azure.
15
Exam - 20m
Knowledge Check: Getting Started with Azure Virtual Machines
Knowledge Check: Getting Started with Azure Virtual Machines
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Course - Intermediate - 52m
Introduction to Azure Resource Manager
This course introduces you to Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and how to use it for processing templates that specify resource deployments.
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Exam - 20m
Knowledge Check: Introduction to Azure Resource Manager
Knowledge Check: Introduction to Azure Resource Manager
18
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h
Deploy and Modify Azure Resource Manager Templates
In this lab, you will practice the basics of Azure Resource Manager by creating a basic template that will launch an Azure web app.
19
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 1h 20m
Using PowerShell DSC on Windows
Using PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) on Windows, configure a DSC pull server and a DSC target node to pull its configuration from the pull server
20
Course - Intermediate - 54m
Introduction to Azure Virtual Networking
In this course, you will learn everything you need to get started with setting up virtual networks inside Azure.
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Exam - 30m
Knowledge Check: Introduction to Azure Virtual Networking
Knowledge Check: Introduction to Azure Virtual Networking
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Course - Intermediate - 31m
Azure Network Connectivity and Name Resolution
In this course, you will learn two different ways to connect virtual networks together in Azure.
23
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 1h 30m
Connect Azure Virtual Networks with VNet Peering
Understand when and why you would want to use Azure VNet peering in this Lab as you implement peering to solve a practical design challenge
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Course - Advanced - 38m
Managing Connectivity with Azure Network Watcher
In this course, you’ll learn about both troubleshooting and monitoring.
25
Course - Advanced - 1h 41m
Designing for Azure Identity Management
In this course, you'll learn how to implement and deploy identity management on Azure to better protect your organization with this expertly instructed training content.
26
Course - Beginner - 41m
Azure Active Directory Security
In this course, you'll learn about Azure AD fundamentals and Cloud Security, and will gain an understanding of Identity Management.
27
Exam - 20m
Knowledge Check: Microsoft Azure Security Solutions
Knowledge Check: Microsoft Azure Security Solutions
28
Course - Intermediate - 24m
Implementing Multi-Factor Authentication on Azure
In this course, you'll learn how to implement Multi-Factor Authentication on Azure.
29
Course - Beginner - 1m
AZ-103 Exam Preparation: Additional Resources
This short video gives you a list of some of the other resources you should review before taking the Microsoft AZ-103 exam.
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Hands-on Lab Challenge - Beginner - 1h 30m
Azure Virtual Machine Basic Challenge
In this lab challenge, you'll need to prove your knowledge of Azure Virtual Machines.
31
Hands-on Lab Challenge - Intermediate - 2h
Microsoft Azure Administrator AZ-103 Challenge
In this lab challenge, you'll need to prove your general knowledge of content related to the AZ-103 certification.
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Exam - 2h 30m
Cert Prep: Microsoft Azure Administrator (AZ-103)
Cert Prep: Microsoft Azure Administrator (AZ-103)
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Guy launched his first training website in 1995 and he's been helping people learn IT technologies ever since. He has been a sysadmin, instructor, sales engineer, IT manager, and entrepreneur. In his most recent venture, he founded and led a cloud-based training infrastructure company that provided virtual labs for some of the largest software vendors in the world. Guy’s passion is making complex technology easy to understand. His activities outside of work have included riding an elephant and skydiving (although not at the same time).