This learning path is designed to help you and your team prepare for the AZ-100 Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment exam. Even if you don't plan to take the exam, these courses and hands-on labs will help you gain a solid understanding of how to manage a variety of Azure services.
The AZ-100 and AZ-101 exams replace the older 70-533 exam, which will be retired on December 31, 2018. These two exams are part of Microsoft’s new role-based certification program. Candidates who pass both exams will earn the Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate certification.
The AZ-100 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.
- 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
- IT professionals who want to become Azure cloud architects
- IT professionals preparing for Microsoft’s AZ-100 exam
- General knowledge of IT architecture
Learning Path Steps
Knowledge Check: Introduction to Azure Storage
Working with Azure Storage using PowerShell, you will explore the different storage types, manage storage account keys, and generate shared access signatures.
Learn how to configure and start your first Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine (VM) from the Azure portal. Once running, you will connect to the VM via the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). Basic VM controls are also explored, such as start, stop, restart and del...
Knowledge Check: Azure Resource Manager Virtual Machines
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
Knowledge Check: Introduction to Azure Resource Manager
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
Knowledge Check: Introduction to Azure Virtual Networking
Knowledge Check: Azure Active Directory Security
Preparation Exam: Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment (AZ-100)
Added "Analyzing Resource Utilization on Azure” course
A new Lab has been added. The Lab explores automating Azure File Sync deployments on an Azure VM using PowerShell and the VM Agent Custom Script Extensions.
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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).