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
This introduction to the Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment learning path covers the requirements of the Microsoft AZ-100 exam and how they will be covered.
In this course, you'll learn how to manage subscriptions and resource groups in Azure.
This course looks into how to capture log data and metrics from Azure services and feed this information into different locations for processing.
In this course, you will learn how to use the core Azure Storage services as building blocks for Azure applications and virtual machines.
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.
In this Lab, you will create an Azure File Sync sync topology consisting of two Windows Server 2016 VMs running in Azure.
In this course, you will learn how to plan and deploy Azure Backup and how to manage backups on a day-to-day basis.
This course gives you an overview of VMs, and how to create, configure, and monitor them in Azure Resource Manager.
In this lab, you'll learn how to configure and start your first Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine (VM) from the Azure portal.
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
This course introduces you to Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and how to use it for processing templates that specify resource deployments.
Knowledge Check: Introduction to Azure Resource Manager
In this course, you will learn two different ways to connect virtual networks together in Azure.
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
In this course, you will learn everything you need to get started with setting up virtual networks inside Azure.
Knowledge Check: Introduction to Azure Virtual Networking
In this course, you'll learn about Azure AD fundamentals and Cloud Security, and will gain an understanding of Identity Management.
Knowledge Check: Azure Active Directory Security
Cert Prep: Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment (AZ-100)
About the Author
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).