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Microsoft Azure Administrator

Course number: CGIMAA40

Azure Administrator Associate training is aligned with the latest 2018 edition of Exam AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator which is a combination of AZ-100 and AZ-101. The training covers everything you’ll need to know as an Azure administrator, including managing subscriptions and resources, implementing storage, deploying virtual machines and networks, managing and securing identities, migrating servers to Azure, and managing app services.

What are the course objectives?

The Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate training course is ideal for Azure Administrator roles that emphasize deployment, management, and monitoring of Azure infrastructure resources. The holistic certification training will provide you with a deep-rooted comprehension of the entire administrative lifecycle of Azure environments and show you how to maintain services related to compute, storage, network, and security. Upon completion of the course, Azure administrators will be able to accept requests for infrastructure services and applications, make suggestions on services for optimal performance and scale, and provision, size, monitor, and adjust resources.

What skills will you learn?

After completing the Azure Administrator training course, you will be able to:

  • Manage Azure subscriptions, billing, and role-based access control with Azure users and groups
  • Utilize Azure Monitor to configure alerts and review the Azure Activity Log
  • Deploy resources with ARM templates and organize Azure resources
  • Implement, manage, and secure storage with shared access keys, Azure backup, and Azure File Sync
  • Store and access data using Azure Content Delivery Network and the Import and Export service
  • Build, execute, manage, and monitor virtual machines in Azure Portal with Azure PowerShell
  • Use Azure DNS domains, zones, record types, and resolution methods
  • Execute site connectivity schemas comprising VNet-to-VNet connections and virtual network peering
  • Integrate, secure, and manage identities with Azure Active Directory, Self-Service Password Reset, Azure AD Identity Protection, and integrated SaaS applications
  • Migrate servers to Azure
  • Implement use cases and configuration options for Azure App Services and App Service environments
  • Manage and secure web apps with backup, restore, snapshot, and cloning
  • Deploy serverless computing features such as Azure Functions, Event Grid, and Service Bus
  • Configure Azure Load Balancer, Azure Traffic Manager, and Azure Application Gateway
  • Use Azure RBAC to grant a granular level of access based on an administrator’s assigned tasks
  • Utilize Azure Multi-Factor Authentication to configure strong authentication for users at sign-in
  • Execute Azure AD Privileged Identity Management to configure access rights based on the just-in-time administration
Target Audience

• Azure administrators and engineers
• System administrators looking to expand into Azure
• IT professionals


Microsoft Azure Administrator


Exam AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator
NOTE: This exam is a combination and replacement for 2 exams previously known as AZ-100: Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment and AZ-101: Microsoft Azure Integration and Security.


Post class completion, students can appear for Exam AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator

Course Content
Module 1. Manage Azure subscriptions and resources

Managing Azure Subscriptions
• Assign administrator permissions
• Configure cost center quotas and tagging
• Configure Azure subscription policies at Azure subscription level

Analyze resource utilization and consumption
• Configure diagnostic settings on resources
• Create baseline for resources
• Create and rest alerts
• Analyze alerts across subscription
• Analyze metrics across subscription
• Create action groups
• Monitor for unused resources
• Monitor spend
• Report on spend
• Utilize Log Search query functions

View alerts in Log Analytics
• Manage resource groups
• Use Azure policies for resource groups
• Configure resource locks
• Configure resource policies
• Identify auditing requirements
• Implement and set tagging on resource groups
• Move resources across resource groups
• Remove resource groups

Managed role-based access control (RBAC)
• Create a custom role
• Configure access to Azure resources by assigning roles
• Configure management access to Azure, troubleshoot RBAC, implement RBAC policies, assign RBAC
• Roles

Module 2. Implement and manage storage

Create and configure storage accounts
• Configure network access to the storage account
• Create and configure storage account
• Generate shared access signature
• Install and use Azure Storage Explorer
• Manage access keys
• Monitor activity log by using Log Analytics
• Implement Azure storage replication

Import and export data to Azure
• Create export from Azure job
• Create import into Azure job
• Use Azure Data Box
• Configure and use Azure blob storage
• Configure Azure content delivery network (CDN) endpoints

Configure Azure files
• Create Azure file share
• Create Azure File Sync service
• Create Azure sync group
• Troubleshoot Azure File Sync

Implement Azure backup
• Configure and review backup reports
• Perform backup operation
• Create Recovery Services Vault
• Create and configure a backup policy
• Perform a restore operation

Module 3. Deploy and manage virtual machines (VMs)

Create and configure a VM for Windows and Linux
• Configure high availability
• Configure monitoring, networking, storage, and virtual machine size
• Deploy and configure scale sets

Automate deployment of VMs
• Modify Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template
• Configure location of new VMs
• Configure VHD template
• Deploy from template
• Save a deployment as an ARM template
• Deploy Windows and Linux VMs

Manage Azure VM
• Add data discs
• Add network interfaces
• Automate configuration management by using PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) and VM Agent by using custom script extensions
• Manage VM sizes; move VMs from one resource group to another
• Redeploy VMs

Manage VM backups
• Configure VM backup
• Define backup policies
• Implement backup policies
• Perform VM restore
• Azure Site Recovery

Module 4. Configure and manage virtual networks

Create connectivity between virtual networks
• Create and configure VNET peering
• Create and configure VNET to VNET
• Verify virtual network connectivity
• Create virtual network gateway

Implement and manage virtual networking
• Configure private and public IP addresses, network routes, network interface, subnets, and virtual network
• Configure name resolution
• Configure Azure DNS
• Configure custom DNS settings
• Configure private and public DNS zones

Create and configure a Network Security Group (NSG)
• Create security rules
• Associate NSG to a subnet or network interface
• Identify required ports
• Evaluate effective security rules

Implement Azure load balancer
• Configure internal load balancer, configure load balancing rules, configure public load balancer, troubleshoot
• Monitor and troubleshoot virtual networking
• Monitor on-premises connectivity, use Network resource monitoring, use Network Watcher, troubleshoot external
• networking, troubleshoot virtual network connectivity
• Integrate on-premises network with Azure virtual network
• Create and configure Azure VPN Gateway, create and configure site to site VPN, configure Express Route, verify on premises connectivity, troubleshoot on premises connectivity with Azure

Module 5. Manage identities

Manage Azure Active Directory (AD)
• Add custom domains
• Azure AD Join
• Configure self-service password reset
• Manage multiple directories

Manage Azure AD objects (users, groups, and devices)
• Create users and groups
• Manage user and group properties
• Manage device settings
• Perform bulk user updates
• Manage guest accounts

Implement and manage hybrid identities
• Install Azure AD Connect, including password hash and pass-through synchronization
• Use Azure AD Connect to configure federation with on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
• Manage Azure AD Connect
• Manage password sync and password writeback

Implement multi-factor authentication (MFA)
• Configure user accounts for MFA, enable MFA by using bulk update, configure fraud alerts, configure bypass options, configure Trusted IPs, configure verification methods

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