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Microsoft Certified

Azure Administrator Associate

An Azure Administrator is responsible for implementing, monitoring, and maintaining Microsoft Azure solutions, including major services related to compute, storage, network, and security. Get certified today.

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Step 1: Review the skills and knowledge required to certify.

Step 2: Train for certification exams.

Step 3: Take a practice exam.

Step 4: Schedule your exams and get certified.

Required exams

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Exam AZ-100: Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment

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Exam AZ-101: Microsoft Azure Integration and Security

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Exam AZ-102: Microsoft Azure Administrator Certification Transition

This exam is intended only for candidates who have taken Exam 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions. If you have not taken Exam 533, you will not earn a certification by taking this exam.

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Skills and knowledge

Candidates who earn an Azure Administrator certification are verified by Microsoft to have the following skills and knowledge.

Manage Azure subscriptions
  • assign administrator permissions
  • configure cost center quotas and tagging
  • configure subscription policies
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
  • allocate resource policies
  • configure resource locks
  • configure resource policies
  • implement and set tagging on resource groups
  • move resources across resource groups
  • remove resource groups
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
  • 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 backup policy
  • perform a restore operation
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
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 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
Manage Azure Active Directory (AD)
  • add custom domains
  • configure Azure AD Identity Protection, Azure AD Join, and Enterprise State Roaming
  • configure self-service password reset
  • implement conditional access policies
  • manage multiple directories
  • perform an access review
Manage Azure AD objects (users, groups, and devices)
  • create users and groups
  • manage user and group properties
  • manage device settings
  • perform bulk user updates
Implement and manage hybrid identities
  • install and configure Azure AD Connect
  • configure federation and single sign-on
  • manage Azure AD Connect
  • manage password sync and writeback
Evaluate migration scenarios by using Azure Migrate
  • discover and assess environment
  • identify workloads that can and cannot be deployed
  • identify ports to open
  • identify changes to network
  • identify if target environment is supported
  • setup domain accounts and credentials
Migrate servers to Azure
  • migrate by using Azure Site Recovery (ASR)
  • migate using P2V
  • configure storage
  • create a backup vault
  • prepare source and target environments
  • backup and restore data
  • deploy Azure Site Recovery (ASR) agent
  • prepare virtual network
Configure serverless computing
  • manage a Logic App resource
  • manage Azure Function app settings
  • manage Event Grid
  • manage Service Bus
Manage App Service Plans
  • configure application for scaling
  • enable monitoring and diagnostics
  • configure App Service plans
Manage App services
  • assign SSL Certificates
  • configure application settings
  • configure deployment slots
  • configure Azure content delivery network (CDN) integration
  • manage App service protection
  • manage roles for an App service
  • create and manage App Service environment
Implement application load balancing
  • configure application gateway and load balancing rules
  • implement front end IP configurations
  • manage application load balancing
Implement Azure load balancer
  • configure internal load balancer, load balancing rules, and public load balancer
  • manage Azure load balancing
Monitor and manage networking
  • monitor on-premises connectivity
  • use network resource monitoring and Network Watcher
  • manage external networking and 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
  • manage on-premises connectivity with Azure
Implement Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
  • enable MFA for an Azure tenant
  • configure user accounts for MFA
  • configure fraud alerts
  • configure bypass options
  • configure trusted IPs
  • configure verification methods
  • manage role-based access control (RBAC)
  • implement RBAC policies
  • assign RBAC Roles
  • create a custom role
  • configure access to Azure resources by assigning roles
  • configure management access to Azure
Manage 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
Implement Azure AD Privileged Identity Management (PIM)
  • activate a PIM role
  • configure just-in-time access, permanent access, PIM management access, and time-bound access
  • create a Delegated Approver account
  • enable PIM
  • process pending approval requests

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