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Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate

Azure Administrators implement, monitor, and maintain Microsoft Azure solutions, including major services related to compute, storage, network, and security. Learn more about changes to this certification that take effect on May 1, 2019.

Required exams: Exam AZ-100 and Exam AZ-101, or Transition Exam AZ-102.

Optional prerequisite: 1 exam | See details

Prerequisite for: Microsoft Certified: Azure DevOps Engineer Expert

Skills measured

Manage Azure subscriptions and resources

Manage 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 test 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 group
  • configure resource locks
  • configure resource policies
  • implement and set tagging on resource groups
  • move resources across resource groups
  • remove resource groups

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 backup policy
  • perform a restore operation

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

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

Manage identities

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 and perform server migration to Azure

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)
  • migrate using P2V
  • configure storage
  • create a recovery services vault
  • prepare source and target environments
  • backup and restore data
  • deploy Azure Site Recovery (ASR) agent
  • prepare virtual network

Implement and manage application services

Configure serverless computing

  • create and manage objects
  • 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 advanced virtual networking

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

Secure identities

Implement Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

  • enable MFA for an Azure AD 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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Exam AZ-100

Exam AZ-100: Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment

Retires May 1, 2019

Languages: English

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: manage Azure subscriptions and resources, implement and manage storage, deploy and manage virtual machines (VMs), configure and manage virtual networks, and manage identities. Learn more.

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Exam AZ-101

Exam AZ-101: Microsoft Azure Integration and Security

Retires May 1, 2019

Languages: English

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: secure identities, evaluate and perform server migration to Azure, implement and manage application services, and implement advanced virtual networking. Learn more.

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Exam AZ-102

Exam AZ-102: Microsoft Azure Administrator Certification Transition

Retires: June 30, 2019

Languages: English

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. Learn more.

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Official Practice Test for Exam AZ-102

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Exam AZ-103

Exam AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator

Available May 1, 2019

Languages: English

Starting on May 1, 2019, you will only need to pass one exam—AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator—to earn this certification. This new exam combines the skills covered in AZ-100 and AZ-101, with the majority of the new exam coming from AZ-100. Learn more.

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