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Microsoft Azure Integration and Security

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Skills measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam. View video tutorials about the variety of question types on Microsoft exams.

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Evaluate and perform server migration to Azure (15-20%)
  • Evaluate migration scenarios by using Azure Migrate
    • May include but is not limited to: 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
    • May include but is not limited to: Migrate by using Azure Site Recovery (ASR), migate 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 (20-25%)
  • Configure serverless computing
    • May include but is not limited to: Create and manage objects, manage an Logic App Resource, manage Azure Function app settings, manage Event Grid, manage Service Bus
  • Manage App Service Plan
    • May include but is not limited to: Configure application for scaling, enable monitoring and diagnostics, configure App Service Plans
  • Manage App services
    • May include but is not limited to: Assign SSL Certificates, configure application settings, configure deployment slots, configure CDN integration, manage App service protection, manage roles for an App service, create and manage App Service Environment
Implement advanced virtual networking (30-35%)
  • Implement application load balancing
    • May include but is not limited to: Configure application gateway, configure load balancing rules, implement front end IP configurations, troubleshoot load balancing
  • Implement Azure load balancer
    • May include but is not limited to: Configure internal load balancer, configure load balancing rules, configure public load balancer, troubleshoot load balancing
  • Monitor and troubleshoot networking
    • May include but is not limited to: 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
    • May include but is not limited to: 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
Secure identities (25-30%)
  • Implement multi-factor authentication (MFA)
    • May include but is not limited to: Configure user accounts for MFA, enable MFA by using bulk update, configure fraud alerts, configure bypass options, configure Trusted IPs, configure verification methods
  • Manage role based access control (RBAC)
    • May include but is not limited to: 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
    • May include but is not limited to: Activate a PIM role, configure Just-in-time access, configure permanent access, configure PIM management access, configure time-bound access, create a Delegated Approver account, enable PIM, process pending approval requests

Preparation options

Instructor-led training
Practice test

Take a Microsoft Official Practice Test for exam AZ-101
Beginning in April 2017, over time, practice tests will become available in multiple languages, including Spanish, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), and Russian. To see when a specific language is offered for this practice test, please check back.

Who should take this exam?

Candidates for this exam are Azure Administrators who manage cloud services that span storage, security, networking, and compute cloud capabilities. Candidates have a deep understanding of each service across the full IT lifecycle, and take requests for infrastructure services, applications, and environments. They make recommendations on services to use for optimal performance and scale, as well as provision, size, monitor, and adjust resources as appropriate.

Candidates for this exam should have proficiency in using PowerShell, the Command Line Interface, Azure Portal, ARM templates, operating systems, virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures, and networking.

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This preparation guide is subject to change at any time without prior notice and at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Microsoft exams might include adaptive testing technology and simulation items. Microsoft does not identify the format in which exams are presented. Please use this preparation guide to prepare for the exam, regardless of its format. To help you prepare for this exam, Microsoft recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product and that you use the specified training resources. These training resources do not necessarily cover all topics listed in the "Skills measured" section.