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Exam AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator

Starting on May 1, 2019, you only need to pass Exam AZ-103 to earn this certification. This new exam combines the skills covered in AZ-100 and AZ-101 (which retired on May 1, 2019), with the majority of the... new exam coming from AZ-100.

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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Exam AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator

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Starting on May 1, 2019, you only need to pass Exam AZ-103 to earn this certification. This new exam combines the skills covered in AZ-100 and AZ-101 (which retired on May 1, 2019), with the majority of the new exam coming from AZ-100. 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.

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Skills measured

Manage Azure subscriptions and resources (15-20%)

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 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

Implement and manage storage (15-20%)

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) (15-20%)

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

Configure and manage virtual networks (30-35%)

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 load balancing

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

Manage identities (15-20%)

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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