March 19, 2019 - Update from Microsoft
The AZ-103 track and exam was rolled out as a replacement for the AZ-100 + AZ-101 or AZ-102 exams for earning the Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate certification. This was a move to simplify the process to earning this certifications based on feedback received from customers.
This exam will be available for registration on or after May 1, 2019.
Please visit AZ-103: Azure Administrator Certification Track for training options.
The AZ-100 Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment certification track tests and validates your expertise as an Azure Administrator around managing cloud services that span storage, security, networking, and compute capabilities within the Microsoft Azure cloud and prepares you for Exam AZ-100: Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment.
Key Learning Areas
This training course track teaches IT Professionals:
- Manage their Azure subscriptions, including access, policies, and compliance, as well as how to track and estimate service usage and related costs.
- How cloud resources are managed in Azure through user and group ents
- Learn how to grant appropriate access to Azure AD users, groups, and services through Role-based access control (RBAC).
- Discover the core monitoring tools and capabilities provided by Azure, including Azure Alerts and Activity Log.
- Introduced to Log Analytics as a broad data analytics solution and use this service to query and analyze operational data.
- Learn about the Azure Resource Manager deployment model, and how to work with resources, resource groups and ARM templates.
- implement Azure storage solutions for a variety of scenarios.
- Learn about the different storage accounts and services as well as basic data replication concepts and available replication schemes. Students are also introduced to Storage Explorer as a convenient way to work with Azure storage data.
- Learn the types of storage and how to work with managed and custom disks.
- Azure blob storage is how Azure stores unstructured data in the cloud, and students learn how to work with blobs and blob containers.
- Learn how to use Azure Files to work with file shares that are accessed via the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol.
- In addition to blob storage, the course covers Table and Queue storage as storage options for structured data.
- Learn how to secure and manage storage using Shared Access Signatures (SAS) and Azure Backup, using Recovery Services Vault. Next, students learn how to use Azure File Sync to centralize an organization’s file Shares in Azure Files. Content Delivery Network (CDN) is used to store cached content on a distributed network of servers that are close to end users. Students learn how to optimize content delivery with Azure CDN, as well as how to transfer large amounts of data using the Azure Import/Export service.
- Learn how to monitor Azure storage by configuring metrics and alerts and using the Activity Log. Students learn how to analyze usage trends, trace requests, and diagnose issues with a storage account.
- How to create and manage virtual machines as part of an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) computing infrastructure.
- Learn how to assess their on-premises environment for virtual machine readiness in preparation for moving resources to the cloud, including sizing, pricing, and design considerations.
- Learn how to create and deploy virtual machines in Azure, using the Azure portal, PowerShell, and ARM templates. The course includes instruction on deploying custom images and Linux virtual machines.
- Learn how to configure the networking and storage components of virtual machines.
- Deploying highly available virtual machines is critical in the light of planned and unplanned events, and students learn how to use availability sets to ensure that virtual machine resources are available during downtime.
- Learn how to use extensions and Desired State Configuration (DSC) for post deployment automation and configuration tasks.
- Learn how to perform virtual machine backups, and to use Azure’s monitoring capabilities to collect, view, and analyze virtual machine diagnostic and log data.
- Configure and manage Azure virtual networks (VNets).
- The benefits of moving an infrastructure to the cloud, removing the need to maintain expensive datacenters are an appealing proposition for many small and medium-sized companies. Regardless, once resources are moved to Azure, they require the same networking functionality as an on-premises deployment, and this course deals with the basic network configuration tasks.
- The basis of IP addressing, with specific emphasis on how public and private IP addressing works in the cloud.
- Learn how to configure network routing and how to implement Azure DNS.
- Securing the network infrastructure is of key importance and students learn how to use Network Security Groups (NSGs) to limit network traffic to resources in a virtual network, by creating security rules that allow or deny inbound or outbound traffic.
- Learn how to use NSG logging to diagnose and troubleshoot network connectivity problems.
- Different connectivity scenarios for Azure virtual networks and students learn how to connect virtual networks with VNet-to-VNet VPN gateways and virtual network peering.
- Use Azure Active Directory (AD) to provide employees and customers with a multi-tenant cloud-based directory and identity management system.
- Learn the differences between Azure AD and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), as well the differences in functionality offered by the different editions of Azure AD.
- Learn how to configure self-service password reset, or to use the option of password writeback to reset user passwords regardless of their location. Students are then introduced to Azure AD Identity Protection and learn how they can use it to protect their organizations from compromised accounts, identity attacks, and configuration issues.
- Learn how to integrate Azure AD with the many Software as a Service (SaaS) applications that are used, in order to secure user access to those applications.
- Concepts of Azure domains and tenants, and users and groups are explained and students learn how to work with the various Azure AD objects. Students are introduced to Azure role-based access control to be able to provide a more granular access based on the principle of least privilege. An administrator, or user, can do exactly the task they need to accomplish; no more, no less.
- Learn how to work with Azure joined devices and Hybrid AD joined devices, enabling their users to be productive wherever and whenever – but ensuring that corporate assets are protected and that devices meet security and compliance standards.
- Learn how to use Azure AD Connect to integrate their on-premises directories with Azure AD, providing a common identity for their users of Office 365, Azure, and SaaS applications integrated with Azure AD.
- Learn how to use Azure AD Application Proxy to be able to provide their users with remote access to web application that are published on-premises, such as SharePoint sites, Outlook Web Access, or any other line of business (LOB) applications the organization has.
This certification track comes with the following benefits:
- Digital Courseware
- Practice Labs
- 30-Day Azure Pass
- Free Practice Exam
- Free AZ-100 Exam Voucher
Required courses to complete the AZ-100 Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment Certification Track:
AZ-100T01: Manage Subscription and Resources
AZ-100T02: Implementing and Managing Storage
AZ-100T03: Deploying and Managing Virtual Machines
AZ-100T04: Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
AZ-100T05: Manage Identities
Required Exam to complete the AZ-100 Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment Certification Track:
Exam AZ-100: Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment
This is one of two exam preparation course tracks required to earn the Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate Certification. You must also complete the AZ-101 Administrator Associate Certification Track and pass Exam AZ-101: Microsoft Azure Integration and Security in order to become a Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate.
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.
This course is for Azure Administrators. Azure Administrators manage the cloud services that span storage, networking, and compute cloud capabilities, with a deep understanding of each service across the full IT lifecycle. They take end-user requests for new cloud applications and make recommendations on services to use for optimal performance and scale, as well as provision, size, monitor and adjust as appropriate. This role requires communicating and coordinating with vendors. Azure Administrators use the Azure Portal and as they become more proficient they use PowerShell and the Command Line Interface.
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