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Becoming Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate

Why Certifications?

Earn a technical certification that shows you are keeping pace with today’s technical roles and requirements. Skill up, prove your expertise to employers and peers and get the recognition and opportunities you’ve earned.

What Does an Azure Administrator Do?

Azure Administrators implement, monitor, and maintain Microsoft Azure solutions, including major services related to compute, storage, network, and security.

Skills Measured on the Exam

  • Manage Azure subscriptions and resources (15-20%)
  • Implement and manage storage (15-20%)
  • Deploy and manage virtual machines (VMs) (15-20%)
  • Configure and manage virtual networks (30-35%)
  • Manage identities (15-20%)

Optional prerequisite

Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals

Prove that you understand cloud concepts, core Azure Services, Azure pricing and support, and the fundamentals of cloud security, privacy, compliance and trust.

How to Prepare for Certification

AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator training at Babbage Simmel.

Additional Available Resources

There are a lot of resources to help you and the student learn about Azure. We recommend you bookmark these pages.

  • Azure forums. The Azure forums are very active. You can search the threads for a specific area of interest. You can also browse categories like Azure Storage, Pricing and Billing, Azure Virtual Machines, and Azure Migrate.
  • Mindhub certification practice tests. Take a Microsoft Official Practice Test for exam AZ-100 or exam AZ-101.
  • Channel 9. Channel 9 provides a wealth of informational videos, shows, and events.
  • Azure Tuesdays with Corey. Corey Sanders answers your questions about Microsoft Azure – Virtual Machines, Web Sites, Mobile Services, Dev/Test etc.
  • Azure Fridays. Join Scott Hanselman as he engages one-on-one with the engineers who build the services that power Microsoft Azure, as they demo capabilities, answer Scott’s questions, and share their insights.
  • Microsoft Azure Blog. Keep current on what’s happening in Azure, including what’s now in preview, generally available, news & updates, and more.
  • Azure Documentation. Stay informed on the latest products, tools, and features. Get information on pricing, partners, support, and solutions.

AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator training at Babbage Simmel.