AZ-103 Certification Course Overview

Simplilearn’s Azure Administrator training provides you with a deep understanding of the entire administrative lifecycle in Azure environments. This Azure course shows you how to maintain services related to computing, storage, network, and security. Enhance your Azure Administrator skills and prepare to ace the AZ-103 Azure Administrator exam.

AZ-103 Training Key Features

  • 60 hours of blended learning
  • Practice labs and projects with Azure labs
  • Access to official Microsoft content aligned to the AZ-103 exam
  • Exam voucher included
  • Flexibility to choose classes
  • 24*7 support with dedicated mentoring sessions

Skills Covered

  • Management of Azure subscriptions and resource groups
  • Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Deploy resources with ARM templates
  • Azure Backup, Azure File Sync
  • Azure Content Delivery Network
  • Azure PowerShell
  • Azure DNS domains
  • Site connectivity schemas
  • Azure Active Directory
  • Azure AD Identity Protection
  • Configure Azure Load Balancer

Training Options

Blended Learning

$ 799

  • 90 days of flexible access to instructor-led online training classes
  • Lifetime access to high-quality self-paced e-learning content and live class recordings
  • 24x7 learner assistance and support
  • Classes starting from:-
23rd Nov: Weekend Class
14th Dec: Weekend Class

Corporate Training

Customized to your team's needs

  • Blended learning delivery model (self-paced eLearning and/or instructor-led options)
  • Flexible pricing options
  • Enterprise grade Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Enterprise dashboards for individuals and teams
  • 24x7 learner assistance and support

Introducing Blended Learning

Simplilearn’s Blended Learning model brings classroom learning experience online with its world-class LMS. It combines instructor-led training, self-paced learning and personalized mentoring to provide an immersive learning experience.

  • Self-pace videos

    Learn from practioners at the top of their fields, whenever and where ever works best for you

  • Live virtual classroom

    Our highly interactive live classes are taught by practioners who combine real-world experience with a laser-focus on student success

  • 24/7 teaching assistance

    This won’t be a cake-walk. We’re here to help you when you get stuck, anytime of the day or night

  • Learner social forums

    You’ll have multiple avenues to interact with your peers, network and help support each other’s success

  • Applied projects

    Our course projects contextualize your learning in real business challenges and stretch you to think about how you’ll use your new skills to help your company succeed

  • Practice labs

    We are fervent believers in applied learning. Our labs allow you to immediately translate concepts into actionable skills


AZ-103 Course Curriculum


The Azure Administrator course is best suited for Azure administrators and engineers, system administrators looking to expand into Azure, and IT professionals.

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The Azure Administrator certification course requires professionals to be proficient in using PowerShell and the Command Line Interface. They should also have prior experience with Azure Portal, ARM templates, operating systems, virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures, and networking.

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Course Content

  • Module 1. Manage Azure subscriptions and resources

    • Managing 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 ResourceGroups
      • 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
  • Module 2. Implement and Manage Storage

    • Create and Configure Storage Accounts

      • Configure Network Access to the Storage Account
      • Create and Configure Storage Accounts
      • 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 jJob
      • 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 bBackup Reports
      • Perform Backup Operation
      • Create Recovery Services Vault
      • Create and Configure Backup Policy
      • Perform a Restore Operation
  • Module 3. 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
      • Azure Site Recovery
  • Module 4. 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
    • 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
  • Module 5. Manage identities

    • 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

AZ-103 Exam & Certification

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  • What is required to earn the Azure Administrator certification?

    To earn the Azure Developer certification, you must pass the following exam:

    AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator

    NOTE: This exam is a combination and replacement for 2 exams previously known as AZ-100: Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment and AZ-101: Microsoft Azure Integration and Security.

  • What is the new learning path for AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator and when is it effective from?

  • Does this new exam and certification replace any existing Azure exams?

    Yes, this Azure Administrator Associate certification is the replacement for Exam 70-533. You can get this certification by passing exam AZ-203. This holistic curriculum prepares you for the exam.

  • What is the difference between 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Solutions and Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate Certification?

    This new Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate certification has evolved to have more in-depth coverage of the role-specific skills required in the industry compared to the previous certification.

  • What if I have already taken the 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam? How do I become a Microsoft Certified Associate: Azure Administrator?

    If you have already taken the 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam, then you must take the Microsoft Azure Administrator Certification Transition: Exam AZ-102 to become a Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate.

  • Is this course accredited?

    Yes, Simplilearn is a Silver Microsoft Partner, and this course is accredited by Microsoft.

  • Is the exam fee included in the course fee?

    Yes, the exam fee is included in the course fee.

  • How much do the Microsoft Azure Administrator certification exams cost?

    The cost of the Exam AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator is $165.00 USD plus taxes (for US residents) each and INR 4800 plus taxes (for India residents) each. This fee is paid to Microsoft when you register for your exam.

  • Do you provide assistance for the exam application process?

    Yes, our Help and Support team can provide you with assistance for the exam application process.

  • If I need to cancel my enrollment, can I get a refund?

    Yes, you can cancel your enrollment if necessary. We will refund the course price after deducting an administration fee. To learn more, please read our Refund Policy.

  • How can I learn more about this training program?

    Contact us using the form on the right of any page on the Simplilearn website, or select the Live Chatbot. Our customer service representatives can provide you with more details.

  • How can I pass the Microsoft Azure Administrator exam in my first attempt?

    Simplilearn’s training course is designed to give you all of the skill-sets necessary to successfully complete the required projects and help you pass Exam AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator in your first attempt. Please note that this course does not guarantee you will pass in your first attempt but you will be armed with all of the knowledge to do so.

  • How do I order books and study materials?

    When you take Simplilearn’s Microsoft Azure Administrator certification, you won’t need additional study materials. Everything you need to pass the certification exam will be provided in the course.

  • How should I prepare for Microsoft Azure Administrator exam?

    Simplilearn’s Microsoft Azure Administrator training is aligned with the requirements of the exam. As such, our experienced trainers will help you learn to use the Azure Admin platform and prepare for the certification exam. The successful completion of Simplilearn’s Azure Administrator training will allow you to pass the certification exam and get certified.

  • How long is the Microsoft Azure Administrator certification valid?

    This certification is valid as per Microsoft discretion. Retired certifications (i.e. certification for technologies that are no longer being used) move to the retired section of a candidate’s transcript. 

  • Where can I download the Microsoft Azure exam application?

    You can download the application for the Azure certification here. 

  • In what languages are Microsoft Azure Administrator exams available?

    The Azure exams can be taken in a variety of languages. The exams are available in English, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), and Russian. Those who have to take the test in English and aren’t comfortable with it can appeal for additional time. 

Microsoft Azure Training FAQs

  • What is Azure Admin?

    An Azure Administrator is responsible for implementing, monitoring, and managing Microsoft Azure solutions, which spans key services related to compute, storage, network, and security.

  • What is Microsoft Azure?

    Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform that allows individuals and organizations to deploy web applications, virtual servers, and IT platforms. It also allows them to host databases, perform analytics, and store data.

  • Who are the trainers for this training program?

    Our Trainers are Microsoft certified (MCTs) and highly qualified with over 15 years of experience in training and are working in the domain.

  • What is a Cloud Administrator?

    A cloud administrator manages cloud-based IT resources. A cloud administrator can either work directly for a company’s cloud services organization or can also be a third-party organization contracted to administer the cloud-based IT resource service.

  • How do I get access to the Azure Platform?

    You may get access to Azure Free trial by visiting

  • What tools do I need to attend the training sessions?

    The system requirements to attend this online training are quite basic:

    • OS: Windows any version above XP SP3 & Mac any version above OS X 10.6
    • Internet Speed: Preferably above 512 KBPS
    • Headset: Any decent headset and microphone which can be used to talk and hear clearly
    • PowerShell Client on MacOS or Windows
    • Azure Trial from Microsoft or Paid Subscription

  • What is Global Teaching Assistance?

    Our teaching assistants are here to help you get certified in your first attempt. They are a dedicated team of subject matter experts to help you at every step and enrich your learning experience from class onboarding to project mentoring and job assistance. They engage with the students proactively to ensure the course path is followed. Teaching Assistance is available during business hours.

  • What is covered under the 24/7 Support promise?

    We offer 24/7 support through email, chat, and calls. We also have a dedicated team that provides on-demand assistance through our community forum. What’s more, you will have lifetime access to the community forum, even after completion of your course with us.

  • What is online classroom training?

    All of the classes are conducted via live online streaming. They are interactive sessions that enable you to ask questions and participate in discussions during class time.

  • How do I register for this online training course by Simplilearn?

    You can enrol in this online Azure Administrator training on our website and make an online payment using any of the following options: 

    • Visa Credit or Debit Card
    • MasterCard
    • American Express
    • Diner’s Club
    • PayPal 

    Once payment is received you will automatically receive a payment receipt and access information via email.

  • What certification will I receive after completing the Azure Administrator training?

    After successful completion of the Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate Certification training, you will be awarded the course completion certificate from Simplilearn.

  • Is this live training, or will I watch pre-recorded videos?

    If you enrol for self-paced e-learning, you will have access to pre-recorded videos. If you enrol for the online classroom Flexi Pass, you will have access to live training conducted online as well as the pre-recorded videos.

  • What If I miss a session?

    We provide recordings of each session you attend for future reference.

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