AZ-103 Certification Course Description

  • What are the course objectives?

    The Microsoft Certified Associate: Azure Administrator online training course in Hyderabad is ideal for Azure Administrator roles that emphasize deployment, management, and monitoring of Azure infrastructure resources. The holistic certification training will provide you with a deep-rooted comprehension of the entire administrative lifecycle of Azure environments and show you how to maintain services related to computing, storage, network, and security. Upon completion of the course, Azure administrators will be able to accept requests for infrastructure services and applications, make suggestions on services for optimal performance and scale, and provision, size, monitor, and adjust resources.

    Please note that Exam AZ-100: Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment training will be available as live virtual classroom and Exam AZ-101: Microsoft Azure Integration and Security training will be online self-paced learning.

  • What skills will you learn?

    After completing this Azure Administrator online training course, you will be able to:

    • Manage Azure subscriptions, billing, and role-based access control with Azure users and groups
    • Utilize Azure Monitor to configure alerts and review the Azure Activity Log
    • Deploy resources with ARM templates and organize Azure resources
    • Implement, manage, and secure storage with shared access keys, Azure backup, and Azure File Sync
    • Store and access data using Azure Content Delivery Network and the Import and Export service
    • Build, execute, manage, and monitor virtual machines in Azure Portal with Azure PowerShell 
    • Use Azure DNS domains, zones, record types, and resolution methods
    • Execute site connectivity schemas comprising VNet-to-VNet connections and virtual network peering
    • Integrate, secure, and manage identities with Azure Active Directory, Self-Service Password Reset, Azure AD Identity Protection, and integrated SaaS applications
    • Migrate servers to Azure
    • Implement use cases and configuration options for Azure App Services and App Service environments
    • Manage and secure web apps with backup, restore, snapshot, and cloning
    • Deploy serverless computing features such as Azure Functions, Event Grid, and Service Bus
    • Configure Azure Load Balancer, Azure Traffic Manager, and Azure Application Gateway
    • Use Azure RBAC to grant a granular level of access based on an administrator’s assigned tasks
    • Utilize Azure Multi-factor Authentication to configure strong authentication for users at sign-in
    • Execute Azure AD Privileged Identity Management to configure access rights based on the just-in-time administration

  • Who should take this course?

    This online training certification course is ideal for:

    • Azure administrators and engineers 
    • System administrators looking to expand into Azure
    • IT professionals

  • What are the prerequisites for this course?

    • Proficiency in using PowerShell and the Command Line Interface
    • Prior experience with Azure Portal, ARM templates, operating systems, virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures, and networking


AZ-103 Course Preview

    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 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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AZ-103 Exam & Certification

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Is the exam fee included in the course fee?

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

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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