Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

Exam AZ-103 : Azure Administrator 

Azure pre-requisites

Before attending this course, students must have the following technical knowledge:

  • Completed the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification in Windows Server 2012/2016 or Windows Server 2019.
  • Understanding of on-premises virtualization technologies, including: VMs, virtual networking, and virtual hard disks.
  • Understanding of network configuration, including: TCP/IP, Domain Name System (DNS), virtual private networks (VPNs), firewalls, and encryption technologies.
  • Understanding of websites, including: how to create, configure, monitor and deploy a website on Internet Information Services (IIS).
  • Understanding of Active Directory concepts, including: domains, forests, domain controllers, replication, Kerberos protocol, and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).
  • Understanding of resilience and disaster recovery, including backup and restore operations.

About this Course

This course teaches IT professionals how to provision and manage services in Microsoft Azure. Students will learn how to implement infrastructure components such as virtual networks, virtual machines, containers, web and mobile apps, and storage in Azure. Students also will learn how to plan for and manage Azure AD, and configure Azure AD integration with on-premises Active Directory domains.Audience profile.This course is intended for IT professionals who have some knowledge of cloud technologies and want to learn more about Azure.

This course is intended for:

  • IT professionals who want to deploy, configure, and administer services, containers, and virtual machines (VMs) in Azure.
  • IT professional who use Microsoft System Center to manage and orchestrate server infrastructure.
  • Windows Server administrators who are looking to evaluate and migrate on-premises Active Directory roles and services to the cloud.
  • IT professionals who want to use Azure to host websites and mobile app back-end services.
  • IT professionals who are experienced in other non-Microsoft cloud technologies, meet the course prerequisites, and want to cross-train on Azure.
  • IT professionals who want to take the Microsoft Certification Exam AZ103

At course completion After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe Azure architecture components, including infrastructure, tools, and portals.  Implement and manage virtual networking within Azure and configure cross-premises connectivity.
  • Plan and create Azure VMs.
  • Configure, manage, and monitor Azure VMs to optimize availability and reliability.
  • Implement Azure App Service.
  • Plan and implement storage, backup, and recovery services.
  • Implement container-based workloads in Azure.
  • Deploy, configure, monitor, and diagnose cloud services.
  • Implement Azure AD.
  • Manage an Active Directory infrastructure in a hybrid environment.
  • Automate operations in Azure by using Azure Automation runbooks.


Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft Azure

Lesson 1: Cloud technology overview

Lesson 2: Overview of Azure

Lesson 3: Managing Azure with the Azure portal

Lesson 4: Managing Azure with Windows PowerShell

Lesson 5: Overview of Azure Resource Manager

Lesson 6: Azure management services

Module 2: Implementing and managing Azure networking

Lesson 1: Overview of Azure networking

Lesson 2: Implementing and managing virtual networks

Lesson 3: Configuring Azure virtual network

Lesson 4: Configuring virtual network connectivity

Lesson 5: Overview of Azure networking in IaaS

Module 3: Implementing virtual machines

Lesson 1: Overview of IaaS  virtual machines

Lesson 2: Planning for Azure Virtual Machines

Lesson 3: Deploying IaaS virtual machines

Lesson 4: Authoring Azure Resource Manager templates

Lesson 5: Overview of IaaS  virtual machines

Module 4: Implementing virtual machines

Lesson 1: Configuring virtual machines

Lesson 2: Configuring virtual machine disks

Lesson 3: Managing and monitoring Azure virtual machines

Lesson 4: Managing IaaS  virtual machines

Module 5: Implementing Azure App Service

Lesson 1: Introduction to App Service

Lesson 2: Planning app deployment in App Service

Lesson 3: Implementing and maintaining web apps

Lesson 4: Configuring web apps

Lesson 5: Monitoring web apps and WebJobs

Lesson 6: Implementing mobile apps

Lesson 7: Traffic Manager

Module 6: Planning and implementing storage, backup, and recovery services

Lesson 1: Planning storage

Lesson 2: Implementing and managing Azure Storage

Lesson 3: Implementing Azure content delivery networks

Lesson 4: Implementing Azure Backup

Lesson 5: Planning and implementing Azure Site Recovery

Module 7: Planning and implementing Azure SQL Database

Lesson 1: Planning and deploying Azure SQL Database

Lesson 2: Implementing and managing Azure SQL Database

Lesson 3: Managing Azure SQL Database security

Lesson 4: Monitoring Azure SQL Database

Lesson 5: Managing Azure SQL Database business continuity

Module 8: Implementing PaaS cloud services

Lesson 1: Planning and deploying PaaS cloud services

Lesson 2: Managing and maintaining cloud services

Module 9: Implementing Azure Active Directory

Lesson 1: Creating and managing Azure AD tenants

Lesson 2: Configuring application and resource access with Azure AD

Lesson 3: Overview of Azure AD Premium

Module 10: Managing an Active Directory infrastructure in a hybrid environment

Lesson 1: Extending an on-premises Active Directory domain to Azure

Lesson 2: Implementing directory synchronization by using

Azure AD Connect

Lesson 3: Implementing federation

Module 11: Implementing Azure-based management and automation (Theory)

Lesson 1: Implementing OMS

Lesson 2: Implementing Azure Automation

Lesson 3: Implementing Automation run books

Lesson 4: Managing Azure Automation