AZ-103 Study Guide: Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate Certification

The certification “Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate” is intended for IT administrators who have been administering Azure workloads spanning across compute, storage and networking features in Azure. Candidates should be proficient in using Azure Powershell, Azure CLI and ARM templates as well.

For Certification details check out this link

Here are the skills that the exam AZ-103 measures –

  • 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%)

Rather than mapping each of the skills mentioned above, I am going to list the different concepts that a candidate should be aware of and preferably, should have hands-on experience as well. I believe this will simplify the preparation path for the candidates who are looking forward to earn this certification.

  1. Azure Data centers
  2. Managing Azure Subscriptions
  3. Managing Resource Groups
  4. ARM templates overview
  5. Creating and Setting up Virtual Machines in Azure
  6. High Availability in Azure
  7. Azure Backup & Azure Site Recovery
  8. What are Virtual Networks in Azure?
  9. What are Virtual Network Gateways?
  10. What are Express Routes?
  11. Public vs Private IP addresses in Azure
  12. What are network Security Groups?
  13. What are Application Security Groups?
  14. PublicPrivate Azure DNS Zones
  15. Different load balancing options in Azure
  16. Monitoring Network using Network Watcher
  17. What is Azure Active Directory?
  18. Configuring Diagnostic Settings for Azure Resources
  19. Azure Monitor
  20. Cost Management
  21. Role-based Access Control
  22. Managed Identities
  23. Azure Storage
  24. FAQs

Apart from the above information, you can use the following resources as well for your preparation –

Hope this helps in your preparation!!