Exam Ref AZ-103 Microsoft Azure Administrator

Exam Ref AZ-103 Microsoft Azure Administrator
Michael Washam, Jonathan Tuliani Scott Hoag
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN No: 978-0-13-546658-2
Release at: 2019
Pages: 1055
First Edition
File Size: 52 MB
File Type: epub
Language: English

Description of Exam Ref AZ-103 Microsoft Azure Administrator

The book Exam Ref AZ-103 Microsoft Azure Administrator focuses on common tasks and concepts that an administrator needs to understand to deploy and manage infrastructure in Microsoft Azure. Managing Azure subscriptions and resources is a key topic on the exam, which includes configuring cost center quotas, tagging, subscription level policies, as well as resource organization using resource groups. 

Another topic covered is implementing and managing storage; which includes creating and configuring storage accounts, implementing Azure backup, as well as configuring Azure files and understanding the services for importing and exporting data to Azure.

Content of Exam Ref AZ-103 Microsoft Azure Administrator

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Chapter 1 Manage Azure subscriptions and resources

Skill 1.1: Manage Azure Subscriptions
Assigning administrator permissions
Configure cost center quotas and
Configure Azure subscription policies
Skill 1.2: Analyze resource utilization and
Configure diagnostic settings on
Create and test alerts
Analyze alerts across subscriptions
Analyze metrics across subscriptions
Utilize log search query functions
Monitor for unused resources
Monitor and report spend
Skill 1.3: Manage resource groups
Use Azure policies for resource groups
Configure resource locks
Implement and set tagging on
resource groups
Move resources across resource groups
Remove resource groups
Skill 1.4: Manage role-based access control
Role-Based Access Control
How RBAC works
Implementing RBAC using the portal
Thought experiment
Thought experiment answers
Chapter summary

Chapter 2 Implement and manage storage

Skill 2.1: Create and configure storage accounts
Create and configure a storage account
Configure network access to the
storage account
Manage access keys
Generate a shared access signature
Monitor activity log by using Log
Implement Azure storage replication
Skill 2.2: Import and export data to Azure
Configure and use Azure blob storage
Create export from Azure job
Create import into Azure job
Use Azure Data Box
Configure Azure content delivery
network (CDN) endpoints
Skill 2.3: Configure Azure files
Using the Azure File Service
Create Azure File Sync service
Create Azure sync group
Troubleshoot Azure File Sync
Skill 2.4: Implement Azure Backup
Create Recovery Services vault
Backup and restore data
Configure and review backup reports
Create and configure a backup policy
Thought experiment
Thought experiment answers
Chapter summary

Chapter 3 Deploy and manage virtual machines (VMs)

Skill 3.1: Create and configure a VM for
Windows and Linux
Creating virtual machines
Configuring high availability
Configure virtual machine size
Authentication options
Configure storage
Configure networking
Configure monitoring
Deploy and configure scale sets
Skill 3.2: Automate deployment of VMs
Deploy Windows and Linux VMs
Configure VHD template
Deploy from template
Modify Azure Resource Manager
(ARM) template
Save a deployment as an ARM
Configure the location of new VMs
Skill 3.3: Manage Azure VM
Add data disks
Add network interfaces
Manage VM sizes
Move VMs from one resource group to
Redeploy VMs
Automate configuration management
Skill 3.4: Manage VM Backups
Configure VM backup
Define backup policies
Implement backup policies
Perform VM restore
Thought experiment
Thought experiment answers
Chapter summary

Chapter 4 Configure and manage virtual networks

Skill 4.1: Implement and manage virtual
Create and configure a virtual
networks and subnets
Configure private IP addresses and
network interfaces
Create and configure public IP
Configure network routes
Skill 4.2: Create connectivity between virtual networks
Create and configure VNet peering
Create a virtual network gateway and
configure VNET to VNET connectivity
Verify virtual network connectivity
Skill 4.3: Configure name resolution
Configure Azure DNS
Configure custom DNS settings
Configure private DNS zones
Skill 4.4: Create and configure a network
security group (NSG)
Create security rules
Associate NSG to a subnet or network
Identify required ports
Evaluate effective security rules
Skill 4.5: Implement Azure load balancer
Configure internal load balancer, load
balancing rules, and public load
Troubleshoot load balancing
Skill 4.6: Monitor and troubleshoot virtual
Monitor on-premises connectivity
Use network resource monitoring
Use Network Watcher
Troubleshoot external networking
Troubleshoot virtual network connectivity
Skill 4.7: Integrate on-premises network with
Azure virtual network
Create and configure Azure VPN Gateway
Create and configure site-to-site VPN
Configure ExpressRoute
Verify and troubleshoot on-premises
Thought experiment
Thought experiment answers
Chapter summary

Chapter 5 Manage identities

Skill 5.1: Manage Azure Active Directory (AD)
Add custom domains
Configure Azure AD Identity
Protection, Azure AD Join, and
Enterprise State Roaming
Configure self-service password reset
Implement conditional access policies
Manage multiple directories
Perform an access review
Skill 5.2: Manage Azure AD Objects
Create users and groups
Manage user and group properties
Manage device settings
Perform bulk user updates
Skill 5.3: Implement and manage hybrid identities
Install and configure Azure AD Connect
Configure federation and single sign-on
Manage password sync and writeback
Skill 5.4: Implementing multi-factor
authentication (MFA)
Multi-Factor Authentication
Azure MFA advanced features
Thought experiment
Thought experiment answers
Chapter summary

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