Microsoft Azure Administrator

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code MAZ103

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This course teaches IT Professionals how to manage their Azure subscriptions, create and scale virtual machines, implement storage solutions, configure virtual networking, back up and share data, connect Azure and on-premises sites, manage network traffic, implement Azure Active Directory, secure identities, and monitor your solution.


• Implement access management with Azure users, groups, and role-based access control.
• Use Azure Monitor to configure Azure alerts and review the Azure Activity Log.
• Query and analyze Log Analytics data.
• Deploy resources with ARM templates and organize Azure resources. 
• Optimize your use of Azure tools like the Azure portal, Azure PowerShell, Cloud Shell and the Azure CLI.
• Create Azure storage accounts for different data replication, pricing, and content scenarios. 
• Implement virtual machine storage, blob storage, Azure files, and structured storage.
• Secure and manage 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.
• Explain virtual machine usage cases, storage options, pricing, operating systems, networking capabilities, and general planning considerations.
• Create Windows virtual machines in the Azure Portal, with Azure PowerShell, or using ARM Templates.
• Deploy custom server images and Linux virtual machines. 
• Configure virtual machine networking and storage options.
• Implement virtual machine high availability, scalability, and custom scripts extensions. 
• Backup, restore, and monitor virtual machines.
• Understand virtual networking components, IP addressing, and network routing options. 
• Implement Azure DNS domains, zones, record types, and resolution methods. 
• Configure network security groups, service endpoints, logging, and network troubleshooting.
• Implement site connectivity schemas including VNet-to-VNet connections and virtual network peering.
• Implement Azure Active Directory, Self-Service Password Reset, Azure AD Identity Protection, and integrated SaaS applications.
• Configure domains and tenants, users and groups, roles, and devices. 
• Implement and manage Azure Active Directory integration options and Azure AD Application Proxy.
• Implement and 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. 
• Use Azure Multi-Factor Authentication to configure a strong authentication for users at sign-in

Target Audience

This course is for Azure Administrators. Azure Administrators manage the cloud services that span storage, networking, and compute cloud capabilities, with a deep understanding of each service across the full IT lifecycle. They take end-user requests for new cloud applications and make recommendations on services to use for optimal performance and scale, as well as provision, size, monitor and adjust as appropriate. This role requires communicating and coordinating with vendors. Azure Administrators use the Azure Portal and as they become more proficient they use PowerShell and the Command Line Interface.

Additional Information

Learners are required to have a Microsoft Account created prior to your course. Please note the email account used to subscribe for the Azure trial subscriptions will be locked and cannot be used again with any other Azure subscription. To avoid any impact caused by this, please create a new Microsoft Outlook/Hotmail/Live email account in order to register for your trial Azure subscription which is required for completion of the course labs”

As you are attending a technical AFA course, you must have a dual-monitor setup. At least one monitor must have minimum screen size of 19' and resolution be a minimum of 1280x1024 with the vertical resolution (1024) being the most critical.
Please join the session using a wired USB headset with microphone attached and read through the PDF included with this email as this gives information on how to connect using your headset.

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Azure Administration (4 topics)

  • Resource Groups
  • Azure PowerShell and CLI
  • Resource Manager
  • ARM Templates

Virtual Machines (5 topics)

  • Virtual Machine Planning
  • Creating Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Availability
  • Virtual Machine Extensions
  • Lab: Deploy and Manage Virtual Machines

Azure Storage (5 topics)

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blobs
  • Azure Files
  • Storage Security
  • Lab: Deploy and Manage Virtual Machines

Virtual Networking (5 topics)

  • Virtual Networks
  • IP Addressing
  • Azure DNS
  • Network Security Groups
  • Lab: Implement and Manage Virtual Networking

Data Protection (4 topics)

  • Data Replication
  • File and Folder Backups
  • Virtual Machine Backups
  • Lab: Azure Site Recovery Between Regions

Intersite Connectivity (4 topics)

  • Service Endpoints and Network Routing
  • VNet-to-VNet Connections
  • ExpressRoute
  • Lab: VNet Peering and Service Chaining

Network Traffic Management (4 topics)

  • Service Endpoints and Network Routing
  • Azure Load Balancer
  • Azure Traffic Manager
  • Lab: Load Balancer and Traffic Manager

Subscriptions and Accounts (6 topics)

  • Subscriptions and Accounts
  • Role-based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Users and Groups
  • Azure Policy
  • Billing
  • Lab: Governance and Compliance

Azure Active Directory (4 topics)

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Azure AD Connect
  • Azure AD Join
  • Lab: Implement Directory Synchronization

Securing Identities (5 topics)

  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Azure AD Identity Protection
  • Self-Service Password Reset
  • Lab: Azure AD Identity Protection
  • Lab: Self-Service Password Reset

Sharing Data (5 topics)

  • Import and Export Service
  • Data Box
  • Content Delivery Network
  • File Sync
  • Lab: File Sync

Monitoring (5 topics)

  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Alerts
  • Log Analytics
  • Network Watcher
  • Lab: File Sync


  • 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 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.

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