AZ-103 Exam Prep: Microsoft Azure Administrator
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AZ-103 Exam Prep: Microsoft Azure Administrator

AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator Exam Preparation - Everything You Need to Pass the AZ-103 Exam (UPDATED SEP 2019)
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  • 9.5 hours on-demand video
  • 23 articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Manage Azure subscriptions
  • Analyze resource utilization and consumption
  • Manage resource groups
  • Managed role based access control (RBAC)
  • Create and configure storage accounts
  • Import and export data to Azure
  • Configure Azure files
  • Implement Azure backup
  • Create and configure a VM for Windows and Linux
  • Automate deployment of VMs
  • Manage Azure VMs
  • Manage VM backups
  • Create connectivity between virtual networks
  • Implement and manage virtual networking
  • Configure name resolution
  • Create and configure Network Security Groups
  • Implement Azure load balancers
  • Monitor and troubleshoot virtual networking
  • Integrate on premises networks with Azure virtual networks
  • Moderate understanding of Azure resources such as virtual networks, virtual machines, Azure AD, storage, and subscriptions
  • To complete the assignments in this course, students should have access to a paid or trial Azure tenant


My name is Thomas Mitchell, and I am a 25+ year IT industry veteran who actually works with Azure almost every day. This comprehensive AZ-103 Exam Prep course covers everything you need to know to pass the AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator exam.

Throughout this comprehensive 10+ HOUR COURSE, we will cover numerous AZ-103 vNet, VM, Storage, Identity, and Subscription Management topics - through articles and videos. We'll walk through various demonstrations that show you how to deploy many different Azure resources and solutions. Other demonstrations will show you how to configure and manage many different features.

Topics Covered in this Comprehensive AZ-103 Exam Preparation Course Include:

Creating Connectivity Between Virtual Networks

  • create and configure vNet peering

  • create and configure vNet to vNet connectivity

  • verify virtual network connectivity

  • create virtual network gateway

Implementing and Managing Virtual Networking

  • configure private and public IP addresses, network routes, network interface, subnets, and virtual network

Configuring Name Resolution

  • configure Azure DNS

  • configure custom DNS settings

  • configure private and public DNS zones

Creating and Configuring Network Security Groups

  • create security rules

  • associate NSG to a subnet or network interface

  • identify required ports

  • evaluate effective security rules

Implementing Azure Load Balancers

  • configure internal load balancers

  • configure load balancing rules

  • configure public load balancers

  • troubleshoot load balancing

Monitoring and Troubleshooting Virtual Networking

  • monitor on-premises connectivity

  • use Network resource monitoring

  • use Network Watcher

  • troubleshoot external networking

  • troubleshoot virtual network connectivity

Integrating on Premises Networks with Azure Virtual Networks

  • 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

Creating and Configuring Windows and Linux Virtual Machines

  • configure high availability

  • configure monitoring, networking, storage, and virtual machine size

  • deploy and configure scale sets

Automating Deployment of Virtual Machines

  • 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

Managing Azure Virtual Machines

  • add data discs

  • add network interfaces

  • automate configuration management by using PowerShell DSC and Custom Script Extensions

  • manage VM sizes

  • move VMs from one resource group to another

  • redeploy VMs

Managing Virtual Machine Backups & Recovery

  • create Recovery Services Vault

  • configure VM backup

  • define backup policies

  • implement backup policies

  • perform VM restore

  • Azure Site Recovery

Creating and Configuring Storage Accounts

  • configure network access to the storage account

  • create and configure storage account

  • generate shared access signature

  • install and use Azure Storage Explorer

  • manage access keys

  • implement Azure storage replication

Importing and Exporting Data to Azure

  • create export from Azure job

  • create import into Azure job

  • Use Azure Data Box

  • configure and use Azure blob storage

  • configure Azure content delivery network (CDN) endpoints

Configuring Azure Files

  • create Azure file share

  • create Azure File Sync service

  • create Azure sync group

  • troubleshoot Azure File Sync

Managing Azure Active Directory

  • add custom domains

  • Azure AD Join

  • configure self-service password reset

  • manage multiple directories

Managing Azure AD Objects

  • create users and groups

  • manage user and group properties

  • manage device settings

  • perform bulk user updates

  • manage guest accounts

Implementing and Managing 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 write-back

Implementing 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

Managing Azure Subscriptions

  • assign administrator permissions

  • configure cost center quotas and tagging

  • configure Azure subscription policies at Azure subscription level

Analyzing Resource Utilization and Consumption

  • configure diagnostic settings on 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

  • implement and set tagging on resource groups

  • move resources across resource groups

  • 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

There is going to be quite a bit of "stick time" in this course. You won't see too much in the way of slides or lectures. Most of what we do throughout this course will be right inside the Azure portal.

So, sit back, and let's get started on the most fun (and most interesting) Azure course you've ever enrolled in!

Who this course is for:
  • Students interested in preparing for the AZ-103 Microsoft Azure Administrator exam
Course content
Expand all 126 lectures 09:56:33
+ Getting Started
2 lectures 00:57
Connect with Me
+ The Lab Environment
3 lectures 05:32

An overview of what this AZ-103 exam prep course covers.

Preview 02:51
Build the Foundation
+ Deploying and Securing vNets
4 lectures 24:56

In this lesson, we'll create a vNet called "vNetAZ1" and a default subnet called "SubnetAZ1" in Azure.

Preview 07:56

In this lesson, create a Network Security Group, called "NSG-SubnetAZ1", that will be used to protect SubnetAZ1.

Preview 05:11

We'll configure traffic rules for NSG-SubnetAZ1 so that it allows RDP traffic from my workstation and HTTP traffic from the internet. We'll also allow all traffic to and from the on-prem network address range. We'll block everything else.

Configure Traffic Rules

In this lesson, we'll view the effective rules for the NSG-SubnetAZ1 Network Security Group.

Evaluate Effective Rules
Complete the tasks in this assignment to create two vNets, two subnets, and two Network Security Groups. The tasks you complete in this assignment will allow you to practice what you've learned in this section.
1 question
+ Connecting Networks
8 lectures 38:04
About vNet Peering
Configure vNet Peering
The Components of a Site-to-Site VPN
S2S VPN: Deploy Gateway Subnets
S2S VPN: Deploy Virtual Network Gateways
S2S VPN: Deploy Local Network Gateways
S2S VPN: Deploy VPN Connections
Summary: What Did We Just Do?
In this assignment, you will peer the simulated on-prem network with vNetAZ1, and you will create a S2S VPN between vNetAZ1 and vNetAZ2. You will then verify connectivity.
1 question
+ Configuring DNS
3 lectures 09:28
Configure Custom DNS on vNet
Create a Public DNS Zone
Point Domain to Pubic DNS Zone
In this assignment, you will configure vNetAZ1 to use custom DNS.
ASSIGNMENT: Configure Custom DNS on the vNetAZ1 Network
1 question
In this assignment, you will create a public DNS zone in Azure.
ASSIGNMENT: Create a Public DNS Zone in Azure
1 question
Follow the steps in this lesson to change the DNS name servers for the domain name you registered with GoDaddy
ASSIGNMENT: Configure Domain Name Servers
1 question
+ Deploying a VM
3 lectures 26:01
Deploy a Virtual Machine
Confirm Access and Connectivity
Setting Public and Private IP Addresses
In this assignment, you will deploy a virtual machine, a data disc, and you will configure the private IP addresses to be static. You'll also delete the public IP address.
1 question
+ High Availability
10 lectures 51:32
Availability Sets vs Availability Zones
Deploy an Availability Set
Deploy VMs in an Availability Set
About Custom Script Extensions
Add a Custom Script Extension
About Azure Load Balancers
Deploy an Internal Load Balancer
Load Balance VMs Internally
Deploy a Public Load Balancer
Load Balance VMs Publicly
In this assignment, you will work with various HA components.
1 question
+ Monitoring and Troubleshooting with Network Watcher
7 lectures 20:33
Monitoring and Diagnostics with Network Watcher
Enable and Configure Network Watcher
View Topology with Network Watcher
Using Connection Monitor
Network Diagnostics with IP Flow Verify
VPN Troubleshooting
Connection Troubleshooting
Follow the high level steps in this assignment to enable Network Watcher in your region, and use it to perform some basic monitoring tasks.
1 question
+ Creating and Configuring Virtual Machines
6 lectures 52:56
Deploying a Windows VM - PART 1
Deploying a Windows VM - PART 2
Deploying a Linux VM
Connecting to a Linux VM with SSH
Configuring VM IP Addresses
Deploying a VM Scale Set
Using the portal, deploy a DS1v2 Windows VM.
ASSIGNMENT: Provision a DS1v2 Windows VM via the Azure Portal
1 question
Set the public and private IP addresses for your VM to "static".
ASSIGNMENT: Set the Public and Private IP Addresses for Your VM to "Static"
1 question
Use the portal to deploy a VM Scale set with a maximum of 3 VMs and a minimum of 1.
ASSIGNMENT: Provision a VM Scale Set via the Azure Portal
1 question
+ Automating Deployment of Virtual Machines
4 lectures 15:37
Creating a VHD Template from a VM
Deploying a VM from a VHD Template
Downloading an ARM Template
Deploy a VM from ARM Template
Create a VHD template from an existing VM
ASSIGNMENT: Create a VHD Template from a VM
1 question
Deploy a new VM from the template that you created earlier.
ASSIGNMENT: Deploy a VM from a VHD Template
1 question