THIS EXAM WAS RETIRED MAY 1, 2019. Note: Exams retire at 11:59 PM Central Standard TimeCandidates for this exam are Azure Administrators who manage cloud services that span storage, security, networking, and compute cloud capabilities. Candidates have a deep understanding of each service across the full IT lifecycle, and take requests for infrastructure services, applications, and environments. They make recommendations on services to use for optimal performance and scale, as well as provision, size, monitor, and adjust resources as appropriate. Candidates for this exam should have proficiency in using PowerShell, the Command Line Interface, Azure Portal, ARM templates, operating systems, virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures, and networking.
Modules in this learning path
Security, responsibility, and trust in Azure11 Units1 hr 16 min
Discuss the basic concepts for protecting your infrastructure and data when you work in the cloud. Understand what responsibilities are yours and what Azure takes care of for you.
Apply and monitor infrastructure standards with Azure Policy8 Units46 min
Learn about governance and management in Azure services.
Control and organize Azure resources with Azure Resource Manager8 Units46 min
Use Azure Resource Manager to organize resources, enforce standards, and protect critical assets from deletion.
Predict costs and optimize spending for Azure9 Units1 hr 14 min
Cost is one of the most important aspects of the cloud and can have a massive impact on your business. Azure has several tools available to help you get a better understanding of cloud spend and some best practices that you can leverage to help you save money.
Core Cloud Services – Azure compute options7 Units38 min
Review the Azure compute services and explore how they can solve common business needs.
Create an Azure account7 Units39 min
The first step to using Azure is to sign up. You may sign up directly through Azure.com, with the help of a Microsoft representative, or through a partner. If you’re new to Azure, you may sign up for an Azure free account to start exploring with $200 USD free credit and free services.
Cloud Concepts – Principles of cloud computing10 Units1 hr 2 min
Explore the core concepts of cloud computing and how it can help your business.
Core Cloud Services – Introduction to Azure8 Units36 min
Get started with Azure by creating and configuring your first website in the cloud.
Core Cloud Services – Azure architecture and service guarantees9 Units45 min
Azure provides a global network of secure datacenters you can deploy your services into. Learn about the physical architecture of Azure, how redundancy is provided, and what sort of service guarantees Microsoft provides.
Core Cloud Services – Manage services with the Azure portal9 Units1 hr 13 min
Tour the Azure portal features and services, and customize your portal.
Core Cloud Services – Azure data storage options6 Units25 min
In this module, we’ll explore the benefits of Azure data storage versus on-premises storage.
Core Cloud Services – Azure networking options5 Units28 min
Running your app or service in the cloud requires a fast and secure network. Learn some of the Azure networking basics and how Azure networking helps improve resiliency and reduce latency.