This blog post gives a walkthrough of the Step-By-Step Activity Guides of [AZ-103] Microsoft Azure Administrator training program that you must perform to learn this course.
You can use these exact steps to bring you and your team for integration with On-Premise & Cloud application to implement, monitor, and maintain Microsoft Azure solutions. The walkthrough of the Step-By-Step Activity Guides of [AZ-103] Microsoft Azure Administrator training program will prepare you thoroughly for the AZ-103 certification. You could also check out my previous blog to know more about the AZ-103 certification exam.
Activity Guide I: Register For Azure Free Trial Account
The first thing you must do is to get a Trial Account for Microsoft Azure. (You get 200 USD FREE Credit from Microsoft to practice)
Microsoft Azure is one of the top choices for any organization due to its freedom to build, manage, and deploy applications. Here, we will look at how to register for the Microsoft Azure FREE Trial Account.
Note: Get this first step by step activity guide absolutely FREE from here
After you register for Microsoft Cloud Trial Account, you should get an Email Like below from Microsoft:
II. Create Storage Account Through Cloud Shell Walkthrough
Once you create the Azure FREE trial Cloud account, the next task is to log in to your Azure Account. Then you will see Azure Portal. Then, from the top right corner, you will navigate to Cloud Shell. After that, select PowerShell to proceed further.
In this Activity Guide, We will walk you through the steps to navigate to Cloud Shell and make a Free Storage Account on Microsoft Azure through it.
III. Managing And Deploying Virtual Machines & Scale Sets Walkthrough
Create and deploy virtual machines in Azure using the Azure portal and PowerShell. The course includes instruction on deploying custom images and Linux virtual machines. Configuring the networking and storage components of virtual machines.
Virtual Machine Scale Sets integrates with Azure networking resources such as Azure Load Balancer. Using this, you can quickly spread your workloads across the virtual machines in your Virtual Machine Scale Set.
In this Activity Guide, We will walk you through the steps to browse through the Azure Portal and Create & Deploy Virtual Machine on Microsoft Azure through it.
IV. Implementing And Managing Azure Storage Walkthrough
Firstly, we will learn to create and to configure storage accounts, configuring Azure file shares, and implementing Azure backups. Also, importing and exporting data to Azure. Furthermore, we will learn how to set an Azure content delivery network and restore Azure virtual machines, files, and folders in the event of failure.
In this Activity Guide, We will walk you through the steps to create and configure storage account and implement Azure backups.
V. File Synchronization And MS SQL & PAAS Database Creation Along With Firewall Rule Assignment Walkthrough
We will use Azure File Sync to centralize your organization’s file shares in Azure Files. Azure File Sync transforms Windows Server into a quick cache of your Azure file share. Moreover, you will also learn database creation along with the creation of firewall rules. This will help you to enhance security and make your database more portable.
VI. Configuring Azure DNS And Virtual Networks Walkthrough
Azure Virtual Network is the fundamental building block for your private network in Azure. VNet enables many types of Azure resources to securely communicate with each other, the internet, and On-Premises networks. Also, you’ll learn to configure Azure DNS to resolve hostnames in your public domain.
VII. Virtual Network Peering And Service Chaining Walkthrough
Virtual network peering enables you to connect networks in Azure Virtual Network seamlessly. The virtual networks appear as one for connectivity purposes. Service chaining allows you to direct traffic from one virtual network to a virtual appliance or gateway in a peered network through user-defined routes.
VIII. Load Balancer And Traffic Manager Walkthrough
The job of Azure Load Balancer is to direct traffic inside a region. This is combined with Azure Traffic Manager. The traffic manager routes interior to a region between virtual machines. If you combine the two, you get global traffic management combined with local failover.
IX. Network Watcher Walkthrough
Network Watcher provides you with the ability to diagnose your most common VPN Gateway and Connections issues. Allowing you, not only, to identify the problem but also to use the detailed logs created to help further investigate. Monitor and diagnose networking issues without logging in to your virtual machines (VMs) using Network Watcher.
X. Azure Site Recovery Between Regions Walkthrough
Azure Site Recovery will support the failover of virtual machines running on the Azure IaaS platform. Enabling replication and disaster recovery from On-Premises to Azure is now available from one Azure region to another. You will be able to create recovery plans and test failovers between regions. Furthermore, no need to deploy additional software or appliances to existing subscriptions with Site Recovery.
XI. Implement Directory Synchronization Walkthrough
Deploy Azure AD Connect on a virtual machine in Azure infrastructure services to synchronize accounts between your on-premises directory and the Azure AD tenant.
XII. Azure AD Identity Protection And Self-Service Password Reset Walkthrough
Identity Protection is a tool that allows organizations to accomplish three essential tasks:
- Automate the detection and correction of identity-based risks.
- Investigate risks using data in the portal.
- Export risk detection data to third-party utilities for further analysis.
You configure Azure Active Directory self-service password reset to enable users to reset their passwords or unlock their accounts. With SSPR, users can reset their credentials without helpdesk or administrator assistance. This ability lets users regain access to their account without waiting for additional support.
XIII. Role-Based Access Control Along With Governance & Compliance Walkthrough
We will use Azure AD to create users and groups and then assigns roles and access to resources for these groups.
We will take advantage of built-in and custom policies to set guardrails in your subscriptions. Quickly deploy entirely governed environments throughout your organization with Azure Blueprints. Manage costs by gaining insights into your Cloud spend so that you get the most from your Cloud investments.
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