AZ-101: Microsoft Azure Integration and Security

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  • intermediate
  • azure
  • 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.

Learning paths

9 hr 48 min
Interested in the cloud, but aren't quite sure what it can do for you? This path is the place to start.

Modules in this learning path

  • Security, responsibility, and trust in Azure
    11 Units
    1 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 Policy
    8 Units
    46 min

    Learn about governance and management in Azure services.

  • Control and organize Azure resources with Azure Resource Manager
    8 Units
    46 min

    Use Azure Resource Manager to organize resources, enforce standards, and protect critical assets from deletion.

  • Predict costs and optimize spending for Azure
    9 Units
    1 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 options
    7 Units
    38 min

    Review the Azure compute services and explore how they can solve common business needs.

  • Create an Azure account
    7 Units
    39 min

    The first step to using Azure is to sign up. You may sign up directly through, 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 computing
    10 Units
    1 hr 2 min

    Explore the core concepts of cloud computing and how it can help your business.

  • Core Cloud Services – Introduction to Azure
    8 Units
    36 min

    Get started with Azure by creating and configuring your first website in the cloud.

  • Core Cloud Services – Azure architecture and service guarantees
    9 Units
    45 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 portal
    9 Units
    1 hr 13 min

    Tour the Azure portal features and services, and customize your portal.

  • Core Cloud Services – Azure data storage options
    6 Units
    25 min

    In this module, we’ll explore the benefits of Azure data storage versus on-premises storage.

  • Core Cloud Services – Azure networking options
    5 Units
    28 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.