AZ-120: Planning and Administering Microsoft Azure for SAP Workloads

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  • advanced
  • azure-sap
  • azure
  • Candidates for this exam are architects and engineers who are knowledgeable in the SAP Landscape Certification process and industry standards that are specific to the long-term operation of an SAP solution. Candidates make recommendations on services and adjust resources as appropriate for optimal resiliency, performance, scale, provision, size, and monitoring.Architects of Azure for SAP Workloads should have extensive experience and knowledge of SAP Applications, SAP HANA, S/4HANA, SAP NetWeaver, SAP BW, OS Servers for SAP Applications and Databases, Azure Portal, ARM templates, operating systems, virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures, high availability design, disaster recovery design, data protection concepts, and networking.It is strongly recommended that candidates for this exam have an Azure Administrator or Azure Architect certification, in addition to SAP HANA and Linux certifications.

Learning paths

2 hr 33 min
This learning path augments existing knowledge around the deployment methodologies for SAP workloads in Azure, focusing on Azure Marketplace and custom images using the Azure portal, Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates, and Azure PowerShell cmdlets.

Modules in this learning path

  • Migrate SAP workloads to Azure
    7 Units
    44 min

    You will see the difference between one-step and two-step migration. Also, you will learn how the Software Update Manager (SUM) tool can be used to create shadow repositories and target databases.

  • Implement Azure VM-based SAP solutions
    9 Units
    1 hr 1 min

    This module examines the deployment methodologies of SAP workloads for Azure. You will review how to deploy Azure Marketplace and custom images using the Azure portal, Azure Resource Manager(ARM) templates, and Azure PowerShell cmdlets.

  • Maintain Azure for SAP workloads
    9 Units
    48 min

    You will review connection to Azure VMs running SAP workloads using public endpoints on a Jumpbox, VPN, or Azure ExpressRoute. You will also see how to back up Azure VMs using or more Azure VMs.

3 hr 26 min
In this learning path, you see how to plan for a deployment of SAP solutions on Azure. You will also consider the preparation required for migrating SAP workloads to Azure.

Modules in this learning path

  • Utilize Azure for SAP workloads reference architecture
    10 Units
    1 hr 4 min

    In this module, you will review the Azure infrastructure options for hosting SAP NetWeaver and S/4HANA systems in Azure. You will examine the differences between the offerings of traditional outsourcers and IaaS offerings.

  • Planning for implementing SAP solutions on Azure
    10 Units
    1 hr 21 min

    In this module, you will review the SAP supported VM and HLI types, the OS and DBMS releases for SAP in Azure, and the SAPS throughput estimates provided by Azure VMs and HLI.

  • Prepare to migrate SAP workloads to Azure
    10 Units
    1 hr 1 min

    In this module, you will walk through the important steps required for deploying SAP workloads to Azure. The steps include project preparation, pilot, non-production, production preparation, go-live, and post production.

3 hr 9 min
As an IT Professional experienced in SAP solutions, you need to understand how to leverage Azure resources that include virtual machines, virtual networks, storage accounts, and Azure AD. These modules will provide the basis for running SAP workloads in Azure.

Modules in this learning path

  • Introduction to Azure for SAP workloads
    8 Units
    50 min

    With the recently expanded partnership between Microsoft and SAP, you can run SAP applications across development, test, and production scenarios in Azure, taking advantage of the scalability, flexibility, and cost savings of Microsoft Azure.

  • Deploy SAP certified offerings on Azure
    7 Units
    43 min

    In this module, you explore the platform compliance criteria that is stipulated by SAP for deploying SAP solutions in Azure. In addition, you will look at the options for deploying SAP in Azure.

  • Using IAAS support with Azure for SAP workloads
    9 Units
    44 min

    There are many SAP-certified operating systems supported by SAP running on Azure VMs. In this module, you will review the SAP recommended support products for VM types and the network, database, and monitoring requirements.

  • SAP HANA on Azure Compute, Network, and Storage
    11 Units
    52 min

    SAP HANA on Azure (Large Instances) provides virtual machines for deploying and running SAP HANA. This module explores the SAP HANA on Azure (Large Instances) solution that builds on assigned, non-shared host/server bare-metal hardware.