Azure Administration AZ-103 Exam preparation and learning Resources 2020


Introduction

undefinedMy Name Is Mustafa Elmasry I am Database Consultant MCTS, MCTIP, MCSA, MCSE, MCT for more information about me check this page Today I need to announce that I am Very Excited and Thrilled to have passed my AZ-103 I am now Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate, That’s how I pass my time during #COVID19 days. From 5 months I passed AZ-900 Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals and I started to prepare for Azure Administrator Exam AZ-103 and I am preparing now for the AZ-104 beta new version. I know that I am Database Engineer and this certification not related directly to my carrier objective but I have believed that before starting to learn any cloud services you should have full visibility about azure infrastructure to be able to manage your Azure services well. During the last 5 months, I started to my study journey for Azure administrator and from the first day, I took a covenant on myself to write down all of the notes, hints, and tricks to be a repository that can help the others for how to prepare for Azure administrator certification in this post you will find all of the resources, notes and even the articles I write it during this journey. I take 3 Courses to prepare for the exam AZ-103. In this article, you will find two documentation The First one contain all of the tips and hints I recorded during my study, and the second one it is full documentation explain most of the features and services in azure administration track. In the end, I will be so happy if you share with me your comment and feedback on this post and documents also if anyone has any issue in SQL Server or Azure SQL don’t hesitate to contact me

Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate
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How to Export data from Azure SQL DB


Most of the peoples now looking for how to migrate the DB from on-premises to Azure and for this subjects, Microsoft provided us multiple solutions and services can be used for this request and for more information you can check my post (How to Migrate Database to Azure) that l already explained all of these services on it.But the question now can we take a backup from Azure SQL DB and restore it on our local SQL Server on-premises?

Answer yes but not with a normal process we know it backup and restore to know more information about azure backup check my post (Backup Tips on SQL Azure) we will use bacpac file using the Export option in Azure portal

To check my previous posts / articles on azure technology follow up this link

  • How to Export Azure SQL Database.
  • How to check Blob Files on Azure storage account
  • How to Copy the bacpac file.
  • How to import bacpac file into SQL Server
  • Notes and considerations
  • Resources and references
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What is Azure AD Connect Sync Engine


When you are planning for Hyper model and you need to sync the identity between your local active directly on-premises to azure active directory at this time you will need to know what is Azure AD connect

Azure AD Conenct

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Azure Virtual Machines Types,Series


Introduction

Microsoft provided us multiple types and series from Azure VM supported all of the workloads with many of options that we should consider it before going for moving your services to azure VM we should understand very well what is the VM types and what is the Microsoft recommendation for choosing the VM type based on the workload.

  1. Azure Virtual Machine Types
  2. Azure Virtual Machine series(Size)
  3. Virtual Machine Pricing.
  4. Learn more about Azure VMs

Azure VM

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Managing and implementing Azure storage


In this article I’ll cover +10 important points you need to cover them when you are going to understand Managing and implementing Azure storage

  1. Introduction
  2. What are the Types of Azure Storage account?
  3. What are the Azure Storage blob types?
  4. What are the Blob storage resources?
  5. What are the Azure Storage Firewall and Access Key?
  6. What is the Azure Storage Explorer?
  7. What are the Azure Storage Replication?
  8. What is the Azure blob Pricing?
  9. What are the Solutions for moving data to Microsoft Azure Blob storage?
  10. What is Azure Data Box?
  11. What is Azure CDN?
  12. What is the Azure backup Types?
  13. What is the SQL Server Backup limitation on Microsoft Azure Blob storage?
  14. What is the Azure Backup Monitoring ?
  15. References and another Important articles

Introduction

IF you are planning for (Az-103) Microsoft Azure Administrator Exam or new update from this certification (AZ-104) Microsoft Azure Administrator (beta) that will be available on or around April 2, 2020, you should take in your consideration implement and manage storage this part is (10-15%) from the exam . in this post I will share some important key note that can-do refresh for you in this part.

IF you are interested to read more articles in the same subject here is below :

Azure Storage

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How to manage Azure using Windows PowerShell


Introduction

#PowerShell, #Bash and #CLI, and the most common language now for how to manage #Azure are very helpful when you need to automate the tasks did you imagine that you can know provision new VM or new SQL on Azure using your mobile though azure mobile app with Powershell. 💥⛈

If you asked me what is the best? I will be told you nothing all of them are very powerful language and choosing which one of them depends on your past experiences If you are coming from background windows so the PowerShell is the most compatibles with you and if you are coming from Linux background Bash will be the most compatible with you.

Take Control of the Cloud with the Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2013/WAD-B305#fbid=

How I prepare my local PC to be able to manage azure using theses language?

This is our post of today, all of us know that we have the availability to write PowerShell or Bach code from Azure portal itself😲 . But if we need to manage the portal from our PC, we need to install some tools and import some modules, at the end of the post you will find most of the tools and requirements and advanced tools you can use it on your local PC or on-Premises server to manage Azure.🦾

Note🚦: If you didn’t used Cloud shell before on Azure portal, when you start it portal will ask you to create Storage account for more information check this postStep by Step How to Enable Azure Cloud Shell in Microsoft Azure“🚀

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