Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate

Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate

Azure Administrators implement, monitor, and maintain Microsoft Azure solutions, including major services related to compute, storage, network, and security.

Skills and Knowledge

Candidates who earn an Azure Administrator certification are verified by Microsoft to have the following skills and knowledge.

  • Manage Azure subscriptions and resources
  • Implement and manage storage
  • Deploy and manage virtual machines (VMs) 
  • Configure and manage virtual networks
  • Manage identities
  • Evaluate and perform server migration to Azure
  • Implement and manage application services
  • Implement advanced virtual networking
  • Secure identities

Global Certification Details

Required Exams


Exam AZ-100: Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

  • Manage Azure subscriptions and resources (15-20%)
  • Implement and manage storage (20-25%)
  • Deploy and manage virtual machines (VMs) (20-25%)
  • Configure and manage virtual networks (20-25%)
  • Manage identities (15-20%)

Exam AZ-101: Microsoft Azure Integration and Security
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

  • Evaluate and perform server migration to Azure (15-20%)
  • Implement and manage application services (20-25%)
  • Implement advanced virtual networking (30-35%)
  • Secure identities (25-30%)

Content Limits

Exam AZ-100: Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment
Exam AZ-101: Microsoft Azure Integration and Security

Who should take this exam?

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 and 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.