Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate (AZ-103)

Certification Industry: Cloud

Certificate Name: Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate (AZ-103)

Certificate Issuing Authority: Microsoft

Certification Price: $165 USD

Certificate Validity: 2 Years

Certification Details:

Microsoft Azure Certified Administrator Associate (AZ-103) exam ensures the management of Azure subscriptions, storage, Virtual Machines (VMs), virtual networks and identities. Azure Administrators supposedly handle cloud services that span storage, security and networking and compute cloud capabilities. An in-depth knowledge about the IT lifecycle is indispensable for this certification. A Microsoft Azure Certified Administrator Associate (AZ-103) candidate should be proficient in using PowerShell, the Command Line Interface, Azure Portal, ARM Templates, Operating Systems, virtualization, storage structures, and networking. The new exam i.e. AZ-103 combines the skills of both AZ-100 and AZ-101. Azure Administrators and Engineers, System Administrators looking to expand into Azure and  IT Professionals should apply for this certification.

Average Salary Range: 
USA : $125,000 (Source)
India : 5,80,000 INR (Source)

  1. Skill Enhancement - This certification is meant for candidates who aim at a deeper understanding of the services related to the IT lifecycle. Since the AZ-103 exam focuses on developing the required skills for using the Azure portal and gradually, proficiency allows them to use PowerShell and the Command Line Interface. 
  2. Professional Growth - With a platform as renowned as Microsoft, there can be no doubt as to whether this certification will welcome the growth of an individual professionally. It prepares the candidates for a variety of jobs that require these software skills. 

Exam Details:

Number of questions: 40-60 Multiple-Choice Questions
Passing Score: 70%
Exam Time: 180 minutes
Exam Languages: English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese
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Time Taken To Prepare For The ExamIt takes about 6 weeks in all to prepare for Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate (AZ-103) with 3-4 hours of study daily.

Refer to the links Online (Free) and Instructor-Led (Paidfor getting started with the preparation process of Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate (AZ-103). For more details, log on to official website.