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

AZ-120

Duration: 4 Days

Description

Candidates for this exam should be architects or engineers with extensive experience and knowledge of the SAP system landscape and industry standards that are specific to the initial migration or integration and the long-term operation of an SAP solution on Microsoft Azure.

Responsibilities for an architect or an engineer for Azure for SAP Workloads include making recommendations on services and adjusting resources as appropriate for optimal resiliency, performance, scale, provision, size, and monitoring.

Architects or engineers for Azure for SAP Workloads partner with cloud administrators, cloud database administrators, and clients to implement solutions.

A candidate for this exam should have extensive experience and knowledge of SAP applications: SAP HANA, S/4HANA, SAP NetWeaver, SAP BW/4HANA, OS servers for SAP applications and databases, Azure portal, Azure Marketplace, Azure Resource Manager templates (ARM templates), virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures

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Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Migrate SAP Workloads to Azure 
  • Design and Implement an Infrastructure to Support SAP Workloads 
  • Design and Implement High Availability and Disaster Recovery (HA/DR) 
  • Maintain SAP Workloads on Azure 

Who Should Attend

Candidates for this exam should be architects or engineers with extensive experience and
knowledge of the SAP system landscape and industry standards that are specific to the initial
migration or integration and the long-term operation of an SAP solution on Microsoft Azure.
Responsibilities for an architect or an engineer for Azure for SAP Workloads include making
recommendations on services and adjusting resources as appropriate for optimal resiliency,
performance, scale, provision, size, and monitoring.
Architects or engineers for Azure for SAP Workloads partner with cloud administrators, cloud
database administrators, and clients to implement solutions.
A candidate for this exam should have extensive experience and knowledge of SAP applications:
SAP HANA, S/4HANA, SAP NetWeaver, SAP BW/4HANA, OS servers for SAP applications and
databases, Azure portal, Azure Marketplace, Azure Resource Manager templates (ARM
templates), virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures, high availability design,
disaster recovery design, data protection concepts, and networking.
For this exam, we strongly recommended that you have an Azure Administrator Associate or
Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification, in addition to SAP certifications.

Prerequisites

  • Administrators and architects of Azure solutions for SAP should possess solid knowledge of SAP Applications, SAP HANA, S/4HANA, SAP NetWeaver, SAP BW, OS Servers for SAP Applications and Databases.
  • Prior to taking this course, it is recommended that students to have taken the Azure Administrator (AZ-103) or Azure Solutions Architect (AZ-300) training, as well as SAP HANA and Linux training.

Course Outline

Module 1: Migrate SAP Workloads to Azure
Identify requirements for target infrastructure

  • estimate target database size
  • determine supportability of operating systems and databases in Azure
  • estimate compute, storage, and network requirements for the target database
  • determine target SAPS by using Early Watch Alert (EWA) reports or Quick Sizer
  • assess constraints imposed by subscription models and quota limits
  • evaluate licensing and pricing across SAP tiers
  • evaluate components, such as Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Lake, Microsoft Power BI,
    and SAP Cloud
  • specify a Microsoft support option for SAP on Azure
    Design and implement identity and access for SAP workloads
  • design and implement access control and authorization for SAP workloads
  • design and implement authentication for SAP workloads
  • manage access permissions to SAP systems
    Design and implement an SAP migration strategy
  • choose a migration scenario (lift-and-shift, lift-shift-migrate, lift-shift-migrate to HANA)
    or greenfield
  • choose migration methods
  • configure storage to support migration
  • implement an SAP migration

    Module 2: Design and Implement an Infrastructure to Support SAP Workloads

    Design and implement a compute solution for SAP workloads

  • specify a compute platform (Azure Virtual Machines versus HANA Large Instances [HLI])
  • configure Enhanced Monitoring
  • configure Accelerated Networking
  • configure VMs for Availability Sets
  • configure VMs for Availability Zones
  • deploy an OS by using the Azure Marketplace
  • create and deploy a custom image
  • automate deployment by using ARM templates
  • connect to an Azure HLI
  • configure license registration for an Azure HLI
  • configure and apply operating system updates to an Azure HLI
  • configure a snapshot
    Design and implement a network topology for SAP on Azure Virtual Machines or Azure
    HLI
  • design and configure proximity placement groups
  • define SAP zones and subnets
  • design for latency considerations
  • design for network security
  • design and implement networking for Azure HLI
  • plan for the use of Azure ExpressRoute (FastPath versus direct)
  • optimize networking to minimize latency between/within SAP tiers
  • configure routing for Azure HLI
  • design and configure load balancing for a reverse proxy
    Design and implement a storage solution for SAP on Azure Virtual Machines or Azure HLI
  • specify an appropriate disk option (Managed, Premium, Ultra disk, SOFS with Storage
    Spaces Direct [SSD], Azure NetApp Files, Azure shared managed disks)
  • specify when to use disk striping
  • design for security considerations for storage
  • design for data protection considerations
  • design and implement caching for disks
  • configure Write Accelerator
  • configure encryption

    Module 3: Design and Implement High Availability and Disaster Recovery

    (HA/DR)

    Design a high availability and disaster recovery solution for SAP on Azure Virtual
    Machines or Azure HLI

  • design an Azure Site Recovery strategy for SAP workloads
  • design HANA system replication/SQL Server AlwaysOn/Data Guard
  • design an Availability Set and Availability Zone strategy for SAP workloads
  • design load balancing for SAP HA or database HA
  • design for regional considerations
  • design for service-level agreement (SLA) considerations
    Implement high availability and disaster recovery
  • configure STONITH
  • configure database-level replication, including HANA System Replication, SQL Server
    AlwaysOn, and Oracle Data Guard
  • configure fencing/Stonith Block Device (SBD)
  • configure Azure Site Recovery
  • configure storage-level replication for SAP Central Services
  • configure load balancing for SAP HA or database HA
  • configure clustering
  • configure and validate backups
  • perform backup and restore
  • test disaster recovery

Module 4: Maintain SAP Workloads on Azure 

Optimize performance and costs

  • optimize performance and cost of SAP HANA virtual hardware and Azure HLI
  • optimize performance and cost of SAP HANA Hardware and Cloud Measurement Tools
    (HCMT)
  • measure/reduce network latency between SAP servers and clients
  • optimize network performance and bandwidth costs
  • optimize performance and cost of SAP application servers
  • optimize performance by using the SAPS benchmark tool
  • configure snoozing
  • resize VMs
  • optimize storage costs
  • optimize an SAP workload on Azure by using Azure Advisor
    Monitor SAP on Azure
  • monitor SAP workloads by using Azure Monitor for SAP Solutions
  • monitor SAP workloads by using Log Analytics
  • monitor networking

About The Trainer

The trainer will be a Microsoft Azure Professional as well as a Microsoft Certified Trainer.

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FAQs

What will you learn from CloudThat’s AZ-120 Microsoft Azure training course?

After completing CloudThat’s highly interactive AZ-120 certification exam training in Bangalore or other cities, you will be able to:

  • Migrate SAP Workloads to Azure
  • Design an Azure solution to support SAP Workloads
  • Build and deploy Azure for SAP Workloads
  • Validate Azure infrastructure for SAP Workloads
  • Operationalize Azure SAP architecture

What is the AZ-120 exam retake policy?

  • Candidates must wait for 24 hours to retake the AZ-120 exam on failing in his/her first attempt. Also, candidates can log in to their certification dashboard to reschedule the exam.
  • The candidate must wait for at least 14 days to retake the exam for the third time on failing in their second attempt. The waiting period is the same while retaking the exam for the fourth and fifth times.
  • In a year, a candidate is allowed a maximum of 5 retakes. (One year is calculated from the day of the fifth unsuccessful exam attempt.)

Who should take up the Microsoft AZ-120 certification exam?

CloudThat’s Azure training course for the preparation of AZ-120 certification exam can be taken up by candidates who are architects or engineers with extensive experience and knowledge of the SAP system landscape and industry standards that are specific to the long-term operation of an SAP solution on Microsoft Azure.

How many questions are there in the AZ-120 certification exam?

Candidates need to answer between 40-60 questions. However, the number of questions may change as and when changes in technology and job roles occur.

What is the passing score for AZ-120 certification exam?

Candidates need to score 700 (on a scale of 1-1000) on an approx. to pass the Microsoft Azure for SAP Workloads Specialty Certification AZ-120 exam.

What is the time duration for the Microsoft AZ-120 exam?

Candidates appearing for the AZ-120 exam will get 180 minutes (30 minutes for feedback is included) to complete the Microsoft Azure for SAP Workloads Specialty certification exam.

How much does the Microsoft Azure for SAP Workloads Specialty certification exam cost in India?

The cost of the AZ-120 Microsoft Azure for SAP Workloads certification exam is ₹4800 in Bangalore and other Indian cities.
The exam cost is mostly priced according to the currency values in specific regions and countries. However, the exam prices are subject to change and may also vary depending on the additional taxes that may apply in some countries and regions.

How often CloudThat updates the Microsoft Azure online training course?

From time to time, Microsoft keeps on revising and updating the Azure certification exam syllabus according to changing technology trends and industry standards. At CloudThat, we have a dedicated team of highly experienced and Microsoft certified Azure subject matter experts who keep a close eye on the exam syllabus and updated the training course curriculum accordingly to keep it updated and relevant.

Is CloudThat’s AZ-120 training in Bangalore an accredited course?

Yes. Microsoft accredits our training courses. We are a Microsoft Gold Partner and the winner of the Microsoft Learning Partner 2020 of the Year Finalist award.

Which is the best Azure training provider in Bangalore?

CloudThat, a Microsoft Gold Partner and the winner of Microsoft Learning Partner 2020 of the Year Finalist award, is undoubtedly the best Azure training provider in Bangalore and other cities in India. CloudThat has trained over 350K+ IT professionals from fortune 500 companies in Cloud since 2012. From personalized mentoring to self-paced learning modules, we work towards providing a growth-oriented learning experience to nurture their future.
• CloudThat’s training modules are equipped with 50%-60% hands-on lab sessions.
• Highly interactive virtual and classroom teaching.
• Qualified instructor-led training and mentoring sessions.
• Practice lab and projects aligned to Azure learning modules.
• Integrated teaching assistance and support.

How to prepare for the Microsoft AZ-120 exam?

To prepare for the AZ-120 certification and pass the exam successfully, candidates need to enroll in CloudThat’s AZ-120 Planning and Administering Azure for SAP Workloads certification training course in Bangalore. Our subject matter experts and certified Azure trainers offer training through online or instructor-led classes and provide relevant study material necessary to support your exam preparation. At CloudThat, you can strengthen your practical Azure skills through hands-on lab sessions and test your knowledge before the final exam through our testprep platform. Besides our training and assistance, candidates can also:
• Join online forum discussions and study groups to enrich your knowledge.
• Have a detailed understanding of the exam structure.
• Study Microsoft documentation along with relevant whitepapers and eBooks.

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