Its Day 47 of my 100 Days of Cloud Journey, and today I sat Exam AZ-800: Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure (beta).
AZ-800 is one of 2 exams required for the new Windows Server Hybrid Administrator Associate certification, which was announced at Windows Server Summit 2021. The second exam is Az-801 (Configuring Windows Server Hybrid Advanced Services), which I’m taking next week so will write up a post on that then!
This certification is seen by many as the natural successor to the retired MCSE certifications which retired in January 2021, primarily because it focuses in some part on the on-premise elements within Windows Server 2019.
Because of the NDA, I’m not going to disclose any details on the exam, however I will say that it is exactly as its described – a Hybrid certification bringing together elements of both on-premise and Azure based infrastructure.
The list of skills measured as their weightings are as follows:
- Deploy and manage Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in on-premises and cloud environments (30-35%)
- Manage Windows Servers and workloads in a hybrid environment (10-15%)
- Manage virtual machines and containers (15-20%)
- Implement and manage an on-premises and hybrid networking infrastructure (15-20%)
- Manage storage and file services (15-20%)
Like all beta exams, the results won’t be released until a few weeks after the exam officially goes live so I’m playing the waiting game! In the meantime, you can check out these resources if you want to study and take the exam:
- Official Exam Page with Microsoft Learn path
- Thomas Maurer’s Certification Overview
- Charbel Nemnom’s Study Guide
- Orin Thomas’s exam overview on YouTube
- Tim Warner’s NDA-Friendly Exam Review thread on Twitter
Hope you enjoyed this post, until next time!
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