AZ-120 Exam Study Guide (Planning & Administering Azure for SAP)

az-120 Planning and Administering Microsoft Azure for SAP Workloads Study Guide

Preparing for the AZ-120 Planning and Administering Microsoft Azure for SAP Workloads certification exam? Don't know where to start? This post is the AZ-120 Certificate Study Guide (with links to each exam objective), which helps you to achieve the Microsoft Azure for SAP Workloads Specialty Certification.

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AZ-120 Planning Azure SAP Practice Test & Lab

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AmazonAZ-120: Microsoft Azure for SAP Workloads Q & A

AZ-120 Planning Azure SAP E-book (PDF)

AmazonSAP on Azure Implementation Guide

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Migrate SAP Workloads to Azure (10-15%)

Create an inventory of existing SAP landscapes

Network inventory

Security inventory

Computing inventory

Operations system inventory

Resiliency and availability inventory

SAP Landscape architecture

SAP workload performance SLA and metrics

Migration considerations


Design a Migration Strategy

Certified and support SAP HANA hardware directory

Design criteria for Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI) v4 and v5 solutions

Databox with import and export

HANA System Replication (HSR)


Backup and restore methods and solutions

Infrastructure optimization for migration


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Design an Azure Solution to Support SAP Workloads (20-25%)

Design a Core Infrastructure Solution in Azure to Support SAP Workloads

Network topology requirements

Security requirements

Virtual or bare metal

Operating system requirements

Support SAP version

Storage requirements

Proximity placement group

Infrastructure requirements


Design Azure Infrastructure Services to Support SAP Workloads

Backup and restoration requirements

SLA/High Availability

Data protection (EFS, LRS/GRS, Availability Zones)




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Application interfaces



Design a Resilient Azure Solution to Support SAP Workloads

HA models supported in HANA (N+N, N+0 and N+1)

Application servers

SAP Central services

Availability sets

Availability zones

Disaster Recovery (DR) with Hero Regions

Database HA

Build and Deploy Azure SAP Workloads (35-40%)

Automate Deployment of Virtual Machines (VMs)

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template

Automated configuration of VM

Scripting with automation tools, including script development, script modification, and deployment dependencies


Implement and Manage Virtual Networking

IDS/IPS for Azure

Routing fundamentals

Subnetting strategy

Isolation and segmentation for SAP landscape


Manage Access and Authentication on Azure

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Custom domains

Azure AD Identity Protection

Azure AD join

Enterprise state roaming

Conditional access policies

Role-based access control (RBAC)

Service principal

Just in time access


Implement and Manage Identities

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Azure AD Connect

AD Federation and single sign-on


Linux VMs Active Directory domain membership mechanism


Monitor SAP Workloads on Azure

Azure Enhanced Monitoring Extension for SAP

Azure Monitor

Operationalize Azure SAP Architecture (10-15%)

Optimize Performance

SAP workloads on Azure using ABAPmeter (Towards the bottom)

Storage structure

SAP workloads on Azure support pre-requisites

Scheduled maintenance for planned outages

Recovery plan for unplanned outages

SAP application and infrastructure housekeeping

Bandwidth adjustment for ExpressRoute

IPtables and GlobalReach for HANA Large Instances (HLI)


Migrate SAP Workloads to Azure

Migration strategy

Azure Site Recovery (ASR)

Private and public IP addresses, Subnets

Network routes

Network interface

Virtual network

Storage configuration

Source and target environments preparation

Backup and restore of data

This brings us to the end of AZ-120 Study Guide

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