Microsoft Certified: Azure Network Engineer Associate

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Arabic, Indonesian, and Russian versions of this exam retired on February 28, 2023.

Candidates for this certification should have subject matter expertise in planning, implementing, and managing Azure networking solutions, including core network infrastructure, hybrid connectivity, application delivery services, private access to Azure services, and network security.

Responsibilities for Azure network engineers include optimizing performance, resiliency, scale, and security of Azure networking solutions. These professionals deploy the solutions by using the Azure portal, the command line, and templates. They proactively monitor network environments to identify issues and minimize risk.

Azure network engineers work with solution architects, cloud administrators, security engineers, application developers, and DevOps engineers to deliver Azure solutions. They also assist Azure support engineers in resolving connectivity issues reported by customers.

Candidates for this certification should have experience creating and managing compute, storage, and networking resources in Azure. They should understand networking fundamentals, such as name resolution, network protocols, and network address management.


The English language version of this certification was updated on February 2, 2023. Review the study guide linked on the Exam AZ-700 page for details about the latest changes.

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Microsoft Certified: Azure Network Engineer Associate

Skills measured

  • This list contains the skills measured on the exam required for this certification. For more detailed information, visit the exam details page and review the study guide.
  • Design and implement core networking infrastructure
  • Design, implement, and manage connectivity services
  • Design and implement application delivery services
  • Design and implement private access to Azure services
  • Secure network connectivity to Azure resources

Job role: Network Engineer

Required exams: AZ-700

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  • AZ-700: Designing and Implementing Microsoft Azure Networking Solutions

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    This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: design and implement core networking infrastructure; design, implement, and manage connectivity services; design and implement application delivery services; design and implement private access to Azure services; and secure network connectivity to Azure resources.

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    for Designing and Implementing Microsoft Azure Networking Solutions

    All objectives of the exam are covered in depth so you'll be ready for any question on the exam.

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