In this article, we will discuss several scenario-related interview questions that you may be asked when applying to an Azure Administrator position.
Q1: Assume that your manager consults you as an Azure Administrator to find a solution that helps in distributing the different types of content to the customers globally with the highest possible bandwidth. Which Azure solution will you suggest to your manager ?
Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN)
Q2: In one of your Azure related projects, you are consulted as an Azure administrator to suggest an Azure solution that helps in creating Windows and Linux virtual machines from a custom image that allows you to test your applications directly using your deployment pipelines, with the ability to schedule the start and the shutdown of the virtual machines automatically, minimizing the waste on the resources. Which Azure solution will you suggest in order to achieve that ?
Azure DevTest Labs.
Q3: In one of your Azure related project tasks, you are requested to find an environment that helps you to build a machine learning solutions using the previously existing machine learning algorithms with the ability to test and deploy the project using the same tool. Which Azure solution will you use ?
Azure Machine Learning Studio
Q4: Assume that the development team in your company consults you as an Azure administrator to suggest an Azure solution that can be used to manage, scale, and orchestrate the deployment of the container-based application that they have developed. Which Azure solution will you suggest ?
Q5: You have defined a number of Azure policies that aim to achieve a specific goal in your Azure site. Which Azure solution will you use to organize these policies into one group and makes it easier to manage it ?
Azure Initiative Definition.
Q6: You are planning to implement disaster recovery for your application that is hosted in Azure. Which Azure concept will you consider to achieve that ?
Replicate your application in different Azure Regions.
Q7: If the development team of your company consults you to suggest an Azure service that can be used to host the different parts of your web application. Which Azure service will you suggest ?
Azure App Service.
Q8: As a proactive Azure administrator, which Azure tool will you use to deploy repeatable resources to Azure in the most efficient way ?
Azure Resource Manager Templates.
Q9: You are planning to deploy several Azure Virtual machines to host your applications. During the cost calculation phase, what are the two main factors that you will consider while deploying your virtual machines to Azure with the least possible cost ?
The size of the virtual machine and the Azure region where we will deploy the virtual machine.
Q10: If you have an existing on-premises environment and you plan to move the whole environment to Azure. Which tool you can use to estimate the cost of your on-premises environment in Azure ?
Azure Total Cost of Ownership.
Q11: You are planning to build a policy to ensure that only the related team can deploy the Virtual machines and configure them. Which Azure tool will you use to achieve that ?
Azure Role-Based Access Control.
Q12: You are planning to build a policy to ensure that the Virtual machine administration team can deploy the Virtual machines with a specific size. Which Azure tool will you use to achieve that ?
Q13: If you plan to prevent any user from deleting a specific Virtual Machine that you have deployed. How could you achieve that ?
Using the Delete option of the Azure Locks.
Q14: Working as an Azure administrator, assume that you have deployed your applications to Azure Virtual machines. How could you restrict the traffic into these Azure virtual machines to be accepted only from specific sources ?
Azure Network Security Group (NSG).
Q15: You have defined a number of secrets and certificates to secure your Azure applications. Where could you store and secure this critical information with the ability to import it from your applications without the need to interact with the private key materials ?
Azure Key Vault.
Q16: How could you secure your applications in Azure against the attacks that overwhelm a network resource by sending too many requests and makes the applications becomes slow or unresponsive ?
Using Azure DDoS Protection.
Q17: Working as an Azure administrator, an engineer from the development team complains that one of their virtual machines was shut down yesterday without notifying them. Where should you look to identify who shut down that virtual machine ?
Look at the Azure Activity Logs.
Q18: If you plan to deploy one of your Azure virtual machines in a separate network segment. How could you achieve that ?
Deploy the server to a separate virtual network (VNET).
Q19: In order to increase the availability of your company applications, you are requested to find a solution that can be used to distribute the traffic to your backend Azure virtual machines based on the attributes of the HTTP request received from the clients. Which Azure solution will you use to achieve that ?
Azure Application Gateway.
Q20: Working as an Azure administrator, you are planning to configure an Azure solution that can be used to detect the sensitive data in the emails and the documents and protect it using labels. Which Azure solution can you use to achieve that ?
Microsoft Azure Information Protection