AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator​

Candidates for this exam should have subject matter expertise in implementing, managing, and monitoring an organization’s Microsoft Azure environment, including virtual networks, storage, compute, identity, security, and governance.

An Azure administrator often serves as part of a larger team dedicated to implementing an organization’s cloud infrastructure. Azure administrators also coordinate with other roles to deliver Azure networking, security, database, application development, and DevOps solutions.

Language: English

Duration: 4 days

Level: Intermediate

Duration: 4 days

Candidates for this exam should be familiar with operating systems, networking, servers, and virtualization. In addition, professionals in this role should have experience using PowerShell, Azure CLI, the Azure portal, Azure Resource Manager templates (ARM templates), and Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), part of Microsoft Entra.

Objectives

  • Manage Azure identities and governance (20–25%)

  • Implement and manage storage (15–20%)

  • Deploy and manage Azure compute resources (20–25%)

  • Implement and manage virtual networking (15–20%)

  • Monitor and maintain Azure resources (10–15%)

Prerequisites

Successful Azure Administrators start this role with experience in virtualization, networking, identity, and storage.

  • Understanding of on-premises virtualization technologies, including: VMs, virtual networking, and virtual hard disks.

  • Understanding of network configurations, including TCP/IP, Domain Name System (DNS), virtual private networks (VPNs), firewalls, and encryption technologies.

  • Understanding of Active Directory concepts, including users, groups, and role-based access control.

  • Understanding of resilience and disaster recovery, including backup and restore operations.

Outline for Microsoft Azure Administrator Training

  • Manage Azure Active Directory Identities
    Task 1: Create and configure Azure AD users
    Task 2: Create Azure AD groups with assigned and dynamic membership
    Task 3: Create an Azure Active Directory (AD) tenant (Optional – lab environment issue)
    Task 4: Manage Azure AD guest users (Optional – lab environment issue)
 
  • Manage Subscriptions and RBAC
    Task 1: Implement Management Groups
    Task 2: Create custom RBAC roles
    Task 3: Assign RBAC roles
 
  • Manage Governance via Azure Policy
    Task 1: Create and assign tags via the Azure portal
    Task 2: Enforce tagging via an Azure policy
    Task 3: Apply tagging via an Azure policy
 
  • Manage Azure resources by Using the Azure Portal
    Task 1: Create resource groups and deploy resources to resource groups
    Task 2: Move resources between resource groups
    Task 3: Implement and test resource locks
 
  • Manage Azure resources by Using ARM Templates
    Task 1: Review an ARM template for deployment of an Azure managed disk
    Task 2: Create an Azure managed disk by using an ARM template
    Task 3: Review the ARM template-based deployment of the managed disk
 
  • Manage Azure resources by Using Azure PowerShell
    Task 1: Start a PowerShell session in Azure Cloud Shell
    Task 2: Create a resource group and an Azure managed disk by using Azure PowerShell
    Task 3: Configure the managed disk by using Azure PowerShell
 
  • Manage Azure resources by Using Azure CLI
    Task 1: Start a Bash session in Azure Cloud Shell
    Task 2: Create a resource group and an Azure managed disk by using Azure CLI
    Task 3: Configure the managed disk by using Azure CLI
 
  • Implement Virtual Networking
    Task 1: Create and configure a virtual network
    Task 2: Deploy virtual machines into the virtual network
    Task 3: Configure private and public IP addresses of Azure VMs
    Task 4: Configure network security groups
    Task 5: Configure Azure DNS for internal name resolution
    Task 6: Configure Azure DNS for external name resolution
 
  • Implement Intersite Connectivity
    Task 1: Provision the lab environment
    Task 2: Configure local and global virtual network peering
    Task 3: Test intersite connectivity
 
  • Implement Traffic Management
    Task 1: Provision the lab environment
    Task 2: Configure the hub and spoke network topology
    Task 3: Test transitivity of virtual network peering
    Task 4: Configure routing in the hub and spoke topology
    Task 5: Implement Azure Load Balancer
    Task 6: Implement Azure Application Gateway
 
  • Manage Azure Storage
    Task 1: Provision the lab environment
    Task 2: Create and configure Azure Storage accounts
    Task 3: Manage blob storage
    Task 4: Manage authentication and authorization for Azure Storage
    Task 5: Create and configure an Azure Files shares
    Task 6: Manage network access for Azure Storage
 
  • Manage Virtual Machines
    Task 1: Deploy zone-resilient Azure virtual machines by using the Azure portal and an Azure Resource Manager template
    Task 2: Configure Azure virtual machines by using virtual machine extensions
    Task 3: Scale compute and storage for Azure virtual machines
    Task 4: Register the Microsoft.Insights and Microsoft.AlertsManagement resource providers
    Task 5: Deploy zone-resilient Azure virtual machine scale sets by using the Azure portal
    Task 6: Configure Azure virtual machine scale sets by using virtual machine extensions
    Task 7: Scale compute and storage for Azure virtual machine scale sets (optional)
 
  • Implement Web Apps
    Task 1: Create an Azure web app
    Task 2: Create a staging deployment slot
    Task 3: Configure web app deployment settings
    Task 4: Deploy code to the staging deployment slot
    Task 5: Swap the staging slots
    Task 6: Configure and test autoscaling of the Azure web app
 
  • Implement Azure Container Instances
    Task 1: Deploy a Docker image by using the Azure Container Instance
    Task 2: Review the functionality of the Azure Container Instance
 
  • Implement Azure Kubernetes Service
    Task 1: Register the Microsoft.Kubernetes and Microsoft.KubernetesConfiguration resource providers.
    Task 2: Deploy an Azure Kubernetes Service cluster
    Task 3: Deploy pods into the Azure Kubernetes Service cluster
    Task 4: Scale containerized workloads in the Azure Kubernetes service cluster
 
  • Backup virtual machines
    Task 1: Provision the lab environment
    Task 2: Create a Recovery Services vault
    Task 3: Implement Azure virtual machine-level backup
    Task 4: Implement File and Folder backup
    Task 5: Perform file recovery by using Azure Recovery Services agent
    Task 6: Perform file recovery by using Azure virtual machine snapshots (optional)
    Task 7: Review the Azure Recovery Services soft delete functionality (optional)
 
  • Implement Monitoring
    Task 1: Provision the lab environment
    Task 2: Register the Microsoft.Insights and Microsoft.AlertsManagement resource providers
    Task 3: Create and configure an Azure Log Analytics workspace and Azure Automation-based solutions
    Task 4: Review default monitoring settings of Azure virtual machines
    Task 5: Configure Azure virtual machine diagnostic settings
    Task 6: Review Azure Monitor functionality
    Task 7: Review Azure Log Analytics functionality

AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator

                 Group   Online virtual Class                  06/17/2024 –  06/20/2024

10:30 AM – 06:30 PM EDT

          USD $250.00

AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator

                 Group   Online virtual Class                  07/01/2024 –  07/04/2024

10:30 AM – 06:30 PM EDT

          USD $250.00