Microsoft Azure Administrator (AZ-104)

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Duration: 4 Days
Accredited: Yes
Exams: Included
Funding: Accepted
Type: Classroom, Onsite, Virtual
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Course Information

Course Overview

This course teaches IT Professionals how to manage their Azure subscriptions, secure identities, administer the infrastructure, configure virtual networking, connect Azure and on-premises sites, manage network traffic, implement storage solutions, create and scale virtual machines, implement web apps and containers, back up and share data, and monitor your solution.


Microsoft Azure Administrator (AZ-104)

Module 1: Identity

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Users and Groups

Lab : Manage Azure Active Directory Identities

  • Secure and manage identities with Azure Active Directory.
  • Implement and manage users and groups.

Module 2: Governance and Compliance

  • Subscriptions and Accounts
  • Azure Policy
  • Role-based Access Control (RBAC)

Lab : Manage Subscriptions and RBACLab : Manage Governance via Azure Policy

  • Implement and manage Azure subscriptions and accounts.
  • Implement Azure Policy, including custom policies.
  • Use RBAC to assign permissions.

Module 3: Azure Administration

  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Azure Portal and Cloud Shell
  • Azure PowerShell and CLI
  • ARM Templates

Lab : Manage Azure resources by Using the Azure Portal

  • Leverage Azure Resource Manager to organize resources.
  • Use the Azure Portal and Cloud Shell.
  • Use Azure PowerShell and CLI.
  • Use ARM Templates to deploy resources.

Module 4: Virtual Networking

  • Virtual Networks
  • IP Addressing
  • Network Security groups
  • Azure Firewall
  • Azure DNS

Lab : Implement Virtual Networking

  • Implement virtual networks and subnets.
  • Configure public and private IP addressing.
  • Configure network security groups.
  • Configure Azure Firewall.
  • Configure private and public DNS zones.

Module 5: Intersite Connectivity

  • VNet Peering
  • VPN Gateway Connections
  • ExpressRoute and Virtual WAN

Lab : Implement Intersite Connectivity

  • Configure VNet Peering.
  • Configure VPN gateways.
  • Choose the appropriate intersite connectivity solution.

Module 6: Network Traffic Management

  • Network Routing and Endpoints
  • Azure Load Balancer
  • Azure Application Gateway

Lab : Implement Traffic Management

  • Configure network routing including custom routes and service endpoints.
  • Configure an Azure Load Balancer.
  • Configure and Azure Application Gateway.

Module 7: Azure Storage

  • Storage Accounts
  • Blob Storage
  • Storage Security
  • Azure Files and File Sync
  • Managing Storage

Lab : Manage Azure storage

  • Create Azure storage accounts.
  • Configure blob containers.
  • Secure Azure storage.
  • Configure Azure files shares and file sync.
  • Manage storage with tools such as Storage Explorer.

Module 8: Azure Virtual Machines

  • Virtual Machine Planning
  • Creating Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Availability
  • Virtual Machine Extensions

Lab : Manage virtual machines

  • Plan for virtual machine implementations.
  • Create virtual machines.
  • Configure virtual machine availability, including scale sets.
  • Use virtual machine extensions.

Module 9: Serverless Computing

  • Azure App Service Plans
  • Azure App Service
  • Container Services
  • Azure Kubernetes Service

Lab : Implement Web AppsLab : Implement Azure Container InstancesLab : Implement Azure Kubernetes Service

  • Create an app service plan.
  • Create a web app.
  • Implement Azure Container Instances.
  • Implement Azure Kubernetes Service.

Module 10: Data Protection

  • File and Folder Backups
  • Virtual Machine Backups

Lab : Implement Data Protection

  • Backup and restore file and folders.
  • Backup and restore virtual machines.

Module 11: Monitoring

  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Alerts
  • Log Analytics
  • Network Watcher

Lab : Implement Monitoring

  • Use Azure Monitor.
  • Create Azure alerts.
  • Query using Log Analytics.
  • Use Network Watcher.


Microsoft Azure Administrator (AZ-104)

  • Exam time: 120 minutes
  • Multiple-choice style: 70 questions
  • Pass mark: 700 (on a scale of 1000)
  • Closed-book exam (i.e. no reference materials are allowed during the exam)

What's Included

  • 4-days training and exam preparation from NILC’s accredited Microsoft trainer
  • Microsoft Azure course notes and materials
  • Microsoft examination voucher – valid for 12 months
  • Exam Pass Guarantee – if you do not pass the exam after attending this training course with us, you will be eligible to attend the same training again for free. All that will be payable is the examination fee which is charged by the examination board. Applies to instructor-led courses only.

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Learn why we should be your training provider of choice.

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Microsoft Technical FAQ's

How do I take my Microsoft exam?

You can take a Microsoft certification exam either online or in-person at a Person VUE test center.

Which Microsoft Azure course should I take?

The best Microsoft Azure certification for you depends on your career goals and experience level. Here are a few of the most popular Microsoft Azure certifications: Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900): This is a foundational certification that covers the basics of Microsoft Azure. It is a good starting point for anyone who wants to learn about Azure, including IT professionals, business decision-makers, and students. Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate (AZ-104): This certification covers the skills and knowledge required to administer Microsoft Azure. It is a good choice for IT professionals who want to manage Azure resources, such as virtual machines, storage, and networking. Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate (AZ-204): This certification covers the skills and knowledge required to develop applications on Microsoft Azure. It is a good choice for developers who want to build and deploy applications on Azure. If you are new to Azure, we recommend starting with the AZ-900 certification. Once you have passed the AZ-900 certification, you can then choose a certification that is aligned with your career goals.

What is Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform that offers a broad range of services, including computing, storage, networking, databases, analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Azure can be used to build, deploy, and manage applications and services.

What are the benefits of using Microsoft Azure?

There are many benefits to using Microsoft Azure, including: Scalability: Azure is a scalable platform that can be easily scaled up or down to meet your needs. Reliability: Azure is a reliable platform with a 99.9% uptime SLA. Security: Azure is a secure platform with a number of security features, such as encryption and role-based access control. Cost-effectiveness: Azure is a cost-effective platform with a pay-as-you-go pricing model.

What jobs can I get with an Azure certification?

Here are some of the jobs you can get with an Azure certification: Azure Administrator: Azure administrators are responsible for managing Azure resources, such as virtual machines, storage, and networking. They also work with customers to design and implement Azure solutions. Azure Developer: Azure developers are responsible for developing applications on Azure. They use Azure services to build, deploy, and manage applications. Azure Solutions Architect: Azure solutions architects are responsible for designing and implementing solutions on Azure. They work with customers to understand their needs and then design and implement solutions that meet those needs.

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