AZ-104 - Microsoft Azure Administrator

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.

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Duration: 4.0 days

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Objectives

  • Identify the features and uses of Azure Active Directory.
  • Define the main Azure Active Directory components such as identity, account, and tenant.
  • Compare Azure Active Directory to Azure Directory Domain Services.
  • Identify features of Azure Active Directory editions.
  • Identify features and usage cases for Azure AD Join.
  • Identify features and usage cases for Self-Service Password Reset. Determine the correct region to locate Azure services.
  • Configure users accounts and user account properties.
  • Create new user accounts.
  • Import bulk user accounts with a template.
  • Configure group accounts and assignment types.
  • Determine the correct region to locate Azure services.
  • Identify features and usage cases for Azure subscriptions.
  • Identify how to obtain an Azure subscription.
  • Understand billing and features for different Azure subscriptions.
  • Use the Cost Management product for cost analysis.
  • Determine when to use resource tagging.
  • Identify ways to reduce costs.
  • Create management groups to target policies and spend budgets.
  • Implement Azure policy with policy and initiative definitions.
  • Scope Azure policies and determine compliance.
  • Identify the features and usage cases for role-based access control.
  • List and create role definitions.
  • Create role assignments.
  • Identify the differences between Azure role-based access control and Azure Active Directory roles.
  • Manage access to subscriptions using role-based access control.
  • Review the built-in Azure role-based access control roles.
  • Manage resources with the Azure portal.
  • Manage resources with Azure Cloud Shell.
  • Manage resources with Azure PowerShell.
  • Manage resources with Azure CLI.
  • Identify the features and usage cases for Azure Resource Manager.
  • Describe each Azure Resource Manager component and its usage.
  • Organize your Azure resources with resource groups.
  • Apply Azure Resource Manager locks.
  • Move Azure resources between groups, subscriptions, and regions.
  • Remove resources and resource groups.
  • Apply and track resource limits.
  • List the advantages of Azure templates.
  • Identify the Azure template schema components.
  • Specify Azure template parameters.
  • Locate and use Azure Quickstart Templates.
  • Describe virtual network features and components.
  • Identify features and usage cases for subnets and subnetting.
  • Identify usage cases for private and public IP addresses.
  • Create and determine which resources require public IP addresses.
  • Create and determine which resources require private IP addresses.
  • Create virtual networks.
  • Determine when to use network security groups.
  • Implement network security group rules.
  • Evaluate network security group effective rules.
  • Identify features and usage cases for domains, custom domains, and private zones.
  • Verify custom domain names using DNS records.
  • Implement DNS zones, DNS delegation, and DNS record sets.
  • Identify usage cases and product features of virtual network peering.
  • Configure gateway transit, connectivity, and service chaining.
  • Identify features and usage cases for VPN gateways.
  • Implement high availability scenarios.
  • Configure site-to-site VPN connections using a VPN gateway.
  • Identify features and usage cases for ExpressRoute.
  • Coexist site-to-site and ExpressRoute networks.
  • Identify features and usage cases for virtual WAN.
  • Implement system routes and user-defined routes.
  • Configure a custom route.
  • Implement service endpoints.
  • Identify features and usage cases for private links and endpoint services.
  • Identify features and usage cases for Azure load balancer.
  • Implement public and internal Azure load balancers.
  • Configure load balancer SKUs, backend pools, session persistence, and health probes.
  • Identify features and usage cases for Azure Application Gateway.
  • Implement Azure Application Gateway, including selecting a routing method.
  • Configure gateway features such as routing rules.
  • Identify features and usage cases for Azure storage accounts.
  • Select between different types of storage and storage accounts.
  • Select a storage replication strategy.
  • Configure network access to storage accounts.
  • Secure storage endpoints.
  • Identify features and usage cases for Azure Blob storage.
  • Configure Blob storage and Blob access tiers.
  • Configure Blob lifecycle management rules.
  • Configure Blob object replication.
  • Upload and price Blob storage.
  • Configure shared access signatures including URI and SAS parameters.
  • Configure storage service encryption.
  • Implement customer-managed keys.
  • Recommend opportunities to improve storage security.
  • Identify when to use Azure files versus Azure Blobs.
  • Configure Azure file shares and file share snapshots.
  • Identify features and usage cases of Azure File Sync.
  • Identify File Sync components and configuration steps.
  • Configure and use Storage Explorer.
  • Configure the Import and Export Service.
  • Configure and use AZCopy.
  • Create a virtual machine planning checklist.
  • Determine virtual machine locations and pricing models.
  • Determine the correct virtual machine size.
  • Configure virtual machine storage.
  • Implement availability sets and availability zones.
  • Implement update and fault domains.
  • Implement virtual machine scale sets.
  • Autoscale virtual machines.
  • Identify features and usage cases for virtual machine extensions.
  • Identify features and usage cases for custom script extensions.
  • Identify features and usage cases for desired state configuration.
  • Identify features and usage cases of the Azure App Service.
  • Select an appropriate Azure App Service plan pricing tier.
  • Scale the App Service Plan.
  • Scale out the App Service Plan.
  • Identify features and usage cases for the Azure App Service.
  • Create an App Service.
  • Configure deployment settings, specifically deployment slots.
  • Secure the App Service.
  • Configure custom domain names.
  • Backup the App Service.
  • Configure Application Insights.
  • Identify when to use containers versus virtual machines.
  • Identify the features and usage cases of Azure Container Instances.
  • Implement Azure Container Groups.
  • Identify AKS components including pods, clusters, and nodes.
  • Configure network connections for AKS.
  • Configure storage options for AKS.
  • Implement security options for AKS.
  • Scale AKS including adding Azure Container Instances.
  • Identify the features and usage cases for Log Analytics.
  • Create a Log Analytics workspace.
  • Structure a Log Analytics query and review results.
  • Identify the features and usage cases for Azure Network Watcher.
  • Configure diagnostic capabilities like IP Flow Verify, Next Hop, and Network Topology.
  • Identify features and usage cases for Azure Backup.
  • Configure Recovery Services Vault backup options.
  • Implement on-premises file and folder backup.
  • Configure the Microsoft Azure Recovery Services Agent.
  • Identify features and usage cases for different Azure backup methods.
  • Configure virtual machine snapshots and backup options.
  • Implement virtual machine backup and restore, including soft delete.
  • Compare the Azure Backup (MARS) agent to the Azure Backup Server (MABS).
  • Perform site-to-site recovery by using Azure Site Recovery.
  • Identify the features and usage cases for Azure Monitor.
  • Configure and interpret metrics and logs.
  • Identify the Azure Monitor components and data types.
  • Configure the Activity Log.
  • Configure Azure Monitor alerts.
  • Create alert rules and action groups.

 

Content

1. Configure Azure Active Directory

You will learn how to configure Azure Active Directory including features like AD Join and Self-Service Password Reset.

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2. Configure user and group accounts

You will learn how to configure user and group accounts.

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3. Configure subscriptions

You'll learn how to configure subscriptions. This includes getting a subscription, implementing cost management, and applying resource tags.

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4. Configure Azure policy

You will learn how to configure Azure Policy to implement compliance requirements.

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5. Configure role-based access control

You will learn how to use role-based access control to ensure resources are protected, but users can still access the resources they need.

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6. Configure Azure resources with tools

You will learn how to select a tooling option such as Azure portal, Azure PowerShell, Azure CLI, or Azure Cloud Shell.

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7. Use Azure Resource Manager

You will learn to use resource groups to organize your organization’s Azure resources.

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8. Configure resources with Azure Resource Manager templates

You'll learn how to use Azure Resource Manager templates to consistently deploy assets.

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9. Configure virtual networks

You will learn to configure virtual networks and subnets, including IP addressing.

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10. Configure network security groups

You will learn how to implement network security groups and ensure network security group rules are correctly applied.

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11. Configure Azure Firewall

You will learn how to configure the Azure Firewall including firewall rules.

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12. Configure Azure DNS

You will learn how to configure Azure DNS including custom domain names and record sets.

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13. Configure virtual network peering

You will learn to configure a VNet peering connection and address transit and connectivity concerns.

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14. Configure VPN Gateway

You will learn how to create VPN gateways and securely connect your company sites to Azure.

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15. Configure ExpressRoute and Virtual WAN

You will learn how to configure ExpressRoute and Virtual WAN to provide connection services.

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16. Configure network routing and endpoints

You will learn how to configure routes including endpoints and private links.

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17. Configure Azure Load Balancer

You will learn how to configure an internal or public load balancer.

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18. Configure Azure Application Gateway

You will learn how to configure an Azure Application Gateway.

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19. Configure storage accounts

You will learn to configure storage accounts including replication and endpoints.

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20. Configure blob storage

You will learn how to configure blob storage including tiers and object replication.

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21. Configure storage security

You will learn how to configure common storage security features like storage access signatures.

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22. Configure Azure files and Azure File Sync

You will learn how to configure Azure file and file sync.

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23. Configure storage with tools

You will learn how to configure storage with tools like Storage Explorer and AZCopy.

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24. Configure virtual machines

You will learn to configure virtual machines including sizing, storage, and connections.

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25. Configure virtual machine availability

You will learn how to configure virtual machine availability including vertical and horizontal scaling.

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26. Configure virtual machine extensions

You will learn how to use virtual machine extensions to automate virtual machine deployments.

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27. Configure app service plans

You will learn how to configure the App Service Plan including pricing and scaling.

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28. Configure Azure App Services

You'll learn how to configure and monitor the Azure App Service including deployment slots.

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29. Configure Azure Container Instances

You will learn how to configure Azure Container Instances including container groups.

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30. Configure Azure Kubernetes Service

You will learn how to configure Azure Kubernetes including networking, storage, and scaling.

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31. Configure file and folder backups

You will learn how to configure backup and restore policies that meet your company's regulatory needs.

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32. Configure virtual machine backups

You will learn how to configure virtual machine backups including restore operations.

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33. Configure Azure Monitor

You will learn how to configure Azure Monitor including querying the activity log.

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34. Configure Azure alerts

You will learn how to configure Azure alerts including action groups.

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35. Configure Log Analytics

You will learn how to configure Log Analytics including structuring queries.

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36. Configure Network Watcher

You will learn how to configure Network Watcher and troubleshoot common networking problems.

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Audience

This course is for Azure Administrators. The Azure Administrator implements, manages and monitors identity, governance, storage, compute and virtual networks in a cloud environment. The Azure Administrator will provision, size, monitor and adjust resources as appropriate.

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.

Certification

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Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate

Course Benefits

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  • Career growth
  • Broad Career opportunities
  • Worldwide recognition from leaders
  • Up-to Date technical skills
  • Popular Certification Badges

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