AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator Certification Prep

By Chase Dovey
By Robert Burnett

This course prepares you for the AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator exam required to earn the Azure Administrator Associate certification.

8 hours
  • 110 Lessons
  • 24 Hands-On Labs
  • 1 Course Quiz
  • 3 Practice Exams

About the course

This certification prep course for the Microsoft Azure Administrator exam is intended to assist in assessing your readiness to take the AZ-104 exam. This exam follows the Microsoft Job Role assessment model to ensure that a Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate has the required knowledge and skills to handle the job.

A typical Azure Administrator implements, manages, and monitors identity, governance, storage, compute, and virtual networks in a cloud environment. An Azure Administrator can also provision, size, monitor, and adjust resources as appropriate.

Skills measured for the exam are:

  • Manage Azure identities and governance (15-20%)
  • Implement and manage storage (15-20%)
  • Deploy and manage Azure compute resources (20-25%)
  • Configure and manage virtual networking (25-30%)
  • Monitor and back up Azure resources (10-15%)

Note: These percentages are intended to show an estimation of the number of questions to expect for each skill area measured.

  • Chapter 1 6 Lessons Welcome to the Course 53:45

    Course Introduction

    1:41

    About Microsoft Learn

    1:30

    About the Training Architect

    1:07

    About the Exam

    3:09

    AZ-104 Course Readiness

    1:18

    AZ-104 Readiness Quiz

    45:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 2 2 Lessons Supplementary 2:27

    Azure IAM Supplementary Course

    1:11

    Azure Storage Supplementary Course

    1:16
  • Chapter 3 4 Lessons Azure Administration 43:13

    Understanding Azure Resource Manager

    4:59

    Using the Azure Portal and Cloud Shell

    10:42

    Using Azure CLI and PowerShell

    14:00

    Using ARM Templates

    13:32
  • Chapter 4 8 Lessons Governance and Compliance 1:44:50

    Managing Subscriptions

    7:57

    Using Management Groups

    9:29

    Understanding Azure Policy

    11:27

    Tagging Resources

    13:48

    Add, Remove and Update Tags for Resources in Azure

    30:00 Hands-On Lab

    Locking and Moving Resources

    13:12

    Managing Azure Costs

    13:28

    Building a Cloud Governance Strategy

    5:29
  • Chapter 5 13 Lessons Identity 3:34:36

    Introduction to Section

    2:08

    Conceptualizing Azure Active Directory

    12:06

    Managing Tenants

    8:28

    Creating and Managing Users

    12:23

    Create and Manage Azure AD Users in the Portal

    30:00 Hands-On Lab

    Perform Bulk Azure AD Operations in the Portal

    1:00:00 Hands-On Lab

    Creating and Managing Groups

    12:42

    Create a Group and Add a Member in Azure Active Directory (AAD)

    30:00 Hands-On Lab

    Creating Administrative Units

    11:13

    Configuring SSPR

    14:17

    Azure AD Device Management

    10:03

    Configuring Azure AD Join

    8:48

    Conclusion to Section

    2:28
  • Chapter 6 4 Lessons Role-Based Access Control 1:21:39

    Understanding Roles in Azure

    12:22

    Assigning Access to Resources

    13:01

    Using Service Principal Identity to List AD Roles

    45:00 Hands-On Lab

    Creating Custom Roles

    11:16
  • Chapter 7 13 Lessons Azure Storage 3:14:28

    Storage Accounts

    13:19

    Conceptualizing Azure Blob Storage

    12:13

    Configuring Blob Object Replication

    14:10

    Configuring Blob Lifecycle Management

    11:01

    Expire Data Based on Age in Azure Blob Storage

    15:00 Hands-On Lab

    Configuring Azure Files

    12:25

    Configuring Azure File Sync

    13:23

    Create and Restore File Share Snapshots in Azure

    30:00 Hands-On Lab

    Storage Network Access

    9:07

    Securing Storage Accounts

    14:41

    Limit Access to Azure Storage Account Using SAS URI

    30:00 Hands-On Lab

    Using Azure Jobs

    7:25

    Storage Utilities

    11:44
  • Chapter 8 12 Lessons Virtual Networking 4:25:18

    Conceptualizing Virtual Networks

    9:01

    Creating Virtual Networks

    14:42

    Creating Multiple Subnets in Azure

    45:00 Hands-On Lab

    Deploying Network Resources

    14:01

    Routing Virtual Networks

    12:11

    Network Security Groups (NSGs)

    14:15

    Create an Application Security Group for Two Web Servers in Azure

    30:00 Hands-On Lab

    Using Azure DNS

    14:57

    Using Azure Firewall

    14:19

    Attach a Firewall to a Virtual Network in Azure

    1:15:00 Hands-On Lab

    Using Service Endpoints

    11:58

    Using Private Endpoints

    9:54
  • Chapter 9 6 Lessons Intersite Connectivity 1:57:11

    Configuring Azure VNet Peering

    12:21

    Implementing VPNs

    9:08

    Implementing VPNs (Demonstration)

    8:23

    Configuring ExpressRoute

    14:27

    Implementing Virtual WAN

    12:52

    Create a Hub-Spoke Network Topology in Azure

    1:00:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 10 15 Lessons Azure Virtual Machines 5:19:17

    Creating and Managing Virtual Machines: Part 1

    5:15

    Creating and Managing Virtual Machines: Part 2

    11:04

    Managing Virtual Machine Disks

    12:44

    Add Existing Data Disk to a VM in Azure

    15:00 Hands-On Lab

    Configuring Virtual Machine Availability and Scale Sets: Part 1

    8:41

    Configuring Virtual Machine Availability and Scale Sets: Part 2

    8:45

    Use PowerShell to Resize an Azure Virtual Machine in an Availability Set

    30:00 Hands-On Lab

    Automating Virtual Machine Deployments

    15:13

    Install NGINX on a Linux VM in Deployment with Cloud Init

    30:00 Hands-On Lab

    Snapshot an Azure VM Disk using PowerShell

    30:00 Hands-On Lab

    Using Custom Images for a Virtual Machine Scale Set in Azure

    1:15:00 Hands-On Lab

    Managing Virtual Machine Updates

    10:10

    Automating Virtual Machine Configuration

    12:18

    Using Azure Bastion

    10:07

    Access Windows VMs over SSL without Public IPs using Azure Bastion

    45:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 11 3 Lessons Network Traffic Management 1:14:51

    Introducing Azure Load Balancer

    15:19

    Create a Standard Load Balancer with Azure CLI

    45:00 Hands-On Lab

    Using Application Gateway

    14:32
  • Chapter 12 11 Lessons Web Apps and Containers 4:37:51

    Creating an App Service Plan

    10:31

    Creating Web Apps: Part 1

    9:33

    Creating Web Apps: Part 2

    6:51

    Configuring Web Apps

    14:48

    Scale Out an App Service Plan Automatically in Azure

    45:00 Hands-On Lab

    Describing Containers in Azure

    13:06

    Using Azure Container Instances for Containers

    14:01

    Build and Run a Container using Azure ACR Tasks

    15:00 Hands-On Lab

    Create Web App from Docker Container in Azure

    45:00 Hands-On Lab

    Using Azure Kubernetes Service

    14:01

    Create an AKS Cluster that uses Azure Container Instances

    1:30:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 13 6 Lessons Monitoring 47:40

    Using Azure Monitor

    8:29

    Setting Up Alerts and Actions

    8:11

    Configuring Azure Monitor Logs

    7:03

    Understanding Monitor Insights

    6:15

    Configuring Application Insights

    10:26

    Using Network Watcher

    7:16
  • Chapter 14 5 Lessons Backup and Recovery 1:31:38

    Understanding Disaster Recovery

    3:15

    Configuring Azure Backup

    12:15

    Restore File Share from Azure Backup to Another Storage Account

    1:00:00 Hands-On Lab

    Azure Site Recovery

    7:53

    Backup Reports

    8:15
  • Chapter 15 6 Lessons Wrap-Up and Practice 3:48:33

    Microsoft Learn Conclusion

    1:15

    Course Conclusion and Next Steps

    1:21

    AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator

    2:45:00 Quiz

    AZ-104 Case Study 1

    30:00 Quiz

    AZ-104 Case Study 2

    30:00 Quiz

    Keep Up to Date with Azure This Week

    0:57

What you will need

  • There are no prior certification exams required to achieve the Azure Administrator Associate AZ-104 certification. However, candidates should have a minimum of six months of hands-on experience in administering Azure. Candidates should have a strong understanding of core Azure services, Azure workloads, security, and governance.Candidates for this exam should have experience in using PowerShell, the command-line interface, Azure Portal, and ARM templates. Students still needing the required hands-on experience should take the AZ-900 introductory Azure Fundamentals course and then return to take this course.

What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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