AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator Certification Prep

By Chase Dovey
By Robert Burnett

This course prepares you for the AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator certification.

8 hours
  • 96 Lessons
  • 24 Hands-On Labs
  • 3 Practice Exams

About the course

This certification course for the Azure Administrator Associate 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 skill and knowledge to handle the job.

The typical Azure administrator implements, manages, and monitors identity, governance, storage, compute, and virtual networks in a cloud environment. The Azure administrator can 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 (10-15%)
  • Deploy and manage Azure compute resources (25-30%)
  • Configure and manage virtual networking (30-35%)
  • Monitor and back up Azure resources (10-15%)

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

  • Chapter 1 5 Lessons Welcome to the Course 11:12

    Course Overview

    5:22

    About the Instructor

    1:43

    About the Training Architect: Update

    1:40

    Azure Storage Supplementary Course

    1:16

    Azure IAM Supplementary Course

    1:11
  • Chapter 2 2 Lessons Prerequisites 7:56

    Learning Domains and Weighting

    1:57

    Keys to Successful Preparation

    5:59
  • Chapter 3 14 Lessons Identity 1:18:39

    Introduction to Section

    3:14

    Managing Azure Active Directory: Conceptualizing Azure AD

    8:04

    Managing Azure Active Directory: Managing Tenants

    8:24

    Creating Azure AD Users

    11:45

    Managing Users and Groups: Theory Components

    6:58

    Create and Manage Azure AD Users in the Portal

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Managing Users and Groups: Working with Groups

    8:15

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

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Perform Bulk Azure AD Operations in the Portal

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Managing Users and Groups: Assigning Access to Resources

    4:34

    Configuring Azure AD Join

    11:41

    Configuring MFA and SSPR: Part 1

    6:54

    Configuring MFA and SSPR: Part 2

    6:22

    Conclusion to Section

    2:28
  • Chapter 4 3 Lessons Governance and Compliance 22:05

    Subscriptions, Cost Management, and Tags

    8:05

    Azure AD Device Management

    8:48

    Management Groups and Policy

    5:12
  • Chapter 5 3 Lessons Role-Based Access Control 21:55

    Azure AD, RBAC, and Classic Roles

    13:18

    Creating Custom Roles

    8:37

    Using Service Principal Identity to List AD Roles

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 6 7 Lessons Azure Administration 33:24

    Azure Resource Manager

    3:37

    Managing Resource Groups: Tagging Resources

    7:18

    Add, Remove and Update Tags for Resources in Azure

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Managing Resource Groups: Moving Resources

    7:22

    Azure Portal and Cloud Shell

    5:16

    Azure PowerShell and CLI

    2:51

    Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Templates

    7:00
  • Chapter 7 10 Lessons Virtual Networking 1:01:21

    Conceptualizing Virtual Networks

    8:22

    Creating a VNet

    8:13

    Creating Multiple Subnets in Azure

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Deploying Network Resources

    9:43

    Routing VNet Traffic

    10:17

    Network Security Groups (NSG)

    4:07

    Create an Application Security Group for Two Web Servers in Azure

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Using Azure Firewall

    14:11

    Attach a Firewall to a Virtual Network in Azure

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Azure DNS

    6:28
  • Chapter 8 7 Lessons Intersite Connectivity 48:02

    Configuring Azure VNet Peering

    8:01

    Create a Hub-Spoke Network Topology in Azure

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Implementing VPNs

    7:54

    Creating Azure VPN Gateway

    14:00

    Configuring ExpressRoute

    8:42

    Azure Application Gateways

    5:18

    WAN Connectivity

    4:07
  • Chapter 9 5 Lessons Network Traffic Management 28:30

    Network Routes and Interfaces

    5:43

    Introducing Azure Load Balancer

    12:05

    Create a Standard Load Balancer with Azure CLI

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Network Watcher

    7:01

    Azure Traffic Manager

    3:41
  • Chapter 10 12 Lessons Azure Storage 1:19:51

    Storage Accounts

    5:18

    Conceptualizing Azure Blob Storage

    6:59

    Creating Blob Storage

    10:03

    Configuring Blob Object Replication

    13:58

    Configuring Blob Lifecycle Management

    10:42

    Expire Data Based on Age in Azure Blob Storage

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Conceptualizing Azure Files and File Sync

    7:37

    Configuring Azure Files and File Sync

    12:43

    Create and Restore File Share Snapshots in Azure

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Storage Access and Security

    8:23

    Limit Access to Azure Storage Account Using SAS URI

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Import and Export Large Data Sets

    4:08
  • Chapter 11 11 Lessons Azure Virtual Machines 23:41

    High Availability and Cost

    3:26

    Virtual Machine Availability

    5:50

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

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Using Custom Images for a Virtual Machine Scale Set in Azure

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Automate VM Deployment

    3:19

    Install NGINX on a Linux VM in Deployment with Cloud Init

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Manage VM Data Disks

    4:00

    Add Existing Data Disk to a VM in Azure

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Snapshot an Azure VM Disk using PowerShell

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Using Azure Bastion

    7:06

    Access Windows VMs over SSL without Public IPs using Azure Bastion

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 12 7 Lessons Web Apps and Containers 15:26

    App Service and App Service Plans

    6:28

    Scale Out an App Service Plan Automatically in Azure

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

    4:55

    Create an AKS Cluster that uses Azure Container Instances

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Azure Container Instances (ACI)

    4:03

    Create Web App from Docker Container in Azure

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Build and Run a Container using Azure ACR Tasks

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 13 3 Lessons Backup and Recovery 11:28

    Azure Recovery Services Vault

    9:00

    Restore File Share from Azure Backup to Another Storage Account

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Backup Reports

    2:28
  • Chapter 14 5 Lessons Monitoring 28:57

    Azure Monitor

    3:47

    Azure Alerts

    2:57

    Log Analytics

    5:08

    Introduction to Application Insights

    3:52

    Configuring Application Insights

    13:13
  • Chapter 15 5 Lessons Wrap-Up and Practice 3:51:34

    How to Use the Practice Exam

    5:37

    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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