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Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator (AZ-104)

Your personal Learning Program with everything you need to best prepare for the AZ-104 Exam and become a Certified Azure Administrator Associate, supported by your expert instructor.

course: Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator (AZ-104)

Duration: 4 days

Format: Virtual or Classroom

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Achieving the Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate certification is not an easy task, but with your Readynez Course and Learning Program we’ve done everything we can to support you from start to finish, ensuring you have the optimal conditions to succeed. That includes the best resources available to help you prepare, including relevant online courses, access to practical labs, practice test for Exam prep, study guides, exam support and guides etc, all made easily accessible to you in our Learning Platform. If you select our Virtual Training option, you also contribute to a more sustainable world with a reduction in CO2 emission of 96% compared to the in-classroom option.

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Who is the Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator (AZ-104) training course for?

The Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator (AZ-104) certification is designed for IT professionals who are responsible for managing and monitoring Microsoft Azure services, including compute, storage, network, and security. The certification is ideal for individuals who have experience with Azure administration and want to validate their skills and knowledge in this area. The AZ-104 certification covers various topics related to Azure administration, such as Azure subscriptions and resources management, implementing and managing storage solutions, configuring and managing virtual networking, managing Azure identities and governance, and managing Azure compute resources. The course teaches you how to deploy, manage, and monitor Azure services and how to implement best practices for Azure administration.

Feedback from our Microsoft Azure Administrator (AZ-104) delegates

Kim Gøth Jensen

The instructor was a superman on Azure. Amazing what he knows. Thanks for a great week, particularly in mid of the covid situation. Its not my last time in his class.

Jimmie Eriksson

I had a great experience, awesome teacher that was really professional and knowledgeable about the subject. Long days but worth every minute.

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What you will learn during our AZ-104 Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator course

- create users and groups
- create administrative units
- manage user and group properties
- manage device settings
- perform bulk user updates
- manage guest accounts
- configure Azure AD join
- configure self-service password reset

- create a custom role
- provide access to Azure resources by assigning roles at different scopes
- interpret access assignments

- configure Azure policies
- configure resource locks
- apply and manage tags on resources
- manage resource groups
- manage subscriptions
- manage costs
- configure management groups

- configure network access to storage accounts
- create and configure storage accounts
- generate shared access signature (SAS) tokens
- manage access key
- configure Azure AD authentication for a storage account
- configure access to Azure Files

- export from Azure job
- import into Azure job
- install and use Azure Storage Explorer
- copy data by using AZCopy
- implement Azure Storage replication
- configure blob object replication

- create an Azure file share
- create and configure Azure File Sync service
- configure Azure Blob Storage
- configure storage tiers
- configure blob lifecycle management

- modify an Azure Resource Manager template
- configure a virtual hard disk (VHD) template
- deploy from a template
- save a deployment as an Azure Resource Manager template
- deploy virtual machine extensions

- configure Azure Disk Encryption
- move VMs from one resource group to another
- manage VM sizes
- add data disks
- configure networking
- redeploy VMs
- configure high availability
- deploy and configure scale sets

- configure sizing and scaling for Azure Container Instances
- configure container groups for Azure Container Instances
- configure storage for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
- configure scaling for AKS
- configure network connections for AKS
- upgrade an AKS cluster

- create an App Service plan
- configure scaling settings in an App Service plan
- create an App Service
- secure an App Service
- configure custom domain names
- configure backup for an App Service
- configure networking settings
- configure deployment settings

- create and configure virtual networks, including peering
- configure private and public IP addresses
- configure user-defined network routes
- implement subnets
- configure endpoints on subnets
- configure private endpoints
- configure Azure DNS, including custom DNS settings and private or public DNS zones

- create security rules
- associate a network security group (NSG) to a subnet or network interface
- evaluate effective security rules
- implement Azure Firewall
- implement Azure Bastion

- configure Azure Application Gateway
- configure an internal or public load balancer
- troubleshoot load balancing

- monitor on-premises connectivity
- configure and use Azure Monitor for Networks
- use Azure Network Watcher
- troubleshoot external networking
- troubleshoot virtual network connectivity

- create and configure Azure VPN Gateway
- create and configure Azure ExpressRoute
- configure Azure Virtual WAN

- configure and interpret metrics
- configure Azure Monitor logs
- query and analyze logs
- set up alerts and actions
- configure Application Insights

- create a Recovery Services vault
- create and configure backup policy
- perform backup and restore operations by using Azure Backup
- perform site-to-site recovery by using Azure Site Recovery
- configure and review backup reports

Meet our instructors

Meet some of the Readynez Instructors you can meet on your course. They are experts, passionate about what they do, and dedicated to give back to their industry, their field, and those who want to learn, explore, and advance in their careers.

Tiago Costa
#Microsoft #MVP #Azure

Tiago Costa is Microsoft MVP and a Cloud Architect and Advisor and International speaker on the Microsoft Cloud.

Ed Baker
Ed Baker
#Microsoft #MVP #Azure #Windowsserver

Ed is a Microsoft MVP for many years and has authored several Microsoft Official Curriculum Courses for Azure, Windows Server and Windows.

Jens Gilges
#Microsoft365 #Azure #AWS#AWS #Machine Learning #Ethical Hacking #Penetration Testing #Offsec #GIAC

Jens is a 20-year MCT, an Amazon Authorized Champion Instructor and a well accomplish Cloud Infrastructure Security Consultant and Penetration Tester.

How to best be prepared for our AZ-104 Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator course

At Readynez, we provide many resources and have experienced experts in the field. That is why we are also very successful with many satisfied customers. You can therefore safely take your course with us. In order to take the AZ-104 course, however, some prerequisites are required.

This prior knowledge gives you the perfect starting point for taking the course:

  • Understanding of on-premises virtualization technologies such as: VMs, virtual networks, and virtual hard disks.
  • Understanding of network configuration, including TCP/IP, Domain Name System (DNS), virtual private networks (VPNs), firewalls, and encryption technologies.
  • Understanding of Active Directory concepts, including domains, forests, domain controllers, replication, Kerberos protocol, and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).
  • Understanding of resilience and disaster recovery, including backup and restore operations.

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With 15 years experience and more than 50.000 happy customers from all over the world, companies such as ALSO, ATEA, Microsoft, Serco, and many more, trust Readynez to help them train and certify their staff.

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Responsibilities for an Azure Administrator involve implementing, administering, and monitoring identity, governance, storage, compute, and virtual networks in a cloud environment, plus provision, size, monitor, and change resources, when needed. An Azure Administrator frequently acts as part of a broader team committed to developing an organization's cloud infrastructure.

The AZ-104 Microsoft Azure exam is intended for individuals responsible for implementing, managing, and monitoring identity, governance, storage, compute, and virtual networks in a cloud environment.

The exam measures the ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: manage Azure identities and governance; implement and manage storage; deploy and manage Azure compute resources; configure and manage virtual networking; and monitor and back up Azure resources.

The AZ-104 Azure Administrator Associate Training and exam certification is for anyone with the following:

  • A technical background from an on-premise or cloud environment
  • Understanding of on-premises virtualization technologies, including: VMs, virtual networking, and virtual hard disks
  • Understanding of network configuration, including TCP/IP, Domain Name System (DNS), virtual private networks (VPNs), firewalls, and encryption technologies.
  • Understanding of Active Directory concepts, including domains, forests, domain controllers, replication, Kerberos protocol, and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).
  • Understanding of resilience and disaster recovery, including backup and restore operations.

Candidates should also understand all concepts covered in the Exam AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals.

You must meet the following requirements to achieve the Microsoft Azure Administrator Certification;

  • Pass the AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator exam

You will learn the following:

  • Introduction/Manage Identities and Governance
  • Implement and Manage Storage
  • Deploy and Manage Azure Compute Resources
  • Configure and Manage Virtual Networking
  • Monitor and Back-Up Azure Resources

The Microsoft Azure Administrator Certification cost is $165.

Azure role-based certifications have a one-year expiration date. Your certification will always be listed on your official Microsoft transcript, but in a different area from your active certificates. To renew your Microsoft certification, you must pass an online renewal assessment on Microsoft Learn. 

Typical job roles for people holding this certification are:

  • Cloud Engineer
  • System Administrator
  • Azure Administrator
  • Cloud Administrator
  • Azure Cloud Systems Developer
  • Azure IaaS Architect
  • Azure Virtualization Engineer

The syllabus for the AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator certification exam covers the following critical domains:

Manage Azure identities and governance (15-20%)

  • Manage Azure AD objects
  • Manage role-based access control (RBAC)
  • Manage subscriptions and governance

Implement and manage storage (15-20%)

  • Manage storage accounts
  • Manage data in Azure Storage
  • Configure Azure files and Azure blob storage

Deploy and manage Azure compute resources (20-25%)

  • Automate deployment of virtual machines (VMs) by using Azure Resource Manager templates
  • Create and configure VMs
  • Create and configure containers
  • Create and configure Azure App Service

 Configure and manage virtual networking (25-30%)

  • Implement and manage virtual networking
  • Secure access to virtual networks
  • Configure load balancing
  • Monitor and troubleshoot virtual networking
  • Integrate an on-premises network with an Azure virtual network

 Monitor and back up Azure resources (10-15%)

  • Monitor resources by using Azure Monitor
  • Set up alerts and actions
  • Implement backup and recovery
  • Application insights
  • Azure site recovery
  • Azure recovery service vault

The Virtual Classroom is an online room, where you will join your instructor and fellow classmates in real time. Everything happens live and you can interact freely, discuss, ask questions, and watch your instructor present on a whiteboard, discuss the courseware and slides, work with labs, and review.

Yes, you can sit exams from all the major Vendors like Microsoft, Cisco etc from the comfort of your home or office.

With Readynez you do any course form the comfort of your home or office. Readynez provides support and best practices for your at-home classroom and you can enjoy learning with minimal impact on your day-to-day life. Plus you'll save the cost and the environmental burden of travelling.

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