AZ-104T00 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.


Course Outline:

1 – Use Azure Resource Manager

  • Review Azure Resource Manager benefits
  • Review Azure resource terminology
  • Create resource groups
  • Create Azure Resource Manager locks
  • Reorganize Azure resources
  • Remove resources and resource groups
  • Determine resource limits

2 – Introduction to Azure Cloud Shell

  • What is Azure Cloud Shell?
  • How does Azure Cloud Shell work?
  • When should you use Azure Cloud Shell?

3 – Introduction to Bash

  • What is Bash?
  • Bash fundamentals
  • Bash commands and operators

4 – Introduction to PowerShell

  • What is PowerShell?
  • Locate commands

5 – Configure resources with Azure Resource Manager templates

  • Review Azure Resource Manager template advantages
  • Explore the Azure Resource Manager template schema
  • Explore the Azure Resource Manager template parameters
  • Consider Bicep templates
  • Review QuickStart templates

6 – Understand Microsoft Entra ID

  • Examine Microsoft Entra ID
  • Compare Microsoft Entra ID and Active Directory Domain Services
  • Examine Microsoft Entra ID as a directory service for cloud apps
  • Compare Microsoft Entra ID P1 and P2 plans
  • Examine Microsoft Entra Domain Services

7 – Configure user and group accounts

  • Create user accounts
  • Manage user accounts
  • Create bulk user accounts
  • Create group accounts
  • Create administrative units

8 – Configure subscriptions

  • Identify Azure regions
  • Implement Azure subscriptions
  • Obtain an Azure subscription
  • Identify Azure subscription usage
  • Implement Microsoft Cost Management
  • Apply resource tagging
  • Apply cost savings

9 – Configure Azure Policy

  • Create management groups
  • Implement Azure policies
  • Create Azure policies
  • Create policy definitions
  • Create an initiative definition
  • Scope the initiative definition
  • Determine compliance

10 – Configure role-based access control

  • Implement role-based access control
  • Create a role definition
  • Create a role assignment
  • Compare Azure roles to Microsoft Entra roles
  • Apply role-based access control
  • Review fundamental Azure RBAC roles

11 – Create Azure users and groups in Microsoft Entra ID

  • What are user accounts in Microsoft Entra ID?
  • Manage app and resource access by using Microsoft Entra groups
  • Collaborate by using guest accounts and Microsoft Entra B2B

12 – Secure your Azure resources with Azure role-based access control (Azure RBAC)

  • What is Azure RBAC?

13 – Allow users to reset their password with Microsoft Entra self-service password reset

  • What is self-service password reset in Microsoft Entra ID?
  • Implement Microsoft Entra self-service password reset

14 – Configure virtual networks

  • Plan virtual networks
  • Create subnets
  • Create virtual networks
  • Plan IP addressing
  • Create public IP addressing
  • Associate public IP addresses
  • Allocate or assign private IP addresses

15 – Configure network security groups

  • Implement network security groups
  • Determine network security group rules
  • Determine network security group effective rules
  • Create network security group rules
  • Implement application security groups

16 – Configure Azure Virtual Network peering

  • Determine Azure Virtual Network peering uses
  • Determine gateway transit and connectivity
  • Create virtual network peering
  • Extend peering with user-defined routes and service chaining

17 – Configure network routing and endpoints

  • Review system routes
  • Identify user-defined routes
  • Determine service endpoint uses
  • Determine service endpoint services
  • Identify private link uses

18 – Configure Azure Load Balancer

  • Determine Azure Load Balancer uses
  • Implement a public load balancer
  • Implement an internal load balancer
  • Determine load balancer SKUs
  • Create back-end pools
  • Create health probes
  • Create load balancer rules

19 – Configure Azure Application Gateway

  • Implement Azure Application Gateway
  • Determine Azure Application Gateway routing
  • Configure Azure Application Gateway components

20 – Design an IP addressing schema for your Azure deployment

  • Network IP addressing and integration
  • Public and private IP addressing in Azure
  • Plan IP addressing for your networks

21 – Distribute your services across Azure virtual networks and integrate them by using virtual network peering

  • Connect services by using virtual network peering

22 – Host your domain on Azure DNS

  • What is Azure DNS?
  • Configure Azure DNS to host your domain
  • Dynamically resolve resource name by using alias record

23 – Manage and control traffic flow in your Azure deployment with routes

  • Identify routing capabilities of an Azure virtual network
  • What is an NVA?

24 – Improve application scalability and resiliency by using Azure Load Balancer

  • Azure Load Balancer features and capabilities
  • Configure a public load balancer
  • Internal load balancer

25 – Configure storage accounts

  • Implement Azure Storage
  • Explore Azure Storage services
  • Determine storage account types
  • Determine replication strategies
  • Access storage
  • Secure storage endpoints

26 – Configure Azure Blob Storage

  • Implement Azure Blob Storage
  • Create blob containers
  • Assign blob access tiers
  • Add blob lifecycle management rules
  • Determine blob object replication
  • Upload blobs
  • Determine Blob Storage pricing

27 – Configure Azure Storage security

  • Review Azure Storage security strategies
  • Create shared access signatures
  • Identify URI and SAS parameters
  • Determine Azure Storage encryption
  • Create customer-managed keys
  • Apply Azure Storage security best practices

28 – Configure Azure Files and Azure File Sync

  • Compare storage for file shares and blob data
  • Manage Azure file shares
  • Create file share snapshots
  • Implement soft delete for Azure Files
  • Use Azure Storage Explorer
  • Deploy Azure File Sync

29 – Create an Azure Storage account

  • Decide how many storage accounts you need
  • Choose your account settings
  • Choose an account creation tool

30 – Control access to Azure Storage with shared access signatures

  • Authorization options for Azure Storage
  • Use shared access signatures to delegate access to Azure Storage
  • Use stored access policies to delegate access to Azure Storage

31 – Upload, download, and manage data with Azure Storage Explorer

  • Connect Azure Storage Explorer to a storage account
  • Connect Azure Storage Explorer to Azure Data Lake Storage

32 – Configure virtual machines

  • Review cloud services responsibilities
  • Plan virtual machines
  • Determine virtual machine sizing
  • Determine virtual machine storage
  • Create virtual machines in the Azure portal
  • Connect to virtual machines

33 – Configure virtual machine availability

  • Plan for maintenance and downtime
  • Create availability sets
  • Review update domains and fault domains
  • Review availability zones
  • Compare vertical and horizontal scaling
  • Implement Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Create Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Implement autoscale
  • Configure autoscale

34 – Configure Azure App Service plans

  • Implement Azure App Service plans
  • Determine Azure App Service plan pricing
  • Scale up and scale out Azure App Service
  • Configure Azure App Service autoscale

35 – Configure Azure App Service

  • Implement Azure App Service
  • Create an app with App Service
  • Explore continuous integration and deployment
  • Create deployment slots
  • Add deployment slots
  • Secure your App Service app
  • Create custom domain names
  • Back up and restore your App Service app
  • Use Azure Application Insights

36 – Configure Azure Container Instances

  • Compare containers to virtual machines
  • Review Azure Container Instances
  • Implement container groups
  • Review Azure Container Apps

37 – Manage virtual machines with the Azure CLI

  • What is the Azure CLI?

38 – Create a Windows virtual machine in Azure

  • Create a Windows virtual machine in Azure
  • Use RDP to connect to Windows Azure virtual machines
  • Configure Azure virtual machine network settings

39 – Host a web application with Azure App Service

  • Create a web app in the Azure portal
  • Prepare the web application code
  • Deploy code to App Service

40 – Introduction to Azure Backup

  • What is Azure Backup?
  • How Azure Backup works
  • When to use Azure Backup

41 – Configure virtual machine backups

  • Explore options to protect virtual machine data
  • Create virtual machine snapshots in Azure Backup
  • Set up Azure Recovery Services vault backup options
  • Back up your virtual machines
  • Restore your virtual machines
  • Implement soft delete for your virtual machines
  • Implement Azure Site Recovery

42 – Configure Azure Monitor

  • Describe Azure Monitor key capabilities
  • Describe Azure Monitor components
  • Define metrics and logs
  • Identify monitoring data and tiers
  • Describe activity log events
  • Query the activity log

43 – Configure Log Analytics

  • Determine Log Analytics uses
  • Create a Log Analytics workspace
  • Create Kusto (KQL) queries
  • Structure Log Analytics queries

44 – Configure Network Watcher

  • Describe Azure Network Watcher features
  • Review IP flow verify diagnostics
  • Review next hop diagnostics
  • Visualize the network topology

45 – Improve incident response with Azure Monitor alerts

  • Explore the different alert types that Azure Monitor supports
  • Use metric alerts for alerts about performance issues in your Azure environment
  • Use log alerts to alert on events in your application
  • Use activity log alerts to alert on events within your Azure infrastructure
  • Use action groups and alert processing rules to send notifications when an alert is fired

46 – Analyze your Azure infrastructure by using Azure Monitor logs

  • Features of Azure Monitor logs
  • Create basic Azure Monitor log queries to extract information from log data

47 – Monitor your Azure virtual machines with Azure Monitor

  • Monitoring for Azure VMs
  • Monitor VM host data
  • Use Metrics Explorer to view detailed host metrics
  • Collect client performance counters by using VM insights
  • Collect VM client event logs

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