Exam AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator (Video),

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9 Hours of Video Instruction

The Exam AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator (Video) offers full coverage of the MS AZ-104 exam so you can learn everything you need to know to pass the exam. Coverage includes cloud concepts, core Azure Services, Azure pricing and support, and the fundamentals of cloud security, privacy, compliance, and trust, with the goal of passing the AZ-104 Exam.


The Exam AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator (Video) offers 9 full hours of video training on all core concepts in the AZ-104 exam so you can fully understand cloud concepts, core Azure Services, Azure pricing and support, and the fundamentals of cloud security, privacy, compliance, and trust. It will prepare Azure Administrators to implement, monitor, and maintain Microsoft Azure solutions, including major services related to compute, storage, network, and security. With 9 hours of hands-on demonstrations, it will provide the knowledge necessary to pass the exam and become Microsoft Certified: Microsoft Azure Administrator.

With years of IT experience, numerous publications under his belt, and a wealth of expertise teaching in the field, Michael Shannon is uniquely qualified to prepare students for the Microsoft Azure Administrator AZ-104 exam.

Topics include:

Module 1: Manage Azure subscriptions and resources
Module 2: Implement and manage storage
Module 3: Deploy and manage virtual machines (VMs)
Module 4: Configure and manage virtual networks
Module 5: Manage identities

About the Instructor
Michael J. Shannon began his IT career when he transitioned from recording studio engineer to network technician for a major telecommunications company in the early 1990s. He soon began to focus on security and was one of the first 10 people to attain the HIPAA Certified Security Specialist. Throughout his 30 years in IT, he has worked as an employee, contractor, and consultant for several companies including Platinum Technologies, Fujitsu, IBM, State Farm, MindSharp, and Pearson, among others. Mr. Shannon has authored several books, training manuals, published articles, and CBT modules over the years as well. He is the senior technical instructor for Skillsoft Corporation, specializing in all things cloud and security.

Skill Level
  • Intermediate/Advanced

Learn How To
  • Manage Azure subscriptions and resources
  • Implement and manage storage
  • Deploy and manage virtual machines (VMs)
  • Configure and manage virtual networks
  • Manage identities

Who Should Take This Course
  • Anyone preparing to take the Microsoft Azure Administrator AZ-104 exam
  • Anyone looking to understand Microsoft Azure from a broad perspective
  • Anyone with a Microsoft background interested in learning about cloud computing

Course Requirements
  • Experience with Microsoft operating systems combined with a fundamental knowledge of cloud computing and virtualization are recommended but not required.

Lesson Descriptions

Module 1, “Manage Azure Subscriptions and Resources,” first works with how to manage Azure Subscriptions, and then moves on to analysis of resource utilization and consumption. The module finishes with how to manage resource groups and Role-based Access Control (RBAC).

Module 2, "Implement and Manage Storage,” covers how to create and configure storage accounts. It also delves into importing and exporting data to Azure and configuring Azure files. The module finishes with Implementing Azure Backup.

Module 3, “Deploy and Manage Virtual Machines (VMs),” first tackles how to create and configure a VM for Windows and Linux. It then covers automating the deployment of VMs and how to Manage Azure VMs. The module ends with an exploration of the management of VM backups.

Module 4, "Configure and Manage Virtual Networks," discusses all things related to virtual networking infrastructure, including how to create connectivity between virtual networks, and implementing and managing virtual networking. Creating and configuring Network Security Groups (NSG) and implementing Azure load balancer are also covered. The last two lessons in this module explain monitoring and troubleshooting virtual networking, and integrating on-premises networks with virtual networking.

Module 5, “Manage Identities,” covers managing Azure Active Directory (AD), managing Azure AD Objects, implementing and managing hybrid identities, and in the final lesson, implementing multi-factor authentication (MFA).

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Exam AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator: Introduction
  2. Module 1: Manage Azure subscriptions and resources
    1. Module introduction
  3. Lesson 1: Manage Azure subscriptions
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 1.1 Assign administrator permissions
    3. 1.2 Configure cost center quotas and tagging
    4. 1.3 Configure Azure subscription policies at the subscription level
  4. Lesson 2: Analyze resource utilization and consumption
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 2.1 Configure diagnostic settings and baselines on resources
    3. 2.2 Create alerts
    4. 2.3 Analyze alerts and metrics
    5. 2.4 Create action groups
    6. 2.5 Monitor for unused resources
    7. 2.6 Utilize log query functions
  5. Lesson 3: Manage resource groups
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 3.1 Use Azure policies for resource group
    3. 3.2 Configure resource locks on resource policies
    4. 3.3 Implementing resource group tagging
  6. Lesson 4: Managed role based access control (RBAC)
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 4.1 Implement role-based access control (RBAC)
    3. 4.2 Assign RBAC Roles and create a custom role
    4. 4.3 Troubleshoot RBAC
  7. Module 2: Implement and manage storage
    1. Module introduction
  8. Lesson 5: Create and configure storage accounts
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 5.1 Configure network access to the storage account
    3. 5.2 Create and configure storage accounts
    4. 5.3 Generate a shared access signature
    5. 5.4 Manage access keys
    6. 5.5 Monitor activity logs using Log Analytics
    7. 5.6 Implement Azure storage replication
    8. 5.7 Configure Azure AD Authentication for a storage account
  9. Lesson 6: Import and export data to Azure
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 6.1 Create imports and exports with Azure jobs
    3. 6.2 Use Azure Data Box
    4. 6.3 Configure and use Azure blob storage
    5. 6.4 Configure Azure CDN endpoints
    6. 6.5 Configure storage tiers for Azure blobs
  10. Lesson 7: Configure Azure files
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 7.1 Create Azure file share
    3. 7.2 Create Azure File Sync service
    4. 7.3 Troubleshoot Azure File Sync
  11. Lesson 8: Implement Azure backup
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 8.1 Create recovery services vault
    3. 8.2 Backup and restore data
    4. 8.3 Configure and review backup reports
    5. 8.4 Create and configure backup policy
  12. Module 3: Deploy and manage virtual machines (VMs)
    1. Module introduction
  13. Lesson 9: Create and configure a VM for Windows and Linux
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 9.1 Configure high availability
    3. 9.2 Configure VM attributes
    4. 9.3 Deploy and configure scale sets
    5. 9.4 Create and configure Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    6. 9.5 Create and configure Azure Container Instances (ACI)
  14. Lesson 10: Automate deployment of VMs
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 10.1 Modify an Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template
    3. 10.2 Configure the location of new VMs
    4. 10.3 Configure and deploy from a VHD template
    5. 10.4 Save a deployment as an ARM template
    6. 10.5 Deploy Windows and Linux VMs
  15. Lesson 11: Manage Azure VMs
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 11.1 Add data discs
    3. 11.2 Add network interfaces
    4. 11.3 Automate configuration management with PowerShell DSC
    5. 11.4 Manage VM sizing and locations
    6. 11.5 Redeploy VMs
  16. Lesson 12: Manage VM backups
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 12.1 Configure a VM backup
    3. 12.2 Manage Azure VM backups
    4. 12.3 Perform VM restore
    5. 12.4 Azure Site Recovery
  17. Module 4: Configure and manage virtual networks
    1. Module introduction
  18. Lesson 13: Create connectivity between virtual networks
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 13.1 Create and configure VNET peering
    3. 13.2 Global VNET peering
    4. 13.3 Create a virtual network gateway
    5. 13.4 Verify virtual network connectivity
  19. Lesson 14: Implement and manage virtual networking
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 14.1 Configure private and public IP addresses
    3. 14.2 Configure network interfaces and subnets
    4. 14.3 Configure network routes
    5. 14.4 Configure name resolution
  20. Lesson 15: Create and configure a Network Security Group (NSG)
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 15.1 Create security rules
    3. 15.2 Associate an NSG to a subnet and interface
    4. 15.3 Identify required ports
    5. 15.4 Evaluate effective security rules
    6. 15.5 Deploy and configure Azure Firewall
    7. 15.6 Deploy and configure Azure Bastion Service
  21. Lesson 16: Implement Azure load balancer
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 16.1 Configure internal load balancers
    3. 16.2 Configure public load balancer
    4. 16.3 Troubleshoot load balancing
  22. Lesson 17: Monitor and troubleshoot virtual networking
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 17.1 Monitor on-premise connectivity
    3. 17.2 Use Network Watcher
    4. 17.3 Troubleshoot external networking
    5. 17.4 Troubleshoot virtual networking connectivity
  23. Lesson 18: Integrate on-premises network with virtual network
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 18.1 Create and configure Azure VPN Gateway
    3. 18.2 Create and configure site to site VPN
    4. 18.3 Configure ExpressRoute
    5. 18.4 Verify on-premises connectivity
  24. Module 5: Manage identities
    1. Module introduction
  25. Lesson 19: Manage Azure Active Directory (AD)
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 19.1 Add custom domains
    3. 19.2 Configure Azure AD Join
    4. 19.3 Configure self-service password reset
    5. 19.4 Manage multiple directories
  26. Lesson 20: Manage Azure AD objects
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 20.1 Create and manage users and groups
    3. 20.2 Manage device settings
    4. 20.3 Perform bulk user updates
    5. 20.4 Manage guest accounts
  27. Lesson 21: Implement and manage hybrid identities
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 21.1 Install and configure Azure AD Connect
    3. 21.2 Use AD Connect to configure federation
    4. 21.3 Manage password sync and password writeback
  28. Lesson 22: Implement multi-factor authentication (MFA)
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 22.1 Configure user accounts for MFA
    3. 22.2 Configure various MFA settings
  29. Summary
    1. Exam AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator: Summary

Product information

  • Title: Exam AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator (Video),
  • Author(s): Michael J. Shannon
  • Release date: June 2020
  • Publisher(s): Microsoft Press
  • ISBN: 0136823483