Exam AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator

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Exam AZ-104 focuses on what the Azure Administrator implements, manages, and monitors identity, governance, storage, compute, and virtual networks in a cloud environment. Administrators will provision, size, monitor, and adjust resources as appropriate. Candidates should have a minimum of six months of hands-on experience 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.

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Administer infrastructure resources in Azure

AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator Labs (review these)

Architect storage infrastructure in Azure

Architect network infrastructure in Azure

Architect infrastructure operations in Azure

Architect compute infrastructure in Azure

Architect migration, business continuity, and disaster recovery in Azure

Manage resources in Azure

Manage identity and access in Azure Active Directory

Manage security operations in Azure

Implement resource management security in Azure

Administer containers in Azure


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Prerequisites for Azure administrators (do these)

Manage identities and governance in Azure

Implement and manage storage in Azure

Deploy and manage Azure compute resources

Configure and manage virtual networks for Azure administrators

Monitor and back up Azure resources



Exam Objectives


Manage Azure identities and governance (15-20%)

Manage Azure AD objects

What is Azure Active Directory?

Manage role-based access control (RBAC)

What is role-based access control (RBAC) for Azure resources?

Manage subscriptions and governance

Overview of Management services in Azure

Implement and manage storage (10-15%)

Manage storage accounts

Introduction to Azure Storage

Manage data in Azure Storage

Configure Azure files and Azure blob storage

What is Azure Files?

Deploy and manage Azure compute resources (25-30%)

Configure VMs for high availability and scalability

Automate deployment and configuration of VMs

Create and configure VMs

Create and configure containers

Create and configure Web Apps

Configure and manage virtual networking (30-35%)

Implement and manage virtual networking

Configure name resolution

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

Implement backup and recovery