Study Guide: Microsoft Administrator AZ-104

Study Guide: Microsoft Administrator AZ-104


The AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator certification exam tests and validates your expertise as an Azure Administrator. Candidates should also have a strong understanding of core Azure services, workloads, security, and governance.

Module Covers

1) Manage Azure identities and governance
2) Implement and manage storage
3) Deploy and manage Azure compute resources
4) Configure and manage virtual networking
5) Monitor and back up Azure resources

Weighting / Score

Module Score Covered
Manage Azure identities and governance 15% to 20%
Implement and manage storage 10% to 15%
Deploy and manage Azure compute resources 25% to 30%
Configure and manage virtual networking 30% to 35%
Monitor and back up Azure resources 10% to 15%

What you need to know?

1. Management of Azure identities and governance

Module Sub-Topic Microsoft Docs
Managing Azure Active Directory (AD) objects. Links
Management of role-based access control (RBAC). Links
Managing subscriptions and governance. Links

2. Implementation and management of storage

Module Sub-Topic Microsoft Docs
Managing storage accounts. Links
Data management for Azure Storage. Links
Configuring Azure files and Azure blob storage. Blob Storage File Share

3. Deploy and manage Azure compute resources

Module Sub-Topic Microsoft Docs
Configuring virtual machines for higher availability and scalability. Links Tutorial
Automating the deployment and configuration of virtual machines. Links
Creating and configuring virtual machines. Links
Creation and configuration of containers.
Creating and configuring Web Apps. Links

4. Configure and manage virtual networking

Module Sub-Topic Microsoft Docs
Implementing and managing virtual networks. Links
Configuration of name resolution. Links
Secure access to virtual networks. Links
Configuration of load balancing. Links
Monitoring and troubleshooting virtual networks. Monitor Troubleshoot
Integration of on-premises network with Azure virtual networks. Links

5. Monitor and back up Azure resources

Module Sub-Topic Microsoft Docs
Monitoring resources by using Azure Monitor. Links
Implementing backup and recovery. Links

The following are Course and Questions Dump that used to prepare myself for the Exam.

AZ-104 Online Course

  1. Udemy :AZ-103 / AZ-104 Azure Administrator Exam Certification 2020 (US$ 13.99)

This course listed most purchased in Udemy website and i found it very useful for anyone want to get into modules covered in AZ-104 Exam. The Trainer, Scott Duffy really used simple English which I think everyone will understand at the beginning of his course. The explanation in every sections easy to follow and section also come with Resources and Hand-On Practice which give you opportunity to create and manage resource in your Free Trial Azure account.

AZ-104 Exam Dump

  1. Exam Topics - Free

This is free Exam question dump, but some of questions listed in this website something it gave the wrong answers, hence you should open the "discussion" button to see the correct answer. I suggest you may refer and do the exam question here but make sure you also need to be careful because there are some question's need to do additional research for the valid answer.

2. Whizlabs - Free + Paid

I find Whizlabs question more reliable and convincing, because each question's answer they explained it very well attached with Microsoft's Document website reference. Hence you feel more comfortable and confident when you answered and passed each of the Test sets.  

Additional Valuable URLs

  1. Manage Azure Identities and Governance

Manage Azure AD objects

Create users and groups

Manage user and group properties

Manage device settings

Perform bulk user updates

Manage guest accounts

Configure Azure AD Join

Configure self-service password reset

Manage role-based access control (RBAC)

Create a custom role

Provide access to Azure resources by assigning roles

Interpret access assignments

Manage multiple directories

Manage subscriptions and governance

Configure Azure policies

Configure resource locks

Apply tags
Create and manage resource groups

1. Move resources
2. Remove RGs

Configure Cost Management

Configure management groups

  1. Implement and Manage Storage

Manage storage accounts

Configure network access to the storage account

Create and configure storage account

Generate shared access signature

Manage access keys

Configure Azure AD Authentication for a storage account

Manage data in Azure Storage
Export from Azure job

Import into Azure job

Install and use Azure Storage Explorer

Copy data by using AZCopy

Configure Azure files and Azure blob storage
Create an Azure file share

Create and configure Azure File Sync service

Configure Azure blob storage

Configure storage tiers for Azure blobs

  1. Deploy and Manage Azure Compute Resources

Configure high availability

Deploy and configure scale sets

Automate deployment and configuration of VMs

Modify Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template

Configure VHD template

Deploy from template

Save a deployment as an ARM template

Automate configuration management by using custom script extensions

Create and configure VMs
Configure Azure Disk Encryption

Move VMs from one resource group to another

Manage VM sizes

Add data discs

Configure networking

Redeploy VMs

Create and configure containers
Create and configure Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Create and configure Azure Container Instances (ACI)

Create and configure Web Apps
Create and configure App Service

Create and configure App Service Plans

  1. Configure and Manage Virtual Networking

Implement and manage virtual networking
Create and configure VNET peering

Configure private and public IP addresses, network routes, network interface, subnets, and virtual network

Configure name resolution
Configure Azure DNS

Configure custom DNS settings

Configure a private or public DNS zone

Secure access to virtual networks
Create security rules

Associate an NSG to a subnet or network interface

Evaluate effective security rules

Deploy and configure Azure Firewall

Deploy and configure Azure Bastion Service

Configure load balancing
Configure Application Gateway

Configure an internal load balancer

Configure load balancing rules

Configure a public load balancer

Troubleshoot load balancing

Monitor and troubleshoot virtual networking
Monitor on-premises connectivity

Use Network resource monitoring

Use Network Watcher

Troubleshoot external networking

Troubleshoot virtual network connectivity

Integrate an on-premises network with an Azure virtual network
Create and configure Azure VPN Gateway

Create and configure VPNs

Configure ExpressRoute

Verify on premises connectivity

Configure Azure Virtual WAN

  1. Monitor and back up Azure resources

Monitor resources by using Azure Monitor

Configure and interpret metrics

Configure Log Analytics

Query and analyze logs

Set up alerts and actions

Configure Application Insights

Implement backup and recovery
Configure and review backup reports

Perform backup and restore operations by using Azure Backup Service

Create a Recovery Services Vault

Create and configure backup policy

Perform site-to-site recovery by using Azure Site Recovery

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