Study Guide: Microsoft Administrator AZ-104

Study Guide: Microsoft Administrator AZ-104

Introduction

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
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/fundamentals/add-users-azure-active-directory
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/fundamentals/active-directory-groups-create-azure-portal

Manage user and group properties
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/fundamentals/active-directory-users-profile-azure-portal
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/fundamentals/active-directory-groups-settings-azure-portal

Manage device settings
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/devices/device-management-azure-portal

Perform bulk user updates
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/active-directory/bulk-user-modification/

Manage guest accounts
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/b2b/b2b-quickstart-add-guest-users-portal

Configure Azure AD Join
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/user-help/user-help-join-device-on-network
https://docs.microsoft.com/bs-latn-ba/azure/active-directory/devices/hybrid-azuread-join-managed-domains

Configure self-service password reset
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/authentication/quickstart-sspr

Manage role-based access control (RBAC)

Create a custom role
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/role-based-access-control/tutorial-custom-role-powershell

Provide access to Azure resources by assigning roles
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/role-based-access-control/role-assignments-portal#add-a-role-assignment

Interpret access assignments
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/role-based-access-control/deny-assignments

Manage multiple directories
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/Azure-Active-Directory-Identity/Creating-and-Managing-Multiple-Windows-Azure-Active-Directories/ba-p/243428

Manage subscriptions and governance

Configure Azure policies
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/governance/policy/tutorials/create-and-manage

Configure resource locks
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-resource-manager/resource-group-lock-resources

Apply tags
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-resource-manager/resource-group-using-tags
Create and manage resource groups

1. Move resources
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-resource-manager/resource-group-move-resources
2. Remove RGs
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-resource-manager/resource-manager-quickstart-create-templates-use-the-portal

Configure Cost Management
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=el4yN5cHsJ0

Configure management groups
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/governance/management-groups/create

  1. Implement and Manage Storage

Manage storage accounts

Configure network access to the storage account
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-network-security

Create and configure storage account
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-quickstart-create-account
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-account-manage

Generate shared access signature
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-dotnet-shared-access-signature-part-1

Manage access keys
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-account-manage

Configure Azure AD Authentication for a storage account
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-auth-aad-app

Manage data in Azure Storage
Export from Azure job

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-import-export-data-from-blobs

Import into Azure job
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-import-export-data-to-blobs

Install and use Azure Storage Explorer
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/vs-azure-tools-storage-manage-with-storage-explorer

Copy data by using AZCopy
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-use-azcopy-v10

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

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/files/storage-how-to-create-file-share

Create and configure Azure File Sync service
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/files/storage-sync-files-deployment-guide?tabs=azure-portal

Configure Azure blob storage
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/blobs/storage-quickstart-blobs-portal

Configure storage tiers for Azure blobs
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/blobs/storage-blob-storage-tiers?tabs=azure-portal

  1. Deploy and Manage Azure Compute Resources

Configure high availability
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/tutorial-availability-sets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tXoWN6Ucuw

Deploy and configure scale sets
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machine-scale-sets/quick-create-portal

Automate deployment and configuration of VMs

Modify Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/building-blocks/extending-templates/update-resource

Configure VHD template
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/create-vm-specialized

Deploy from template
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/ps-template

Save a deployment as an ARM template
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/download-template

Automate configuration management by using custom script extensions
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/stefan-stranger/using-azure-custom-script-extension-to-execute-scripts-on-azure-vms/

Create and configure VMs
Configure Azure Disk Encryption
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/disk-encryption-portal-quickstart

Move VMs from one resource group to another
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/move-vm

Manage VM sizes
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/sizes

Add data discs
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/attach-disk-ps

Configure networking
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/network-overview

Redeploy VMs
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/troubleshooting/redeploy-to-new-node-windows

Create and configure containers
Create and configure Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/aks/kubernetes-walkthrough-portal

Create and configure Azure Container Instances (ACI)
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/container-instances/container-instances-quickstart

Create and configure Web Apps
Create and configure App Service

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service/app-service-web-get-started-dotnet

Create and configure App Service Plans
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service/app-service-plan-manage

  1. Configure and Manage Virtual Networking

Implement and manage virtual networking
Create and configure VNET peering

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKGsf6J4IVI

Configure private and public IP addresses, network routes, network interface, subnets, and virtual network
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/virtual-network-public-ip-address
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/virtual-networks-static-private-ip-arm-pportal
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/tutorial-create-route-table-portal
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/virtual-network-network-interface
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/virtual-network-manage-subnet
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/manage-virtual-network

Configure name resolution
Configure Azure DNS

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/dns/dns-getstarted-portal

Configure custom DNS settings
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/dns/dns-custom-domain

Configure a private or public DNS zone
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/dns/private-dns-getstarted-powershell
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/dns/dns-delegate-domain-azure-dns

Secure access to virtual networks
Create security rules

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/manage-network-security-group

Associate an NSG to a subnet or network interface
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/manage-network-security-group

Evaluate effective security rules
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/virtual-network-network-interface

Deploy and configure Azure Firewall
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/firewall/tutorial-firewall-deploy-portal

Deploy and configure Azure Bastion Service
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/bastion/bastion-create-host-portal

Configure load balancing
Configure Application Gateway

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/application-gateway/quick-create-powershell

Configure an internal load balancer
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/load-balancer/tutorial-load-balancer-basic-internal-portal

Configure load balancing rules
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/load-balancer/configure-load-balancer-outbound-cli

Configure a public load balancer
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/load-balancer/load-balancer-get-started-internet-availability-zones-zonal-powershell

Troubleshoot load balancing
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/load-balancer/load-balancer-troubleshoot

Monitor and troubleshoot virtual networking
Monitor on-premises connectivity

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/step-by-step-monitoring-on-premise-active-directory-via-azure-ad-connect-health/

Use Network resource monitoring
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/insights/network-performance-monitor

Use Network Watcher
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/network-watcher/network-watcher-create

Troubleshoot external networking
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/vpn-gateway/vpn-gateway-troubleshoot-site-to-site-cannot-connect

Troubleshoot virtual network connectivity
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/network-watcher/diagnose-communication-problem-between-networks

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

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/vpn-gateway/vpn-gateway-tutorial-create-gateway-powershell

Create and configure VPNs
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/vpn-gateway/vpn-gateway-howto-site-to-site-resource-manager-portal

Configure ExpressRoute
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/expressroute/expressroute-howto-circuit-portal-resource-manager

Verify on premises connectivity
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/vpn-gateway/vpn-gateway-verify-connection-resource-manager

Configure Azure Virtual WAN
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-wan/connect-virtual-network-gateway-vwan

  1. Monitor and back up Azure resources

Monitor resources by using Azure Monitor

Configure and interpret metrics
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/platform/data-platform-metrics
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/platform/metrics-charts

Configure Log Analytics
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/learn/quick-create-workspace
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/platform/resource-logs-collect-workspace

Query and analyze logs
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/log-query/get-started-queries
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/log-query/get-started-portal#save-queries
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/learn/tutorial-logs-dashboards#visualize-a-log-query

Set up alerts and actions
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/platform/alerts-metric
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/platform/action-groups
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/platform/alerts-metric#view-and-manage-with-azure-portal
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/platform/alerts-managing-alert-instances

Configure Application Insights
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/learn/dotnetcore-quick-start

Implement backup and recovery
Configure and review backup reports
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/backup-azure-configure-reports

Perform backup and restore operations by using Azure Backup Service
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/quick-backup-vm-portal
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/backup-azure-arm-restore-vms

Create a Recovery Services Vault
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/backup-create-rs-vault
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/updates/soft-delete-virtual-machine-backup/

Create and configure backup policy
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/cli/azure/backup/policy?view=azure-cli-latest

Perform site-to-site recovery by using Azure Site Recovery
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/site-recovery/tutorial-prepare-azure-for-hyperv


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