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Exam AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator (Video)

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  • Copyright 2020
  • Edition: 1st
  • Online Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-682344-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-682344-5

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

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).

Sample Content

Table of Contents

Module 1:  Manage Azure subscriptions and resources
Lesson 1:  Manage Azure subscriptions

Learning objectives
1.1  Assign administrator permissions
1.2  Configure cost center quotas and tagging
1.3  Configure Azure subscription policies at the subscription level

Lesson 2:  Analyze resource utilization and consumption
Learning objectives
2.1  Configure diagnostic settings and baselines on resources
2.2  Create alerts
2.3  Analyze alerts and metrics
2.4  Create action groups
2.5  Monitor for unused resources
2.6  Utilize log query functions

Lesson 3:  Manage resource groups
Learning objectives
3.1  Use Azure policies for resource group
3.2  Configure resource locks on resource policies
3.3  Implementing resource group tagging

Lesson 4:  Managed role based access control (RBAC)
Learning objectives
4.1  Implement role-based access control (RBAC)
4.2  Assign RBAC Roles and create a custom role
4.3  Troubleshoot RBAC
Module 2:  Implement and manage storage

Lesson 5:  Create and configure storage accounts
Learning objectives
5.1  Configure network access to the storage account
5.2  Create and configure storage accounts
5.3  Generate a shared access signature
5.4  Manage access keys
5.5  Monitor activity logs using Log Analytics
5.6  Implement Azure storage replication
5.7 Configure Azure AD Authentication for a storage account

Lesson 6:  Import and export data to Azure
Learning objectives
6.1  Create imports and exports with Azure jobs
6.2  Use Azure Data Box
6.3  Configure and use Azure blob storage
6.4  Configure Azure CDN endpoints
6.5 Configure storage tiers for Azure blobs

Lesson 7:  Configure Azure files
Learning objectives
7.1  Create Azure file share
7.2  Create Azure File Sync service
7.3  Troubleshoot Azure File Sync

Lesson 8:  Implement Azure backup
Learning objectives
8.1  Create recovery services vault
8.2  Backup and restore data
8.3  Configure and review backup reports
8.4  Create and configure backup policy

Module 3:  Deploy and manage virtual machines (VMs)
Lesson 9:  Create and configure a VM for Windows and Linux

Learning objectives
9.1  Configure high availability
9.2  Configure VM attributes
9.3  Deploy and configure scale sets
9.4 Create and configure Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
9.5 Create and configure Azure Container Instances (ACI)

Lesson 10:  Automate deployment of VMs
Learning objectives
10.1  Modify an Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template
10.2  Configure the location of new VMs
10.3  Configure and deploy from a VHD template
10.4  Save a deployment as an ARM template
10.5  Deploy Windows and Linux VMs

Lesson 11:  Manage Azure VMs
Learning objectives
11.1  Add data discs
11.2  Add network interfaces
11.3  Automate configuration management with PowerShell DSC
11.4  Manage VM sizing and locations
11.5  Redeploy VMs

Lesson 12:  Manage VM backups
Learning objectives
12.1  Configure a VM backup
12.2  Manage Azure VM backups
12.3  Perform VM restore
12.4  Azure Site Recovery

Module 4:  Configure and manage virtual networks
Lesson 13:  Create connectivity between virtual networks

Learning objectives
13.1  Create and configure VNET peering
13.2  Global VNET peering
13.3  Create a virtual network gateway
13.4  Verify virtual network connectivity

Lesson 14:  Implement and manage virtual networking
Learning objectives
14.1  Configure private and public IP addresses
14.2  Configure network interfaces and subnets
14.3  Configure network routes
14.4  Configure name resolution

Lesson 15:  Create and configure a Network Security Group (NSG)
Learning objectives
15.1  Create security rules
15.2  Associate an NSG to a subnet and interface
15.3  Identify required ports
15.4  Evaluate effective security rules
15.5 Deploy and configure Azure Firewall
15.6 Deploy and configure Azure Bastion Service

Lesson 16:  Implement Azure load balancer
Learning objectives
16.1  Configure internal load balancers
16.2  Configure public load balancer
16.3  Troubleshoot load balancing

Lesson 17:  Monitor and troubleshoot virtual networking
Learning objectives
17.1  Monitor on-premise connectivity
17.2  Use Network Watcher
17.3  Troubleshoot external networking
17.4  Troubleshoot virtual networking connectivity

Lesson 18:  Integrate on-premises network with virtual network
Learning objectives
18.1  Create and configure Azure VPN Gateway
18.2  Create and configure site to site VPN
18.3  Configure ExpressRoute
18.4  Verify on-premises connectivity
18.5 Configure Azure Virtual WAN

Module 5:  Manage identities
Lesson 19:  Manage Azure Active Directory (AD)

Learning objectives
19.1  Add custom domains
19.2  Configure Azure AD Join
19.3  Configure self-service password reset
19.4  Manage multiple directories

Lesson 20:  Manage Azure AD objects
Learning objectives
20.1  Create and manage users and groups
20.2  Manage device settings
20.3  Perform bulk user updates
20.4  Manage guest accounts

Lesson 21:  Implement and manage hybrid identities
Learning objectives
21.1  Install and configure Azure AD Connect
21.2  Use AD Connect to configure federation
21.3  Manage password sync and password writeback

Lesson 22:  Implement multi-factor authentication (MFA)
Learning objectives
22.1  Configure user accounts for MFA
22.2  Configure various MFA settings


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