AZ-104: Azure Administrator Course Outline
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This course teaches IT Professionals how to manage their Azure subscriptions, secure identities, administer the infrastructure, configure virtual networking, connect Azure and on-premises sites, manage network traffic, implement storage solutions, create and scale virtual machines, implement web apps and containers, back up and share data, and monitor your solution.
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This course is for Azure Administrators. The Azure Administrator implements, manages, and monitors identity, governance, storage, compute, and virtual networks in a cloud environment. The Azure Administrator will provision, size, monitor, and adjust resources as appropriate.
Successful Azure Administrators start this role with:
Experience on operating systems, virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures, and networking.
Understanding of on-premises virtualization technologies, including: VMs, virtual networking, and virtual hard disks.
Understanding of network configuration, including TCP/IP, Domain Name System (DNS), virtual private networks (VPNs), firewalls, and encryption technologies.
Understanding of Active Directory concepts, including domains, forests, domain controllers, replication, Kerberos protocol, and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).
Understanding of resilience and disaster recovery, including backup and restore operations.
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Module 1: Identity
In this module, you will learn how to secure identities with Azure Active Directory, and implement users and groups.
Azure Active Directory
Users and Groups
Lab : Manage Azure Active Directory Identities
Module 2: Governance and Compliance
In this module, you will learn about managing your subscriptions and accounts, implementing Azure policies, and using Role-Based Access Control.
Subscriptions and Accounts
Role-based Access Control (RBAC)
Lab : Manage Subscriptions and RBAC
Lab : Manage Governance via Azure Policy
Module 3: Azure Administration
In this module, you will learn about the tools an Azure Administrator uses to manage their infrastructure. This includes the Azure Portal, Cloud Shell, Azure PowerShell, CLI, and Resource Manager Templates. This module includes:
Azure Resource Manager
Azure Portal and Cloud Shell
Azure PowerShell and CLI
Lab : Manage Azure resources by Using the Azure Portal
Lab : Manage Azure resources by Using ARM Templates
Lab : Manage Azure resources by Using Azure PowerShell
Lab : Manage Azure resources by Using Azure CLI
Module 4: Virtual Networking
In this module, you will learn about basic virtual networking concepts like virtual networks and subnetting, IP addressing, network security groups, Azure Firewall, and Azure DNS,
Network Security groups
Lab : Implement Virtual Networking
Module 5: Intersite Connectivity
In this module, you will learn about intersite connectivity features including VNet Peering, Virtual Network Gateways, and Site-to-Site Connections.
VPN Gateway Connections
ExpressRoute and Virtual WAN
Lab : Implement Intersite Connectivity
Module 6: Network Traffic Management
In this module, you will learn about network traffic strategies including network routing and service endpoints, Azure Load Balancer, Azure Application Gateway, and Traffic Manager.
Network Routing and Endpoints
Azure Load Balancer
Azure Application Gateway
Lab : Implement Traffic Management
Module 7: Azure Storage
In this module, you will learn about basic storage features including storage accounts, blob storage, Azure files and File Sync, storage security, and storage tools.
Azure Files and File Sync
Lab : Manage Azure storage
Module 8: Azure Virtual Machines
In this module, you will learn about Azure virtual machines including planning, creating, availability and extensions.
Virtual Machine Planning
Creating Virtual Machines
Virtual Machine Availability
Virtual Machine Extensions
Lab : Manage virtual machines
Module 9: Serverless Computing
In this module, you will learn administer serverless computing features like Azure App Service, Azure Container Instances, and Kubernetes.
Azure App Service Plans
Azure App Service
Azure Kubernetes Service
Lab : Implement Web Apps
Lab : Implement Azure Container Instances
Lab : Implement Azure Kubernetes Service
Module 10: Data Protection
In this module, you will learn about backing up files and folders, and virtual machine backups.
File and Folder Backups
Virtual Machine Backups
Lab : Implement Data Protection
Module 11: Monitoring
In this module, you will learn about monitoring your Azure infrastructure including Azure Monitor, alerting, and log analytics.
Lab : Implement Monitoring
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