AZ-104 Exam Study Guide (Azure Administrator)

AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator Certificate Exam Study Guide

The AZ-104 Azure Administrator exam replaces the older AZ-103 exam. This exam is Generally Available now. If you haven't read about the exam changes and how they will impact your certification journey, read here

This post contains a curated list of articles from Microsoft documentation for each objective of the AZ-104 exam. Please share the post within your circles so it helps them to prepare for the exam.

AZ-104 Azure Administrator Online Course

AZ-104 Azure Administrator Practice Test

AZ-104 Azure Administrator Other Material

AZ-104 Sample Practice Exam Questions

In case, if you are looking for the older Azure Administrator exam, check out AZ-103 Study Guide. To view other Azure certificate study guides, click here

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Manage Azure Identities and Governance (15-20%)

Manage Azure AD Objects

Manage Role-based Access Control (RBAC)

Manage Subscriptions and Governance

Implement and Manage Storage (10-15%)

Manage Storage Accounts

Configure network access to the storage account

Configure Azure Storage firewalls and virtual networks

Create and configure the storage account

Creating an Azure Storage account

Manage storage account access keys

Generate shared access signature

Grant limited access to Azure Storage resources using SAS

Manage access keys

Managing storage account access keys

Implement Azure storage replication

MSDN Blog: Azure Storage Replication Implementation

Configure Azure AD Authentication for a storage account

Acquire a token from Azure AD for authorizing client requests

Manage Data in Azure Storage

Configure Azure Files and Azure Blob Storage

Create an Azure file share

Creating an Azure file share

Create and configure Azure File Sync service

Deploy Azure File Sync

Configure Azure blob storage

Quickstart: Upload, download & list blobs with the Azure portal

Configure storage tiers for Azure blobs

Azure Blob storage: hot, cool & archive access tiers

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Deploy & Manage Azure Compute Resources (25-30%)

Configure VMs for High Availability and Scalability

Automate Deployment and Configuration of VMs

Modify Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template

Updating a resource in an ARM template

Configure VHD template

Create a Windows VM from a specialized disk using PowerShell

Deploy from template

Create a Windows VM from an ARM template

Save a deployment as an ARM template

Downloading template for a VM

Automate configuration management by using custom script extensions

Custom Script Extension for Windows

Automate configuration of VM with custom script extension

Create and Configure VMs

Create and Configure Containers

Create and configure Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Quickstart: Deploy an AKS cluster using the Azure portal

Create and configure Azure Container Instances (ACI)

Quickstart: Deploy a container instance using the Azure CLI

Create and Configure Web Apps

Create and configure App Service

Quickstart: Create an ASP.NET Core web app in Azure

Create and configure App Service Plans

Manage an App Service plan in Azure

Configure and Manage Virtual Networking (30-35%)

Implement and Manage Virtual Networking

Configure Name Resolution

Secure Access to Virtual Networks

Create security rules

Work with security rules

Associate an NSG to a subnet or network interface

Associate/dissociate a NSG to/from a subnet/network interface

Evaluate effective security rules

View effective security rules

Deploy and configure Azure Firewall

Deploy & configure Azure Firewall using the Azure portal

Deploy and configure Azure Bastion Service

Create an Azure Bastion host using the portal

Configure Load Balancing

Configure Application Gateway

Direct web traffic with Azure Application Gateway using Azure PowerShell

Configure an internal load balancer

Standard load balancer in the Azure portal

Configure load balancing rules

Create outbound rule configuration

Configure a public load balancer

Load balancing VMs using Azure PowerShell

Troubleshoot load balancing

Troubleshooting Azure Load Balancer

Monitor and Troubleshoot Virtual Networking

Integrate an On-premises Network with an Azure Virtual Network

Create and configure Azure VPN Gateway

Create and manage a VPN gateway using PowerShell

Create and configure VPNs

Create a Site-to-Site connection in the Azure portal

Configure ExpressRoute

Create and modify an ExpressRoute circuit

Verify on premises connectivity

Verify a VPN Gateway connection

Configure Azure Virtual WAN

Connect a VPN Gateway to Virtual WAN

Monitor and Back up Azure Resources (10-15%)

Monitor Resources by Using Azure Monitor

Implement Backup and Recovery

Configure and review backup reports

Configure Azure Backup reports

Perform backup and restore operations by using Azure Backup Service

Back up a virtual machine in Azure

How to restore Azure VM data in Azure portal

Create a Recovery Services Vault

Create and configure a Recovery Services vault

Use soft delete to recover Azure VMs

Soft delete for virtual machines in Azure Backup

Create and configure a backup policy

az backup policy

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

Prepare Azure resources for Hyper-V disaster recovery

This brings us to the end of AZ-104 Study Guide

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