Microsoft Azure Administration (AZ-104)

Learn the basic Azure cloud concepts you need to know to pass the AZ-104 exam and become a certified Azure Administrator.

(AZ-104.AP2) / ISBN : 978-1-64459-322-6
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This course teaches you how to manage your organization's entire Azure infrastructure. Learn to design, deploy, and oversee virtual networks, storage, compute resources, identity, security, and governance. Also, interactive labs and assessments solidify your understanding by applying theory to real-world scenarios.  This practical approach prepares you for the AZ-104 exam and paves the way for a successful career as an Azure Administrator.

Skills You’ll Get

  • Manage Azure identity and governance (RBAC, Azure AD)
  • Implement secure storage in Azure
  • Automate VM deployment with ARM templates
  • Configure VMs for high availability
  • Design and manage virtual networks
  • Monitor Azure resources with Azure Monitor


6+ Lessons | 244+ Exercises | 60+ Quizzes | 60+ Flashcards | 60+ Glossary of terms


50+ Pre Assessment Questions | 2+ Full Length Tests | 50+ Post Assessment Questions | 100+ Practice Test Questions

Hands-On Labs

18+ LiveLab | 19+ Video tutorials | 37+ Minutes



  • Organization of this course
  • Preparing for the exam
  • Microsoft certifications
  • Quick access to online references

Manage Azure identities and governance

  • Skill 1.1: Manage Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) objects
  • Skill 1.2: Manage role-based access control (RBAC)
  • Skill 1.3: Manage subscriptions and governance
  • Thought experiment
  • Lesson summary

Implement and manage storage

  • Skill 2.1: Secure Storage
  • Skill 2.2: Manage storage
  • Skill 2.3: Configure Azure Files and Azure Blob Storage
  • Thought experiment
  • Lesson summary

Deploy and manage Azure compute resources

  • Skill 3.1: Automate deployment of virtual machines (VMs) by using Azure Resource Manager templates
  • Skill 3.2: Configure VMs for high availability and scalability
  • Skill 3.3: Configure VMs
  • Skill 3.4: Create and configure containers
  • Skill 3.5: Create and configure Azure App Service
  • Thought experiment
  • Lesson summary

Configure and manage virtual networking

  • Skill 4.1: Implement and manage virtual networking
  • Skill 4.2: Secure access to virtual networks
  • Skill 4.3: Configure load balancing
  • Skill 4.4: Monitor and troubleshoot virtual networking
  • Skill 4.5: Integrate an on-premises network with an Azure virtual network
  • Thought experiment
  • Lesson summary

Monitor and back up Azure resources

  • Skill 5.1: Monitor resources by using Azure Monitor
  • Skill 5.2: Implement backup and recovery
  • Thought experiment
  • Lesson summary


Implement and manage storage

  • Creating a Storage Account
  • Implementing Azure Storage Replication
  • Attaching a Managed Data Disk to a Windows VM by Using the Azure Portal
  • Creating and Deploying Azure Resource Manager Templates by Using the Azure Portal
  • Downloading the Template for a VM
  • Creating a Virtual Machine
  • Creating and Managing Azure File Shares with the Azure Portal
  • Uploading and Downloading Blobs with the Azure Portal

Deploy and manage Azure compute resources

  • Configuring a High Availability Set

Configure and manage virtual networking

  • Creating a Virtual Network
  • Attaching Network Interfaces
  • Creating and Configuring VNet Peering
  • Creating a Load Balancer
  • Creating a Network Security Group
  • Creating a Firewall
  • Creating an Azure VPN Gateway
  • Creating an Azure ExpressRoute

Monitor and back up Azure resources

  • Configuring the Recovery Services Vault

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The following are the essential components of Azure AZ-104 exam preparation:

  • Master core Azure services: VMs, storage, networking, Azure AD, security, and monitoring.
  • Follow Microsoft's learning path: Modules, labs, and practice tests for AZ-104.
  • Official documentation: Understand all aspects of Azure services.
  • Get hands-on: Labs and a free Azure trial are crucial for practical experience.
  • Stay updated: Keep pace with the ever-evolving Azure platform.
  • Practice time management: Ensure you can finish the timed exam. This focuses on the key areas for AZ-104 prep: knowledge, resources, practice, and studying current trends.

Yes, you can take uCertify’s AZ-104 practice exams and labs to prepare yourself for the certification. This course includes interactive assessments and testpreps such as quizzes, flashcards, fill-in-the-blanks, multiple choice questions, and more to solidify your concepts. In addition, it includes hands-on labs that present you with real-world applications to improve your technical and decision-making skills.

The AZ-104 certification validates your ability to manage Azure infrastructure. It can boost your career by:

  • Earning higher pay: AZ-104 holders are in demand and often command higher salaries.
  • Landing new opportunities: The certification opens doors to Azure Administrator roles.
  • Demonstrating expertise: It showcases your knowledge and skills to potential employers.  

There are timely discounts or promotions available for uCertify’s AZ-104 training courses. Get in touch with the support team for a custom course package.

The following skills are measured in the AZ-104 exam: 

  • Manage Azure identities and governance
  • Implement and manage storage
  • Deploy and manage Azure compute resources
  • Implement and manage virtual networking
  • Monitor and maintain Azure resources

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