Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate Training Course in Houston

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AZ-104 Certification Course Overview

This Azure Administrator training in Houston provides you with a deep understanding of the entire administrative lifecycle in Azure environments. This Azure course shows you how to maintain services related to computing, storage, network, and security. Enhance your Azure Administrator skills and prepare to ace the AZ-104 Azure Administrator exam.

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  • Live virtual classes led by industry experts
  • Practice labs and projects with Azure labs
  • Access to official Microsoft content aligned to the AZ-104 exam
  • Simulation Test to get you Exam ready
  • 24*7 support with dedicated mentoring sessions
  • Live virtual classes led by industry experts
  • Practice labs and projects with Azure labs
  • Access to official Microsoft content aligned to the AZ-104 exam
  • Simulation Test to get you Exam ready
  • 24*7 support with dedicated mentoring sessions

Skills Covered

  • Administer Azure AD users and groups
  • Oversee Azure subscriptions and governance
  • Account Configuration and Storage Management
  • Automate the resource provisioning using either Azure Resource Manager ARM templates or Bicep files
  • Containers provisioning and management on Azure
  • Configure and administer virtual networks within Azure
  • Azure Resource Monitoring
  • Azure resources access management
  • Configure storage access Azure Storage firewalls and virtual networks
  • Set up Azure Files and Azure Blob Storage
  • Virtual Machines creation and Configuration
  • Build and configure an Azure App Service
  • Configure name resolution and load balancing
  • Implement backup and recovery
  • Administer Azure AD users and groups
  • Azure resources access management
  • Oversee Azure subscriptions and governance
  • Configure storage access Azure Storage firewalls and virtual networks
  • Account Configuration and Storage Management
  • Set up Azure Files and Azure Blob Storage
  • Automate the resource provisioning using either Azure Resource Manager ARM templates or Bicep files
  • Virtual Machines creation and Configuration
  • Containers provisioning and management on Azure
  • Build and configure an Azure App Service
  • Configure and administer virtual networks within Azure
  • Configure name resolution and load balancing
  • Azure Resource Monitoring
  • Implement backup and recovery
  • Administer Azure AD users and groups
  • Azure resources access management
  • Oversee Azure subscriptions and governance
  • Configure storage access Azure Storage firewalls and virtual networks
  • Account Configuration and Storage Management
  • Set up Azure Files and Azure Blob Storage
  • Automate the resource provisioning using either Azure Resource Manager ARM templates or Bicep files
  • Virtual Machines creation and Configuration
  • Containers provisioning and management on Azure
  • Build and configure an Azure App Service
  • Configure and administer virtual networks within Azure
  • Configure name resolution and load balancing
  • Azure Resource Monitoring
  • Implement backup and recovery

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AZ-104 Course Curriculum


The Azure Administrator course in Houston is best suited for Azure administrators and engineers, system administrators looking to expand into Azure, and IT professionals.
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The Azure Administrator certification course in Houston requires professionals to be proficient in using PowerShell and the Command Line Interface. They should also have prior experience with Azure Portal, ARM templates, operating systems, virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures, and networking.
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Course Content

  • Section 01: Self Paced Curriculum

    • Lesson 01: Course Introduction

      • 1.01 Course Introduction
      • 1.02 What Will You Learn
    • Lesson 02: Manage Azure Identities and Governance

      • 2.01 Introduction
      • 2.02 Azure Administrative Tools
      • 2.03 Demo: Creating a Microsoft Azure Account
      • 2.04 Demo: Working With Azure Powershell
      • 2.05 Demo: Working With Azure CLI
      • 2.06 Azure Tags
      • 2.07 Managing Subscriptions and Implementing Cost Management
      • 2.08 Resource Manager and Resource Groups
      • 2.09 Managing Resources
      • 2.10 ARM Template
      • 2.11 Demo: Quickstart Templates
      • 2.12 Cost Saving
      • 2.13 Management Group Creation and Introduction to Azure Policy
      • 2.14 Overview of Implementing Azure Policy
      • 2.15 Implementing Azure Policy and Azure Policy definitions
      • 2.16 Demo: Implementing an Azure policy
      • 2.17 Role-Based Access Control(RBAC) and Role Assignment
      • 2.18 Creating a Role Definition and Role Assignment
      • 2.19 Evolution of Azure RBAC Roles
      • 2.20 Demo: Create and Assign Roles
      • 2.21 RBAC Roles and Resource Manager Locks
      • 2.22 Demo: Create Locks on Resources
      • 2.23 Introduction to Azure Active Directory
      • 2.24 AD DS versus Active Directory and Azure Active Directory Editions
      • 2.25 Implementing AD Join and Self-Service
      • 2.26 Creating and Managing User Accounts in Azure
      • 2.27 Creating Group Accounts and Administrative Units
      • 2.28 Demo: Create users and Group Account
      • 2.29 Demo: Insert Guest users to Directory
      • 2.30 Demo: Create Administrative Unit
      • 2.31 Quick Recap
    • Lesson 03: Implement and Manage Storage

      • 3.01 Introduction
      • 3.02 Azure Storage: Features, Services, and Account Types
      • 3.03 Determine Replication Strategies
      • 3.04 Demo: Create a Storage Account using Portal and CLI
      • 3.05 Access and Secure Azure Storage Accounts
      • 3.06 Implement Blob Storage
      • 3.07 Demo: Creation of Blob Storage
      • 3.08 Access Tiers and Lifecycle Management of Azure Storage
      • 3.09 Demo: Blob Lifecycle Management Rules and Replication
      • 3.10 Blob Object Replication and Blob Types
      • 3.11 Storage Pricing and Security Capabilities
      • 3.12 Creating Shared Access Signatures (SAS)
      • 3.13 Demo: Create Shared Access Signatures
      • 3.14 Storage Service Encryption (SSE) and Encryption Keys
      • 3.15 Storage Security Best Practices
      • 3.16 Compare Azure Files to Azure Blobs
      • 3.17 Overview of File Share Snapshot
      • 3.18 Demo: Create Azure File Share
      • 3.19 Demo: Create File Share Snapshot
      • 3.20 Overview of Azure File Sync
      • 3.21 Demo: Deploy File Sync
      • 3.22 Configure Storage with Tools
      • 3.23 Demo: Azure Storage Explorer
      • 3.24 Demo: Azcopy
      • 3.25 Quick Recap
    • Lesson 04: Deploy and Manage Azure Compute Resources

      • 4.01 Introduction
      • 4.02 Cloud Service Responsibilities
      • 4.03 Planning Virtual Machines
      • 4.04 Determine Virtual Machine Sizing and Storage
      • 4.05 Create Virtual Machines
      • 4.06 Demo: Create a Virtual Machine from Portal and CLI
      • 4.07 Accessing Virtual Machines in Azure Windows and Linux Virtual Machines
      • 4.08 Demo: Connect to a Windows Virtual Machine
      • 4.09 Demo: Connect to a Linux Virtual Machine
      • 4.10 Demo: Explore Other VM Images
      • 4.11 Plan for Maintenance and Downtime
      • 4.12 Availability Sets
      • 4.13 Update and Fault Domains
      • 4.14 Availabilty Zone
      • 4.15 Vertical Scaling vs. Horizontal Scaling
      • 4.16 Virtual Machine Scale Sets
      • 4.17 Demo: Create Scale Sets and Autoscaling
      • 4.18 Implement and Configure Autoscaling
      • 4.19 Implement Custom Script Extensions
      • 4.20 Demo: Install Software on your VM
      • 4.21 Demo: Query System and Runtime Information About the VM
      • 4.22 Azure App Service Plans
      • 4.23 Azure App Service Plan Scaling and Implementation
      • 4.24 Demo: Scale Up App Service and Deploy Your Code to App Service
      • 4.25 Continuous Integration and Deployment
      • 4.26 Deployment Slots
      • 4.27 Secure App Service
      • 4.28 Create Custom Domain Names
      • 4.29 Features of Backup and Application Insights
      • 4.30 Containers vs. Virtual Machine
      • 4.31 Features and Benefits of Azure Container Instances and Container Groups
      • 4.32 Understanding the Docker Platform
      • 4.33 Understanding AKS Terminology Clusters Nodes
      • 4.34 Configure AKS Storage
      • 4.35 Demo: Create an AKS Cluster and Deploy a Python App to AKS
      • 4.36 Azure Automation Configuration and Implement Desired State Configuration
      • 4.37 Demo: Set up a DSC and Configure a Desired State
      • 4.38 Recap
    • Lesson 05: Spotlight

      • 5.01 Spotlight
    • Lesson 06: Configure and Manage Virtual Networking

      • 6.01 Introduction
      • 6.02 Virtual Network
      • 6.03 Subnets
      • 6.04 Address
      • 6.05 Types of IP Address
      • 6.06 Demo: Create Subnet and VNET
      • 6.07 Implementing NSG and Determining and Creating NSG Rules
      • 6.08 Demo: Creation of NSG
      • 6.09 Create Azure Firewall Rules
      • 6.10 Demo: Create Azure Firewall Rules
      • 6.11 Azure Domain Name Service
      • 6.12 Demo: Create DNS Zones
      • 6.13 DNS Domains and Record Sets
      • 6.14 Private DNS Zones
      • 6.15 Demo: Private DNS Zones
      • 6.16 VNet Peering Connections
      • 6.17 Demo: Create VNET Peering
      • 6.18 Determine Gateway Transits, VNet Peering, and Service Chaining Uses
      • 6.19 VPN Gateway Uses
      • 6.20 Create VPN Gateway
      • 6.21 Determine VPN Gateway Type SKU and Generation
      • 6.22 Create Local Network Gateway On Premises VPN Device Connection
      • 6.23 Determine High Availability Scenarios
      • 6.24 Demo: Create a VPN Gateway
      • 6.25 Azure Express Route
      • 6.26 Site to Site Express Route Coexistence and Comparison of Intersite
      • 6.27 Virtual WAN
      • 6.28 Virtual System Routes and User Defined Routes
      • 6.29 Service Endpoint and Azure Private Link
      • 6.30 Demo: Create an NVA
      • 6.31 Azure Load Balancer Public and Internal
      • 6.32 Determine Load Balancer SKUs and Backend Pool Configuration
      • 6.33 Load Balancer Rules, Azure Load Balancer and Session Persistence
      • 6.34 Health Probe
      • 6.35 Demo: Create a Load Balancer
      • 6.36 Application Gateway
      • 6.37 Application Gateway Routing
      • 6.38 Application Gateway Components
      • 6.39 Recap
    • Lesson 07: Monitor and Backup Azure Resources

      • 7.01 Introduction
      • 7.02 Azure Backup Center and Recovery Services Vault
      • 7.03 Configure On Premises Backup and Azure Recovery Services Agent
      • 7.04 Demo: Backup Azure File Share
      • 7.05 Backup of VMs
      • 7.06 Backup and Restore Azure Virtual Machines
      • 7.07 Microsoft Azure Backup Server
      • 7.08 Compare Backup Options
      • 7.09 Manage Soft Delete
      • 7.10 Implement Azure Site Recovery
      • 7.11 Demo: Backup Virtual Machine from VM settings
      • 7.12 Demo: Setup Disaster Recovery for Azure VMs
      • 7.13 Azure Monitor
      • 7.14 Azure Monitor Data Platform and Data Sources
      • 7.15 Activity Log Event and Querying the Activity Logs
      • 7.16 Managing and Creating Azure Alert Rules
      • 7.17 Demo: Use Activity Log Alerts to Alert Azure Infrastructure
      • 7.18 Determining Log Analytics Uses and Creating Workspace
      • 7.19 Creating Connected Sources and Data Sources
      • 7.20 Log Analytics Data Structuring Log Analytics Queries
      • 7.21 Demo: Setup Log Analytics Workspace
      • 7.22 Network Watcher Features and Components
      • 7.23 Quick Recap
    • Lesson 08: Spotlight

      • 8.01 Spotlight
  • Section 02: Course Introduction

    • Lesson 01: Introduction

      • About Simplilearn
      • SL Training Catalog
      • What is Cloud Computing?
      • Why Cloud Computing?
      • Skills in this Course?
      • Why this course?
      • Curriculum
      • Pre-requisite
      • Course Components
      • Career Benefits for a Azure Administrator
  • Section 03: Manage Azure Identities and Governance

    • Lesson 01: Manage Subscriptions and Governance

      • Use the Azure Portal
      • Assisted practice: Creating a Microsoft Azure Account
      • Use Azure Cloud Shell
      • Use Azure Power Shell
      • Assisted practice: Working With Azure Powershell
      • Use Azure CLI
      • Assisted practice: Working With Azure Cli
      • Azure Tags
      • Implement and Obtain a Subscription
      • Identify Subscription Usage
      • Implement Cost Management
      • Introduction to Resource Manager and Resource Group
      • ARM Templates
      • Assisted practice: Quickstart templates
      • Cost Savings
    • Lesson 02: Manage Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)

      • Management of Group Creation
      • Introduction to Azure Policy
      • Assisted practice: Implementing an Azure policy
      • Implement Role Based Access Control
      • Assisted practice: Create a Role Definition
      • Configure Resource Locks
      • Assisted practice: Apply Resource Locks
    • Lesson 03: Administer Identity

      • Introduction to Azure Directory and its benefit
      • Describe Azure Active Directory concepts
      • Compare AD DS to active Directory
      • Azure Active Directory Editions
      • Implement AD join
      • Implement Self Service Password Reset
      • Create and Manage User Accounts
      • Create Bulk User Account
      • Create Group Account
      • Assisted practice: Create users and Group Account
      • Assisted practice: Insert Guest users to Directory
      • Administrative Unit
      • Assisted practice: Create Administrative Unit
      • Implement Azure Active Directory
  • Section 04: Implement and Manage Storage

    • Lesson 01: Creating and Configuring Storage Accounts

      • Implement Azure Storage
      • Explore Azure Storage Services
      • Determine Storage Account Kind
      • Replication Strategies
      • Assisted practice: Create a Storage Account using Portal
      • Assisted practice: Create a Storage Account using CLI
      • Access Storage
      • Secure Storage Endpoint
      • Implement Blob Storage
      • Create Blob Storage
      • Assisted practice: Creation of Blob Storage
      • Create Blob Access Tiers
      • Add Blob Lifecycle Management Rules
      • Assisted practice: Blob Lifecycle Management Rules and Replication
      • Determine Blob Object Replication
      • Blob Upload Tools
      • Determining Storage Pricing
      • Review Storage Security Strategies
      • Create Shared Access Signature and Identify URI
      • Assisted practice: Create Shared Access Signatures
      • Determine Storage Account Encryption
      • Create Customer Keys
      • Storage Security Best Practices
    • Lesson 02: Configure Azure Files

      • Comparison between Files and Blobs
      • Manage File share and Snapshots
      • Assisted practice: Manage/Mount File Share
      • Assisted practice: Create File Share Snapshot
      • Implement File Sync
      • Identify File Sync Components
      • Setup File Sync
      • Assisted practice: Deploy File Sync
    • Lesson 03: Configure Storage with Tools

      • Use Storage Explorer
      • Assisted practice: Azure Storage explorer
      • Use Import/Export Service
      • Use Azcopy
      • Assisted practice: Azcopy
      • Implement a Stored Access Policy
  • Section 05: Deploy and Manage Azure Compute Resources

    • Lesson 01: Administer Virtual Machine

      • Cloud Service Responsibilities
      • Plan virtual Machines
      • Determine Virtual Machine Sizing
      • Determine Virtual Machine Storage
      • Assisted practice: Create virtual machine from portal
      • Assisted practice: Create a virtual machine using azure cli
      • Connect to a virtual machine
      • Assisted practice: Connect to a windows virtual Machine
      • Assisted practice: Connect to a Linux virtual machine
      • Assisted practice: Explore other VM images
      • Plan for Maintenance and Downtime
      • Setup Availability sets
      • Fault Domain and Update domain
      • Availability zone and scaling
      • Create and Implement Scale sets
      • Assisted practice: Create Scale sets
      • Implement and configure autoscaling
      • Assisted practice: Configure Autoscaling
      • Implement Virtual Machines Extensions
      • Implement Custom Script Extensions
      • Assisted practice: Install Software on Your VM
      • Assisted practice: Query System And Runtime Information About the VM
    • Lesson 02: Create and Configure an App Service

      • App Service Plan Pricing
      • Scaling Up the App Service Plan
      • Configure your app Service Plan Scaling
      • Assisted practice: Scale Up App Service
      • Implement Azure App Service Plan
      • Assisted practice: Deploy Your Code to App Service
      • App Service config (Continuous integration, Deployment Slot ,Securing ,backup and monitoring )
    • Lesson 03: Create and Configure Azure Containers and Desired State Configuration

      • Containers vs Virtual Machine
      • Explore ACI benefits
      • Implement container groups
      • Understand Docker Platform
      • Understand AKS Terminology
      • AKS cluster and Node Architecture
      • Assisted practice: Creating a AKS cluster
      • Aks Networking and Storage
      • AKS scaling
      • Assisted practice: Deploy a python app to AKS
      • Intro to Azure Automatic state configuration
      • Powershell DSC
      • Use powershell DSC to achieve desired state config
      • Assisted practice: Set up a DSC and configure a desired state
      • Create Scale Set and Install Web Server on it Using ARM Template
  • Section 06: Configure and Manage Virtual Networking

    • Lesson 01: Administer Virtual Networking

      • Plan Virtual Network, Subnet and IP addressing
      • Assisted practice: Create subnet and vnet
      • IP addressing
      • Intro to nsg and firewall
      • Assisted practice: Creation of nsg
      • Determine Azure Firewall Use
      • Create Azure Firewall and rules
      • Assisted practice: Create azure Firewall Rules
      • Identify and verify custom domains
      • Create DNS zones
      • Assisted practice: Create DNS zones
      • Delegate DNS zone and delegate it
      • Plan for Private DNS zones
      • Assisted practice: Private DNS zones
    • Lesson 02: Administer Intersite connectivity

      • VNET Peering
      • Determine Gateway Transit and Connectivity Needs
      • Create VNET peering
      • Assisted practice: Configure Vnet Peering
      • Determine Service Chaining use
      • VPN gateway use and SKU and crete S2S connections
      • Assisted practice: Create A VPN gateway
      • Determine express route uses capabilities and comparison
      • Determine Virtual WAN uses
    • Lesson 03: Administer network traffic

      • Review System Routes and User defined routes
      • Determine Service endpoint uses
      • Identify private Link uses
      • Assisted practice: Create An NVA
      • Implement and configure Load balancers
      • Assisted practice: Create An Load Balancer
      • Implement Azure Application gateway
      • Create Application Gateway with Path-Based Routing
  • Section 07: Monitor and Backup Azure Resources

    • Lesson 01: Administer Data Protection

      • Implement Azure Backup Center
      • Configure Recovery Services Vault backup options
      • Implement on-premises file and folder backup
      • Configure the Microsoft Azure Recovery Services Agent
      • Assisted practice: Backup Azure File share
      • Protect Virtual Machine Data
      • Create Virtual Machine Snapshot
      • Backup and Restore Virtual machine
      • Implement Azure Backup server
      • Compare Backup Options
      • Manage Soft Delete
      • Implement Site Recovery
      • Assisted practice: Create a Virtual Machine Backup
    • Lesson 02: Administer Monitoring

      • Describe Azure Monitor Key Capabilities
      • Understand Azure Monitor Components
      • Define Metrics and Logs
      • Identify Data Type
      • Describe Activity Logs Event
      • Query the Activity Logs
      • Assisted practice: Enable Disaster Recovery for Azure VMs
      • Manage Azure Monitor Alerts
      • Create Alert Rules
      • Create Action Group
      • Determine Log Analytics Usage
      • Create and Define Data Source
      • Visualize and Structure Log Analytics Data
      • Describe Network Watcher Features and Components
      • Assisted practice: Set up a log analytics workspace
      • Configure Action Group to Notify in Case of Any Events Within Azure Infrastructure

AZ-104 Exam & Certification

Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate Training Course in Houston
  • Is Microsoft Azure Administrator certification training course accredited?

    Yes, Simplilearn is a Silver Microsoft Partner, and this course is accredited by Microsoft.

  • How should I prepare for Microsoft Azure Administrator exam?

    Simplilearn’s Microsoft Azure Administrator certification training course in Houston is aligned with the requirements of the exam. As such, our experienced trainers will help you learn to use the Azure Admin platform and prepare for the certification exam. The successful completion of Simplilearn’s Azure Administrator training will allow you to pass the certification exam and get certified.

  • In what languages are Microsoft Azure Administrator exams available?

    The Azure Administrator exams can be taken in a variety of languages. The exams are available in English, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), and Russian. Those who have to take the test in English and aren’t comfortable with it can appeal for additional time. 

  • Does this new exam and certification replace any existing Azure exams?

    Yes, this Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate AZ-104 is the replacement for Exam AZ-103. This holistic curriculum prepares you for the exam.

  • What is the difference between Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate Certification AZ:104 and AZ:103?

    Microsoft Azure certifications are often important in software and IT fields. Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate AZ-104 and AZ-103 exams are essential for those who want to become a Microsoft Azure Admin. Here are some of the primary differences between AZ-104 and AZ-103 certification exams: 

    Exam domains and main focus 

    One of the most significant differences between AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator and AZ-103 is the primary domains and main focus on the topics. 

    AZ-103 certification exam is mainly focused on the following domains and topics: 

    • Implement and manage storage

    • Azure subscriptions and resources management 

    • Virtual network deployment and management

    • Identity management 

    • Deploy and manage Azure subscriptions, and adjust resources

    Coming to the AZ-104 exam, the primary focus is on these domains:

    • Manage Azure identities and governance

    • Computing resources deployment and management

    • Configuring and controlling virtual networks.

    • Backup and maintain Azure resources

    • Implement and manage storage

    Active status 

    Previously, the AZ-103 exam was essential to obtain the Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate certification. As of now, AZ-103 is retired, while AZ-104 is still active. However, if you have AZ-103 certification, it is not necessary to complete AZ-104 in order to maintain your certification.


    Coming to the AZ-103, the test was available in 4 different languages like English, Korean, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese. AZ-104 was initially available in only English, but it is now available in a wide range of languages, including Korean, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Italian, French, Spanish, Indonesian, Arabic, German, Russian, and Portuguese. 

  • Is the az 104 exam fee included in the course fee?

    Yes, the exam fee is included in the course fee.

  • How much do the Microsoft Azure Administrator certification exams cost?

    The cost of the Exam AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator is $1,099 USD plus taxes (for US residents) each and INR 28,000 plus taxes (for India residents) each. This fee is paid to Microsoft when you register for your exam.

  • Do you provide assistance for the az 104 exam application process?

    Yes, our Help and Support team can provide you with assistance for the exam application process.

  • If I need to cancel my enrollment, can I get a refund?

    Yes, you can cancel your enrollment if necessary. We will refund the course price after deducting an administration fee. To learn more, please read our Refund Policy.

  • How can I learn more about this az 104 certification training program?

    Contact us using the form on the right of any page on the Simplilearn website, or select the Live Chatbot. Our customer service representatives can provide you with more details.

  • How can I pass the Microsoft Azure Administrator exam in my first attempt?

    Simplilearn’s training course is designed to give you all of the skill-sets necessary to successfully complete the required projects and help you pass Exam AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator in your first attempt. Please note that this course does not guarantee you will pass in your first attempt but you will be armed with all of the knowledge to do so.

  • How do I order books and study materials?

    When you take Simplilearn’s Microsoft Azure Administrator certification, you won’t need additional study materials. Everything you need to pass the certification exam will be provided in the course.

  • How long is the Microsoft Azure Administrator certification valid?

    This certification is valid as per Microsoft discretion. Retired certifications (i.e. certification for technologies that are no longer being used) move to the retired section of a candidate’s transcript. 

  • Where can I download the Microsoft Azure exam application?

    You can download the application for the Azure certification here. 

  • What is required to earn the Azure Administrator certification?

    To earn the Azure Developer certification, you must pass the following exam:

    AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator

    NOTE: This exam is a replacement of AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator which got updated to AZ-104 on APRIL 2, 2020. You will be able to take the old exam until it retires on August 31, 2020.

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  • Develop skills for real career growthCutting-edge curriculum designed in guidance with industry and academia to develop job-ready skills
  • Learn from experts active in their field, not out-of-touch trainersLeading practitioners who bring current best practices and case studies to sessions that fit into your work schedule.
  • Learn by working on real-world problemsCapstone projects involving real world data sets with virtual labs for hands-on learning
  • Structured guidance ensuring learning never stops24x7 Learning support from mentors and a community of like-minded peers to resolve any conceptual doubts

Microsoft Azure Training FAQs

  • What is Azure Admin?

    Previously called Windows Azure, Microsoft Azure is a public cloud computing platform by Microsoft. This cloud computing platform is known for offering a wide range of services, such as storage, databases, computing, networking, analytics, and many more. 

    All these services can be utilized by businesses to build, deploy, and manage applications in the cloud. This helps organizations scale their IT infrastructure and services on demand. Microsoft Azure provides 4 forms of cloud computing, which are: software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), serverless functions, and platform as a service (PaaS).

  • What is Microsoft Azure?

    Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform that allows individuals and organizations to deploy web applications, virtual servers, and IT platforms. It also allows them to host databases, perform analytics, and store data.

  • Who are the trainers for az 104 certification training program?

    For Simplilearn’s Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator AZ-104 course training, we have Certified trainers. They have more than 15 years of subject matter expertise in Microsoft Azure and can help you master every concept related to the organization's Microsoft Azure environment. 

  • What is a Cloud Administrator?

    Cloud administrators are cloud professionals whose responsibility is to control and maintain cloud-based resources and services for organizations. Within an organization's cloud environment, they manage storage, virtual machines, networking, etc. 

    Cloud administrators also install cloud services for clients and collaborate with other cloud engineers to make sure the networks are working well. They make sure that the resources are working smoothly and also guarantee the performance and security of the Azure cloud environment.

  • How do I get access to the Azure Platform?

    There are plenty of ways you can get access to the Azure portal. You can create a free account in Microsoft Azure and use limited services. From the date when the account is created, you can access the Azure portal and try their services for free for the next 12 months. 

    Another way is to opt for the pay-as-you-go subscription option. You can pay USD 200 and pay only for the resources you use. You can cancel this subscription anytime and you do not have to pay any fee to maintain your account. 

    With the “Azure for Students” option, you can credit USD 100 into your account and try the free developer tools. You do not need a credit card to access the Azure portal. 

  • What tools do I need to attend the training sessions?

    The system requirements to attend this online training are quite basic:

    • OS: Windows any version above XP SP3 & Mac any version above OS X 10.6
    • Internet Speed: Preferably above 512 KBPS
    • Headset: Any decent headset and microphone which can be used to talk and hear clearly
    • PowerShell Client on MacOS or Windows
    • Azure Trial from Microsoft or Paid Subscription

  • What is Global Teaching Assistance?

    Our teaching assistants are here to help you get certified in your first attempt. They are a dedicated team of subject matter experts to help you at every step and enrich your learning experience from class onboarding to project mentoring and job assistance. They engage with the students proactively to ensure the course path is followed. Teaching Assistance is available during business hours.

  • What is covered under the 24/7 Support promise?

    We offer 24/7 support through email, chat, and calls. We also have a dedicated team that provides on-demand assistance through our community forum. What’s more, you will have lifetime access to the community forum, even after completion of your course with us.

  • What is online classroom training?

    All of the classes are conducted via live online streaming. They are interactive sessions that enable you to ask questions and participate in discussions during class time.

  • How do I register for this online training course by Simplilearn?

    If you want to enroll in Simplilearn’s AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator course, follow the below steps: 

    • Visit the Simplilearn website and go to the Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate AZ-104 course. 

    • Under the “Training options” section, click on the "Enroll now" button.

    • Enter your details (name, phone number, email, and address) 

    • Make the payment by choosing any of the payment options (Visa Credit or Debit Card, PayPal, American Express, MasterCard, or Diner’s Club) 

    • After the payment is made, you can access learning materials, classes, mock tests or practice exams via your email. 

  • What certification will I receive after completing the Azure Administrator training?

    After successful completion of the Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate Certification training, you will be awarded the course completion certificate from Simplilearn.

  • Is this live training, or will I watch pre-recorded videos?

    If you enrol for self-paced e-learning, you will have access to pre-recorded videos. If you enrol for the online classroom Flexi Pass, you will have access to live training conducted online as well as the pre-recorded videos.

  • What If I miss a session?

    We provide recordings of each session you attend for future reference.

  • How do I become an Azure Administrator?

    If you want to become a Microsoft Azure Administrator, you need to enroll in an AZ-104 certification course and complete the training. You should have deep knowledge and skills in Azure administration. It is better to participate in real-time projects to gain hands-on experience. After gaining the required skills and knowledge, apply for and pass the AZ-104 exam. After obtaining the certification, you can apply for numerous employment opportunities and become an Azure Admin.

  • What is Azure used for?

    As a cloud computing platform, Microsoft Azure offers various solutions, such as IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS that can be used to maintain Azure resources such as databases, storage, networking, and many more. With Azure, one can build web applications and test and host them on the platform. 

    You can integrate and sync virtual devices and also distribute an Azure Active Directory environment globally. Using Azure, you can easily implement and manage backup and recovery solutions and keep the data and applications safe. Hosting the system domains or DNS domains on Azure is also possible. 

    Organizations can safely store huge amounts of structured, unstructured, and semi-structured data on Azure's storage solutions, which are scalable and secure. In addition to that, you can develop virtual machines in various configurations within a few seconds.

  • Is the Azure Administrator course difficult to learn?

    Depending on your IT knowledge and previous experience, the difficulty level differs significantly. For instance, beginners without any IT knowledge may face difficulty with the Azure Administrator course initially. However, by attending classes and learning about Microsoft Azure concepts, it will become easy to learn. The Azure Admin course will be relatively easy to learn for individuals who have a fundamental understanding of IT basics, virtual networks, and are familiar with the cloud. 

  • How do beginners learn Azure Administration?

    For beginners, it is best to enroll in a training course to learn Azure administration. Simplilearn’s Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate AZ-104 course is taught by experts and covers everything you need to learn about Microsoft Azure. This includes: 

    • Introduction to Microsoft Azure and role based access control

    • Manage Azure identities and governance 

    • Implement and manage storage

    • Deploy and manage Azure compute resources 

    • Configure and manage virtual networking 

    • Monitor and backup resources, etc. 

    In addition to that, Microsoft provides some free online courses and learning paths that are specifically made for individuals new to Azure. Candidates can also try these free online courses, read e-books related to Azure administration, attend webinars, practice questions, and participate in real-life projects to get hands-on experience. 

  • Is an Azure Administrator certification worth it?

    Microsoft Azure Administrator certification is definitely worth obtaining because of its various benefits. Firstly, this certification helps you understand core Azure administration principles and essential Azure skills. Many organizations are shifting to the cloud, so the demand for Azure Admins is increasing steadily. 

    Companies are also prioritizing candidates who have Azure Administrator certification because of their ability to handle the Microsoft Azure environment of the organization. In comparison to regular employees, professionals with Microsoft Azure Administrator certification are obtaining higher salary packages. This certification also opens doors to better employment opportunities globally.

  • What are the job roles available after getting an Azure Administrator certification?

    After obtaining Microsoft Azure Administrator certification, there are plenty of jobs available for the candidates, such as: 

    1. Azure Administrator 

    2. Cloud Architect

    3. Solutions Architect

    4. Cloud Engineer 

    5. Cloud Developer  

    6. Cloud Systems Engineer

    7. Cloud Security Engineer

    8. DevOps Engineer 

    9. Network Security Manager

    10. Cloud Consultant 

    11. Software Administrator

  • What skills should an Azure Administrator know?

    Here are some of the vital skills Azure Admins should have: 

    • In-depth knowledge of Azure, cloud services models, and deployment options. 

    • Be proficient in core Azure services (manage virtual networking, storage, databases, etc.)

    • Learn how to deploy and manage Azure services and adjust resources

    • Know how to monitor backup resources, manage storage, configure networks, etc. 

    • Master recommended Azure knowledge like Azure identities and governance, Azure Active Directory, virtual networking, Azure Kubernetes, etc.

    • Learn how to efficiently use Azure CLI and manage Azure compute resources

    • Azure security, Azure workloads, and backup and recovery skills 

    • Understanding of scripting languages  

    • Critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and collaboration skills

  • Which companies hire Azure Administrators?

    Upon completing this Azure administrator certification training, you can seek employment with companies like Microsoft, Accenture, Mindtree, Tata Consultancy Services, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Capgemini, HCL Technologies, and ITC.

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