Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate Training Course in Los Angeles

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AZ-104 Certification Course Overview

Simplilearn’s Azure Administrator training 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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  • Simulation Test to get you Exam ready
  • Live virtual classes led by industry experts
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  • 24*7 support with dedicated mentoring sessions
  • Exam Voucher Included
  • 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
  • Exam Voucher Included
  • 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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Benefits

 

Microsoft Azure is one of the fastest-growing enterprise cloud platforms and helps professionals run more secure instances in the cloud. The RightScale 2019 State of the Cloud report states that the overall adoption of Microsoft Azure spiked from 45 to 52-percent in 2019.

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  • Annual Salary
    $32KMin
    ₹47KAverage
    ₹77KMax
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AZ-104 Course Curriculum

Eligibility

The Azure Administrator course is best suited for Azure administrators and engineers, system administrators looking to expand into Azure, and IT professionals.
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Pre-requisites

Learners need to possess an undergraduate degree. Prior knowledge of PowerShell and the Command Line Interface is necessary when enrolling in the Azure Administrator certification course. Familiarity with cloud infrastructure, ARM templates, Axure portal, networking, virtualization, and operating systems is also recommended.
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Course Content

  • Section 01: Self Paced Curriculum

    Preview
    • Lesson 01: Course Introduction

      08:22Preview
      • 1.01 Course Introduction
        04:47
      • 1.02 What Will You Learn
        03:35
    • Lesson 02: Manage Azure Identities and Governance

      01:17:36Preview
      • 2.01 Introduction
        01:22
      • 2.02 Azure Administrative Tools
        03:18
      • 2.03 Demo: Creating a Microsoft Azure Account
        02:21
      • 2.04 Demo: Working With Azure Powershell
        02:02
      • 2.05 Demo: Working With Azure CLI
        02:29
      • 2.06 Azure Tags
        00:43
      • 2.07 Managing Subscriptions and Implementing Cost Management
        03:00
      • 2.08 Resource Manager and Resource Groups
        01:37
      • 2.09 Managing Resources
        01:29
      • 2.10 ARM Template
        02:57
      • 2.11 Demo: Quickstart Templates
        05:53
      • 2.12 Cost Saving
        01:41
      • 2.13 Management Group Creation and Introduction to Azure Policy
        01:26
      • 2.14 Overview of Implementing Azure Policy
        01:17
      • 2.15 Implementing Azure Policy and Azure Policy definitions
        02:40
      • 2.16 Demo: Implementing an Azure policy
        04:12
      • 2.17 Role-Based Access Control(RBAC) and Role Assignment
        02:06
      • 2.18 Creating a Role Definition and Role Assignment
        01:34
      • 2.19 Evolution of Azure RBAC Roles
        02:30
      • 2.20 Demo: Create and Assign Roles
        01:27
      • 2.21 RBAC Roles and Resource Manager Locks
        02:26
      • 2.22 Demo: Create Locks on Resources
        03:29
      • 2.23 Introduction to Azure Active Directory
        04:01
      • 2.24 AD DS versus Active Directory and Azure Active Directory Editions
        02:29
      • 2.25 Implementing AD Join and Self-Service
        02:24
      • 2.26 Creating and Managing User Accounts in Azure
        02:51
      • 2.27 Creating Group Accounts and Administrative Units
        01:49
      • 2.28 Demo: Create users and Group Account
        03:51
      • 2.29 Demo: Insert Guest users to Directory
        01:37
      • 2.30 Demo: Create Administrative Unit
        05:25
      • 2.31 Quick Recap
        01:10
    • Lesson 03: Implement and Manage Storage

      01:18:08Preview
      • 3.01 Introduction
        01:20
      • 3.02 Azure Storage: Features, Services, and Account Types
        01:55
      • 3.03 Determine Replication Strategies
        03:18
      • 3.04 Demo: Create a Storage Account using Portal and CLI
        03:05
      • 3.05 Access and Secure Azure Storage Accounts
        01:58
      • 3.06 Implement Blob Storage
        02:09
      • 3.07 Demo: Creation of Blob Storage
        01:55
      • 3.08 Access Tiers and Lifecycle Management of Azure Storage
        03:17
      • 3.09 Demo: Blob Lifecycle Management Rules and Replication
        02:21
      • 3.10 Blob Object Replication and Blob Types
        02:50
      • 3.11 Storage Pricing and Security Capabilities
        03:06
      • 3.12 Creating Shared Access Signatures (SAS)
        02:23
      • 3.13 Demo: Create Shared Access Signatures
        03:49
      • 3.14 Storage Service Encryption (SSE) and Encryption Keys
        01:31
      • 3.15 Storage Security Best Practices
        01:34
      • 3.16 Compare Azure Files to Azure Blobs
        01:43
      • 3.17 Overview of File Share Snapshot
        01:35
      • 3.18 Demo: Create Azure File Share
        04:01
      • 3.19 Demo: Create File Share Snapshot
        02:36
      • 3.20 Overview of Azure File Sync
        02:23
      • 3.21 Demo: Deploy File Sync
        12:33
      • 3.22 Configure Storage with Tools
        02:37
      • 3.23 Demo: Azure Storage Explorer
        05:30
      • 3.24 Demo: Azcopy
        07:23
      • 3.25 Quick Recap
        01:16
    • Lesson 04: Deploy and Manage Azure Compute Resources

      01:37:46Preview
      • 4.01 Introduction
        01:42
      • 4.02 Cloud Service Responsibilities
        02:37
      • 4.03 Planning Virtual Machines
        01:56
      • 4.04 Determine Virtual Machine Sizing and Storage
        03:19
      • 4.05 Create Virtual Machines
        01:12
      • 4.06 Demo: Create a Virtual Machine from Portal and CLI
        04:28
      • 4.07 Accessing Virtual Machines in Azure Windows and Linux Virtual Machines
        02:24
      • 4.08 Demo: Connect to a Windows Virtual Machine
        01:10
      • 4.09 Demo: Connect to a Linux Virtual Machine
        03:18
      • 4.10 Demo: Explore Other VM Images
        01:49
      • 4.11 Plan for Maintenance and Downtime
        01:36
      • 4.12 Availability Sets
        01:10
      • 4.13 Update and Fault Domains
        01:06
      • 4.14 Availabilty Zone
        01:07
      • 4.15 Vertical Scaling vs. Horizontal Scaling
        01:11
      • 4.16 Virtual Machine Scale Sets
        02:51
      • 4.17 Demo: Create Scale Sets and Autoscaling
        03:07
      • 4.18 Implement and Configure Autoscaling
        02:08
      • 4.19 Implement Custom Script Extensions
        01:35
      • 4.20 Demo: Install Software on your VM
        04:32
      • 4.21 Demo: Query System and Runtime Information About the VM
        01:55
      • 4.22 Azure App Service Plans
        02:04
      • 4.23 Azure App Service Plan Scaling and Implementation
        02:35
      • 4.24 Demo: Scale Up App Service and Deploy Your Code to App Service
        10:24
      • 4.25 Continuous Integration and Deployment
        01:17
      • 4.26 Deployment Slots
        02:28
      • 4.27 Secure App Service
        01:22
      • 4.28 Create Custom Domain Names
        02:35
      • 4.29 Features of Backup and Application Insights
        02:35
      • 4.30 Containers vs. Virtual Machine
        02:51
      • 4.31 Features and Benefits of Azure Container Instances and Container Groups
        02:09
      • 4.32 Understanding the Docker Platform
        01:03
      • 4.33 Understanding AKS Terminology Clusters Nodes
        02:43
      • 4.34 Configure AKS Storage
        03:11
      • 4.35 Demo: Create an AKS Cluster and Deploy a Python App to AKS
        04:25
      • 4.36 Azure Automation Configuration and Implement Desired State Configuration
        01:32
      • 4.37 Demo: Set up a DSC and Configure a Desired State
        06:47
      • 4.38 Recap
        01:32
    • Lesson 05: Spotlight

      03:05
      • 5.01 Spotlight
        03:05
    • Lesson 06: Configure and Manage Virtual Networking

      01:59:14Preview
      • 6.01 Introduction
        01:32
      • 6.02 Virtual Network
        02:30
      • 6.03 Subnets
        03:04
      • 6.04 Address
        02:03
      • 6.05 Types of IP Address
        02:20
      • 6.06 Demo: Create Subnet and VNET
        01:50
      • 6.07 Implementing NSG and Determining and Creating NSG Rules
        03:16
      • 6.08 Demo: Creation of NSG
        06:54
      • 6.09 Create Azure Firewall Rules
        02:39
      • 6.10 Demo: Create Azure Firewall Rules
        18:40
      • 6.11 Azure Domain Name Service
        02:54
      • 6.12 Demo: Create DNS Zones
        01:30
      • 6.13 DNS Domains and Record Sets
        01:09
      • 6.14 Private DNS Zones
        02:38
      • 6.15 Demo: Private DNS Zones
        01:58
      • 6.16 VNet Peering Connections
        02:07
      • 6.17 Demo: Create VNET Peering
        05:48
      • 6.18 Determine Gateway Transits, VNet Peering, and Service Chaining Uses
        01:46
      • 6.19 VPN Gateway Uses
        01:53
      • 6.20 Create VPN Gateway
        01:54
      • 6.21 Determine VPN Gateway Type SKU and Generation
        01:40
      • 6.22 Create Local Network Gateway On Premises VPN Device Connection
        02:13
      • 6.23 Determine High Availability Scenarios
        01:38
      • 6.24 Demo: Create a VPN Gateway
        01:45
      • 6.25 Azure Express Route
        02:08
      • 6.26 Site to Site Express Route Coexistence and Comparison of Intersite
        01:37
      • 6.27 Virtual WAN
        01:05
      • 6.28 Virtual System Routes and User Defined Routes
        01:50
      • 6.29 Service Endpoint and Azure Private Link
        01:43
      • 6.30 Demo: Create an NVA
        09:08
      • 6.31 Azure Load Balancer Public and Internal
        02:01
      • 6.32 Determine Load Balancer SKUs and Backend Pool Configuration
        01:09
      • 6.33 Load Balancer Rules, Azure Load Balancer and Session Persistence
        02:07
      • 6.34 Health Probe
        01:35
      • 6.35 Demo: Create a Load Balancer
        13:16
      • 6.36 Application Gateway
        01:14
      • 6.37 Application Gateway Routing
        01:38
      • 6.38 Application Gateway Components
        01:41
      • 6.39 Recap
        01:21
    • Lesson 07: Monitor and Backup Azure Resources

      46:03Preview
      • 7.01 Introduction
        01:25
      • 7.02 Azure Backup Center and Recovery Services Vault
        02:23
      • 7.03 Configure On Premises Backup and Azure Recovery Services Agent
        01:41
      • 7.04 Demo: Backup Azure File Share
        04:36
      • 7.05 Backup of VMs
        02:50
      • 7.06 Backup and Restore Azure Virtual Machines
        01:26
      • 7.07 Microsoft Azure Backup Server
        01:07
      • 7.08 Compare Backup Options
        02:09
      • 7.09 Manage Soft Delete
        00:49
      • 7.10 Implement Azure Site Recovery
        01:35
      • 7.11 Demo: Backup Virtual Machine from VM settings
        02:16
      • 7.12 Demo: Setup Disaster Recovery for Azure VMs
        01:51
      • 7.13 Azure Monitor
        01:31
      • 7.14 Azure Monitor Data Platform and Data Sources
        01:24
      • 7.15 Activity Log Event and Querying the Activity Logs
        01:09
      • 7.16 Managing and Creating Azure Alert Rules
        02:30
      • 7.17 Demo: Use Activity Log Alerts to Alert Azure Infrastructure
        03:00
      • 7.18 Determining Log Analytics Uses and Creating Workspace
        01:35
      • 7.19 Creating Connected Sources and Data Sources
        01:33
      • 7.20 Log Analytics Data Structuring Log Analytics Queries
        01:33
      • 7.21 Demo: Setup Log Analytics Workspace
        03:03
      • 7.22 Network Watcher Features and Components
        03:24
      • 7.23 Quick Recap
        01:13
    • Lesson 08: Spotlight

      01:35
      • 8.01 Spotlight
        01:35
  • Section 02: Course Introduction

    Preview
    • 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

    Preview
    • 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

    Preview
    • 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

    Preview
    • 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

    Preview
    • 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

    Preview
    • 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 Los Angeles
  • What benefits do learners receive through Simplilearn’s collaboration with Microsoft Azure?

    Upon completing the Microsoft Azure courses at Simplilearn, learners will gain the following advantages:

    • They'll earn an official course completion badge/certificate available on the Microsoft Learn portal.

    • Students can obtain an official Microsoft course completion transcript, validating their successful program completion.

  • 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.

    Languages 

    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 this az 104 certification course accredited?

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

  • 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 should I prepare for Microsoft Azure Administrator exam?

    Simplilearn’s Microsoft Azure Administrator training 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.

  • 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. 
     

  • In what languages are Microsoft Azure Administrator exams available?

    The Azure 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. 
     

  • 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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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. 

  • Is Azure Administrator a good career option?

    Yes. Azure Admin is a highly promising career with increasing demand in the job market. There are numerous companies in the list of Fortune 500 that use Microsoft Azure, so there is a high demand for Azure Administrators. 

    In addition, as more and more businesses start migrating to the cloud, professionals who know how to manage and administer core Azure services will be given the top priority. Azure Admins also earn competitive annual salaries and there is a high career growth potential as well.

  • 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 does Azure Administrator do?

    To manage the organization’s cloud infrastructure on Microsoft Azure, the Azure Admin plays an important role. Here are some of the primary Azure Administrator roles and responsibilities:

    • Monitor and troubleshoot Azure services 

    • Configure and manage virtual networking 

    • Manage and deploy Azure solutions 

    • Implement security and manage Azure identities and governance

    • Monitor resources and log analytics

    • Manage Azure subscriptions and profiles 

    • Implement and manage Azure storage accounts

    • Manage Azure compute resources and Azure storage accounts

    • Collaborate with other cloud professionals 

  • 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

  • What industries use Azure Administration most?

    From startups to large enterprises, organizations are increasingly using Azure Administration to reduce costs, enhance scalability, increase security, and adapt to customer needs. Here is the list of the top industries that use Azure Administration the most: 

    1. Information Technology 

    2. Software 

    3. E-commerce 

    4. Staffing and recruiting 

    5. Oil and gas 

    6. Finance and insurance 

    7. Management consultation 

    8. Retail 

    9. Education 

    10. Healthcare  

  • 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.

  • What book do you suggest reading for Azure Administration?

    While taking this Azure administrator course, you can look into the following books for further reference: 

    • Microsoft Azure Administrator – Exam Guide AZ-103 by Sjoukje Zaal
    • Exam Ref AZ-103 Microsoft Azure Administrator by Michael Washam
    • Microsoft Azure Administrator Exam Prep (AZ-104) by Lalit Rawat
    • Exam Ref AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator by Harshul Patel
    • Exam Ref AZ-204 Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure by Santiago Munoz 
       

  • What is the pay scale of Azure Administrators across the world?

    As the demand for Azure administrators is rising, you can obtain jobs with competitive salary packages. Here's an overview of the payscale of Azure administrators across different countries: 

    Country 

    Annual Base Pay of Azure Admins

    India 

    INR 400,000 to INR 800,000 

    United States of America

    USD 79,000 to USD 133,000

    United Kingdom 

    GBP 19,000 to GBP 27,000 

    Australia 

    AUD 125,000 to AUD 189,000

    Canada 

    CAD 40,000 to CAD 74,000

  • How to do Exam Prep AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate Specialization?

    If you want to prepare for the AZ-104 specialization test, you need to complete the training course. Make sure to enroll in a Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate AZ-104 course and attend all the classes. 

    Learn about Microsoft Azure environment, DevOps solutions, Azure workloads, application development, Azure networking, storage, organization’s security and governance, virtual networks, Azure Kubernetes service, and many more. After completing the course, you can also partake in practical real-time projects to gain more subject matter expertise on how to implement and control an organization's Microsoft Azure environment. 

  • How long does it take to complete the AZ 104 certification?

    Based on your experience, learning pace, IT architecture knowledge, and course length, the estimated time to complete the AZ 104 certification differs greatly. For instance, you can complete Simplilearn’s AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator course in about 40 hours if you dedicate enough time to attend classes and finish the assignments. 

    However, beginners who enroll in the AZ-104 course may take anywhere between 6 weeks to 5 months to complete the course and obtain the Microsoft Azure Administrator certification. In addition to that, you will be able to learn everything about the Azure environment and be ready for the exam. 

  • Do I need to take the azure 104 courses in a specific order?

    There is no need to take the courses in any specific order for AZ 104 Azure administrator certification path. This is because each course is independent and designed to be self-contained, so the content of the course content does not rely on knowledge gained from other courses. 

    You can start with topics that you are interested in or those that seem relevant to your current requirements. In addition to that, you can take courses that match your schedule without worrying about the specific sequence.

  • What will I be able to do upon completing the azure 104 specialization?

    After completing the AZ 104 Microsoft Azure Administrator specialization, you will gain a deep understanding of Microsoft Azure administration concepts that will be covered in the AZ-104 exam. With this knowledge, you can easily crack the AZ 104 exam and get more employment opportunities. 

    This specialization will help you know how to manage virtual networking, Azure storage accounts, Azure compute resources, and many more. In addition to that, you can improve your career prospects in cloud administration.

  • Is this AZ 104 certification really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?

    Yes, the AZ-104 certification course is 100% online and there is no need to attend the classes in person. Simplilearn offers 90 days of access to the live classes for the Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate AZ-104 course, so you can attend the classes as per your schedule. 

    There are a total of 10 sessions and each session lasts about 4 hours. You can easily access the learning AZ-104 certification materials, practice exams, and apply for the actual exam online. Therefore, there is no requirement to attend any in-person classes. 

  • What is the cost of the AZ 104 exam in India?

    If you want to take the AZ 104 exam in India, you are required to pay about INR 4,800. The cost of the AZ-104 certification exam varies depending on the region or the country the exam is conducted. For instance, the certification exam cost in the United States is USD 165. 

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