Exam AZ-104 : Azure Administrator & AZ-305: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies

The Azure Administrator course is designed to teach IT professionals how to manage their Azure subscriptions, secure identities, administer the infrastructure, configure virtual networking, connect Azure and on-premises sites, manage network traffic, implement storage solutions, create and scale virtual machines, implement web apps and containers, back up and share data, and monitor your solution

Azure Pre-Requisites

Before attending this course, students must have the following technical knowledge:

  • Completed the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification in Windows Server 2022 or Windows Server 2019.
  • Understanding of on-premises virtualization technologies, including: Virtual Machines (VMs), virtual networking, and virtual hard disks.
  • Understanding of network configuration, including: TCP/IP, Domain Name System (DNS), Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), Firewalls, and Encryption Technologies.
  • Understanding of websites, including: how to create, configure, monitor and deploy a website on Internet Information Services (IIS).
  • Understanding of Active Directory (AD) concepts, including: domains, forests, domain controllers, replication, Kerberos v5 protocol, and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).
  • Understanding of resilience and disaster recovery, including backup and restore operations.


  1. Introduction
  2. Deploying Virtual Machines
  4. Type1 Hypervisor, Type2 Hypervisor
  5.  Types of Hardware Virtualization
    • Full Virtualization
    • Emulation Virtualization
    • Paravirtualization

II. Introduction to Cloud Computing

  1. Similar concepts
  2. Characteristics
  3. Service models

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)

Platform as a service (PaaS)

Software as a service (SaaS)

Serverless computing

Function as a service (FaaS)

Firewall as a Service (FWaas)

4.0 Deployment models

4.1 Private cloud

4.2 Public cloud

4.3 Hybrid cloud

  1. Architecture
  2. Security and privacy
  3. Limitations and Disadvantages


III. Azure Administration

Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft Azure

Cloud technology overview

Overview of Azure

Managing Azure with the Azure portal

Managing Azure with Windows PowerShell

Overview of Azure Resource Manager

Azure management services

Module 2: Implementing and managing Azure networking

Overview of Azure networking

Implementing and managing virtual networks

Configuring Azure virtual network

Configuring virtual network connectivity

Overview of Azure networking in IaaS

Module 3: Implementing virtual machines

Overview of IaaS virtual machines

Planning for Azure Virtual Machines

Deploying IaaS virtual machines

Authoring Azure Resource Manager templates

Overview of IaaS virtual machines

Module 4: Implementing virtual machines

Configuring virtual machines

Configuring virtual machine disks

Configuring virtual machine Scale Set

Configuring virtual machine availability Set

Managing and monitoring Azure virtual machines

Managing IaaS virtual machines

Module 5: Implementing Azure App Service

Introduction to App Service

Planning app deployment in App Service

Implementing and maintaining web apps

Configuring web apps

Monitoring web apps and WebJobs

Implementing mobile apps

Traffic Manager

Module 6: Planning and implementing storage, backup, and recovery services

Planning storage

Implementing and managing Azure Storage

Implementing Azure Storage Explorer

Implementing Azure content delivery networks

Implementing Azure Backup

Planning and implementing Azure Site Recovery

Module 7: Planning and implementing Azure SQL Database

Planning and deploying Azure SQL Database

Implementing and managing Azure SQL Database

Managing Azure SQL Database security

Monitoring Azure SQL Database

Managing Azure SQL Database business continuity

Module 8: Implementing PaaS cloud services

Planning and deploying PaaS cloud services

Managing and maintaining cloud services

Module 9: Implementing Azure Active Directory

Creating and managing Azure AD tenants

Configuring application and resource access with Azure AD

Overview of Azure AD Premium

Azure AD Multi Factor Authentication

Azure AD Registered Devices

Azure AD with Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)

Azure AD with Custom DNS

Module 10: Managing an Active Directory infrastructure in a hybrid environment

Extending an on-premises Active Directory domain to Azure

Implementing directory synchronization by using

Azure AD Connect

Module 11: Implementing Azure-based management and automation (Theory)

Implementing OMS

Implementing Azure Automation

Implementing Automation run books

Managing Azure Automation

Module 12: Implementing Azure Infrastructure and Management

Azure Resources Groups

Azure Network Security Groups

Azure File Sync

Azure Cost Management and Billing

Azure Pricing Calculator

Azure Virtual Network (vNET)

Azure Vnet peering

Azure Bastion