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What You Will Learn

This course teaches 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.

Audience

 

This course is for Azure Administrators. The Azure Administrator implements, manages, and monitors identity, governance, storage, compute, and virtual networks in a cloud environment. The Azure Administrator will provision, size, monitor, and adjust resources as appropriate. This course prepares candidates for the Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate certification. To achieve this certification, candidates are required to pass the Exam AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator, which measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: manage Azure identities and governance; implement and manage storage; deploy and manage Azure compute resources; configure and manage virtual networking; and monitor and back up Azure resources. Candidates attempting this exam should have a minimum of six months of hands-on experience administering Azure. Candidates should have a strong understanding of core Azure services, Azure workloads, security, and governance. Candidates for this exam should have experience in using PowerShell, the Command Line Interface, Azure Portal, and ARM templates.

 

Prerequisites

 

• Successful Azure Administrators start this role with experience on operating systems, virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures, and networking.

• Understanding of on-premises virtualization technologies, including: 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 Active Directory concepts, including domains, forests, domain controllers, replication, Kerberos protocol, and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).

• Understanding of resilience and disaster recovery, including backup and restore operations.

Methodology

This program will be conducted with interactive lectures, PowerPoint presentation, discussion and practical exercise.

Modules

Module 1 : Identity

In this module, you will learn how to secure identities

with Azure Active Directory and implement users and groups

 

Lessons 

• Azure Active Directory

• Users and Groups

 

Lab: Manage Azure Active Directory Identities

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Secure and manage identities with Azure Active Directory.

• Implement and manage users and groups. 

Module 2: Governance and Compliance

In this module, you will learn about managing your

subscriptions and accounts, implementing Azure policies,

and using Role-Based Access Control. 

 

Lessons 

• Subscriptions and Accounts 

• Azure Policy 

• Role-based Access Control (RBAC)

 

Lab: Manage Subscriptions and RBAC

Lab: Manage Governance via Azure Policy

 

After completing this module, students will be able to: 

• Implement and manage Azure subscriptions and accounts.

• Implement Azure Policy, including custom policies. 

• Use RBAC to assign permissions.

Module 3: Azure Administration

In this module, you will learn about the tools an

Azure Administrator uses to manage their infrastructure.

This includes the Azure Portal, Cloud Shell, Azure PowerShell,

CLI, and Resource Manager Templates. This module includes: 

 

Lessons 

• Azure Resource Manager

• Azure Portal and Cloud Shell

• Azure PowerShell and CLI

• ARM Templates

 

Lab: Manage Azure resources by Using the Azure Portal 

Lab: Manage Azure resources by Using ARM Templates

Lab: Manage Azure resources by Using Azure PowerShell

Lab: Manage Azure resources by Using Azure CLI

 

After completing this module, students will be able to: 

• Leverage Azure Resource Manager to organize resources.

• Use the Azure Portal and Cloud Shell.

• Use Azure PowerShell and CLI.

• Use ARM Templates to deploy resources.

Module 4: Virtual Networking

In this module, you will learn about basic virtual networking

concepts like virtual networks and subnetting, IP addressing,

network security groups, Azure Firewall, and Azure DNS, 

 

Lessons 

• Virtual Networks 

• IP Addressing 

• Network Security groups 

• Azure Firewall

• Azure DNS

 

Lab: Implement Virtual Networking

 

After completing this module, students will be able to: 

• Implement virtual networks and subnets.

• Configure public and private IP addressing.

• Configure network security groups. 

• Configure Azure Firewall. 

• Configure private and public DNS zones. 

Module 5: Intersite Connectivity

In this module, you will learn about intersite connectivity

features including VNet Peering, Virtual Network Gateways,

and Site-to-Site Connections. 

 

Lessons 

• VNet Peering 

• VPN Gateway Connections

• ExpressRoute and Virtual WAN

 

Lab: Implement Intersite Connectivity 

 

After completing this module, students will be able to: 

• Configure VNet Peering. 

• Configure VPN gateways. 

• Choose the appropriate intersite connectivity solution.

Module 6: Network Traffic Management

In this module, you will learn about network traffic strategies

including network routing and service endpoints, Azure Load

Balancer, Azure Application Gateway, and Traffic Manager. 

 

Lessons 

• Network Routing and Endpoints

• Azure Load Balancer 

• Azure Application Gateway

• Traffic Manager

 

Lab: Implement Traffic Management

 

After completing this module, students will be able to: 

• Configure network routing including custom routes and service endpoints. 

• Configure an Azure Load Balancer. 

• Configure and Azure Application Gateway. 

• Choose the appropriate network traffic solution.

Module 7: Azure Storage

In this module, you will learn about basic storage features

including storage accounts, blob storage, Azure files and

File Sync, storage security, and storage tools. 

 

Lessons 

• Storage Accounts

• Blob Storage

• Storage Security

• Azure Files and File Sync 

• Managing Storage

 

Lab: Manage Azure storage

 

After completing this module, students will be able to: 

• Create Azure storage accounts.

• Configure blob containers. 

• Secure Azure storage. 

• Configure Azure files shares and file sync. 

• Manage storage with tools such as Storage Explorer

Module 8: Azure Virtual Machines

In this module, you will learn about Azure virtual machines

including planning, creating, availability and extensions. 

 

Lessons 

• Virtual Machine Planning

• Creating Virtual Machines

• Virtual Machine Availability 

• Virtual Machine Extensions

 

Lab: Manage virtual machines

 

After completing this module, students will be able to: 

• Plan for virtual machine implementations. 

• Create virtual machines. 

• Configure virtual machine availability, including scale sets. 

• Use virtual machine extensions.

Module 9: Serverless Computing

In this module, you will learn administer serverless

computing features like Azure App Service,

Azure Container Instances, and Kubernetes. 

 

Lessons 

• Azure App Service Plans

• Azure App Service

• Container Services

• Azure Kubernetes Service

 

Lab: Implement Web Apps

Lab: Implement Azure Container Instances

Lab: Implement Azure Kubernetes Service

 

After completing this module, students will be able to: 

• Create an app service plan.

• Create a web app.

• Implement Azure Container Instances.

• Implement Azure Kubernetes Service.

Module 10: Data Protection

In this module, you will learn about backing up

files and folders, and virtual machine backups. 

 

Lessons 

• File and Folder Backups 

• Virtual Machine Backups

 

Lab: Implement Data Protection

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Backup and restore file and folders.

• Backup and restore virtual machines.

Module 11: Monitoring​

In this module, you will learn about monitoring your

Azure infrastructure including Azure Monitor, alerting,

and log analytics. 

 

Lessons 

• Azure Monitor

• Azure Alerts

• Log Analytics

• Network Watcher

 

Lab: Implement Monitoring

 

After completing this module, students will be able to: 

• Use Azure Monitor. 

• Create Azure alerts. 

• Query using Log Analytics.

• Use Network Watcher

Module 12: IT Pro Challenges Walkthrough

To support the recently released Microsoft Azure role-based certification and training courses, LODS has launched a dedicated series of IT Pro Challenges to support Azure Administrators who manage cloud services that span storage, security, networking, and compute cloud capabilities. Each challenge within the Microsoft Azure Administrator is short in duration, scenario based, hands-on activity that includes a means of assessment.

 

This series is comprised of 57 challenges and contains over 34 hours of hands on practice. These challenges are to be considered companion exercises that reinforce or expand upon concepts that are covered in the Microsoft role-based training courses.

 

Competency 1: Manage Azure Subscriptions and Resources (3 challenges)

 

Competency 2: Implement and Manage Storage (25 challenges)

 

Competency 3: Deploy and Manage Virtual Machines (14 challenges)

 

Competency 4: Configure and Manage virtual Networks (9 challenges)

 

Competency 5: Manage Identities (5 challenges)

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