Course Overview

This course teaches IT Professionals how to secure identities, manage their Azure subscriptions, 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.

** AZ-103 exam would no longer be available after June 30, 2020. However, Microsoft is launching the replacement i.e., the AZ-104 exam on March 31, 2020. **

AZ-100 Training

This Enterprise Skills Initiative Program class is for Microsoft approved clients ONLY. If you are unsure of eligibility, please contact Martha Garron via phone at 603-384-1251 or via email at [email protected].

Key Learning Areas

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.

Course Outline

This certification track comes with the following benefits:

  • Digital Courseware
  • Practice Labs
  • 30-Day Azure Pass
  • Free Exam Voucher

Identity
In this module, you will learn how to secure identities with Azure Active Directory, and implement users and groups.

  • 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

Governance and Compliance
In this module, you will learn about managing your subscriptions and accounts, implementing Azure policies, and using Role-Based Access Control. 

  • 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

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.

  • 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

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.

  • 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

Intersite Connectivity
In this module, you will learn about intersite connectivity features including VNet Peering, Virtual Network Gateways, and Site-to-Site Connections.

  • 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

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. 

  • 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

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. 

  • 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

Azure Virtual Machines
In this module, you will learn about Azure virtual machines including planning, creating, availability and extensions.

  • 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

Serverless Computing
In this module, you will learn administer serverless computing features like Azure App Service, Azure Container Instances, and Kubernetes. 

  • 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

Data Protection

In this module, you will learn about backing up files and folders, and virtual machine backups. 

  • 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

Monitoring

In this module, you will learn about monitoring your Azure infrastructure including Azure Monitor, alerting, and log analytics. 

  • 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

Who Benefits

This course is for Azure Administrators. Azure Administrators manage the cloud services that span storage, networking, and compute cloud capabilities, with a deep understanding of each service across the full IT lifecycle. They take end-user requests for new cloud applications and make recommendations on services to use for optimal performance and scale, as well as provision, size, monitor and adjust as appropriate. This role requires communicating and coordinating with vendors. Azure Administrators use the Azure Portal and as they become more proficient they use PowerShell and the Command Line Interface.

Once a candidate passes the AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator certification exam they will earn the Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate certification.

The Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate is part of a job-role based restructuring of the Microsoft certifications. This particular certification is geared towards candidates who are Azure Administrators using Microsoft Azure in their daily job.

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.