AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate - Course Overview

Note: The AZ-104 exam is the replacement of AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator which got updated on APRIL 2, 2020. The content of AZ-104  will be updated on September 24, 2021.

The Exam AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate certification training from CloudThat offers candidates proper training and relevant study material to clear the new role-based exam AZ-104 targeted for Azure Administrators. Taking up this Azure training and passing the exam will meet all the Azure certification requirements necessary to be a certified Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate. As part of a larger team, Azure administrator performs various roles, including implementation of an organization's cloud infrastructure. In addition, the responsibilities of Azure administrator also include managing, implementing, and monitoring identity, storage, governance, compute, and virtual networks in a cloud environment, along with monitoring and adjusting resources when required..

After completing this Microsoft AZ 104 course, students will be able to:

  • Manage Azure identities and governance
  • Implement and manage storage
  • Deploy and manage Azure compute resources
  • Configure and manage virtual networking
  • Monitor and back up Azure resources

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Main Highlights of AZ-104 certification training.

  • Our Azure AZ-104 training modules have 50% -60% hands-on lab sessions to encourage Thinking-Based Learning (TBL).
  • Interactive-rich virtual and face-to-face classroom teaching to inculcate Problem-Based Learning (PBL).
  • Microsoft certified instructor-led training and mentoring sessions to develop Competency-Based Learning (CBL).
  • Well-structured use-cases to simulate challenges encountered in a Real-World environment during Microsoft AZ-104 certification training.
  • Integrated teaching assistance and support through experts designed Learning Management System (LMS) and ExamReady platform.
  • Being a Microsoft Learning Partner, we offer authored curriculum that are at par with industry standards.

Who Should Attend

  • IT Professionals
  • Future & Current Azure Administrators


Should have an understanding of the following:

  • On-premises virtualization technologies, including VMs, virtual networking, and virtual hard disks
  • Network configuration, including TCP/IP, Domain Name System (DNS), virtual private networks (VPNs), firewalls, and encryption technologies
  • Active Directory concepts, including domains, forests, domain controllers, replication, Kerberos protocol, and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
  • Resilience and disaster recovery, including backup and restore operations

Why choose CloudThat for learning Azure Administrator Certification (AZ- 104)?

  • The students or the IT Professionals learn the core concepts associated with the Microsoft Azure Administrator certification exam from the Certified Trainers with years of experience as a Microsoft Azure administrator.
  • The total duration of the AZ-104 certification is 32 hours, and the trainings are planned to be flexible to meet the learning requirement. The AZ-104 trainings can be conducted on the weekdays/weekend to achieve the best learning experience.
  • The hands-on labs will be provided for an in-depth understanding of the Azure Cloud environment.
  • You get access to all learning repositories of the Microsoft Azure Administrator Certification prepared by our seasoned trainers.
  • During your learning period for the AZ-104 certification, you will get access to our mock tests and can prepare to take up the AZ-104 certification exam.

Advantages of achieving the AZ-104 Azure Administrator Certification

  • You get to showcase your achievement on social media platforms like LinkedIn, Credly and many more.
  • You become an administrator who will have the skills to tackle all day-to-day industrial problem statements like monitoring, Azure resource utilisation, troubleshooting, etc.
  • You become an administrator who will have the skills to tackle all day-to-day industrial problem statements like monitoring, Azure resource utilisation, troubleshooting, etc.
  • You get to incorporate professional values into your organisation.
  • The AZ 104 Certification will help you to pursue expert-level Microsoft Azure Certifications like the AZ 305 or AZ 400.

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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


  • Manage Azure Active Directory Identities

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)


  • Manage Subscriptions and RBAC
  • Manage Governance via Azure Policy

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:


  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Azure Portal and Cloud Shell
  • Azure PowerShell and CLI
  • ARM Templates


  • Manage Azure resources by Using the Azure Portal
  • Manage Azure resources by Using ARM Templates
  • Manage Azure resources by Using Azure PowerShell
  • Manage Azure resources by Using Azure CLI

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


  • Implement Virtual Networking

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


  • Implement Intersite Connectivity

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


  • Implement Traffic Management

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


  • Manage Azure storage

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


  • Manage virtual machines

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 Plans
  • Container Services
  • Azure Kubernetes Service


  • Implement Web Apps
  • Implement Azure Container Instances
  • Implement Azure Kubernetes Service

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


  • File and Folder Backups
  • Virtual Machine Backups


  • Implement Data Protection

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


  • Implement Monitoring


    • By earning AZ-104 Azure Administrator Associate certification, you will prove competency in Azure administration with skills to manage Azure identities and governance, storage implementation and management, deploy Azure compute resources, manage virtual networking, and monitor and backup Azure resources.
    • Minimum 6 months Hands on experience of Azure Administration along with strong understanding of core Azure services, Azure workloads, security, and governance prove advantageous to take up this exam
    • Aspirants are expected to have experience of handling PowerShell, Azure CLI, Azure portal, and Azure Resource Manager templates.
    • On successful completion of Microsoft 104 certification training, aspirants receive a Course Completion certificate from us.
    • By successfully clearing the Azure Administrator AZ-104 exam, aspirants earn Microsoft certification.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, the AZ 104 Exam fee is not included in the total cloudThat AZ 104 course fee. The AZ-104 Exam: Cloud-based Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate certification provides candidates with the necessary instruction and subject-specific study materials to pass the brand-new, role-based exam AZ-104 intended for Azure Administrators. The Azure certification criteria for becoming a certified Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate will be satisfied by completing this Azure training and passing the test.

The passing score for the AZ-104 exam is 700 and this is on a scale of 100-1000. Also, the bar graph displays how you did on each of the test's sections or skill tests. Each exam section is mentioned on the left side of the graph, along with the percentage of the exam that was allocated to it. The lengths of the bars represent your section-level performance and correspond to the percentage of items in that content area that you properly answered. Bars that are farther to the left and farther to the right represent poorer and greater performance, respectively.

This depends upon the source you decide for pursuing your AZ 104 examination. To crack this exam it is essential to take an expert and instructor-led course like CloudThat for a better understanding of the concepts and practicals. CloudThat offers Azure 104 certification course for around 29900 + 18% GST that will assist you with 50% to 60% of hands-on lab training sessions, Microsoft certified instructor-led training, integrated teaching assistance, interactive rich virtual and face-to-face classroom, as well as gives you an edge over competition from Microsoft Learning Partner.

This certification teaches you how to carry out the essential duties of an Azure Administrator, set up the Azure cloud environment, and work with other stakeholders to create Azure-friendly apps and apply DevOps solutions. This entry-level certification is a requirement for the Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate credential. You can learn all there is to know about Azure cloud infrastructure by taking the AZ-104 exam. You can delve deeper into the specifics of Azure environments, such as virtual networks, provision, resource adjustment, when necessary, governance, management, identity monitoring, and more.

You can determine whether you are prepared to take the exam or if you still need to do some further studying by taking a practice test. The Microsoft Official Practice Tests are written by subject-matter experts and are intended to measure all test objectives. Take the Microsoft Official Practice Test of AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator. AZ 104 exam is not that easy to clear and hence CloudThat has designed a perfect AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate certification training programme to tackle this difficulty and help you crack this exam with ease.

AZ104 Azure Administrator covers Azure services, virtual machines, storage, networking, security, monitoring, identity, governance, and Azure Resource Manager.

Completing AZ104 Azure Administrator provides a solid foundation in Azure administration, prepares you for more advanced Azure certifications, and enhances your career prospects in cloud computing.

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