AZ 104 Exam Preparation for Microsoft Azure Administrators

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Handling Azure resources is no easy task with its numerous tools like the Portal, PowerShell, command line interface (CLI), etc. Does Microsoft offer a certification for Azure Administration?


This article provides tips, books, courses, and links to help Microsoft Azure Administrators study for the Microsoft AZ-104 Exam.

What is the AZ-104 Exam?

This is an official Microsoft exam designed to certify your Microsoft Azure Administrator knowledge.

Is this Exam Difficult?

If you already have Azure, PowerShell, REST API, and CLI experience, this is a piece of cake (in my country, we say potatoes for the parrot). However, if you do not have Azure experience, preparing for this exam may take several months.  If this is the case, I strongly recommend taking this exam first: Prepare for the AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certification.

What is a Passing Score for this Exam?

The score is 700/1000 approximately.

What Books are Recommended for this Exam?

The following books will be helpful for the exam:

Are There Helpful Links for Studying for the Exam?

Yes. The following links can be useful for the exam:

Administer Azure Identities and Governance

Administer Microsoft Entra Users and Groups

Administer Access to Azure Resources

Administer Azure Subscriptions and Governance

Deploy and Manage Storage

Set Up Entry to Storage

Configure and Oversee Storage Accounts

Set Up Azure Files and Azure Blob Storage

Deploy and Administer Azure Compute Resources

Automate the Deployment of Resources Using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Templates or Bicep Files

Create and Set Up Virtual Machines

Establish and Oversee Containers in the Azure Portal

Create and Set Up Azure App Service

Implement and Administer Virtual Networking

Set Up and Administer Virtual Networks in Azure

Set Up Secure Access to Virtual Networks

Set Up Name Resolution and Load Balancing

Supervise and Sustain Azure Resources

Supervise Resources in Azure

Execute Backup and Recovery

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Article Last Updated: 2024-05-01

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