How difficult is the Microsoft Azure AZ-104 Exam exam? Blog

Microsoft is constantly improving and expanding its learning pathways to ensure you are current in today’s IT environment. The exam code to become a Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator associate (AZ-104) Azure administrators are responsible for managing and monitoring the Azure environment of an organization. Azure administrators are responsible for managing Azure’s storage, compute, identity management, and network resources.
You should be curious about the difficulty of obtaining the Microsoft Azure AZ-104 certification. This blog answers your question. It contains all the details and resources you need to prepare for this exam.
Microsoft Azure AZ-104 Exam Format
The Microsoft AZ-104 exam consists 40-60 questions and must be completed in 120 minutes. There are many types of questions that can be asked during the exam. These include case studies, short answers and multiple-choice. To pass the exam, candidates must score at least 700 points. The exam fee for AZ-104 costs $165 USD. The exam is only available in English.
Exam Topics AZ-104
These are the main exam topics.
Module 1: Manage Azure identities & governance (15-20%)
1.1 Manage Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) objects
Please refer to the following documents
Azure Direct allows you to create users and groups (Microsoft documentation:Add or remove users using Azure Active Directory).
Manage User and Group Property (Microsoft Docation): Update user’s profile information within Azure Active Directory
Manage device settings (Microsoft documentation:Manage device identities via the Azure portal).
Perform bulk user updates (Microsoft Docation:Active Directory Bulk Users Modification)
Manage guest accounts (Microsoft Documentation:Quickstart: Add guest users to your directory in the Azure portal)
Configure Azure AD Join (Microsoft Docation:Join your device to your company’s network.Tutorial: Configure hybrid Azure Active Directory joining for managed domains.
Configure self-service password reset (Microsoft Documentation:Tutorial: Enable users to unlock their account or reset passwords using Azure Active Directory self-service password reset)
1.2Manage role-based access controls (RBAC).
PowerShell allows you to create a custom role (Microsoft Documentation :Custom Role Powershell).
You can grant Azure resources access by assigning roles (Microsoft documentation:Add a role assignment).
Interpret access assignments (Microsoft Documentation:Role-based Access Control/Deny Assignments)
1.3Manage subscriptions, governance
Configuring Azure policies (Microsoft Docation:Create, manage policies to enforce compliance
Configuring resource locks (Microsoft documentation:Lock resources to prevent unanticipated changes)
Manage and apply tags to resources (Microsoft Docation:Use tags for your Azure resources and management hierarchy).
Managing resource groups (Microsoft documentation:Move resources into a new subscription or resource group)
Manage subscriptions
Control costs
Configuring management group (Microsoft documentation:Create management group for resource organization or management)
Module 2: Implementing and managing storage (15-20%)
2.1 Secure storage
Configure network access to storage accounts (Microsoft Documentation:Configure Azure Storage firewalls and virtual networks)
Create and configure storage accounts (Microsoft documentation:Create an Azure Storage Account)
Generate shared access token (SAS), tokens (Microsoft Docation:Grant limited access Azure Storage resources using shared acces signatures (SAS).
Manage access keys (Microsoft Docation:Manage storage account acces keys)
Configure Azure AD Authentication for a storage account (Microsoft Documentation:Acquire a token from Azure AD for authorizing requests from a client application)
Configure access to Azure Files
2.2 Manage Storage
Export from Azure job (Microsoft documentation:Use Azure Import/Export to export data from Azure Blob storage).
Import into Azure job (Microsoft documentation:Use Azure Import/Export to import data to Azure Blob Storage).
Use Azure Storage Explorer to install and use (Microsoft documentation:Get started with Storage Explorer).
Copy data using AZCopy (Microsoft Docation:Get started with AzCopy).
Implement Azure Storage replication
Configure blob object replica
2.3 Configure Azure files, Azure blob storage
Create an Azure file share (Microsoft Documentation:Create an Azure file share)
Configure and create Azure File Sync (Microsoft documentation:Deploy Azure File Sync).
Configure Azure blob storage (Microsoft Documentation:Upload, download, and list blobs with the Azure portal)
Also, Configure storage levels for Azure blobs (Microsoft Docation:Azure Blob Storage: Hot, Cool, and Archive Access Tiers)
Furthermore, Configure Blob Lifecycle Management
Module 3: Manage and deploy Azure compute resources (20-25%)
Azure Resource Manager templates allow you to automate the deployment of virtual machines (VMs).
Modify an Azure Resource Management template
Create a virtual hard drive template
Use a template to deploy
Save a deployment to an Azure Resource Manager template
Virtual machine extensions can be deployed
3.2 Configure Virtual Machines
Configure Azure Disk Encryption
Also, move VMs from one resource to another
Moreover, Manage VM sizes
You can also add data disks
Also, configure networking
Redeploy Virtual Machines
Configure high availability
Also, configure and deploy scale set
3.3 Configure and create containers
Azure Container Instances can be scaled and sized.
Additionally, configure container groups for Azure Container Instances
Configure storage for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
Configure scaling for AKS is also available
Configure netwo

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