Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate (AZ-104) Study Guide

The Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate certification enables you to learn how to implement, manage, and monitor your or yours organization’s Microsoft Azure environment, while leveraging the tools and services available on Azure. This is an intermediate level certification, so I would recommend you to set aside some time to study for the exam and practice using some of the services related to this exam - ‘Practice makes perfect’

In this study guide, I will share with you some of the useful resources you can use to guide you during your learning path to get this certification.

NOTE: This study guide is aligned with the content changes implemented on September 24, 2021. To understand the content changes done, please visit this link and download the exam skills outline.

Certification Path

Exam Name Link
Exam AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator Exam Details

Exam AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator

The AZ-104 has a length of two hours. There are 50+ questions and you need a minimum of 700 of 1000 points to pass the exam.

First place to go is the Microsoft Learn platform where a dedicated learning path is available, for free. Also, you should have a look to the Resources section in this study guide where you have useful resources to help you consolidate the knowledge that will help you get the exam and certification. If you prefer to watch videos, instead of read, explaining these core concepts and showing how to get prepared to the exam, then I invite you to have a look at the Microsoft Azure Administrator (AZ-104), available on Pluralsight.

Skills measured

Manage Azure identities and governance (15–20%)
Manage Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) objects
Manage role-based access control (RBAC)
Implement and manage storage (15–20%)
Secure storage
Manage storage
Configure Azure files and Azure Blob Storage
Deploy and manage Azure compute resources (20–25%)
Automate deployment of virtual machines (VMs) by using Azure Resource Manager templates
Configure VMs
Create and configure containers
Create and configure Azure App Service
Configure and manage virtual networking (25–30%)
Implement and manage virtual networking
Secure access to virtual networks
Configure load balancing
Monitor and troubleshoot virtual networking
Integrate an on-premises network with an Azure virtual network
Monitor and back up Azure resources (10–15%)
Monitor resources by using Azure Monitor
Implement backup and recovery

Additional resources

Below follows the list of additional resources that you should consider and a quick note to the Microsoft Learn collection shared there. I tried to extend the learning paths you have available on the exam’s page with some extra modules that I consider relevant to the exam.

Best of Luck and share your results with the community once you get certified! 😊💪

Exam AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator
Microsoft Azure Administrator (AZ-104)
Microsoft Learn Collection: Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate