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MCA Microsoft Certified Associate Azure Administrator Study Guide Exam AZ-104

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2022-05-10
  • Publisher: Sybex

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Learn what it takes to be an Azure Administrator and efficiently prepare for Exam AZ-104 with this authoritative resource

MCA Microsoft 365 Azure Administrator Study Guide: Exam AZ-104 prepares readers to take the AZ-104 Exam and to fully understand the role of a Microsoft 365 Azure Administrator. The book takes a practical and straightforward approach to Microsoft Azure, ensuring that you understand both the realities of working as an Administrator and the techniques and skills necessary to succeed on the AZ-104 Exam.

In addition to providing you with access to the online Sybex test bank that includes hundreds of practice questions, flashcards, and a glossary of terms, the study guide comprehensively explains all the following topics:

  • How to manage Azure subscriptions and resources
  • Implementing and managing storage
  • Deploying and managing virtual machines
  • Managing and configuring virtual networks
  • How to Manage identities

Perfect for anyone considering a career as a Microsoft Azure Administrator or preparing for the AZ-104 Exam, MCA Microsoft 365 Azure Administrator Study Guide: Exam AZ-104 also belongs on the bookshelves of practicing administrators who wish to brush up on the fundamentals of their profession.

Author Biography


RITHIN SKARIA is a cloud evangelist, speaker, consultant, and a published author with an interest in cloud architecture design and optimization. With a decade of experience managing, implementing, and designing IT infrastructure solutions for public and private clouds, he is currently working with Microsoft as a Customer Engineer, focusing on Azure solutions. Rithin has over 18 certifications in different technologies such as Azure, Linux, Microsoft 365, and Kubernetes; he is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer. Rithin has been recognized has one of the engagement leads for his contributionsto the Microsoft Worldwide Open Source Community. He has presented at various events and conferences, including Microsoft Spark.

Table of Contents

Introduction xxiii

Assessment Test xxx

Chapter 1 Identity: Azure Active Directory 1

Chapter 2 Compliance and Cloud Governance 49

Chapter 3 Virtual Networking 109

Chapter 4 Intersite Connectivity 153

Chapter 5 Network Traffic Management 203

Chapter 6 Azure Storage 245

Chapter 7 Azure Virtual Machines 307

Chapter 8 Automation, Deployment, and Configuration of Resources 349

Chapter 9 PaaS Compute Options 387

Chapter 10 Data Protection 445

Chapter 11 Monitoring Resources 475

Appendix Answers to the Review Questions 515

Chapter 1: Identity: Azure Active Directory 516

Chapter 2: Compliance and Cloud Governance 517

Chapter 3: Virtual Networking 519

Chapter 4: Intersite Connectivity 520

Chapter 5: Network Traffic Management 521

Chapter 6: Azure Storage 522

Chapter 7: Azure Virtual Machines 524

Chapter 8: Automation, Deployment, and Configuration of Resources 526

Chapter 9: PaaS Compute Options 528

Chapter 10: Data Protection 529

Chapter 11: Monitoring Resources 530

Index 533

Table of Exercises

Exercise 1.1 Viewing Users in Your Directory 9

Exercise 1.2 Creating Users in Azure AD 14

Exercise 1.3 Modifying and Deleting Users 16

Exercise 1.4 Performing Bulk Operations 20

Exercise 1.5 Viewing Groups in Azure AD 27

Exercise 1.6 Adding Security Groups to Azure AD 29

Exercise 1.7 Adding Microsoft 365 Groups in Azure AD 32

Exercise 2.1 Creating a Resource Group from the Azure Portal 61

Exercise 2.2 Listing Resource Groups from the Azure Portal 63

Exercise 2.3 Deleting Resource Groups from the Azure Portal 64

Exercise 2.3 Implementing a Custom Policy . 73

Exercise 2.4 Creating a Custom Role Using PowerShell 87

Exercise 2.5 Assigning Roles from the Azure Portal 91

Exercise 3.1 Creating Virtual Networks 114

Exercise 3.2 Creating Virtual Networks Using Azure PowerShell 116

Exercise 3.3 Creating Public IP Addresses 117

Exercise 3.4 Creating a Route Table 121

Exercise 3.5 Creating a Custom Route 122

Exercise 3.6 Associating a Routing Table to a Subnet 124

Exercise 3.7 Creating an Azure DNS Zone 130

Exercise 3.8 Adding Records to an Azure DNS Zone 132

Exercise 3.9 Creating a Private DNS Zone and Validating Resolution 134

Exercise 3.10 Creating NSG and NSG Rules 139

Exercise 4.1 Implementing Virtual Network Peering in the Azure Portal 159

Exercise 4.2 Implementing the Virtual Network to Virtual Network VPN in the Azure Portal 173

Exercise 4.3 Implementing a P2S VPN in the Azure Portal 183

Exercise 5.1 Implementing Load Balancing in Azure 215

Exercise 5.2 Implementing Azure Application Gateway 227

Exercise 6.1 Uploading Blobs 262

Exercise 6.2 Working with SAS Keys 273

Exercise 6.3 Working with AzCopy 294

Exercise 7.1 Creating a Windows Virtual Machine 316

Exercise 7.2 Connecting to a Windows VM Using RDP 321

Exercise 7.3 Connecting to a Linux VM Using a Password 325

Exercise 7.4 Connecting to Linux VM Using SSH Keys 327

Exercise 7.5 Connecting to Linux VM Using SSH Keys 329

Exercise 8.1 Composing an ARM Template 362

Exercise 9.1 Creating an App Service Plan 392

Exercise 9.2 Creating an App Service Plan 397

Exercise 9.3 Building and Running Containers in Azure 416

Exercise 9.4 Running Applications in an AKS Cluster 435

Exercise 10.1 Implementing a VM Backup 455

Exercise 11.1 Creating Alerts 486

Exercise 11.2 Ingesting Logs to the Log Analytics Workspace 497

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