Microsoft Azure AZ-104 info

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Azure Storage Introduction

Quickstart: Create a Windows virtual machine in the Azure portal

Quickstart: Create a virtual machine scale set in the Azure portal

Quickstart: Create a virtual network using the Azure portal

Tutorial: Route network traffic with a route table using the Azure portal

Get started with Azure Advisor

Practice – Azure Network Watcher

Create, view, and manage activity log alerts by using Azure Monitor

Export Azure Activity log to storage or Azure Event Hubs

Quick steps: Create and use an SSH public-private key pair for Linux VMs in Azure

Quickstart: Create and deploy Azure Resource Manager templates by using the Azure portal

Add users Quickstart



Tutorial: Create a Site-to-Site connection using Azure Virtual WAN


Storage Explorer Quickstart

Azure File Shares Quickstarts

Create a file share in Azure Files

Quickstart: Upload, download, and list blobs with the Azure portal

Back up Azure file shares

Back up a Windows Server or client to Azure


Quickstart: Create an Azure DNS zone and record using Azure PowerShell

Quickstart: Create an Azure private DNS zone using the Azure portal

Azure Device Management

AZ104 Exam Info

Azure Questions

Q How can you access Azure Monitor?

A Portal, API, Event Hubs and Log Analytics

How long is Azure Monitor historical data accessable?

30 days


How can use Azure Monitor to view metrics and logs?


Log Analytics, SCOM, and Event Hubs

Q What is the difference between Maintenance and Downtime?

A Understand VM Reboots – maintenance vs. downtime

Q What is the purpose of Azure VMs?

A Windows virtual machines in Azure

Q What are some tools to determine what workloads can be virtualised and costs?


Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator

Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine Readiness Assessment

Azure Migrate

Azure Pricing Calculator

Q How do  network security groups filter network traffic ?

A You can use an Azure network security group to filter network traffic to and from Azure resources in an Azure virtual network. A network security group contains security rules that allow or deny inbound network traffic to, or outbound network traffic from, several types of Azure resources. For each rule, you can specify source and destination, port, and protocol.


Name the different Azure support plans.


  1. Basic
  2. Developer
  3. Standard
  4. Professional Direct


How to implement backup of on-prem folders and files?


  • Create recovery services vault
  • Download the agent and credential file
  • Install and register agent
  • Configure the backup


What are the options for different deployment methods in Continuous Deployment?


Manual deployment

  • CLI,Git, Visual studio, FTP

Automated deployment

  • GitHub, Bitbucket, or Azure DevOps


What are the different ways to manage Azure?


Portal, Powershell, CLI, Cloudshell


How to setup Azure Policy?


  • Browse policy definitions
  • Create Initiative Definitions
  • Scope the Definitions
  • View Eval results


What are some capabilities of Azure Monitor?


  • Monitor and visualize metrics
  • Query and analyze logs
  • Setup alerts and actions

What are some available High Availability solutions for Azure?


Availability Sets

Availability Zones

Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

Load Balancer

Traffic Manager

Front Door

Application Gateway


What are the steps to create an Azure Virtual Machine?


Quickstart: Create a Windows virtual machine in the Azure portal

Azure 104 Labfiles

Azure lab setup procedure

DO NOT use your corporate email address for this subscription!!!!!!


1) Create NEW Microsoft email account at in the following format: suggested password Pa55w.rd1234 where ddmmyy = starting date of your course and xxx = your initials


When filling in Email account details, Please use FULL name , NOT just initials and COMPLETE ADDRESS with Postal Code.

The new Microsoft account is needed for the Azure Pass used for the labs in this course. The use of any other account is not supported for this class.  Appreciate your understanding.

Make sure you are logged out of all other email accounts (except the new email account you have created) in ALL browsers before proceeding to #2.  This will prevent any issues that may  occur due to Microsoft DDOS protection.

2)Redeem Azure pass

 Open an in-private browser and navigate to,

Use your newly created Microsoft Email address 

If you are asked during the Redemption process  You MUST fill in  the same  Surname and Given name completely , do NOT use initials only.  Also use a valid  COMPLETE mailing address and phone number. The mailing address will be validated.  This will prevent any issues that may  occur due to Microsoft DDOS protection.

After finished, you will be redirected to

3) Make a new folder C:\Labfiles using File Explorer

or from Powershell or Cmd prompt

            Md C:\Labfiles (command line)

If using Apple, just create folder Labfiles anywhere on your desktop

3)Link to labs (HTML format)

Download and extract into C:\Labfiles

4 ) Download and install Visual Studio Code  Visual Studio Code (optional)

Code Expiry
QGHQ3BTBHR4V59GMH5 1/5/2023
QDLOSXL58XJBL44NK0 1/5/2023
QRZ6OC5JGN8CFX3L0X 1/5/2023

Achievement Code for MS Learn

As you progress through the course, module badges are earned for each module completed.

You will need to log into your Microsoft Learn profile to redeem your Achievement badge. The Achievement badge by Microsoft is proof that you have completed the course using Microsoft Learn contents and will be reflected in your Microsoft Learn profile.

Registration of Interest – GCC Foundation Training (Industry)

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Helpful Azure  learning links

Microsoft Learn – – Learn new skills and discover the power of Microsoft products with step-by-step guidance. Start your journey today by exploring our learning paths and modules.

Microsoft Azure Forums  The Azure forums are very active. You can search the threads for a
specific area of interest. You can also browse categories like Azure Storage, Pricing
and Billing, Azure Virtual Machines, and Azure Migrate.

Azure Architecture Center  Gain access to the Azure Application Architecture Guide,
Azure Reference Architectures, and the Cloud Design Patterns.

Microsoft Learning Community Blog  Get the latest information the certification
tests and exam study groups.  Channel 9 provides a wealth of informational videos, shows, and

Azure Tuesdays With Corey  Corey Sanders answers your questions about
Microsoft Azure – Virtual Machines, Web Sites, Mobile Services, Dev/Test etc.

Azure Fridays  Join Scott Hanselman as he engages one-on-one with the engineers
who build the services that power Microsoft Azure as they demo capabilities,
answer Scott’s questions, and share their insights.

Microsoft Azure Blog  Keep current on what’s happening in Azure, including what’s
now in preview, generally available, news & updates, and more.

A collection of Azure Exam Resources

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