Programme Overview

Azure Administrator Associate

Duration: 5 days
Level: 2
Program Code: B321
Exam Code: AZ-104
Price Includes SST
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Programme Overview

This course teaches IT Professionals how to manage their Azure subscriptions, secure identities, administer the infrastructure, configure virtual networking, connect Azure and on-premises sites, manage network traffic, implement storage solutions, create and scale virtual machines, implement web apps and containers, back up and share data, and monitor your solution. 

Who Should Attend?

This course is for Azure Administrators. The Azure Administrator implements, manages, and monitors identity, governance, storage, compute, and virtual networks in a cloud environment. The Azure Administrator will provision, size, monitor, and adjust resources as appropriate. 


  • Successful Azure Administrators start this role with experience in virtualization, networking, identity, and storage. 
  • Understanding of on-premises virtualization technologies, including: VMs, virtual networking, and virtual hard disks. 
  • Understanding of network configurations, including TCP/IP, Domain Name System (DNS), virtual private networks (VPNs), firewalls, and encryption technologies. 
  • Understanding of Active Directory concepts, including users, groups, and role-based access control. 
  • Understanding of resilience and disaster recovery, including backup and restore operations. 

Delivery Methods

Instructor Led Blended Learning (online and classroom)

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the program, participants will be able to:
  • Manage Azure identities and governance 
  • Implement and manage storage 
  • Deploy and manage Azure compute resources 
  • Configure and manage virtual networking 
  • Monitor and back up Azure resources 

Course Content

Module 1

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Users and Groups 

Module 2

Governance and Compliance 
  • Subscriptions and Accounts
  • Azure Policy
  • Role-based Access Control (RBAC)

Module 3

Azure Administration
  • Azure Resource Manager 
  • Azure Portal and Cloud Shell 
  • Azure PowerShell and CLI 
  • ARM Templates 

Module 4

Virtual Networking
  • Virtual Networks 
  • IP Addressing 
  • Network Security groups 
  • Azure Firewall 
  • Azure DNS 

Module 5

Intersite Connectivity 
  • VNet Peering 
  • VPN Gateway Connections 
  • ExpressRoute and Virtual WAN 

Module 6

Network Traffic Management 
  • Network Routing and Endpoints 
  • Azure Load Balancer 
  • Azure Application Gateway 

Module 7

Azure Storage 
  • Storage Accounts 
  • Blob Storage 
  • Storage Security 
  • Azure Files and File Sync 
  • Managing Storage

Module 8

Azure Virtual Machines 
  • Virtual Machine Planning
  • Creating Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Availability
  • Virtual Machine Extensions 

Module 9

Serverless Computing 
  • Azure App Service Plans 
  • Azure App Service 
  • Container Services 
  • Azure Kubernetes Service  

Module 10

Data Protection 
  • File and Folder Backups
  • Virtual Machine Backups 

Module 11

  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Alerts
  • Log Analytics
  • Network Watcher


Certification Body
Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate

Trainer Profile

Aaron Samuel

IT Trainer, Operations and Delivery Manager
  • Technology Advocate, Senior Trainer & Cloud Administrator in the training and education industry. I just love technology and how we can use it to empower and enable people from all walks of life.

    I previously worked and studied in APU/ APIIT where I was apart of the technology team and held various roles from human resources to software lead. Now with the Knowledgecom group, I work as a full-time trainer and technology advocate/ cloud admin.

    I am also in the managing committee of HOPE worldwide Malaysia where we continue to change lives through Health, Food, Education, Technology, Volunteerism and Corporate Shared Values.    
  • Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU / APIIT)Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU / APIIT)
    • Business Information Technology, IT and Business
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure DevOps Engineer Expert
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate
  • 2018 - Present: 
    Trainer, KnowledgeCom Corporation Sdn. Bhd
  • 2015 - 2018
    Technical Assistant (Assistant of Software and Development), Asia Pacific University (APU/APIIT) 

Track B: Infrastructure

Simply put, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services—including servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence—over the Internet (“the cloud”) to offer faster innovation, flexible resources, and economies of scale.

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