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With the huge boom in demand for cloud computing services, the demand for Microsoft-certified cloud administrators has also shot up. The worldwide end-user spending on public cloud services is forecast to grow by a whopping 20.4% in 2022, with the market reaching $494.7 billion, up from $410.9 billion in 2021, according to the most recent forecasts by Gartner. According to the same predictions, in 2023, the end-user spending on the cloud would reach nearly $600 billion. Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is forecast to experience the highest end-user spending growth in 2022 at 30.6%, followed by Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) at 26.6% and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) at 26.1%.

The best way individuals can make the most of this immense demand for the cloud is to sharpen and validate their skills with an official Microsoft certification. One of the most popular Microsoft certification courses in the AZ104: is Microsoft Azure Administrator. Candidates for this Microsoft Azure Certification should have subject matter expertise in implementing, managing and monitoring an organization’s Microsoft Azure environment. An individual who has the Azure 104 certification would ideally be responsible for implementing, managing, and monitoring identity, governance, storage, compute, and virtual networks in a cloud environment, plus provision size, monitoring, and adjusting resources when needed. An AZ-104 Azure certified administrator would usually be a part of a larger team that would be dedicated to implementing an organization’s cloud infrastructure.

Cognixia’s live instructor-led online Microsoft Azure AZ104 training & certification covers the official Microsoft exam outline spanning the five domains of this Microsoft Azure certification, viz. Manage Azure identities and governance, Implement and manage storage, Deploy and manage Azure compute resources, Configure and manage virtual networking, and Monitor and backup Azure resources. As an official training partner for Microsoft, Cognixia offers the authorized AZ104: Microsoft Azure Administrator training in a live, online, instructor-led modality with all the official recommended labs per Microsoft guidelines.

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What you'll learn

This course aims to help participants master the below skills, as prescribed by Microsoft for the certification examination:
  • 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
The course is highly recommended for current and aspiring:
  • Network project engineers
  • Cloud infrastructure specialists
  • Cloud administrators
  • DevOps engineers
  • Application developers
  • Infrastructure administrators
  • Software architects
  • Windows System Administrators
  • Software developers
  • IoT Platform developers


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


In this module, you will learn how to secure identities with Azure Active Directory and implement users and groups. Lessons
  • Azure Active Directory
  • Users and Groups
In this module, you will learn about managing your subscriptions and accounts, implementing Azure policies, and using Role-Based Access Control. Lessons
  • Subscriptions and Accounts
  • Azure Policy
  • Role-based Access Control (RBAC)
In this module, you will learn about the tools an Azure Administrator uses to manage their infrastructure. This includes the Azure Portal, Cloud Shell, Azure PowerShell, CLI, and Resource Manager Templates. This module includes: Lessons
  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Azure Portal and Cloud Shell
  • Azure PowerShell and CLI
  • ARM Templates
In this module, you will learn about basic virtual networking concepts like virtual networks and subnetting, IP addressing, network security groups, Azure Firewall, and Azure DNS. Lessons
  • Virtual Networks
  • IP Addressing
  • Network Security groups
  • Azure Firewall
  • Azure DNS
In this module, you will learn about intersite connectivity features including VNet Peering, Virtual Network Gateways, and Site-to-Site Connections. Lessons
  • VNet Peering
  • VPN Gateway Connections
  • ExpressRoute and Virtual WAN
In this module, you will learn about network traffic strategies including network routing and service endpoints, Azure Load Balancer, and Azure Application Gateway. Lessons
  • Network Routing and Endpoints
  • Azure Load Balancer
  • Azure Application Gateway
  • Traffic Manager
In this module, you will learn about basic storage features including storage accounts, blob storage, Azure files and File Sync, storage security, and storage tools. Lessons
  • Storage Accounts
  • Blob Storage
  • Storage Security
  • Azure Files and File Sync
  • Managing Storage
In this module, you will learn about Azure virtual machines including planning, creating, availability and extensions. Lessons
  • Virtual Machine Planning
  • Creating Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Availability
  • Virtual Machine Extensions
In this module, you will learn how to administer serverless computing features like Azure App Service, Azure Container Instances, and Kubernetes. Lessons
  • Azure App Service Plans
  • Azure App Service
  • Azure Container Instances
  • Azure Kubernetes Service
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create an app service plan
  • Create a web app
  • Implement Azure Container Instances
  • Implement Azure Kubernetes Service
In this module, you will learn about backing up files and folders, and virtual machine backups. Lessons
  • File and Folder Backups
  • Virtual Machine Backups
In this module, you will learn about monitoring your Azure infrastructure including Azure Monitor, alerting, and log analytics. Lessons
  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Alerts
  • Log Analytics
  • Network Watcher

Course Description

The on-demand delivery of IT resources over the internet is cloud computing. It enables organizations to access technology services, such as, computing power, storage, databases, etc. as and when required, without having to buy, own and maintain physical data centers.
Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help organizations meet their business needs effectively. It gives customers the freedom to build, manage, and deploy applications on a massive, global network using their preferred tools and frameworks.
Experts believe that the global public cloud market will exceed $330 billion by the end of 2020. Today, on an average a third of the IT budgets in an organization are being spent on cloud services. In the next three years, by 2023, that is, the global cloud computing market would have reached $623.3 billion. This definitely makes it obvious that the global public cloud market looks very positive in the future, and the demand for the cloud is increasing every day.
At present, Microsoft is world’s second most popular cloud platform after AWS. Microsoft is working constantly to increase the cloud capacity to keep up with the growing demand for Azure and Microsoft cloud services. It has been closing the gap in the market share between itself and AWS at a rapid pace. The demand for Microsoft Azure is really high in the global public cloud market, and it is increasing every day.
Yes. Microsoft Azure offers a range of certifications across different specialties and skills. There are certifications for Azure administrators, Azure solutions developers, Azure design architects, Azure data engineers, Azure data scientists, Azure AI engineers, Azure DevOps engineers, AZ security engineers, etc. You can choose the right Microsoft certification for you based on your area of interest and working domain.
Yes, absolutely! Cognixia’s Microsoft Azure training course helps participants prepare for the AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator certification examination conducted by Microsoft.
This cloud computing training helps participants master managing Azure identities and governance, implementing and managing storage, deploying and managing Azure compute resources, configuring and managing Microsoft Azure virtual networking, and monitoring & backing-up Microsoft Azure resources.
This Microsoft Azure training is highly recommended for network project engineers, cloud administrators, application developers, software architects, software developers, cloud infrastructure specialists, DevOps engineers, infrastructure administrators, Windows system administrators, IoT platform developers, etc. Anybody who wishes to achieve the credentials of a Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator would find this cloud computing training useful.
Yes. To be eligible for this Microsoft cloud course, participants need to have minimum six months of hands-on experience administering on Microsoft Azure. Participants also need to have a strong understanding of core Azure services, Azure workloads security and governance. Participants for this Microsoft Azure course also need to have experience working with PowerShell, Command Line Interface, the Microsoft Azure Portal and ARM templates.

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Our trainers are Microsoft certified trainers and are subject matter experts in the field of Microsoft Azure and cloud computing.
An internet speed of at least 2 Mbps is essential.
When you enroll for this course, you get lifetime access to our Learning Management System (LMS) which would be your one-stop destination to access class recordings, presentations, sample codes, projects and lots of other learning material. Even if you miss a session, a recording of that session, as well as all the other sessions would be available on the LMS that you can access anytime, anywhere.
For any queries, you can reach out to our technical support team and they will guide you accordingly.
Once all the sessions of the course are completed, you will be evaluated on the basis of multiple parameters such as your attendance in the sessions, your scores in multiple-choice questions-based assessment, etc. Based on your overall performance, you will receive a course completion certificate from Cognixia. For the Microsoft certification, you would need to schedule and appear for your examination with Microsoft.
You would need to create a free-tier Azure account to do the lab exercises.