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Embark on your Azure career path with our comprehensive Azure Administrator AZ-104 learning path, designed to equip you with the skills required for Azure administrators and pave the way for Azure certifications.

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The Job Role of an Azure Administrator

The responsibilities of an Azure Administrator encompass a broad range of tasks essential for managing and maintaining an organization’s cloud services within the Azure environment. Here are some of the key responsibilities based on the information available:

  1. Network Configuration:
    • Establishing communication between different cloud resources by creating and managing virtual networks and subnets.
    • Extending on-premises networks to the cloud and setting up security groups to control traffic flow​​.
  2. Resource Monitoring and Log Analytics:
    • Utilizing Azure Monitor and Azure Log Analytics to track performance, resource usage, and health of Azure services.
    • Analyzing log data to proactively address issues​​.
  3. Compute Management:
    • Provisioning and managing Azure Virtual Machines, selecting appropriate sizes, and managing high availability sets.
    • Deploying web apps with Azure App Service and leveraging Azure Functions for serverless computing​​.
  4. Storage Implementation and Management:
    • Provisioning and overseeing various Azure storage solutions like Blob Storage, Files, and Disk Storage.
    • Optimizing performance and cost-efficiency of storage services​​.
  5. Security and Identity Protection:
    • Implementing Role-Based Access Control and Azure Active Directory for secure access to resources.
    • Strengthening security measures with Multi-Factor Authentication to protect against unauthorized access​​.

In addition to these tasks, Azure Administrators are responsible for managing, monitoring, and maintaining Azure resources to ensure optimal operation and security, while also collaborating with other teams to align Azure solutions with business requirements​​.

Course: 1 - Estimated 1 Week(s) To Complete
1
CompTIA Cloud+ (CV0-003) Course Content
08 Hours 12 Minutes 131 Videos 50 Prep Questions
This course provides foundational knowledge in cloud computing, essential for understanding the various aspects of Azure cloud services. It covers cloud models, virtualization, infrastructure, security, resource management, and business continuity, forming a solid base for more advanced Azure-specific studies.

Module 1 - CompTIA Cloud+ CV0-003 Course Overview
   1.0 Course Trailer
   1.1 Course Overview
   1.2 What is the Cloud + Exam
   1.3 Cloud + Domain Obectives Overview
   1.4 CompTIA Certification Pathways
   1.5 DoD and ISO Requirements

Module 2 - General Cloud Knowledge
   2.1 Domain Overview
   2.2 Compare and Contrast Cloud Models
   2.3 Cloud Computing Defined
   2.4 Deployment Models
   2.5 Service Models
   2.6 Cloud Characteristics
   2.7 Cloud Roles
   2.8 Evaluate Cloud Providers and Services
   2.9 Regions and Zones
   2.10 Shared Responsibility Model
   2.11 Demonstration - AWS Shared Security Model
   2.12 Comparing Cloud to Virtualization
   2.13 Comparing Cloud to On Premises
   2.14 What is a Virtual Machine
   2.15 Demonstration - Deploy a Cloud VM (AWS EC2)
   2.16 What is an API
   2.17 Capacity Planning Factors
   2.18 Licensing, Factors, Requirements and Planning
   2.19 Capacity Planning
   2.20 Demonstration - AWS Trusted Advisor
   2.21 HA and Scaling
   2.22 High Availability and Disaster Recovery
   2.23 Virtual, System and Communication Protection
   2.24 Hypervisor Affinity
   2.25 Analyze the solution design
   2.26 Business Requirements
   2.27 Business Enablers
   2.28 Demonstration -AWS Well Architected Tool
   2.29 Testing Techniques
   2.30 Testing Success Factors
   2.31 Module Review Questions
   2.32 Module Summary Review

Module 3 - Cloud Security
   3.1 Domain Overview
   3.2 Configure Identity and Access Management
   3.3 Identification and Authorization Management (IAM)
   3.4 SDLC
   3.5 Directory Services
   3.6 Security and Access Controls
   3.7 Federation
   3.8 SSO and MFA
   3.9 Certificates and Key Management
   3.10 Secure a Network in a Cloud Environment
   3.11 Networking Devices and Segmentation
   3.12 Firewalls and Proxies
   3.13 NAT and PAT
   3.14 Secure Network Configurations (Tunnelling and Encryption)
   3.15 Demo Hardening and Configuration Changes
   3.16 OS Application Controls and Security Credentials
   3.17 Policies and Permissions
   3.18 Host and Network Protections (HIDSIPS)
   3.19 Virtualization Security
   3.20 Monitoring
   3.21 Data Security and Compliance Controls in Cloud Environments
   3.22 Structured, Unstructured and Semi Structured Data
   3.23 Data Classification and Labeling
   3.24 Data Loss Prevention
   3.25 Demonstration - Google Cloud DLP
   3.26 Chain of Custody and Non-Repudiation
   3.27 Discussion - CASB
   3.28 Module Summary Review
   3.29 Module Review Questions

Module 4 - Cloud Deployment
   4.1 Domain Overview
   4.2 Integrate Components into Cloud Solutions
   4.3 Subscription Services
   4.4 Demonstration - Provision VM
   4.5 Cloud Infrastructure Components
   4.6 Whiteboard - Design a Resilent AWS Cloud Architecture
   4.7 Containers
   4.8 Microservices
   4.9 Demonstration - Deploy Containers
   4.10 Scaling
   4.11 Provision Storage
   4.12 Cloud Storage Protocols
   4.13 Storage Features
   4.14 Storage Cost Considerations
   4.15 Storage Performance
   4.16 RAID and Tiering
   4.17 Demonstration - AWS S3
   4.18 Deploy Cloud Networking Solutions
   4.19 Connecting to The Cloud
   4.20 Network Protocols
   4.21 VPNS, VPC and Connectivity
   4.22 Whiteboard - AWS VPC Connectivity
   4.23 Demonstration - AWS VPC
   4.24 Software Defined Networking (SDN)
   4.25 Compute Sizing
   4.26 Virtualization Considerations
   4.27 Resource Rightsizing (CPU, Memory, etc)
   4.28 Module Summary Review
   4.29 Module Review Questions

Module 5 - Operations and Support
   5.1 Domain Overview
   5.2 Logging Monitoring and Alerting
   5.3 Logging, Storage and Analysis of Data Events
   5.4 Monitoring Cloud Resources
   5.5 Service Level Agreements
   5.6 Demonstration - SLAs in AWS
   5.7 Maintain Efficient Operations of a Cloud Environment
   5.8 Lifecycle Management
   5.9 Change and Asset Management
   5.10 SOP, Patching and Upgrades
   5.11 Orchestration and Automation
   5.12 Orchestration or Automation
   5.13 DevOps, IaC and CICD Pipelines
   5.14 Playbooks and Templates
   5.15 Backup and Restore Operations
   5.16 Backup Types, Objects, Targets
   5.17 Restore and Recovery
   5.18 Module Summary Review
   5.19 Module Review Questions

Module 6 - Troubleshooting
   6.1 Domain Overview
   6.2 Troubleshooting Methodology Intro
   6.3 Troubleshooting Methodology
   6.4 Troubleshoot Security Issues
   6.5 Cloud Attacks
   6.6 Security Groups and NACLS
   6.7 Troubleshoot Deployment Issues
   6.8 Discussion Site Connectivity Issues
   6.9 Discussion - Capacity Issues
   6.10 Connectivity Issues
   6.11 Connectivity Troubleshooting Tools
   6.12 Demonstration - GCP AWS Azure Latency Test
   6.13 Module Summary Review
   6.14 Module Review Questions

Module 7 - Course Closeout
   7.1 Exam Preparation
   7.2 Course Closeout

Course: 2 - Estimated 7 Week(s) To Complete
2
CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Course Content
46 Hours 25 Minutes 189 Videos 179 Prep Questions
Focusing on networking concepts and operations, this course is crucial for managing and maintaining network infrastructure in Azure. It teaches skills in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting networks, which are key to efficiently handling Azure network services and connectivity.

Module 0 - Course introduction
   0.1 Instructor Intro
   0.2 Course Overview

Module 1 - Networking Fundamentals
   1.1 Intro to Networking
   1.1.1 Activity: Creating a Network
   1.2 Common Terminology
   1.2.1 Activity: Examining Ports and Sockets
   1.3 OSI Model
   1.4 DoD Model
   1.4.1 Activity: Examining Network Layers
   1.5 TCP, UDP, IP
   1.5.1 Activity: Examining TCP
   1.5.2 Activity: Examining UDP
   1.5.3 Activity: Examining IP
   1.6 ICMP, IGMP, ARP
   1.6.1 Activity: Examining ICMP
   1.6.2 Activity: Examining ARP
   1.6.3 Activity: Examining IGMP
   1.7 Network Topologies
   1.8 Network Types
   1.9 Part 1: Network Characteristics
   1.9 Part 2: Network Characteristics
   1.10 Module 1 outro

Module 2 - Cables and Connectors
   2.1 Ethernet Standards
   2.2 Copper Cable Types
   2.3 Fiber Optic Cable Types
   2.4 Connector Types
   2.4.1 Activity: Selecting the Right Cable
   2.5 Media Converters and Transceivers
   2.6 Cable Management
   2.7 Module 2 Outro

Module 3 - Internet Protocol (IP)
   3.1 IPv4 Basics
   3.2 IP Packet and Interface Types
   3.2.1 Activity: Configuring Client IP Settings
   3.3 Binary Numbering System
   3.4 Classful and Classless Addressing
   3.5 Understanding CIDR Notation
   3.6 IPv4 Subnetting Method
   3.7 Verifying with Binary
   3.8 Finding Subnet IDs
   3.8.1 Activity: Subnetting a Class C Network
   3.9 The Delta in Action
   3.9.1 Activity: Subnetting With the Delta
   3.10 Subnetting Based on Hosts
   3.11 Subnetting in Other Octets
   3.12 Supernetting
   3.12.1 Activity: Supernetting
   3.13 IPv6
   3.14 IPv4 - IPv6 Transition Mechanisms
   3.15 Module 3 Outro

Module 4 - Layer 7 Protocols
   4.1 Remote Control Protocols
   4.2 File Sharing Protocols
   4.3 Web Protcols
   4.4 Email Protocols
   4.5 Database Protocols
   4.6 Voice Protocols
   4.7 Security Protocols
   4.8 Management Protocols
   4.9 Module 4 Outro

Module 5 - Network Services
   5.1 DHCP
   5.1.1 Activity: Configuring DHCP
   5.1.2 Activity: Configuring a DHCP Relay Agent
   5.2 DNS
   5.2.1 Activity: Configuring DNS - Part 1
   5.2.2 Activity: Configuring DNS - Part 2
   5.3 NTP
   5.4 Corporate and Datacenter Network Architecture
   5.5 Cloud Concepts and Connectivity Options
   5.6 Module 5 Outro

Module 6 - Networking Devices
   6.1 Introductory Concepts
   6.2 Repeaters and Hubs
   6.2.1 Activity: Connecting Devices with a Hub
   6.3 Bridges and Switches
   6.3.1 Activity: Connecting Devices with a Switch
   6.4 Routers and Multilayer Switches
   6.5 Security Devices
   6.6 Modems
   6.7 Module 6 Outro

Module 7 - Networked Devices
   7.1 IP Devices
   7.2 IoT
   7.2.1 Activity - Programming IoT Devices
   7.3 ICS/SCADA
   7.4 Module 7 Outro

Module 8 - Routing and Bandwidth Management
   8.1 Routing Basics
   8.1.1 Activity: Configuring Static Routes
   8.2 Packet Delivery on the Same Network
   8.3 IP Routing Across a Single Router
   8.4 IP Routing Across Multiple Hops
   8.4.1 Activity: Static Routes - CHALLENGE
   8.5 Route Selection
   8.6 RIP
   8.6.1 Activity: Configuring RIP - CHALLENGE
   8.7 OSPF
   8.8 EIGRP
   8.9 BGP
   8.10 NAT/PAT
   8.11 Bandwidth Management (with Module 8 Outro)

Module 9 - Ethernet Switching
   9.1 Ethernet Basics
   9.2 Switching Overview
   9.2.1 Activity: Examining a MAC Table
   9.3 VLANs
   9.3.1 Activity: Creating VLANs
   9.4 VLAN Trunking
   9.4.1 Activity: Configuring VLAN Trunking
   9.5 VLAN Routing
   9.5.1 Activity: Configuring VLAN Routing
   9.6 Contention Management
   9.7 Switchport Configuration (with Module 9 Outro)

Module 10 - Wireless Technologies
   10.1 Wireless Overview
   10.2 Radio Basics
   10.3 Modulation
   10.4 Wi-Fi Standards
   10.5 Antennas
   10.6 Wi-Fi Service Sets
   10.7 Wi-Fi Security
   10.8 Cellular

Module 11 Network Performance
   11.1 Monitoring Performance
   11.2 Common Metrics
   11.2.1 Activity: Examining Interface Statistics
   11.3 SNMP
   11.4 Netflow
   11.5 Network Security Monitoring (with Module 11 Outro)

Module 12 High Availability and Disaster Recovery
   12.1 HA and DR Concepts
   12.2 High Availability Mechanisms
   12.3 Disaster Recovery Mechanisms
   12.4 Facility and Infrastructure Support (with Module 12 Outro)

Module 13 Organizational Documents
   13.1 Plans and Procedures
   13.2 Security Policies
   13.3 Loss Prevention
   13.4 Common Agreements
   13.5 Common Documentation
   13.6 Structured Cabling - MDF and IDF
   13.7 Horizontal and Vertical Cabling
   13.7.1 Activity - Implementing Cable Management
   13.8 Labeling
   13.9 Surveys and Assessments (with Module 13 Outro)

Module 14 Network Security
   14.1 Common Security Concepts
   14.2 Common Attack Types
   14.3 Spoofing-based Attacks
   14.4 Hijacking and MITM
   14.5 Social Engineering
   14.6 Network Segmentation
   14.7 Private VLANs
   14.8 Single Organization Authentication
   14.9 Extending Authentication
   14.10 Authorization
   14.11 Network Device Hardening
   14.12 Wireless Security
   14.13 Remote Access Security
   14.14 IoT Security
   14.15 Physical Security (with Module 14 Outro)

Module 15 Network Troubleshooting
   15.1 Troubleshooting Methodology
   15.2 Physical Connectivity Issues
   15.3 Hardware Testing Tools
   15.3.1 Activity - Testing an Ethernet Cable
   15.3.2 Activity - Crimping on an RJ-45 Connector
   15.3.3 Activity - Punching Down Twisted Pair
   15.3.4 Activity - Using a Telephone Toner
   15.4 Understanding Electricity
   15.4.1 Activity - Checking Cable Continuity
   15.4.2 Activity - Testing DC Voltage
   15.4.3 Activity - Testing AC Voltage
   15.5 Twisted Pair Pinout Problems
   15.6 Twisted Pair Termination Problems
   15.7 Repairing Damaged Twisted Pair Cable
   15.8 Fiber Optic Connectivity Issues
   15.8.1 Activity - Testing a Fiber Optic Cable
   15.9 Common Port Problems
   15.9.1 Working with Ports and Their Devices
   15.10 Common Software Testing Tools
   15.10.1 Activity - Scanning for Open Ports
   15.11 Common Command Line Utilities
   15.12 Troubleshooting Basic IP Networking Issues
   15.13 Common Switching Issues
   15.14 Switching Test Tools and Techniques
   15.15 Common IP Routing Issues
   15.16 Wi-Fi Access Point Issues
   15.17 Wirelss Interference
   15.17.1 Activity - Using a Spectrum Analyzer
   15.18 Wireless Antenna Issues
   15.18.1 Activity - Configuring a Wi-Fi Router
   15.19 WAP Placement Strategies
   15.20 Infrastructure Service Issues (DHCP)
   15.21 Infrastructure Service Issues (DNS)
   15.22 Infrastructure Service Issues (NTP)
   15.23 Fireall / ACL Issues
   15.24 VPN Issues
   15.25 Additional Network Security Troubleshooting and Tips
   15.26 Advanced Networking Issues
   15.27 Troubleshooting Server Services (with Module 15 Outro)
   CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Course Outro

Course: 3 - Estimated 3 Week(s) To Complete
3
CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 Course Content
16 Hours 01 Minutes 15 Videos 146 Prep Questions
As security is a paramount concern in cloud administration, this course provides the necessary grounding in cybersecurity practices. It covers risk management, incident response, and threat detection, equipping learners with the skills to secure Azure environments and protect data.

Module 1 - Introduction to Security
   1.1 Introduction to Security

Module 2 - Malware and Social Engineering Attacks
   2.1 Malware and Social Engineering Attacks

Module 3 - Basic Cryptography
   3.1 Basic Cryptography

Module 4 - Advanced Cryptography and PKI
   4.1 Advanced Cryptography and PKI

Module 5 - Networking and Server Attacks
   5.1 Networking and Server Attacks

Module 6 - Network Security Devices, Designs and Technology
   6.1 Network Security Devices, Designs and Technology

Module 7 - Administering a Secure Network
   7.1 Administering a Secure Network

Module 8 - Wireless Network Security
   8.1 Wireless Network Security

Module 9 - Client and Application Security
   9.1 Client and Application Security

Module 10 - Mobile and Embedded Device Security
   10.1 Mobile and Embedded Device Security

Module 11 - Authentication and Account Management
   11.1 Authentication and Account Management

Module 12 - Access Management
   12.1 Access Management

Module 13 - Vulnerability Assessment and Data Security
   13.1 Vulnerability Assessment and Data Security

Module 14 - Business Continuity
   14.1 Business Continuity

Module 15 - Risk Mitigation
   15.1 Risk Mitigation

Module 16 - Security Plus Summary and Review
   16.1 - Security Plus Summary and Review

Module 17 - Hands-On Training
   17.1 Hands-On Scanning Part 1
   17.2 Hands-On Scanning Part 2
   17.3 Hands-On Advanced Scanning
   17.4 Hands-On MetaSploit
   17.5 Hands-On BurpSuite
   17.6 Hands-On Exploitation Tools Part 1
   17.7 Hands-On Exploitation Tools Part 2
   17.8 Hands-On Invisibility Tools
   17.9 Hands-On Connect to Tor

Course: 4 - Estimated 5 Week(s) To Complete
4
Microsoft Azure Administrator (AZ-104) Course Content
35 Hours 02 Minutes 86 Videos 200 Prep Questions
Directly aligned with the role of an Azure Administrator, this course offers in-depth training in managing Azure's services, including compute, storage, network, and security. It's designed to provide hands-on experience in Azure administration, preparing learners for practical challenges in the field.

Module 1 - Azure Overview
   1.0 Introduction to AZ-104
   1.1 Cloud Computing
   1.2 Cloud Services Benefits
   1.3 Cloud Service Types
   1.4 Azure Core Architectural Components
   1.4.1 ACTIVITY-Creating Management Groups and Subscriptions
   1.5 Azure Compute Services
   1.6 Azure Application Hosting Options
   1.7 Azure Networking Services
   1.8 Azure Storage Services
   1.9 Azure Identity, Access, and Security
   1.10 Azure Cost Management
   1.10.1 ACTIVITY- Checking Your Azure Balance
   1.11 Azure Governance and Compliance Tools
   1.11.1 ACTIVITY- Assign an Azure Policy

Module 2 - Azure Tools
   2.1 Azure Portal
   2.1.1 ACTIVITY- Exploring the Azure Portal
   2.2 Azure Monitoring Tools
   2.3 Azure PowerShell
   2.3.1 ACTIVITY- Using Azure PowerShell
   2.4 Azure CLI
   2.4.1 ACTIVITY- Using the Azure CLI
   2.5 Azure Cloud Shell
   2.6 ARM Templates
   2.6.1 ACTIVITY- Using Templates to Deploy Resources
   2.7 Azure Resource Manager
   2.8 Hybrid Tools

Module 3 - Azure Identities and Governance
   3.1 Azure AD Overview
   3.1.1 ACTIVITY- Exploring Azure Active Directory
   3.1.2 ACTIVITY- Adding a Custom Domain
   3.2 Subscriptions
   3.3 Users and Groups
   3.3.1 ACTIVITY- Adding Azure Active Directory User
   3.3.2 ACTIVITY- Bulk Inviting New Users
   3.3.3 ACTIVITY- Creating Azure AD Groups
   3.4 Authentication
   3.5 SSPR
   3.5.1 ACTIVITY- Implementing SSPR
   3.6 Devices
   3.7 Azure Roles
   3.7.1 ACTIVITY- Assigning Azure Roles
   3.8 Azure AD Roles
   3.8.1 ACTIVITY- Assigning Azure AD Roles
   3.9 Conditional Access
   3.10 Authorization
   3.10.1 ACTIVITY- Managing Licenses
   3.11 Azure Policy

Module 4 - Azure Storage
   4.1 Storage Accounts
   4.1.1 ACTIVITY- Creating a Storage Account
   4.2 Storage Types
   4.2.1 ACTIVITY- Creating Storage Types
   4.3 Azure Storage Tools
   4.3.1 ACTIVITY- Azure Storage Explorer
   4.4 Azure Files and File Sync
   4.4.1 ACTIVITY- Deploying an Azure Files Share
   4.5 Azure Storage Security

Module 5 - Azure Compute Resources
   5.1 Virtual Machines
   5.1.1 ACTIVITY- Create Virtual Machines
   5.1.2 ACTIVITY- Delete a Virtual Machine
   5.2 VM Availability
   5.2.1 ACTIVITY- Increasing VM Availability
   5.3 VM Extensions
   5.4 Azure App Service
   5.5 Azure Container Instances
   5.6 Kubernetes

Module 6 - Azure Virtual Networks
   6.1 Virtual Networks
   6.1.1 ACTIVITY- Create a VNet
   6.2 Network Security Groups-Part 1
   6.2.1 Network Security Groups-Part 2
   6.3 Azure Firewall
   6.3.1 ACTIVITY- Deploying a Firewall
   6.4 Azure DNS-Part 1
   6.4.1 Azure DNS-Part 2
   6.4.2 ACTIVITY- Implementing Azure DNS Zone6
   6.5 Virtual Network Peering
   6.5.1 ACTIVITY- VNet Peering
   6.6 Azure VPN Gateway
   6.7 ExpressRoute and Virtual WANs
   6.8 Azure Load Balancer
   6.9 Azure Application Gateway
   6.10 Azure Routes

Module 7 - Azure Monitoring and Backup
   7.1 Network Watcher
   7.2 Azure Monitor
   7.3 Azure Backup-Part 1
   7.4 Azure Backup-Part 2
   7.5 Azure Backup-Part 3
   7.6 Conclusion to AZ-104

Our dynamic Azure Administrator AZ-104 training series is meticulously crafted to guide you through the evolving landscape of Azure cloud services, setting a solid foundation for the AZ-104 certification and your Azure security career path. This series embarks with an exploration of the fundamental concepts and frameworks that are pivotal for the Microsoft Azure Administrator role, prepping you for the real-world applications of the cloud environment. With an emphasis on the AZ-104 certification journey, our curriculum is specially curated to enhance your prowess in Azure infrastructure services, security measures, and network connectivity—core competencies for adeptly managing and optimizing Azure resources.

As you progress to the second phase of the training, our focus pivots to comprehensive exam preparation. We leverage an in-depth AZ-104 study guide that mirrors the actual certification blueprint. Achieving the AZ-104 certification signifies your mastery over Azure administrative tasks, spanning the management of Azure subscriptions, storage solutions, computing capabilities, and virtual network configurations. Our course content is perpetually refreshed, capturing the most current elements of the AZ-104 exam and furnishing you with up-to-date scenarios that resonate with the standards of Azure AZ-104 certification.

Far from being just an exam preparation, this series propels you towards a trajectory of professional growth. The AZ-104 certification is a beacon across the IT industry, frequently associated with competitive remuneration, exemplifying the high demand for proficient Azure Administrators. Culminating this series not only gears you up for the AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator exam but also elevates you to a status where your credentials command a salary commensurate with your Azure expertise. This is an investment in your future—a stepping stone to a plethora of burgeoning opportunities in the cloud computing sphere.

The job prospects for Azure Administrators are robust, presenting a spectrum of roles teeming with potential and competitive compensation. The Azure Administrator Associate position—a critical stepping stone on the Azure administrator learning path—concerns itself with the implementation and management of Azure solutions and offers an average salary of around USD 89,227. This role marks the commencement of your journey through the diverse Azure career paths, with avenues to branch out into specialized roles such as Azure Data Engineer, Azure Data Scientist, Azure Database Administrator, Azure AI Engineer, Azure Enterprise Data Analyst, Azure Network Engineer, Azure Security Engineer, Azure Stack Hub Operator, Azure DevOps Engineer Expert, and Azure Solutions Architect Expert.

Keep in mind, these salary estimations fluctuate considerably due to variables including geographic location, accumulated experience, and individual employers. For example, in the tech-centric city of San Jose, CA, an Azure Administrator’s earning potential soars to an average of $111,979, reflecting the region’s high demand for cloud expertise.

The Azure Administrator training series is designed to suit individuals who are passionate about cloud technology and eager to master the Azure platform. It’s ideal for:

  • IT Professionals and Support Specialists: Those with a background in IT support and troubleshooting, who understand the nuances of maintaining an organization’s IT infrastructure, can elevate their careers by learning to manage and operate Azure’s cloud services.
  • System and Network Administrators: Professionals accustomed to handling on-premises infrastructure, network configuration, and system security will find this series a gateway to applying their skills in the cloud, specifically within Azure’s expansive ecosystem.
  • Security Analysts and Engineers: As cybersecurity remains a top priority, those experienced in threat protection policies and compliance will benefit from learning how to secure Azure environments against sophisticated cyber threats.
  • Technical Consultants: Consultants who advise on or implement IT solutions can expand their service offerings by acquiring Azure-specific skills, including managing virtual machines, implementing storage solutions, and configuring networks in a cloud context.
  • Aspiring Cloud Professionals: Those at the start of their cloud journey will gain a comprehensive understanding of Azure, from basic cloud concepts to advanced administration, positioning themselves as valuable assets to any organization transitioning to or operating in the cloud.

By integrating Azure’s administrative functions, such as resource monitoring, log analytics, compute management, and identity protection with hands-on practice, this series ensures participants are well-prepared for the challenges and opportunities of cloud administration. It caters to those aiming to achieve certifications like the AZ-104 and positions them for potentially lucrative roles within the field, where the expertise is often rewarded with competitive salaries and job security.

Enroll now to accelerate your Azure career path and master the roles and responsibilities of an Azure administrator.

What is an Azure Administrator?

An Azure Administrator is responsible for implementing, monitoring, and maintaining Microsoft Azure solutions, including major services related to compute, storage, network, and security.

What certifications are available for Azure Administrators?

The Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate certification, which can be earned by passing the AZ-104 exam, is the primary certification for Azure Administrators.

What skills are needed to become an Azure Administrator?

Key skills include a deep understanding of Azure services, cloud computing concepts, networking, security, and familiarity with PowerShell or Azure CLI for automation and scripting.

Can I become an Azure Administrator without IT experience?

While it’s possible, having a background in IT, especially in areas like networking, security, or systems administration, is highly recommended. Foundational knowledge and experience can significantly ease the learning curve.

What is the job outlook for Azure Administrators?

The job outlook is positive due to the increasing adoption of cloud services. Azure Administrators are in demand, and the role often offers competitive salaries and opportunities for career advancement.

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