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Microsoft Azure Advanced Administration

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Course Overview

This five-day instructor-led course is designed primarily for Azure Administrators who have some experience with Azure and want a more in-depth knowledge of Azure services and how to administer and architect a solution. Lessons include virtualization, automation, networking, storage, identity, security, data platform, and application infrastructure. This course outlines how decisions in each of these areas affect an overall solution.

Audience Profile

This course is for IT Professionals with expertise in designing and implementing solutions running on Microsoft Azure. They should have a broad knowledge of IT operations, including networking, virtualization, identity, security, business continuity, disaster recovery, data platform, budgeting, and governance. Azure Advanced Administrators use the Azure Portal and as they become more adept they use the Command Line Interface. Candidates must have basic skills and knowledge of Azure administration. It is recommended that students have attended the AZ-104 – Microsoft Azure Administrator course before attending this course.

At Course Completion

  • Administer Azure services with a deep knowledge and understanding.

Target Audiance

  • The determined cybersecurity analyst, focused on safeguarding Azure deployments against threats.
  • The enthusiastic DevOps engineer, aiming to streamline continuous integration and deployment with Azure.
  • The innovative AI developer, exploring Azure's capabilities for machine learning and AI applications.
  • The adaptable network engineer, adapting Azure networking solutions for optimal connectivity.

Schedule Dates

Microsoft Azure Advanced Administration
01 July 2024 - 05 July 2024
Microsoft Azure Advanced Administration
07 October 2024 - 11 October 2024
Microsoft Azure Advanced Administration
13 January 2025 - 17 January 2025
Microsoft Azure Advanced Administration
14 April 2025 - 18 April 2025

Course Content

  • Overview of Azure Active Directory
  • Users and Groups
  • Administrative Units
  • Domains and Custom Domains
  • Azure AD Identity Protection
  • Implement Conditional Access
  • Configure Guest Users (B2B) in Azure AD
  • Manage Multiple Directories
  • Azure AD Identity Governance
  • Access Reviews
  • Access Packages

  • Install and Configure Azure AD Connect
  • Configure Password Sync and Password Writeback
  • Configure Azure AD Connect Health
  • Configure Cloud Sync

  • Virtual Networking
  • Virtual Network Peering
  • VPNs
  • Advanced Virtual Networking

  • Configure High Availability
  • Proximity Placement Groups
  • Implement Azure Dedicated Hosts
  • Deploy and Configure Scale Sets
  • Configure Azure Disk Encryption
  • Other Features

  • Implement Azure Load Balancer
  • Implement an Application Gateway
  • Understand Web Application Firewall
  • Implement Azure Firewall
  • Implement Azure Front Door

  • Storage Accounts
  • Blob Storage
  • Storage Security
  • Managing Storage
  • Accessing Blobs and Queues using AAD

  • Configure Storage Account Tables
  • Select Appropriate Cosmos DB APIs


Prior experience with Microsoft Azure fundamentals and administration is recommended. Familiarity with virtual networks, security, and automation concepts will also be beneficial.

The duration of the course may vary depending on the training provider, but typically it spans from three to five days, including hands-on labs and exercises.

The course typically covers advanced topics such as Azure governance, hybrid networking, identity management, advanced security, and automation using tools like PowerShell and Azure Resource Manager templates.

While the course itself may not directly offer a certification, it will prepare you for various Azure certifications such as the Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate or Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert, depending on your career path.

Yes, some training providers offer virtual instructor-led training (VILT) options for those unable to attend in person. These virtual sessions provide the same quality content and hands-on experience as the in-person classes.

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