AZ-104: Configure and manage virtual networks for Azure administrators

Beginner
Administrator
Azure
Virtual Machines
Virtual Network
DNS
VPN Gateway
ExpressRoute
Application Gateway
Load Balancer

Learn how to configure and manage Azure network capabilities like connectivity services, application protection, application delivery, and network monitoring services. This learning path helps prepare you for Exam AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator.

Modules in this learning path

Learn how to configure networking in a secure way for your Azure virtual machines.

A good Azure IP addressing schema provides flexibility, room for growth, and integration with on-premises networks. The schema ensures that communication works for deployed resources, minimizes public exposure of systems, and gives the organization flexibility in its network. If not properly designed, systems might not be able to communicate, and additional work will be required to remediate.

Create a DNS zone for your domain name. Create DNS records to map the URL to an IP address. Test that the domain name resolves to your web server.

Use virtual network peering to enable communication across virtual networks in a way that's secure and minimally complex.

Learn how to control Azure virtual network traffic by implementing custom routes.

VPN Gateway in Azure provides secure connectivity between your on-premises networks and clients.

Connect your on-premises systems and users to Azure and Office 365 by using ExpressRoute for private, dedicated, and guaranteed throughput connectivity.

Network security groups and service endpoints help you secure your virtual machines and Azure services from unauthorized network access.

Improve application resilience by distributing load across multiple servers and use path-based routing to direct web traffic.

Discuss the different load balancers in Azure and how to choose the right Azure load balancer solution to meet your requirements.

Review multidimensional metrics for the load balancer in Azure Monitor Metrics, and check health probe status for the load balancer.

Use Network Watcher tools, diagnostics, and logs to help find and fix networking issues in your Azure infrastructure.