Deploy and Configure Azure Monitor (AZ-1004)

Course 8699

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Language: English
  • Level: Intermediate

Explore the power of Azure Monitor in this comprehensive learning path designed to elevate your monitoring skills for Azure environments. Dive deep into configuring and interpreting monitoring data for virtual machines, networking setups, and web applications. Gain hands-on experience in collecting, analyzing, and leveraging monitoring telemetry to optimize performance and ensure the reliability of your Azure infrastructure. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting your journey, this course is your gateway to mastering Azure monitoring and taking your skills to the next level.

Azure Monitor Course (AZ-1004) Delivery Methods

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  • Online

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Azure Monitor Course (AZ-1004) Information

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Master Log Analytics workspace creation and configuration, ensuring optimal performance and proactive alerting.
  • Learn to monitor application performance effectively with Application Insights and diagnostic settings for improved user experience.
  • Gain expertise in deploying Azure Monitor Agent on VMs and implementing Data Collection Rules for comprehensive telemetry monitoring.
  • Utilize Azure Network Watcher tools for monitoring connectivity across IaaS network resources, ensuring performance and security.
  • Configure alerts and responses for proactive issue detection and resolution, minimizing user disruptions.
  • Engage in practical projects to deploy and configure Azure Monitor across workloads, gaining real-world experience in monitoring and troubleshooting.


Understand the basic functionality of Azure Monitor and Log Analytics workspaces.

Certification Information

This course is part of a Microsoft applied skills program supporting the Microsoft Azure curriculum.

Azure Monitor Course (AZ-1004) Outline

  • Create a Log Analytics Workspace
  • Configure Access to Log Analytics Workspaces
  • Configure Log Analytics Data Retention
  • Configure Log Analytics Health Status Alerts
  • Knowledge Check
  • Understand Application Insights
  • Application Insights Sampling
  • Diagnostic Settings and Resource Logs
  • Azure SQL Insights
  • Knowledge Check
  • Deploy Azure Monitor Agent to IaaS Virtual Machines
  • Monitor Performance with VM Insights
  • Configure Data Collection Rules for IaaS VM Logs
  • Knowledge Check
  • Topology
  • Connection Monitor
  • IP Flow Verify and NSG Diagnostics
  • Packet Capture
  • Knowledge Check
  • Azure Monitor Alerts
  • Action Groups
  • Alert Rules
  • Alert Processing Rules
  • Azure Monitor Change Analysis
  • Knowledge Check
  • Exercise Prepare Your Azure Environment
  • Exercise Deploy Log Analytics
  • Exercise Monitor Web Apps
  • Exercise Configure Monitoring for Compute Services
  • Exercise Configure Alerts
  • Knowledge Check

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Azure Monitor Course (AZ-1004) FAQs

No. Applied Skills credentials are not replacing Certifications. We are expanding our credentialing portfolio to better meet the needs of our learners and customers by allowing people to validate very specific skill sets with this new offering.

Certifications are role-based and evaluate a broader range of skills needed to be successful in critical roles that organizations need to be successful in today’s rapidly changing technical environment.

Applied Skills credentials are scenario-based and evaluate a narrower skill set specific to a critical business problem or challenge that organizations are facing.

If you want to demonstrate that you have the range of skills needed to succeed in a given job role, a Certification is the right way to go. If you want to validate your skills on a specific business problem or scenario your organization faces, an Applied Skills credential will make more sense.

Here are some key differentiators between Certifications and Applied Skills:

  • Breadth of skills validated: Certifications typically validate 4-6 skill sets, while Applied Skills validate one specific skill set.
  • Focus: Certifications are job role-based, while Applied Skills are product-based.
  • Purpose: Certifications are intended to validate skills needed for the technical aspects of job roles that leverage Microsoft solutions and technologies. Applied Skills are intended to validate specific scenarios that may be hindering an organization’s digital transformation goals.

Many of the Applied Skills credentials can be used to help you prepare for Certification exams. Because Applied Skills are awarded based on performance within a lab, that experience may set you up for success on a Certification. All role-based Certification exams require experience, so earning an Applied Skills credential is one way to get some of the experience needed to pass the exam. However, not all skills assessed on a Certification exam will have an associated Applied Skills assessment lab, so you should not rely on Applied Skills alone. Visit how to prepare for a Certification exam.

If you want to demonstrate that you have skill sets that were not assessed by the Certification, are Certification “adjacent,” or are needed for a specific project that you would like to do or are working on. An Applied Skill credential would be a great way to show your employer and peers that you have those skills and the skills validated by your Certification.

It depends on your technical expertise and why you want to earn a Microsoft credential.

If you are exploring technology or just beginning your learning journey in technology, starting with a fundamentals certification makes the most sense because it focuses on ensuring you have the foundational knowledge you need to get started in technology.

If you have experience and want to explore how Microsoft technologies and solutions are used to solve critical business problems, an Applied Skills credential is a great way to validate fundamental world skills focused on specific projects or scenarios.

If you have some experience and are pursuing a job that leverages Microsoft solutions, a role-based certification is the logical solution to validate role-based skills. Note that some Applied Skills credentials relate to our certifications and may provide another way to prepare for a certification exam.

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