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10979 - Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

Duration: 2 Days
Course Price: $1,190

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About this course

Get hands-on instruction and practice implementing Microsoft Azure in this two day Microsoft Official Course. You will be presented with Basic cloud computing concepts as well as specific Microsoft Azure features used in day to day administration of cloud resources. You will learn key Microsoft Azure concepts and basic implementation of Azure subscriptions, websites, virtual machines, storage, virtual networks, databases and Microsoft Azure Active Directory.  
This course is intended for information technology (IT) professionals who have a limited knowledge of cloud technologies and want to learn more about Microsoft Azure. This course provides the underlying knowledge required by all IT professionals who will be using Microsoft Azure, regardless of whether they are an administrator, developer, or database administrator. While this course does not map to an exam, it does provide you with the prerequisite knowledge for taking courses 20532B:Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions20533B:Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.

Audience profile

This course is intended for IT professionals who have a limited knowledge of cloud technologies and want to learn more about Microsoft Azure. The audience will include:
  • Individuals who want to evaluate the deployment, configuration, and administration of services and virtual machines using Microsoft Azure.
  • Developers who want to evaluate the creation of Microsoft Azure solutions.
  • Windows Server administrators who want to evaluate the migration of on-premises Active Directory roles and services to the cloud.
  • IT professionals who want to evaluate the use of Microsoft Azure to host web sites and mobile app back-end services.
  • Database administrators who want to evaluate the use of Microsoft Azure to host Microsoft SQL Server databases.

At course completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the various Azure services, and access these services from the Azure portal.
  • Create and configure virtual machines in Azure.
  • Describe the Azure Websites service and Azure Cloud Services.
  • Create and implement Azure networks.
  • Create and configure cloud storage in Azure.
  • Use databases to store data in Azure.
  • Use Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), integrate applications with Azure AD, and manage authentication.
  • Manage an Azure subscription by using Azure PowerShell, Microsoft Visual Studio, and the Azure command-line interface.

About this course

Get hands-on instruction and practice implementing Microsoft Azure in this two day Microsoft Official Course. You will be presented with Basic cloud computing concepts as well as specific Microsoft Azure features used in day to day administration of cloud resources. You will learn key Microsoft Azure concepts and basic implementation of Azure subscriptions, websites, virtual machines, storage, virtual networks, databases and Microsoft Azure Active Directory.  
This course is intended for information technology (IT) professionals who have a limited knowledge of cloud technologies and want to learn more about Microsoft Azure. This course provides the underlying knowledge required by all IT professionals who will be using Microsoft Azure, regardless of whether they are an administrator, developer, or database administrator. While this course does not map to an exam, it does provide you with the prerequisite knowledge for taking courses 20532B:Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions20533B:Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.

Audience profile

This course is intended for IT professionals who have a limited knowledge of cloud technologies and want to learn more about Microsoft Azure. The audience will include:
  • Individuals who want to evaluate the deployment, configuration, and administration of services and virtual machines using Microsoft Azure.
  • Developers who want to evaluate the creation of Microsoft Azure solutions.
  • Windows Server administrators who want to evaluate the migration of on-premises Active Directory roles and services to the cloud.
  • IT professionals who want to evaluate the use of Microsoft Azure to host web sites and mobile app back-end services.
  • Database administrators who want to evaluate the use of Microsoft Azure to host Microsoft SQL Server databases.

At course completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the various Azure services, and access these services from the Azure portal.
  • Create and configure virtual machines in Azure.
  • Describe the Azure Websites service and Azure Cloud Services.
  • Create and implement Azure networks.
  • Create and configure cloud storage in Azure.
  • Use databases to store data in Azure.
  • Use Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), integrate applications with Azure AD, and manage authentication.
  • Manage an Azure subscription by using Azure PowerShell, Microsoft Visual Studio, and the Azure command-line interface.

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Two or more years of experience with deploying and managing Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 environments; NS experience with day-to-day Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 system-administration management and maintenance tasks.
  • Experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation. 
  • Experience with Active Directory technologies and implementation.
  • Experience with Windows Server virtualization technologies and implementation.
  • Knowledge equivalent to the MCSA credentials of Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012.

Module 1: Getting Started with Microsoft AzureThis module describes the features of Microsoft Azure and the services it provides. The module also explains how to manage Microsoft Azure by using the Azure portal, Visual Studio, and SQL Server Management Studio. In addition, the module describes how to manage subscriptions and billing.Lessons

  • What Is Cloud Computing?
  • What Is Azure?
  • Managing Azure
  • Subscription Management and Billing

Lab : Use the Microsoft Azure Portal

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe cloud computing.
  • Describe Microsoft Azure and the various Azure services.
  • Manage Azure services from the Azure portal.
  • Manage your Azure subscription and billing.

Module 2: Virtual Machines in Microsoft AzureThis module describes how to create and configure virtual machines and disks.Lessons

  • Create and Configure Virtual Machines
  • Configure Disks

Lab : Create a Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create and configure virtual machines in Microsoft Azure.
  • Configure disks for virtual machines.

Module 3: Websites and Cloud ServicesThis module explains the procedures for creating and configuring websites and cloud services. The module also describes how to deploy and monitor websites.Lessons

  • Create and Configure Websites
  • Deploy and Monitor Websites
  • Create and Deploy Cloud Services

Lab : Websites and Cloud Services

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create and configure websites by using the Azure portal.
  • Deploy and monitor websites on Azure.
  • Create and deploy cloud services on Azure.


Module 4: Virtual NetworksThis module provides an overview of virtual networks and also describes the procedure to create one. The module then describes a point-to-site VPN and explains how to set up one.Lessons

  • Getting Started with Virtual Networks
  • Creating a Virtual Network
  • Implementing Point-to-Site Networks

Lab : Create a Virtual Network

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the purpose and functionality of Azure virtual networks.
  • Create Azure virtual networks.
  • Implement point-to-site networks.

Module 5: Cloud StorageThis module describes cloud storage features such as azure storage accounts, BLOBs, tables, and queues. The module also describes how to create and manage storage.Lessons

  • Understand Cloud Storage
  • Create and Manage Storage

Lab : Configure Azure Storage

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the features and benefits of cloud storage.
  • Create and manage storage in Azure.

Module 6: Microsoft Azure DatabasesThis module provides an overview of the relational database deployment options. The module also describes how to create and connect SQL databases.Lessons

  • Understand Relational Database Deployment Options
  • Create and Connect to SQL Databases

Lab : Create a SQL Database in Azure

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe options for relational database deployment in Azure.
  • Create and connect to SQL databases in Azure.

Module 7: Azure Active DirectoryThis module describes how to manage Active Directory objects and how they can be used for identity and access management. The module also describes how to configure authentication by using multi-factor authentication and single sign-on.Lessons

  • Overview of Azure AD
  • Manage Authentication

Lab : Create Users in Azure Active Directory

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Manage Azure AD objects.
  • Manage authentication.

Module 8: Microsoft Azure Management ToolsThis module provides an overview of the tools that you can use to manage Microsoft Azure such as Azure PowerShell, Visual Studio, and Xplat CLI.Lessons

  • Azure PowerShell
  • The Azure SDK and the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface

Lab : Using Microsoft Azure Management Tools

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe and use Windows Azure PowerShell to manage an Azure subscription.
  • Describe and use Microsoft Visual Studio and the Azure cross-platform command-line interface to manage an Azure subscription.
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