MS-10979E - Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

This course provides the underlying knowledge required by all individuals who will be evaluating Microsoft Azure, regardless of whether they are an administrator, developer, or database administrator. This course also provides the pre-requisite knowledge for students wishing to attend course 20532C Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions, or course 20533C Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.

During this course, students will be introduced to the principles of cloud computing and will become familiar with how these principles have been implemented in Microsoft Azure. In addition, this course will take students through the process of implementing the core Azure infrastructure, consisting of virtual networks and storage. With this foundation, students will learn how to create the most common Azure services, including Azure virtual machines (VMs), Web Apps, and SQL Databases. The course will conclude by describing features of Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and methods of integrating it with on-premises Active Directory.

*This course utilizes higher hosting resources for online labs and therefore, post-class access is limited to 30 days.

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Before attending this course, students must have a background in IT. In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:
  • Understanding of how to deploy websites
  • A basic understanding of virtualization
  • A basic understanding of Active Directory concepts, including domains, users, and domain controllers

A basic understanding of database concepts, including tables and simple queries

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Azure

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

Module 2: Microsoft Azure management tools

What is Azure PowerShell
The Azure SDK and the Azure CLI

Module 3: Virtual machines in Microsoft Azure

Creating and configuring VMs
Configure disks

Module 4: Web Apps and cloud services

Creating and configuring web apps
Deploying and monitoring web apps
Creating and deploying PaaS cloud services

Module 5: Creating and configuring virtual networks

Getting started with virtual networks
Configuring Azure networking
Getting started with Azure Load Balancer

Module 6: Cloud storage

Understanding cloud storage
Create and manage storage

Module 7: Microsoft Azure Databases

Understanding options for relational database deployment
Creating and connecting to Azure SQL databases

Module 8: Creating and managing Azure AD

Overview of Azure AD
Manage Azure AD authentication