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?
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
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