MS-20537 - Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack

This five-day course will provide students with the key knowledge required to deploy and configure Microsoft Azure Stack. Using hands-on labs, students will learn the following:
•The key features and functionality of Microsoft Azure Stack.
•The differences between Microsoft Azure Stack, Microsoft Azure, and Windows Azure Pack.
•The architecture and components of Microsoft Azure Stack.
•How to deploy Microsoft Azure Stack.
•Windows Server Roles and Features used in Microsoft Azure Stack.
•How identity and authentication works in Microsoft Azure Stack.
•How Microsoft Azure Stack enables DevOps.

•How to create and manage Azure Resource Manager templates.
•How to create and manage Plans.
•How to create and manage Offers and Delegation.
•Manage the Marketplace in Microsoft Azure Stack.
•Software Defined Networking in Microsoft Azure Stack.
•Understand how storage is provisioned and managed in Microsoft Azure Stack.
•How to provision Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure Stack.
•Configuring Resource Providers in Microsoft Azure Stack.
•How to monitor and troubleshoot Microsoft Azure Stack.
•Understand how licensing and billing works in Microsoft Azure Stack.

This course is not Microsoft Software Assurance Training Voucher (SATV) eligible.

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Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Working knowledge of Windows Server 2016.
  • Working knowledge of SQL Server 2014.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Azure.

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Overview of Azure Stack

What is Azure Stack?
Comparing Azure Stack with Microsoft Azure.
Comparing Azure Stack to Windows Azure Pack.

Module 2: Foundational Components of Microsoft Azure Stack

Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016.
Identity and Authentication.

Module 3: Deploying Microsoft Azure Stack

Microsoft Azure Stack Architecture.
Azure Stack Prerequisites.
Installing Azure Stack.

Module 4: Offering Microsoft Azure Stack Resources

Working with Plans and Offers.
Microsoft Azure Stack Marketplace.
Enabling Multi-Tenancy in Azure Stack.
Integrating Azure Stack with Windows Azure Pack.

Module 5: Microsoft Azure Stack and DevOps

Technologies used in Microsoft Azure Stack for DevOps.
Azure Resource Manager Templates.
Third-party Resource Providers.

Module 6: Infrastructure as a Service and Microsoft Azure Stack

Software Defined Networking improvements with Microsoft Azure Stack and Windows Server 2016.
Azure Stack Storage.
Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure Stack.

Module 7: Platform as a Service and Microsoft Azure Stack

Understanding the Platform as a Service.
SQL Server and MySQL Server Providers in Microsoft Azure Stack.
App Service Resource Provider.
Azure Key Vault.
Azure Functions.

Module 8: Monitoring in Microsoft Azure Stack

Field Replaceable Unit.
Azure Stack Control Plane Monitoring.
Patching the Azure Stack Infrastructure.
Monitoring Guest Workloads in Microsoft Azure Stack.
Troubleshooting Azure Stack.
Protecting Azure Stack and Tenant Workloads.

Module 9: License Microsoft Azure Stack and Billing Tenants

How to license and pay for Azure Stack.
Azure Consistent Usage API.
Business Costs and Models with Azure Stack.