Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

Microsoft Course 10979

About the Course

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.

During this course, students will be introduced to the principles of cloud computing and will become familiar 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 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.

Course Duration: 2 days

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Introductory Webinar

Enjoy this free webinar from Microsoft Certified trainer Pradeep Raney, made possible by Global IT Networks, giving an introductory overview into Microsoft Azure and its uses for IT Professionals.

This webinar was designed to give professionals and interested IT practitioners a glimpse into Microsoft Azure and its various uses, as well as a top-level insight into the Microsoft Azure platform, and also a view on how to set up your first VM on Microsoft Azure.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe cloud computing, Azure, and Azure subscriptions
  • Describe and create Azure Web Apps
  • Create and configure VMs in Microsoft Azure
  • Create an Azure virtual network
  • Describe Azure storage
  • Describe and deploy databases in Azure
  • Describe Azure AD

Course Contents

During this course, students will be introduced to the principles of cloud computing and will become familiar 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:

Module 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Azure ↓

This 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

 

Learning Outcomes

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.

 

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Module 2: Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure ↓

This 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

 

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create and configure virtual machines in Microsoft Azure.
  • Configure disks for virtual machines.

 

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Module 3: Websites and Cloud Services ↓

This 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

 

Learning Outcomes

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.

 

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Module 4: Virtual Networks ↓

This 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

 

Learning Outcomes

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.

 

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Module 5: Cloud Storage ↓

This 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

 

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the features and benefits of cloud storage.
  • Create and manage storage in Azure.

 

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Module 6: Microsoft Azure Databases ↓

This 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

 

Learning Outcomes

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.

 

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Module 7: Azure Active Directory ↓

This 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

 

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Manage Azure AD objects.
  • Manage authentication.

 

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Module 8: Microsoft Azure Management Tools ↓

This 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

 

Learning Outcomes

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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Who is this course for?

This course is intended for individuals who want to evaluate deploying, configuring, and administering services and VMs using Azure, including:

  • Developers who want to evaluate creating Azure solutions.
  • Windows Server administrators who are looking to evaluate the migration of on-premises Active Directory services and roles to the cloud
  • IT professionals who want to evaluate the use of Azure to host web sites and mobile app back-end services
  • Database administrators who want to evaluate the use of Azure to host SQL databases

Prerequisites

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:

  • A basic understanding of 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

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