Introduction to Microsoft Azure for IT Professionals
introduction to microsoft azure for it professionals this course provides the underlying knowledge required by all individuals who will be evaluating Microsoft Azure, whether they are administrators, developers, or database administrators. This course also provides the prerequisite knowledge for students wishing to attend Course 20532D: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions, or Course 20533D: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.
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introduction to microsoft azure for it professionals
This course provides the underlying knowledge required by all individuals who will be evaluating Microsoft Azure, whether they are administrators, developers, or database administrators. This course also provides the prerequisite knowledge for students wishing to attend Course 20532D: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions, or Course 20533D: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.
This course will introduce students to the principles of cloud computing. Students will become familiar with how these principles have been implemented in Microsoft Azure. In addition, this course will explain how to implement 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, Web Apps, and Azure SQL Database. The course will conclude by describing features of Azure AD and methods of integrating it with on-premises Active Directory.
*** NOTE: This class also available in On-Demand, eLearning Format ***
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MOC On-Demand 10979: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
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
At course completion:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe cloud computing, Azure, and Azure subscriptions.
- Use Azure PowerShell, the Azure Software Development Kit (SDK), and the Azure command-line interface (CLI) to manage Azure subscriptions.
- Create and configure virtual machines in Azure, and manage their disks.
- Create, configure, and monitor web apps in Azure and deploy Azure platform as a service (PaaS) cloud services.
- Create and configure Azure virtual networks.
- Create, manage, and configure cloud storage in Azure.
- Use Azure SQL Database to create, configure, and manage SQL databases.
- Create and manage Azure AD.
- Azure Administrator
- Azure Developer
- Azure Solution Architect
- AZ-100 – Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment
- AZ-101 – Microsoft Azure Integration and Security
- AZ-102 – Microsoft Azure Administrator Certification Transition
Module 1: Getting started with Microsoft Azure
This module introduces students to cloud services and the various Azure services. It describes how to use the Azure portal to access and manage Azure services, and to manage Azure subscription and billing.
- What is cloud computing?
- What is Azure?
- Managing Azure
- Subscription management, support, and billing
- Lab : Using the Azure portals
- Customizing the Azure portal interface
- Viewing billing, usage, and quotas data
Module 2: Microsoft Azure management tools
This module explains Azure PowerShell and its use in managing Azure subscriptions. It also describes how to use the Azure SDK and the Azure CLI to manage Azure subscriptions.
- What is Azure PowerShell?
- Azure SDK and Azure CLI
- Lab : Using Microsoft Azure management tools
- Using the Azure PowerShell modules
- Using the Azure CLI
Module 3: Virtual machines in Microsoft Azure
This module explains how to create and configure virtual machines in Azure and how to manage disks for virtual machines.
- Creating and configuring Azure VMs
- Configuring Azure VM storage
- Lab : Creating a VM in Azure
- Creating a VM from the Azure portal by using an Azure Marketplace image
- Verifying the functionality of the VM
- Configuring storage of a VM
Module 4: Azure Web Apps
This module explains how to create, configure, and monitor web apps in Azure.
- Creating and configuring Azure web apps
- Deploying and monitoring Azure web apps
- Lab : Creating and managing Azure web apps
- Creating and configuring an Azure web app
Module 5: Implementing Azure networking
This module explains how to create and implement Azure networks and how to use their components to enhance the resiliency and availability of virtual machines.
- Getting started with Azure networking
- Getting started with Azure Load Balancer
- Lab : Creating and configuring virtual networks
- Creating a virtual network
- Creating an Azure load balancer
Module 6: Introduction Azure Storage and Data Services
This module explains the features and benefits of Azure storage and data services.
- Understanding Azure Storage options
- Creating and managing storage
- Understanding options for relational database deployments
- Creating and connecting to Azure SQL databases
- Lab : Configuring Azure Storage
- Creating and configuring an Azure Storage account
- Creating and managing blobs
- Lab : Creating a SQL Database in Azure
- Creating a new Azure SQL database in Azure and configuring SQL Server firewall rules
- Managing content of an Azure SQL database by using SQL Server Management Studio
Module 7: Introduction to containers and serverless computing in Azure
This module explains the options for implementing containers and describes the serverless technologies available in Azure.
- Implementing Windows and Linux containers in Azure
- Introduction to Azure serverless computing
- Lab : Implementing containers on Azure VMs
- Implementing Docker hosts on Azure VMs
- Deploying containers to Azure VMs
- Deploying multicontainer applications with Docker Compose to Azure VMs
Module 8: Configuring and managing Azure AD
This module explains how to create users, domains, and directories in Azure AD, integrate applications with Azure AD, and use Multi-Factor Authentication.
- Overview of Azure AD
- Manage Azure AD authentication and authorization
- Lab : Create and manage Azure Active Directory