IL - 10979F - Introduction to Microsoft Azure for IT Professionals

Course Overview

This course provides the underlying knowledge required by ITPros/Devs who will be evaluating Microsoft Azure, whether they are administrators, developers, or database administrators.

This course introduces 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 explains how to implement the core Azure infrastructure, consisting of virtual networks and storage. With this foundation, students will be able to create the most common Azure services, including Azure Virtual Machines, Web Apps, and Azure SQL Database. The students will also learn about container-based Azure services and the most prominent examples of serverless computing. The course concludes by describing features of Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

Course Details
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Level: 100

Who this course is designed for
  • This course is intended for individuals who want to evaluate deploying, configuring, and administering services and virtual machines (VMs) by using Azure

What You Will Learn

  • 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, manage, and configure cloud storage in Azure.
  • Use Azure SQL Database to create, configure, and manage SQL databases.
  • Create and manage Azure AD.

Course Outline

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.
Lessons
What is cloud computing?
What is Azure?
Managing Azure
Subscription management, support, and billing

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.
Lessons
What is Azure PowerShell?
Azure SDK and 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.
Lessons
Creating and configuring Azure VMs
Configuring Azure VM storage

Module 4: Azure Web Apps
This module explains how to create, configure, and monitor web apps in Azure.
Lessons
Creating and configuring Azure web apps
Deploying and monitoring Azure web apps

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.
Lessons
Getting started with Azure networking
Getting started with Azure Load Balancer

Module 6: Introduction Azure Storage and Data Services
This module explains the features and benefits of Azure storage and data services.
Lessons
Understanding Azure Storage options
Creating and managing storage
Understanding options for relational database deployments
Creating and connecting to Azure SQL databases

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.
Lessons
Implementing Windows and Linux containers in Azure
Introduction to Azure serverless computing

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.
Lessons
Overview of Azure AD
Manage Azure AD authentication and authorization


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