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M10979 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

Get hands-on instruction and practice implementing Microsoft Azure in this two day Microsoft Official Course. You will be presented with Basic cloud computing concepts as well as specific Microsoft Azure features used in day to day administration of cloud resources. You will learn key Microsoft Azure concepts and basic implementation of Azure subscriptions, websites, virtual machines, storage, virtual networks, databases and Microsoft Azure Active Directory.

This course is intended for information technology (IT) professionals who have a limited knowledge of cloud technologies and want to learn more about Microsoft Azure. This course provides the underlying knowledge required by all IT professionals who will be using Microsoft Azure, regardless of whether they are an administrator, developer, or database administrator. While this course does not map to an exam, it does provide you with the prerequisite knowledge for taking M20532, Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions & M20533, Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for information technology (IT) professionals who have a limited knowledge of cloud technologies and want to learn more about Microsoft Azure. 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 prerequisite knowledge for students wishing to attend course M20532, Microsoft Azure for Developers, or course M20533, Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.

The audience will include:

  • Individuals who want to evaluate deploying, configuring, and administering services and virtual machines using Microsoft Azure.
  • Developers who want to evaluate creating Microsoft Azure solutions.
  • Windows Server administrators who are looking to evaluate the migration of on-premises roles and services to the cloud.
  • IT professionals who want to evaluate the use of Microsoft Azure to host web sites and mobile app back-end services.
  • Database administrators who want to evaluate the use of Microsoft Azure to host Microsoft SQL Server databases.


Please Note: Delegates need to create an outlook.com email address specifically to use for this course BEFORE coming to the class. You will be given an Azure Trial on arrival.

 

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Learning Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe cloud computing, Microsoft Azure, and Azure subscriptions.
  • Describe and create Microsoft Azure websites.
  • Create and configure virtual machines in Microsoft Azure.
  • Create a Microsoft Azure virtual network.
  • Describe and configure Microsoft Azure storage.
  • Describe and deploy databases in Microsoft Azure.
  • Describe and configure Microsoft Azure Active Directory.

Pre-Requisites

Please Note: Delegates need to create an outlook.com email address specifically to use for this course BEFORE coming to the class. You will be given an Azure Trial on arrival.

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • A basic understanding of websites.
  • A basic understanding of Active Directory concepts including: Domains, Users, Domain Controllers.
  • A basic understanding of database concepts including tables and simple queries.

Course Content

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 : Using the Microsoft Azure Portal

  • Add a Co-Administrator
  • View Billing Data

Module 2: 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

  • Create a WordPress Website
  • Create a Cloud Service

Module 3: Virtual Machines
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

  • Create a Virtual Machine from the Gallery
  • Verify the functionality of the Virtual Machine
  • Attach a Data Disk

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

  • Creating a Virtual Network
  • Creating Virtual Machines from the Gallery
  • Add Point-to-Site Connectivity

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

  • Create an Azure Storage Account
  • Create and Manage Blobs
  • Upload Files

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 an SQL Database

  • Create a New SQL Database in Azure and Configure SQL Server Firewall Rules
  • Add Data to an SQL Database in Azure by Using SQL Server Management Studio

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

  • Manage Azure AD Objects
  • Manage Authentication

Lab : Create Users in Azure Active Directory

  • Create an Azure AD Directory
  • Create Users in Azure Active Directory

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

  • Use the Azure PowerShell Modules
  • Use the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface

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