MOC 10979 - Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

This Microsoft Azure Fundamentals training class 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.

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

  1. Developers who want to evaluate creating Azure solutions.
  2. Windows Server administrators who are looking to evaluate the migration of on-premises Active Directory services and roles to the cloud.
  3. IT professionals who want to evaluate the use of Azure to host web sites and mobile app back-end services.
  4. Database administrators who want to evaluate the use of Azure to host SQL databases.
  1. Learn to describe cloud computing, Azure, and Azure subscriptions.
  2. Learn to describe and create Azure Web Apps.
  3. Learn to create and configure VMs in Microsoft Azure.
  4. Learn to create an Azure virtual network.
  5. Learn to describe Azure storage.
  6. Learn to describe and deploy databases in Azure.
  7. Learn to describe Azure AD.
  1. Getting started with Microsoft Azure
    1. What is cloud computing?
    2. What is Azure?
    3. Managing Azure
    4. Subscription management, support, and billing
    5. Lab: Using the Azure portals
      1. Customizing the Azure portal interface
      2. Viewing billing, usage, and quotas data
  2. Microsoft Azure management tools
    1. What is Azure PowerShell?
    2. Azure SDK and Azure CLI
    3. Lab: Using Microsoft Azure management tools
      1. Using the Azure PowerShell modules
      2. Using the Azure CLI
  3. Virtual machines in Microsoft Azure
    1. Creating and configuring VMs
    2. Configuring disks
    3. Lab: Creating a VM in Azure
      1. Create a VM from the Azure portal by using an Azure Marketplace image
      2. Verify the functionality of the VM
      3. Configure storage of a VM
  4. Web Apps and cloud services
    1. Creating and configuring web apps
    2. Deploying and monitoring web apps
    3. Creating and deploying PaaS cloud services
    4. Lab: Web Apps and cloud services
      1. Creating and configuring a WordPress web app
      2. Creating a cloud service
  5. Creating and configuring virtual networks
    1. Getting started with virtual networks
    2. Configuring Azure networking
    3. Getting started with Azure Load Balancer
    4. Lab: Create and configure virtual networks
      1. Creating virtual networks
      2. Verifying virtual network functionality
  6. Cloud storage
    1. Understanding cloud storage
    2. Create and manage storage
    3. Lab: Configure Azure Storage
      1. Create an Azure Storage account
      2. Create and manage blobs
  7. Microsoft Azure Databases
    1. Understanding options for relational database deployments
    2. Creating and connecting to Azure SQL databases
    3. Lab: Creating a SQL Database in Azure
      1. Create a new Azure SQL database in Azure and configure SQL Server firewall rules
      2. Manage content of an Azure SQL database by using SQL Server Management Studio
  8. Creating and managing Azure AD
    1. Overview of Azure AD
    2. Manage Azure AD authentication
    3. Lab: Create and manage Azure Active Directory tenants
      1. Create users in Azure AD
      2. Create a new Azure AD tenant and a custom DNS domain
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this Azure class:

  • 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.
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