MOC 10979 - Introduction to Microsoft Azure for IT Professionals

This Introduction to Microsoft Azure for IT Professionals training class 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 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.

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  1. Describe cloud computing, Azure, and Azure subscriptions.
  2. Use Azure PowerShell, the Azure Software Development Kit (SDK), and the Azure command-line interface (CLI) to manage Azure subscriptions.
  3. Create and configure virtual machines in Azure, and manage their disks.
  4. Create, configure, and monitor web apps in Azure and deploy Azure platform as a service (PaaS) cloud services.
  5. Create and configure Azure virtual networks.
  6. Create, manage, and configure cloud storage in Azure.
  7. Use Azure SQL Database to create, configure, and manage SQL databases.
  8. Create and manage 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 Azure VMs
    2. Configuring Azure VM storage
    3. Lab: Creating a VM in Azure
      1. Creating a VM from the Azure portal by using an Azure Marketplace image
      2. Verifying the functionality of the VM
      3. Configuring storage of a VM
  4. Azure Web Apps
    1. Creating and configuring Azure web apps
    2. Deploying and monitoring Azure web apps
    3. Lab: Creating and managing Azure web apps
      1. Creating and configuring an Azure web app
  5. Implementing Azure networking
    1. Getting started with Azure networking
    2. Getting started with Azure Load Balancer
    3. Lab: Creating and configuring virtual networks
      1. Creating a virtual network
      2. Creating an Azure load balancer
  6. Introduction Azure Storage and Data Services
    1. Understanding Azure Storage options
    2. Creating and managing storage
    3. Understanding options for relational database deployments
    4. Creating and connecting to Azure SQL databases
    5. Lab: Configuring Azure Storage
      1. Creating and configuring an Azure Storage account
      2. Creating and managing blobs
    6. Lab: Creating a SQL Database in Azure
      1. Creating a new Azure SQL database in Azure and configuring SQL Server firewall rules
      2. Managing content of an Azure SQL database by using SQL Server Management Studio
  7. Introduction to containers and serverless computing in Azure
    1. Implementing Windows and Linux containers in Azure
    2. Introduction to Azure serverless computing
    3. Lab: Implementing containers on Azure VMs
      1. Implementing Docker hosts on Azure VMs
      2. Deploying containers to Azure VMs
      3. Deploying multicontainer applications with Docker Compose to Azure VMs
  8. Configuring and managing Azure AD
    1. Overview of Azure AD
    2. Manage Azure AD authentication and authorization
    3. Lab: Create and manage Azure Active Directory
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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