Microsoft Azure for AWS Experts (M40390)



This course is an interactive discussion and workshop that covers the essentials of Microsoft Azure for the experienced AWS administrator, and is specifically designed to relate technologies and scenarios used in AWS to those used in Microsoft Azure.�

You will be guided through the topics of Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS) including Azure Virtual Machines, storage, virtual networking, and deployment options. Additionally, you will be lead through practical hands-on training that will allow you to participate in several architecture design sessions to help prepare for real world scenarios.


  • IT professionals, developers, and enterprise architects with cloud computing experience AWS
  • IT professionals who are currently managing or will soon be managing both AWS and Azure environments


Professional experience in the following:

  • Windows PowerShell
  • Administering Office 365 with Office 365 Admin Center
  • Virtual Machines and Remote Desktop

Learning Objectives

  • Core knowledge of Microsoft Azure and the basics of subscription management and how to manage access to subscriptions
  • Microsoft Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Virtual machines and virtual networks and their underlying architecture and networking capabilities
  • How Azure Resource Manager can be used to deploy, manage, and control access to Azure resources.
  • Azure Storage, StorSimple, and Azure Site Recovery technologies
  • Basic capabilities of Azure AD and multi-factor authentication

1. Introduction to Azure

  • Introduction to Azure
  • Accessing Azure
  • Azure Availability
  • Mapping Azure Terminology to Amazon Web Services
  • Subscription Planning
  • Pricing and Licensing Virtual Machines

2. Azure Virtual Machines

  • Virtual Machines Overview
  • Virtual Machine Storage
  • Virtual Machine Connectivity
  • Virtual Machine Connectivity and Availability
  • Azure Dev/Test Labs

3. Azure Networking

  • The big (network) picture
  • Core Networking
  • Virtual Networks
  • Network Security Groups
  • Azure Load Balancer
  • Hybrid Cloud Networking
  • Application Gateway
  • Traffic Manager and Azure DNS

4. Microsoft Azure for AWS Experts

  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Authoring and Deploying Templates
  • Controlling Access
  • Command Line Tools

5. Backup and Disaster Recovery

  • Backup
  • StorSimple
  • Disaster Recovery

6. Introduction to Azure AD

  • Microsoft Azure Active Directory Introduction
  • Application Access using Microsoft Azure AD
  • Azure AD Application Proxy
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Company Branding

7. Architecture Session

  • Lift and Shift Attendee Guide