Microsoft Azure Fundamentals



In this course, you will learn the Microsoft Azure features used in the day to day administration of cloud resources including: basic implementation of Azure subscriptions, websites, virtual machines, storage, virtual networks, databases, and Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD).

This course provides the prerequisite knowledge for the following Microsoft Azure courses:

  • Microsoft Azure for Developers (M20532)
  • Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (M20533)


  • IT professionals with limited knowledge of cloud technologies specific to Microsoft Azure
  • Administrators, developers, and database administrators who want to evaluate Microsoft Azure


Basic understanding of:

  • Websites
  • AD concepts including domains, users, and domain controllers
  • Database concepts including tables and simple queries

Learning Objectives

  • Cloud computing, Microsoft Azure, and Azure subscriptions
  • Create Microsoft Azure websites
  • Create and configure virtual machines in Microsoft Azure
  • Create a Microsoft Azure virtual network
  • Configure Microsoft Azure storage
  • Deploy databases in Microsoft Azure
  • Use Azure Active Directory and manage authentication

1. Getting Started with Microsoft Azure

  • Introduction to Cloud Computing
  • Introduction to Microsoft Azure
  • Managing Azure
  • Subscription Management and Billing

2. Virtual Machines 

  • Create and Configure Virtual Machines
  • Configure Disks

3. Websites and Cloud Services

  • Create and Configure Websites
  • Deploy and Monitor Websites
  • Create and Deploy Cloud Services

4. Virtual Networks

  • Getting Started with Virtual Networks
  • Creating a Virtual Network
  • Implementing Point-to-Site Networks

5. Cloud Storage

  • Understand Cloud Storage
  • Create and Manage Storage

6. Microsoft Azure Databases

  • Understand Relational Database Deployment Options
  • Create and Connect to SQL Databases

7. Azure Active Directory

  • Manage Azure AD Objects
  • Manage Authentication

8. Microsoft Azure Management Tools

  • Azure PowerShell
  • Azure SDK, and Azure Cross Platform Command-Line Interface (CLI)