MOC 10979: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description 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 pre-requisite knowledge for students wishing to attend course 20532C Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions, or course 20533C Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions. 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 pre-requisite knowledge for students wishing to attend course 20532C Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions, or course 20533C Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.During this course, students will be introduced to the principles of cloud computing and will become familiar how these principles have been implemented in Microsoft Azure. In addition, this course will take students through the process of implementing 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 (VMs), Web Apps, and SQL Databases. The course will conclude by describing features of Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and methods of integrating it with on-premises Active Directory.Course Length 3.0 DaysLearning Objectives After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe cloud computing, Azure, and Azure subscriptions.
  • Describe and create Azure Web Apps.
  • Create and configure VMs in Microsoft Azure.
  • Create an Azure virtual network.
  • Describe Azure storage.
  • Describe and deploy databases in Azure.
  • Describe Azure AD.

Course Outline

Module 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Azure

This module introduces students to cloud services and the various Azure services. It describes how to use the Azure portal to access and manage Azure services, and to manage Azure subscription and billing.

Lessons

  • What Is Cloud Computing?
  • What Is Azure?
  • Managing Azure
  • Subscription Management and Billing

Module 2: Microsoft Azure management tools

This module explains Azure PowerShell and its use in managing Azure subscriptions. It also describes the Azure Software Development Kit (SDK) and the Azure cross-platform command-line interface, and explains their benefits and uses.

Lessons

  • What is Azure PowerShell
  • The Azure SDK and the Azure CLI

Module 3: Virtual machines in Microsoft Azure

This module explains how to use Azure to deploy virtual machines. It also explains the highly available and scalable configuration of Azure virtual machines, and the management of virtual machine disks by using Azure.

Lessons

  • Create and Configure Virtual Machines
  • Configure Disks

Module 4: Web Apps and cloud services

This module explains how to create, configure, and monitor Web apps by using Azure. It also describes the creation and deployment of Cloud Services on Azure.

Lessons

  • Creating and configuring web apps
  • Deploying and monitoring web apps
  • Creating and deploying PaaS cloud services

Module 5: Creating and configuring virtual networks

This module explains Azure virtual networks and how to create them. It also covers variety of virtual network components, focusing in particular on Azure load balancers.

Lessons

  • Getting started with virtual networks
  • Creating a virtual network
  • Getting started with Azure Load Balancers

Module 6: Cloud storage

This module explains the use of cloud storage and its benefits. It also explains how to create, manage, and configure cloud storage in Azure.

Lessons

  • Understanding cloud storage
  • Create and manage storage

Module 7: Microsoft Azure databases

This module explains the options available for storing relational data in Azure. It also explains how to use Microsoft Azure SQL Database to create, configure, and manage SQL databases in Azure.

Lessons

  • Understanding options for relational database deployment
  • Creating and connecting to Azure SQL databases

Module 8: Creating and managing Azure AD

This module explains how to use Azure AD and Azure Multi-Factor Authentication to enhance security. It explains how to create users, domains, and tenants in Azure AD, and how to use Multi-Factor Authentication and single sign-on (SSO).

Lessons

  • Overview of Azure AD
  • Manage Azure AD authentication

Labs

  • Lab: Using the Microsoft Azure Portal
  • Lab: Using Microsoft Azure management tools
  • Lab: Create a Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure
  • Lab: Web Apps and cloud services
  • Lab: Create a virtual network
  • Lab: Configure Azure Storage
  • Lab: Creating a SQL Database in Azure
  • Lab: U Create users in Azure Active Directory tenants