Course Overview

In the early days of cloud computing, the “cloud” was mostly a place to park data and spin up virtual machines. Today it is much more. In addition to providing access to traditional storage and compute resources on Linux as well as Windows, Microsoft Azure includes extensive infrastructure options that need to be properly configured or deployed to maximize Azure’s benefits.

Learn about the various features that Microsoft Azure has to offer and how to build Microsoft Azure infrastructural solutions in this hands-on workshop.

Key Learning Areas

Attendees will acquire first-hand experience using Azure and the infrastructure services that it offers. Attendees will learn: 

  • The core concepts of Azure Infrastructure
  • How to use management tools such as the Azure Portal, Azure PowerShell, and the cross-platform Azure command-line interface (CLI)
  • How to create and manage Azure virtual machines (VMs) and Azure virtual networks (VNets)
  • How to use Azure Storage for VM file system access and other data storage needs
  • How to use Azure Active Directory to manage identities and cloud access
  • How to use Azure for disaster recovery and business continuity solutions both cloud-based and on-premises environments 
  • How to leverage key Azure platform-as-a-service (PaaS) services to simplify operational management of resources in the cloud
  • How you can use Docker containers in Azure

Each course module consists of one or more lectures followed by hands-on labs designed to reinforce the principles presented during the lectures. 

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Microsoft Azure
  • Virtual Machines
  • Networking
  • Core Storage
  • Identity
  • Backup and Disaster Recovery
  • PaaS Services
  • Containers

Who Benefits

Attendees will acquire first-hand experience using Azure and the infrastructural services that it offers.

Each course module consists of one or more lectures followed by hands-on labs designed to reinforce the principles presented during lecture.

Prerequisites

This course is for administrators, developers, and high-end users who want to learn how to build Azure infrastructure solutions using Azure. In order to work along with the labs, attendees must have the following:

  • An understanding of on-premises virtualization technologies, including virtual machines, virtual networking, and virtual hard disks
  • An understanding of network configuration, including TCP/IP, Domain Name System (DNS), virtual private networks (VPNs), firewalls, and encryption technologies
  • An understanding of Active Directory concepts, including domains, forests, domain controllers, replication, Kerberos, and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
  • Knowledge of Windows Server fundamentals and basic scripting concepts