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55065 - Microsoft Azure for IT Professionals

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Course Description

​This course is designed for IT professionals looking to understand the Microsoft Azure Infrastructure components, including virtual machines, virtual networks, migrating, extending, running, managing and monitoring common workloads in the cloud. The course will guide student through the process of managing virtual machines, web sites, and cloud services in Microsoft Azure.

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Course Audience

​This course is intended for IT professionals looking to evaluate or deploy Microsoft Azure.

Course Outline

​Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft Azure After completing this module students will be able to describe cloud computing and how it relates to Microsoft Azure. Students will learn how to sign up for Microsoft Azure and explore the Management Portal. Lessons What is cloud computing Overview of Microsoft cloud computing Azure Overview and Services Lab Planning for Cloud Computing Planning for Cloud computing Sign up for Microsoft Azure Explore the Management Console After completing this module, students will be able to: Describe cloud computing Understand IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS Plan for cloud computing Understand Private, Public, and Hybrid clouds Sign up for Microsoft Azure Use certification-based authentication with Microsoft Azure Describe Azure Subscriptions Describe Azure Accounts Describe the various components of Microsoft Azure

Module 2: Azure Services This module introduces students to all of the services that are available with Microsoft Azure. Students get a brief introduction to the services and then learn how to plan for a migration to Microsoft Azure. Lessons Data Services Network Services Compute Services App Services Lab Planning for Microsoft Azure Planning a Migration to Microsoft Azure Using the MAP Toolkit to access the Environment After completing this module, students will be able to: Describe Azure Compute Services Describe Azure Data Services Describe Azure App Services Describe Azure Networks

Module 3: Azure Data Services After completing this module students will understand the types of storage offered by Microsoft Azure and how to manage those different storage options. Students will use Azure PowerShell to manage and create storage in Microsoft Azure. Students will also learn how create and manage an Azure SQL Database. Lessons Storage Azure Cache Azure Marketplace and Tools Lab Configuring Azure Data Services Create an Affinity Group and Storage Account Configure Azure PowerShell Create and Manage Storage in Microsoft Azure Create an Azure SQL Database After completing this module, students will be able to: Describe Azure storage Create a storage account Create affinity group Describe Azure SQL Database Describe Blob storage Implement Azure storage Describe tables in Microsoft Azure Migrate Data to Microsoft Azure

Module 4: Azure Network Services This module describes how virtual networks can be used in Microsoft Azure. Students will learn how to implement a virtual network, configure DNS for a virtual network, and configure cross-premises connectivity with Microsoft Azure. Students will also learn how to implement Traffic Manager and the benefit of this service. Lessons Azure Virtual Networks Configuration of Virtual Networks Traffic Manager Lab Create and Configure Virtual Networks Create a virtual network that connects to your company’s networks Create a virtual network from a configuration file Lab Configure Traffic Manager Create a Traffic Manager Profile After completing this module, students will be able to: Implement a virtual network Connect a virtual network to on-premises network Configure DNS for a virtual network Configure Traffic Manager Describe supported VPN devices and configurations Use network configuration files to configure a virtual network

Module 5: Azure Compute Services This module will introduce you to the web site, cloud service, and virtual machine services offered by Microsoft Azure. After this module you will be able to decide when to use each service and how to configure each service. Lessons Web Sites Virtual Machines Cloud Services Lab Create a Web Site in Microsoft Azure Create a Azure Web Site Create a web site using a WebMatrix Template Create a web site from the Gallery Lab Create and Manage Azure Virtual Machines Create a Virtual Machine using the Management Portal and Windows PowerShell Configure Load Balancing between two Web Servers Create a Customized Image for the Image Library Lab Create and Manage Azure Cloud Services Create a Cloud Service using Quick Create Create a Cloud Service using Custom Create After completing this module, students will be able to: Describe Azure Web Sites Implement a web site Understand Azure Cloud Service Implement a cloud service Understand virtual machines in Microsoft Azure Implement and manage virtual machines in Microsoft Azure Migrate applications and virtual machines to Microsoft Azure

Module 6: Azure Active Directory This module will introduce the students to Azure Active Directory. Students will learn how to manage users and access to cloud resources, extend their on-premises AD to the cloud, provide single sign-on across cloud applications, enable multi-factor authentication, and provide authentication and access management for developers. Lessons Introduction to Azure Active Directory Administering Azure Active Directory Managing Azure Active Directory Lab Managing Azure Active Directory Create a New Azure Active Directory Tenant Deploy Active Directory using the GUI After completing this module, students will be able to: Describe Azure AD Implement Azure AD Administer Azure AD Enable single sign-on Enable multi-factor authentication Manage your ACS namespace Synchronize your on-premises AD with Azure AD

Module 7: Azure Data Management This module introduces the students to the topic of big data. Students will learn how to use HDInsight to manage data of any type. Students will also learn how to use Azure Backup to back up and recover company data to the cloud. Lessons HDInsight Service Recovery Services Lab Introduction to Azure HDInsight Creating an HDInsight Cluster Use Windows PowerShell to run HDInsight Samples Lab Configure Azure Backup Configure Azure Backup to back-up a Windows Server Schedule Backups and Recovery Files using the Azure Backup Agent After completing this module, students will be able to: Implement HDInsight Describe HDInsight Understand MapReduce Understand Azure Recovery Services Implement Azure Backup Describe

Module 8: Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server This module will describe the Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server. Students will learn how to deploy the Windows Azure Pack and how to provision services using the Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server. Lessons Deploying Windows Azure Pack Provision and Configure Services Administer Windows Azure Pack Lab Install Windows Azure Pack Express Install Windows Azure Pack Portal and API Express Create a Hosting Plan Configure Service Bus for Windows Server After completing this module, students will be able to: Deploy Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server Provision and configure service in Windows Azure Pack Administer Windows Azure Pack Describe the components and architecture of the Windows Azure Pack Administer user accounts

Course Prerequisites

​Before attending this course, students should have: Deep understanding of Virtualization technologies Understanding of cloud computing Prior experience with Hyper-V or other virtualization technologies Previous storage configuration experience Previous networking configuration experience

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