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Introduction to Microsoft Azure for IT Professionals (10979)

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Course Type



 2 days





Course Information

This course provides the underlying knowledge required by ITPros/Devs who will be evaluating Microsoft Azure, whether they are administrators, developers, or database administrators.

This course introduces students to the principles of cloud computing. Students will become familiar with how these principles have been implemented in Microsoft Azure. In addition, this course explains how to implement the core Azure infrastructure, consisting of virtual networks and storage. With this foundation, students will be able to create the most common Azure services, including Azure Virtual Machines, Web Apps, and Azure SQL Database. The students will also learn about container-based Azure services and the most prominent examples of serverless computing. The course concludes by describing features of Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe cloud computing, Azure, and Azure subscriptions.
  • Use Azure PowerShell, the Azure Software Development Kit (SDK), and the Azure command-line interface (CLI) to manage Azure subscriptions.
  • Create and configure virtual machines in Azure, and manage their disks.
  • Create, configure, and monitor web apps in Azure and deploy Azure platform as a service (PaaS) cloud services.
  • Create and configure Azure virtual networks.
  • Create, manage, and configure cloud storage in Azure.
  • Use Azure SQL Database to create, configure, and manage SQL databases.
  • Create and manage Azure AD.

Module 1: Getting started with Microsoft Azure

  • What is cloud computing?
  • What is Azure?
  • Managing Azure
  • Subscription management, support, and billing

Lab : Using the Azure portals

  • Customizing the Azure portal interface
  • Viewing billing, usage, and quotas data

Module 2: Microsoft Azure management tools

  • What is Azure PowerShell?
  • Azure SDK and Azure CLI

Lab : Using Microsoft Azure management tools

  • Using the Azure PowerShell modules
  • Using the Azure CLI

Module 3: Virtual machines in Microsoft Azure

  • Creating and configuring VMs
  • Configuring disks

Lab : Creating a VM in Azure

  • Create a VM from the Azure portal by using an Azure Marketplace image
  • Verify the functionality of the VM
  • Configure storage of a VM

Module 4: Web Apps and cloud services

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

Lab : Web Apps and cloud services

  • Creating and configuring a WordPress web app
  • Creating a cloud service

Module 5: Creating and configuring virtual networks

  • Getting started with virtual networks
  • Configuring Azure networking
  • Getting started with Azure Load Balancer

Lab : Create and configure virtual networks

  • Creating virtual networks
  • Verifying virtual network functionality

Module 6: Cloud storage

  • Understanding Azure Storage options
  • Creating and managing storage
  • Understanding options for relational database deployments
  • Creating and connecting to Azure SQL databases

Lab : Configure Azure Storage

  • Creating and configuring an Azure Storage account
  • Creating and managing blobs

Lab : Creating a SQL Database in Azure

  • Creating a new Azure SQL database in Azure and configuring SQL Server firewall rules
  • Managing content of an Azure SQL database by using SQL Server Management Studio

Module 7:  Introduction to containers and serverless computing in Azure

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

Lab : Creating a SQL Database in Azure

  • Implementing Windows and Linux containers in Azure
  • Introduction to Azure serverless computing

Lab : Implementing containers on Azure VMs

  • Implementing Docker hosts on Azure VMs
  • Deploying containers to Azure VMs
  • Deploying multicontainer applications with Docker Compose to Azure VMs

Module 8: Configuring and managing Azure AD

  • Overview of Azure AD
  • Manage Azure AD authentication and authorization

Lab : Create and manage Azure Active Directory

  • Create and manage Azure AD tenants, domains, and users.
  • Manage Azure AD authentication and authorization.

This course is intended for individuals who want to evaluate deploying, configuring, and administering services and virtual machines (VMs) by using Azure. This includes:

  • Developers who want to evaluate creating Azure solutions.
  • Windows Server administrators who want to evaluate the migration of on-premises Active Directory roles and services to the cloud.
  • IT professionals who want to evaluate the use of Azure to host websites and mobile app back-end services.
  • Database administrators who want to evaluate the use of Azure to host SQL databases.

Before attending this course, students must have a background in IT. In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

  • Understanding of how to deploy websites
  • A basic understanding of virtualization
  • A basic understanding of Active Directory concepts, including domains, users, and domain controllers

A basic understanding of database concepts, including tables and simple queries

  • Day 1 –  09:15am – 16:30pm 
  • Day 2 –  09:15am – 16:30pm 

This course includes:

  • Training from a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
  • Computer / Laptop to use for the duration of the course
  • Microsoft official courseware
  • Online labs
  • Refreshments

Dates and Prices for Microsoft Azure For IT Professionals

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February 17, 2020 £1,095.00
May 4, 2020 £1,095.00
August 20, 2020 £1,095.00
November 16, 2020 £1,095.00

Please note all published prices are exclusive of VAT for consumers who pay no VAT or can recover VAT. The current rate of VAT is 20% for consumers that are required to pay VAT. All public classroom course bookings are subject to availability and minimum course numbers.

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All quoted prices are exclusive of VAT for consumers who pay no VAT or can recover VAT. The current rate of VAT is 20% for consumers that are required to pay VAT.
All course bookings are subject to availability.