Microsoft Azure

Azure
Windows Azure, which was later renamed as Microsoft Azure in 2014, is a cloud computing platform, designed by Microsoft to successfully build, this course explains various features of this flexible platform and provides a step-by-step description of how to use the same.
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  • Description

    There are many cloud computing platforms offered by different organizations. Windows Azure is one of them, which is provided by Microsoft. Azure can be described as the managed data centers that are used to build, deploy, manage the applications and provide services through a global network. The services provided by Microsoft Azure are PaaS and IaaS. Many programming languages and frameworks are supported by it.

  • Audience

    This course has been designed for software developers who are keen on developing best-in-class applications using this open and advanced platform of Windows Azure.

  • Prerequisites

    To learn Windows Azure, you need to be familiar with the Windows environment and have a basic knowledge of cloud computing.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction to Azure

    This module introduces cloud solutions in general and then focuses on the services that Azure offers. The module goes on to describe the portals that you can use to manage Azure subscriptions and services before introducing the Azure PowerShell modules and Azure Command Line Interface (CLI) as scripting technologies for managing Azure. Finally, the module provides explanations and guidance for the use of Azure Resource Manager.

    Cloud technology overview
    Overview of Azure
    Managing Azure with the Azure portal
    Managing Azure with Windows PowerShell
    Overview of Azure Resource Manager
    Azure management services
    Lab: Managing Microsoft Azure
    Use the Azure portals.
    Use Azure Resource Manager features via the Azure portal.
    Use Azure PowerShell.
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    Identify suitable apps for the cloud.
    Identify services and capabilities that Microsoft Azure provides.
    Use Azure portals to manage Azure services and subscriptions.
    Use Windows PowerShell to manage Azure services and subscriptions.
    Use Azure Resource Manager to manage Azure resources.
    Use Azure Resource Manager to manage Azure resources.

  • Implementing and Managing Azure Networking

    This module explains how virtual networking provides the glue that brings together VMs, web apps, and storage to enable you to publish a service onto the Internet.

    Overview of Azure networking
    Implementing and managing Azure virtual networks
    Configuring Azure virtual networks
    Configuring Azure virtual network connectivity
    Overview of Azure classic networking
    Lab: Using a deployment template to implement Azure virtual networks
    Creating an Azure virtual network by using a deployment template
    Creating a virtual network by using PowerShell
    Configure virtual networks
    Lab: Configuring connectivity between classic and Azure Resource Manager virtual networks
    Using a PowerShell script to connect a classic VNet and an Azure Resource Manager VNet
    Configuring a point-to-site VPN
    Validating virtual network connectivity
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    Plan virtual networks in Azure.
    Explain how to implement and manage virtual networks.
    Use a deployment template and Azure PowerShell to implement Azure virtual networks.
    Explain how to configure an Azure virtual network.
    Describe Azure classic networking.

  • Implementing Virtual Machines

    This module introduces the fundamentals of Azure Virtual Machines, and discusses the different ways in which you can deploy and manage them.

    Overview of Azure Resource Manager virtual machines
    Planning for Azure virtual machines
    Deploying Azure Resource Manager virtual machines
    Authoring Azure Resource Manager templates
    Overview of classic virtual machines
    Lab: Creating Azure Resource Manager virtual machines in Azure
    Creating virtual machines by using the Azure portal and Azure PowerShell
    Validating virtual machine creation
    Lab: Deploying Azure Resource Manager virtual machines by using Azure Resource Manager templates
    Using Visual Studio and an Azure Resource Manager template to deploy virtual machines
    Using Azure PowerShell and an Azure Resource Manager template to deploy virtual machines
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    Describe main characteristics of Azure Resource Manager virtual machines.
    Plan for Azure Virtual Machines.
    Deploy Azure Resource Manager virtual machines.
    Author Azure Resource Manager templates.
    Explain IaaS v1 virtual machines.

  • Managing Virtual Machines

    This module explains how to manage virtual machines including configuring virtual machines, configuring virtual machine disks, and managing and monitor virtual machines.

    Configuring virtual machines
    Configuring virtual machine disks
    Managing and monitoring Azure virtual machines
    Managing classic virtual machines
    Lab: Managing Azure virtual machines
    Configuring availability
    Implementing desired state configuration (DSC)
    Implementing storage space–based volumes
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    Configure virtual machines.
    Configure virtual machine disks.
    Manage and monitor virtual machines

  • Implementing Azure App Services

    This module explains the different types of apps that you can create by using the Microsoft Azure App Service, and how you can select an App Service plan and deployment method for apps in Microsoft Azure. Students will learn how to use Microsoft Visual Studio, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) clients, and Azure PowerShell to deploy web and mobile apps to Azure. Additionally, they will learn how to configure web apps and use the Azure WebJobs feature to schedule tasks, monitor the performance of web apps, and create and configure mobile apps. Lastly, they will learn how to use Azure Traffic Manager to distribute requests between two or more app services.

    Introduction to App Service
    Planning app deployment in App Service
    Implementing and maintaining web apps
    Configuring web apps
    Monitoring web apps and WebJobs
    Implementing mobile apps
    Traffic Manager
    Lab: Implementing websites
    Creating web apps
    Deploying a web app
    Managing web apps
    Implementing Traffic Manager
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    Explain the different types of apps that you can create by using the Microsoft Azure App Service.
    Select an App Service plan and deployment method for apps in Microsoft Azure.
    Use Microsoft Visual Studio, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) clients, and Azure PowerShell to deploy web and mobile apps to Azure.
    Configure web apps and use the Azure WebJobs feature to schedule tasks.
    Monitor the performance of web apps.
    Create and configure mobile apps.
    Use Azure Traffic Manager to distribute requests between two or more app services.

  • Planning and implementing storage, backup, and recovery services

    This module explains how to plan and implement storage, backup, and recovery services. Students will learn how to choose appropriate Microsoft Azure Storage options to address business needs. This module also explains how to implement and manage Azure Storage, and students will learn how to improve web-application performance by implementing Azure Content Delivery Networks (CDNs). Lastly, they will learn how to protect on-premises systems and Azure VMs by using Azure Backup, and they will be able to describe Azure Site Recovery capabilities.

    Planning storage
    Implementing and managing storage
    Implementing Azure Content Delivery Networks
    Implementing Azure Backup
    Planning for and implementing Azure Site Recovery
    Lab: Planning and implementing Azure storage
    Creating and configuring Azure storage
    Using Azure file storage
    Protecting data with Microsoft Azure Backup
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    Choose appropriate Microsoft Azure Storage options to address business needs.
    Implement and manage Azure Storage.
    Improve web application performance by implementing Azure content delivery networks.
    Protect on-premises systems and Azure virtual machines (VMs) by using Azure Backup.
    Describe Azure Site Recovery capabilities.

  • Planning and implementing Azure SQL Database

    This module explains how to plan and implement Azure SQL Database, and identify relational database services in Microsoft Azure. This module explains how to provision, configure, and manage the Azure SQL Database data-management service. Students will learn how to configure security for Azure SQL Database and monitor Azure SQL Database, as well as manage data recovery and availability for Azure SQL Database.

    Planning and deploying Azure SQL Database
    Implementing and managing Azure SQL Database
    Managing Azure SQL Database security
    Monitoring Azure SQL Database
    Managing Azure SQL Database business continuity
    Lab: Planning and implementing Azure SQL Database
    Creating, securing, and monitoring an Azure SQL Database
    Migrating a Microsoft SQL Server database to Azure SQL Database
    Restoring a database
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    Identify relational database services in Microsoft Azure.
    Provision, configure, and manage Azure SQL Database.
    Configure security for Azure SQL Database.
    Monitor Azure SQL Database.
    Manage data recovery and availability for Azure SQL Database.

  • Implementing Paas Cloud Services

    This module explains how to plan and deploy Azure Cloud Services. This module also explains how to manage and maintain Azure Cloud Services

    Planning and deploying PaaS cloud services
    Managing and maintaining cloud services
    Lab: Implementing PaaS cloud services
    Deploying a PaaS cloud service
    Configuring deployment slots and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)
    Monitoring cloud services
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    Plan and deploy Azure Cloud Services.
    Explain how to manage and maintain Azure Cloud Services.

  • Implementing Azure Active Directory

    This module explains how to implement Azure AD. Students will learn how to create and manage Azure AD tenants. This module also explains how to configure single sign-on (SSO) for cloud applications and resources, and implement Azure Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) for cloud resources. Lastly, this module explains the functionality of Azure AD Premium, and how to implement Azure Multi-Factor Authentication.

    Creating and managing Azure AD tenants
    Configuring application and resource access with Azure AD
    Overview of Azure AD Premium
    Administering Active AD
    Configuring SSO
    Configuring Multi-Factor Authentication
    Configuring SSO from a Windows 10–based computer that is joined to Azure AD
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    Create and manage Azure AD tenants.
    Configure single sign-on (SSO) for cloud applications and resources, and implement Azure Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) for cloud resources.
    Explain the functionality of Azure AD Premium and implement Azure Multi-Factor Authentication.

  • Managing Active directory in Hybrid Environment

    This module explains how to manage Active Directory in a hybrid environment. Students will learn how to extend an on-premises Active Directory domain to Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) environments and synchronize user, group, and computer accounts between on-premises AD DS and Azure AD. This module also explains how to set up SSO by using federation between on-premises Active Directory and Azure AD.

    Extending an on-premises Active Directory domain to Azure IaaS
    Implementing directory synchronization by using Azure AD Connect
    Implementing federation
    Lab: Implementing and managing Azure AD synchronization
    Configuring directory synchronization
    Synchronizing directories
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    Extend an on-premises Active Directory domain to Azure IaaS environments.
    Synchronize user, group, and computer accounts between on-premises AD DS and Azure AD.
    Set up SSO by using federation between on-premises Active Directory and Azure AD.

  • Implementing Azure based management and automation

    This module explains how to implement Azure-based management and automation. Students will learn how to implement Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) solutions and the core components of Microsoft Azure Automation. This module also describes how to implement different types of Azure Automation runbooks and manage Azure Automation by publishing runbooks and scheduling their execution.

    Implementing Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS)
    Implementing Azure Automation
    Implementing Automation runbooks
    Managing Azure Automation
    Lab: Implementing Automation
    Configuring Automation accounts
    Creating runbooks
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    Implement OMS solutions.
    Implement the core components of Azure Automation
    Implement different types of Azure Automation runbooks.
    Manage Azure Automation by publishing runbooks and scheduling their execution.