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Home > Training > Windows Azure > Microsoft Azure for IT Professionals Training

Microsoft Azure for IT Professionals Training

Course#: 55065

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.

What you will learn

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Deploy Azure Virtual Machines
  • Deploy Azure Web Sites
  • Deploy Azure Cloud Services
  • Understand Azure Active Directory
  • Manage Azure Storage
  • Migrate on-premises Virtual Machines and VHDs to Microsoft Azure
  • Configure Virtual Networks
  • Configure cross-premises communication
  • Understand Azure SQL Database
  • Understand Azure Recovery
  • Understand the Windows Azure Pack

Audience Profile

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

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

Duration

3 Days

Outline of 55065 Microsoft Azure for IT Professionals Training

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
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