Providing Technology Training and Mentoring For Modern Technology Adoption
This course provides an in-depth discussion and practical hands-on training of Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS) including Azure Virtual Machines, Storage, Virtual Networking, Azure Active Directory and deployment options. This training is designed to relate IaaS technologies used in Amazon Web Services (AWS) to those used in Microsoft Azure.
After completing this course, students will have a working understanding of:
Students will work their way through the online labs to become familiar with:
The audience profile is IT Professionals, and Enterprise Architects with cloud computing experience using Amazon Web Services. However, this course focuses on providing a basis for understanding and working hands-on with Azure IaaS services, so prior knowledge of AWS is not a requirement for learning those services.
In this module, you will get an overview of Azure services and features including deployment models, subscriptions, account types and how to navigate the Azure portals. Also covered are other aspects of the Azure infrastructure and how it compares to AWS. This module can be used as a quick reference later if there are any questions about Azure terms or services. This module should be considered optional based on the level of student interest and knowledge interest in the topics taking the course.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
In this module, you will learn key benefits of Microsoft Azure and compares these features and services with AWS as appropriate and how each cloud solution provides these services. Side by side comparisons are done to enable the students to determine for themselves which services meets their needs better including costs.
In this module, you will learn about Linux and 3rd party OSS technology support in Microsoft Azure to include cost, management and deployment tools. Some key technology solutions from Microsoft Azure Partners are discussed to provide students with more information about the extensibility of Azure services. Additional references are given to the students to enable them to research on their own.
In this module, you will learn how to implement and manage Microsoft Azure virtual machines to include Microsoft Windows operating systems and Linux Virtual machines. You will also learn to manage your virtual machine storage, and migrate virtual machines from AWS to Microsoft Azure.
Lab : Creating a Linux Virtual Machine
Lab : Configuring Linux Azure Virtual Machine Storage
Lab : Creating a Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine
Lab : Attaching Additional Storage using the Portal
Lab : Managing Azure Storage
In this module, you will learn about Azure Virtual Networking. In it we discuss the various components and learn how to create and secure a virtual network in Azure. This module also compares Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) & Azure Virtual Network. You will also learn about configuring connectivity between sites and providing availability.
Lab : Configuring User Defined Routes
Lab : Configuring VNet Peering
Lab : Deploying a GEO-Redundant Solution with Traffic Manager
In this module, you will learn how to create Resource Groups as well as Resource Group deployment and management options. You will learn best practices for creating ARM templates and authoring and deploying template guidelines. You will also learn about the differences between Resource Manager and AWS CloudFormation technologies.
Lab : Automating Workloads with an ARM Template
Lab : Using the Azure Command Line Tools
In this module, you will learn about Azure Active Directory, and compare Azure Active Directory Editions to determine which has features will best meet your cloud needs. You will also learn about integrating your on-premises Active Directory with Azure AD and synchronizing them. You will learn about Azure RBAC and how this compares with AWS IAM. You will also learn about using additional identity providers access to your Azure resources and utilizing Multi-Factor authentication.