How To Take This Class

Course Overview

In this Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Training course, students will be introduced to the principles of cloud computing. Students will become familiar with how these principles have been implemented in Microsoft Azure. In addition, this course will explain how to implement the core Azure infrastructure, consisting of virtual networks and storage. With this foundation, students will learn how to create the most common Azure services, including Azure Virtual Machines, Web Apps, and Azure SQL Database. The course will conclude by describing features of Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and methods of integrating it with on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).

Course Prerequisites

To ensure success in this course, students should 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

Course Audience

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.

What You'll Learn

After successfully 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.

Course Duration

2 Days

Course Outline

  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  6. Cloud Storage
    • Understanding cloud storage
    • Create and manage storage
    • Lab: Configure Azure Storage
      • Create an Azure Storage account
      • Create and manage blobs
  7. Microsoft Azure Databases
    • Understanding options for relational database deployments
    • Creating and connecting to Azure SQL databases
    • Lab: Creating a SQL Database in Azure
      • Create a new Azure SQL database in Azure and configure SQL Server firewall rules
      • Manage content of an Azure SQL database by using SQL Server Management Studio
  8. Creating and managing Azure AD
    • Overview of Azure AD
    • Manage Azure AD authentication
    • Lab Create and manage Azure Active Directory tenants
      • Create users in Azure AD
      • Create a new Azure AD tenant and a custom DNS domain

What Students Receive

Each student will receive:
  • Expert Instruction from a Microsoft Azure Trainer
  • A printed courseware manual with samples and hands-on exercises for use during and after class
  • Sample course files and solutions
  • Access to a complete, online Azure environment both during and after class to practice your new skills
  • A course completion certificate upon successful completion of the course