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Microsoft Azure Administrator Boot Camp

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  • Overview

    This course will provide foundational-level knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure. The course can be taken as an optional first step in learning about cloud services and Microsoft Azure, before taking further Microsoft Azure or Microsoft cloud services courses.

    The course will cover general cloud computing concepts, as well as general cloud computing models and services, such as Public, Private and Hybrid cloud, and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). It will also cover some core Azure services and solutions, as well as key Azure pillar services concerning security, privacy, compliance, and trust. It will finally cover pricing and support services available with Azure.

    This course also teaches IT Professionals how to manage their Azure subscriptions, create and scale virtual machines, implement storage solutions, configure virtual networking, back up and share data, connect Azure and on-premises sites, manage network traffic, implement Azure Active Directory, secure identities, and monitor your solution.

    This course is a combination of Azure Fundamentals and Azure Administrator.

    Job Role: Administrator to Developer
    Preparation for exam: AZ-900

  • Who Should Take This Course


    It is targeted toward anyone who wants to learn more about Microsoft Azure.


    There are no prerequisites for taking this course.

  • Why You Should Take This Course

    After completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Understand On-premises virtualization technologies, including: VMs, virtual networking, and virtual hard disks.
    • Understand Network configuration, including TCP/IP, Domain Name System (DNS), virtual private networks (VPNs), firewalls, and encryption technologies.
    • Understand Active Directory concepts, including domains, forests, domain controllers, replication, Kerberos protocol, and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).
    • Understand Resilience and disaster recovery, including backup and restore operations.
    • Implement access management with Azure users, groups, and role-based access control.
    • Use Azure Monitor to configure Azure alerts and review the Azure Activity Log.
    • Query and analyze Log Analytics data.
    • Deploy resources with ARM templates and organize Azure resources.
    • Optimize your use of Azure tools like the Azure portal, Azure PowerShell, Cloud Shell and the Azure CLI.
    • Create Azure storage accounts for different data replication, pricing, and content scenarios.
    • Implement virtual machine storage, blob storage, Azure files, and structured storage.
    • Secure and manage storage with shared access keys, Azure backup, and Azure File Sync.
    • Store and access data using Azure Content Delivery Network, and the Import and Export service.
    • Explain virtual machine usage cases, storage options, pricing, operating systems, networking capabilities, and general planning considerations.
    • Create Windows virtual machines in the Azure Portal, with Azure PowerShell, or using ARM Templates.
    • Deploy custom server images and Linux virtual machines.
    • Configure virtual machine networking and storage options.
    • Implement virtual machine high availability, scalability, and custom scripts extensions.
    • Backup, restore, and monitor virtual machines.
    • Understand virtual networking components, IP addressing, and network routing options.
    • Implement Azure DNS domains, zones, record types, and resolution methods.
    • Configure network security groups, service endpoints, logging, and network troubleshooting.
    • Implement site connectivity schemas including VNet-to-VNet connections and virtual network peering.
    • Implement Azure Active Directory, Self-Service Password Reset, Azure AD Identity Protection, and integrated SaaS applications.
    • Configure domains and tenants, users and groups, roles, and devices.
    • Implement and manage Azure Active Directory integration options and Azure AD Application Proxy.
    • Implement and configure Azure Load Balancer, Azure Traffic Manager, and Azure Application Gateway.
    • Use Azure RBAC to grant a granular level of access based on an administrator’s assigned tasks.
    • Use Azure Multi-Factor Authentication to configure a strong authentication for users at sign-in.
  • Schedule
  • Course Outline


    This module introduces students to cloud services and the various Azure services. It describes how to use the Azure portal to access and manage Azure services, and to manage Azure subscription and billing.


    • 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

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe cloud computing.
    • Describe Azure.
    • Manage Azure.
    • Describe subscription management, support, and billing.


    This module explains Azure PowerShell and its use in managing Azure subscriptions. It also describes the Azure Software Development Kit (SDK) and the Azure cross-platform command-line interface, and explains their benefits and uses.


    • What is Azure PowerShell
    • The Azure SDK and the Azure CLI

    Lab : Using Microsoft Azure management tools

    • Using the Azure PowerShell modules
    • Use the Azure CLI

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe Azure PowerShell.
    • Describe the Azure SDK and the Azure CLI.


    This module explains how to use Azure to deploy virtual machines. It also explains the highly available and scalable configuration of Azure virtual machines, and the management of virtual machine disks by using Azure.


    • Creating and configuring VMs
    • Configure 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

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Create and configure VMs.
    • Configure disks.


    This module explains how to create, configure, and monitor Web apps by using Azure. It also describes the creation and deployment of Cloud Services on Azure.


    • 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
    • Create a cloud service

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Create and configure web apps.
    • Deploy and monitor web apps.
    • Create and deploy PaaS cloud services.


    This module explains Azure virtual networks and how to create them. It also covers variety of virtual network components, focusing in particular on Azure load balancers.


    • Getting started with virtual networks
    • Creating a virtual network
    • Getting started with Azure Load Balancers

    Lab : Create a virtual network

    • Creating a virtual network
    • Verifying virtual network functionality

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Explain virtual networks.
    • Create a virtual network.
    • Describe Azure Load Balancers.


    This module explains the use of cloud storage and its benefits. It also explains how to create, manage, and configure cloud storage in Azure.


    • Understanding cloud storage
    • Create and manage storage

    Lab : Configure Azure Storage

    • Create an Azure Storage account
    • Create and manage blobs

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Understand cloud storage.
    • Create and manage storage.


    This module explains the options available for storing relational data in Azure. It also explains how to use Microsoft Azure SQL Database to create, configure, and manage SQL databases in Azure.


    • Understanding options for relational database deployment
    • 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

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Understand relational database deployment options.
    • Create and connect to Azure SQL Databases.


    This module explains how to use Azure AD and Azure Multi-Factor Authentication to enhance security. It explains how to create users, domains, and tenants in Azure AD, and how to use Multi-Factor Authentication and single sign-on (SSO).


    • Overview of Azure AD
    • Manage Azure AD authentication

    Lab : Create users in Azure Active Directory tenants

    • Create users in Azure AD
    • Create a new Azure AD Tenant and a custom DNS domain

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe Azure AD.
    • Manage Azure AD authentication.


    Module 1: Azure Administration
    In this module, you’ll learn about to tooling Azure Administrator uses to manage their infrastructure. This includes the Azure Portal, Cloud Shell, Azure PowerShell, CLI, Resource Manager, and Resource Manager Templates. The demonstrations in this module will ensure you are successful in the course labs.

    • Azure Portal and Cloud Shell
    • Azure PowerShell and CLI
    • Resource Manager
    • ARM Templates

    Module 2: Azure Virtual Machines
    In this module, you’ll learn about Azure virtual machines including planning, creating, availability and extensions.

    • Virtual Machine Planning
    • Creating Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Availability
    • Virtual Machine Extensions

    Lab : Deploy and Manage Virtual Machines
    Lab : Virtual Machines and Scale Sets
    Module 3: Azure Storage
    In this module, you’ll learn about basic storage features including storage accounts, blob storage, Azure files, and storage security.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Azure Blobs
    • Azure Files
    • Storage Security

    Lab : Implement and Manage Storage
    Module 4: Virtual Networking
    In this module, you’ll learn about basic virtual networking concepts like virtual networks, IP addressing, Azure DNS, and network security groups.

    • Virtual Networks
    • IP Addressing and Endpoints
    • Azure DNS
    • Network Security Groups

    Lab : Configure Azure DNS
    Module 5: Intersite Connectivity
    In this module, you’ll learn about intersite connectivity features including VNet Peering, VNet-to-VNet connections, Site-to-Site Connections, and ExpressRoute.

    • VNet Peering
    • VNet-to-VNet Connections
    • ExpressRoute Connections

    Lab : VNet Peering and Service Chaining
    Module 6: Monitoring
    In this module, you’ll learn about monitoring your Azure infrastructure including Azure Monitor, alerting, log analytics, and Network Watcher.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Azure Alerts
    • Log Analytics
    • Network Watcher

    Lab : Network Watcher
    Module 7: Data Protection
    In this module, you’ll learn about data replication strategies, backing up files and folders, and virtual machine backups.

    • Data Replication
    • File and Folder Backups
    • Virtual Machine Backups

    Lab : Azure Site Recovery Between Regions
    Module 8: Network Traffic Management
    In this module, you’ll learn about network traffic strategies including service endpoints, network routing, Azure Load Balancer, and Azure Traffic Manager.

    • Network Routing
    • Azure Load Balancer
    • Azure Traffic Manager

    Lab : Load Balancer and Traffic Manager
    Module 9: Azure Active Directory
    In this module, you’ll learn about Azure Active Directory (AD) including Azure AD Connect and Azure AD Join.

    • Azure Active Directory
    • Azure AD Connect
    • Azure AD Join

    Lab : Implement Directory Synchronization
    Module 10: Securing Identities
    In this module, you’ll learn how to secure identities including Multi-Factor Authentication, Azure AD Identity Protection, and Self-Service Password Reset.

    • Multi-Factor Authentication
    • Azure AD Identity Protection
    • Self-Service Password Reset

    Lab : Azure AD Identity Protection
    Lab : Self-Service Password Reset
    Module 11: Governance and Compliance
    In this module, you’ll learn about managing your subscriptions and accounts including role-based access control, users and groups, and Azure policy.

    • Subscriptions and Accounts
    • Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
    • Users and Groups
    • Azure Policy

    Lab : Role-Based Access Control
    Lab : Governance and Compliance
    Module 12: Data Services
    In this module, you’ll learn how to effectively share data using Import and Export service, Data Box, Content Delivery Network, and File Sync.

    • Content Delivery Network
    • File Sync
    • Import and Export Service
    • Data Box

    Lab : File Sync

  • FAQs
    Is there a discount available for current students?

    UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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