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Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

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  • Overview
    This course provides the underlying knowledge required by all individuals who will be evaluating Microsoft Azure, regardless of whether they are an administrator, developer, or database administrator. This course also provides the pre-requisite knowledge for students wishing to attend Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions, or Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.
    During this course, students will be introduced to the basic principles of cloud computing and will become familiar with how these principles have been implemented in Microsoft Azure. In addition, this course will take students through the process of implementing 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 (VMs), Web Apps, and SQL Databases. The course will conclude by describing features of Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and methods of integrating it with on-premises Active Directory.This Azure Training course is supplemented by a variety of hands-on labs that help attendees reinforce their theoretical knowledge of the learned material.

    The topics covered in this course are:

    • Getting Started with Microsoft Azure
    • Microsoft Azure management tools
    • Virtual machines in Microsoft Azure
    • Web Apps and cloud services
    • Creating and configuring virtual networks
    • Cloud storage
    • Microsoft Azure databases
    • Creating and managing Azure AD
  • Who Should Take This Course


    This course is intended for individuals who want to evaluate deploying, configuring, and administering services and VMs using Azure, including:
    • Developers who want to evaluate creating Azure solutions.
    • Windows Server administrators who are looking to evaluate the migration of on-premises Active Directory services and roles to the cloud.
    • IT professionals who want to evaluate the use of Azure to host web sites and mobile app back-end services.
    • Database administrators who want to evaluate the use of Azure to host SQL databases.


    Before attending this course, students must 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 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.
  • Why You Should Take This Course


    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.
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  • 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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