10979: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (10979)

Course Duration: 2 Days

About This Course
This course provides the underlying knowledge required by all individuals who will be evaluating Microsoft Azure, whether they are administrators, developers, or database administrators. This course also provides the prerequisite knowledge for students wishing to attend Course 20532D: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions, or Course 20533D: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.

This course will introduce students 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 AD and methods of integrating it with on-premises Active Directory.

Audience Profile
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.

At Course Completion
After 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 Outline
Module 1: Getting started with Microsoft Azure
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

Module 2: Microsoft Azure management tools
This module explains Azure PowerShell and its use in managing Azure subscriptions. It also describes how to use the Azure SDK and the Azure CLI to manage Azure subscriptions.
What is Azure PowerShell?
Azure SDK and Azure CLI
Lab: Using Microsoft Azure management tools
Using the Azure PowerShell modules
Using the Azure CLI

Module 3: Virtual machines in Microsoft Azure
This module explains how to create and configure virtual machines in Azure and how to manage disks for virtual machines.
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

Module 4: Web Apps and cloud services
This module explains how to create, configure, and monitor web apps in Azure. It also describes how to create and deploy Azure PaaS 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

Module 5: Creating and configuring virtual networks
This module explains how to create and implement Azure networks and how to use their components to enhance the resiliency and availability of virtual machines.
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

Module 6: Cloud storage
This module explains the features and benefits of cloud storage. 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

Module 7: Microsoft Azure Databases
This module explains the options available for storing relational data in Azure. It also explains how to use SQL Database to create, configure, and manage SQL databases in Azure.
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

Module 8: Creating and managing Azure AD
This module explains how to create users, domains, and directories in Azure AD, integrate applications with Azure AD, and use Multi-Factor Authentication.
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