Managing Azure Subscriptions
In this module, you’ll learn about the components that make up an Azure subscription and how management groups are used to organize subscriptions into containers to allow you to control organizational governance and policy management across subscriptions. As well as learning about the different available types of subscription, you’ll see how to apply tags to your Azure resources to logically organize them by categories.
- Overview of Azure Subscriptions
- Azure Policy
Access Management for Cloud Resources
In this module you will learn the basics of role-based access control as it applies to users and groups. Focus on the administrator role and how it used in Azure.
- Azure Users and Groups
- Role-based Access Control
After completing this module, students will be able:
- Implement access management with Azure users, groups, and role-based access control.
Monitoring and Diagnostics
In this module, you learn about the Azure Monitor and the many capabilities to ensure your Azure architecture is working correctly. Monitoring skills are explained in this first course and then demonstrated in the following courses. The two main elements explained in this module are Azure Alerts and Azure Activity Log.
- Exploring Monitoring Capabilities in Azure
- Azure Alerts
- Azure Activity Log
In this module, you will focus on Log Analytics. Log Analytics provides a way for you to collect, analyze, and query all types of connected data. It is a very powerful tool.
- Introduction to Log Analytics
- Querying and Analyzing Log Analytics Data
Azure Resource Manager
In this module, you will learn about how resources are organized into resource groups and how ARM templates are used to deploy those resources. This module introduces the concepts and then they are applied in the other courses.
- ARM templates
- Resource Groups
Azure Tips, Tricks, and Tools
This last module is provided to help you get the most from your administrative tools. This include the Azure Portal, Cloud Shell, Azure CLI, Azure PowerShell, and Resource Explorer.
- Azure Portal
- Azure Tools and Environment
Overview of Azure Storage
In this module, you’ll learn about storage accounts – Standard and Premium – as well as storage endpoints and how to configure custom domain accounts. You’ll have an opportunity to practice creating and managing storage accounts. The module also covers data replication and provides a comparison of the different available replication schemes. You’ll be introduced to Azure Storage Explorer, a utility that lets you easily work with and manipulate Azure Storage data.
- Azure storage accounts
- Data replication
- Azure Storage Explorer
In this module, you’ll learn about the disks component of Azure Storage as it relates to virtual machines. Disks are how virtual machines store their VHD files. You will learn about the types of disks and storage and how Azure simplifies IaaS disk management by creating and managing the storage accounts associated with the virtual machine disks. You will also learn about how Azure blob storage stores unstructured data in the cloud as objects, or blobs (BLOB = binary large object). And you’ll explore Azure Files, which offers fully managed file shares in the cloud that are accessible via the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. The other file storage options covered in the module are Tables and Queues for structured storage.
- Virtual machine storage
- Blob storage
- Azure files
- Structured storage
Securing and Managing Storage
In this module, discover how a shared access signature (SAS) can be used to provide delegated access to resources in storage accounts, allowing clients access to those resources with sharing the storage account keys. You’ll also learn how to use Azure backup as a cloud-based solution for an existing on-premises or off-site backup and data protection solution. This module also covers Azure File Sync as a way to centralize an organization’s file shares in Azure Files, and using Windows Server to cache the Azure file share locally, thus enabling scenarios such as “lift and shift,” backup and disaster recovery, and file archiving.
- Shared access keys
- Azure backup
- Azure File Sync
Storing and Accessing Data
In this module, you’ll learn about using a content delivery network (CDN) to deliver cached content that is stored on a distributed network of edge servers closer to end-users. You’ll also learn how to transfer large amount of data to and from the cloud using the Azure Import/Export service.
- Azure Content Delivery Network
- Import and Export service
In this module, you will learn techniques for monitoring the health of Azure storage. With metrics and alerts you can check a variety of performance metrics and send notifications to your system administrator team. With the Activity Log you can search and query for specific events, even across subscriptions.
- Metrics and Alerts
- Activity Log
Overview of Azure Machines
In this module, you’ll will be introduced to Azure virtual machines. What are virtual machines and what operating systems are supported? How can you determine if your existing virtual machines can be supported in Azure? What pricing and sizing options are available?
- Azure Virtual Machines Overview
- Planning Considerations
Creating Virtual Machines
In this module, you will learn how to create and configure Windows virtual machines. You will practice in the Azure portal, in Azure PowerShell, and with ARM templates.
- Overview of the Virtual Machine Creation Overview
- Creating Virtual Machines in the Azure Portal
- Creating Virtual Machines (PowerShell)
- Creating Virtual Machines using ARM Templates
Deploying Virtual Machine Images
In this module, you will learn how to create custom virtual machines in Azure. For example, deploying a server image that is in your on-premises datacenter. You will also learn how to create and connect to Linux virtual machines.
- Deploying Custom Images
- Deploying Linux Virtual Machines
Configuring Virtual Machines
In this module, you will learn about the two main configuration areas for virtual machines: networking and storage. In the networking lesson, we will cover IP addressing, network interfaces, and network security groups. In the storage lesson, we will cover virtual machine disks, managed disks, attaching/detaching disks, and uploading disks.
- Overview of Virtual Machine Configuration
- Virtual Machine Networking
- Virtual Machine Storage
Configuring Availability and Extensibility
In this module, you will learn how to keep your virtual machines highly available with update and fault domains, and availability sets. You will also learn how to use scale sets to increase and decrease the number of the virtual machines as the workload changes. Lastly, virtual machines can be extended through custom scripts and Desired State Configuration.
- Virtual Machine Availability
- Virtual Machine Scalability
- Applying Virtual Machine Extensions
Managing and Monitoring Virtual Machines
In this module, you will learn the very important tasks of backing up your virtual machines and monitoring their overall health. You will practice backing up and restoring virtual machines. You will learn about monitoring, diagnostics, and Azure Advisor.
- Backup and Restore
- Monitoring Virtual Machines
Azure Virtual Networks
In this module, you’ll will be introduced to Azure virtual networks. What are virtual networks and how are they organized? How do you create and configure virtual networks with templates, PowerShell, CLI, or the Azure portal? What is the difference between public, private, static, and dynamic IP addressing? How are system routes, routing tables, and routing algorithms used? Lessons
- Introducing Virtual Networks
- Creating Azure Virtual Networks
- Review of IP Addressing
- Network Routing
In this module, you will learn about DNS basics and specifically implementing Azure DNS. In the DNS Basics lesson you will review DNS domains, zones, record types, and resolution methods. In the Azure DNS lesson, we will cover delegation, metrics, alerts, and DNS hosting schemes.
- Azure DNS Basics
- Implementing Azure DNS
Securing Virtual Network Resources
In this module, you will learn primarily about Network Security Groups (NSGs) including NSG rules and NSG scenarios. You will also learn how to implement NSGs considering service endpoints, logging, troubleshooting, and other network traffic.
- Introduction to Network Security Groups
- Implementing Network Security Groups and Service Endpoints
Connecting Virtual Networks
In this module, you will learn about two specific types of intersite connectivity: VNet-to-VNet connections and VNet Peering. In both cases, you will learn when to choose which connectivity method, and how to implement and configure the method.
- Intersite Connectivity (VNet-to-VNet Connections)
- Virtual Network Peering
Managing Azure Active Directory
In this module, you’ll will be introduced to Azure Active Directory. What is Azure Active Directory and how is it different from Active Directory Domain Services? What is Self-Service Password Reset and how is it configured? How can Azure AD Identity protection improve your security posture. How do you integrate SaaS applications with Azure AD?
- Azure Active Directory Overview
- Self-Service Password Reset
- Azure AD Identity Protection
- Integrating SaaS Applications with Azure AD
Managing Azure Active Directory Objects
In this module, you will learn the basics of implementing Azure AD objects. These objects include domains and tenants, users and groups, roles, and devices. In each lesson you will practice how to configure these objects through the portal and with Azure PowerShell. The Azure roles lesson will be your introduction to role-based access control.
- Azure Domains and Tenants
- Azure Users and Groups
- Azure Roles
- Managing Devices
Implementing and Managing Hybrid Identities
In this module, you will learn how to integrate Active Directory with your existing infrastructure. You will learn about different authentication options like AD Connect, Single Sign On, and Pass-through authentication. You will also learn how to configure Azure AD Application Proxy and how it is used.
- Azure Active Directory Integration Options
- Azure AD Application Proxy