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 is suitable for IT personnel who are just beginning to work with Azure. This audience wants to learn about our offerings and get hands-on experience with the product. This course primarily uses the Azure portal to create services and does not require scripting skills. Students in this course will gain confidence to take other role-based courses and certifications, such as Azure Administrator. This course provides an Azure pass and optional lab environment. This course combines lecture, demonstrations, and hands-on labs.
This course will prepare candidates for the Microsoft certified azure fundamentals certifciation. This exam is designed for candidates looking to demonstrate foundational-level knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure. The exam is intended for candidates with non-technical backgrounds, such as those involved in selling or purchasing cloud based solutions and services, or who have some involvement with cloud based solutions and services, as well as those with a technical background who have a need to validate their foundational-level knowledge around cloud services. Technical IT experience is not required, however, some general IT knowledge or experience would be beneficial.
There are no prerequisites for taking this course. However, the more technical knowledge a student has the more they will understand about the cloud.
This program will be conducted with interactive lectures, PowerPoint presentation, discussion and practical exercise.
• Why Cloud Services
• Types of Cloud models
• Types of Cloud services
After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Define cloud computing and its key advantages.
• Explain public, private, and hybrid cloud models.
• Explain IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS cloud services.
Core Azure Services
• Core Azure Architectural components
• Core Azure Services and Products
• Azure Solutions
• Azure management tools
Lab: Walkthrough: Create a virtual machine
Lab: Walkthrough: Deploy Azure container instances
Lab: Walkthrough: Create a virtual network
Lab: Walkthrough: Create blob storage
Lab: Walkthrough: Create a SQL database
Lab: Walkthrough: Implement an Azure IoT Hub
Lab: Walkthrough: Implement Azure Functions
Lab: Walkthrough: Create a web app
Lab: Walkthrough: Create a VM with a Template
Lab: Walkthrough: Create a VM with PowerShell
Lab: Walkthrough: Create a VM with CLI
Security, Privacy, Compliance, and Trust
• Secure network connectivity
• Core Azure identity services
• Security tools and features
• Azure governance methodologies
• Monitoring and reporting
• Privacy, compliance, and data protection standards
Lab: Walkthrough: Secure network traffic
Lab: Walkthrough: Implement Azure key vault
Lab: Walkthrough: Create an Azure Policy
Lab: Walkthrough: Manage access with RBAC
Lab: Walkthrough: Manage resource locks
Lab: Walkthrough: Implement resource tagging
Lab: Walkthrough: Exploring the Trust Center
Azure Pricing and Support
• Azure subscriptions
• Planning and managing costs
• Azure support options
• Azure Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
• Service lifecycle in Azure
Lab: Walkthrough: Use the Azure Pricing Calculator
Lab: Walkthrough: Use the Azure TCO Calculator
Lab: Walkthrough: Open a Support request
Lab: Walkthrough: Calculate composite SLAs
Lab: Walkthrough: Access Azure Preview features