Course Overview
Duration: 3 Days
This course is designed for IT professionals looking to understand the Microsoft Azure Infrastructure components, including virtual machines, virtual networks, migrating, extending, running, managing and monitoring common workloads in the cloud. The course will guide student through the process of managing virtual machines, websites, and cloud services in Microsoft Azure.

Who Should Attend
This course is intended for IT professionals looking to evaluate or deploy Microsoft Azure.

Course Certifications
This course is part of the following Certifications:

Prerequisites
Before attending this course, students should have:

Deep understanding of Virtualization technologies

Understanding of cloud computing

Prior experience with Hyper-V or other virtualization technologies

Previous storage configuration experience

Previous networking configuration experience

Course Objectives
After completing this course, students will be able to:

Deploy Azure Virtual Machines

Deploy Azure Web Sites

Deploy Azure Cloud Services

Understand Azure Active Directory

Manage Azure Storage

Migrate on-premises Virtual Machines and VHDs to Microsoft Azure

Configure Virtual Networks

Configure cross-premises communication

Understand Azure SQL Database

Understand Azure Recovery

Understand the Windows Azure Pack

Course Content
Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft Azure

After completing this module students will be able to describe cloud computing and how it relates to Microsoft Azure. Students will learn how to sign up for Microsoft Azure and explore the Management Portal.

Lessons

What is cloud computing

Overview of Microsoft cloud computing

Azure Overview and Services

Lab: Planning for Cloud Computing

After completing this module students will be able to

Describe cloud computing

Understand Iaas, Paas and Saas

Plan for cloud computing

Understand Private, Public, and Hybrid clouds

Sign up for Microsoft Azure

Use certification-based authentication with Microsoft Azure

Describe Azure Subscriptions

Describe Azure Accounts

Describe the various components of Microsoft Azure

Module 2: Azure Services

This module introduce students to all of the services that are available with Microsoft Azure. Students get a brief introduction to the services and then learn how to plan for a migration to Microsoft Azure.

Lessons:

Data Services

Network Services

Compute Services

App Services

Lab: Planning for Microsoft Azure

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe Azure Compute Services

Describe Azure Data Services

Describe Azure App Services

Describe Azure Networks

Module 3: Azure Data Services

After completing this module students will understand the types of storage offered by Microsoft Azure and how to manage those different storage options. Students will use Azure PowerShell to manage and create storage in Microsoft Azure. Students will also learn how to create and manage an Azure SQL Database.

Lessons

Storage

Azure Cache

Azure Marketplace and Tools

Lab: Configuring Azure Data Services

Describe Azure account

Create a storage account

Create affinity group

Describe Azure SQL Database

Describe Blob storage

Implement Azure Storage

Describe tables in Microsoft Azure

Migrate Data to Microsoft Azure

Module 4: Azure Network Services

This module describes how virtual network can be used in Microsoft Azure. Students will learn how to implement a virtual network, configure DNS for a virtual network and configure cross-premises connectivity with Microsoft Azure. Students will also learn how to implement Traffic Manager and the benefit of this service.

Lessons

Azure Virtual Networks

Configuration of Virtual Networks

Traffic Manager

Lab: Create and Configure Virtual Network

Lab: Configure Traffic Manager

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Implement a virtual network

Connect a virtual network to on-premises network

Configure DNS for a virtual network

Configure Traffic Manager

Describe Traffic Manager

Describe supported VPN devices and configurations

Use network configuration files to configure a virtual network

Module 5: Azure Compute Services

This module will introduce you to the website, cloud service, and virtual machine services offered by Microsoft Azure. After this module you will be able to decide when to use each service and how to configure each service.

Lessons

Websites

Virtual Machines

Cloud Services

Lab: Create a website in Microsoft Azure

Lab: Create and Manage Azure Virtual Machines

Lab: Create and Manage Azure Cloud Services

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe Azure Websites

Implement a website

Understand Azure Cloud Service

Implement a cloud service

Understand virtual machines in Microsoft Azure

Migrate applications and virtual machines to Microsoft Azure

Module 6: Azure Active Directory

This module will introduce the students to Azure Active Directory. Students will learn how to manage users and access to cloud resources, extend their on-premises AD to the cloud, provide single sign-on across cloud applications, enable multi-factor authentication, and provide authentication and access management for developers

Lessons

Introduction to Azure Active Directory

Administering Azure Active Directory

Managing Azure Active Directory

Lab: Managing Azure Active Directory

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe Azure AD

Implement Azure AD

Administer Azure AD

Enable single sign on

Enable multi-factor authentication

Manage your ACS namespace

Synchronize your on-premises AD with Azure AD

Module 7: Azure Data Management

This module introduces the students to the topic of big data. Students will learn how to use HDInsight to manage data of any type. Students will also learn how to use Azure Backup to back up and recover company data to the cloud.

Lessons

HDInsight Service

Recovery Services

Lab: Introduction to Azure HDInsightLab: Configure Azure Backup

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Implement HDInsight

Describe HDInsight

Understand MapReduce

Understand Azure Recovery Services

Implement Azure Backup Describe

Module 8: Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server

This module will describe the Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server. Students will learn how to deploy the Windows Azure Pack and how to provision services using the Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server.

Lesson
Deploying Windows Azure Pack

Provision and Configure Services

Administer Windows Azure Pack

Lab: Install Windows Azure Pack Express

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Deploy Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server

Provision and configure service in Windows Azure Pack

Administer Windows Azure Pack

Describe the components and architecture of the Windows Azure Pack

Administer user account.