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Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment (AZ-100)

Authors: Ned Bellavance, June Cho, Gary Grudzinskas, Daniel Lachance, Robert McMillen, Neil Morrissey, John Savill, Tim Warner

Microsoft Azure is a cloud platform that provides infrastructure, managed services, and anything else you might need for your business applications. It is suited for businesses... Read more

Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment (AZ-100)

This path will cover everything you need to know about the infrastructure-as-a-service offerings on Microsoft Azure, and how to deploy to it. You will learn about the subscription options, how to manage storage, virtual machines, and virtual networks, and you’ll learn how to manage identities and access to your projects.

Using Microsoft Azure Resource Groups

by Gary Grudzinskas

Aug 27, 2018 / 1h 26m

1h 26m

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Microsoft Azure offers numerous helpful resources. However, managing all these resources can be daunting. In this course, Using Microsoft Azure Resource Groups, you will gain the ability to manage and secure your resources. First, you will learn how to set up resource groups. Next, you will discover the tools available for you to safeguard and fully utilize your resources. Finally, you will explore how to move, monitor, and control your resource groups. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of resource groups that will help you properly utilize your Azure resources.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Configuring Resource Groups23m
  3. Securing and Controlling for Resource Groups30m
  4. Maintaining Resource Groups30m

Managing Microsoft Azure Subscriptions

by Daniel Lachance

Aug 10, 2018 / 1h 58m

1h 58m

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Managing Microsoft Azure costs and resource management delegation can save companies money. In this course, Managing Microsoft Azure Subscriptions, you'll gain the knowledge required to control cloud resource creation and management while minimizing costs. First, you'll learn about resource tagging and how Microsoft Azure policies provide granular resource management control. Next, you'll learn how to budget, track, and reduce Microsoft Azure expenditures using a variety of methods. Finally, you'll gain insight as to how role-based access control facilitates delegated administration and how Microsoft Azure resource providers add new cloud features. By the end of this course, you’ll know which tools you can use to effectively manage Azure resources and costs.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Configuring Microsoft Azure Policies53m
  3. Configure Resource Tagging and Cost Center Spending Limits30m
  4. Assign Role-based Access Control18m
  5. Manage Microsoft Azure Resource Providers15m

Managing Identities in Microsoft Azure Active Directory

by Ned Bellavance

Aug 6, 2018 / 2h 7m

2h 7m

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Description

Securing access and authorization to your applications, data, and resources is critical to protecting your enterprise assets. You must provide proper access to users and devices when they need it, without being overly permissive. Microsoft Azure Active Directory can be leveraged to achieve those goals. In this course, Managing Identities in Microsoft Azure Active Directory, you will learn the fundamentals of managing an Azure Active Directory environment. First, you will learn the basics of an Azure Active Directory tenant. Next, you will explore how to manage users, groups, devices, and applications. Finally, you will examine how to leverage special features like Conditional Access and Self-service Password Reset to give your users a modern, protected experience. By the end of this course, you will be able to manage your Azure Active Directory environment effectively, use advanced features to improve the end-user experience, and provide higher security to your organization.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Configuring Directories in Azure AD25m
  3. Managing Azure Active Directory Users and Groups39m
  4. Managing Azure AD Devices and Applications29m
  5. Managing Access in Azure AD31m

Microsoft Hybrid Identity - Overview

by Gary Grudzinskas

Jun 20, 2017 / 2h 56m

2h 56m

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Today’s working environment is changing. It's moving to the cloud. In this course, Microsoft Hybrid Identity - Overview, you’ll gain the ability to embrace cloud computing while keeping your current on-premises environment. First, you'll learn how the Hybrid environment works and how to join your user directory to the Azure Active Directory. Next, you’ll explore how to safely offer cloud apps to your users and on-premises apps to cloud users. Finally, you’ll learn how to manage your new hybrid environment. When you’re finished with this course, you'll be able to extend your on-premises network to the cloud in a safe and consistent way. Software required: Azure subscription or trial, and a Windows server DC.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview0m
  2. Benefiting from Azure Hybrid Identity34m
  3. Planning Your Hybrid Identity Solution34m
  4. Deploying Your Hybrid Identity39m
  5. Utilizing Your Hybrid Identity42m
  6. Managing Your Hybrid Identity25m

Analyzing Microsoft Azure Subscription Resource Utilization

by June Cho

Dec 13, 2018 / 1h 16m

1h 16m

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It is difficult to manage your Azure resource consumption as you scale your applications; however, with Azure Monitor you can quickly integrate services that will help you manage your resources more efficiently. In this course, Analyzing Microsoft Azure Subscription Resource Utilization, you will learn to use different services in Azure Monitor to create a custom solution that will help your particular needs. First, you will explore how to view and analyze alerts across Azure. Next, you will learn how to create a custom Azure dashboard. Finally, you will discover how to monitor Azure spending, and create functions in Log Analytics. By the end of this course, you will know how to properly analyze your Microsoft Azure subscription resource utilization.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Getting Started8m
  3. Viewing and Analyzing Alerts Across Subscription11m
  4. Viewing and Analyzing Metrics Across Subscription10m
  5. Creating Action Groups7m
  6. Monitoring and Reporting on Spend12m
  7. Creating a Dashboard Using Designer8m
  8. Utilizing Log Search Query Functions10m
  9. Viewing Alerts in Log Analytics4m
  10. Wrapping Up1m

Monitoring Microsoft Azure Resources and Workloads

by Tim Warner

Dec 14, 2018 / 2h 0m

2h 0m

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If you have a site-to-site Virtual Private Network (VPN) between your on-premises environment and one or more Virtual Private Networks (VNets) in Azure, then you probably have excellent visibility into the on-premises side of the network equation. In this course, Monitoring Microsoft Azure Resources and Workloads, you will learn how to use Microsoft Azure monitoring tools to gain monitor Azure network (as well as on-prem) resources closely and effectively. First, you will learn how to monitor individual Azure-based resources. Next, you will use Microsoft Monitor to aggregate monitoring across entire hybrid cloud workloads. Finally, you will visualize monitoring data by using Azure Log Analytics, Power BI, and other first and third-party tools. When you’re finished with this course, you will have a foundational knowledge of Azure workload monitoring that will help you as you move forward in your career as an Azure administrator or solution architect.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview0m
  2. Monitoring Resources in Microsoft Azure53m
  3. Monitoring Workloads in Microsoft Azure45m
  4. Monitoring Microsoft Azure with Third-party Tools21m

Configuring and Using Microsoft Azure Blob Storage

by Neil Morrissey

Aug 9, 2018 / 2h 27m

2h 27m

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Storing and managing unstructured data is a challenge for every organization. Cost effective storage is a very compelling reason, in itself, for an organization to move to the cloud. Azure Blob Storage is a cloud storage solution with a host of features to help you move data into the cloud, secure that data, and allow users and applications to access the data. In this course, Configuring and Using Microsoft Azure Blob Storage, you'll learn all about the Blob service. First, you'll explore the basics of Blob Storage, including the different kinds of blobs, and how to upload and secure them in the service. Next, you'll see the latest features of Blob Storage to make management easier, like soft delete and authentication to the Blob service using Azure AD. Finally, you'll discover in depth how Blob Storage can be exposed by the Content Delivery Network and indexed by Azure Search, giving you the ability to search the contents of a variety of different file types. By the end of this course, you'll know how to set up and use Blob Storage, how to interact with it from the Azure CLI and from code, and how to configure other Azure Services to leverage Blob Storage.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview2m
  2. Understanding and Configuring Blob Storage46m
  3. Uploading Content to Azure Blob Storage39m
  4. Configuring CDN Network Endpoints20m
  5. Configuring Azure Search with Blob Storage38m

Configure Microsoft Azure Files

by John Savill

Aug 2, 2018 / 2h 2m

2h 2m

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Architecting resiliency and expanding services to the cloud is a huge challenge for storage administrators. In this course, Configure Microsoft Azure Files, you will learn how to level Azure storage services, and Azure Files specifically to provide a cloud scale, SMB file service that can be used in the cloud and on-premises. First, you will learn the capabilities of Azure Files and how to utilize them. Next, you will discover how to add resiliency to Azure Files through snapshots and Azure Backup integration. Finally, you will explore how to integrate Azure Files with on-premises file services using Azure File Sync to provide replication and cloud tiering. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Azure Files and Azure File Sync needed to fully leverage the services to compliment and expand your enterprise file services to a cloud solution.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Managing Azure Files57m
  3. Deploying Azure File Sync49m
  4. Monitoring and Troubleshooting Azure File Sync14m

Implementing Microsoft Azure Backup

by Gary Grudzinskas

Sep 13, 2018 / 1h 55m

1h 55m

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Backing up your company's data is possibly the most important task a company performs. Microsoft Azure Backup offers an easy and comprehensive solution for the protection of corporate assets. In this course, Implementing Microsoft Azure Backup, you will gain the ability to utilize the cloud for all of your backup needs. First, you will learn how to set up recovery services vaults. Next, you will discover how to backup your Azure IaaS virtual machines and your on-premises servers and workloads. Finally, you will explore how to use the Microsoft Azure Backup Server. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Azure Backup that will help you protect your crucial company assets.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Configuring Recovery Services Vault21m
  3. Using Azure Iaas VM Backup28m
  4. Using the Azure Backup Agent (MARS)21m
  5. Using the Microsoft Azure Backup Server21m
  6. Managing Azure Backup21m

Creating and Configuring Microsoft Azure Storage Accounts

by Neil Morrissey

Aug 30, 2018 / 3h 20m

3h 20m

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Azure Storage Accounts provide a unique namespace to store and access your data objects in the cloud. Blob, File, Queue, and Table services all share common features of security, access, monitoring, and cost tracking through a Storage Account. In this course, Creating and Configuring Microsoft Azure Storage Accounts, you'll learn how to create and configure Microsoft Azure storage accounts. First, you'll explore how to create and secure Azure Storage Accounts and perform administration using the Azure Portal, Azure CLI, and Azure Storage Explorer. Next, you'll discover the basics of account types and storage account replications options, as well as more advanced monitoring and troubleshooting of storage accounts using metrics, diagnostics logs, and activity logs. Finally, you'll learn how to monitor the ongoing cost of your storage services. By the end of this course, you'll know how to create and manage storage accounts, how to secure access, and how to monitor your storage account.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview2m
  2. Creating Azure Storage Accounts40m
  3. Configuring Security and Access53m
  4. Using Azure Storage Explorer to Manage Storage Accounts24m
  5. Monitoring Storage Accounts1h 20m

Import and Export Data to Microsoft Azure

by Robert McMillen

Sep 11, 2018 / 1h 6m

1h 6m

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Sending large amounts of data to or from your data cloud storage can be expensive due to long wait times or metered connections. In this course, Import and Export Data to Microsoft Azure, you’ll gain the knowledge you need to work with Microsoft Azure to send and receive data by using the shipping method and the WAImportExport tool. First, you’ll learn about disk encryption using Bitlocker. Then, you'll explore how to backup and ship keys, how to create Blob and General Purpose accounts, and how to import and export data to and from these accounts. Finally, you'll see how to ship hard drives using Microsoft standards. When finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to properly import and export data to Microsoft Azure using Microsoft processes and procedures.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Preparing the Azure Import and Export Process26m
  3. Creating an Import Job32m
  4. Executing the Export Process5m

Managing Microsoft Azure Virtual Networks

by Tim Warner

Sep 14, 2018 / 1h 39m

1h 39m

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At the core of Microsoft Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is a thorough knowledge of software-defined networking. In this course, Managing Microsoft Azure Virtual Networks, you’ll learn how to design, deploy, manage, and maintain virtual networks in the Microsoft Azure cloud. First, you’ll learn how to create and configure virtual networks. Next, you’ll explore how to implement traffic control in a virtual network. Finally, you’ll discover how to troubleshoot virtual networks with Network Watcher. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of Azure networking that will help you as you move forward to become a more effective Azure administrator or solution architect.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview0m
  2. Creating and Configuring an Azure Virtual Network58m
  3. Implementing Traffic Control in a Microsoft Azure Virtual Network40m

Connecting Microsoft Azure Virtual Networks

by Tim Warner

Sep 14, 2018 / 1h 2m

1h 2m

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At the core of Microsoft Azure software-defined networking is a thorough knowledge of virtual networks (VNets) and their interconnectivity possibilities. In Connecting Microsoft Azure Virtual Networks, you’ll learn how to design, implement, and troubleshoot VNet peerings both within single regions as well as across different regions. First, you’ll learn how to choose between Vnet-to-VNet VPNs and VNet peering. Next, you’ll explore how to configure both types of VNet peering. Finally, you’ll discover how to troubleshoot VNet peerings when you receive unexpected results. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of VNet peering that will help you as you move forward in your career as a Microsoft Azure IT operations professional.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview0m
  2. Configuring Virtual Network Peering27m
  3. Troubleshooting VNet-to-VNet Connectivity33m

Deploying a Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure

by Tim Warner

Sep 14, 2018 / 1h 16m

1h 16m

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At the core of Azure infrastructure as a service administration is a thorough knowledge of virtual machine deployment. In this course, Deploying a Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure, you’ll learn how to effectively plan VM deployments, and then carry them out by using both the Azure portal and Resource Manager templates. First, you’ll learn the basics of VM deployment in Azure by using Microsoft best practice guidance. Next, you’ll explore how to deploy a Windows Server VM in Azure. Finally, you’ll discover how to deploy a Linux server VM in Azure. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of Azure VM deployment that will help you as you move forward in your career as an Azure solution architect or administrator.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview0m
  2. Planning VM Deployment31m
  3. Deploying a Linux Server VM in Microsoft Azure21m
  4. Deploying a Windows Server VM in Microsoft Azure22m

Configuring Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure

by Tim Warner

Sep 14, 2018 / 1h 42m

1h 42m

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At the core of configuration management in Microsoft Azure is a thorough knowledge of how to connect to and manage Azure-based virtual machines (VMs). In this course, Configuring Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure, you’ll learn how to configure Windows Server and Linux VMs in Azure for maximum performance, availability, and security. First, you’ll learn how to manage VM configurations, including storage, networking, and extensions. Next, you’ll explore how to maximize VM availability, involving availability sets, availability zones, and Azure Advisor. Finally, you’ll discover how to enforce VM security in Azure, including role-based access control (RBAC) and Azure Security Center. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of Azure VM configuration that will help you as you move forward in your work as a Microsoft Azure administrator or solution architect.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview0m
  2. Managing VM Configuration42m
  3. Managing VM Availability30m
  4. Managing VM Security28m

Backing Up Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure

by Tim Warner

Sep 14, 2018 / 1h 8m

1h 8m

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At the core of Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS) disaster recovery is a thorough knowledge of Azure virtual machine (VM) backup. In Backing Up Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure, you’ll learn how to back up and restore VMs running in Azure. First, you’ll learn how to use Azure VM Backup to back up Windows Server and Linux VMs running in Azure. Next, you’ll explore the many types of restore options available in Azure. Finally, you’ll discover how to retrieve individual files and folders from VM backup restore points. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of Azure VM backup and recovery that will help you as you move forward to become a more effective Microsoft Azure administrator.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview0m
  2. Backing Up VMs24m
  3. Restoring VMs15m
  4. Recovering Files and Folders from VMs7m
  5. Providing Failover Recovery for VMs20m

Deploying Multiple Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure

by Tim Warner

Sep 14, 2018 / 1h 20m

1h 20m

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At the core of administrative automation and DevOps in Azure is a thorough knowledge of multi-VM deployment. In Deploying Multiple VMs in Microsoft Azure, you’ll learn how to use VHD images and ARM templates to deploy n number of Windows Server or Linux virtual machines to the Azure cloud. First, you’ll learn how to build a custom VM image library in your Azure subscription. Next, you’ll configure Resource Manager templates for multi-VM deployment. Finally, you’ll discover how to plan, deploy, and manage virtual machine scale sets in Azure. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of Azure multi-VM deployment that will help you as you move forward in your career as a Microsoft Azure administrator or solution architect.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview0m
  2. Creating a Virtual Machine Image Library19m
  3. Configuring ARM Templates for Multi-VM Deployment23m
  4. Deploying Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets35m

What you will learn

  • Managing Azure Subscriptions and Resources
  • Implement and Manage Storage
  • Deploy and Manage Virtual Machines
  • Configure and Manage Virtual Networks
  • Managing Identities

Pre-requisites

This path is intended for beginners, and no prerequisites are required for this path.