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MOD+DMOC: Introduction to Microsoft Azure for IT Professionals (M10979)

New – Learn basic cloud computing concepts specific to Microsoft Azure.

GK# 5435

Course Overview


During this course, you will be introduced to the principles of cloud computing. Students will become familiar with how these principles have been implemented in Microsoft Azure. In addition, this course explains how to implement the core Azure infrastructure, consisting of virtual networks and storage. With this foundation, students will be able to create the most common Azure services, including Azure Virtual Machines, Web Apps, and Azure SQL Database. The students will also learn about container-based Azure services and the most prominent examples of serverless computing. The course concludes by describing features of Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

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What You'll Learn

  • 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.


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Getting Started with Microsoft Azure

  • What is Cloud Computing
  • What is Azure
  • Managing Azure
  • Subscription Management, Supporting and Billing

Microsoft Azure management tools

  • What is Azure PowerShell
  • The Azure SDK and the Azure CLI

Virtual Machines with Microsoft Azure 

  • Create and Configure Azure Virtual Machines
  • Configuring Azure VM storage

Azure Web Apps

  • Creating and configuring Azure web apps
  • Deploying and Monitoring Azure web apps

Implementing Azure Networking

  • Getting Started with Azure networking
  • Getting started with Azure Load Balancer

Introduction to Azure Storage and Data Services

  • Understanding Azure Storage options
  • Creating and managing storage
  • Understanding options for relational databases deployments
  • Creating and connecting to Azure SQL databases

Configuring and Managing Azure Active Directory (AD)

  • Overview of Azure AD
  • Manage Azure AD authentication and authorization


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Use the Microsoft Azure Portal

  • Customize the Azure Portal Interface
  • View Billing, Usage, and Quotas Data

Use Microsoft Azure management tools

  • Azure PowerShell modules
  • Use the Azure CLI

Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure

  • Create a Virtual Machine from the Azure Portal by using an Azure Marketplace image
  • Verify the functionality of the Virtual Machine
  • Configure storage of a Virtual Machine

Creating and Managing Azure Web Apps

  • Create and Configure an Azure web app

Implementing Azure Networking

  • Getting started with Azure networking
  • Getting started with Azure Load Balancer

Configure Azure Storage

  • Create and configuration an Azure Storage Account
  • Create and Manage Blobs

Create a SQL Database in Azure

  • Create a New SQL Database in Azure and Configure SQL Server Firewall Rules
  • Manage content of an Azure SQL by using SQL Server Management Studio

Create and Manage Active Directory

  • Create and manage Azure AD tenants, domains, and users
  • Manage Azure AD authentication and authorization



Before attending this course, students must have a background in IT. In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

  • Understanding of how to deploy websites
  • A basic understanding of virtualization
  • A basic understanding of Active Directory concepts, including domains, users, and domain controllers
  • A basic understanding of database concepts, including tables and simple queries

Who Should Attend


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.
Training Exclusives

This course comes with three months, 24x7 access to: 

  • HD-quality streaming videos that adapt to your connection speed and device
  • Hands-on live labs with integrated lab steps and ability to save and resume labs
  • Knowledge checks for comprehensive assessments
  • 24x7 mentoring via chat, email and phone
  • Digital Microsoft Official Courseware (dMOC)
Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:


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Duration: 39 hours

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