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M10979 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

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NameM10979 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
Milton Keynes
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£648.00 +vat
was £699.00
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This course provides the underlying knowledge required by all individuals who will be evaluating Microsoft Azure, regardless of whether they are an administrator, developer, or database administrator. Microsoft recommend this course as providing the pre-requisite knowledge for students wishing to attend course 20532C Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions, or course 20533C Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions. However, please be aware that this is not a mandatory pre-requisite and that there is also duplication of subject matter covered within the M20533 and M20532 courses.
During this course, students will be introduced to the principles of cloud computing and will become familiar how these principles have been implemented in Microsoft Azure. In addition, this course will take students through the process of implementing the core Azure infrastructure, consisting of virtual networks and storage. With this foundation, students will learn how to create the most common Azure services, including Azure virtual machines (VMs), Web Apps, and SQL Databases. The course will conclude by describing features of Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and methods of integrating it with on-premises Active Directory.

Audience profile

This course is intended for individuals who want to evaluate deploying, configuring, and administering services and VMs using Azure, including:

  •   Developers who want to evaluate creating Azure solutions.
  •   Windows Server administrators who are looking to evaluate the migration of on-premises Active Directory services and roles to the cloud.
  •   IT professionals who want to evaluate the use of Azure to host web sites and mobile app back-end services.
  •   Database administrators who want to evaluate the use of Azure to host SQL databases

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  •   Describe cloud computing, Azure, and Azure subscriptions.
  •   Describe and create Azure Web Apps.
  •   Create and configure VMs in Microsoft Azure.
  •   Create an Azure virtual network.
  •   Describe Azure storage.
  •   Describe and deploy databases in Azure.
  •   Describe Azure AD.


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 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.

Delegates attending this course will receive access to a trial Azure subscription that includes additional free-of-charge benefit of 30 days, (maximum spend of £75), of access to Azure, post course. Delegates should be advised that any email account used to subscribe for the Azure trial subscriptions will locked to them and so cannot be used again with any other Azure subscription.

To avoid any impact caused by this, delegates attending this course are required to create new Microsoft Outlook/Hotmail/Live email accounts in order to register for their trial Azure subscription (required for completion of the course labs).

Course Content

Module 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Azure This module introduces students to cloud services and the various Azure services. It describes how to use the Azure portal to access and manage Azure services, and to manage Azure subscription and billing.

  •   What is cloud computing?
  •   What is Azure?
  •   Managing Azure Subscription management, support, and billing


  •   Using the Azure portals
  •   Customizing the Azure portal interface
  •   Viewing billing, usage, and quotas data

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Describe cloud computing.
  •   Describe Azure.
  •   Manage Azure.
  •   Describe subscription management, support, and billing.

Module 2: Microsoft Azure management tools This module explains Azure PowerShell and its use in managing Azure subscriptions. It also describes the Azure Software Development Kit (SDK) and the Azure cross-platform command-line interface, and explains their benefits and uses.

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

Lab :

  •   Using Microsoft Azure management tools
  •   Using the Azure PowerShell modules
  •   Use the Azure CLI

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Describe Azure PowerShell.
  •   Describe the Azure SDK and the Azure CLI.

Module 3: Virtual machines in Microsoft Azure This module explains how to use Azure to deploy virtual machines. It also explains the highly available and scalable configuration of Azure virtual machines, and the management of virtual machine disks by using Azure.

  •   Creating and configuring VMs
  •   Configure disks

Lab :

  •   Creating a VM in Azure
  •   Create a VM from the Azure Portal by using an Azure Marketplace image
  •   Verify the functionality of the VM
  •   Configure storage of a VM

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Create and configure VMs.
  •   Configure disks.

Module 4: Web Apps and cloud services This module explains how to create, configure, and monitor Web apps by using Azure. It also describes the creation and deployment of Cloud Services on Azure.

  •   Creating and configuring web apps
  •   Deploying and monitoring web apps
  •   Creating and deploying PaaS cloud services

Lab :

  •   Web Apps and cloud services
  •   Creating and configuring a WordPress web app
  •   Create a cloud service

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Create and configure web apps.
  •   Deploy and monitor web apps.
  •   Create and deploy PaaS cloud services.

Module 5: Creating and configuring virtual networks This module explains Azure virtual networks and how to create them. It also covers variety of virtual network components, focusing in particular on Azure load balancers.

  •   Getting started with virtual networks
  •   Creating a virtual network
  •   Getting started with Azure Load Balancers

Lab :

  •   Create a virtual network
  •   Creating a virtual network
  •   Verifying virtual network functionality
  •   After completing this module, students will be able to:
  •   Explain virtual networks.
  •   Create a virtual network.
  •   Describe Azure Load Balancers.

Module 6: Cloud storage This module explains the use of cloud storage and its benefits. It also explains how to create, manage, and configure cloud storage in Azure.

  •   Understanding cloud storage
  •   Create and manage storage

Lab :

  •   Configure Azure Storage
  •   Create an Azure Storage account
  •   Create and manage blobs

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Understand cloud storage.
  •   Create and manage storage.

Module 7: Microsoft Azure databases
This module explains the options available for storing relational data in Azure. It also explains how to use Microsoft Azure SQL Database to create, configure, and manage SQL databases in Azure.

  •   Understanding options for relational database deployment
  •   Creating and connecting to Azure SQL databases

Lab :

  •   Creating a SQL Database in Azure
  •   Create a new Azure SQL database in Azure and configure SQL Server firewall rules
  •   Manage content of an Azure SQL database by using SQL Server Management Studio

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Understand relational database deployment options.
  •   Create and connect to Azure SQL Databases.

Module 8: Creating and managing Azure AD This module explains how to use Azure AD and Azure Multi-Factor Authentication to enhance security. It explains how to create users, domains, and tenants in Azure AD, and how to use Multi-Factor Authentication and single sign-on (SSO).

  •   Overview of Azure AD
  •   Manage Azure AD authentication

Lab :

  •   Create users in Azure Active Directory tenants
  •   Create users in Azure AD
  •   Create a new Azure AD Tenant and a custom DNS domain

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Describe Azure AD.
  •   Manage Azure AD authentication.

Milton Keynes


Venue's features:

  • Easy access from main travel routes
  • Spacious, comfortable air-conditioned classrooms
  • Drinks and snacks available
  • Internet access
  • Choice of hotels and accommodation available nearby
  • Compliance with Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) building access requirements.


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294 Witan Gate West



By Car:

On the M1 take junction 14 heading in the direction of Milton Keynes A509. At the first roundabout turn right onto the A509 and then for 7 further roundabouts, proceed straight over them. On the eighth roundabout, take a left in to Witan Gate and our building is on the right-hand side.


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By Rail:

Milton Keynes Central Station is a ten minute walk from the training venue.

By Air:

Luton Airport, approximately 15 miles away from Milton Keynes.

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