Microsoft
Microsoft Specialist Microsoft Azure
70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
Azure Active Directory and Collaboration
Azure Blob Storage
Azure Functions and API Management
Azure Service Fabric Apps
Azure SQL Database and Caching
Azure Storage Tables and Queues
Azure VM Monitoring and Availability
Azure VM Scaling and Storage
Configuring Azure VM Networking
Cosmos DB and Azure Search
Creating Virtual Machines (VMs) and Workloads
Designing and Implementing Azure Apps
Designing Web Apps
Implementing Communication and Messaging Strategies
Managing and Monitoring Azure Storage
Managing Azure VMs
70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
Automation and High Availability
Azure Active Directory and Authentication
Azure App Services
Azure Backup and Recovery
Azure Networking
Azure Security and Monitoring
Azure SQL DB and ARM Templates
Azure Storage and the Azure Environment
Azure Virtual Machine Management
70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
Azure Monitoring and Disaster Recovery
Azure Virtual Machines
Compute-Intensive Applications
Designing an Azure Architecture
Designing an Azure Security Strategy
Designing Azure Networking
Designing Azure Storage
Designing Azure Web Apps
Messaging and Hybrid Applications

Azure Active Directory and Collaboration

Course Number:
cl_dmaz_a12_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Azure Active Directory and Collaboration

  • start the course
  • describe Azure AD
  • create Azure AD directory, users, and groups
  • work with the various administrative roles
  • register an application with Azure AD and view integration endpoints
  • describe WS-Federation process for browser-based applications
  • describe SAML 2.0 Protocol (SAML-P) authentication
  • describe OpenID Connect authentication
  • describe how OAuth 2.0 can be used to access resources using tokens
  • describe the use of the Graph API to query Azure directories
  • configure and use the Graph API
  • describe social identity provider authentication
  • design and implement .NET MVC apps that leverage social identity provider authentication
  • design and implement .NET MVC apps that leverage social identity provider authentication
  • design and implement Web API apps that leverage social identity provider authentication
  • design and implement Web API apps that leverage social identity provider authentication
  • design and implement Windows Desktop apps that leverage social identity provider authentication
  • describe partner-managed identities
  • describe the B2B collaboration process
  • configure and modify Azure networks, and integrate Azure applications into Azure Active Directory

Overview/Description
Azure Active Directory is Microsoft's identity and access management cloud solution. This course covers how to manage and optimize Azure Active Directory, as well as Azure Active Directory B2C and B2B.

Target Audience
Professionals who are preparing to take the 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam, and who are experienced in designing, programming, implementing, automating, and monitoring Microsoft Azure cloud platform solutions. Exam candidates should also be adept at using development tools, techniques, and design methodologies associated with the design of scalable and resilient cloud-based solutions

Azure Blob Storage

Course Number:
cl_dmaz_a06_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Azure Blob Storage

  • start this course
  • describe Azure Storage
  • configure storage accounts, blobs, and containers
  • read blob data
  • describe data storage methods including blocks and page blobs, and describe data streaming
  • describe secure access to blobs
  • describe the asynchronous copying of blobs
  • configure Azure CDN
  • design and create blob hierarchies
  • describe custom domains
  • describe blob scaling
  • describe Azure File Storage

Overview/Description
Azure Blob Storage is a service that allows unstructured data to be stored in the cloud as objects, or blobs. This course covers how to create, manage, and secure blobs and files in Azure.

Target Audience
Professionals who are preparing to take the 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam, and who are experienced in designing, programming, implementing, automating, and monitoring Microsoft Azure cloud platform solutions. Exam candidates should also be adept at using development tools, techniques, and design methodologies associated with the design of scalable and resilient cloud-based solutions.

Azure Functions and API Management

Course Number:
cl_dmaz_a14_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Azure Functions and API Management

  • start the course
  • create Azure functions
  • implement Webhook functions
  • create event processing functions
  • implement Azure-connected functions
  • create and manage APIs
  • configure API management policies
  • protect APIs with rate limits
  • improve performance by adding caching
  • monitor APIs
  • customize the Developer Portal

Overview/Description
Azure Functions make it easy to run small pieces of code in the cloud. In this course, you'll explore different Azure Functions as well as API Management.

Target Audience
Professionals who are preparing to take the 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam, and who are experienced in designing, programming, implementing, automating, and monitoring Microsoft Azure cloud platform solutions. Exam candidates should also be adept at using development tools, techniques, and design methodologies associated with the design of scalable and resilient cloud-based solutions.

Azure Service Fabric Apps

Course Number:
cl_dmaz_a16_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Azure Service Fabric Apps

  • start the course
  • create a Service Fabric application
  • describe application life cycle management
  • provide an overview of actors
  • add a web front end to a Service Fabric application
  • monitor Service Fabric apps
  • diagnose Service Fabric apps
  • migrate apps from cloud services
  • create, secure, upgrade, and scale a Service Fabric cluster in Azure
  • scale a Service Fabric app at the partition level
  • scale a Service Fabric app at the service name level
  • implement availability of Service Fabric services
  • monitor and diagnose Service Fabric apps

Overview/Description
Service Fabric is used to build always-on, scalable, distributed applications in Azure. This course covers the basics of Service Fabric applications, as well as how to monitor, migrate, and scale apps.

Target Audience
Professionals who are preparing to take the 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam, and who are experienced in designing, programming, implementing, automating, and monitoring Microsoft Azure cloud platform solutions. Exam candidates should also be adept at using development tools, techniques, and design methodologies associated with the design of scalable and resilient cloud-based solutions.

Azure SQL Database and Caching

Course Number:
cl_dmaz_a09_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Azure SQL Database and Caching

  • describe the Azure SQL Database service
  • choose the appropriate Azure SQL service
  • describe Azure SQL Database business continuity and disaster recovery options
  • configure point-in-time restore
  • configure secondary replicated databases
  • import and export a SQL database
  • describe SQL database monitoring and scaling in Azure
  • describe Azure Redis Cache
  • create a new Redis Cache
  • manage Redis Cache
  • describe cache tiers
  • implement data persistence
  • implement security and network isolation
  • configure cluster performance
  • design and implement an Azure caching strategy

Overview/Description
Azure SQL Database is a cloud service, providing performance, scalability, and protection. Azure caching can help build highly scalable and responsive applications. This course covers Azure SQL Database implementation and cache management.

Target Audience
Professionals who are preparing to take the 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam, and who are experienced in designing, programming, implementing, automating, and monitoring Microsoft Azure cloud platform solutions. Exam candidates should also be adept at using development tools, techniques, and design methodologies associated with the design of scalable and resilient cloud-based solutions.

Azure Storage Tables and Queues

Course Number:
cl_dmaz_a07_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Azure Storage Tables and Queues

  • start the course
  • describe table storage and create a NoSQL table
  • manipulate individual table records
  • use OData to access table records
  • describe table partition design, management, and scaling
  • scale tables and partitions
  • add and process messages
  • retrieve a batch of messages
  • scale queues
  • implement and manage Azure blobs, tables, queues, and files

Overview/Description
Azure table storage provides fast and cost-effective access to data for all kinds of applications. In this course, you will dive deeper into storage tables and queues.

Target Audience
Professionals who are preparing to take the 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam, and who are experienced in designing, programming, implementing, automating, and monitoring Microsoft Azure cloud platform solutions. Exam candidates should also be adept at using development tools, techniques, and design methodologies associated with the design of scalable and resilient cloud-based solutions

Azure VM Monitoring and Availability

Course Number:
cl_dmaz_a05_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Azure VM Monitoring and Availability

  • start the course
  • describe VM monitoring and diagnostic techniques
  • configure VM monitoring and diagnostics
  • configure diagnostics
  • configure virtual machine endpoints
  • configure alerts
  • describe and view VM operational metrics and logs
  • configure metrics
  • describe Azure availability sets
  • configure availability sets
  • add a new VM to an existing availability set
  • use PowerShell to create an availability set
  • configure multiple virtual machines in an availability set for redundancy
  • configure application tiers into separate availability sets
  • describe the load balancer feature
  • configure the load balancer with availability sets
  • use multiple storage accounts for each availability set
  • monitor and diagnose Azure cloud services and Azure virtual machines

Overview/Description
Monitoring VM performance helps ensure an environment runs optimally, while availability helps avoid downtime. In this course, you will explore the basics of VM monitoring and diagnostics as well as availability sets used for redundancy.

Target Audience
Professionals who are preparing to take the 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam, and who are experienced in designing, programming, implementing, automating, and monitoring Microsoft Azure cloud platform solutions. Exam candidates should also be adept at using development tools, techniques, and design methodologies associated with the design of scalable and resilient cloud-based solutions

Azure VM Scaling and Storage

Course Number:
cl_dmaz_a04_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Azure VM Scaling and Storage

  • start the course
  • manually configure Azure VM scaling
  • describe Azure VM scale sets
  • configure scale sets
  • describe and configure VM autoscale
  • plan storage capacity
  • configure geo-replication
  • configure disk caching
  • implement ARM VMs configured with Standard Storage
  • implement ARM VMs configured with Premium Storage
  • configure shared storage using Azure File service
  • scale and monitor Azure VMs, and design and implement Azure storage

Overview/Description
Automatic scaling is a cost-effective method of maintaining performance levels. In this course, you will learn about scaling virtual machines (VMs) to meet the demands of a growing environment and also look at VM storage.

Target Audience
Professionals who are preparing to take the 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam, and who are experienced in designing, programming, implementing, automating, and monitoring Microsoft Azure cloud platform solutions. Exam candidates should also be adept at using development tools, techniques, and design methodologies associated with the design of scalable and resilient cloud-based solutions.

Configuring Azure VM Networking

Course Number:
cl_dmaz_a03_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Configuring Azure VM Networking

  • configure a VM to permit public access
  • configure a VM with a static IP address
  • configure public IP addressing
  • describe when to use user defined routes
  • configure external and internal load balancing, with HTTP and TCP health probes
  • describe network security groups
  • configure DSR
  • describe VM firewall configuration
  • design and implement Application Gateway
  • configure network settings for Azure virtual machines

Overview/Description
Azure virtual machines (VMs) can be configured to meet the needs of most networked environments. In this course, you will explore the basic VM networking configurations.

Target Audience
Professionals who are preparing to take the 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam, and who are experienced in designing, programming, implementing, automating, and monitoring Microsoft Azure cloud platform solutions. Exam candidates should also be adept at using development tools, techniques, and design methodologies associated with the design of scalable and resilient cloud-based solutions.

Cosmos DB and Azure Search

Course Number:
cl_dmaz_a10_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Cosmos DB and Azure Search

  • start the course
  • describe the Cosmos DB, formerly DocumentDB, feature
  • describe the benefits of Cosmos DB
  • create databases and collections
  • use the Cosmos DB SQL query language
  • run Cosmos DB queries
  • describe how to use Cosmos DB to manage data
  • describe how to develop apps with Cosmos DB
  • create a service index for an Azure Search service
  • add search data
  • create and define fields of an index
  • search an index
  • handle search results
  • deploy Azure Comsos DB and Azure Search

Overview/Description
Cosmos DB, formerly DocumentDB is a NoSQL document database-as-a-service feature that was created for mobile and web applications. In this course, you will learn about Cosmos DB as well as the Azure Search service.

Target Audience
Professionals who are preparing to take the 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam, and who are experienced in designing, programming, implementing, automating, and monitoring Microsoft Azure cloud platform solutions. Exam candidates should also be adept at using development tools, techniques, and design methodologies associated with the design of scalable and resilient cloud-based solutions.

Creating Virtual Machines (VMs) and Workloads

Course Number:
cl_dmaz_a01_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Creating Virtual Machines (VMs) and Workloads

  • start the course
  • describe workload identification and selection
  • create a Windows Server virtual machine
  • create a Linux virtual machine
  • create a Windows SQL Server virtual machine
  • describe VM images and VHDs
  • upload an existing VM to Azure
  • create a VM from an existing disk (classic mode)
  • create a VM from an existing disk (resource manager mode)
  • create a VM and manage VHDs

Overview/Description
There are a multitude of considerations when implementing virtual machines (VMs) in Azure. This course covers best practices to follow when deploying workloads on an Azure VM, and also how to create and configure VM images in Azure.

Target Audience
Professionals who are preparing to take the 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam, and who are experienced in designing, programming, implementing, automating, and monitoring Microsoft Azure cloud platform solutions. Exam candidates should also be adept at using development tools, techniques, and design methodologies associated with the design of scalable and resilient cloud-based solutions.

Designing and Implementing Azure Apps

Course Number:
cl_dmaz_a15_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Designing and Implementing Azure Apps

  • start the course
  • create and deploy API apps
  • use Swashbuckle
  • use Swagger API metadata
  • monitor API apps
  • create logic apps that connect to SaaS services
  • create a logic app with B2B capabilities
  • create a logic app with XML capabilities
  • trigger a logic app from another app
  • use visual studio to manage logic apps
  • monitor logic apps
  • create a mobile app
  • add offline sync to a mobile app
  • add authentication to a mobile app
  • add push notifications to a mobile app
  • implement API management

Overview/Description
Azure API Management enables APIs to be quickly published to internal and external consumers. This course covers how to create, manage, and secure API, logic, and mobile apps.

Target Audience
Professionals who are preparing to take the 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam, and who are experienced in designing, programming, implementing, automating, and monitoring Microsoft Azure cloud platform solutions. Exam candidates should also be adept at using development tools, techniques, and design methodologies associated with the design of scalable and resilient cloud-based solutions.

Designing Web Apps

Course Number:
cl_dmaz_a13_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Designing Web Apps

  • start the course
  • define and manage App Service plans
  • configure Web App settings
  • configure Web App certificates
  • configure custom domains
  • manage Web Apps using the API, PowerShell, and Xplat-CLI
  • implement monitoring and analytics
  • implement diagnostics
  • implement WebJobs
  • design and configure Web Apps for scale and resilience
  • monitor and diagnose Web Apps

Overview/Description
Azure App Service can be used to develop and host web applications. This course covers the basics of creating and managing Web Apps in Azure.

Target Audience
Professionals who are preparing to take the 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam, and who are experienced in designing, programming, implementing, automating, and monitoring Microsoft Azure cloud platform solutions. Exam candidates should also be adept at using development tools, techniques, and design methodologies associated with the design of scalable and resilient cloud-based solutions

Implementing Communication and Messaging Strategies

Course Number:
cl_dmaz_a11_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Implementing Communication and Messaging Strategies

  • start the course
  • implement hybrid connections
  • leverage site-to-site
  • create a site-to-site VPN
  • configure a site-to-site connection using PowerShell
  • describe the site-to-site connectivity page
  • create a site-to-site express route
  • describe the virtual network address spaces page

Overview/Description
Azure can offer secure communications between on-premises networks and the cloud, and a reliable cloud messaging service between applications and services. In this course, you will learn to implement communication and messaging strategies.

Target Audience
Professionals who are preparing to take the 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam, and who are experienced in designing, programming, implementing, automating, and monitoring Microsoft Azure cloud platform solutions. Exam candidates should also be adept at using development tools, techniques, and design methodologies associated with the design of scalable and resilient cloud-based solutions.

Managing and Monitoring Azure Storage

Course Number:
cl_dmaz_a08_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Managing and Monitoring Azure Storage

  • start the course
  • describe shared access signatures (SAS)
  • create an SAS token (blobs)
  • create an SAS token (queues)
  • create an SAS token (tables)
  • describe stored access policies
  • create and apply stored access policies
  • describe storage account keys and regenerate account keys
  • describe CORS
  • describe metrics associated with Azure Storage
  • configure storage metrics and retention
  • configure storage logging and retention
  • view Azure Storage logs
  • configure Azure Storage access, monitor Storage, and implement Azure SQL databases

Overview/Description
Azure storage is a durable, highly available, and scalable cloud storage solution. In this course, you will learn more about Azure storage and storage access management.

Target Audience
Professionals who are preparing to take the 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam, and who are experienced in designing, programming, implementing, automating, and monitoring Microsoft Azure cloud platform solutions. Exam candidates should also be adept at using development tools, techniques, and design methodologies associated with the design of scalable and resilient cloud-based solutions.

Managing Azure VMs

Course Number:
cl_dmaz_a02_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Managing Azure VMs

  • start the course
  • describe Azure VM configuration
  • automate Azure VM configuration using VM Agent (custom PowerShell script extensions)
  • describe the use of PowerShell DSC to configure Azure VMs
  • create an automation account on Azure portal
  • automate Azure VM configuration using PowerShell DSC
  • configure Puppet on Azure VMs
  • Deploy a Puppet cluster on Azure
  • write modules for Puppet Enterprise
  • utilize Puppet to configure Azure VMs
  • describe the use of Chef to configure Azure VMs
  • configure a hosted chef account for managing virtual machines
  • configure Chef for Azure Resource Manager
  • configure Azure virtual machines using Chef
  • enable remote VM debugging
  • create and manage Azure virtual machines

Overview/Description
There are different methods and tools available when it comes to configuring Azure virtual machines. In this course, you'll explore some of these methods, including using PowerShell, Puppet, and Chef, as you prepare for exam 70-532.

Target Audience
Professionals who are preparing to take the 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam, and who are experienced in designing, programming, implementing, automating, and monitoring Microsoft Azure cloud platform solutions. Exam candidates should also be adept at using development tools, techniques, and design methodologies associated with the design of scalable and resilient cloud-based solutions.

Automation and High Availability

Course Number:
cl_imas_a07_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Automation and High Availability

  • start the course
  • describe the need for automation in cloud environments
  • list tools used for Azure automation
  • use the portal to create an Azure automation account
  • define how runbooks are used to automate Azure administrative tasks
  • use the portal to create a runbook
  • describe how to standardize configurations using DSC
  • ensure the IIS web server role is installed in Azure Windows VMs
  • recognize how the Chef VM extension is used for configuration management
  • recognize how the Puppet VM extension is used for configuration management
  • describe the need for high availability and solutions
  • use the portal to resize an existing virtual machine
  • use the portal to create a virtual machine scale set
  • use the portal to configure a virtual machine scale set
  • identify when Azure Load Balancer should be used
  • describe the benefit on the load balancer when using direct server return
  • use Azure Load Balancer for VMs in the same region
  • identify when the Azure Traffic Manager should be used
  • use Traffic Manager for VMs in different regions
  • use DSC to ensure Windows VM configurations are consistent

Overview/Description
Domain #1 of the 70-533 exam will test your ability to scale web apps to ensure Azure services are always available and perform optimally. Domain #2 focuses on virtual machine management including using a variety of automation methods.

Target Audience
IT professionals responsible for managing Microsoft Azure

Azure Active Directory and Authentication

Course Number:
cl_imas_a04_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Azure Active Directory and Authentication

  • start the course
  • describe how Azure AD can benefit an organization
  • differentiate features between Azure AD editions
  • apply RBAC to delegate Azure management permissions
  • configure Azure AD
  • connect to an Azure AD instance using the tenant ID
  • configure Azure RBAC assignments
  • use the UI, PowerShell, and Azure CLI to manage users
  • use the UI, PowerShell, and Azure CLI to manage groups
  • describe the purpose of Azure AD Connect
  • join a Windows 10 station to Azure Active Directory
  • deploy a custom domain controller running in an Azure VM
  • configure self-service password reset
  • describe types of authentication and how they relate to Azure AD
  • describe when to use Federation and the Web Application Proxy
  • synchronize on-premises user accounts with Azure AD
  • verify Single Sign-On for a Windows 10 station
  • enable Facebook SSO for Azure AD users
  • enable Google ID SSO for Azure AD users
  • enhance Azure AD security by enabling MFA
  • manage Azure AD users and groups

Overview/Description
Domain #4 of the 70-533 exam focuses on Azure Active Directory. In this course, you'll learn about users and groups in Azure Active Directory, as well as how to synchronize on-premises users to Azure AD. Then you will gain experience configuring Azure AD authentication.

Target Audience
IT professionals responsible for managing Microsoft Azure

Azure App Services

Course Number:
cl_imas_a06_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Azure App Services

  • start the course
  • identify how web and mobile apps are deployed and scaled
  • list the Azure App Service components
  • describe when containers should be used
  • describe the characteristics of different types of application services
  • define how deployment slots are used
  • deploy a web app to a deployment slot
  • list common web app settings
  • work with Visual Studio to create and deploy an ASP.Net web app
  • use PowerShell to manage a web app
  • distinguish webjob triggers
  • use the portal to create an on-demand WebJob
  • identify how Azure provides scalability and resilience for app services
  • enable autoscaling for an ASP.Net web app
  • describe the purpose of monitoring app services using Kudu
  • use Kudu to view diagnostic information
  • use Visual Studio to create and deploy an ASP.Net web app

Overview/Description
In this course, you'll learn what Azure App Services is used for, as well as how to deploy various types of services. You'll also get hands-on experience deploying and managing web apps, which is required as per 70-533 Domain #1.

Target Audience
IT professionals responsible for managing Microsoft Azure

Azure Backup and Recovery

Course Number:
cl_imas_a09_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Azure Backup and Recovery

  • start the course
  • describe recovery principles for IT cloud services
  • describe how Azure Backup works with the Backup vault
  • install Backup agent and register hosts with Azure Backup vault
  • recognize when to use Azure Site Recovery options
  • list options for saving copies of Azure SQL databases
  • export a copy of an Azure SQL DB
  • configure the Azure Backup agent and export SQL DB

Overview/Description
Disaster recovery is proactive planning. In this course, you'll learn how to back up Azure data, as well as how to plan Azure site recovery as per exam 70-533 Domain #3.

Target Audience
IT professionals responsible for managing Microsoft Azure

Azure Networking

Course Number:
cl_imas_a02_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Azure Networking

  • start the course
  • describe Azure networking components
  • define how Azure uses virtual networks
  • identify the role of Azure virtual subnets
  • use the portal to create a virtual network and subnet
  • use PowerShell to create a virtual network and subnet
  • use the Azure CLI to add a virtual subnet to an existing virtual network
  • describe how network interfaces and IP addresses are configured
  • use the Azure Portal to configure an public static IP address for a virtual machine
  • describe the purpose of Azure DNS
  • use the Azure Portal to configure Azure DNS
  • list various ways to link cloud and on-premises networks
  • recognize when the ExpressRoute feature should be used
  • describe the purpose of a point-to-site VPN
  • use makecert.ext to create required certificates
  • use the portal to create a point-to-site VPN link
  • `connect to an Azure VPN from Windows
  • identify the purpose of user-defined routes
  • use the Azure portal to create a user-defined route
  • define when forced tunneling should be used
  • recall Azure network components and their purpose

Overview/Description
Domain #5 of the 70-533 exam will test your ability to configure Azure networking components to allow connectivity within and to the Azure cloud.

Target Audience
IT professionals responsible for managing Microsoft Azure

Azure Security and Monitoring

Course Number:
cl_imas_a08_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Azure Security and Monitoring

  • start the course
  • define the reasons for Azure security measures
  • describe how Azure drive encryption works
  • user PowerShell to encrypt an Azure VM disk
  • describe how the Azure Key Vault is used
  • use PowerShell to create an Azure Key Vault
  • recognize the purpose of network security groups
  • use the portal to configure a network security group
  • use PowerShell to configure a network security group
  • define the relevance of monitoring
  • list multiple ways logs can be accessed
  • enable remote debugging for an Azure web app
  • enable the VM agent for monitoring and boot diagnostics
  • add metrics and alerts to monitor a web app
  • add metrics and alerts to monitor Azure storage
  • work with storage account logs
  • add metrics and alerts to monitor Azure SQL DB
  • encrypt a VM disk and enable monitoring

Overview/Description
Domains #1, 2, and 3 of the 70-533 exam require exam candidates to have skills related to monitoring various Azure components including configuring alerts and e-mail notifications. This course will cover various Azure security mechanisms included in all 70-533 exam domains.

Target Audience
IT professionals responsible for managing Microsoft Azure

Azure SQL DB and ARM Templates

Course Number:
cl_imas_a05_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Azure SQL DB and ARM Templates

  • start the course
  • describe when Azure SQL DB should be used
  • implement Azure SQL DB replication
  • describe Azure SQL DB management tools
  • deploy Azure SQL DB using the portal
  • use SQL Server Management Studio to connect to Azure SQL DB
  • use PowerShell cmdlets to view Azure SQL DB
  • use the Azure CLI to view Azure SQL DB
  • migrate on-premises SQL to Azure SQL DB
  • list various levels of security to Azure SQL objects
  • set server and database security settings
  • determine how resources are managed with ARM
  • compare the options available in ARM policies
  • configure a policy for ARM management
  • create a template for ARM deployment of resources
  • use various methods of deploying an ARM template
  • configure Azure SQL and ARM templates

Overview/Description
This course illustrates when to use hosted Azure SQL DB and how to manage it as per 70-533 Domain #3. You'll also learn how to provision ARM templates as per Domain #6.

Target Audience
IT professionals responsible for managing Microsoft Azure

Azure Storage and the Azure Environment

Course Number:
cl_imas_a01_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Azure Storage and the Azure Environment

  • start the course
  • list cloud characteristics
  • describe the components comprising the Azure infrastructure
  • list Azure offerings
  • sign up for an Azure subscription
  • list Azure management tools
  • navigate through the Azure portal
  • describe the role of PowerShell in Azure
  • use PowerShell to connect to an Azure subscription
  • use Azure CLI to connect to an Azure subscription
  • use Visual Studio to connect to an Azure subscription
  • describe Azure storage options
  • describe Azure storage account access
  • create an Azure storage account
  • create a Shared Access Signature for storage account access
  • list the various types of Azure storage and when they should be used
  • use Azure blob storage
  • use Azure File Service to map a network drive
  • list tools that can be used with Azure storage
  • use various Azure storage tools
  • recall Azure management tools and how they are used

Overview/Description
Deploying and managing Azure components requires first understanding how those pieces work together. Domain #3 of the 70-533 exam tests candidate's understanding of how to best implement azure storage solutions.

Target Audience
IT professionals responsible for managing Microsoft Azure

Azure Virtual Machine Management

Course Number:
cl_imas_a03_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Azure Virtual Machine Management

  • start the course
  • describe how virtualization is used with Azure
  • list Azure virtual machine sizes and their characteristics
  • determine which workloads are best suited for Windows and Linux virtual machines
  • list virtual machine network considerations
  • list virtual machine disk configuration considerations
  • describe the methods available for deploying virtual machines
  • use the portal to deploy a virtual machine
  • use PowerShell to deploy a virtual machine
  • use the Azure CLI to deploy a virtual machine
  • describe how administrators can remotely connect to virtual machine
  • use RDP to connect to an Azure virtual machine
  • use SSH to connect to an Azure virtual machine
  • list the tools that can be used to manage Azure virtual machines
  • move a virtual machine to a different virtual subnet
  • deploy a Windows and Linux virtual machine

Overview/Description
Domain #2 of the 70-553 exam tests candidate skills needed to plan virtual machine configurations to align with business needs. You will also learn how to deploy virtual machines using a variety of methods.

Target Audience
IT professionals responsible for managing Microsoft Azure

Azure Monitoring and Disaster Recovery

Course Number:
cl_amaz_a09_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Azure Monitoring and Disaster Recovery

  • start the course
  • describe the importance of Azure resource continuous monitoring
  • enable monitoring for an Azure VM
  • enable monitoring for an Azure Web App |w
  • describe the monitoring features of Azure Application Insights
  • identify third-party tools used for Azure monitoring
  • recall the features of the Azure Load Balancer
  • recall the features of Azure Traffic Manager
  • configure load balancing for a web application
  • identify when the Application Gateway should be used
  • plan for business disruptions related to Azure
  • explain how Hyper-V Replica plays a role in disaster recovery
  • review the features of Azure Site Recovery
  • configure the Azure Load Balancer and explain DR options

Overview/Description
This course focuses on planning for business disruptions using features such as load balancing and Hyper-V Replica. You will also implement Azure monitoring to track service performance and availability, as you prepare for exam 70-534.

Target Audience
IT professionals responsible for planning and deploying Azure virtual machines and applications in a secure manner

Azure Virtual Machines

Course Number:
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Lesson Objectives

Azure Virtual Machines

  • start the course
  • explain ARM management of Azure resources
  • describe how ARM templates are used to deploy and configure Azure resources
  • describe how availability sets and update and fault domains relate to virtual machines
  • deploy a virtual machine availability set
  • create a template for ARM deployment of resources
  • explain configuration settings related to ARM virtual machines
  • use the Azure portal to deploy a virtual machine
  • use the Azure portal to deploy an ARM template
  • use Azure PowerShell to deploy an ARM template
  • use the Azure CLI to deploy an ARM template
  • use various methods to deploy virtual machines

Overview/Description
Azure virtual machines provide the underpinning for many Azure services. In this course, you'll examine virtual machine deployment methods including ARM templates, as you prepare for exam 70-534.

Target Audience
IT professionals responsible for planning and deploying Azure virtual machines and applications in a secure manner

Compute-Intensive Applications

Course Number:
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Lesson Objectives

Compute-Intensive Applications

  • start the course
  • describe how high-performance computing expedites working with large data sets
  • define how Azure Batch runs large-scale applications
  • configure Azure Batch
  • explain how Azure Scheduler schedules jobs in the cloud
  • schedule a job using Azure Scheduler
  • explain how Active Directory can be used for identity management in Azure
  • link on-premises Active Directory with Azure
  • describe the purpose of Azure IoT Hub
  • explain how media streaming is configured using Azure Media Services
  • deliver content using Azure Media Services
  • describe how Azure Search is used
  • create and query an Azure search index
  • describe the purpose of Azure Machine Learning
  • configure Azure Machine Learning
  • schedule a job, and enable media services and Azure Search

Overview/Description
In this course, you'll explore methods of configuring long-running and compute-intensive applications. You'll also learn about integrating Azure services such as Azure AD and IoT Hub, as you prepare for exam 70-534.

Target Audience
IT professionals responsible for planning and deploying Azure virtual machines and applications in a secure manner

Designing an Azure Architecture

Course Number:
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Lesson Objectives

Designing an Azure Architecture

  • start the course
  • describe the components of an Azure environment
  • use the Azure portal to manage Azure services
  • describe the importance of automation
  • explain the benefit of using Azure PowerShell automation
  • explain the benefit of using Azure PowerShell Workflows
  • download and install Azure PowerShell on-premises
  • connect Azure PowerShell to an Azure subscription
  • build a script using the PowerShell ISE
  • build a workflow script using the PowerShell ISE
  • describe the benefit of using the Azure CLI
  • download and install Azure CLI on-premises
  • connect Azure CLI to an Azure subscription
  • explain the role Runbooks play in Azure
  • create and automation account using the Azure portal
  • create a simple PowerShellAzure Runbook
  • create a simple graphical Azure Runbook
  • connect command line tools to Azure

Overview/Description
Microsoft Azure provides numerous automation tools. This course covers objectives for the 70-534 exam, such as using the Azure portal, Azure PowerShell, Azure CLI, and Azure Runbooks.

Target Audience
IT professionals responsible for planning and deploying Azure virtual machines and applications in a secure manner

Designing an Azure Security Strategy

Course Number:
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Lesson Objectives

Designing an Azure Security Strategy

  • start the course
  • list Azure security features
  • describe the role identity management plays in securing resources
  • describe the OAuth protocol
  • describe the OpenID Connect protocol
  • describe the purpose of ADFS
  • plan an Azure ADFS deployment
  • configure Azure to allow Google identity authentication
  • describe Azure encryption options
  • enable Azure storage encryption
  • enable Azure database encryption
  • identify how roles are used with Azure management
  • assign built-in roles for Azure management
  • build and assign custom roles for Azure management
  • review Azure risk mitigation tactics
  • view and configure policies in Azure Security Center
  • describe the purpose of ADFS and configure Azure roles

Overview/Description
In this course, you'll learn how identity management is used to control access to Azure resources. Azure encryption options and role-based management will also be covered, as you prepare for exam 70-534.

Target Audience
IT professionals responsible for planning and deploying Azure virtual machines and applications in a secure manner

Designing Azure Networking

Course Number:
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Lesson Objectives

Designing Azure Networking

  • start the course
  • list components used to configure Azure networking
  • describe when and how VNets and subnets are created
  • deploy an Azure VPC and subnet
  • outline various Azure VPN connectivity options
  • explain how ExpressRoute works
  • explain Azure DNS offerings
  • use the Azure portal to configure DNS settings
  • describe how network interfaces are assigned IP addresses through DHCP
  • use the Azure portal to configure a Static IP reservation
  • explain network security group usage
  • create and associate a network security group
  • explain the purpose of user defined routes
  • configure a user defined route using the Azure portal
  • deploy an Azure VPC, subnet, and network security group

Overview/Description
This course will help prepare you for the 70-534 exam, which will test the candidate's abilities in configuring Azure networking components to allow connectivity within and to the Azure cloud.

Target Audience
IT professionals responsible for planning and deploying Azure virtual machines and applications in a secure manner

Designing Azure Storage

Course Number:
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Lesson Objectives

Designing Azure Storage

  • start the course
  • select the best storage options to meet business needs
  • describe when Table storage should be used
  • configure Azure Table storage
  • describe when Azure SQL Database should be used
  • deploy Azure SQL Database
  • describe when DocumentDB should be used
  • describe when Blob storage should be used
  • use the Azure portal to create a storage account
  • deploy Blob storage
  • describe when MongoDB should be used
  • deploy MongoDB
  • describe when MySQL should be used
  • deploy MySQL
  • describe Azure storage and deploy Azure SQL Database

Overview/Description
The 70-534 exam will test the candidate's ability to select the best storage option for a given scenario. Azure has numerous database storage options that are covered in this course.

Target Audience
IT professionals responsible for planning and deploying Azure virtual machines and applications in a secure manner

Designing Azure Web Apps

Course Number:
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Lesson Objectives

Designing Azure Web Apps

  • start the course
  • describe how Azure supports web applications
  • list Azure web application configuration settings
  • identify settings contained within app service plans
  • deploy an Azure web app
  • explain the purpose of the Kudu Interface
  • use the Kudu Interface to change a web page
  • describe how Web API is used in Azure
  • explain the purpose of a background WebJob
  • configure a WebJob triggered by a schedule
  • describe how web app deployment slots are used
  • describe Azure mobile service offerings
  • use the Azure portal to create a mobile app backend
  • use Visual Studio to deploy a simple Node.js mobile app to Azure
  • describe how offline sync gets integrated with a mobile app
  • use Azure AD to control access to a mobile app
  • describe push notification to mobile app users and groups
  • deploy an Azure web and mobile app

Overview/Description
In this course, you'll learn how to deploy and manage Azure App and Mobile services. You'll also use scheduled WebJobs to perform background maintenance tasks, as you prepare for exam 70-534.

Target Audience
IT professionals responsible for planning and deploying Azure virtual machines and applications in a secure manner

Messaging and Hybrid Applications

Course Number:
cl_amaz_a06_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Messaging and Hybrid Applications

  • start the course
  • specify how application components can communicate with each other using messaging
  • describe how Azure Service Bus is used by applications
  • configure an Azure topic and subscription
  • describe the purpose of the Azure Event Hub
  • write a simple application that sends messages to Azure Event Hub
  • identify how storage queues allow component communication
  • use the Azure portal to create a queue
  • write a simple application that uses Azure Service Bus
  • list connectivity options related to hybrid applications
  • list the reasons Service Bus Relay should be used
  • recognize the benefits of joining devices to a domain
  • join a Windows 10 station to Azure Active Directory
  • describe app components messaging concepts

Overview/Description
In this course, you'll learn how application messaging components work together using services such as Storage Queue and Service Bus. Joining devices to Azure AD will also be covered, as you prepare for exam 70-534.

Target Audience
IT professionals responsible for planning and deploying Azure virtual machines and applications in a secure manner

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