Visual Studio 2013

Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
(Microsoft Training Course: 20533) - 5 days - £1850 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course is aimed at experienced IT Professionals who currently administer their on-premise infrastructure. The course introduces the student to Microsoft Azure and then teaches them how to manage their infrastructure in Azure rather than on premise. It is intended for Information Technology (IT) professionals who have some knowledge of cloud technologies and want to deploy, configure, and administer services and virtual machines in Microsoft Azure.
> Course outline
  1. Introduction to Azure
  2. Implementing and Managing Virtual Networks
  3. Implement Virtual Machines
  4. Managing Virtual Machines
  5. Implementing Websites
  6. Planning and Implementing Storage
  7. Planning and Implementing Data Services
  8. Implementing Cloud Services and Mobile Services
  9. Implementing Content Delivery Networks and Media Services
  10. Implementing Azure Active Directory
  11. Managing Active Directory in a Hybrid Environment
  12. Implementing Automation

Module 1: Introduction to Azure
  • Cloud Technology Overview
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Azure Portals
  • Managing Azure with Windows PowerShell
  • Lab: Introduction to Azure
  • Navigating the Portals
  • Installing and Using Windows Azure PowerShell
  • Planning Hosting in Azure
  • Cloud technology.
  • Microsoft Azure.
  • The Azure Portals.
  • Managing Azure with Windows PowerShell.
Module 2: Implementing and Managing Virtual Networks
  • Planning Virtual Networks
  • Administering Virtual Networks
  • Inter-Site Connectivity
  • Lab: Implementing and Managing Virtual Networks
  • Designing the Sub-Nets
  • Creating the Virtual Network
  • Connecting the Virtual Networks
  • Validating Connectivity
  • Configuring a Point-to-Site VPN
  • Plan for Virtual Networks
  • Create a Virtual Network.
  • Administer Virtual Networks.
  • Configure Point-to-Site VPNs.
Module 3: Implement Virtual Machines
  • Planning Virtual Machine Workloads
  • Using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit for Azure
  • Creating Virtual Machines
  • Lab: Implementing Virtual Machines
  • Planning Virtual Machines
  • Deploying Windows Virtual Machines
  • Deploying Linux Virtual Machines
  • Plan and implement virtual machines.
  • Use the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) for Azure toolkit.
  • Understand the differences between on-premise and Azure virtual machines.
  • Implement VMs in different ways.
Module 4: Managing Virtual Machines
  • Configuring Virtual Machines
  • Managing and Monitoring Virtual Machines
  • Lab: Managing Virtual Machines
  • Configuring Virtual Machine Storage
  • Exploring Availability
  • Configure Virtual machines.
  • Manage Virtual Machines.
  • Monitor Virtual Machines.
Module 5: Implementing Websites
  • Planning for Website Deployment
  • Deploying Websites
  • Configuring Websites
  • Monitoring Websites and WebJobs
  • Traffic Manager
  • Lab: Implementing Websites
  • Creating Websites
  • Deploying a Website
  • Managing Websites
  • Implementing Traffic Manager
  • Explain the different types of website available and when to use them.
  • Understand the different deployment options, and be able to use them to deploy a website
  • Configure websites
  • Monitor websites
  • Create and deploy Webjobs
  • Understand and use Traffic Manager
Module 6: Planning and Implementing Storage
  • Planning Storage
  • Implementing and Managing Storage
  • Backing up and Monitoring Storage
  • Lab: Planning and Implementing Storage
  • Creating and Configuring Storage
  • Using Azure File Storage
  • Protecting Data with Azure Backup
  • Identify different types of storage and when to use each one.
  • Implement BLOBs and Azure files.
  • Protect their data using recovery services and backup
  • Monitor their storage, and about the analytics available to help with this task.
Module 7: Planning and Implementing Data Services
  • Data Services in Microsoft Azure
  • Implementing Azure SQL Database
  • Managing Azure SQL Database Security
  • Monitoring Azure SQL Database
  • Managing Azure SQL Database Business Continuity
  • Lab: Planning and Implementing Data Services
  • Configuring Azure SQL Database
  • Migrating a Database to SQL Database
  • Restoring a Database
  • Understand the differences in using SQL Azure databases and how to migrate their data to them.
  • Keep their data secure in SQL Azure.
  • Monitor their SQL Azure databases and recover data should it be required for business continuity.
Module 8: Implementing Cloud Services and Mobile Services
  • Planning for Cloud Service Deployment
  • Deploying Packages
  • Configuring Cloud Services
  • Implementing Mobile Services
  • Monitoring and Diagnostics
  • Lab: Implementing Cloud Services
  • Deploying a Cloud Service
  • Configuring Cloud Services Networking
  • Monitoring Cloud Services
  • Understand what a cloud service is, how it is deployed and configured.
  • Understand what a mobile service is, how it is deployed and configured.
  • Monitor and diagnose issues with the services.
Module 9: Implementing Content Delivery Networks and Media Services
  • Implementing Azure Content Delivery Networks
  • Publishing Content with Azure Media Services
  • Lab: Implementing Content Delivery Networks and Cloud Services
  • Configuring a Content Delivery Network
  • Adding Content to the Source Service
  • Creating a Media Services Account and Upload Content
  • Publishing and Scaling Media Content
  • Accessing Content Delivery Network and Media Services Content
  • Explain what a content delivery network is and why they would want to use one.
  • Implement a content delivery network and attach media to it
  • Create a media account and be able to load and manage data within the account.
Module 10: Implementing Azure Active Directory
  • Creating and Managing Azure Directories
  • Configuring Application Integration with Azure Active Directory
  • Overview of Azure Active Directory Premium
  • Lab: Implementing Azure Active Directory
  • Administering Active Directory
  • Configuring Single Sign-On
  • Implement and configure Azure Active Directory, including the use of multi-factor authentication and single sign-on.
  • Have an understanding of Azure Active Directory premium and the benefits it offers above the standard package.
Module 11: Managing Active Directory in a Hybrid Environment
  • Extending On-Premises Active Directory into Azure
  • Directory Synchronization
  • Implementing Federation
  • Lab: Managing an Active Directory Hybrid Environment
  • Determining Integration Requirements
  • Synchronizing Directories
  • Extend their on-premises active directory to Azure
  • Implement Dir Synch and/or AD FS and to understand which is appropriate in a given situation.
Module 12: Implementing Automation
  • Overview of Automation Components
  • PowerShell Workflows
  • Managing Automation
  • Lab: Implementing Automation
  • Configuring Automation Accounts
  • Creating Runbooks
  • Understand the various automation components and know when and how to use them.
  • Create PowerShell workflows and runbooks for use in automating their environment.
> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have understanding of the following technical principles:
  • On-premise virtualization technologies including: virtual machines, virtual networking, and virtual hard disks.
  • Network configuration including: TCP/IP, DNS, virtual private networks, firewalls, and encryption technologies.
  • Websites including: create, configure, monitor and deploy a website on IIS.
  • AD concepts including: Domains, Forests, Domain Controllers, replication, Kerberos, and LDAP.
  • DB concepts including: Tables, queries, SQL, and database schemas
  • Resilience and disaster recovery including: backup and restore operations.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to describe Azure architecture components including infrastructure, tools, and portals; implement and manage virtual networking within Azure and to connect to on-premises environments; plan and create Azure virtual machines; configure, manage, and monitor Azure virtual machines to optimize availability and reliability; implement, manage, backup and monitor storage solutions; plan and implement data services based on SQL DB to support applications; deploy and configure websites; deploy, configure, monitor, and diagnose cloud services; publish content through CDNs and publish videos by using Media Services; create and manage Azure AD directories, and configure application integration with Azure AD; integrate on-premises Windows AD with Azure AD; automate operations in Azure management by using PowerShell runbooks.