Author: John Savill
This series of courses will help you prepare for the Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (70-533) exam.
Many organizations leverage Active Directory for authentication and a centralized identity internally and look to extend this to cloud services. This course will show how to extend Active Directory to Azure based services and how to leverage Azure AD for a single identity throughout all services while integrating with your existing AD.
Understanding the storage capabilities in Azure can ensure an optimal infrastructure deployment and that you're using the right type of service while minimizing how much your organization spends. This course, Understanding and Using Azure Storage, is the vehicle to get you there. First, you'll get an introduction to storage fundamentals and a walk-through of the key types of Azure Storage available, including Standard and Premium. Next, you'll see how Azure IaaS VMs utilize storage. You'll finish the course by reviewing and seeing demonstrations on the StoreSimple Appliance. When you're finished with this course, you'll have a firm understanding of the Azure Storage capabilities and how they can be leveraged in infrastructure services, such as Azure IaaS VMs.
In order to secure your information, you need to understand how your network, well, works. This course, Architecting and Implementing Azure Networking, will teach you how to use Azure networking to secure your assets. It explores the options available for Azure virtual networks and the best ways to use them with services in Azure and outside of Azure. You'll learn about the numerous options for publishing services in a highly available manner, along with how to secure and restrict communications as required. By the end of this course, you'll have the foundational understanding of Azure networking needed to architect and manage networking in Azure.
Azure provides a large number of services which are all built on VMs. In this course, Deploying and Managing Azure IaaS Virtual Machines, you'll dive into how to utilize Infrastructure as a Service offerings in Azure, and how they utilize other services such as storage and networking. First, you'll learn about the initial Azure Service Manager is. Next, you'll dive into detail on the newer and preferred Azure Resource Manager, and key concepts such as Resource Groups. Finally, the course will wrap up by taking a look at Microsoft Azure Stack and its requirements, footprint, and services offered. After watching this course, you should feel confident in your ability to architect and deploy complete solutions in Azure IaaS.
Automation is key to fully utilizing Azure in a consistent and optimal manner. In this course, Automating Deployment and Scale of Azure IaaS Solutions, you will learn how to create and scale services in an automated fashion. First, you will delve into the automation technology options offered within Azure. Next, you will dive into using PowerShell and JSON templates to define and deploy services to Azure. Last, you will learn how to scale resources in Azure. When you are finished with this course, you will have the foundational knowledge to help you script, automate, and scale Azure deployments.
There are three core fabric elements when looking at solutions; compute, network, and storage. This course, Advanced Azure Storage, dives into the range of storage services available in Azure. The solutions covered range from basic Blob storage through to complete relational database instances as a service. Storage solutions for IaaS VMs will be fully explored before moving onto key types of service available as part of Azure Storage Services. Next, the database options for structured data storage will be explored before finishing on looking at encryption, access control, and management processes. When you are finished with this course you will have the knowledge to use the right Azure storage solution based on your exact requirements.
Azure has a vast number of services and it is critical to understand the capabilities available in order to choose services that provide the closest levels of functionality based on a projects requirements to minimize effort, maintenance and cost. In this course, Implementing Azure Application Services, you'll dive into all the key Azure Application Services and their capabilities. First, you'll explore the key types of Azure Application Service. Next, you'll discover how to use Serverless Compute options and how to utilize multi-tiered applications. Finally, you'll learn how to enable geographically distributed deployments with Traffic Manager. By the end of this course, you'll be able to pick the right application service based on the exact requirements of your project.
When starting with Azure it is very common to utilize the Azure portal which is very intuitive and exposes a range of functionality. However, limits are quickly reached. In this course, Azure Scripting, Operations, and Automation for 70-533, you will explore the management technologies used with Azure, including PowerShell and the Azure CLI to enable efficient and automated actions. First, you will learn about Azure's numerous management services. Next, you will explore how to use these services to assist with disaster recovery, security, patching, and inventory. Finally, you will discover the overall best practices which can be used for services in and outside of Azure. When you're finished with this course, you will have the foundational knowledge to choose the correct management technology and also have the required skills for the 70-533 exam.
Knowledge of OS basics is an advantage, but all key technologies will be covered.