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Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (Course 20533D)

This course teaches IT professionals how to provision and manage services in Microsoft Azure. Students will learn how to implement infrastructure components such as virtual networks, virtual machines, containers, web and mobile apps, and storage in Azure. Students also will learn how to plan for and manage Azure AD, and configure Azure AD integration with on-premises Active Directory domains.

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 connect to on-premises environments.
  • Plan and create Azure virtual machines.
  • Configure, manage, and monitor Azure virtual machines to optimize availability and reliability.
  • Deploy and configure web apps and mobile apps.
  • Implement, manage, backup, and monitor storage solutions.
  • Deploy, configure, monitor, and diagnose cloud services.
  • Create and manage Azure AD tenants, and configure application integration with Azure AD.
  • Integrate on-premises Windows AD with Azure AD.
  • Automate operations in Azure management by using automation.

Before attending this course, students must have the following technical knowledge:

  • Completed the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification in Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.
  • Understanding of on-premises virtualization technologies, including: virtual machines, virtual networking, and virtual hard disks (VHDs).
  • Understanding of network configuration, including: TCP/IP, Domain Name System (DNS), virtual private networks (VPNs), firewalls, and encryption technologies.
  • Understanding of websites, including: how to create, configure, monitor and deploy a website on Internet Information Services (IIS).
  • Understanding of Active Directory concepts, including: domains, forests, domain controllers, replication, Kerberos protocol, and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).
  • Understanding of resilience and disaster recovery, including backup and restore operations.

This course is intended for IT professionals who are familiar with managing on-premises IT deployments that include AD DS, virtualization technologies, and applications.

  • IT professionals who want to deploy, configure, and administer services and virtual machines (VMs) in Azure.
  • IT professional who use Microsoft System Center to manage and orchestrate server infrastructure
  • Windows Server administrators who are looking to evaluate and migrate on-premises Active Directory roles and services to the cloud.
  • IT professionals who want to use Windows Azure to host websites and mobile app backend services.
  • IT professionals who are experienced in other non-Microsoft cloud technologies, meet the course prerequisites, and want to cross-train on Azure.
  • IT professionals who want to take the Microsoft Certification exam 70-533, Implementing Azure Infrastructure Solutions.

Module 1: Introduction to Azure

This module introduces cloud solutions in general and then focuses on the services that Azure offers. The module goes on to describe the portals that you can use to manage Azure subscriptions and services before introducing the Azure PowerShell modules and Azure Command Line Interface (CLI) as scripting technologies for managing Azure. Finally, the module provides explanations and guidance for the use of Azure Resource Manager.

Lessons

  • Cloud technology overview
  • Overview of Azure
  • Managing Azure with the Azure portal
  • Managing Azure with Windows PowerShell
  • Overview of Azure Resource Manager
  • Managing and monitoring Azure resources

Lab : Managing Microsoft Azure

  • Using the Azure portals.
  • Using Azure Resource Manager features via the Azure portal.
  • Using Azure PowerShell.
  • Using Azure CLI.

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify suitable apps for the cloud.
  • Identify services and capabilities that Microsoft Azure provides.
  • Use Azure portals to manage Azure services and subscriptions.
  • Use Windows PowerShell to manage Azure services and subscriptions.
  • Use Azure Resource Manager to manage Azure resources.
  • Use Azure management services to manage and monitor Azure resources.

Module 2: This module explains how to plan virtual networks in Azure and implement and manage virtual networks. It also explains how to configure cross-premises connectivity and connectivity between virtual networks in Azure. Additionally, it explains how to configure an Azure virtual network and provides an overview of Azure classic networking.

Lessons

  • Overview of Azure networking
  • Implementing and managing Azure virtual networks
  • Configuring Azure virtual networks
  • Configuring Azure virtual network connectivity
  • Overview of Azure classic networking

Lab : Using a deployment template and Azure PowerShell to implement Azure virtual networks

  • Creating an Azure virtual network by using a deployment template
  • Creating a virtual network by using Azure PowerShell
  • Creating a virtual network by using Azure CLI

Lab : Configuring VNet peering

  • Using the Azure portal to configure VNet peering
  • Configuring VNet peering-based service chaining
  • Validating virtual network connectivity

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Plan virtual networks in Azure.
  • Implement and manage virtual networks.
  • Configure cross-premises connectivity and connectivity between virtual networks in Azure.
  • Configure an Azure virtual network.
  • Describe Azure classic networking.

Module 3: Implementing virtual machines

This module introduces the fundamentals of Azure Virtual Machines, and discusses the different ways in which you can deploy and manage them.

Lessons

  • Overview of Azure Resource Manager virtual machines
  • Planning for Azure virtual machines
  • Deploying Azure Resource Manager virtual machines
  • Overview of classic virtual machines

Lab : Deploying Azure VMs

  • Creating Azure VMs by using the Azure portal, Azure PowerShell, and Azure CLI
  • Validating Azure VM deployment
  • Lab : Deploying Azure VMs by using Azure Resource Manager templates

  • Using Visual Studio and an Azure Resource Manager template to deploy Azure VMs
  • Using Azure PowerShell and an Azure Resource Manager template to deploy Azure VMs
  • Using Azure CLI and an Azure Resource Manager template to deploy Azure VMs

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe main characteristics of Azure Resource Manager virtual machines.
  • Plan for Azure Virtual Machines.
  • Deploy Azure Resource Manager virtual machines.
  • Describe the main characteristics of classic Azure VMs.

Module 4: Managing virtual machines

This module explains how to manage virtual machines including configuring virtual machines, configuring virtual machine disks, and managing and monitor virtual machines.

Lessons

  • Configuring virtual machines
  • Configuring virtual machine disks
  • Managing and monitoring Azure virtual machines
  • Managing classic virtual machines

Lab : Managing Azure virtual machines

  • Implementing desired state configuration (DSC)
  • Implementing storage space-based volumes

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Configure Azure VMs.
  • Manage Azure VM disks.
  • Manage and monitor Azure VMs
  • Manage classic Azure VMs.

Module 5: Implementing Azure App services

This module explains the different types of apps that you can create by using the Microsoft Azure App Service, and how you can select an App Service plan and deployment method for apps in Microsoft Azure. Students will learn how to use Microsoft Visual Studio, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) clients, and Azure PowerShell to deploy web and mobile apps to Azure. Additionally, they will learn how to configure web apps and use the Azure WebJobs feature to schedule tasks, monitor the performance of web apps, and create and configure mobile apps. Lastly, they will learn how to use Azure Traffic Manager to distribute requests between two or more app services.

Lessons

  • Introduction to App Service
  • Planning app deployment in App Service
  • Implementing and maintaining web apps
  • Configuring web apps
  • Monitoring web apps and WebJobs
  • Implementing mobile apps
  • Traffic Manager

Lab : Implementing web apps

  • Creating web apps
  • Deploying a web app
  • Managing web apps
  • Implementing Traffic Manager

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Explain the different types of apps that you can create by using the Microsoft Azure App Service.
  • Create a service plan and select a deployment method for App Service apps in Azure.
  • Use Visual Studio, FTP clients, Azure PowerShell, and Azure CLI to deploy web and mobile apps to Azure.
  • Configure web apps and use the Azure WebJobs feature to run custom tasks.
  • Monitor the performance of web apps.
  • Create and configure mobile apps.
  • Use Azure Traffic Manager to distribute requests between two or more app services.

Module 6: This module explains how to plan and implement storage, backup, and recovery services. It explains how to choose appropriate Azure Storage options to address business needs and how to implement and manage Azure Storage. It also explains how to improve web-application performance by implementing Azure Content Delivery Networks (CDNs). Lastly, this module explains how to protect cloud-resident and on-premises workloads by using Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery.

Lessons

  • Planning storage
  • Implementing and managing storage
  • Implementing Azure Content Delivery Networks
  • Implementing Azure Backup
  • Planning for and implementing Azure Site Recovery

Lab : Planning and implementing Azure storage

  • Creating and configuring Azure storage
  • Using Azure file storage
  • Protecting data with Microsoft Azure Backup

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Choose appropriate Microsoft Azure Storage options to address business needs.
  • Implement and manage Azure Storage.
  • Improve web application performance by implementing Azure content delivery networks.
  • Protect cloud-resident and on-premises workloads by using Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery.

Module 7: Implementing containers in Azure

This module explains how to implement containers in Azure. It starts by introducing the concept of containers and presents different options for implementing containers on Windows and Linux Azure VMs. Next, it explains container orchestration in the context of Azure Container Service (ACS) and describes how to use ACS to deploy Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, and DC/OS clusters.

Lessons

  • Implementing Windows and Linux containers in Azure
  • Implementing Azure Container Service

Lab : Implementing Azure Container Service

  • Creating an ACS cluster
  • Managing an ASC cluster

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Implement Windows and Linux containers in Azure.
  • Implement Azure Container Service.

Module 8: Implementing Azure cloud services

This module explains how to plan and deploy Azure Cloud Services. This module also explains how to manage and maintain Azure Cloud Services.

Lessons

  • Planning and deploying Azure cloud services
  • Managing and maintaining cloud services

Lab : Implementing Azure cloud services

  • Deploying a cloud service
  • Configuring deployment slots and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)
  • Monitoring cloud services

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Plan and deploy Azure Cloud Services.
  • Explain how to manage and maintain Azure Cloud Services.

Module 9: Implementing Azure Active Directory

This module explains how to implement Azure AD. Students will learn how to create and manage Azure AD tenants. This module also explains how to configure single sign-on (SSO) for cloud applications and resources, and implement Azure Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) for cloud resources. Lastly, this module explains the functionality of Azure AD Premium, and how to implement Azure Multi-Factor Authentication.

Lessons

  • Creating and managing Azure AD tenants
  • Configuring application and resource access with Azure AD
  • Overview of Azure AD Premium

Lab : Implementing Azure AD

  • Administering Active AD
  • Configuring SSO
  • Configuring Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Configuring SSO from a Windows 10 - based computer that is joined to Azure AD

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Create and manage Azure AD tenants.
  • Configure single sign-on (SSO) for cloud applications and resources, and implement Azure Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) for cloud resources.
  • Explain the functionality of Azure AD Premium and implement Azure Multi-Factor Authentication.

Module 10: Managing an Active Directory infrastructure in a hybrid environment

This module explains how to manage Active Directory in a hybrid environment. Students will learn how to extend an on-premises Active Directory domain to Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) environments and synchronize user, group, and computer accounts between on-premises AD DS and Azure AD. This module also explains how to set up SSO by using federation between on-premises Active Directory and Azure AD.

Lessons

  • Extending an on-premises Active Directory domain to Azure IaaS
  • Implementing directory synchronization by using Azure AD Connect
  • Implementing SSO in hybrid scenarios

Lab : Implementing and managing Azure AD synchronization

  • Configuring directory synchronization
  • Synchronizing directories

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Extend an on-premises Active Directory domain to Azure IaaS environments.
  • Synchronize user, group, and computer accounts between on-premises AD DS and Azure AD.
  • Set up SSO by using federation between on-premises Active Directory and Azure AD.

Module 11: Implementing Azure-based management and automation

This module explains how to implement Azure-based management and automation. It explains how to implement Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) solutions and Azure Automation. The module also describes how to create different types of Azure Automation runbooks and implement Azure Automation-based management by using runbooks.

Lessons

  • Implementing Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS)
  • Implementing Azure Automation
  • Implementing Automation runbooks
  • Managing Azure Automation

Lab : Implementing Automation

  • Configuring Automation accounts
  • Creating runbooks

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement OMS solutions.
  • Implement Azure Automation.
  • Implement different types of Azure Automation runbooks.
  • Implement Azure Automation - based management.