Overview

This two-day course will provide foundational level knowledge on cloud concepts; core Azure services; security, privacy, compliance, and trust; and Azure pricing and support. Note: This course provides an Azure pass and time for students to participate in hands-on labs. If you do not need hands-on experience, consider the MAZ900 - Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (1 day) course. The content for both courses align to the AZ-900 exam objective domain.

Please note, this course addresses the same syllabus as the one day MAZ900 with the addition of practical delegate labs to address the specific topics covered. These practical labs make this course a suitable option for technical delegates who will be actively working with Azure services.

Target Audience

The audience for this course is just beginning to learn about cloud computing and how Microsoft Azure provides that service. The course is suitable for technical and non-technical audiences, who are involved with the cloud and need an overview of Azure products and services. Because of the hands-on component, this course is more appropriate for technical students who need to create services in the Azure portal, and may go on to role-based courses and certifications, such as Azure Administrator.

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Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course, however students with some IT knowledge or experience will find the concepts easier to understand.

Please note: In order to access the Azure labs for this course you will need to have a Microsoft Outlook account that has/will not be used to associate with any other corporate Azure subscription. You can set up a new Outlook account here

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Course Outline

Module 1: Cloud Concepts

In this module, you will learn about cloud services, the types of cloud models, and the types of cloud services.

Lessons

  • Why Cloud Services
  • Types of Cloud models
  • Types of Cloud services

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define cloud computing and its key advantages.
  • Explain public, private, and hybrid cloud models.
  • Explain IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS cloud services.

Module 2: Core Azure Services

In this module, you learn about Azure core cloud architectural components, Azure services and products, Azure solutions, and Azure management tools.

Lessons

  • Core Azure Architectural components
  • Core Azure Services and Products
  • Azure Solutions
  • Azure management tools

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify core Azure architectural components, such as regions, geographies, and resource groups.
  • Identify usage cases for Azure core services and products, such as virtual machines and storage.
  • Identify usage cases for Azure solutions, such as the Internet of Things and Machine Learning.
  • Identify what Azure management tools are available such as Azure PowerShell and the CLI.

Module 3: Security, Privacy, Compliance, and Trust

In this module, you learn about Azure security, identity, governance, monitoring, reporting, and standards.

Lessons

  • Secure network connectivity
  • Core Azure identity services
  • Security tools and features
  • Azure governance methodologies
  • Monitoring and reporting
  • Privacy, compliance, and data protection standards

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe virtual network security connectivity options such as Network Security Groups.
  • Describe Azure identity authentication and authorization options.
  • Describe usage cases for the Security Center, Key vault, threat and information protection options.
  • Describe Azure policies and role-based access control.
  • Describe usage cases for Azure Monitor and Azure Service Health.
  • Describe privacy, compliance, and data protection standards.

Module 4: Azure Pricing and Support

In this module, you will learn about Azure subscriptions, planning and managing costs, support options, SLAs, and service lifecycles.

Lessons

  • Azure subscriptions
  • Planning and managing costs
  • Azure support options
  • Azure Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
  • Service lifecycle in Azure

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use an Azure subscription.
  • Plan and manage costs.
  • Explain Azure support options.
  • Describe Azure SLAs.
  • Explain Azure service lifecycles.
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Special Notices

Please note: In order to access the Azure labs for this course you will need to have a Microsoft Outlook account that has/will not be used to associate with any other corporate Azure subscription. You can set up a new Outlook account here

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