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Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (70-533)

Author: John Savill

This path will walk learners through the key skills required for the 70-533 Microsoft Azure exam. This, in combination with hands-on practice, will help prepare you for the exam... Read more

Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (70-533)

This series of courses will help you prepare for the Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (70-533) exam.

Deploying and Integrating Azure AD

by John Savill

Jan 21, 2016 / 3h 25m

3h 25m

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Description

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.

Table of contents
  1. Which Path Is for You?3m
  2. Examining On-premises and Cloud Directory Services Architecture51m
  3. Extending Active Directory into Azure27m
  4. Enabling Cloud Service Relationships with Federation41m
  5. Adding Applications with Azure AD23m
  6. Discovering Cloud Applications Used in Your Organization17m
  7. Implementing MFA Using Azure AD27m
  8. Reporting and Monitoring with Azure AD13m

Understanding and Using Azure Storage

by John Savill

Jun 28, 2016 / 3h 8m

3h 8m

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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.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Introduction to Azure Storage44m
  3. Capabilities of Storage Types54m
  4. Azure IaaS VM Types of Storage37m
  5. Managing Azure Storage37m
  6. Using StorSimple14m

Architecting and Implementing Azure Networking

by John Savill

Aug 11, 2016 / 3h 43m

3h 43m

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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.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Azure Service Manager Cloud Services and Other Dinosaurs39m
  3. Virtual Networks38m
  4. Network Security Groups and Virtual Appliances44m
  5. Enabling External Access with Load Balancers and Public IPs35m
  6. Using Azure VPN to Connect to On-premises and User Machines33m
  7. Understanding and Using ExpressRoute29m

Deploying and Managing Azure IaaS Virtual Machines

by John Savill

Sep 14, 2016 / 3h 52m

3h 52m

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Description

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.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview2m
  2. Azure Fundamentals52m
  3. Azure IaaS Compute Fundamentals52m
  4. Using Azure Resource Manager31m
  5. Azure IaaS VMs37m
  6. Azure IaaS VM Management36m
  7. Microsoft Azure Stack and the Hybrid Cloud20m

Automating Deployment and Scale of Azure IaaS Solutions

by John Savill

Nov 11, 2016 / 3h 23m

3h 23m

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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.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview2m
  2. The Need for Automation28m
  3. Using PowerShell with Azure56m
  4. Understanding and Using JSON Templates42m
  5. Using Azure Automation48m
  6. Scaling Azure Infrastructure Resources24m

Advanced Azure Storage

by John Savill

Aug 7, 2017 / 2h 23m

2h 23m

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Description

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.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Azure Storage Services Overview29m
  3. Utilizing Managed Disk32m
  4. Using Azure Storage Services30m
  5. Database Services in Azure28m
  6. Securing, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Azure Storage20m

Implementing Azure Application Services

by John Savill

Aug 31, 2017 / 2h 25m

2h 25m

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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.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Cloud and Azure Overview 21m
  3. Utilizing Azure App Services1h 16m
  4. Utilizing Azure Functions 17m
  5. Common Application Architectures in Azure28m

Azure Scripting, Operations, and Automation for 70-533

by John Savill

Feb 21, 2018 / 2h 18m

2h 18m

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Description

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.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Installing and Maintaining Azure PowerShell 29m
  3. Using Azure Automation 29m
  4. Using DSC with Azure Automation 23m
  5. Using the Azure CLI 19m
  6. Collect and Analyze Data Using Azure Services35m

What you will learn

  • Key types of services available in Azure
  • How to utilize Azure identity services
  • How to design and deploy Azure infrastructure, storage, and network capabilities

Pre-requisites

Knowledge of OS basics is an advantage, but all key technologies will be covered.

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