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Microsoft Azure Fundamentals


Microsoft
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Course Overview

This course will provide foundational level knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure. The course can be taken as an optional first step in learning about cloud services and Microsoft Azure, before taking further Microsoft Azure or Microsoft cloud services courses.

The course will cover general cloud computing concepts as well as general cloud computing models and services such as Public, Private and Hybrid cloud and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service(PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

It will also cover some core Azure services and solutions, as well as key Azure pillar services concerning security, privacy, compliance and trust. It will finally cover pricing and support services available with Azure.

What You’ll Learn:

The following are the course learning objectives:

  • Understand general cloud computing concepts
  • Understand core services available with Microsoft Azure
  • Understand security, privacy, compliance and trust with Microsoft Azure
  • Understand pricing and support models available with Microsoft

Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for taking this course. Technical IT experience is not required however some general IT knowledge or experience would be beneficial.

Course Syllabus

Module 0 - Course Introduction

  • Lesson 1 – Welcome
  • Lesson 2 - Course Overview
  • Lesson 3 - Labs Overview
  • Lesson 4- Pre-Course Survey

Module 1 - Cloud Concepts

  • Lesson 1 - Learning Objectives
  • Lesson 2 – Why Cloud Services?
  • Lesson 3 - Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
  • Lesson 4 - Public, Private and Hybrid cloud models
  • Lesson 5 - Module 2 Review Questions
  • Lesson 6 - Module 2 Summary

Module 2 - Core Azure Services

  • Lesson 1 - Learning Objectives
  • Lesson 2 - Core Azure architectural components
  • Lesson 3 - Core Azure Services and Products
  • Lesson 4 - Azure Solutions
  • Lesson 5 - Azure management tools
  • Lesson 6 - Module 3 Review Questions
  • Lesson 7 - Module 3 Summary

Module 3 - Security, Privacy, Compliance and Trust

  • Lesson 1 - Learning Objectives
  • Lesson 2 - Securing network connectivity in Azure
  • Lesson 3 - Core Azure Identity services
  • Lesson 4 - Security tools and features
  • Lesson 5 - Azure governance methodologies
  • Lesson 6 - Monitoring and Reporting in Azure
  • Lesson 7 - Privacy, Compliance and Data Protection standards in Azure
  • Lesson 8 - Module 4 Review Questions
  • Lesson 9 - Module 4 Summary

Module 4 - Azure Pricing and Support

  • Lesson 1 - Learning Objectives
  • Lesson 2 - Azure subscriptions
  • Lesson 3 - Planning and managing costs
  • Lesson 4 - Support options available with Azure
  • Lesson 5 - Azure Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
  • Lesson 6 - Service lifecycle in Azure
  • Lesson 7 - Module 5 Review Questions
  • Lesson 8 - Module 5 Summary

Module 5 – Final Exam

  • Lesson 1 - Graded Final Exam

Module 6 – Course End

  • Lesson 1 - Course Complete
  • Lesson 2 - Post – Course Survey

Course Staff

Eamonn Kelly

Eamonn Kelly

IT Professional

Eamonn has worked in IT for approx 20 years, working in a range of areas from systems administration, product development, localization, client and server systems and cloud services for many years. He has worked most recently as a Content Developer within Microsoft’s World Wide Learning (WWL) team.