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Microsoft Azure for AWS Experts - 40390 Course Outline

 (3 days)

This 3-day instructor-led course provides an in-depth discussion and practical hands-on training of Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS) including Azure Virtual Machines, Storage, Virtual Networking, and deployment options. In addition to practical, hands-on training, the student will participate in several architecture design sessions to help them prepare for real world scenarios. This training is specifically designed to relate technologies and scenarios used in AWS to those used in Microsoft Azure.

*** NOTE: This class also available in On-Demand, eLearning Format ***
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MOC On-Demand 40390: Microsoft Azure for AWS Experts

Audience profile
IT Professionals, Developers, and Enterprise Architects with cloud computing experience using Amazon Web Services
At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
• Introduction to Azure
• Azure Virtual Machines
• Azure Networking
• Azure Resource Manager
• Backup and Disaster Recovery
• Introduction to Azure AD
• Architecture Session

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Azure
The student will learn core knowledge of Microsoft Azure, including how the Global Foundation Services are used and at a high level view of the architecture behind the scenes. Additionally, students will learn the basics of subscription management and managing access to subscriptions.
• Introduction to Azure
• Accessing Azure
• Azure Availability
• Mapping Azure Terminology to Amazon Web Services
• Subscription Planning
• Pricing and Licensing Virtual Machines

Module 2: Azure Virtual Machines
The student will learn a solid foundation on Microsoft Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and specifically focus on virtual machines and virtual networks and their underlying architecture and capabilities. Topics such as monitoring, automation and configuration management will be covered. The next generation of Azure IaaS (Azure Resource Manager) will also be discussed with an introduction to template authoring and automation for automated deployments of infrastructure.
• Virtual Machines Overview
• Virtual Machine Storage
• Virtual Machine Connectivity
• Virtual Machine Connectivity and Availability
• Azure Dev/Test Labs
Lab : Creating a Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine
Lab : Attaching additional storage using the Portal
Lab : Managing Azure Storage

Module 3: Azure Networking
The student will learn about core virtual machine networking capabilities of virtual machines. Topics will include architecture concepts for “Classic” mode such as cloud services and affinity groups as well as new Azure Resource Manager architecture concepts. IP address management for both architectures are discussed as well as core networking topics such as: enabling IP traffic by port, load balancing, access control lists, network security groups, and user defined routing with multiple NICs. Hybrid connectivity options such as site-to-site, point-to-site, and ExpressRoute will also be explored.
• The big (network) picture
• Core Networking
• Virtual Networks
• Network Security Groups
• Azure Load Balancer
• Hybrid Cloud Networking
• Application Gateway
• Traffic Manager and Azure DNS
Lab : Setting up the Lab Environment
Lab : Configuring User Defiined Routes
Lab : Configuring Virtual Network to Virtual Network
Lab : Deploying a Geo-Redundant Solution with Traffic Manager

Module 4: Microsoft Azure for AWS Experts
The student will learn about how Azure Resource Manager can be used to deploy, manage, and control access to resources within Azure. Topics such as template authoring and deployment, role based access control (RBAC), and tagging will be discussed.
• Azure Resource Manager
• Authoring and Deploying Templates
• Controlling Access
• Command Line Tools
Lab : Automating Workloads with a Template
Lab : Using the Azure Command Line Tools

Module 5: Backup and Disaster Recovery
The student will learn key technologies such as Azure Storage, StorSimple, and Azure Site Recovery, including Protection Plans, and Backup for data center level high availability, migration, and disaster recovery. Students will participate in an architecture session to design a solution for a real-world scenario.
• Backup
• StorSimple
• Disaster Recovery
Lab : Protecting a Virtual Machine with Azure Backup

Module 6: Introduction to Azure AD
The student will learn the basic capabilities of Azure AD and how it can be used to extend on-premises identities to Azure. Other features such as multi-factor authentication will be explored.
• Microsoft Azure Active Directory Introduction
• Application Access using Microsoft Azure AD
• Azure AD Application Proxy
• Multi-Factor Authentication
• Company Branding

Module 7: Architecture Session
The student will get hands-on practice analyzing a customer's need, and then designing, preparing, and presenting a solution.
• Lift and Shift Attendee Guide
• Backup and Disaster Recovery
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