Windows Azure Administration

Topics covered

Introduction to cloud computing

• Benefits of cloud computing
• Benefits and features of cloud computing
• Differences between Active directory and Azure Active directory
• Cloud trends
• Difference between Paas, Saas, Iaas
• Difference between Public and private cloud
• Principles of parallel and distributed computing

Getting started with Microsoft Azure

• Overview of Microsoft Azure
• Creation of Azure account
• Creation of O365 account
• Difference between Work and Personal account
• Azure portal Walk-through
• Directory, User and Group management
• Custom Domain
• Manager Azure using Azure portal
• Manage Azure using PowerShell
• Creation/Deletion of database using PS
• Types of Subscriptions
• Types of Licenses
• Difference between Subscriptions and licenses
• RBAC roles
• Multi-factor authentication
• IP white-listing
• Conditional access
• AD connect sync
• Audit and Sign-in logs

Working with Active Directory

• Overview of AD
• Why we need AD for Azure
• Active directory configuration in Azure
• Active directory Federation service in Azure
• Monitoring Azure Active Directory

Managing with Azure Networking

• Overview of Networking
• Basics of Virtual Network
• Address Spaces, subnets, DNS servers
• Create and manage Azure Virtual networks using Portal and Resource Manage Template
• Reserved IP for VM
• Configuring DNS
• Setup security groups
• Configuring Azure Virtual Network Connectivity
• Explain on Private networks
• Virtual Network-to-Virtual Network
• Using Express route
• Using point-to-site virtual Private networking

Virtual Machines

• Basic concept of VM
• Explanation of Service level Agreement
• Understanding of Virtual Machine Models and Components
• Deploying Azure Virtual Machine via portal and Template
• Authorizing Azure resource using Manager Template
• Setup Remote access to VM
• Explain on Classic VM
• Disk caching
• Attach and Formatting disks
• Configuring availability
• Desired State configuration
• Storage space-based volumes
• Image capture
• Recover VM
• Import/Export
• Encrypting disks

Replication, Backup and recovery

• Replication concepts
• Asynchronous vs synchronous replication
• Failover with azure
• Azure site recovery
• Azure backup
• Best practices for recovery and backup

Azure SQL Database

• Overview of SQL database on azure
• Deploying Azure SQL Database
• Implementing and managing Azure SQL Database
• Managing security
• Azure SQL database Recovery
• Import/Export data

Azure App service

• Overview of app service
• Deployment of app service
• Configuring and Maintaining web apps
• Monitoring web apps and Web jobs
• Traffic manager

Azure Management and Automation

• Overview of Management activities in Azure
• Supporting Tools on Management
• VM and Template Management
• Azure VM agent
• Azure SDK

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