Microsoft Cloud Engineer
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Details on what we will be teaching in the Cloud Engineer Bootcamp

AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

AZ 104 - Microsoft Azure Administrator

Programme


 

Azure Fundamentals exam is an opportunity to prove knowledge of cloud concepts, Azure services, Azure workloads, security and privacy in Azure, as well as Azure pricing and support.

 

Pre-requisites


 

None

Content

 

  1. Describe core Azure concepts

 

Introduction to Azure fundamentals

 

  • What is cloud computing?

  • What is Azure?

  • Tour of Azure services1

  • Get started with Azure accounts

  • Case study introduction

 

Discuss Azure fundamental concepts

 

  • Describe the benefits of cloud computing

  • Describe the different categories of cloud services

  • Describe the different types of cloud computing

 

Describe core Azure architectural components

 

  • Overview of Azure subscriptions, management groups, resources, and regions

  • Azure subscriptions and management groups

  • Azure resources and Azure Resource Manager

  • Azure regions and availability zones

 

  1. Describe core Azure services

 

Introduction to Azure fundamentals

 

  • What is cloud computing?

  • What is Azure?

  • Tour of Azure services1

  • Get started with Azure accounts

  • Case study introduction

 

Explore Azure database and analytics services

 

  • Explore Azure Cosmos DB

  • Explore Azure SQL Database

  • Exercise - Create a SQL database

  • Explore Azure SQL Managed Instance

  • Explore Azure database for MySQL

  • Explore Azure Database for PostgreSQL

  • Explore big data and analytics

 

Explore Azure compute services

 

  • Overview of Azure compute services

  • When to use Azure Virtual Machines

  • When to use Azure Container Instances or Azure Kubernetes Service

  • When to use Azure App Service

  • When to use Azure Functions

  • When to use Windows Virtual Desktop

 

Explore Azure Storage services

 

  • Azure Storage account fundamentals

  • Disk storage fundamentals

  • Azure Blob storage fundamentals

  • Azure Files fundamentals

  • Understanding Blob access tiers

 

Explore Azure networking services

 

  • Azure Virtual Network fundamentals

  • Azure Virtual Network settings

  • Azure VPN Gateway fundamentals

  • Azure ExpressRoute fundamentals

 

  1. Describe core solutions and management tools on Azure

 

Introduction to Azure fundamentals

 

  • What is cloud computing?

  • What is Azure?

  • Tour of Azure services

  • Get started with Azure accounts

  • Case study introduction

 

Choose the best AI service for your needs

 

  • Identify the product options

  • Analyze the decision criteria

  • Use Machine Learning for decision support systems

  • Use Cognitive Services for data analysis

  • Use Bot Service for interactive chat experiences

 

Choose the best tools to help organizations build better solution

 

  • Understand your product options

  • Analyze the decision criteria

  • Use Azure DevOps to manage the application development lifecycle

  • Use GitHub to contribute to open-source software

  • Use Azure DevTest Labs to manage testing environments

 

Choose the best monitoring service for visibility, insight, and outage mitigation

 

  • Identify your product options

  • Analyze the decision criteria

  • Use Azure Advisor

  • Use Azure Monitor

  • Use Azure Service Health

 

Choose the best tools for managing and configuring your Azure environment

 

  • Identify the product options

  • Analyze the decision criteria

  • Use the Azure portal to visually understand and manage your cloud environment

  • Use Azure PowerShell for one-off administrative tasks

  • Use the Azure CLI for one-off administrative tasks

  • Use the Azure mobile app to manage Azure on the go

  • Use ARM templates to deploy an entire cloud infrastructure

 

Choose the best Azure serverless technology for your business scenario

 

  • Identify the product options5

  • Analyze the decision criteria

  • Use Azure Functions

  • Use Azure Logic Apps

 

Choose the best Azure IoT service for your application

 

  • Identify the product options

  • Analyze the decision criteria

  • Use IoT Hub

  • Use IoT Central

  • Use Azure Sphere

 

  1. Describe general security and network security features

 

Introduction to Azure fundamentals

 

  • What is cloud computing?

  • What is Azure?

  • Tour of Azure services

  • Get started with Azure accounts

  • Case study introduction

 

Protect against security threats on Azure

 

  • Protect against security threats by using Azure Security Center

  • Detect and respond to security threats by using Azure Sentinel

  • Store and manage secrets by using Azure Key Vault

  • Host your Azure virtual machines on dedicated physical servers by using Azure Dedicated Host

 

Secure network connectivity on Azure

 

  • What is defense in depth?

  • Protect virtual networks by using Azure Firewall5

  • Protect from DDoS attacks by using Azure DDoS Protection

  • Filter network traffic by using network security groups

  • Combine Azure services to create a complete network security solution

 

  1. Describe identity, governance, privacy, and compliance features

 

Introduction to Azure fundamentals

 

  • What is cloud computing?

  • What is Azure?

  • Tour of Azure services

  • Get started with Azure accounts

 

Secure access to your applications by using Azure identity services

 

  • Compare authentication and authorization

  • What is Azure Active Directory?

  • What are multifactor authentication and Conditional Access?

 

Build a cloud governance strategy on Azure

 

  • Accelerate your cloud adoption journey by using the Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure

  • Create a subscription governance strategy

  • Control access to cloud resources by using Azure role-based access control

  • Prevent accidental changes by using resource locks

  • Organize your Azure resources by using tags

  • Control and audit your resources by using Azure Policy

  • Govern multiple subscriptions by using Azure Blueprints

 

Examine privacy, compliance, and data protection standards on Azure

 

  • Explore compliance terms and requirements

  • Access the Microsoft Privacy Statement, the Online Services Terms, and the Data Protection Addendum

  • Explore the Trust Center

  • Access Azure compliance documentation

  • What is Azure Government?

  • What is Azure China 21Vianet?

 

  1. Describe Azure cost management and service level agreements

 

Introduction to Azure fundamentals

 

  • What is cloud computing?

  • What is Azure?

  • Tour of Azure services

  • Get started with Azure accounts

 

Plan and manage your Azure costs

 

  • Compare costs by using the Total Cost of Ownership Calculator

  • Purchase Azure services

  • Manage and minimize total cost on Azure