Course: Windows Azure an introduction

$119.79 incl. vat


duration: 11 hours |

Language: English (US) |

access duration: 90 days |

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In this Windows Azure course you will learn the basics of Microsoft Azure. You will learn how to manage cloud services hosted on Microsoft Azure. Knowledge about Azure turns for example virtual network creation, VPN access to Azure networks, PowerShell on remote machines, storage, publishing and caching. This course is an ideal start for a career in Microsoft Azure.


After completing this course you are familiar with the basics of Windows Azure.


No specific knowledge is required.

Target audience

Software Developer, Web Developer


Windows Azure an introduction

11 hours

Microsoft Azure: Introduction

  • start the course
  • describe Microsoft Azure
  • access the Software Developer Kit from Microsoft Azure
  • sign up for an Azure account
  • configure basic Azure portal options
  • describe the Azure Store
  • describe SQL Azure
  • describe Windows Azure AppFabric
  • use Windows Azure and Microsoft Visual Studio to set up a test environment so that features, such as accessing local storage, can be simulated in a cloud-like manner
  • enable remote access to the system to set it up
  • configure the VHD files and create and attach new storage drives
  • create an Azure virtual machine
  • create images by using Microsoft Azure virtual machines
  • create availability sets by using Microsoft Azure virtual machines
  • configure virtual machines in load-balancing sets using Microsoft Azure
  • describe the execution models available in Microsoft Azure
  • describe the network models available in Microsoft Azure
  • describe the storage models available in Microsoft Azure
  • describe the web site models available in Microsoft Azure
  • describe the use of Binary Large Objects, or BLOBs, in Microsoft Azure Storage
  • describe the use of tables in Microsoft Azure Storage
  • connect to a SQL Azure Database using SQL Server Management Studio
  • describe the SQL Azure Architecture
  • describe the SQL Azure security model

Microsoft Azure: Networks and Storage

  • start the course
  • describe Microsoft Azure virtual networks
  • configure basic virtual networks on Microsoft Azure
  • export and import virtual network configuration on Microsoft Azure
  • assign a virtual machine to a virtual network in Microsoft Azure
  • describe VPN options in Microsoft Azure virtual networks
  • configure client systems to connect to a virtual network via a Point-to-Site VPN
  • configure client systems to connect to a virtual network via a Site-to-Site VPN
  • create and implement root certificates to validate the identity of the server
  • implement client certificates for authenticating client connections when establishing VPN connectivity
  • create site-to-site VPN access to virtual networks
  • describe the relevance of PowerShell in Windows Azure
  • configure the Azure environment to support PowerShell management
  • access systems residing in the cloud by using PowerShell on a local system
  • create a storage account and configure storage options
  • use the Storage Explorer utility to access and manage a Storage account
  • access cloud storage from a local installation of Visual Studio
  • create BLOB files in Azure Storage Explorer and Microsoft Visual Studio
  • set up private access to BLOB files
  • create public access BLOB files
  • compare SQL Server and SQL Azure
  • create and configure basic tables in Microsoft Azure
  • populate tables in Microsoft Azure
  • customize and query tables in Microsoft Azure
  • describe database sync groups in Microsoft Azure
  • create database sync groups in Microsoft Azure
  • configure database sync groups in Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure: Publishing and Caching

  • start the course
  • create a cache in Microsoft Azure
  • describe caches in Microsoft Azure
  • describe cache configuration options in Microsoft Azure
  • monitor cache values in Microsoft Azure
  • set up a website on Microsoft Azure
  • monitor a Microsoft Azure web site
  • configure web site scaling to upgrade or downgrade sites
  • publish an FTP site on Microsoft Azure
  • configure web sites to support WebMatrix publishing
  • enable web site content publishing on Microsoft Azure
  • upscale and downscale the resources that have been allocated to a site on Microsoft Azure
  • describe Microsoft Azure Traffic Manager features and policies
  • distribute client access across multiple instances using Microsoft Azure Traffic Manager
  • configure Microsoft Azure Traffic Manager failover mode
  • configure Microsoft Azure Traffic Manager performance mode
  • configure Microsoft Azure Traffic Manager round robin mode
  • describe Windows Azure cloud-based security
  • describe the concepts and benefits of Microsoft Azure cloud-based Active Directory services
  • set up a Microsoft Azure Active Directory
  • create an administrative account on Microsoft Azure Active Directory
  • configure password synchronization in Microsoft Azure Active Directory
  • integrate Windows Azure applications with Active Directory synchronization
  • manage users and groups in Microsoft Azure Active Directory
  • set up alerts in Microsoft Azure
  • create and upload a custom certificate for secure access to backup vaults in Microsoft Azure
  • install the Microsoft Azure backup agent

Course options

We offer several optional training products to enhance your learning experience. If you are planning to use our training course in preperation for an official exam then whe highly recommend using these optional training products to ensure an optimal learning experience. Sometimes there is only a practice exam or/and practice lab available.

Optional practice exam (trial exam)

To supplement this training course you may add a special practice exam. This practice exam comprises a number of trial exams which are very similar to the real exam, both in terms of form and content. This is the ultimate way to test whether you are ready for the exam. 

Optional practice lab

To supplement this training course you may add a special practice lab. You perform the tasks on real hardware and/or software applicable to your Lab. The labs are fully hosted in our cloud. The only thing you need to use our practice labs is a web browser. In the LiveLab environment you will find exercises which you can start immediatelyThe lab enviromentconsist of complete networks containing for example, clients, servers,etc. This is the ultimate way to gain extensive hands-on experience. 


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