This learning path will teach the basics of using and administering Linux systems. The focus is on distro-independent fundamentals, including: installing and managing Linux software, using essential Linux commands, understanding and modifying the boot process, device and kernel management, basic scripting, configuring services, user and group management, system monitoring, networking and storage management, virtualization. This path will prepare students to pass the Linux Foundation Certified Linux System (LFCS) Administrator exam through on-demand training and real-time hands-on exercises.
In this learning path, you will learn core capabilities of Windows Server 2019. These courses will provide you a solid foundation for deploying and administering Windows Server 2019 as well as help you prepare for Exam 98-365 Windows Server Administration Fundamentals.
This learning path consists of courses and labs to help prepare you to pass Microsoft Exam MS-100 Microsoft 365: Identity and Services. You will learn how to design and implement Microsoft 365 services, manage user identity and roles, manage access and authentication, as well as plan Office 365 workloads and applications.
In this learning path, you will learn how to deploy and manage the services that make up Microsoft 365 Teamwork. You will learn how to configure and manage SharePoint Online, configure One Drive for your enterprise and users, as well as deploy and Configure Microsoft Teams and Services integration. This learning path will help you prepare to pass Microsoft Exam MS-300: Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork.
In this learning path, you will learn key concepts about the cloud and various Microsoft Azure Services. From there, you will learn core concepts such as various PaaS and IaaS services including management tools. This course will also cover several key concepts for security and compliance, as well as a brief look at a Azure pricing and support. This course will help you prepare for AZ 900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals.
This learning path consists of courses and labs to help prepare you to pass Microsoft Exam MS - 500 Microsoft 365 Security Administration. You will learn how to manage identity and access, threat protection, information protection as well as learn how to manage governance and compliance features in Microsoft 365.
In this learning path, you will learn key concepts about the cloud and various Microsoft Cloud Services and Microsoft 365 offerings. From there, you will learn foundational concepts of using Windows 10 + Enterprise Mobility and Security with Microsoft 365. This course will also cover several key concepts for security and governance, a brief introduction to private cloud concepts as well as licensing in Microsoft 365. This course will help you prepare for MS 900 Microsoft 365 fundamentals.
This learning path consists of courses and labs to help prepare you to pass Microsoft Exam MS-101 Microsoft 365: Mobility and Security. You will learn how to implement security and threat management, manage modern device security with Microsoft Intune, and apply governance and compliance within your organization.
Managing Modern Desktops focuses on knowledge needed to plan and implement Windows 10 with dynamic deployment or Windows Autopilot; upgrade devices to Windows 10; manage updates and device authentication; plan and implement co-management; implement conditional access and compliance policies; configure device profiles; manage user profiles; manage Windows Defender; manage Intune device enrollment and inventory; monitor devices; deploy/update applications, and implement Mobile Application Management (MAM).
In this learning path, you will start with the foundations of using the Azure Cloud Shell or using the Azure PowerShell cmdlets on your local computer and then move on to automating the creation, deployment and management of Azure Virtual Networks and Virtual Machines.
The Network+ exam is a rigorous certification that requires much study and planning. The goal of this track is to prepare the student to pass the test as quickly as possible with the best data retention. You will be able to gain all the knowledge necessary to pass the certification test by watching this video series and its 10 courses.
This course prepares you to pass the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate Exam. The course covers the knowledge requirements for the exam as defined by the exam blueprint. It also has hands on lab and real-life examples to help you understand the features and how to put them to use.
In this learning path, you will learn the ins-and-outs of implementing governance on your Microsoft Azure subscription. Topics will include Azure Policy, Role Based Access Control (RBAC), Cost Management, Management Groups, Blue Prints, and much more.
In this learning path, you will learn how to manage Azure Subscriptions and resources, Implement and Manage Storage, Deploy and Manage Virtual Machines, Configure and Manage Virtual Networks, Configure Load Balancing, Monitor and Troubleshoot Azure Networks and you will learn the foundations of setting up hybrid networking. This path will help prepare you to pass the Microsoft certification exam AZ 104 Azure Administrator.
This learning path includes courses and hands-on labs to help you prepare to pass exam MS 700 Managing Microsoft Teams. You will learn how to Plan and Configure a Microsoft Teams environment, manage chat, calling and meetings as well as Manage Teams and app policies.
In this learning path, you will learn how to accomplish the following technical tasks: deploy Windows; manage devices and data; configure connectivity; and maintain Windows. This learning path, will help you prepare for exam MD 100 Windows 10. New on-demand courses and labs to complete the learning path are coming soon!
Complete an Azure Challenge and earn a badge that proves your skill set that you can post on your Acclaim profile page and LinkedIn. Check back often as we will be adding new challenges all the time!
In this learning path, you will learn how to deploy and manage SharePoint and SharePoint Hybrid solutions. You will learn how to plan a SharePoint Farm, as well as learn how to manage and maintain a SharePoint farm including common operations such as authentication, site collection management, BCS, Search, and meta data, From there, you will learn how to plan and configure hybrid scenarios including data gateway, and hybrid search. Finally, you will learn best practices for Migrating your SharePoint Farm to SharePoint online. This learning path will help you prepare to pass Microsoft Exam MS-301: Deploying SharePoint Server Hybrid.
In this series of demos and labs, you will get a foundational understanding of running PowerShell 7 and writing simple scripts. You will get all the required tools set up to begin writing scripts. You will also get introduced to the PowerShell 7 console, discover some interesting commands and write your first script.
Thinking Cloudy episodes provide discussions and talks about cloud strategy. These episodes include the various phases of cloud adoption, trends within Azure, cost optimization, governance within the cloud, and much more. If you are planning a strategy to cloud transformation, Thinking Cloudy is the place to go to find information.
Cloud Maker episodes feature discussions and information about cloud architecture. These episodes include cloud migration best practices, cloud architecture, security, and building solutions utilizing the Microsoft Cloud. If you are architecting and building services with Azure, Microsoft 365, and hybrid infrastructures, Cloud Maker is the place to go to find information.
Cloud Native episodes feature discussions and information about application development on the cloud. These episodes include application development of cloud native applications, CI/CD utilizing Git, GitHub and Azure DevOps, creating scalable applications with C#, Python, PowerShell, CLI and other coding tools, and utilizing platform and serverless services, such as Azure Functions, Logic Apps, IoT and cognitive services. If you are creating and using code and serverless computing, Cloud Native is the place to go to find information.
Interest in the cloud continues to grow. Many organizations are adopting and migrating users and applications to Microsoft 365 and Azure to reduce capital expenses and costly data centers. As administrators, architects, developers, and engineers, what are you doing to keep up with the accelerated organizational adoption of cloud technologies? How are you expanding your marketable skills within Azure and Microsoft 365? Are you facing challenges on decided a path and how to start your path to certifications? In this Expert Talk, we will discuss the different certification paths for Azure and Microsoft 365. We will provide insight on some of the best exams that fit into your role, and some tips about how you can potentially use what you’ve learned from one exam to be successful within another exam to gain additional certifications that will benefit you and your company. We will map out the path to preparing for these exams and give you the tools that you should need to succeed.
This course covers the setup and configuration needed for implementing SharePoint Hybrid. We start off by covering the basics of planning and configuration for Hybrid.We will then look at how to configure and implement Hybrid services, such as Taxonomy, Content Types and Sites. We will then walk-through configuring Hybrid Search.This course will wrap up by looking at the implementation and configuration of an On-premises Data Gateway.
In this course, you will learn how to implement and manage virtual networking and other networking services. You will learn the foundations of how to create and configure a virtual network, including configuring subnets, name resolution and securing access using network and application security groups. From there you will learn how to monitor and troubleshoot virtual networks using tools such as Azure Network Watcher. Finally, you will learn how to integrate an on-premises with your Azure virtual networks using technologies such as ExpressRoute, Site-to-Site VPN, and Virtual network peering.
In this course, you will learn how to manage Windows 10 Devices. Topics will include configuring Windows security, configuring devices with local policies, as well as managing Windows security using mechanisms such as User Account Control, Windows Defender, Firewall, and BitLocker. This course will help you prepare for exam MD 100 Windows 10.
This course covers LAN and WAN topics, we will discuss what happens to packets as they traverse the network. We will also cover TCP/IP classes and what they mean to connectivity. We will finish with discussing WAN technologies both past and present. We will discuss analog and digital connectivity and the various ways ISP’s connect us to the internet.
This course will cover advanced networking a high-end consultant might implement in their day to day job in networks and security. We cover splitting up networks into virtual LANs, encrypting the stream using virtual private networks, and devices that can inform us of an impending intrusion.
This course covers a quick overview of Azure Stack, itsposition in the market, ahigh level architecture of Azure Stack,data center integration points, and teaches how to unlock innovation with hybrid cloud use cases.
The course will educate you on the details you need to know to be able to start writing PowerShell for Azure AD. By the end, our objective is to make you feel comfortable writing PowerShell to automate common management tasks for Azure AD. We’ll also provide you some real-world examples for where you can use PowerShell to be more consistent and save time.
In this course, you will learn how to get started using the Azure PowerShell cmdlets to perform common management tasks with Azure Infrastructure as a Service. This course will teach you the foundations of interacting with Azure networking services such as virtual networks, network security groups, and the Azure load balancer as well as virtual machines. You will learn how to configure VM storage, networking and compute as well as automatic configuration using the Custom Script Extension and the PowerShell Desired State Configuration extension.
AWS Technical Essentials introduces you to AWS products, services, and common solutions. It provides you with fundamentals to become more proficient in identifying AWS services so that you can make informed decisions about IT solutions based on your business requirements and get started working on AWS. This course starts with an introduction to the course and Cloud Computing, and it will then delve into the details of AWS Services, Identity and Access Management, S3, EC2, VPC and Database.
In this recording of a live Expert Talk, Paul Burpo will go in-depth on what to expect for the Azure Fundamentals (AZ 900) exam. His talk starts with a review of the exam skills and what is measured, and then will step through each of the objectives and quickly review the key points of the exam as well as sample questions to help test your knowledge in each area.
This is course seven of seven in the Implementing Azure Governance learning path. Cost management and cost optimization are key concerns of all Azure customers. In this class, students will first learn the principles of how Azure accounts are managed and billed. Next, students learn how a variety of commonly-used IaaS and PaaS resources are priced. This is followed by a deep-dive on cost optimization techniques you can to reduce your bill without impacting your applications. Finally, the class includes a deep-dive on Azure Cost Management, which enables you to track, analyze and forecast your Azure spend to providing accurate cost estimates and reduced billing risk.
In this course, you will learn to identity ways to plan and manage costs and purchase services within Azure, how to understand the Azure Service Level Agreements and calculating a composite SLA for more than one service combination, and understanding the service lifecycle within Azure. This course covers one of the objective areas that help you in preparing for the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals exam.
This course will cover the history of monitoring in Azure, demystify what all the Azure native monitoring tools look like, provide guidance on when to use what + why or when, walk through Azure Monitor Alerts (metrics and diagnostics), dive into Log Analytics/Kusto Query Language (KQL), discuss parts of the former OMS, dig into Azure Backup + Azure Site Recovery, go over Azure Automation, and explore Application Insights.This course will provide the necessary primer into monitoring using Azure native tooling.
The global environment has made a major adjustment to many organizations in 2020. With the increased number of employees working from home, the ability to govern security, user access, and collaboration has become more complex. In this Expert Talk, we will address how administrators can utilize governance policies to provide users with the ability to collaborate and access what they need to be productive, while also maintaining a secure and auditable security posture to your organization.You will leave this session with a complete view of the remote user environment and how an administrator can create, monitor, and manage policies and compliance to corporate and regulatory requirements.
When it comes to the number of platform-based services that are available in Azure and other public cloud providers, there is an on-going list of services and buzz words in the industry. This talk will provide a base understanding of what some of this means within the IT ecosystem, and when completed, you will have a better understanding of how to potentially utilize these services.
This course gives you a working demonstration of setting up a real-world network using computers, switches and servers. We will discuss the different ways that the networks can be connected to the host devices and show how they communicate.
In this series of demos, you will learn how to create your first PowerShell function. You will first learn when a good time is to create function, write that function and then learn how to call that function.
In this Expert Talk, we’ll discuss using Azure Backup and Site Recovery to build resiliency into your virtual machine workloads. You will learn how Azure Backup can be utilized to protect your data from common data loss problems all the way to protecting yourself from ransomware hackers with the new soft delete feature. We will also cover leveraging Azure Site Recovery to build resilient solutions that can keep your workload alive even if your on-premises data center fails or an entire Azure region goes down.
Interest in the cloud continues to grow. Many organizations are adopting and migrating users and applications to Microsoft 365 and Azure to reduce capital expenses and costly data centers. As administrators, architects, developers, and engineers, what are you doing to keep up with the accelerated organizational adoption of cloud technologies? How are you expanding your marketable skills within Azure and Microsoft 365? Are you facing challenges on deciding a path and how to start your path to certifications? In this episode of Certification Talk, join Dwayne Natwick and Gregor Suttie, as they discuss the different certification paths for Azure and Microsoft 365. They will provide insight on some of the best exams that fit into your role, and some tips about how you can potentially use what you’ve learned from one exam to be successful within another exam to gain additional certifications that will benefit you and your company. They will map out the path to preparing for these exams and give you the tools that you should need to succeed.
This course will discuss cloud and mobile devices. Many companies are moving their data to the cloud and networking is essential to that process. Questions about what the cloud is and how it works are answered in this course, along with mobile connectivity using cellular networks and security.
Traditional IT governance delivers a tightly-controlled software and hardware infrastructure, enabling the reliable delivery of business-critical services. This control is achieved through the disciplined application of IT processes and best practices, designed around the typical weeks-to-months timeframes associated with on-premises IT. These existing processes struggle to adapt to the technology changes and accelerated timeframes the cloud delivers. In this episode of Thinking Cloudy, Jonathan Tuliani will discuss the challenges and importance of robust governance as an enabler of at-scale cloud adoption, and discuss some of the governance features included in Microsoft Azure.
In this episode of Cloud Maker, Kit Skinner will talk about the options to bring the Azure cloud closer to your physical presence. If a gigabit and 100ms isn’t enough for your solution, or restrictions require your compute to be close to your devices, or you’re the GoaT of IoT but you still want the dynamic and versatile features of the Azure services, there are options to bring the Azure cloud to your doorstep. We’ll go over Azure Stack in all its flavors (Edge, HCI, Hub, etc.) and discuss ways to utilize it in your environment.
Students will learn how to connect clients to all their files in Office 365, enabling the ability to share and work from anywhere in a secure environment. This course will deliver a experience of adoption for the attendees, getting to know the deeps and tricks of OneDrive for business and the benefits that come with the platform.
This course will help you prepare for the exam MS-300: Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork by covering the basics of configuring and managing SharePoint Online. This seven-part module will cover topics such as planning and configuring site collections and hub sites, planning and configuring apps, working with managed metadata, planning and configuring guest access, managing user profiles, setting up Information Rights Management, managing search, and monitoring the SharePoint Online service.
This course covers how to configure and maintain a SharePoint On-premises Farm. We start off by covering the basics of planning and designing a SharePoint farm Topology.We then look at how to create Web Applications and Site Collections, as well as implementing Service Applications. We will also look at how to implement Authentication for SharePoint.This course will wrap up by looking at monitoring and maintaining the overall SharePoint Farm and associated Services. We then look how to configure and manage the Search Service, as well as understanding how to monitor, troubleshoot and manage the SharePoint environment.
This course covers the setup and configuration need for Microsoft Teams. We start off by covering the basics of planning and configuration within the Teams Admin Center. After performing the basic configuration, we will take a look at how to create policies at the Teams service as well as for the users. We will then look into the supported identity and authentication approaches, as well as guest user access.This course will wrap up by looking at monitoring and maintaining the overall Teams deployment and service. We will look deployment options as well as understand how to monitor, troubleshoot and mange the Teams environment.
In this course, students will learn about the core Azure networking features available to Azure Virtual Machines. This module teaches students how Virtual Machine networking is implemented, for external connections to the Internet, for internal connections within Virtual Networks, and for connections to on-premises networks. Students learn how to control network access with Network Security Groups and Application Security Groups as well as how to control network flows with User-Defined Routes. The course finishes with a detailed discussion of both Internet-facing and Intranet-facing DNS scenarios in Azure.
In this course we will cover integration of Microsoft 365 workloads. We will then discuss how to manage both Yammer and Stream capabilities. We will close out with how to integrate Microsoft 365 workloads with external data and systems.
In this course, you will learn how to configure Windows 10 networking. You will learn how to configure client IP settings, mobile networking, VPN client, and Wi-Fi profiles. In addition, this course includes most common network troubleshoot methods. This course will also illustrate how to configure Windows 10 remote connectivity, including remote management, PowerShell remoting, and remote desktop access. This course will help you prepare for Microsoft Certification Exam MD 100 Windows 10.
In this course, you will learn about the core solutions within Azure and the management tools that are available. These include Internet of Things (IoT), big data and analytics, artificial intelligence, serverless computing, and DevOps. You will get a high-level understanding of the tools available to create resources, automate, and govern resources within Azure. This course covers one of the objective areas that help you in preparing for the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals exam.
How does a Managed Service Provider administer services across dozens or even hundreds of customer subscriptions?Managed Service Providers (MSPs) deliver value by offloading the administrative and maintenance burden of running your own applications. In the Azure world, those applications are typically hosted in customer subscriptions, associated with the customer’s Azure AD tenant. Azure Lighthouse is a game-changing service that solves this problem, allowing delegated resource management and cross-tenant management experiences. In this session, we’ll review the capabilities of Azure Lighthouse and show you how to get started with the service.
Architecting and managing the many layers of a network infrastructure can be a highly complex task. When extending your network beyond a private data center and into a hybrid environment utilizing Azure, the importance to properly plan and architect your infrastructure to maintain availability, integrity, and the confidentiality of sensitive company data is high. In this Expert Talk, we will take a deep dive into the various best practices that you can implement to architect this hybrid architecture with Azure to maximize accessibility and protection.
In this course, you will learn how to provision Azure compute resources for the right workload. You will understand how to create and configure virtual machines (VMs) for high availability and scalability, as well as understand how to automatically deploy and configure VM based workloads. From there you will learn how to deploy workloads using containers with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and web applications using Azure Web Apps.
This course teaches IT Professionals how to create and manage virtual machines as part of an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) computing infrastructure. Students learn how to assess their on-premises environment for virtual machine readiness in preparation for moving resources to the cloud to include sizing, pricing, and design considerations.Next, students learn how to create and deploy virtual machines in Azure using the Azure portal, PowerShell, and ARM templates. The course includes instruction on deploying custom images and Linux virtual machines. Then, students learn how to configure the networking and storage components of virtual machines. Deploying highly available virtual machines is critical in the light of planned and unplanned events, and students learn how to use availability sets to ensure that virtual machine resources are available during downtime followed by how to use extensions and Desired State Configuration (DSC) for post deployment automation and configuration tasks.Finally, students learn how to perform virtual machine backups and how to use Azure’s monitoring capabilities to collect, view, and analyze virtual machine diagnostic and log data.
In this course you will learn how to deploy containers to Azure using Azure DevOps classic pipeline editor. With code in our Azure repos, you will learn to build a Docker file for the application and build and push it to a private Azure Container Registry. From there, follow along to learn release pipelines for Azure Container Instances and Web App for Containers. In your last release pipeline, take Azure Kubernetes service to the next level by learning how to build a Helm chart and deploy to AKS with Helm in Azure DevOps Pipelines. Finally, set our build and release triggers to give the AKS pipeline Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery functionality.
In this episode of Cloud Maker, join Kit Skinner and Dwayne Natwick for a down to Earth, simplified discussion about deployments in Azure. Whether you're looking to leave the nest, build your own nested deployments, or just understand how Jason is related to your Azure resources, we’ll help you to understand why we’re on this track in Azure, how it really can make your life easier, and what to expect in the future for your next ARM day. We will also go over how you can reutilize deployments and utilize others’ published templates to help ease your tasks.
This course covers designing and implementing a Microsoft 365 tenant. This course starts with creating a new tenant, creating the domain then continue through setting up users and importing your data. It also includes a module on management and monitoring the environment.This course will teach the foundational skills required to begin your journey to completing the Microsoft 365 Identity and Services exam. It is one of the prerequisite requirements for the earning the Microsoft 365 Certified Enterprise Administrator Expert certification.
In this Exam Cram, Liam Cleary will go in-depth on what to expect for the MS 100 Exam. The talk will consist of a review of the exam skills and what is measured, and the key points of the exam. It will also consist of sample questions to help test your knowledge in each area.
In this course, you will get an understanding of the security challenges to an organization within the cloud. You will learn some ways to build a defense in depth strategy utilizing Azure security tools, such as Azure Security Center, Azure Sentinel, Azure Key Vault, and other network security services. This course covers one of the objective areas that help you in preparing for the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals exam.
This course covers the entirety of the High Availability question domain. We will go through several services and explain how they can be used as HA design elements, and discuss the operations required to implement each service. Understanding trade-offs is an important element of HA design and we cover few examples of service and feature choice based on requirement.
Interest in the cloud continues to grow. Many organizations are looking to adopt and migrate applications and data to Azure to reduce capital expenses and costly data centers. As administrators, architects, developers, and engineers, what are you doing to architected and deploy cloud technologies in your organization? In this episode of Cloud Maker, Shannon Kuehn and Dwayne Natwick will explore Azure Landing Zones to and how they are used to continue your digital transformation.After this discussion, you will have a better idea of how you can build scalable and modular Azure cloud services.
How do you maintain communication with disconnected personnel? Organizations are facing a gigantic change in processes and procedures during COVID-19. Obviously, one of the largest is communication and inter-communications of personnel working from home and the field. In this episode of Cloud Native, Brian Nielsen will go over the features in the Microsoft Teams mobile app and how it can keep your organization connected and more productive.
In this course, you will learn about the various tools for Identity and Access Management, governing Azure resources with role-based access control and resource locks and using Azure Policy for cost and resource compliance. We will discuss how Azure can assist in regulatory and governmental compliance. This course covers one of the objective areas that help you in preparing for the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals exam.
The course will educate you implementing and managing identity and access within Microsoft 365. Starting with securing a Hybrid configuration, which focuses on selecting the correct authentication option and user account controls. It will also walk-through implementing conditional access policies for allowing and controlling access to the Microsoft 365 services, to implementing identity and privileged account protections using Azure Active Directory Privileged Identity Management and Azure Active Directory Identity Protection.This course is the first in the series for MS-500 Exam Preparation.
The course will educate you on securing data within Office 365, by implement protections used to encrypt data, as well as restrict end user capabilities. The course will also walk-through the implementation and management of Cloud App Security protections.This course is the second in the series for MS-500 Exam Preparation.
In this course, you will learn how to implement and manage storage in Microsoft Azure. You will learn how to create and configure Azure storage account, including managing data using tools such as PowerShell, CLI, Storage Explorer and the portal. Finally, you will learn how to leverage the Azure Files service, including the ability to synchronize data between an on-premises file server and the cloud.
The course will educate you on the implementation and management of threat protection services within Microsoft 365. Starting with implementing Hybrid configuration threat protection solutions, followed by protecting devices and applications using Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). You will also learn how to use ATP to secure Office 365 messaging and surrounding workloads such as OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online, and Microsoft Teams.This course is the third in the series for MS-500 Exam Preparation.
Students will learn the fundamentals about Cloud App Security to gain visibility around all your cloud apps and services.Security is a primary goal for any organization, in this course the attendees will learn about the threat management to protect their environment and to monitor it using the cloud platform tools. This training will prepare it's audiences for, MS-101: Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security exam.
Students will learn about the modern workplace philosophy and how to embrace it, evolving the company paradigm into a flexible environment which allows collaboration while maintaining the security principals and improving the business through the adoption of the new platforms and concepts.
When implementing Microsoft 365 services, or even specific Office 365 workloads, an often forgotten component is mobile device management. With everyone now working from anywhere at any time, on any device, it is critical to understand how to handle mobile devices. Are you deploying company managed, or do you support 'Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)'? Microsoft provides excellent capabilities and features to help in not only management but protection and control. In this session, we will look at what is available as well as ways to implement these features into your organization.
This is course five of seven in the Implementing Azure Governance learning path.In this course, you will deep dive into the Azure Blueprints service, which is one of the more advanced governance services in Azure. You will learn what Blueprints are, and the scenarios they are designed to address. The course then takes you on a in-depth journey through each stage of the Blueprints life cycle: creating the Blueprint, adding artifacts, publishing, assigning to a subscription, and managing later updates. The final section of the course provides detailed coverage of Blueprints features not exposed in the Azure portal, such as controlling dependencies and avoiding use of the subscription Owner role. The course include in-depth demos using both the Azure Portal and command-line tools.
This is course four of seven in the Implementing Azure Governance learning path.Azure Management Groups enable many of Azure’s governance and reporting features to be centrally managed using an organization-wide hierarchy, rather than being managed on each individual subscription. This enables an efficient and reliable approach to implementing governance at scale across an organization.In this class, you will learn how to design and build a management group hierarchy, and how to use management groups to implement governance and reporting across an organization.
This is course three of seven in the Implementing Azure Governance learning path.In this course, you will deep dive into the Azure Policy service, which is one of the fundamental governance services in Azure. You will learn how to apply Azure Policy to your subscriptions and the wide range of scenarios it supports. You will also deep dive on the policy definition language, so you can fully understand built-in policies and create your own custom policies. You will also learn how to use Azure Policy compliance reports, and how to investigate and re-mediate non-compliant resources. The course closes with an overview of Azure VM guest policy and overall policy management best practices.
This is course two of seven in the Implementing Azure Governance learning path. Role-based access control is a fundamental pillar of good governance in Azure. Properly deployed, it enables an organization to control how users access and administer the organization’s Azure resources, implementing a ‘least privilege’ model in which users have only the permissions they need, to only the resources they need. This course provides a deep-dive into role-based access control in Azure. The course starts by explaining how user and system identities are managed in Azure AD, and how Azure roles are defined. It then explains how roles can be assigned, and how multiple role assignments interact. Finally, the course shows how you can implement tailored access control policies by creating and assigning your own custom role definitions.
This course is designed for cloud architects, cloud administrators, DevOps engineers, and IT professionals that have experience with Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS) and Platform Services (PaaS). This course focuses on architecting, deploying, and managing Microsoft's enterprise hybrid cloud solution Azure Stack. This course covers scenarios such as Azure Stack Architecture, deploying and configuring Azure Stack to be enterprise ready, configuring Azure Stack for tenants, region management, monitoring, backup and disaster recovery.
This is course one of seven in the Implementing Azure Governance learning path. This short course provides a brief introduction to key governance concepts and technologies in Azure. Students learn about the Azure governance architecture and the importance of good governance to successful enterprise cloud adoption.This course also serves as an introduction to the Azure Governance learning path.
In this course, you will learn how to get started using the Azure PowerShell cmdlets. This will cover how to use the Azure Cloud Shell or install the Azure PowerShell cmdlets on your local computer. You will also learn how to navigate Azure Resources using the Cloud Shell and the Azure Cmdlets. Finally, the course will explore the various ways you can connect to Microsoft Azure; including logging in interactively, using a service principal or a managed identity.
In this course, the student will be introduced to Docker. We’ll start by understanding the basics of containers and how they came to be. Then, we’ll learn how to install Docker on various platforms. We will cover the components that make up Docker including: The Docker Engine, Docker Images, and Docker Containers. We’ll cover how to containerize an application. We’ll also talk about how networking works with Docker and wrap up with a discussion of how data persistence works within the Docker ecosystem.
In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of hybrid networking in Azure. This includes connecting Azure virtual networks to on-premises systems for communications between on-premises users and systems and Azure services - both private such as virtual machines and public such as Azure SQL and Azure App Services. Students will also learn about the available VPN types and how to configure them.
In this course, we will cover and introduction to Kubernetes. We will start off by covering what role Kubernetes plays in the container space and how it can simplify container orchestration. We’ll cover scaling, self-healing, load-balancing, and rolling updates. Then, we’ll cover all the ways to install Kubernetes. The remainder of the module with cover the core components of Kubernetes including: Pods, ReplicaSets, Services, and Deployments.
In this course, you will learn some basic techniques for scripting with Bash in a Linux environment. The principles learned will be applicable to all computing environments. Throughout the course, as you build a number of sample scripts, you will learn the use of bash shortcuts, shell variables, and built-in commands. You will also learn how to script dynamically on the command line, how to format a script, the use of return values and comments, command substitution, testing conditions, and looping constructs, and how to invoke scripts and obtain input from the command line. You will be better prepared to create your own scripts to use in your computing environment.
In this hands on course, students will learn about Microsoft Windows Containers. This course starts with an overview of Windows Container platform and its core capabilities. We will then cover use of Microsoft Nano Server and Windows Server Core inside containers. Also covered in the course is usage of Docker CLI (Command Line Interface) alongside PowerShell to perform common tasks like building container images using Dockerfile, running and removing containers. The course wraps up by looking ahead at various application frameworks like ASP.NET 4.5 / ASP.NET Core and IIS Server that are available to run inside Windows Containers.
Cost management and cost optimization are key concerns of all Azure customers. Join Jonathan as he explains:The principles of how Azure accounts are managed and billedHow commonly-used IaaS and PaaS resources are pricedTracking, analyzing and forecasting Azure spend to estimate and reduce billing risk
This course covers the fundamentals of using and administering Linux systems. The focus is on distro-independent fundamentals, including: installing and managing Linux software, using essential Linux commands, understanding and modifying the boot process, device and kernel management, basic scripting, configuring services, user and group management, system monitoring, networking and storage management, virtualization. This course will prepare students to pass the Linux Foundation Certified Linux System Administrator exam.
In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of load balancing in Azure and explore Azure load balancing services in detail. Services include Azure Load Balancer, Azure Application Gateway, and Azure Traffic Manager. In addition, students will learn how these services can be combined to build resilient application architectures for both IaaS and PaaS hosted applications.
Every organization has sensitive information that they need to protect. Whether it is a healthcare provider with Personal Health Information (PHI), a bank with client financial information, or any business that has social security numbers and bank accounts in their payroll systems, this information needs to be kept from unauthorized individuals. In this episode of Cloud Maker, Dwayne Natwick and Liam Cleary will discuss and demonstrate how Microsoft Data Protection and Classification services can be used to tag and label this sensitive information and create policies that can limit the exposure of this data to unauthorized individuals and bad actors.
In this course, you will learn how to perform the most common tasks involved in maintaining Windows 10 devices, including configuring system and data recovery, management of updates, and monitoring. This course will help you prepare to pass the Microsoft Certification Exam MD 100 Windows 10.
This course will cover the management of authentication and authorization services in Azure Active Directory and Microsoft 365. It will include concepts of authentication process on-prem and the design best practices for a successful business migration.Multi-Factor Authentication and Application access will also be part of the content to provide a complete picture of these features and their usage on authentication and authorization, covering internal and external requests and providing a full understanding of the service.
In this course, you will learn how to manage your Azure subscriptions, including configuring policy, cost management and governance. You will then learn how to configure and manage access to your Azure subscriptions using role-based access control (RBAC). Finally, you will learn how to manage objects in Azure Active Directory, including users, groups and devices.
This course teaches IT Professionals how to manage their Azure subscriptions to include access, policies, compliance, and how to track and estimate service usage and related costs. Students learn how cloud resources are managed in Azure through user and group accounts and how to grant appropriate access to Azure AD users, groups, and services through role-based access control (RBAC). Students also discover the core monitoring tools and capabilities provided by Azure including Azure Alerts and Activity Log. Students are then introduced to Log Analytics as a broad data analytics solution as well as how to use this service to query and analyze operational data. Finally, students learn about the Azure Resource Manager (ARM) deployment model and how to work with resources, resource groups and ARM templates.There are three modules in this course altogether:Manage Azure Subscriptions and Resources OverviewMonitor Subscription ResourcesAzure Cost Management and OptimizationBecause this course is the first course in the series for the Azure Administrator exams, there is a considerable amount of foundational content that is covered here in order to prepare students for the remaining courses in the curriculum. As a result, students are provided with a lesson that covers tips and tricks for working in the Azure portal as well as an introduction to key tools used in the Azure environment such as the Cloud Shell and Resource Explorer. Emphasis is laid on PowerShell and the command line interface (CLI) as important skills to acquire not only in preparation for the exam, but for the job role itself.
In this course, students will learn how to customize the collaboration features available within Microsoft Teams. Module topics include messaging rules, external access, application integration, meeting policies, conferencing, phone line administration, and calling services. Microsoft Teams Administrators are expected to understand these capabilities to meet organization information security requirements and collaboration needs. Students will practice executing collaboration configuration tasks via both the administrator portal and Windows PowerShell.
In this course, you will learn how to manage Windows 10 Devices. Topics will include configuring Windows security, configuring devices with local policies, as well as managing Windows security using mechanisms such as User Account Control, Windows Defender, Firewall, and BitLocker. This course will help you prepare for exam MD 100 Windows 10.
The course will educate you on Governance and Compliance features within Microsoft 365. It will guide you through the ability to retrieve content as well as audit logs, allowing you to make decisions, and apply protections and controls based on information.This course is the final one in the series for MS-500 Exam Preparation.
Students will learn how to prevent scenarios where leaked information could cause damage to their organizations, by gaining the ability to create, publish, and apply labels to documents. Students will learn to set the retention policies to those documents to be compliant with regulations that apply to their organizations.This training will prepare it's audiences for, MS-101: Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security exam.
In this course, you will learn learn how to manage user security groups and licenses for cloud identities, and how to plan and implement identity synchronization, federated identities, applications, and external access.This course focuses on the management tasks for identity and role administration from the Microsoft 365 platform perspective to cover security, compliance and supporting roles; it will also elaborate on tips for monitoring the integration and hybrid services used on identity management.
In this course, students will learn how to manage groups within Microsoft Teams from both administrator and user perspectives. Module topics include creating and managing teams, modifying team memberships, team permissions, and application policies. Microsoft Teams Administrators are expected to apply and teach these skills within their organization to train users on managing their teams and memberships. Students will practice these tasks as both administrators and users to promote efficient team membership management.
As more users and organizations are utilizing applications and platforms that are cloud native, such as Microsoft 365 and Azure, the importance of managing and protecting identities becomes a top priority among administrators and security personnel. In this episode of Cloud Maker, Dwayne Natwick and Wim Matthyssen will discuss how to protect identities within Azure Active Directory for Microsoft 365, Azure, and hybrid users. We will show how conditional access policies can be used to protect against sign-in, user, and device risk, and how Privileged Identity Management can be used to decrease the identity attack surface of administrative privileges.
As more users begin to rely on cloud applications to access information, how does a security administrator manage the governance of what applications are allowed within the corporate ecosystem. In this episode of Cloud Maker, Dwayne Natwick and Tim Hermie will take a look at how Cloud App Security can be used to create and govern the cloud applications that users have the ability to access and save data. We will also show how the Cloud App Security dashboard and Azure Sentinel can be used to monitor and investigate potential misuse of cloud applications.
How does an organization monitor and manage information governance and data retention to protect themselves and their users from regulatory fines and legal issues. In this episode of Cloud Maker, Dwayne Natwick and Liam Cleary will discuss how Microsoft 365 Information Governance and Retention policies can be used to avoid accidental (or intentional) deletion of information that may be required to be held for a specified amount of time for regulatory, financial, or legal reasons. We will show how to create policies for information governance and retention requirements for data within the organization that is auto-applied to Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams data and communications.
This course provides insight into the strategy and tools necessary for a successful migration to SharePoint Online. As migration is a wide topic, it is worth noting that these tutorials will focus most heavily on the build of an overall strategy and the procedures for moving data and customizations.Completion of this course will deliver the user with the core principles and considerations of migration, best practices and the functional skills needed for this work.
In this Expert Talk, we will discuss the benefits and advantages of moving your solutions off premises to the cloud. Topics covered will range from basic fundamental concepts like Operational vs Capital expenditures, disaster recovery and failover, security, and scalability to complex discussions around governance and the new roles to which your developers and administrators will need to adapt in a cloud-centric approach to DevOps.
In this course, you will learn how to monitor resources for using the Azure Monitor service. Topics will include understanding how to configure and interpret metrics, as well as configuring data sources for Azure Log Analytics, querying logs using the Kusto query language, and setting up alerts and actions, and monitoring application health using Azure Application Insights. From there, you will learn how to use Azure Recovery Services to backup virtual machines and use Azure Site Recovery to create a failover solution.
Interest in the cloud continues to grow. Many organizations are looking to adopt and migrate applications and data to Azure to reduce capital expenses and costly data centers. As administrators, architects, developers, and engineers, how are you going to execute the move the cloud? In this episode of Cloud Maker, Shannon Kuehn and Dwayne Natwick will explore the benefits and uses of Azure Migrate for discovery, estimate, and execute workload moves to the Azure cloud. After this discussion, you will have a better idea of how you can migrate workloads to Azure cloud services.
This course covers physical connectivity of networking. Cables need to plug in both sides, but there’s many types of cables, standards, and ways to connect. This course will review these various ways to connect your network using physical cabling.
Join Shannon and Dwayne Natwick for this Expert Talk, where they will provide an overview of Microsoft’s next evolution of Azure VMware Solution (AVS). The new AVS solution is a first-party service offered on bare metal servers in Azure. The new offering allows customers to seamlessly extend, or completely migrate, existing on-premises VMware workloads to Azure without the cost, effort, or risk of re-architecting applications or retooling operations.
This is course six of seven in the Implementing Azure Governance learning path. Resource organization is critical for organizations using Azure at scale. This course begins by discussing resource organization in Azure, explaining both the technical capability of the platform and best practices you can use to manage resources effectively. The second part of the course focuses on the Azure Resource Graph, showing how you can use this feature to explore your resources in many powerful ways.
This course dives into the Presentation layer of the OSI model and discusses port traffic. Ports are also known as doors and act as doorways in and out of a network. Understanding how to open or close a port and why is a great asset to have in your knowledge of networking.
In this course, students are introduced to deployment considerations for Microsoft Teams. Module topics include migration planning, networking requirements, guest access, information security, client endpoints, and system monitoring. Microsoft Teams Administrators are expected to understand these concepts to successfully deploy Microsoft Teams and promote rapid adoption within their organizations. Students will practice executing Microsoft Teams environment tasks via both the administrator portal and Windows PowerShell.
This course introduces you to the key components of Office 365 and then focuses on what it takes to move your organization to Office 365. You will spend time learning how to plan an Office 365 deployment.It will also cover the design and planning tools and top to handle on-prem and cloud workloads and have a whole support platform to work based on the business requirements.
When you find yourself building the same kind of script over and over again, things have to change. To go from PowerShell newbie to PowerShell pro requires going from just writing to designing and architecting code. You must know when to create building blocks you can reuses for other purposes. Modules do that just.In this series of demos, you are going to learn not only *how* to build a module but also *when* you should look into building your own module via a real-world project.
In this series of demos, you will get a foundational understanding of running PowerShell 7 and writing simple scripts. You will get all the required tools set up to begin writing scripts. You will also get introduced to the PowerShell 7 console, discover some interesting commands and write your first script.
In this series of demos, you're going to learn how to change up how PowerShell returns output. You will learn about PowerShell's formatting system, how to use various formatting cmdlets and some best practices on when to use formatting cmdlets.
Throughout this series, you've been in the PowerShell console. You've been manually typing in commands, running them and seeing what comes back. That's fine if you need to bang out a quick command to do something simple but the console's going to fall short for more advanced tasks.PowerShell is called a scripting language for a reason - you write scripts with it. What's a script? In PowerShell terms, a script is a combination of commands all working together to be run at one time.A script can be one to thousands of lines long. When PowerShell executes a script, it starts at the top and makes its way down to the bottom until it has run all of the code in the script.
At some point soon in your PowerShell career, there will be a time when you need to reach out to other computers. PowerShell can do some great things on your local computer but has the ability to run any scripts and commands you can run on your local computer on remote computers also.In this series of videos, you're going to learn how to get started with PowerShell's feature called PS Remoting and how to run commands on one or many computers at once.
In this series of demos we will help you to understand the role of objects in PowerShell. You will also learn how to inspect objects as well as create custom objects.
In this series of videos, you will learn about PowerShell providers and PowerShell drives. If you've ever run commands with a noun f Item, you've unknowingly been working with providers all along! You'll see that the filesystem, registry, certificates and more are all represented in a hierarchical fashion using PowerShell drives and how useful this abstraction layer is.
In this lab, you are going to learn all about PowerShell modules. You'll learn the purpose of modules, how to find modules loaded on your computer, install new modules and more! By the end of this lab, you'll be able to manage modules like a pro.
In this series of demos, you will learn about one of the most unique features of the PowerShell language; the PowerShell pipeline. Nearly all shell scripting languages have had pipelines for decades but none that passes objects.
PowerShell is Microsoft’s strategic task automation platform for IT Pros, It is a key component of Microsoft’s overall management strategy. PowerShell consists of a scripting environment, a script development tool (the PowerShell ISE) and a wealth of add-on functionality in the form of modules. PowerShell also ships for down-level systems including Windows 7, 8.1 and Server 2012. This course provides a great foundation to PowerShell. It covers the fundamental aspects of PowerShell and demonstrates the many new and improved features that come with PowerShell Version 3. We also discuss PowerShell V4 and V5.
Most users within an organization spend more time on a wireless Internet connection outside of a corporate connection than ever before. This creates a potential exposure of corporate data on a user’s device, email, or cloud storage, if it is not properly protected and secured. in this episode of Cloud Maker, Dwayne Natwick and Tim Hermie will discuss how Microsoft Defender for Identity and Microsoft Defender for Office 365 services can be used to both protect and educate users about the safety and security of corporate and personal data in the cloud. We will explore how Microsoft protects companies through their vast threat protection database to block potential attacks before they happen.
Welcome to the Running Containers on Azure Course! We'll start off by discussing Microsoft Azure’s managed service offerings for container technologies. We'll then discuss the Azure Container Registry and compare it to other container registry platforms. Next, we’ll go into Azure Container Instances and discuss why and when to use Azure Container Instances followed by how to persist data when running containers in Azure. Finally, we'll cover Azure Kubernetes Service and discuss the advantages that come along with a managed Kubernetes service.
With the current worldwide situation taking place, organizations that traditionally operate in an office environment are forced to move to a remote workforce strategy for business continuity. This change in business creates challenges. This expert talk will provide guidance on planning and executing secure and collaborative capabilities to your mobile workforce.This presentation will provide insight into how to build a secure mobility strategy for your organization. We will discuss the pros and cons for the various mobile access options for your workforce; demonstrate how users can collaborate and stay connected to co-workers, partners, and customers; and how to secure and manage these environments by utilizing the proper licenses and best practices. Demo will be providing on using 365 tools and Teams for collaboration.
This course answers questions on encryption. What encryption is and the different forms it takes in networking. We also discuss certificates and what roles they play in TCP/IP. By encrypting our data, we secure our data. Security plays an ever-important roles in networking today.
Microsoft 365, as a platform, is capable of so much for end-user collaboration and working. Did you also know that it also has lots of features that help you provide not only Security but also meet regulations, as well as control your data flow and access? Too often Security is left to the end of a deployment, and sometimes not even implemented. Then there is that moment when an account is compromised, and you realize what isn't enabled. In this session, we will walk through the Security and Compliance features available within Microsoft 365, and explain how and when to use them. We will also answer the question, what should I use? Why should I use it? And when should it be implemented. At the end of this session, you will be better prepared to deploy security controls and monitoring for your Microsoft 365 Tenant.
This course will discusses the implementation of cloud security in Microsoft 365, in addition to compliance and privacy concerns. You will learn about various identity and security methods as well as discussing the use of Azure Active Directory and AD DS. It will also discuss mobile device and application management and the use of Windows Intune.
To Microservice or not to Microservice, that is the question. When is it right to keep the monolithic solution, and how do you avoid keeping the monolithic application mindset when moving to serverless solutions? In this episode of Cloud Native, Brian Gorman will dive into discussions around the various platform-as-a-service offerings available at Azure to create a well-architected, instrumented, and robust microservices solution using tools like Azure Functions, Azure Logic Apps, Event Grid/Event Hub, ServiceBus Queues and Storage Queues, Storage and shared access tokens, and Data options and solutions. We’ll also talk about Azure App Services, API Management, Security, Identity and Azure active directory, and other critical features you will want to leverage when building out your production-ready serverless solutions.
This course will discuss the various licensing and subscription options available in Microsoft 365. It will also discuss the pricing and models for other cloud services and a comparison between cloud services versus on-premise. Finally, it will look at the process for creating a support request.
This course will mainly cover connectivity. You will learn all about the main protocol that makes networking on the internet and most organizations work. TCP/IP isn’t the only protocol, but it is the most important and most often used. It’s also the main protocol used in in the Network+ certification exam.
For most organizations, cloud adoption is an IT-driven project. However, the reality is that large-scale, successful cloud adoption requires awareness and change from across the organization. From management, to finance, to HR, and business teams, this episode of Thinking Cloudy by Jonathan Tuliani will explain the impact and opportunities associated with cloud adoption from the viewpoint of non-IT teams across the organization.
A major component of the cloud value proposition is the agility it offers. Being able to provision resources in minutes instead of weeks or months enables business to deliver new features and fixes must more quickly, delivering continual improvements in the customer experience. To take advantage of this agility, IT and development teams must radically change the way they work, embracing truly agile development and delivery methodologies. In this episode of Thinking Cloudy, join Jonathan Tuliani for a discussion of his first-hand experience of how an organization can transform from traditional roles to truly agile delivery, and learn about some of the challenges and success strategies associated with this journey.
In this course, you will learn the evolution of computing to cloud computing. The course will guide you through the various types of cloud services, cloud deployment models, and how to understand shared responsibility between the cloud provider and the consumer. This course covers one of the objective areas that help you in preparing for the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals exam.
In this course, you will learn about the Azure service components and products. This course will familiarize you with the Azure geographic regions and zones, resources, and core Azure products, such as compute, app services, networking, containers, storage, and database services. This course covers one of the objective areas that help you in preparing for the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals exam.
This course provides an overview of cloud concepts and platforms. It also discusses benefits and processes for migrating to the cloud. It will also look at different Microsoft Cloud Services and Microsoft 365 service offerings.
Interest in the cloud continues to grow. Many organizations are looking to adopt and migrate applications and data to Azure to reduce capital expenses and costly data centers. As administrators, architects, developers, and engineers, what are you doing to keep up with the accelerated organizational adoption of cloud technologies? How are you determining that your architecture is following best practices? In this episode of Thinking Cloudy, Shannon Kuehn and Dwayne Natwick will explore the Azure Well Architected Framework to help speed up digital transformation.After this discussion, you will have a better idea of how you can build and architect best practice Azure cloud services.
Interest in the cloud continues to grow. Many organizations are looking to adopt and migrate applications and data to Azure to reduce capital expenses and costly data centers. As administrators, architects, developers, and engineers, what are you doing to keep up with the accelerated organizational adoption of cloud technologies? How do you guide your organization toward cloud adoption? In this episode of Thinking Cloudy, Shannon Kuehn and Dwayne Natwick will explore the stages of the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure to help speed up digital transformation.After this discussion, you will have a better idea of how you can build a roadmap to adopting Azure cloud services.
In this episode of Cloud Maker, Dwayne Natwick and Wim Matthyssen will discuss the use of Azure Sentinel as a cloud-native SIEM solution for your organization. We will show how it can be used for monitoring security events in Azure, Microsoft 365, and hybrid networks. We will show how the investigation tools tied to the Microsoft global threat database and artificial intelligence can detect anomalies within the environment that can be identified and rectified to protect the organization.
Microsoft and community members have developed the patterns and practices (PnP) as a way to guide us in the best approaches for working with Share Point and SharePoint Online. Whether you are building custom solutions or just want to manage them better using PowerShell there are components in the PnP for them. In this session we will look at the PnP and how to use it whether we are developing or administrating SharePoint.
In this episode of Think Cloudy, join Jonathan Tuliani for a discussion of the culture changes needed to truly embrace cloud technologies. Many organizations treat cloud adoption as a drop-in technology replacement, and try to manage cloud projects using the same processes that were designed for on-premises IT. We’ll discuss the flaws in this approach, and how a legacy IT mindset drives existing IT processes and attitudes. We’ll then contrast this with a cloud mindset and explain how this mindset shift it is essential to take full advantage of the cost savings, agility, and new scenarios the cloud enables.
In this Expert Talk, join Jonathan to learn why many organizations use the Cloud Center of Excellence (CoE) model to drive their cloud adoption. We’ll discuss the role and responsibilities of the CoE and how the CoE engages with other cloud delivery teams. We’ll also discuss the internal CoE structure, team size and financing model. We’ll close by reviewing some common pitfalls and best practices you can use to help set your CoE up for success.
Why Cloud? Understanding the Cloud Value Proposition
While most organizations are adopting the cloud, they often have different reasons for doing so. In this episode of Thinking Cloudy, Jonathan Tuliani will discuss the different benefits that cloud adoption can bring to an organization. These range from cost savings and cost transparency, to agility and time to market, to security and compliance, to enabling new scenarios through global reach and new technologies such as Big Data and AI. Fully understanding the potential benefits from cloud adoption enables you to better define your short-, medium- and long-term cloud strategy, and align your stakeholders on a shared vision.
The course will educate students on setting up a Windows Server environment, with supporting services and components. It will introduce you to Windows Server, as well as provide an understanding of server hardware and resources. It will also provide the basics of installing, configuring and managing Windows Servers, along with disk storage, device management, services and performance monitoring in windows server.
The course will educate you on setting up a Windows Server services starting with DNS, DHCP, Active Directory and Certificate Services. It will introduce you to basic management of Active Directory Group Policies as well as creating and managing Active Directory objects such as Users and Groups. The course will also cover files and folders such as sharing and NTFS permissions, as well using Print Server capabilities within Windows Server.
This course covers a variety of topics including web services within the internet information server. Hyper-V virtualization, Windows server remote access and administration. The course will not only walk-through installation, but also basic configuration. The course will also walk-through the basics of windows server troubleshooting using out of the box tools as well as the Sysinternals tools provided by Microsoft. Lastly, we will walkthrough a setup of Network Load-balancing and Clustering.
In this session, we’ll dive into Azure’s new desktop and app virtualization offering. We will go over how it can improve your end users’ security and experience, how it can integrate into growing remote working needs, some of the pitfalls and how to avoid them, as well as some of what the future holds and where its going (ie: MSIX more). Also, we will provide a quick demonstration of the user experience and quick deployments of WVD within an Azure subscription.
In this lab, you will learn the basics of authoring and deploying an Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template using Visual Studio 2019 focused on infrastructure as a service (IaaS) technologies. You will author a template that deploys a virtual machine that automatically configures a web server with a sample app as well as a virtual machine with SQL Server and a database for the sample app.
In this lab, you learn the basics of authoring and deploying an Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template using Visual Studio Code, focused on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) technologies. You author a template that deploys a virtual machine, which gets automatically configured as a web server with a sample web app, as well as configuring a second virtual machine which gets configured with SQL Server and a database for the sample app.
Contoso Coffee Ltd., a popular supplier of goods for baristas has decided that its time to move their 15-year-old e-commerce application to the cloud. Nonetheless, their CTO, John Wash, wants to leverage their cloud migration as an opportunity to modernize their core business logic backend as well. Specifically, theyve looked at how they could take advantage of Azure Functions to achieve a higher degree of scalability whenever their application is under high load. That said, whilst technically they could certainly implement the latest and greatest services to achieve the best level of scalability, their current customer portfolio and market share doesnt validate the use of many specific and expensive services. As a result, they are looking to minimize their operational Azure costs during this upgrade.
You have successfully engaged with Contoso Coffee Ltd., a popular supplier of goods for baristas and showcased them a proof-of-concept solution which would both migrate them to the cloud and modernize their backend. Nonetheless, before getting started its of paramount importance to ensure proper security policies are in place to prevent malicious users from taking Contoso Coffees application down.
In this challenge, you will be tasked to build a new web application using Microsoft Azure. These exercises will test your ability to work with a C# Asp.Net Web Application deployed to an Azure App Service. You will leverage your knowledge to integrate Azure storage, the Azure Content Delivery Network, Azure App Configuration, CosmosDb, and Logic Apps. Additional tasks will make sure you are familiar with Application Insights and using telemetry from your applications. Each challenge is validated automatically so you will need to pay close attention to the requirements in each challenge. If you successfully complete all of the challenges during the time frame, you will earn the Azure Developer Fundamentals Certification badge from Skill Me UP, issued via Acclaim.
In this challenge, your lab environment will pre-provisioned with an initial deployment of IaaS resources. You will then be challenged to complete a series of operations tasks on this environment. These include configuring the VM Insights solution and enabling automatic enrollment of virtual machines, using Azure Resource Graph to explore the deployed resources, and building an Azure Monitor Workbook. The lab will validate that each challenge has been completed correctly, so pay close attention to the requirements in each challenge. If you successfully complete all of the challenges during the time allowed, you will earn the Azure Infrastructure Operations Challenge certification badge from Skill Me UP, issued via Acclaim.
As the new IT Professional for Contoso Mortgage, you are responsible for setting up infrastructure in the cloud. Contoso Mortgage has chosen Microsoft Azure as their cloud provider of choice. The closest Azure region to their headquarters is Central US. To try out the service, you have been asked to setup a new highly-available web server in Contoso Mortgages Azure subscription. In this lab, you will be challenged to complete the web server setup through a series of challenges. The lab will validate that each challenge has been completed correctly, so pay close attention to the requirements in each challenge. If you successfully complete all of the challenges during the time allowed, you will earn the Azure Infrastructure Fundamentals Challenge certification badge from Skill Me UP, issued via Acclaim.
In this challenge, you will be tasked to complete a variety of basic Azure administration tasks. These exercises will test your familiarity with the Azure portal and the most commonly-used Azure services. Each challenge is validated automatically so pay close attention to the requirements in each challenge. If you successfully complete all of the challenges during the time frame, you will be earn the Azure 101 Certification badge from Skill Me UP from Acclaim.
Building your First Module Overview When you find yourself building the same kind of script over and over again, things have to change. To go from PowerShell newbie to PowerShell pro requires going from just writing to designing and architecting code. You must know when to create building blocks you can reuses for other purposes. Modules do that just. In this lab, you are going to learn not only how to build a module but also when you should look into building your own module via a real-world project.
Building Your First PowerShell Function Overview In this lab, you will create your first PowerShell function. You will learn not only how to create a function but when you should create a function. You will also learn how to load your functions into a PowerShell session and how to invoke it.
In this lab, you will use the Azure cross-platform CLI tools to learn the fundamentals of creating and managing Azure Virtual Machines. You will start with using the Azure Cloud Shell, and then move on to creating resources such as a virtual network, virtual machines and finally a load balancer to deploy a highly available solution.
In this lab, you will create a Linux virtual machine running in Azure, and connect to it using SSH. You will then delete the virtual machine, and clean up associated resources.
In this lab, you will create a Windows virtual machine running in Azure, and connect to it using Remote Desktop. You will then delete the virtual machine, and clean up associated resources.
In this lab, you will learn how to use the Azure PowerShell cmdlets to deploy a pre-built Azure Resource Manager template.This template leverages the PowerShell DSC Custom script extension to automatically configure the virtual machines that are defined in the template.
In this lab, an AKS cluster is deployed using the Azure CLI. A multi-container application consisting of web front end and a Redis instance is then run on the cluster. Once completed, the application is accessible over the internet.
In this lab, you learn about the different capabilities of Azure NetworkWatcher. The lab starts from the initial steps of enabling Azure Network Watcher in multiple Azure regions and deploying the Azure Network Watcher Virtual Machine extension to several VMs that are already deployed in your subscription. You learn how to use Azure Network Watcher Topology, you will then execute a network packet capture from the Azure Portal and PowerShell, and learn how to interpret and analyze the contents of a capture file by using different tools. Then you will move over to using IP Flow Verify and NetworkSecurity Group View features of Azure Network Watcher. In the last exercises, you will review the VPN Diagnostics capability. This lab pre-provisions several virtual machines used during the lab and will take 30-40 minutes before it is ready for use.
In this lab, you will learn how to deploy a Windows Server Active Directory forest. After you have deployed the AD forest, you will learn how to create users, groups, and organizational units, and then join client computers to the AD domain, and wrap up the lab by configuring group policy for the domain.
In this lab, an Azure Virtual Machine disk will be encrypted. You will deploy a VM into Azure that is not encrypted, obtain and run the Azure Disk Encryption Prerequisites Azure PowerShell script, and you will then encrypt your virtual machine.
In this lab, you will create a virtual network, network security groups and an application security group. From there you will associate several security rules and then create several virtual machines associated with them to test filtering network traffic.
In this lab, you will create a virtual network that will allow the virtual machines you create to securely connect with each other. You will then create two virtual machines and specify the virtual network configuration and the availability set configuration along with storage for the virtual machine.
In this lab, you will practice using Azure Policy and Azure Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) to implement some simple governance scenarios in Azure. You will use Azure Policy to apply a permitted locations rule to an Azure resource group, and RBAC to grant permissions to a new user. You will also create and assign a custom RBAC role.
In this lab, you will practice introductory concepts in managing Azure with PowerShell. You will learn to manage subscriptions, create resources, view resources, tag resources, and view resource tags. You will finally learn to delete resources.
In this lab, you will create an Azure Web App and a SQL Database and configure the popular content management system (CMS) Orchard CMS. You will then configure the web app to automatically scale based on actual CPU usage.
In this lab, you will learn the basics of navigating the Linux operating system. You will learn core concepts such as using the help system, navigating the file system and using common tools like to manage files and directories.This lab automatically deploys multiple virtual machines that you will use as part of the lab and will take between 3 to 5 minutes to fully provision.
This lab is designed to help you become familiar with several features of Microsoft Azure Log Analytics. You will learn how to setup a Log Analytics workspace and install the agent on several VMs. From there, you will configure data sources from Azure as well as diagnostic data from the VMs and learn the fundamentals of querying data and events using the Log Analytics query language.This lab pre-provisions several resources in Microsoft Azure and will take 15-20 minutes to start before it is ready.
Implement and manage device and application protection Overview In this lab, you will configure and manage the various services within Windows Defender. This includes configuration of Application Guard and Exploit Guard. In addition, you will configure secure boot and device encryption.
Implement and manage Office 365 ATP and Azure Sentinel Overview In this lab, you will configure Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection and connect it to Azure Sentinel. You will utilize Attack Simulator to conduct simulated attacks. In addition, you will configure playbooks, monitor, and respond to threats within Azure Sentinel.
Implement and manage Privileged Identity Management Overview In this lab, you will implement and configure Azure Privilege Identity Management roles, manage Azure PIM role assignments, and audit user PIM roles.
Skill Me Up has a number of multi-tier applications that are not suitable to run by using Azure Container Instances. In order to determine whether they can be run as containerized workloads, you want to evaluate using Kubernetes as the container orchestrator. To further minimize management overhead, you want to test Azure Kubernetes Service, including its simplified deployment experience and scaling capabilities.
In this lab, you will evaluate the use of Azure Web apps for hosting Skill Me Ups web sites, hosted currently in the companys on-premises data centers. The web sites are running on Windows servers using PHP runtime stack. You will also determine how you can implement DevOps practices by leveraging Azure web apps deployment slots.
Implement M365 Data Loss Prevention and Advanced Information Protection Overview This lab focus on setting up Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Azure Information Protection (AIP). This will include configuring, monitoring, and managing DLP, implementing AIP and Information Rights Management (IRM), configuring classification labeling for data, and configuring IRM and policies for users and data. Note: This lab provisions a new Microsoft 365 tenant and so will take 10-20 minutes to provision.
Implement M365 Security and Threat management Overview In this lab, you will implement and configure the advanced threat detection and cloud app security services that are available in Microsoft 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security subscriptions. This will include implementing and configuring cloud app security for third party cloud services, implementing threat management, implementing Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), configuring and managing Azure AD Identity Protection and alerts, and configure and manage Microsoft 365 security alerts.
Implement mobile device management and Access policies Overview In this lab, you will configure, enroll, and manage devices into mobile device management. You will also configure and manage conditional access policies, device profiles with application access policies, and plan and deploy Windows 10 Enterprise security features.
In this lab you will learn how to create, publish and assign an Azure Blueprint. You will also learn how to update a Blueprint draft, publish additional Blueprint versions, and update a Blueprint assignment.In addition, this lab will explore Blueprint locks and how they are implemented by the Blueprints service.This lab also shows how to export your Blueprint as JSON files, and how to edit these files to configure deployment dependencies and to streamline Blueprint parameters.In this lab, you will assign your Blueprint using a user-assigned Managed Identity. This provides you with full control over the Azure RBAC permissions used for Blueprint assignment. It also avoids the need for the user to have have subscription Owner permissions, which are required when using system-assigned Managed Identity.
In this lab, you will configure Azure Site Recovery (ASR) to protect a sample n-tier application by configuring replication from the source Azure region to a target Azure region. Once the initial replication has completed and the application is protected, you will perform a test fail over and validate application functionality. Finally, you will accomplish the cleanup of the test failover resources.Note: This lab pre-deploys several resources and will take 30-45 minutes to start.
You are the system administrator for Adatum Corporation, and you have Microsoft 365 deployed in a virtualized lab environment. In this lab, you will manage user devices using Intune. In this lab, you will learn how to enable device management using Microsoft Intune, configure automatic client enrollment, setup mobile device management policies, enroll a Windows 10 device, and finally understand how to manage and monitor a device in Intune.This lab supports Pausing so you can stop and start the lab at a later time.
Azure Container Instances enables deployment of Docker containers onto Azure infrastructure without provisioning any virtual machines or adopting any higher-level service. In this tutorial, you build a small web application in Node.js and package it in a container that can be run using Azure Container Instances.
In this lab, you will create an Azure Traffic Manager profile, and use it to distribute traffic between 3 Azure Web App endpoints deployed to different global locations. You will learn how to use the Azure portal to configure the different ways in which Traffic Manager distributes traffic between endpoints. You will alsoconfigure endpoint health checks and test endpoint failover, as used for high-availability applications.