Manage Azure Subscriptions and Resources
Lecture
Peter De Tender
Intermediate
3 h 53 m
2019-02-20
Lecture Overview

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 Overview
  • Monitor Subscription Resources
  • Azure Cost Management and Optimization

Because 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.

Lecture Modules
This module 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.
In this module, we'll review Azure operations and the current monitoring landscape. You will learn about the monitoring tools in Azure including Azure Monitor. You will also be introduced to metrics, log analytics, and the core concepts of troubleshooting Azure infrastructure with Azure Alerts.
In this module, you will learn how Azure is billed, how to track and report your costs, how to understand and calculate Azure prices and how to take advantage of various billing programs and Azure features to optimize your costs to reduce your bill.
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