Microsoft Azure cloud – Beginner Bootcamp (Updated Jun 2019)
A course with 12 sections with each section dedicated to Azure overview, storage, network, compute, App services, databases, Analytics, IoT, Integration, Security, Monitoring and tools.
V2.4 06/2019: Azure Monitoring section has been completely redone with latest developments in Azure.
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Microsoft Azure is the fastest growing cloud platform in the world. This course is designed to help you to build strong foundation in Microsoft Azure. No prior Azure experience required. This course has been designed with an architectural approach.
In the first overview section of the course, I will introduce you to inner workings of Azure and take you through all key azure services at high level.
Once overview is completed, we will deep dive into following layers of Azure service areas with several hands lab demonstrations.
Storage – Introduction to Azure storage services architecture; Storage account & Blob storage configuration using Azure portal; introduction to Azure file share and how to mount file share on a VM; Introduction to Azure tables, queues and disk storage; five layers of Azure storage security; Storage monitoring using Azure portal.
Network – Introduction of Azure network architecture; Creation of Virtual network, Network security groups, NIC, UDR; Introduction to Load balancer, Application Gateway; Introduction to VPN gateway and different connectivity options.
Compute – Introduction to compute building blocks; Virtual machine creation, storage, availability sets, VM scale sets & auto scaling; Taking backup of VM and security and monitoring of Virtual machines; Cloud service creation; Service fabric cluster creation.
App services – Introduction to Azure app services building blocks; Creating and managing web apps, mobile apps, API apps; Auto scaling of app services; Securing and monitoring of App services; High level overview of Azure notification hub, mobile engagement, Content delivery network, media services and Azure search.
Databases – Introduction to Azure database services building blocks; Creating and managing Azure SQL database; Configuration of firewall rules, Azure active directory admin, Active Geo replication; Overview of SQL managed instance; Walkthrough of five layers of security; Azure SQL database monitoring; Overview & creation of COSMOS database; Overview and creation of Azure data factory; Overview of SQL stretch and SQL data warehouse.
Deliver Big Data Solution on Azure – Introduction to Azure Analytics services; Introduction to Data Lake Store; Creation of Data Lake Store; Migrate the data from SQL Database into Data Lake store using Data Factory; Introduction to Azure HDInsight; Process the data in blob storage using Azure HDInsight hive query; Introduction to Data Bricks; Use Data Bricks to process data from data lake store; Migrate data into SQL Data warehouse using data factory; Introduction to Power BI, Data Explorer and Data Catalog and lab demos on how to create and manage them.
Deliver Application Integration on Azure – Introduction to Azure Integration services; Introduction to Azure Logic Apps; Creation of Logic app to process incoming JSON message; Introduction to Azure functions; Create an Azure function and trigger from logic app; Introduction to Azure service bus; Create service bus queue and insert message into service bus from logic app; Introduction to on-premise data gateway; Access file system in Azure VM from logic app via data gateway; Introduction to Enterprise Integration pack; Develop logic app and validate XML using integration account; Introduction to Event Grid.
Internet of things (IoT) – Walkthrough of IoT Building blocks; Introduction to Event Hub; Creation of Event Hub and post events; Introduction to IoT Hub; Creation of IoT Hub and apply device configuration to devices; Send messages into IoT Hub using simulated device; Overview of IoT Hub communication; Configure message routing in IoT hub; Introduction to Stream Analytics; End to end event flow from simulated device to Power BI; Trigger an Azure function from Stream Analytics; Overview of Azure IoT Edge, Device provisioning services, IoT Central, IoT Solution accelerators; Introduction to Azure Time series Insights; View event data using Azure Time series insights explorer.
Security – Introduction to Azure security related services; Introduction to Azure active directory and configure user settings. Introduction to Role Based Access Control; Creation of custom roles and dynamic groups; Introduction to conditional based access policies and implement location based conditional access policy; Introduction to Azure policies and implement them; Introduction to Security Centre and implement preventive measures; Introduction to Azure Key vault and access secret securely from Azure web app.
Monitoring & Diagnostics – Introduction to Azure Monitoring & Diagnostic services, Azure monitor, Activity logs, metrics, Alerts and Autoscale; Monitor metrics and configure activity log alert using Azure monitor. Introduction to Azure monitor logs; configure data sources, view logs, configure log search alerts and import different monitoring solution; , Introduction to Application Insights and monitor apps using application map, smart detection and live metric stream.
Tools – Azure power shell, Azure REST APIs, ARM Templates, Storage explorer, Storage emulator
This course contains both theory lectures ( slides are attached to download for reference) and a significant number of hands-on demos that helps you in gaining hands-on experience in key Azure services. This course help you in laying strong basic foundation in preparation of Microsoft Azure certifications.
Microsoft Azure is a constantly evolving platform and I will be keep close watch on Azure announcements and add new demos wherever possible.
So, start taking this course and put yourself in high demand in the world of IT and command higher salary!!!
Some of the reviews we got in the last three months:
” This is an excellent course for anyone looking to learn Azure. Instructor is organized, systematic, and meticulous in how he presents the course material. The combination of theory and labs works very well (I’d like to add in my case I found the labs especially helpful in real-life scenarios in addition to the other real-world insights and suggestions). This course has helped me immensely to learn and start working with Azure. Thank you Mr. Rudra!”
“Absolutely loved the course ..came here with no prior knowledge . Now i’m very happy with the knowledge and confidence i have received from the course .. Good option for beginners”
“He has excellent knowledge about the azure. if we do the course well it will be more than enough to crack the interview. i would suggest he should add labs about Azure Devops too then it will be a complete course.”
“Excellent course with lots of practical demos. The trainer is very supportive in answering questions. One of the best tutorial I’ve ever seen in Udemy.“.
Introduction to course
In this lecture, i will explain about key outcomes you will achieve by taking this course, scope of the course and how each section of the course is structured.
Azure Services overview
By the end of this lecture, you will understand basics of cloud computing, benefits of cloud computing, types of cloud computing, types of cloud services and different cloud offerings from Azure
By the end of this lecture, you will understand about inner workings of Azure, and how Azure infrastructure is structured and managed.
By the end of this lecture, you will understand how resources are structured & organised in Azure and also access management works in Azure at high level.
By the end of this lecture, you will learn about Azure services offered in different areas at a very high level.
By the end of this lab demo, you will become familiarised with Azure portal, how to create resources, how to view costs etc.
Test your high level knowledge about Azure Services
Azure Storage Services
By the end of this lecture, you will gain understanding of key storage services offered in Azure.
By the end of this lecture, you will know what is storage account, storage account types, access tiers, performance tiers, and storage replication options.
By the end of this lab, you will be able to create Azure storage account using Azure portal and understand different settings associated with the same.
By the end of this lecture. you will know about blob storage concepts, its use cases, types of blobs, naming conventions, metadata of the blobs and snapshots.
By the end of this lecture, you will know how to create a container in storage account and upload a blob into the same using Azure portal and view different settings associated with blob and container.
By the end of this lecture, you will know about storage firewall rules, custom domain limitations, Content delivery network config and other key configuration areas of Azure storage account and blob.
By the end of this lecture, you will know how to configure custom domain for your storage account.
By the end of this lecture, you will get an understanding of five layers of Azure storage security.
By the end of this lecture, you will know how to configure five layers of data security of Azure storage using Azure portal.
By the end of this lecture, you will gain understanding of Azure file storage concepts, access methods and transfer methods.
By the end of this lab, you will be able to create Azure fileshare using Azure portal, and mount the same on a virtual machine in Azure.
By the end of this lecture, You will know about Azure table storage, its concepts and when to use the same. Also, you will have basic understanding of Azure queue service.
By the end of this lecture, you will gain understanding of Azure disk storage, disk types, unmanaged and managed disks and taking backup of disks.
By the end of this lecture, you will gain understanding of Storage analytics, metrics and logging.
By the end of this lab, you will be able to monitor metrics and enable logging on a storage account.
By the end of this lecture, you will learn about storage explorer, storage emulator, Server & Cloud explorer and Azure storage client library.
By the end of this lab demo, you will be able to use storage explorer to manage storage resources.
Test your knowledge in Azure Storage Service
Azure Network Services
In this lecture, I explained about different building blocks of Azure network services and how all fit together to deliver a networking solution
In this lecture, I explained what is Azure virtual network and also explain about the key capabilities of the same
In this lab I have shown how to create a virtual network using azure portal, take you through some of the key configuration setting and finally create subnets within the VNet
In this lecture, i explained about Network Security Group (NSG), about Inbound rules, Outbound rules, rule prioritisation and default rules
In this lab, I have shown how to create a NSG and create inbound/outbound rules and finally apply the same at subnet level
In this lab, i have shown how to create two web servers and deploy them into Webservers subnet. install IIS on each of this server and text whether network security group rules we have defined in the earlier is working properly or not
In this lecture, I will introduce you to the concepts of network interfaces, route tables and VNet peering
In this lab, I have shown how to create a user defined route to route the traffic destined to a subnet via LAN routing appliance
In this lab, I have shown how to peer two virtual networks in the same region using Azure portal
In this lecture, I explained about public and private IP addresses and what azure resources can have the same. I will also explain about static and dynamic IP configuration
In this lecture, I have shown how to disable public IP address, where you can change IP address mode (dynamic & static) and configure a domain name for your public IP address
In this lecture, I have explained about different scenarios of VNets & Subnets design patterns and Subnets and NSGs design patterns
In this lecture, I provided a brief introduction to Load balancer, Application gateway and Traffic manager
In this lecture, I explained about different components and features of the load balancer, types of health probes and Azure availability sets.
In this lab, I will show you how to create an availability set and deploy two web servers in the same. I will install IIS on the web servers and disassociate the public IP addresses. Basically I am preparing the ground work for the next lab.
In this lab, I have shown how to create and configure the load balancer to distribute the traffic evenly to two web servers we have created in the earlier lab.
In this lecture, I explained about different network connectivity scenarios, VPN gateways cross premise connectivity scenarios.
Azure Compute Services
By the end of this lecture, you will gain good understanding of Azure compute building blocks classification such as Virtual machines, storage, extensions, monitoring, Azure backup and recovery etc.
By the end of this lecture, you will know the ways of deploying virtual machines, configuration choices you make and also different types and sizes of VMs.
By the end of this lab, you will be able to create Azure virtual machine using Azure portal and understand how to carry out key activities.
By the end of this lab, you will be able to create Azure virtual machine using Azure PowerShell cmdlets.
By the end of this lecture, you will know type of disks, performance tiers, storage encryption available in Azure
By the end of this lecture, you will be able to choose managed disks when creating virtual machines, convert disk storage from standard to premium and also take a snapshot of the virtual machine.
By the end of this lecture, you will gain understanding of Availability sets, Availability zones and storage availability options.
By the end of this lecture, you will be able to create availability set using Azure portal and also deploy virtual machines into availability set and view in which fault and update domain those virtual machines has been deployed into.
In this lecture, I have explained about virtual machine scale sets and auto scaling.
By the end of this lecture, You will be able to create virtual machine scale sets and configure metric based and schedule based auto scaling.
By the end of this lab, you will be able to test auto scaling configuration of Virtual machine scale sets.
By the end of this lab, You how how Azure backup works and the key components of Azure Backup.
By the end of this lecture, you will be able to take the backup of virtual machine and also restore the VM by selecting restoration point.
By the end of this lecture, you will know the key security services that you can use to secure your virtual machines.
By the end of this lecture, You will be able to provide access to VM to a user and also create managed service identity for the VM and provide access to that identity to different Azure resources.
By the end of this lecture, you will know how to monitor virtual machines using activity logs, metrics, diagnostics, alerts and know different options you have for advanced monitoring.
By the end of this lecture, you will be able to use different azure features such as activity logs, metrics, alerts, diagnostics etc to monitor azure virtual machines
By the end of this lecture, you will know Azure cloud service, Cloud service roles and different config settings associated with cloud service.
By the end of this lecture, you will be able to create cloud service using Azure portal and publish web application into cloud service using visual studio
By the end of this lecture, you will gain knowledge about micro services application, service fabric infrastructure/application/system services components.
By the end of this lecture, you will be able to create a secure service fabric cluster using Azure portal.
By the end of this lecture, you will be able to create a service fabric application using Visual studio and publish the same into Service fabric cluster.
Azure App Services
By the end of this lecture, you will know key building blocks of Azure app services and how they aid in delivering an end to end solution.
By the end of this lecture, you will understand what is app service plan, different pricing tiers and web apps.
By the end of this lecture, You will be able to create an app service plan using Azure portal and understand key configuration features of the same.
By the end of this lecture, you will be able to create a web app using Azure portal and understand the key settings that you can configure using Azure portal.
By the end of this lecture, you will know how to publish asp.net application into Azure web app using Visual Studio.
By the end of this lecture, you will understand about Azure mobile apps, mobile backend end service development, client side SDK and offline data sync.
By the end of this lecture, you will be able to create a mobile backend service using Azure portal, configure a database connection, create a table using easy tables and finally download the sample code and test the same.
By the end of this lecture, you will gain understanding of Azure notification hub and Azure mobile engagement.
By the end of this lecture, you will know about API apps and API management and different capabilities of the same.
By the end of this lecture, you will be able to create an API app using Azure portal, create an API using visual studio and publish into Azure api app and enable swagger UI for the same. You will also able to view swagger metadata.
By the end of this lecture, you will be able to create API management using azure portal, understand different features associated with API management.
By the end of this lecture, you will understand Azure backup and different ways you can autoscale your app service.
By the end of this lecture, you will be able to scale up your app service and scale out app service based on a schedule.
By the end of this lecture, you will understand different security features of Azure app service.
By the end of this lecture, you will know different ways to monitor your Azure app services.
By the end of this lecture, you will be able to use different features available in Azure portal to monitor Azure app services.
By the end of this lecture, you will understand about content delivery network, CDN profiles & CDN endpoints and CDN caching rules.
By the end of this lecture, you will understand about media services, different concepts of the same, different scenarios of video delivery using media services. You will gain a very high level knowledge on Azure search also.
Azure Database services
By the end of this lecture, you will gain understanding of key building blocks of Azure database services
By the end of this lecture, you will understand about different deployment models, purchasing models, service tiers with respect to Azure SQL database. Also, you will gain understanding of SQL logical server and elastic pools.
By the end of this lecture, you will be able to create SQL logical server and SQL database in Azure using Azure portal and gain understanding of key configuration areas of the same.
By the end of this lecture, you will gain understanding of Firewall & virtual network rules, Active-Geo replication, Failover groups and database backup.
By the end of this lecture, you will able to configure firewall and network rules, set azure active directory admin, use query editor and configure Active-Geo replication.
By the end of this lecture, you will gain understanding of Azure SQL managed instance, its structure and communication patterns.