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Microsoft Azure cloud – Beginner Bootcamp (Updated Jun 2019)

The most comprehensive Azure course with lots of lab demonstrations showing how to create and configure Azure services
Instructor:
Varma Rudra
7,951 students enrolled
English
An overall understanding of Microsoft Azure services and start using Azure
Gain hands on experience in creating storage accounts and using blob, table and file storage services
Creation and configuration of Virtual networks, Network Security Groups, User defined routes and Azure load balancer
Creation and configuration of Virtual machines, Availability sets, Scale sets, Azure backup, Cloud Service, Service Fabric
Creation and configuration of Azure web apps, Mobile apps, API apps, App service Backup, monitoring and integrate with AAD
Creation and configuration of Azure SQL database, firewall rules, COSMOS DB, Data factory etc.
Creation and configuration of Data Lake store, Data Bricks, Data Explorer, Power BI, Data Catalog etc.
Creation and configuration of Azure logic apps, Functions, Service bus, On-premise data gateway, Integration account etc.
Creation and configuration of Event hub, IoT hub, Stream Analytics, Time Series Insights etc.
An overall understanding of security controls that you can apply to secure workload in Azure

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.

See the latest reviews we got at the bottom of the page.

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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

1
Introduction to the 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

1
Introduction to Cloud Computing

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

2
Introduction to Microsoft Azure and its inner workings

By the end of this lecture, you will understand about inner workings of Azure, and how Azure infrastructure is structured and managed.

3
Introduction to Microsoft Azure resources structure

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.

4
10,000 feet view of Azure services

By the end of this lecture, you will learn about Azure services offered in different areas at a very high level.

5
Lab demo: Azure portal overview

By the end of this lab demo, you will become familiarised with Azure portal, how to create resources, how to view costs etc.

6
Azure Services overview

Test your high level knowledge about Azure Services

Azure Storage Services

1
Introduction to Azure storage services building blocks

By the end of this lecture, you will gain understanding of key storage services offered in Azure.

2
Overview of Azure storage accounts

By the end of this lecture, you will know what is storage account, storage account types, access tiers, performance tiers, and storage replication options.

3
Lab demo: Create and configure Azure storage account using Azure portal

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.

4
Overview of Azure blob storage

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.

5
Lab demo : Create a container and upload a blob into container and access it

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.

6
Overview of Storage account and blob configuration

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.

7
Lab demo: Configure custom domain for storage account

By the end of this lecture, you will know how to configure custom domain for your storage account.

8
Azure storage security overview

By the end of this lecture, you will get an understanding of five layers of Azure storage security.

9
Lab demo: Walkthrough of Azure security features using Azure portal

By the end of this lecture, you will know how to configure five layers of data security of Azure storage using Azure portal.

10
Introduction to Azure file storage

By the end of this lecture, you will gain understanding of Azure file storage concepts, access methods and transfer methods.

11
Lab demo: Create a file storage and Implement quotas for the same

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.

12
Overview of Azure table and queue storage

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.

13
Overview of Azure disk storage

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.

14
Azure storage monitoring overview

By the end of this lecture, you will gain understanding of Storage analytics, metrics and logging.

15
Lab demo: Monitor logs & metrics using Azure portal and Azure storage explorer

By the end of this lab, you will be able to monitor metrics and enable logging on a storage account.

16
Overview of tools available to manage Azure storage resources

By the end of this lecture, you will learn about storage explorer, storage emulator, Server & Cloud explorer and Azure storage client library.

17
Lab demo: Manage Azure storage resources using storage explorer

By the end of this lab demo, you will be able to use storage explorer to manage storage resources.

18
Important azure storage service resources for reading
19
Azure Storage Services

Test your knowledge in Azure Storage Service

Azure Network Services

1
Introduction to Azure network services architecture

In this lecture, I explained about different building blocks of Azure network services and how all fit together to deliver a networking solution

2
Azure Virtual Network definition & capabilities

In this lecture, I explained what is Azure virtual network and also explain about the key capabilities of the same

3
Lab: Create a virtual network & subnets using Azure portal

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

4
Introduction to Network Security groups

In this lecture, i explained about Network Security Group (NSG), about Inbound rules, Outbound rules, rule prioritisation and default rules

5
Lab: Create a network security group & inbound/outbound rules using Azure portal

In this lab, I have shown how to create a NSG and create inbound/outbound rules and finally apply the same at subnet level

6
Lab: Create two web servers and deploy them into subnets and test NSG rules

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

7
Introduction to Network interfaces, Route tables and VNet peering

In this lecture, I will introduce you to the concepts of network interfaces, route tables and VNet peering

8
Lab: Create a user defined route to route traffic via network appliance

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

9
Lab: Carry out peering of two virtual networks in the same region

In this lab, I have shown how to peer two virtual networks in the same region using Azure portal

10
IP Address configuration

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

11
Lab: IP address configuration using Azure portal

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

12
VNets, Subnets and NSG design patterns

In this lecture, I have explained about different scenarios of VNets & Subnets design patterns and Subnets and NSGs design patterns

13
Introduction to Load Balancer, Application gateway and Traffic manager

In this lecture, I provided a brief introduction to Load balancer, Application gateway and Traffic manager

14
Azure load balancer walkthrough

In this lecture, I explained about different components and features of the load balancer, types of health probes and Azure availability sets.

15
Lab: Internet load balancing using Azure load balancer - Part 1

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.

16
Lab: Internet load balancing using Azure load balancer - Part 2

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.

17
Introduction to VPN Gateway and connectivity scenarios

In this lecture, I explained about different network connectivity scenarios, VPN gateways cross premise connectivity scenarios.

18
Azure Network

Azure Compute Services

1
Azure compute services building blocks overview

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.

2
Virtual machines deployment options, configuration choices & sizes

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.

3
Lab: Creation of Azure virtual machine using Azure portal

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.

4
Lab: Creation of Virtual machine using Azure powershelgl cmdlets

By the end of this lab, you will be able to create Azure virtual machine using Azure PowerShell cmdlets.

5
Overview of Azure VM storage

By the end of this lecture, you will know type of disks, performance tiers, storage encryption available in Azure 

6
Lab: Managed & Unmanaged disks, Changing performance tiers and taking snapshots

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.

7
Introduction of availability sets, zones and storage availability

By the end of this lecture, you will gain understanding of Availability sets, Availability zones and storage availability options.

8
Lab: Creation of an Availability set and deploying virtual machines into it

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.

9
Overview of Virtual machine scale sets

In this lecture, I have explained about virtual machine scale sets and auto scaling.

10
Lab: Scaling of Azure virtual machines in virtual machines scale set - Part 1

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.

11
Lab: Scaling of Azure virtual machines in virtual machines scale set - Part 2

By the end of this lab, you will be able to test auto scaling configuration of Virtual machine scale sets.

12
Overview of Azure Backup

By the end of this lab, You how how Azure backup works and the key components of Azure Backup.

13
Lab: Taking a backup of a VM using Azure backup and restoring the same

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.

14
Overview of Azure VM security

By the end of this lecture, you will know the key security services that you can use to secure your virtual machines.

15
Lab: Walkthorugh of RBAC of Azure VM and managed service identity

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.

16
Overview of Azure VM monitoring

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.

17
Lab: Walkthrough of Azure VM metrics and configure an activity log alert

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

18
Introduction to Azure cloud service

By the end of this lecture, you will know Azure cloud service, Cloud service roles and different config settings associated with cloud service.

19
Lab demo: Creation of cloud service using Azure portal and visual studio

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

20
Introduction to Azure Service Fabric

By the end of this lecture, you will gain knowledge about micro services application, service fabric infrastructure/application/system services components.

21
Lab demo: Create a secure service fabric cluster using Azure portal

By the end of this lecture, you will be able to create a secure service fabric cluster using Azure portal.

22
Lab demo: Create a service fabric application and publish the same SF cluster

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.

23
Azure Compute

Azure App Services

1
Introduction to Azure App service building blocks

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.

2
App service plan overview

By the end of this lecture, you will understand what is app service plan, different pricing tiers and web apps.

3
Lab demo: Create App Service plan and walkthrough of key features

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.

4
Lab demo: Create an Azure Web App using portal and walthorugh of key features

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.

5
Lab demo: Deploying an application into Azure web app from visual studio

By the end of this lecture, you will know how to publish asp.net application into Azure web app using Visual Studio.

6
Introduction to Azure mobile apps

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.

7
Lab demo - Create a mobile backend using portal and consume from Android app

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.

8
Introduction to Azure notification hub and Mobile engagement

By the end of this lecture, you will gain understanding of Azure notification hub and Azure mobile engagement.

9
Introduction to API Apps & API management

By the end of this lecture, you will know about API apps and API management and different capabilities of the same.

10
Lab demo: Create an API app using portal and publish an API using Visual Studio

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.

11
Lab demo: Creation of API management and walkthrough of key features

By the end of this lecture, you will be able to create API management using azure portal, understand different features associated with API management.

12
Introduction to Azure app service backup and scaling

By the end of this lecture, you will understand Azure backup and different ways you can autoscale your app service.

13
Lab demo: Scale up of App service & Scale out of App service based on schedule

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.

14
Introduction to App Service security

By the end of this lecture, you will understand different security features of Azure app service.

15
Lab demo: Enable authentication with Azure active directory for web application
16
Introduction to App Service monitoring

By the end of this lecture, you will know different ways to monitor your Azure app services.

17
Lab demo: Walkthrough of monitoring features of Azure app service

By the end of this lecture, you will be able to use different features available in Azure portal to monitor Azure app services.

18
Introduction of Content distribution network

By the end of this lecture, you will understand about content delivery network, CDN profiles & CDN endpoints and CDN caching rules.

19
Introduction to Media services and Search

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.

20
Azure App Service

Azure Database services

1
Introduction to Azure database services building blocks.

By the end of this lecture, you will gain understanding of key building blocks of Azure database services

2
Azure SQL Database overview

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.

3
Lab demo: Creation of Azure SQL database using Azure portal

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.

4
Azure SQL Database configuration overview

By the end of this lecture, you will gain understanding of Firewall & virtual network rules, Active-Geo replication, Failover groups and database backup.

5
Lab demo: Configuration of firewall rules & Active geo replication

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.

6
Azure SQL managed instance overview

By the end of this lecture, you will gain understanding of Azure SQL managed instance, its structure and communication patterns.

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