Introduction to Microsoft Azure for IT Professionals


This course provides the underlying knowledge required by all individuals who will be evaluating Microsoft Azure, whether they are administrators, developers, or database administrators. This course also provides the prerequisite knowledge for students wishing to attend Course 20532D: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions, or Course 20533D: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.

During this course, you will be introduced to the principles of cloud computing and will become familiar how these principles have been implemented in Microsoft Azure. You will walk through the process of implementing the core Azure infrastructure, consisting of virtual networks and storage and learn how to create the most common Azure services, including Azure virtual machines (VMs), Web Apps, and SQL Databases. You will conclude the course by describing features of Azure AD and methods of integrating it with on-premises Active Directory.


02 days


After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Cloud computing, Azure, and Azure subscriptions
  • Use Azure PowerShell, the Azure Software Development Kit (SDK), and the Azure command-line interface (CLI) to manage Azure subscriptions.
  • Create and configure virtual machines in Azure, and manage their disks
  • Create and configure an Azure virtual network
  • Create, manage, and configure cloud storage in Azure
  • Use Azure SQL Database to create, configure, and manage SQL databases
  • Create and manage Azure AD
Intended Audience:
  • Developers who want to evaluate creating Azure solutions.
  • Windows Server administrators who want to evaluate the migration of on-premises Active Directory roles and services to the cloud.
  • IT professionals who want to evaluate the use of Azure to host websites and mobile app back-end services.
  • Database administrators who want to evaluate the use of Azure to host SQL databases.



Before attending this course, students must have a background in IT. In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

  • Understanding of how to deploy websites
  • A basic understanding of virtualization
  • A basic understanding of Active Directory concepts, including domains, users, and domain controllers
  • A basic understanding of database concepts, including tables and simple queries
Course outlines:

1.   Getting Started with Microsoft Azure 

  • What is Cloud Computing
  • What is Azure
  • Managing Azure
  • Subscription Management and Billing

2.   Microsoft Azure management tools

  • What is Azure PowerShell
  • The Azure SDK and the Azure CLI
  1. 3.   Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure 
  • Create and Configure Virtual Machines
  • Configure Azure VM in Azure

4.   Azure Web Apps 

  • Creating and configuring Azure web apps 
  • Deploying and Monitoring web apps

5.   Implementing Azure networking 

  • Getting started with Azure networking
  • Getting started with Azure Load Balancer

6.   Introduction Azure Storage and Data Services 

  • Understanding Azure Storage options
  • Creating and managing storage
  • Understanding options for relational database deployments
  • Creating and connecting to Azure SQL databases

7.   Introduction to containers and serverless computing in Azure

  • Implementing Windows and Linux containers in Azure
  • Introduction to Azure serverless computing

8.   Configuring and Managing Azure Active Directory (AD)

  • Overview of Azure AD
  • Manage Azure AD Authentication

1.      Use the Microsoft Azure Portal

  • Customize the Azure Portal Interface
  • View Billing, Usage, and Quotas Data

2.      Use Microsoft Azure management tools

  • Azure PowerShell modules
  • Use the Azure CLI

3.      Creating a Virtual Machine

  • Create a Virtual Machine from the Azure Portal by using an Azure Marketplace image
  • Verify the functionality of the Virtual Machine
  • Configure storage of a Virtual Machine

4.      Creating and managing Azure web apps

  • Create and Configure an Azure web app
  • Deploy and monitor Azure web apps

5.      Creating and Configuring Virtual Networks

  • Create Virtual Networks
  • Creating an Azure load balancer

6.      Configure Azure Storage

  • Creating and configuring an Azure Storage Account
  • Creating and Managing Blobs

7.      Creating a SQL Database in Azure

  • Create a New SQL Database in Azure and Configure SQL Server Firewall Rules
  • Manage content of an Azure SQL by using SQL Server Management Studio

8.      Implementing containers on Azure VMs

  • Implementing Docker hosts on Azure VMs
  • Deploying containers to Azure VMs
  • Deploying multi-container applications with Docker Compose to Azure VMs

9.      Create and manage Azure Active Directory

  • Create and manage Azure AD tenants, domains, and users
  • Manage Azure AD authentication and authorization
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