Microsoft MCSA: Cloud Platform & MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) - Only 10 Days

Seven reasons why you should sit your MCSA Cloud Platform & MCSE Azure course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be MCSA Cloud Platform & MCSE Azure certified in just 10 days. With us, you’ll be MCSA Cloud Platform & MCSE Azure trained in record time
  2. Our MCSA Cloud Platform & MCSE Azure course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass MCSA Cloud Platform & MCSE Azure first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more MCSA Cloud Platform & MCSE Azure. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn MCSA Cloud Platform & MCSE Azure faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying MCSA Cloud Platform & MCSE Azure with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 66.105 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study MCSA Cloud Platform & MCSE Azure courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 66.105 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.61% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:



"This course was condensed but covered most of the topics. Will recommend to my colleagues and friends. One has to understand OOP, SDLC, VS, .net +Core. The Dev course was tough for me but the trainer made it understandable for me. "
P.A., kpdsolutions Ltd and contract client - TfL. - Microsoft MCSA: Cloud Platform & MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (10 days) (9/9/2017 to 17/9/2017)

"The training was well structured and comprehensive. I filled in my Azure knowledge gaps and the instructor prepared me for the exams excellently, and was extremely knowledgeable, patient, and friendly throughout. All hail Lord Chinzilla!"
Chris Smallman. - Microsoft MCSA: Cloud Platform & MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (10 days) (9/9/2017 to 17/9/2017)

"Lots of long days paid off - the course was tough but greatly rewarding. The instructor was a brilliant coach and we wouldn't have made it through the 9 days without him. The food wasn't bad either!"
Joseph Ellis, PA Consulting. - Microsoft MCSA: Cloud Platform & MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (10 days) (9/9/2017 to 17/9/2017)

"The instructor has been great. Extremely enthusiastic and engaging. Would definitely recommend him to my colleagues. The structure and coverage of the material will definitely help me succeed with Azure, thanks Victor!"
Tarun Julka, Diligent Corporation. - Microsoft MCSA: Cloud Platform & MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (10 days) (9/9/2017 to 17/9/2017)

"I always enjoy my courses at Firebrand and would recommend people take their courses here."
Ridhan Romjon, Retail 247. - Microsoft MCSA: Cloud Platform & MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (10 days) (9/9/2017 to 17/9/2017)

"Firebrand delivers a complete studying experience that is geared towards results. Tutors and support staff are excellent with incredible knowledge and outstanding customer service. The immersive format is absolutely critical to the success of the training approach and delivers results time after time. If you want your organisation and your staff to develop and succeed then Firebrand is the training partner that you need. Completely committed to delivering the results that you deserve. Love it........"
Paul OSullivan, CSC. - Microsoft MCSA: Cloud Platform & MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (10 days) (13/3/2017 to 21/3/2017)

"A 9 day sprint through all things Azure with a focus on getting through the MSCE exams for architecting and developing cloud solutions. The long days paid off. Comfortable accommodation with knowledgeable and attentive staff."
Graham Morgan, Spatial Consultants Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: Cloud Platform & MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (10 days) (10/7/2017 to 18/7/2017)

"Concise and highly informative, with a combination of clear theoretical and practical examples."
M.W., Transport for London. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (19/2/2018 to 20/2/2018)

"Very useful and insightful course!"
Rhys Banton-Laing, Schroders. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (19/2/2018 to 20/2/2018)

"Firebrand courses are accelerated and intensive but worth the effort. The Instructors do a very excellent job of ensuring all aspects of the course are covered"
Luis Gallagher-Munhica, Comp Consult Ltd. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (19/2/2018 to 20/2/2018)

"A fantastic intensive course that will cover installation and configuration. Don't expect it to be easy but DO expect it to be informative. Our instructor balanced real-world examples alongside the theoretical that enabled key technologies to simply Click. With sufficient pre-study this course would be the icing on the cake, as-it-were, and be a gateway into Microsoft certification. Recommended."
Robert Walker. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (8/2/2018 to 18/2/2018)

"It was great to be in an environment with minimal distractions to enable me to achieve the objectives of this course so quickly. The staff are all very friendly and helpful and the accommodation is clean and comfortable. The food was excellent and the training rooms were well equipped with modern equipment."
J.C., James T. Blakeman & Co. Ltd.. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (8/2/2018 to 18/2/2018)

"Training was great as usual. Feeling very prepared for my exam. Thanks to the instructor for all the great training, and to Firebrand once again."
Kristian Ward, Switch Networks Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (8/2/2018 to 18/2/2018)

"Firebrand has delivered another great course at Wyboston and honestly Ive learnt so much while being on this course its almost unreal. The last module has blown my mind with its depth. I definitely recommend this course to anyone who is starting their IT journey. Also OPS were awesome "
Steven Rincon. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (8/2/2018 to 18/2/2018)

"As long a you can handle the fierceness of the course, I would recommend this to any one who just wants to get on!"
Simon Fenwick, Staysure. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (8/2/2018 to 18/2/2018)

"I had a great experience at firebrand, met loads of great people and had a great teacher."
Julian Lamprea, HEE. - Microsoft Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions (4 days) (13/2/2018 to 16/2/2018)

"My best approach to rapid learning. Home studying is too slow and lacks discipline for me and time available. Would rather pay the premium, sleep little, get an awesome trainer, get the skills and then make money from the investment. Thanks Firebrand!"
Roy Casella, Designated. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)

"VERY (and that's in capital letters!) intense training course, but very worthwhile. I took the training course to get in-depth knowledge of Office365, but ended up passing the exam, with an MCP, even when I didn't intend to take the exams."
John Oliver, Frontline Consultancy. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)

"My Firebrand experience has been, as always, great. I really enjoy it here, all the late nights and worrying are all part of the fun!"
Timothy Farmer. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)

"Well organised, interactive and fun with a mixture of different teaching styles. Pleased with this course!"
S.C.. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (8/1/2018 to 13/1/2018)

"Great Instructor. I love the Measure ups that help prepare for the exam and course content is relevant to today's technologies and older technologies that are still in the exam."
Chris Hunt, Utilita. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (8/1/2018 to 13/1/2018)

"The instructor kept us engaged through long days of intense training. Educational and enjoyable, which isn't easy over a 12 hour day!"
Joe Gibbons, Utilita. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (8/1/2018 to 13/1/2018)

"Firebrand provides beneficial training in great detail. The days are long but engaging and free drinks keep me focused."
Joe Gibbons, Utilita. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (8/1/2018 to 13/1/2018)

"I started programming in C# 6 months ago. My time at firebrand has definitely as least doubled my prior knowledge."
Natalie Flower. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (3/1/2018 to 6/1/2018)

"For a robust and concentrated burst of structured learning you cannot do better then Firebrand. Your time in the classroom will be intense but you and your course mates will develop a rapport that will support your learning and provide for release during downtime. For best results come with your course material reviewed and fresh in your mind."
Christopher Helsby. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (18/12/2017 to 22/12/2017)

"The course felt very well paced and was structured in a way that didn't feel like an overload of information all at once. The instructor was very helpful and willing to go through a topic multiple times to ensure you understand it fully. "
B.M., Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue. - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (16/12/2017 to 17/12/2017)

"The course was everything that I expected and more. The instructor made the subjects easy and simple to understand. "
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (7/12/2017 to 17/12/2017)

"It was a great experience. Definitely would recommend the course."
Junaid Shakoor, Perspective Publishing Limited. - Microsoft Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (3 days) (11/11/2017 to 13/11/2017)

"I found the whole experience very good. It was new to literally living at the training centre and purely focus on this, but I think this works really well. Can't fault anything to do with the training centre or the trainer, who was exceptional."
Andrew Martin, Pennine. - Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business - Deploying Enterprise Voice) (3 days) (9/11/2017 to 11/11/2017)

"Very good course and instructor, mixed course details with real life experience."
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business - Deploying Enterprise Voice) (3 days) (9/11/2017 to 11/11/2017)

"An intensive course but still managed to go through all material."
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business - Core Solutions) (3 days) (6/11/2017 to 8/11/2017)

"The Location is perfect, quiet and peaceful. Great experience."
Dave Palmer, Capgemini. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (4/11/2017 to 5/11/2017)

"Firebrand have a clear mission to assist you with their capacity to teach. They are very customer friendly at the Centre and always try to help. AAA+++"
Simon Korie, NA. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (4/11/2017 to 5/11/2017)

"The instructor made the course accessible and interesting."
Matthew Ottley, Manuli Hydraulics UK Ltd. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (30/10/2017 to 4/11/2017)

"The trainer had good hands-on experience of the product, which made the course interesting."
Thomas Thomas, Diyar United Co. - Microsoft MCSE: Messaging (Exchange 2016) (6 days) (2/10/2017 to 7/10/2017)

"Excellent trainer. "
J.PK, Diyar United Company. - Microsoft MCSE: Messaging (Exchange 2016) (6 days) (2/10/2017 to 7/10/2017)

"My level of knowledge of SQL was null when I started the course, after the first three days I had a basic idea of how to use TSQL to write queries, although the second part of the course was really advance for a beginner, it was really good explained and I was able to understand most of it and will keep in the future. Didn't pass the first test and I did not do the second test. "
Merce Bauza Cerezo, HEE. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (30/10/2017 to 4/11/2017)

"Enjoyed my time doing SQL 2016 DD. The condensed long day format works very well for me. I even have a a Failure is not an option T-Shirt. I really like these courses."
Roy Casella, Designated. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (30/10/2017 to 4/11/2017)

"Good course, very intense though. Very good coverage of all concepts - trainer was extremely knowledgeable and helpful."
Barry Henty, Natures Way Foods Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (30/10/2017 to 4/11/2017)

"It is a great experience with very good course quality."
Brayan De Abreu, Service Works Group.. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (30/10/2017 to 4/11/2017)

"Firebrand exceeded my expectations. With just starting career in IT I was provided with courseware and referencing material I will constantly be referring to even after the course has finished."
Hayley Bean, Steelite International Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (30/10/2017 to 4/11/2017)

"I had heard a few things about Firebrand training prior to arriving certain individuals said I would be forced to stay up reading and studying all night. But after experiencing it myself I learnt that everyone's experience is different. The food and accommodation is amazing and the learning is set to a bearable pace that you have the opportunity to settle down and let the knowledge sink in."
Alexander Farrow Harson, Department for Education. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (30/10/2017 to 4/11/2017)

"Great location, friendly and helpful team. The food was delicious! "
Mark Tshuma, ICAEW. - Microsoft Dynamics 365 Development (3 days) (30/10/2017 to 1/11/2017)

"Great facilities and experienced staff and trainer."
Michael ODonnell, Sopra Steria Ltd. - Microsoft MCSE: Private Cloud (6 days) (23/10/2017 to 28/10/2017)

"Training was brilliant, our instructor was superb and actually managed to make IT engaging and interesting so kudos to that. Facilities are good, but the days are long and intense!"
James Lewis, Carillion Communications Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (23/10/2017 to 28/10/2017)

"If you are serious about learning and want to excel in your chosen profession take a Firebrand course and set yourself up for life."
S.L.. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (23/10/2017 to 28/10/2017)

"Instructors are extremely knowledgeable, supportive and very approachable."
Stephen Austin, Clearcast. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (23/10/2017 to 28/10/2017)

"If you need training or qualifications, and you need it now, forget trying to learn from a book, or local collage where it may get strung out over months. A course at Firebrand delivers everything you need quickly, comprehensively and in a smooth professional manor. So who you gonna call?"
D.J., Dazzle Computer Solutions (Self Employed). - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (23/10/2017 to 28/10/2017)

"The training provided was hard, however the trainer made it easier to cope with and get knowledge out of the lesson without getting bogged down in information"
D.V., Platinum Stairlifts LTD . - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (23/10/2017 to 28/10/2017)

"This is the best experience I have had over my seven trips to Firebrand Wyboston and this is because of how the instructor has put the knowledge across to us. "
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (23/10/2017 to 28/10/2017)

On this 10-day accelerated MCSA: Cloud Platform and MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure course you'll become an expert in Microsoft cloud technologies and learn how to manage a modern data centre. This course is more than 40% faster than other traditional providers.

You'll leave us with an expertise covering the full breadth of architecting, developing and administering Azure solutions and infrastructure. You'll master skills including:

  • Creating, deploying and monitoring Azure Web Apps
  • Creating and configuring Azure Virtual Machines
  • Plan and implement data services based on SQL Database to support applications
  • Implement, manage, backup and monitor storage solutions
  • Integrate on-premises Windows AD with Azure AD
  • Design a management, monitoring and business continuity strategy

Using our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, your Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) will immerse you in Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC). This technique, which combines both theoretical and practical tasks, will accelerate your learning as well as provide you with the hands-on experience you'll need to apply your skills to the real-world.

You'll prepare for and sit the following exams at the Firebrand Training Centre. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee.

  • Microsoft Exam 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions - exam 70-532
  • Microsoft Exam 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions - exam 70-533
  • Microsoft Exam 70-535: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions - exam 70-535

Earning both the MCSA: Cloud Platform and MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certifications qualifies you for a roles including cloud administrator, cloud architect, computer support specialist and information security analyst.

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On this course, you will follow the pathway below:

Step 1. Attain MCSA: Cloud Platform

Step 2. Complete the following elective for MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

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Use your free Microsoft training vouchers

You may be entitled to heavily-discounted training via Microsoft's Software Assurance Training Voucher (SATV) scheme. If your business has bought Microsoft software, check to see if it came bundled with free training vouchers! Vouchers can be exchanged against training for all Microsoft technologies. If you’re unsure, get in touch with us

Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs): You'll be trained by our Microsoft Certified Trainers meaning you'll get to benefit from their wealth of knowledge and experience.

Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC): As Microsoft Gold Learning Partners, we can ensure that you'll have access to the latest curriculums and the most up-to-date content.

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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Course 20533C: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

Module 1: Introduction to Azure

This module introduces cloud solutions in general and then focuses on the services that Azure offers. The module goes on to describe the portals that you can use to manage Azure subscriptions and services before introducing Windows PowerShell as a scripting solution for managing Azure. Finally, the module provides explanations and guidance for the use of Azure Resource Manager and Azure management services.

Lessons

  • Cloud technology overview
  • Overview of Azure
  • Managing Azure with the Azure portal
  • Managing Azure with Windows PowerShell
  • Overview of Azure Resource Manager
  • Azure management services

Lab : Managing Microsoft Azure

  • Use the Azure portals.
  • Use Azure Resource Manager features via the Azure portal.
  • Use Azure PowerShell.

Module 2: Implementing and managing Azure networking

This module explains how virtual networking provides the glue that brings together VMs, web apps, and storage to enable you to publish a service onto the Internet.

Lessons

  • Overview of Azure networking
  • Implementing and managing Azure virtual networks
  • Configuring Azure virtual networks
  • Configuring Azure virtual network connectivity
  • Overview of Azure networking in an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) version 1 (v1)

Lab : Using a deployment template to implement Azure virtual networks

  • Creating an Azure virtual network by using a deployment template
  • Creating a virtual network by using PowerShell
  • Configure virtual networks

Lab : Configuring connectivity between the IaaS v1 and IaaS version 2 (v2)

  • Using a PowerShell script to Connect IaaS v1 VNet and IaaS v2 VNet
  • Configuring a point-to-site VPN
  • Using a PowerShell script to connect IaaS v1 VNet and IaaS v2 VNet

Module 3: Implementing virtual machines

This module explains how to implement virtual machines.

Lessons

  • Overview of IaaS v2 virtual machines
  • Planning for Azure virtual machines
  • Deploying Azure IaaS v2 virtual machines
  • Authoring Azure Resource Manager templates
  • Overview of IaaS v1 virtual machines

Lab : Creating IaaS v2 virtual machines in Azure

  • Creating virtual machines by using the Azure portal and Azure PowerShell
  • Validating virtual machine creation

Lab : Deploying IaaS v2 virtual machines by using Azure Resource Manager templates

  • Using Visual Studio and an Azure Resource Manager template to deploy IaaS v2 virtual machines
  • Using Azure PowerShell and an Azure Resource Manager template to deploy virtual machines

Module 4: Managing virtual machines

This module explains how to manage virtual machines.

Lessons

  • Configuring virtual machines
  • Configuring virtual machine disks
  • Managing and monitoring Azure virtual machines
  • Managing IaaS v1 virtual machines

Lab : Managing Azure virtual machines

  • Configuring availability
  • Implementing desired state configuration (DSC)
  • Implementing storage space–based volumes

Module 5: Implementing Azure App services

This module explains how to implement Azure Web App services.

Lessons

  • Introduction to App Service
  • Planning app deployment in App Service
  • Implementing and maintaining web apps
  • Configuring web apps
  • Monitoring web apps and WebJobs
  • Implementing mobile apps
  • Traffic Manager

Lab : Implementing websites

  • Creating web apps
  • Deploying a web app
  • Managing web apps
  • Implementing Traffic Manager

Module 6: Planning and implementing storage, backup, and recovery services

This module explains how to plan and implement storage, backup, and recovery services.

Lessons

  • Planning storage
  • Implementing and managing storage
  • Implementing Azure Content Delivery Networks
  • Implementing Azure Backup
  • Planning for and implementing Azure Site Recovery

Lab : Planning and implementing storage

  • Creating and configuring storage
  • Using Azure file storage
  • Protecting data with Microsoft Azure Backup

Module 7: Planning and implementing Azure SQL Database

This module explains how to plan and implement Azure SQL Database.

Lessons

  • Planning and deploying Azure SQL Database
  • Implementing and managing Azure SQL Database
  • Managing Azure SQL Database security
  • Monitoring Azure SQL Database
  • Managing Azure SQL Database business continuity

Lab : Planning and implementing Azure SQL Database

  • Creating, securing, and monitoring an Azure SQL Database
  • Migrating a Microsoft SQL Server database to Azure SQL Database
  • Restoring a database

Module 8: Implementing PaaS cloud services

This module explains how to implement platform as a service (PaaS) cloud services.

Lessons

  • Planning and deploying PaaS cloud services
  • Managing and maintaining cloud services

Lab : Implementing PaaS cloud services

  • Deploying a PaaS cloud services
  • Configuring deployment slots and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)
  • Monitoring cloud services

Module 9: Implementing Azure Active Directory

This module explains how to implement Azure AD.

Lessons

  • Creating and managing Azure AD tenants
  • Configuring application and resource access with Azure AD
  • Overview of Azure AD Premium

Lab : Implementing Azure AD

  • Administering Active AD
  • Configuring SSO
  • Configuring Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Configuring SSO from a Windows 10–based computer that is joined to Azure AD

Module 10: Managing Active Directory in a hybrid environment

This module explains how to manage Active Directory in a hybrid environment.

Lessons

  • Extending on-premises Active Directory domain to Azure
  • Implementing directory synchronisation by using Azure AD Connect
  • Implementing federation

Lab : Implementing and managing Azure AD synchronization

  • Configuring directory synchronization
  • Synchronising directories

Module 11: Implementing Azure-based management and automation

This module explains how to implement Azure-based management and automation.

Lessons

  • Implementing Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS)
  • Implementing Azure Automation
  • Implementing Automation runbooks
  • Managing Azure Automation

Lab : Implementing Automation

  • Configuring Automation accounts
  • Creating runbooks

Course 20532C: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

Module 1: Overview of the Microsoft Azure Platform

This module reviews the services available in the Azure platform and the Management Portals used to manage the service instances.

Lessons:

  • Azure Services
  • Management Portals

Lab : Using the Azure Preview Portal

Module 2: Establishing a Development Environment using Azure Virtual Machines

This module describes the Virtual Machine hosting options available in Azure.  Students will be able to deploy custom workloads to an Azure Virtual Machine, manage the VM and images and also monitor VMs.

Lessons:

  • Constructing Azure Virtual Machines
  • Azure Virtual Machine Workloads
  • Migrating Azure Virtual Machine Instances
  • Using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to Connect to a Virtual Machine

Lab : Creating an Azure Virtual Machine for Development & Testing

Module 3: Hosting Web Applications on the Azure Platform

In this module, students will be able to create and host a simple website using Azure Web Sites.  Students will learn how to monitor and manage the website using the Management Portal.

Lessons:

  • Azure Web Sites
  • Hosting Web Applications in Azure
  • Configuring an Azure Web Site
  • Publishing an Azure Web Site
  • Monitoring and Analyzing Running Azure Web Sites
  • Lab Overview

Lab : Creating an ASP.NET Web Site Using Azure Websites

Module 4: Storing SQL Data in Azure

In this module, students will learn how to use Azure SQL Databases to store and retrieve data.

Lessons:

  • Azure SQL Database Overview
  • Managing SQL Databases in Azure
  • Using Azure SQL Databases with SQL Server Data Tools
  • Migrating Data to Azure SQL Databases
  • Replication and Recovery of Azure SQL Database Instances

Lab : Storing Event Data in Azure SQL

Module 5: Designing Cloud Applications For Resiliency

In this module, students will understand and identify the common practices and patterns for building resilient and scalable web applications that will be hosted in Azure.

Lessons:

  • Design Considerations for Scale with Cloud Applications
  • Application Design Practices for Highly Available Applications
  • Building High Performance Applications using ASP.NET
  • Common Cloud Application Patterns
  • Application Analytics
  • Caching Application Data

Module 6: Managing Cloud Services in Azure

In this module, students will learn how to use Cloud Service Worker Roles and Web Sites Web Jobs to process data in the background. Students will also be able to use Cloud Service Cache Roles to store data in the cache.

Lessons:

  • Overview of Cloud Services
  • Cloud Service Web Roles
  • Customising Cloud Service Configurations
  • Updating and Managing Cloud Service Deployments
  • Cloud Service Worker Role
  • Cloud Service Worker Role Processing
  • Analyzing Application Cloud Service Role Instances

Lab : Creating Azure Web Roles Using Visual Studio 2013Lab : Creating a Background Process Using Azure Worker Roles

Module 7: Storing NoSQL Data in Azure

In this module, students will learn how to store data in Azure Table Storage.

Lessons:

  • Azure Storage Overview
  • Azure Storage Tables Overview
  • Table Entity Transactions
  • Azure DocumentDB

Lab : Storing Attendee Registration Data in Azure Table Storage

Module 8: Storing and Consuming Files from Azure Storage

In this module, students will be able to store and access multimedia files in Azure using Blob Storage.

Lessons:

  • Azure Storage Blobs
  • Controlling Access to Storage Blobs & Containers
  • Monitoring Storage Blobs
  • Configuring Azure Storage Accounts
  • Azure Files
  • Uploading and Migrating Storage Data

Lab : Storing Generated Documents in Azure Blob StorageLab : Creating File Shares using Azure Files

Module 9: Designing a Communication Strategy using Queues and Service Bus

In this module, students will use Azure Queue Storage to queue data for asynchronous processing. Students will also be able to identify the Service Bus offerings and identify which ones to use in appropriate scenarios. Students will be able to use the Azure Service Bus Relay to connect on-premise services with client applications.

Lessons:

  • Queue Mechanisms in Azure
  • Azure Storage Queues
  • Handling Storage Queue Messages
  • Azure Service Bus
  • Azure Service Bus Queues
  • Azure Service Bus Relay
  • Azure Service Bus Notification Hubs

Lab : Using Storage Queues to Manage Requests Between Web Applications in AzureLab : Using Service Bus to Manage Communication Between Web Applications in Azure

Module 10: Managing Infrastructure in Azure

In this module students will explore the Infrastructure components in Azure.  Students will be able to describe Virtual Networks and understand the relationship between the VNETs and the different services offered in Azure.  Students will also be able to add Cloud Services and Virtual Machines to VNETs.  Finally students will scale multiple instances of services in a VNET.

Lessons:

  • Azure Virtual Networks
  • Highly Available Azure Virtual Machines
  • Customise Azure Virtual Machine Networking

Lab : Managing Multiple Virtual Machines in a Virtual Network

Module 11: Automating Integration with Azure Resources

In this module, students will explore the options for Automating their interactions with Azure Resources using PowerShell, Client Libraries or the REST API.  Students will also explore the two sets of modules available for PowerShell automation.

Lessons:

  • Azure SDK Client Libraries
  • Virtual Machine Configuration Management
  • Scripting Azure Service Management using PowerShell
  • Azure REST Interface
  • Azure Resource Manager

Lab : Automating the Creation of a Test Environment using PowerShell

Module 12: Securing Azure Web Applications

In this module, students will be able to use Azure Active Directory to implement security in a Cloud web application

Lessons:

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Introduction to Identity Providers
  • Azure AD Directories
  • Azure AD Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Azure Role-Based Access Control

Lab : Integrating Azure Active Directory with the Events Administration Portal

Module 13: Maintaining and Monitoring Web Solutions in Azure

In this module, students will learn how to deploy web applications to Azure by using WebDeploy and Service Packages.

Lessons

  • Deployment Strategies for Web Applications
  • Deploying Azure Services
  • Continuous Integration
  • Monitoring Cloud Applications

Lab : Deploying the Events Web Application to Azure

Course 20535A: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

Module 1: Application Architecture Patterns in Azure

This module introduces and reviews common Azure patterns and architectures as prescribed by the Microsoft Patterns & Practices team. Each pattern is grouped into performance, resiliency, and scalability categories and described in the context of similar patterns within the category.

Lessons

  • Pattern Resources
  • Performance Patterns
  • Resiliency Patterns
  • Scalability Patterns
  • Data Patterns

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Locate and reference the Cloud Design Patterns documentation.
  • Locate and reference the Azure Architecture Center.
  • Describe various patterns pulled from the Cloud Design Patterns.

Module 2: Deploying Resources with Azure Resource Manager

This module establishes a basic understanding of Azure Resource Manager and the core concepts of deployments, resources, templates, resource groups, and tags. The module will dive deeply into the automated deployment of resources using ARM templates.

Lessons

  • ARM Templates
  • Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Resource Policies
  • Security
  • Building Blocks

Lab : Getting Started with Azure Resource Manager

  • Create Resource Groups
  • Deploy an Empty Template
  • Deploy a Simple Template
  • Cleanup Subscription

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Create a resource group.
  • Add resources to a resource group.
  • Deploy an ARM template to a resource group.
  • Filter resources using tags.
  • Author a complex deployment using the Azure Building Blocks tools.

Module 3: Building Azure IaaS-Based Server Applications

This module identifies workloads that are ideally deployed using Infrastructure-as-a-Service services in Azure. The module focuses on the VM Scale Sets and Virtual Machine services in Azure and how to best deploy workloads to these services using best practices and features such as Availability Sets.

Lessons

  • High Availability
  • Templated Infrastructure
  • Domain-Connected Machines

Lab : Deploying Infrastructure Workloads to Azure

  • Deploy a Virtual Machine using PowerShell DSC
  • Deploy a Virtual Machine Scale Set using PowerShell DSC
  • Cleanup Subscription

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Design an availability set for one or more virtual machines
  • Describe the differences between fault and update domains.
  • Author a VM Scale Set ARM template.
  • Join a virtualized machine to a domain either in Azure or on a hybrid network.

Module 4: Creating Managed Server Applications in Azure

This module describes services that use infrastructure but manage the infrastructure on behalf of the user instead of obfuscating the infrastructure resources. The module focuses on infrastructure-backed PaaS options such as Azure Service Fabric, Container Service, and App Service Environments. The module will explore how to deploy custom workloads to these services such as an HPC batch processing task.

Lessons

  • Infrastructure-Backed Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
  • High-Performance Compute (HPC)
  • Migration

Lab : Deploying Managed Server Workloads to Azure

  • Create Azure Container Service Cluster
  • Deploy Docker Image
  • Cleanup Subscription

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the differences between App Service Environments, Service Fabric and Container Service.
  • Use Azure Batch to manage an HPC workload.
  • Migrate to an Infrastructure-backed PaaS service from another IaaS service or a legacy Cloud Service.

Module 5: Authoring Serverless Applications in Azure

This module describes how solutions can leverage serverless application hosting services in Azure to host web applications, REST APIs, integration workflows and HPC workloads without the requirement to manage specific server resources. The module focuses on App Services-related components such as Web Apps, API Apps, Mobile Apps, Logic Apps, and Functions.

Lessons

  • Azure Web App
  • Azure Functions
  • Integration
  • High Performance

Lab : Deploying Serverless Workloads to Azure

  • Create Web App
  • Deploy Web App Code
  • Deploy Function App and Code
  • Cleanup Subscription

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Select between hosting application code or containers in an App Service instance.
  • Describe the differences between API, Mobile, and Web Apps.
  • Integrate an API or Logic App with the API Management service.
  • Design an App Service Plan or multi-region deployment for high performance and scale.

Module 6: Backing Azure Solutions with Azure Storage

This module describes how many Azure services use the Azure Storage service as a backing store for other application solution in Azure. The module dives into critical considerations when using Azure Storage as a supplemental service for an all-up Azure solution.

Lessons

  • Pricing
  • Blob Storage
  • Files
  • StorSimple

Lab : Deploying Azure Storage to Support Other Workloads in Azure

  • Create Required Resources for a Virtual Machine
  • Create a VM With a Storage Account
  • Create a VM With a Managed Disk
  • Cleanup Subscription

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Determine the ideal pricing option for Azure Storage based on a solution's requirements.
  • Identify performance thresholds for the Azure Storage service.
  • Determine the type of Storage blobs to use for specific solution components.
  • Use the Azure Files service for SMB operations.
  • Identify solutions that could benefit from the use of StorSimple physical or virtual devices.

Module 7: Comparing Database Options in Azure

This module compares the various relational and non-relational data storage options available in Azure. Options are explored as groups such as relational databases (Azure SQL Database, MySQL, and PostgreSQL on Azure), non-relational (Azure Cosmos DB, Storage Tables), streaming (Stream Analytics) and storage (Data Factory, Data Warehouse, Data Lake).

Lessons

  • Relational
  • NoSQL Services
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Data Storage
  • Data Analysis

Lab : Deploying Database Instances in Azure

  • Deploy a CosmosDB Database Instance
  • Validate the REST API
  • Cleanup Subscription

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Compare and contrast various database options on Azure.
  • Identify data streaming options for large-scale data ingest.
  • Identify longer-term data storage options.

Module 8: Networking Azure Application Components

This module describes the various networking and connectivity options available for solutions deployed on Azure. The module explores connectivity options ranging from ad-hoc connections to long-term hybrid connectivity scenarios. The module also discusses some of the performance and security concerns related to balancing workloads across multiple compute instances, connecting on-premise infrastructure to the cloud and creating gateways for on-premise data.

Lessons

  • VNETs
  • Load Balancing
  • External Connectivity
  • Hybrid Connectivity

Lab : Deploying Network Components for Use in Azure Solutions

  • Create an ARM Template for a Linux VM
  • Duplicate the VM Resources
  • Create a Load Balancer Resource
  • Cleanup Subscription

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe DNS and IP strategies for VNETs in Azure.
  • Compare connectivity options for ad-hoc and hybrid connectivity.
  • Distribute network traffic across multiple loads using load balancers.
  • Design a hybrid connectivity scenario between cloud and on-premise.

Module 9: Managing Security and Identity for Azure Solutions

This module discusses both security and identity within the context of Azure. For security, this module reviews the various options for monitoring security, the options available for securing data and the options for securing application secrets. For identity, this module focuses specifically on Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and the various features available such as Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), Managed Service Identity, Azure AD Connect, ADFS and Azure AD B2B/B2C.

Lessons

  • Security Monitoring
  • Data Security
  • Application Security Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
  • Hybrid Identity
  • Azure AD Application Integration

Lab : Deploying Services to Secure Secrets in Azure

  • Deploy Key Vault using ARM Template
  • Deploy Virtual Machine using Key Vault Secret
  • Cleanup Subscription

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Integrate their existing solutions with external identity providers using Azure AD B2B or B2C.
  • Design a hybrid identity solution.
  • Determine when to use advanced features of Azure AD such as Managed Service Identity, MFA and Privileged Identity Management.
  • Secure application secrets using Key Vault.
  • Secure application data using SQL Database and Azure Storage features.

Module 10: Integrating SaaS Services Available on the Azure Platform

This module introduces multiple SaaS services available in Azure that are available for integration into existing Azure solutions. These services include Cognitive Services, Bot Service, Machine Learning and Media Services.

Lessons

  • Cognitive Services
  • Bot Services
  • Machine Learning
  • Media Services

Lab : Deploying Service Instances as Components of Overall Azure Solutions

  • Deploy Function App and Cognitive Service using ARM Template
  • Cleanup Subscription

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify when Cognitive Services, Bot Service or Machine Learning is appropriate for their solution.
  • Compare the various features available in Media Services and determine the appropriate features for their solution.

Module 11: Integrating Azure Solution Components using Messaging Services

This module describes and compares the integration and messaging services available for solutions hosted on the Azure platform. Messaging services described include Azure Storage Queues, Service Bus Queues, Service Bus Relay, IoT Hubs, Event Hubs, and Notification Hubs. Integration services include Azure Functions and Logic Apps.

Lessons

  • Event Messaging
  • Integration
  • IoT

Lab : Deploying Messaging Components to Facilitate Communication Between Azure Resources

  • Deploy Service Bus Namespace
  • Deploy Logic App
  • Cleanup Subscription

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Compare Storage Queues to Service Bus Queues.
  • Identify when to use Azure Functions or Logic Apps for integration components in a solution.
  • Describe the differences between IoT Hubs, Event Hubs and Time Series Insights.

Module 12: Monitoring and Automating Azure Solutions

This module covers the monitoring and automation solutions available after an Azure solution has been architected, designed and possibly deployed. The module reviews services that are used to monitor individual applications, the Azure platform, and networked components. This module also covers automation and backup options to enable business-continuity scenarios for solutions hosted in Azure.

Lessons

  • Application Monitoring
  • Platform Monitoring
  • Network Monitoring
  • Alerting
  • Backup
  • Azure Automation
  • Config Management
  • Auto-Scale

Lab : Deploying Configuration Management Solutions to Azure

  • Deploy a Chef Management Server using ARM
  • Configure Management Server
  • Deploy a VM Scale Set using Chef-Configured VMs
  • Cleanup Subscription

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Compare and contrast monitoring services for applications, the Azure platform, and networking.
  • Design an alert scheme for a solution hosted in Azure.
  • Select the appropriate backup option for infrastructure and data hosted in Azure.
  • Automate the deployment of future resources for backup recovery or scaling purposes.

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You'll sit the following exams during the course at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

The skills you'll be tested on include:

  • Design and implement Web Apps (15-20%)
  • Create and manage virtual machines (20-25%)
  • Design and implement cloud services (20-25%)
  • Design and implement a storage strategy (20-25%)
  • Manage application and network services (15-20%)

70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

The skills you'll be tested on include:

  • Implement Web Apps (15-20%)
  • Implement virtual machines (15-20%)
  • Implement cloud services (15-20%)
  • Implement storage (15-20%)
  • Implement an Azure Active Directory (15-20%)
  • Implement virtual networks (15-20%)

Exam 70-535: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

The skills you'll be tested on include:

  • Design Compute Infrastructure (20-25%)
  • Design Data Implementation (15-20%)
  • Design Networking Implementation (15-20%)
  • Design Security and Identity Solutions (20-25%)
  • Design Solutions by using Platform Services (10-15%)
  • Design for Operations (10-15%)

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Microsoft Official Courseware:

  • Course 20532C: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
  • Course 20533C: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
  • Course 20535A: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

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We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 0-0-800-141-0033.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, GIAC, CISSP CBK Review and CSX Practitioner Level 1,2 and 3
  • *** On site testing is not included for our PMI, GIAC, (ISC)2, CREST, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses.
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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Before attending this accelerated course, you should be able to:

  • Compare the services available in the Azure platform
  • Configure and deploy web applications
  • Create Azure WebSites using the gallery
  • Deploying and monitoring Azure WebSites
  • Create and configure Azure Virtual Machines
  • Describe the relationship between Cloud Services and Virtual Machines
  • Deploy existing Cloud Service packages
  • Create and manage a Storage account
  • Manage blobs and containers in a Storage account
  • Create, configure and connect to a SQL Databases instance
  • Identify the implications of importing a SQL Standalone database
  • Manage users, groups and subscriptions in an Azure Active Directory instance
  • Create a virtual network
  • Implement a point to site network

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on 0-0-800-141-0033 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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