Microsoft Azure Administration


1. Basic
Understand Azure Service Offerings - On a high level, understand about different Azure Services that are available along with it's few features
  1. Compute Services
  2. Data Services
  3. Database Services
  4. Network Services
  5. Management And Monitoring
  6. ARM Templates
  7. OMS (Operational Management Suite)

2. Azure Core Concepts
  • Region & Pair Regions
  • DataCenter
  • Azure Account
  • Azure Subscription
  • Azure Resource Group
  • App Service Plan
  • App Service
  • Logical SQL Server
  • Azure Management Portal - Dashboard
  • Azure Management Portal - Reports

3. Azure Management Portal
  1. Create Free one year Azure Subscription
  2. Create additional subscription
  3. Understand the billing

4. Azure App Services
  • Overview of Azure Web Apps
  • Define deployment slots; roll back deployments;
  • Create, configure and deploy packages; 
  • Create App Service plans
  • Create a Web App within an App Service plan
  • Define and use app settings, connection strings
  • Configure Custom domains
  • Configure SSL bindings 
  • manage Web Apps by using Azure PowerShell and Xplat-CLI
  • Retrieve diagnostics data
  • View streaming logs
  • Configure endpoint monitoring
  • Configure alerts
  • Configure diagnostics
  • Monitor Web App resources
  • Change the size of an instance,
  • Configure auto-scale
  • Configure by metric
  • Configure Traffic Manager

5. Azure Serverless Architecture using Functions, Application Insights and Cosmos DB
  • Overview of Azure Functions
  • Understand Function Templates, Bindings how Storage Account is used for Logging
  • Http Trigger, Blob Trigger, Queue Triggers
  • Overview of Appliation Insights
  • Integrating of Application Insights with Azure Functions
  • Overview of Cosmos DB

6. Virtual Machines
  • Create and Configure SQL Server in a Windows Virtual Machine
  • Configure Availability Set
  • Virtual Machine - Disk Overview
  • Virtual Machine - Disk Encryption
  • Virtual Machine - Scaling up
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Virtual Machine - Managed Disks
  • Configure VM monitoring
  • Configure alerts

7. Storage
  • Overview of Storage Account and Storage Explorer
  • Blob Storage
  • Queue Storage
  • Table Storage
  • File Sharing
  • Storage Security with Keys and Shared Access Signatures
  • Understand different types of Storage Replications
  • Content Delivery Networks (CDNs)

8. Data Services
  • Create SQL Database and understand Performane Tiers and Levels
  • Understand Single Database and Elastic Pools
  • Overview of Cosmos DB
  • Understand RUs, Partitions and Capacity Planner
  • Create Redis Cache
  • Azure Redis Cache Configure Data Persistence
  • Azure Redis Cache – Improve performance using Clustering
  • Azure Redis Cache Enhanced security and network isolation
  • Overview of Azure Search

9. Azure Active Directory
  • Azure Active Directory Overview
  • Azure Active Directory B2C and B2B Overview
  • Azure AD B2C Applications
  • Create and Configure Azure B2C
  • Implement Single Sign On using Azure B2C

10. Configure virtual networks
  • Deploy a VM into a virtual network; configure external and internal load balancing
  • Set up Network Security Groups (NSGs)
  • Application Gateway
  • Traffic Manager
  • Site to Site VPN Configuration

11. Implement ARM templates
  • ARM Template Overview
  • ARM Template Structure
  • Deploy ARM Template using PowerShell
  • Deploy a VM using ARM template

12. Operational Management Suite (OMS)
  • Log Analytics
  • Backup and Recovery Services
  • Azure automation