10979: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

Length: 5 days | Audience: IT Professionals | Level: 200

Get hands-on instruction and practice implementing Microsoft Azure in this two day Microsoft Official Course. You will be presented with Basic cloud computing concepts as well as specific Microsoft Azure features used in day to day administration of cloud resources. You will learn key Microsoft Azure concepts and basic implementation of Azure subscriptions, websites, virtual machines, storage, virtual networks, databases and Microsoft Azure Active Directory.

This course is intended for information technology (IT) professionals who have a limited knowledge of cloud technologies and want to learn more about Microsoft Azure. This course provides the underlying knowledge required by all IT professionals who will be using Microsoft Azure, regardless of whether they are an administrator, developer, or database administrator. While this course does not map to an exam, it does provide you with the prerequisite knowledge for taking 20532A:Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions & 20533A:Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.

Module 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Azure

This module describes the features of Microsoft Azure and the services it provides. The module also explains how to manage Microsoft Azure by using the Azure portal, Visual Studio, and SQL Server Management Studio. In addition, the module describes how to manage subscriptions and billing.


  • What Is Cloud Computing?
  • What Is Azure?
  • Managing Azure
  • Subscription Management and Billing

Lab : Use the Microsoft Azure Portal

  • Add a Co-Administrator
  • View Billing Data


Module 2: Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure

This module describes how to create and configure virtual machines and disks.


  • Create and Configure Virtual Machines
  • Configure Disks

Lab : Create a Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure

  • Create a Virtual Machine from the Gallery
  • Verify the functionality of the Virtual Machine
  • Attach a Data Disk


Module 3: Websites and Cloud Services

This module explains the procedures for creating and configuring websites and cloud services. The module also describes how to deploy and monitor websites.


  • Create and Configure Websites
  • Deploy and Monitor Websites
  • Create and Deploy Cloud Services

Lab : Websites and Cloud Services

  • Create a WordPress Website
  • Create a Cloud Service


Module 4: Virtual Networks

This module provides an overview of virtual networks and also describes the procedure to create one. The module then describes a point-to-site VPN and explains how to set up one.


  • Getting Started with Virtual Networks
  • Creating a Virtual Network
  • Implementing Point-to-Site Networks

Lab : Create a Virtual Network

  • Creating a Virtual Network
  • Creating Virtual Machines from the Gallery
  • Add Point-to-Site Connectivity


Module 5: Cloud Storage

This module describes cloud storage features such as azure storage accounts, BLOBs, tables, and queues. The module also describes how to create and manage storage.


  • Understand Cloud Storage
  • Create and Manage Storage

Lab : Configure Azure Storage

  • Create an Azure Storage Account
  • Create and Manage Blobs


Module 6: Microsoft Azure Databases

This module provides an overview of the relational database deployment options. The module also describes how to create and connect SQL databases.


  • Understand Relational Database Deployment Options
  • Create and Connect to SQL Databases

Lab : Create a SQL Database in Azure

  • Create a New SQL Database in Azure and Configure SQL Server Firewall Rules
  • Add Data to a SQL Database in Azure by Using SQL Server Management Studio


Module 7: Azure Active Directory

This module describes how to manage Active Directory objects and how they can be used for identity and access management. The module also describes how to configure authentication by using multi-factor authentication and single sign-on.


  • Overview of Azure AD
  • Manage Authentication

Lab : Create Users in Azure Active Directory

  • Create an Azure AD Directory
  • Create Users in Azure Active Directory


Module 8: Microsoft Azure Management Tools

This module provides an overview of the tools that you can use to manage Microsoft Azure such as Azure PowerShell, Visual Studio, and Xplat CLI.


  • Azure PowerShell
  • The Azure SDK and the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface

Lab : Using Microsoft Azure Management Tools

  • Use the Azure PowerShell Modules
  • Use the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface
Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Professional experience in information technology.
  • A basic understanding of websites.
  • A basic understanding of Active Directory concepts including: Domains, Users, Domain Controllers.
  • A basic understanding of database concepts including tables and simple queries.