MOD 10979: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals


In this two–day course get hands-on instruction and practice implementing Microsoft Azure. This course will present you with basic cloud computing concepts and specific Microsoft Azure features used in day to day administration of cloud resources.

The purpose of the course is to give IT Professionals with limited knowledge of cloud technologies the opportunity to learn more about Microsoft Azure. It provides the knowledge required of all individuals who will be evaluating Microsoft Azure, regardless of their role as an administrator, developer, or database administrator. This course is also a prerequisite knowledge for students who are interested in attending course 20532A Microsoft Azure for developers or 20533A Microsoft Azure for IT Professional.

IT professionals who may be interested in this course are:
Individuals who want to evaluate deploying, and administering services and virtual machines using Microsoft Azure.
Developers who want to evaluate creating Microsoft Azure solutions
Windows Server administrators who are looking to evaluate the migration of on-premises roles and services to the cloud
IT professionals who want to evaluate the use of Microsoft Azure to host websites and mobile app back-end services
Database administrators who want to evaluate the use of Microsoft Azure to host Microsoft SQL Server databases


It is recommended that a student interested in this course have:

Basic understanding of websites
Basic understanding of Active Directory concepts including Domains, Users, Domain Controllers
Basic understanding of database concepts including tables and simple queries

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands-on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

With several convenient training delivery methods offered, The Academy makes getting the training you need easy. Whether you prefer to learn in a classroom or an online live learning virtual environment, training videos hosted online, and private group classes hosted at your site. We offer expert instruction to individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Our live classes, on-sites, and online training videos all feature certified instructors who teach a detailed curriculum and share their expertise and insights with trainees. No matter how you prefer to receive the training, you can count on The Academy for an engaging and effective learning experience.


  • Instructor Led (the best training format we offer)
  • Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor Led
  • Self-Paced Video

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Module 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Azure

What Is Cloud Computing?
What Is Azure?
Managing Azure
Subscription Management and Billing
Lab: Using the Microsoft Azure Portal

Add a Co-Administrator
View Billing Data

Module 2: Websites and Cloud Services

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 3: Virtual Machines

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 4: Virtual Networks

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

Understand Cloud Storage
Create and Manage Storage
Lab: Configure Azure Storage

Create an Azure Storage Account
Create and Manage Blobs
Upload Files

Module 6: Microsoft Azure Databases


Understand Relational Database Deployment Options
Create and Connect to SQL Databases
Lab: Create an SQL Database

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

Module 7: Azure Active Directory

Manage Azure AD Objects
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

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