Microsoft Azure Administration

The “Microsoft Azure Administration” course is a training program designed to teach individuals the skills and knowledge required to effectively manage and administer MS Azure.

This course provides IT Professionals Cloud Computing Principles, Microsoft Azure Architecture, how to manage their Azure subscriptions, secure identities, administer the infrastructure, configure virtual networking, connect Azure and on-premises sites, manage network traffic, implement storage solutions, create and scale virtual machines, implement web apps, back up and share data, and monitor your solution.

Principles of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is a vast and evolving field with several key principles and topics that are essential to understand when working with cloud technologies. Here are some fundamental principles of cloud computing and related topics:

On-Demand Self-Service: Users can provision and manage computing resources as needed, without requiring human intervention from the service provider.

Broad Network Access: Cloud services are accessible over the internet from a variety of devices and platforms, ensuring ubiquitous access.

Resource Pooling: Cloud providers use multi-tenant models to pool computing resources and serve multiple customers. This leads to resource efficiency and cost savings.

Rapid Elasticity: Cloud resources can be quickly scaled up or down to accommodate changing workloads, ensuring scalability and performance.

Measured Service: Cloud usage is metered and billed based on actual consumption, allowing users to pay only for what they use. Topics related to this include:

  • Pay-as-You-Go Pricing: Understanding cloud billing models, including pay-as-you-go and reserved instances.
  • Cost Optimization: Strategies for optimizing cloud costs, such as rightsizing, resource tagging, and cost monitoring.

Service Models: Cloud computing offers different service models, including:

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): Topics related to managing virtualized infrastructure, including virtual machines, storage, and networking.
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS): Topics on developing and deploying applications without managing the underlying infrastructure, including Azure App Service and AWS Elastic Beanstalk.
  • Software as a Service (SaaS): Understanding SaaS applications and how they provide software solutions over the internet.

Deployment Models: Cloud deployments can be categorized into various models, such as:

  • Public Cloud: Cloud resources are owned and operated by a third-party cloud provider, available to the general public.
  • Private Cloud: Cloud infrastructure is dedicated to a single organization, either on-premises or hosted by a third party.
  • Hybrid Cloud: Combining both public and private cloud resources to meet specific business needs.

Security and Compliance: Ensuring the security of data and applications in the cloud, including topics like:

  • Identity and Access Management (IAM): Managing user access and permissions.
  • Data Encryption: Securing data in transit and at rest.
  • Compliance Standards: Adhering to regulatory and compliance requirements, such as GDPR or HIPAA.

High Availability and Disaster Recovery: Strategies for ensuring uptime and data resilience in the cloud, including topics like:

  • Load Balancing: Distributing traffic across multiple instances for redundancy.
  • Backup and Restore: Implementing data backup and recovery solutions.
  • Disaster Recovery Planning: Preparing for and mitigating the impact of disasters.

Networking in the Cloud: Understanding cloud networking concepts, including:

  • Virtual Private Cloud (VPC): Creating isolated network environments in the cloud.
  • Content Delivery Networks (CDNs): Distributing content for improved performance.
  • Security Groups and Firewalls: Managing network security.

Containers and Orchestration: Topics related to containerization technologies (e.g., Docker) and container orchestration platforms (e.g., Kubernetes) in the cloud.

Serverless Computing: Understanding serverless computing models, where developers focus on code without managing infrastructure.

DevOps and Automation: Implementing DevOps practices, CI/CD pipelines, and infrastructure automation in the cloud.

Cloud Governance: Establishing policies, controls, and best practices to manage cloud resources effectively.

Cloud Migration: Strategies and tools for migrating existing applications and workloads to the cloud.

These principles and topics form the foundation of cloud computing. Depending on your role and specific cloud platform (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google Cloud), you may need to delve deeper into certain areas to effectively utilize cloud services and infrastructure.

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Course Syllabus

Microsoft Azure


  • Azure Regions and Data Centers
  • Azure Resource Manager (ARM)
  • Azure Services
  • Networking in Azure
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Security and Compliance
  • Azure Governance
  • Storage Options
  • Monitoring and Logging
  • Azure DevOps
  • Scalability and Load Balancing
  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery
  • Hybrid Cloud Solutions
  • Cost Management
  • Serverless Computing
  • Microservices and Containers
  • Data Architecture
  • IoT Solutions
  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Serverless Databases

Subscription Plans

  • Overview of Azure subscriptions, management groups, and resources
  • Azure regions, availability zones, and region pairs
  • Azure resources and Azure Resource Manager
  • Azure subscriptions and management groups

Subscription Process

  • Choosing a Subscription Type
  • Sign-Up for Azure
  • Azure Portal Access

Subscription Management

  • Azure Management Groups
  • Resource Groups
  • Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Azure Policy
  • Resource Locks
  • Azure Cost Management and Billing
  • Resource Tagging
  • Resource Naming Conventions
  • Resource Inventory and Discovery
  • Resource Cleanup and De-provisioning
  • Resource Consolidation
  • Resource Scaling and Optimization
  • Azure Reservations
  • Azure Governance Policies
  • Monitoring and Alerts
  • Backup and Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Security and Compliance
  • Documentation and Training
  • Azure Management Certifications
  • Govern multiple subscriptions by using Azure Blueprints

Dashboard Management

  • Creating Dashboards
  • Customization
  • Adding Tiles
  • Sharing Dashboards
  • Dashboard Widgets
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Integration with Azure Monitor
  • Alerts and Notifications
  • Resource and Service Integration
  • Resource Filtering
  • Automation and Templates
  • Backup and Restore
  • Cost Monitoring Dashboards
  • Multi-Environment Dashboards
  • User Training and Documentation
  • Performance Optimization
  • Security Best Practices

Azure AD

  • Azure AD Basics
  • Azure AD Authentication
  • Azure AD Users and Groups
  • Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Azure AD Connect
  • Azure AD B2B and B2C
  • Azure AD Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
  • Azure AD Conditional Access
  • Azure AD Identity Protection
  • Self-Service Password Reset
  • Azure AD Application Management
  • Azure AD Integration with Azure Resources
  • Azure AD Privileged Identity Management (PIM)
  • Azure AD Security Defaults and Policies
  • Azure AD Audit and Reporting
  • Azure AD Domain Services
  • Azure AD Seamless Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • Azure AD External Identities
  • Azure AD Governance
  • Azure AD Monitoring and Troubleshooting

Azure compute services

Azure SaaS

  • Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)
  • Azure DevOps Services
  • Dynamics 365
  • Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Premium
  • Azure Logic Apps
  • Azure Key Vault
  • Azure Security Center
  • Azure Sentinel
  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Azure App Service
  • Azure Functions
  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure IoT Central
  • Azure Media Services

Azure DaaS

  • Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD)
  • Azure Virtual Machines (VMs)

Azure PaaS

  • Azure App Service
  • Azure Functions
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Azure Logic Apps
  • Azure API Management
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Functions for Kubernetes (KEDA)
  • Azure Service Fabric
  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Azure SignalR Service
  • Azure Databricks
  • Azure Event Hubs
  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Azure Search

Azure IaaS

  • Azure Virtual Machines (VMs)
  • Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Azure Storage
  • Azure Load Balancer
  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Security Center


  • Azure Virtual Network (VNet)
  • Subnets
  • Azure Load Balancer
  • Azure Application Gateway
  • Azure VPN Gateway
  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Azure Traffic Manager
  • Azure Virtual WAN
  • Azure Firewall
  • Network Security Groups (NSGs)
  • Azure Bastion
  • Azure DNS
  • Azure DDoS Protection
  • Azure Private Link
  • Azure Peering Services
  • Azure VPN Client
  • Azure Network Watcher
  • Azure Application Gateway Analytics


  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure File Storage
  • Azure Queue Storage
  • Azure Table Storage
  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Azure Storage Security
  • Azure Storage Replication
  • Azure Data Box
  • Azure Storage Explorer
  • Data Lifecycle Management
  • Azure Storage Queues and Events
  • Azure Storage Metrics and Monitoring
  • Azure Storage Best Practices
  • Azure Storage and Backup Integration
  • Azure Storage Data Movement and Copy Tools


  • Data Encryption
  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Azure Information Protection
  • Azure Active Directory Identity Protection
  • Azure Security Center
  • Azure Firewall
  • Azure DDoS Protection
  • Azure Virtual Network (VNet) Security
  • Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Security
  • Azure Sentinel
  • Azure Storage Security
  • Compliance and Certifications
  • Data Governance and Classification


  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Application Insights
  • Azure Log Analytics
  • Azure Security Center
  • Azure Network Watcher
  • Azure Service Health
  • Azure Diagnostics
  • Azure Automation
  • Azure Monitor for Containers
  • Azure Monitor for VMs
  • Azure Resource Graph
  • Azure Application Gateway Analytics
  • Azure Monitor Workbooks
  • Azure Sentinel
  • Azure Metrics Explorer
  • Azure Data Explorer

Azure Real World Projects

  • Windows, Linux, Stock Android Based VMs Deployment
  • On-Prem Custom VMs Migration to Azure
  • Organizational Storage and File Management
  • Azure Based Cloud Data Center Deployment
  • Azure VMs Backup and Migration
  • Apps Development Platforms Development
  • Cloud Based ICT Labs Deployment
  • IoT Labs Development
  • On-Prem Apps Virtualization
  • Web, LMS and FTP Hosting Server Deployment
  • Video Steaming Platform Development
  • Real word need based Nested Virtualization Deployment

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