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This course helps you prepare for Official Microsoft Azure Certification Exam AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator – and to earn the Azure Administrator Associate badge. For more information on the Azure Administrator Associate badge itself such as benefits of earning this certification badge, prerequisite badges, and the certification paths this badge is associated with, please use the following link to learn more about the Azure Administrator Associate badge:

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This powerful Azure Administrator training boot camp enhances your skills in Azure subscription management, creation and scaling of virtual machines, implementation of storage solutions, configuration of virtual networking, backing up and share data, connecting Azure and on-premises sites, managing network traffic, implementing Azure Active Directory, securing identities, monitoring your solution and more.

This course includes the material of all of the following courses:

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About this Course:

This 4-day course teaches IT Professionals how to manage their Azure
subscriptions, create and scale virtual machines, implement storage
solutions, configure virtual networking, back up and share data, connect
Azure and on-premises sites, manage network traffic, implement Azure Active
Directory, secure identities, and monitor your solution.

Audience profile:

This course is for Azure Administrators. Azure Administrators manage the
cloud services that span storage, networking, and compute cloud
capabilities, with a deep understanding of each service across the full IT
lifecycle. They take end-user requests for new cloud applications and make
recommendations on services to use for optimal performance and scale, as
well as provision, size, monitor and adjust as appropriate. This role
requires communicating and coordinating with vendors. Azure Administrators
use the Azure Portal and as they become more proficient they use PowerShell
and the Command Line Interface.

Prerequisites:

  • Understanding of on-premises virtualization technologies, including:
    VMs, virtual networking, and virtual hard disks.
  • Understanding of network configuration, including TCP/IP, Domain Name
    System (DNS), virtual private networks (VPNs), firewalls, and
    encryption technologies.
  • Understanding of Active Directory concepts, including domains, forests,
    domain controllers, replication, Kerberos protocol, and Lightweight
    Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).
  • Understanding of resilience and disaster recovery, including backup and
    restore operations.

Course Outline

Module 1: Azure Administration

In this module, you’ll learn about to tooling Azure Administrator uses to
manage their infrastructure. This includes the Azure Portal, Cloud Shell,
Azure PowerShell, CLI, Resource Manager, and Resource Manager Templates.
The demonstrations in this module will ensure you are successful in the
course labs.

Lessons

  • Azure Portal and Cloud Shell
  • Azure PowerShell and CLI
  • Resource Manager
  • ARM Templates

Module 2: Azure Virtual Machines

In this module, you’ll learn about Azure virtual machines including
planning, creating, availability and extensions.

Lessons

  • Virtual Machine Planning
  • Creating Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Availability
  • Virtual Machine Extensions

Lab : Deploy and Manage Virtual Machines

Lab : Virtual Machines and Scale Sets

Module 3: Azure Storage

In this module, you’ll learn about basic storage features including storage
accounts, blob storage, Azure files, and storage security.

Lessons

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blobs
  • Azure Files
  • Storage Security

Lab : Implement and Manage Storage

Module 4: Virtual Networking

In this module, you’ll learn about basic virtual networking concepts like
virtual networks, IP addressing, Azure DNS, and network security groups.

Lessons

  • Virtual Networks
  • IP Addressing and Endpoints
  • Azure DNS
  • Network Security Groups

Lab : Configure Azure DNS

Module 5: Intersite Connectivity

In this module, you’ll learn about intersite connectivity features
including VNet Peering, VNet-to-VNet connections, Site-to-Site Connections,
and ExpressRoute.

Lessons

  • VNet Peering
  • VNet-to-VNet Connections
  • ExpressRoute Connections

Lab : VNet Peering and Service Chaining

Module 6: Monitoring

In this module, you’ll learn about monitoring your Azure infrastructure
including Azure Monitor, alerting, log analytics, and Network Watcher.

Lessons

  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Alerts
  • Log Analytics
  • Network Watcher

Lab : Network Watcher

Module 7: Data Protection

In this module, you’ll learn about data replication strategies, backing up
files and folders, and virtual machine backups.

Lessons

  • Data Replication
  • File and Folder Backups
  • Virtual Machine Backups

Lab : Azure Site Recovery Between Regions

Module 8: Network Traffic Management

In this module, you’ll learn about network traffic strategies including
service endpoints, network routing, Azure Load Balancer, and Azure Traffic
Manager.

Lessons

  • Network Routing
  • Azure Load Balancer
  • Azure Traffic Manager

Lab : Load Balancer and Traffic Manager

Module 9: Azure Active Directory

In this module, you’ll learn about Azure Active Directory (AD) including
Azure AD Connect and Azure AD Join.

Lessons

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Azure AD Connect
  • Azure AD Join

Lab : Implement Directory Synchronization

Module 10: Securing Identities

In this module, you’ll learn how to secure identities including
Multi-Factor Authentication, Azure AD Identity Protection, and Self-Service
Password Reset.

Lessons

  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Azure AD Identity Protection
  • Self-Service Password Reset

Lab : Azure AD Identity Protection

Lab : Self-Service Password Reset

Module 11: Governance and Compliance

In this module, you’ll learn about managing your subscriptions and accounts
including role-based access control, users and groups, and Azure policy.

Lessons

  • Subscriptions and Accounts
  • Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Users and Groups
  • Azure Policy

Lab : Role-Based Access Control

Lab : Governance and Compliance

Module 12: Data Services

In this module, you’ll learn how to effectively share data using Import and
Export service, Data Box, Content Delivery Network, and File Sync.

Lessons

  • Content Delivery Network
  • File Sync
  • Import and Export Service
  • Data Box

Lab : File Sync

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Course Overview

This course teaches IT Professionals experienced in SAP solutions how to leverage Azure resources that include deployment and configuration of virtual machines, virtual networks, storage accounts, and Azure AD that includes implementing and managing hybrid identities. Students of this course will learn through concepts, scenarios, procedures, and hands-on labs how to best plan and implement migration and operation of an SAP solution on Azure. Your will receive guidance on subscriptions, create and scale virtual machines, implement storage solutions, configure virtual networking, back up and share data, connect Azure and on-premises sites, manage network traffic, implement Azure Active Directory, secure identities, and monitor your solution.

Audience profile

This course is for Azure Administrators who migrate and manage SAP solutions on Azure. Azure Administrators manage the cloud services that span storage, networking, and compute cloud capabilities, with a deep understanding of each service across the full IT lifecycle. They take end-user requests for new cloud applications and make recommendations on services to use for optimal performance and scale, as well as provision, size, monitor and adjust as appropriate. This role requires communicating and coordinating with vendors. Azure Administrators use the Azure Portal and as they become more proficient they use PowerShell and the Command Line Interface.

Skills gained

  • Migrate and SAP HANA, S/4HANA, SAP NetWeaver to Azure
  • Leverage Azure Portal, Cloud Shell, Azure PowerShell, CLI, and Resource Manager
  • Use intersite connectivity features including VNet Peering and VNet-to-VNet connections
  • Work with Azure Active Directory (AAD) and Azure AD Connect

Prerequisites

Students should possess a solid knowledge around implementing, migrating and administering SAP Applications with prior experience on Linux operating systems, virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures, and networking. Specifically:

Prerequisite Experience:

  • Hands-on experience with Azure IaaS and PaaS solutions, including VM, VNet, Load Balancers, Storage (Blob, Files, Disks).
  • Understanding of on-premises and cloud virtualization technologies, including: VMs, virtual networking, and virtual hard disks.
  • Understanding of network configuration, including TCP/IP, Domain Name System (DNS), virtual private networks (VPNs), firewalls, and encryption technologies.
  • Understanding of Active Directory concepts
  • Experience with Linux/Unix environments.
  • Solid knowledge of SAP Applications, SAP HANA, S/4HANA, SAP NetWeaver, SAP BW, OS Servers for SAP Applications and Databases.
  • Understanding of SAP HANA deployment and configuration.
  • Hands-on experience with SAP HANA administration
    Prerequisite Courses (or equivalent knowledge and hands-on experience):
  • AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals
  • AZ-104 Azure Administrator

Course outline

Module 1: Introduction to Azure for SAP workloads

Students will learn about the partnership between Microsoft and SAP, explore an overview of Azure for SAP workloads, and learn common terms and meanings.

Module 2: Foundations of Azure for SAP workloads

Contains lessons on Azure compute, Azure storage, Azure networking, Identity services, and Governance and manageability.

Module 3: SAP certified offerings on Azure

Contains lessons on general prerequisites (SAP support in public cloud environments), deployment options of Azure for SAP workloads, SAP product-specific support for Azure, operating System support of Azure for SAP workloads, storage support of Azure for SAP workloads, networking support for SAP, database support for SAP, high availability and disaster recovery support for SAP, and monitoring requirements for SAP.

Lab: Online Lab: Implementing Linux clustering on Azure VMs

Lab: Online Lab: Implementing Windows clustering on Azure VMs

Module 4: Azure for SAP workloads reference architecture

Contains lessons on SAP NetWeaver with AnyDB on Azure VMs, and SAP S4 HANA on Azure VMs.

Module 5: Planning for Implementing SAP Solutions on Azure

Contains lessons on Azure VM compute, network, and storage considerations, Azure VM high availability and disaster recovery considerations, Azure VM backup considerations, Azure VM monitoring considerations, Azure VM security considerations, Azure VM authentication and access control considerations, and Azure VM licensing, pricing, and support considerations.

Module 6: Planning for Migrating SAP Workloads to Azure

Contains lessons on strategies for migrating SAP systems to Microsoft Azure and SAP a workload planning and deployment checklist.

Module 7: Implementing Azure VM-based SAP Solutions

Contains lessons on Azure VM deployment methodologies, single-instance implementations (2-tier and 3-tier), implementing HA SAP NetWeaver with AnyDB on Azure VMs, implementing HA SAP HANA on Azure VMs, configuring Azure Enhanced Monitoring Extension for SAP, and implementing AD and Azure AD-based authentication.

Lab: Online Lab: Implementing SAP architecture on Azure VMs running Linux

Lab: Online Lab: Implementing SAP architecture on Azure VMs running Windows

Module 8: SAP HANA on Azure (Large Instances) (HLI)

Contains lessons on the foundations of SAP HANA on Azure (Large Instances) (HLI), HLI certified offerings, HLI sample architecture, HLI planning considerations, HLI high availability and disaster recovery planning, HLI backup considerations, HLI security considerations, HLI licensing and support, implementing and deploying HLI, managing HLI, and HLI monitoring and troubleshooting.

Module 9: Migrating SAP workloads to Azure

Contains lessons on migration options, DMO methodology, cloud migration options, and very large database migration to Azure.

Module 10: Maintaining Azure for SAP workloads

Contains lessons on remote management, performing backups and restores, networking changes, OS and workload updates, vertical and horizontal scaling, and disaster recovery.

Module 11: Monitoring and troubleshooting Azure for SAP workloads

Contains lessons on monitoring and troubleshooting Azure VMs, and raising support requests.

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Course Overview

In this workshop, you will work as a group to setup and configure a serverless architecture within Azure using a combination of Azure Functions, Logic Apps, Event Grid, Cosmos DB, and Azure Storage. The focus is on removing server management from the equation, breaking down the solution into smaller components that are individually scalable, and allowing the customer to only pay for what they use.

Audience profile

This workshop is intended for Cloud Architects and IT professionals who have architectural expertise of infrastructure and solutions design in cloud technologies and want to learn more about Azure and Azure services as described in the “Summary” and “Skills gained” areas. Those attending this workshop should also be experienced in other non-Microsoft cloud technologies, meet the course prerequisites, and want to cross-train on Azure.

Skills gained

  • Design a cloud migration solution for business-critical applications and databases.

Course outline

Module 1: Whiteboard Design Session – Migrating SQL databases to Azure

Lessons

  • Review the customer case study
  • Design a proof of concept solution
  • Present the solution

Module 2: Hands-On lab – Migrating SQL databases to Azure

Lessons

  • Perform database assessments
  • Migrate the database to SQL MI
  • Update the web application to use the new SQL MI database
  • Integrate App Service with the virtual network
  • Improve database security posture with Advanced Data Security
  • Enable Dynamic Data Masking
  • Use online secondary for read-only queries

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Course Overview

In this whiteboard design session, you will work with a group to design and implement a solution that combines Azure Databricks with Azure Machine Learning service to build, train and deploy the machine learning and deep learning models. You will learn how to use automated machine learning, model lifecycle management from training to deployment, in batch and real-time inferencing scenarios, and construct deep learning models for Natural Language Processing (NLP) in text classification and forecasting against time-series data. Finally, you’ll learn to compare data with PyTorch and Keras for deep learning.

Audience profile

This workshop is intended for Cloud Architects and IT professionals who have architectural expertise of infrastructure and solutions design in cloud technologies and want to learn more about Azure and Azure services as described in the “Summary” and “Skills gained” areas. Those attending this workshop should also be experienced in other non-Microsoft cloud technologies, meet the course prerequisites, and want to cross-train on Azure.

Skills gained

  • The capabilities and implementation solutions of Azure Machine Learning and Azure Databricks.

Course outline

Module 1: Whiteboard Design Session – Machine Learning

Lessons

  • Review the customer case study
  • Design a proof of concept solution
  • Present the solution

Module 2: Hands-on lab – Machine Learning

Lessons

  • Creating a forecast model using automated machine learning
  • Understanding the automated ML generated forecast model using model explainability
  • Creating a deep learning model (RNN) for time series data and registering the model
  • Using a forecast model for scoring of streaming telemetry
  • Creating a deep learning text classification model