[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Welcome to our Microsoft Azure Tutorials section of the site. We are proud to recommend this Microsoft Azure Solutions course to you from our partner Norm Kennedy.

This Microsoft Azure Solutions course will give you a comprehensive overview of Cloud Computing, Microsoft Azure and the components of the Microsoft Cloud.

This course will introduce students to the Cloud, types of Cloud services, Azure services, and Azure PowerShell. In addition, students will learn about Azure as it pertains to Virtual Networks, Virtual Machines, and Storage capabilities

Course Content

This is a REALLY comprehensive course with 9 sections.

  • In the first section (Introduction To Azure), students will be introduced to the Cloud, types of Cloud services, Azure services, and Azure PowerShell. The content provides the pre-requisite knowledge required by all individuals who will be learning Microsoft Azure. Students who are administrators, developers, or database administrators will benefit from learning thee fundamentals covered in this course and will be better prepared to take additional Microsoft Azure courses that are generally more advanced.
  • Next, the Deploying Virtual Machines section is designed to instruct students on Azure as it pertains to Virtual Networks, Virtual Machines, and Storage capabilities. Students will learn the components of a virtual network, work with VNETs, learn about UPNs and VPNs, become familiar with IaaS cloud services, review VM deployment and conectivity options, and monitoring of VMs. Students will also review and work with various Azure storage options and functionality.
  • In the Azure Active Directory section, students will gain an understanding of directory service options, use a custom domain, manage users and groups, use multi-factor authentication, work with application access, and add and access applications. Students will learn about using a hybrid Azure Active Directory, extend and deploy AD to the cloud, prepare for synchronization, install Azure AD Connect, and manage directory synchronization. In addition, students will understand ADFS, install AFDS, and convert a domain to Federated.
  • The Deploying Websites section is designed to instruct students on Azure as it pertains to Virtual Networks, Virtual Machines, and Storage capabilities. Students will learn about PaaS Cloud Services, Understand the deployment environment, and create and configure PaaS Cloud Service. Students will work with upgrading Applications, understand communication between roles, understand PaaS to IaaS communication, scaling roles, and work with monitoring and alerts.
  • In the Azure SQL section, students will overview and provision Azure SQL. Students will also connect to Azure SQL DB, Migrate DB to Azure, work with SQL security and metrics, Configure SQL DB auditing, copy and export a database, use DB Self-Service Restore, and Use SQL DB Geo-Replication.
  • The Azure Networking section is designed to instruct students on Azure as it pertains to networking. Students will learn about IP address space and DNS in Azure VNets. In addition, the course will cover creating a VNet, configuring a point to site and site to site VPN, and VNet peering.
  • The Azure Storage section is designed to instruct students on Azure as it pertains to storage. Students will learn about storage accounts and access and using blob storage and file storage. In addition, the course will cover file sync, content delivery network, and backup and recovery.
  • The Azure Containers section is designed to instruct students on Azure as it pertains to Containers. Students will learn about using Docker, deploying containers, and multi-container applications. In addition, the course will cover container registry, clustering options, and installing ACS.
  • The Azure Automation and Log Analytics section is designed to instruct students on Azure as it pertains to automation and log analytics. Students will learn about creating automation accounts and creating runbooks. In addition, the course will cover creating OMS workspaces and using the Azure Security Center.

Video Sections

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_accordion style=”modern” color=”white” active_section=”0″ collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”Introduction to Azure” tab_id=”1542232437811-5eb73e19-bc15″][vc_column_text]

  • Introduction
  • What is the Cloud
  • Types of Cloud Services
  • Azure Data Centers
  • Setting up a Free Trial
  • Compute Services
  • Networking
  • Storage
  • Data and Analytics
  • Web and Mobile
  • Miscellaneous
  • Azure Deployment Models
  • Azure Management Interfaces
  • Azure Portal
  • Azure PowerShell
  • Preview
  • Introduction to Azure Recap

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Deploying Virtual Machines” tab_id=”1542232437811-a988d7c0-77b7″][vc_column_text]

  • Introduction
  • Azure VM Overview
  • When to Use IaaS VMs
  • Classic vs ARM
  • VM Sizes
  • Azure VM Costs
  • Deploying Azure VMs via the Portal
  • ARM Templates
  • Azure VM Availability
  • Creating and Deploying Availability Sets
  • Types of VM Disks
  • Managed vs Unmanaged Disks
  • Adding VM Disks
  • Connecting to VM’s
  • VM Scaling
  • Creating a Scale Set
  • VM Security
  • VM Agents and Extensions
  • Monitoring VM’s
  • Deploying Classic VM’s
  • Deploying Virtual Machines Recap

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Active Directory” tab_id=”1542232554085-1ec75c00-ecac”][vc_column_text]

  • Introduction
  • Directory Service Options
  • Custom Domains
  • Managing Users and Groups in the Portal
  • Managing Users and Groups in the PowerShell
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Multiple Directories
  • Application Access
  • Adding and Accessing Applications
  • Azure AD Versions
  • Hybrid Active Directory
  • Deploying DC to Azure
  • Directory Synchronization
  • Directory Synchronization Pre Requirements
  • Installing and Configuring Azure AD Connect
  • Modifying Directory Sync
  • Understanding Identity Federation
  • ADFS Authentication with Online Services
  • ADFS Pre-Requirements
  • Installing ADFS
  • Installing ADFS Proxy
  • Converting Domains to Federated
  • Pass-through Authentication
  • Seamless Single Sign-on
  • Configuring Pass-through
  • Active Directory Recap

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Deploying Web Sites” tab_id=”1542232580003-22aca7c1-ca1c”][vc_column_text]

  • Introduction
  • Web App Options
  • App Service Plans
  • Creating Web Apps
  • Deploying Content
  • Web App Updates
  • Web App Settings
  • VNet and Hybrid Connectivity
  • Availability and Scalability
  • WebJobs
  • Diagnostic Logging and Metrics
  • Traffic Manager
  • Building a Traffic Manager
  • PaaS Cloud Service Overview
  • Creating and Configuring Paas Cloud Services
  • Upgrading Applications
  • Communication Between Roles
  • Understanding PaaS to IaaS Communication
  • Scaling PaaS Roles
  • Monitoring and Alerts
  • Deploying Web Sites Recap

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Azure – SQL” tab_id=”1542232603965-66d4e071-1cce”][vc_column_text]

  • Introduction
  • Azure SQL
  • Provisioning Azure SQL
  • Connecting to Azure SQL DB
  • Migrating to Azure DB
  • Understanding SQL Security
  • Understanding SQL DB Metrics and Auditing
  • Backing Up and Protecting Your Database
  • Using SQL DB Geo-Replication
  • Azure SQL Recap

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Azure Storage” tab_id=”1542232608129-403b9ebf-784a”][vc_column_text]

  • Introduction
  • Azure Storage Overview
  • Working with Azure Storage Accounts
  • Storage Access
  • Using Azure Blob Storage
  • Using Azure File Storage
  • Azure File Sync
  • Monitoring Storage
  • Content Delivery Network
  • CDN Profile
  • Azure Backup Vault
  • Azure Site Recovery

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Azure Containers” tab_id=”1542232610944-4bc396ee-77c1″][vc_column_text]

  • Introduction
  • Containers
  • Docker
  • Deploying Containers
  • Multi-container Applications
  • Azure Container Registry
  • Azure Container Clustering Options
  • Installing ACS
  • Container Recap

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Networking” tab_id=”1542232615064-4f649c7e-fa31″][vc_column_text]

  • Introduction
  • Virtual Network Overview
  • IP Address Space
  • DNS in Azure Vnets
  • Creating a Vnet
  • VPNs with Vnets
  • Configuring a Point to Site VPN
  • Configure Site to Site VPN
  • Azure Vnet Peering
  • Networks Recap

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Automation and Log Analytics” tab_id=”1542232619910-5dfca329-8220″][vc_column_text]

  • Introduction
  • Azure Automation
  • Creating Azure Automation Accounts
  • Automation Assets
  • Creating Runbooks
  • Log Analytics Overview
  • Creating and Viewing OMS Workspaces
  • Intro to Azure Security Center
  • Detection as a Service
  • Tour of the ASC
    ASC Investigations
    Automation and Log Analytics Recap

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Summary” tab_id=”1542232623597-85d6d367-a679″][vc_column_text]

  • Final summary and overview

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Register Now

About The Instructor – Norm Kennedy

Instructor Norm KennedyNorm Kennedy is a superior technical instructor with the following credentials – MCT, MCSE, MCSA, MCITP SERVER/Enterprise, MCITP SharePoint, CISSP, CCA

Norm began his career working with Novell Servers and has installed, configured and maintained Windows Server systems since 2000. He assisted Bell Atlantic – now Verizon – with their Y2K projects and network upgrades, sat on an advisory board for vendor IT integration with the Chrysler Corporation, and aided in the development and deployment of laptop programs in schools.

Currently, he specializes in Cloud Computing on the Microsoft Azure Platform from an IT infrastructure perspective as well as Deployment and Administration of Office 365. MCT, MCSE Server – Enterprise – Sharepoint, MCSA Office 365, MCTS Azure Infrastructure, MCTS Azure Architecture.


Here are a few samples testimonials from actual students who have gone through the course.

Microsoft Azure Course TestimonialsRequirements

This course is suggested for It-related professionals that possess limited/no knowledge of cloud technologies and would like to become familiar with Microsoft Azure. Basic computer skills are required. Familiarity with the concept of cloud computing and storage is helpful, but not required.

Target audience

Students who are looking for a comprehensive overview of Microsoft Azure.


To sign up for the course and get started, click on the link below.

Register Now[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]