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Azure Technical QuickStart is the ideal course for anyone who wishes to get started quickly on the Microsoft Azure platform. It is an introductory 1-day course designed to bring candidates quickly up-to-speed on cloud computing virtual machines, storage, security and networking concepts.

This unique ALC course outlines the cloud computing characteristics, services models and deployment models outlined by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), combined with an understanding of Azure services using practical hands-on lab exercises. The course also includes a primer on enabling a DevOps culture using Azure tools

Learning outcomes

This course teaches you how to:

  • Recognise Azure platform terminology, key concepts and navigate the Azure Portal.
  • Understand the foundational services relating to compute, storage and networking.
  • Understand the Azure security controls and key concepts relating to identity and access management.
  • Understand the core Azure database services.
  • Understand the key concepts around using Azure software development kits and enabling a DevOps culture.

Who should attend

This course is designed for:

  • Individuals and organisations seeking a foundational understanding of Microsoft Azure Services.
  • Managers responsible for employees that are working on Azure initiatives or projects.
  • Technical employees involved in Azure initiatives or projects, such as project managers, business analysts, security architects, enterprise architects, solution architects and infrastructure architects.

Course contents

1. Introduction to Cloud Computing

  • History of cloud computing.
  • Benefits of cloud computing.
  • Industry definitions of cloud computing.
  • Benefits of cloud computing.

2. Introduction to Azure Services

  • Overview of Azure Core Concepts, Key Services and Terminology.
  • Navigating the Azure Portal.
  • Understanding Azure security including:
    • Understanding role-based access controls.
    • Understanding multi-factor authentication (MFA).

3. Azure Infrastructure: Compute, Storage & Networking

  • Azure Virtual Machines.
  • Azure Virtual Networks (VNET).
  • Azure Storage.
  • Azure Service Bus.
  • Azure Event Hub.
  • Autoscaling.
  • Azure Load Balancers and Traffic Manager.

4. Azure Datastore Services

  • Azure SQL Database.
  • Azure Cosmos DB.

5. Azure Management Tools

  • Azure Security Centre.
  • Azure Operations Management Suite (OMS).
  • Azure Log Analytics.
  • Azure Monitor.

6. Azure and DevOps

  • Overview of a DevOps culture.
  • Azure DevOps Workflow & Automation Architecture.
  • Azure Command Line Interface (CLI).
  • Azure Software Development Kits.

Course fees

Face-to-face classroom training

Fees per person

Microsoft Azure Technical QuickStart (1 day)

  • $TBC + gst

Fees include:

  • Course presentation
  • Printed course workbook



Candidates should ideally have at least 2 years of IT experience.  No knowledge of Azure is required

Face-to-face classroom training

Next Available Dates

  • No public courses currently scheduled. Please contact ALC.

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