Azure Concepts

By Tia Williams

Learn about cloud services in general as well as what Azure has to offer in this arena.

1 hour
  • 12 Lessons
  • 1 Hands-On Lab
  • 1 Course Quiz

About the course

Cloud services have redefined the IT world. The major players in IaaS (infrastructure as a service) have emerged as Amazon, Microsoft, and Google.

These three cloud services share many features, but each one also possesses it’s own strengths. Our course will cover the basic concepts necessary to learn to have a frame of reference to build your knowledge of Azure.

In this course, we cover the basics of cloud services, the core components of the Azure flavor of cloud, and a few basic examples of how companies are using Azure today.

By the end of the course, you will be able to name the core services offered by Azure, explain why companies commonly choose to use cloud services, and why companies specifically decide to use Azure.

If you find you don’t quite understand something, that’s okay. These skills take years to build. For now, you only need to be familar with the sound of these new words and their basic concepts.

Congratulations on starting down a new path. These cloud services form the backbone of the way our information-dependent world works. Even with only a passing interest in this topic, the knowledge gained here will be valuable. It will grant insight into how much goes into giving users information on-demand.

  • Chapter 1 3 Lessons Getting Started 7:11

    An Important Note About A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy Courses


    Course Introduction


    About the Training Architect

  • Chapter 2 3 Lessons Azure and the Cloud 26:06

    High Availability, Fault Tolerance, and Disaster Recovery


    Scalability and Elasticity


    Business Agility

  • Chapter 3 6 Lessons Introduction to Core Azure Services 1:04:52

    Understanding Subscriptions


    Understanding Active Directory


    Understanding Virtual Networks


    Understanding Virtual Machines (VMs)


    Understanding Azure Storage


    A Walk Through of Core Azure Services

    30:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 4 1 Lesson Final Steps 15:00

    QUIZ: Azure Concepts

    15:00 Quiz

What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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