The audience for this course is an AWS Sysops Administrator Associate or equivalent. This person has one to two years of experience in AWS deployment, management, and operations. Students taking this course are interested in learning how Azure is different from AWS, and how Azure is administered. Students may also be interested in taking the AZ-103 Microsoft Azure Administrator certification exam, or the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals exam.
Successful AWS Sysops start this course with experience in operating systems, virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures, identity solutions, and networking. Specifically, students should have:
• A working knowledge of how to construct CLI commands, including using the help pages to determine appropriate parameters and command structure.
• Understanding of virtual network concepts, Domain Name System (DNS), virtual private networks (VPNs), firewalls, gateways, and encryption technologies.
• Understanding of virtual machines, how they are used, and configuration options like CPU performance and disks.
• Understanding virtual storage concepts such as storage accounts, blobs, file shares, and disk types.
• Understanding of governance concepts, including role-based access control, identity management, and identity protection.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
• Create an Azure App Service Web App solution
• Implement Azure functions
• Develop solutions that use blob or Cosmos DB storage
• Implement secure cloud solutions that include user authentication and authorization
• Implement API management
• Develop event- and message-based solutions
• Instrument solutions for monitoring and logging
Module 1: Azure Administration
In this module, you’ll learn about the tools and principles concepts needed to administer Azure.
• Resource Manager
• Resource Groups
• Azure Portal
• Azure CLI
• Azure Templates
• Cloud Shell
• Azure Marketplace
• Azure PowerShell.
Module 2: Azure Networking
In this module, you’ll learn about Azure networking features.
• Azure Regions
• Virtual Networks and Subnets
• IP Addressing
• Network Security Groups
• Virtual Network Peering
• VNet-to-VNet Connections
• Load Balancers
• Network Watcher.
Module 3: Azure Compute
In this module, you’ll learn about configuring and monitoring Azure virtual machines.
• Azure Virtual Machines
• Creating Virtual Machines
• Virtual Machine Sizes
• Virtual Machine Disks
• Availability Zones, Availability Sets
• Windows VM Connections
• Linux VM Connections
• Azure Monitor
• Azure Alerts
Module 4: Azure Storage
In this module, you’ll learn about Azure storage features and implementation.
• Storage Accounts
• Blob Storage
• Blob Performance Tiers
• File Shares
• File Sync
• Data Box
• Content Delivery Network
• Shared Access Signatures
• Service Endpoints
Module 5: Azure Identity
In this module, you’ll learn about Azure identity solutions.
• Azure Domains
• Role-based Access Control
• Azure Active Directory
• Multi-Factor Authentication
• Azure AD Identity Protection
• Azure Policy
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Our minimum class-size is 3 for this course.
If there are no scheduled dates for this course, it can be customized to suit the time and skill needs of clients and it can be held online, at a rented location or at your premises.
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Azure is an open source and flexible cloud platform which helps in development, service hosting, service management, and data storage. The Azure cloud computing tool hosts web applications over the internet with the help of Microsoft data centers.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is widely used to secure cloud services platform, offering computing power, content delivery, database storage, and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow.
AWS charges you on an hourly basis but Azure has a pricing model of per minute charge. In terms of short-term subscriptions, Azure has more flexibility but it is more expensive. Azure has much better hybrid cloud support in comparison with AWS. AWS provides direct connections whereas Azure express provides routing.
Azure machines are grouped into cloud service and respond to the same domain name with various ports whereas the AWS machine can be accessed separately. Azure has a virtual network cloud whereas AWS has Virtual Private Cloud. Azure has 140 availability zone whereas AWS has 61 availability zones.
Both Azure and AWS support hybrid clouds but Azure supports hybrid cloud better.
Azure offers express routes while AWS offers direct connection.
Azure provides security by offering permissions on the whole account whereas AWS security is provided using defined roles with permission control feature.
Azure machines are grouped into cloud service and respond to the same domain name with various ports whereas the AWS machine can be accessed separately.
Azure has a virtual network cloud whereas AWS has Virtual Private Cloud.
|Launched in 2006.
|Launched In 2010.
- Easy to use
- AWS Import/Export
- Blob Storage
- Azure Drive
- Table Storage
- Storage Stats
- Amazon Web Services
- Amazon Machine Instance (AMI)
- Traditional Deployment Models
- Fine-grained updates
- Elastic Beanstalk
- Cloud Formation
|Cspkg (fancy zip file)
Upload via portal or API via blob storage
“click to scale.”
- IP/Elastic IP/ELB
- Virtual Private Cloud
- Route 53
- Firewall heavily configurable
- Automatic IP assignment
- Azure Connect
- Endpoints defined in csdef/cscfg
|Per hour- rounded up
|On-demand reserved spot.
|Adobe, Airbnb, Expedia, Yelp, Nokia, Netflix, Novartis.
|Pearson, 3M, Towers Watson, NBC, Essar, Serko, etc.
|Type of Cloud
|Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
- Free Tier
- Per Hour
- Free Trial Per Minute
- No change for stopped
- Pay for EBS volume
|AWS has an edge as far as government cloud offerings.
|Limited reach for government cloud offerings.
|Support for Hybrid cloud
|Does not offers the best of hybrid cloud support.
|With Hybrid Cloud, organizations can integrate onsite servers with Cloud instances.
|AWS has a software marketplace with an extensive partner ecosystem.
|With very few Linux options, Azure doesn’t’ have a big ecosystem.
|Support for Big Data
|EBS storage is ideal for handling big data.
|Standard storage has many issues for big data, and therefore you need premium storage.
|More mature cloud environment for big data.
|The less mature environment for big data.
|In AWS machine can be accessed separately.
|Machines are grouped into cloud service and respond to the same domain name with various ports.
|The average salary for “AWD engineer” is approximately $141,757 per year for Software Architect.
|The average salary for “Microsoft Azure” ranges from approximately $113,582 per year.
|Zero setups, Detail Monitoring, Auto-scaling groups.
|Startup friendly, High performance, Low cost.
|Long term data archiving
|Allows long term data archiving and retrieval.
|Does not offer any long-term data archiving and retrieval option.
|Security is provided using defined roles with permission control feature.
|Provides security by offering permissions on the whole account.
Additional Information and FAQs
CERTFICATE OF COMPLETION: Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of a course. This is not an official certification for the product and/or software. Our courses do indicate the appropriate certification exam(s) that the participant can sit. Data Vision Systems does not provide certification or deliver the certification exams. Participants are responsible for arranging and paying for the certification exams on the appropriate certification body.
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