This learning path helps IT pros with an existing understanding of cloud computing to develop the administration skills they need to successfully manage and maintain an Azure environment. Beginning with an exploration of Azure services and fundamental skills around networking and security, you can progress to implementing Azure Resource Manager virtual machines and exploring Azure site recovery.
Build a fundamental understanding of Azure services.
Develop skills for securing your Azure deployment.
Design a business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) strategy.
Microsoft Azure: Core Functionalities with David Elfassy
Get an IT administrator's view of Microsoft Azure. Learn to manage an Azure account, configure options via portals or PowerShell scripting, and set up services successfully.
2h 52m • COURSE
Microsoft Azure: Active Directory with David Elfassy
Get started with Azure Active Directory, the cloud-based version of the popular Microsoft directory service. Explore its feature set, and discover how to manage user and group accounts, join client computers, implement multi-factor authentication, and more.
2h 6m • COURSE
Microsoft Azure: Networking Concepts with David Elfassy
Learn about configuring networking in a Microsoft Azure environment. Dig deep into networking concepts, VPNs, virtual machines, and network security groups.
1h 54m • COURSE
Microsoft Azure: Security Concepts with David Elfassy
Learn how to secure your Microsoft Azure deployment and Azure services such as Office 365 and Azure Active Directory.
2h 9m • COURSE
Microsoft Azure: Create and Manage Virtual Machines with Sharon Bennett
Boost your skills in Azure implementation, going from beginner-level to intermediate, by learning how to create, scale, manage, and monitor ARM virtual machines.
1h 54m • COURSE
Microsoft Azure: Design and Implement a Storage Strategy with Sharon Bennett
Learn how to implement storage in Azure, the cloud offering from Microsoft. Explore the basics of Azure storage, as well as how to use and monitor the service.
1h 30m • COURSE
Microsoft Azure: Backup and Disaster Recovery with Sharon Bennett
Learn how to back up and restore servers, virtual machines, files and folders, workloads, and databases with Microsoft Azure services such as Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery.
2h 26m • COURSE
Microsoft Azure: Design a Management, Monitoring, and Business Continuity Strategy with Sharon Bennett
Learn the intermediate-level skills needed to configure monitoring, business continuity, and disaster recovery in Microsoft Azure for highly available and recoverable environments.
1h 41m • COURSE
Microsoft Azure: Management and Security Essentials with David M. Franklyn
Get started with Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS). Learn how to use OMS for security, data insight, and management purposes.
1h 57m • COURSE
You'll learn Azure cloud computing skills with these experts.
David Elfassy is a Microsoft consultant and trainer, specializing in Microsoft Exchange and Office 365.
David began his career in IT in the early 90s, delivering Microsoft Official Curriculum, and has specialized in Microsoft Exchange Server since 1997. He worked as a project lead on many migrations and implementations of Microsoft infrastructure technologies for governmental and corporate organizations, helping these groups migrate to the new versions of Microsoft Exchange Server. He has also been working closely with Microsoft Learning teams on various marketing and certification projects, particularly on curriculum development for multiple arms of Microsoft Corp. David is a co-owner and senior technical adviser for two Microsoft Gold Certified Partners—Netlogon Technologies (specializing in large-enterprise consulting) and Kalleo (specializing in small-business network management)—overseeing teams of consultants and network technicians.
Sharon Bennett is a staff author at LinkedIn who creates courses focusing on Microsoft Azure and Office 365.
Previously, Sharon worked with Microsoft Partners, providing technical and business development advice to help them build their cloud offerings. Sharon is a certified Microsoft Cloud Solutions Architect, a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and holds several other Microsoft certifications. Additionally, Sharon has taught Azure and other Microsoft technologies to Microsoft Partners. Sharon brings 20+ years of technical experience and her own entrepreneurial lessons to her position.
David M. Franklyn is a Microsoft MVP, educator, and consultant.
David—who is a Microsoft MVP in Windows and Devices for IT—writes official courseware for Microsoft. He also teaches high-level computer classes and consults privately. When he assists an organization with a particular Microsoft-related networking or server product, he not only helps them resolve their immediate issues—he sees to it that their staff learns from the experience, so that they'll be equipped to deal with similar problems in the future.