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This 5-day course is intended to provide delegates with the key knowledge required to deploy and configure Microsoft Azure Stack. During the course, they will learn the features and functionalities of Microsoft Azure Stack, how to deploy and manage Microsoft Azure Stack, how to configure resources and monitor Microsoft Azure Stack, and more.
This Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack course is fully accredited by Microsoft through the Microsoft Silver Partnership held by The Knowledge Academy.
After completing this course, delegates will be able to:
This course includes the following modules:
Module 1: Overview of Azure Stack
In this first module, the key concepts associated with Azure Stack are described that will help delegates understand what Azure Stack is and the functionality it provides. Delegates will also learn about the differentiators between Azure Stack, Microsoft Azure, and Windows Azure Pack.
Module 2: Foundational Components of Microsoft Azure Stack
In this module, delegates will learn about the Windows Server 2016 features that Azure Stack uses and optional System Centre 2016 components that can be added to further manage and maintain an Azure Stack environment. Delegates will also learn how Azure Stack manages authentication, as well as the various authentication providers that are available.
Lab: Reviewing the Azure Stack Infrastructure
Module 3: Deploying Microsoft Azure Stack
This module introduces some of the internal architecture of Azure Stack and how it forms the basis of the system. It will discuss various Azure Stack concepts such as software defined datacentres, the internal architecture of Azure Stack, Azure Stack infrastructure, Azure Stack prerequisites, and the planning and installation of Azure Stack.
Lab: Confirming prerequisites and installing Microsoft Azure Stack
Module 4: Offering Microsoft Azure Stack Resources
This module discusses some of the key features in Azure Stack that provide the mechanisms used by tenants when consuming resources such as virtual machines and SQL Server databases.
Lab: Managing Offers and Plans in Microsoft Azure Stack
Module 5: Microsoft Azure Stack and DevOps
This module discusses the fundamentals of how Azure Stack enables organisations to leverage DevOps. It details the underpinnings of Azure Stack, the Azure Resource Manager, the SDKs and APIs available, and also how configuration management technologies such as PowerShell Desired State Configuration, Chef, and Puppet can be used to facilitate fast and consistent deployment of applications along with stability.
Lab: Debugging and Deploying ARM Templates
Module 6: Infrastructure as a Service and Microsoft Azure Stack
This module discusses Infrastructure as a Service in Azure Stack. This covers areas including software defined datacentres, Hyper-V network virtualisation, external connectivity to Azure Stack, Azure consistent storage in Azure Stack, and Virtual Machines in Azure Stack.
Lab: Provisioning Storage and Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure Stack
Module 7: Platform as a Service and Microsoft Azure Stack
Stack brings Platform as Service (PaaS) based offerings from Microsoft Azure to Azure Stack. Microsoft Azure was originally designed for PaaS based application development with IaaS based services added later. With the initial release of Azure Stack, Microsoft are offering 4 PaaS based services. This module will detail each offering and show how these can be utilised.
Lab: Configuring Platform as a Service in Azure Stack
Module 8: Monitoring in Microsoft Azure Stack
In this module, delegates will learn how Azure Stack is monitored and updated. They will also learn how to monitor guest workloads that tenants have provisioned using Azure Stack. Delegates will learn how to troubleshoot the core components of Azure Stack. Finally, they will learn how Azure Stack infrastructure is protected and Tenant workloads can also be protected.
Lab: Troubleshooting and Monitoring Microsoft Azure Stack and Guest Operating Systems
Module 9: License Microsoft Azure Stack and Billing Tenants
In this module, delegates will learn how Azure Stack is licensed by Microsoft, including the two charging models for Azure Stack and what other costs are typically involved in an Azure Stack deployment.
Lab: Obtaining Usage Information
The primary audience for this course is service administrators and DevOps or cloud architects who are interested in using Microsoft Azure Stack to provide cloud services to their end-users or customers from within their own datacentre.
Before attending this course, delegates should possess or be able to demonstrate:
The Knowledge Academy does not provide an examination for this course. Delegates will be given access to:
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