Create and Manage Azure Virtual Machines (VMs)

The Learning Path is aimed at professionals preparing to take the 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam and who are experienced in designing, programming, implementing, automating, and monitoring Microsoft Azure cloud platform solutions. Exam candidates should also be adept at using development tools, techniques, and design methodologies associated with the design of scalable and resilient cloud-based solutions.


Expected Duration
123 minutes

Domain #2 of the Microsoft 70-532 certification examination sets out to test the candidate’s skills with respect to the creation and management of Azure virtual machines. This course covers the first three skills-measured objectives for this domain and by way of discussion and demonstration will support candidates studying for and preparing to take the 70-532 examination.


Deploy Workloads on Azure VMs

  • start the course
  • describe workload identification and selection
  • create a Windows Server Virtual Machine
  • create a Linux Virtual Machine
  • create a Windows SQL Server Virtual Machine

Virtual Machine Images and Hard Disks

  • describe VM Images and VHDs
  • upload an existing VM to Azure
  • convert a VHD to an Azure Disk
  • create a VM from an existing disk
  • generalize Windows VM and Linux VM images
  • copy images between storage accounts and subscriptions using AZCopy

Virtual Machine Configuration Management

  • describe Azure VM configuration
  • automate Azure VM configuration using VM Agent (custom PowerShell script extensions)
  • describe the use of PowerShell DSC to configure Azure VMs
  • automate Azure VM configuration using PowerShell DSC
  • using Puppet to configure Azure VMs
  • utilize Puppet to configure Azure VMs
  • using Chef to work with Azure VMs
  • utilize Chef to configure Azure VMs
  • enable remote VM debugging

Practice: Create Azure Virtual Machines

  • create and manage Azure virtual machines





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