Microsoft Azure: Networks and Storage

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


Azure has sophisticated capabilities for segmenting clouds into virtual networks. These networks can be accessed securely by using VPNs for encryption and authentication. This course covers virtual network creation, VPN access to Azure networks, using PowerShell on remote machines, and more on storage, both structured and unstructured.

Target Audience

Administrators looking to gain skills to administer public cloud services hosted on Microsoft Azure



Expected Duration

150 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

Understanding Virtual Networks

  • describe Microsoft Azure virtual networks
  • Getting Started with Virtual Networks

  • configure basic virtual networks on Microsoft Azure
  • Exporting and Importing Virtual Network Configuration

  • export and import virtual network configuration on Microsoft Azure
  • Adding Virtual Machines to Virtual Networks

  • assign a virtual machine to a virtual network in Microsoft Azure
  • Understanding VPN Options within Virtual Networks

  • describe VPN options in Microsoft Azure virtual networks
  • Point-to-Site VPN Access to Virtual Networks

  • configure client systems to connect to a virtual network via a Point-to-Site VPN
  • Configuring Site-to-Site VPN Access to Virtual Networks

  • configure client systems to connect to a virtual network via a Site-to-Site VPN
  • Creating a Root Certificate for VPN Access

  • create and implement root certificates to validate the identity of the server
  • Creating Client Certificates for VPN Access

  • implement client certificates for authenticating client connections when establishing VPN connectivity
  • Creating Site-to-Site VPN Access to Virtual Networks

  • create site-to-site VPN access to virtual networks
  • Getting Started with Microsoft Azure PowerShell

  • describe the relevance of PowerShell in Windows Azure
  • Configuring Microsoft Azure PowerShell

  • configure the Azure environment to support PowerShell management
  • Configuring Remote PowerShell Access

  • access systems residing in the cloud by using PowerShell on a local system
  • Getting Started with Storage Accounts

  • create a storage account and configure storage options
  • Getting Started with Storage Explorer

  • use the Storage Explorer utility to access and manage a Storage account
  • Getting Started with Storage Using Visual Studio

  • access cloud storage from a local installation of Visual Studio
  • Storage – Creating Basic BLOBs

  • create BLOB files in Azure Storage Explorer and Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Configuring Private BLOB File Access

  • set up private access to BLOB files
  • Configuring Public BLOB File Access

  • create public access BLOB files
  • SQL Azure Feature Comparison

  • compare SQL Server and SQL Azure
  • Storage – Creating Basic Tables

  • create and configure basic tables in Microsoft Azure
  • Populating Tables

  • populate tables in Microsoft Azure
  • Storage – Customizing and Querying Tables

  • customize and query tables in Microsoft Azure
  • Understanding Database Sync Groups

  • describe database sync groups in Microsoft Azure
  • Getting Started with Database Sync Groups

  • create database sync groups in Microsoft Azure
  • Configuring Database Sync Groups

  • configure database sync groups in Microsoft Azure