70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

In this course students are taught the architecture, services, tools, and portals of Microsoft Azure. Students will bring their knowledge and experience in System Center, Windows Server, and Windows Development to the cloud by learning how to manage and implement virtual networking in Azure, implementing websites and data services, Azure Content Delivery Networks, and create and manage Azure Active Directory.

Exam 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.

Instructor: Doug Bassett,

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Skills Learned

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe Azure architecture components, including infrastructure, tools, and portals.
  • Implement and manage virtual networking within Azure and connect to on-premises environments.
  • Plan and create Azure virtual machines.
  • Configure, manage, and monitor Azure virtual machines to optimize availability and reliability.
  • Deploy and configure web apps and mobile apps.
  • Implement, manage, backup, and monitor storage solutions.
  • Plan and implement data services based on SQL Database to support applications.
  • Deploy, configure, monitor, and diagnose cloud services.
  • Create and manage Azure AD tenants, and configure application integration with Azure AD.
  • Integrate on-premises Windows AD with Azure AD.
  • Automate operations in Azure management by using automation.

Who Should Attend This Course

This course is intended for:


  • IT professionals who want to deploy, configure, and administer services and virtual machines (VMs) in Azure.
  • IT professional who use Microsoft System Center to manage and orchestrate server infrastructure.
  • Windows Server administrators who are looking to evaluate and migrate on-premises Active Directory roles and services to the cloud.
  • IT professionals who want to use Windows Azure to host websites and mobile app backend services.
  • IT professionals who are experienced in other non-Microsoft cloud technologies, meet the course prerequisites, and want to cross-train on Azure.
  • IT professionals who want their Microsoft Specialist certification in Microsoft Azure, by passing Exam 70-533: Implementing Azure Infrastructure Solutions.



None. But we recommend that students have the following knowledge:


  • Understanding of on-premises virtualization technologies, including: virtual machines, virtual networking, and virtual hard disks (VHDs).
  • Understanding of network configuration, including: TCP/IP, Domain Name System (DNS), virtual private networks (VPNs), firewalls, and encryption technologies.
  • Understanding of websites, including: how to create, configure, monitor and deploy a website on Internet Information Services (IIS).
  • Understanding of Active Directory concepts, including: domains, forests, domain controllers, replication, Kerberos protocol, and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).
  • Understanding of database concepts, including: tables, queries, Structured Query Language (SQL), and database schemas.
  • Understanding of resilience and disaster recovery, including backup and restore operations.


Course Outline

Module 1: The Cloud and Microsoft Azure 101
Module 2: When to Use IaaS: Cost and Options
Module 3: Customizing VM Storage
Module 4: Enabling External Connectivity
Module 5: Using Virtual Networks
Module 6: Enabling On-Premises Connectivity
Module 7: Extending AD to Azure and Azure AD
Module 8: Setting Up Replicaiton, Backup, and Disaster Recovery
Module 9: Customizing Azure Templates and PowerShell Management
Module 10: Managing Hybrid Environments with System Center
Module 11: Completing Your Azure Environment
Module 12: What to do Next

Hands-On Labs

– Burn Rate on Subscription
– Increasing Azure Limits
– Understanding Costs and Licensing
– Creating VMs in Azure
– Using the Preview Azure Portal
– Changing the Temporary Drive from the D Drive
– Overview of Azure Storage for a VM
– Azure Storage Account Attributes
– Limiting IOPS Throttling
– Storage Account Keys
– Large and High-Performance Volumes
– Key Cloud Service Attributes
– Running, Stopped, and Deallocated States for VMs
– Reserved IPS
– Endpoint Basics
– Creating Endpoints
– Creating a Load Balanced Set
– Granting Access to Applications
– Enabling Cloud Protection for a DPM Protection Group
– Creating a Virtual Network
– Adding a Virtual Network
– Reserved IP for VM
– Creating an S2S Gateway
– Enabling S2S Connectivity for a Virtual Network
– Managing the Subnet used by the Gateway
– Using Point-to-Site Virtual Private Networking
– DNS Services
– Testing DNS Resolution
– Registering Site Specific DNS Records
– The Application Gallery
– Linking Organizational AD Instance with Azure
– Using Azure AD Reports
– Enabling Hyper-V VM Protection to Azure with ASR
– Modifying an Availability Set
– Configuring Autoscaling
– Azure Webapps
– Azure Traffic Manager Service
– Azure Automation

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