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May 20, 2020

In any situation, be it on-premises, in the cloud, or somewhere in between, maintaining the security posture of your assets is a full-time job. In this course, Maintaining Deployment Security in Microsoft Azure, you will learn what services and features you can leverage to keep your assets secured and up to date, including virtual machines as well as your serverless computing. First, you will enroll your hosts into update management while also creating availability sets for your future deployments, ensuring platform resiliency. Next, you will monitor your assets in Azure Security Center and apply any remediation suggestions. Finally, you will see how you can maintain, monitor, and secure your container resources. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to maintain a strong security profile for your virtual machines and containers in Microsoft Azure.

About the author
About the author

Michael Teske is an Author Evangelist with Pluralsight helping people elevate their skills. He has 20+ years of experience in IT Ops, including 17 as an IT instructor at a community college.

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Course Overview
Hi, everyone. My name is Michael Teske, and welcome my course, Maintaining Deployment Security in Microsoft Azure. I'm an author evangelist at Pluralsight with more than 20 years working in IT operations with 17 of those years as an IT operations and automation instructor, focused mainly in the Microsoft world. So you're concerned about how to maintain a secure environment throughout your deployment's life cycle in the cloud. Or maybe you're contemplating shifting to the cloud and need to know how you can build resiliency into your environment so they can withstand maintenance and updates. Or does your cloud service provider do that for you? Well probably not so much. It's really up to you, the customer or the security engineer, to understand what resources you have at your disposal and how to configure and secure them to meet your needs while implementing and maintaining these resources throughout their life cycle. So what responsibility does the cloud service provider bear? Well in Azure, Microsoft is responsible for making sure the lights are on in their data center and the platform itself is available and secure. But it's really up to you to deploy your host with resiliency, redundancy, and security in mind. No worries though. Azure has plenty of resources for you to get the job done, and that's where we're going to start. In this course, we will identify and locate some critical features and services to help create a secure, updated, as well as resilient environment for your deployments throughout their life cycle. We'll look at fault domains, maintaining existing assets, and monitoring our serverless resources. We'll flip the right switches to better improve your maintenance and security profile while creating an environment of high availability. Some of the major topics we'll cover include identifying those resources available to you in Azure. We'll look at Update Management, Azure Security Center, availability sets, and then, finally, Azure Monitor for containers. By the end of this course, you'll have a fundamental understanding of how you can better maintain your workloads in Azure using the features and services they provide. Before beginning this course, you should have a general familiarity with the public cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, Software as a Service, as well as an intermediate understanding of managing on‑premises workloads. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn with my Maintaining Deployment Security in Microsoft Azure course here, at Pluralsight