Shifting to the cloud requires quite a bit of thought and analysis. It's critical to think about how you can govern what your users have the rights to do within your company’s subscriptions. In this course, Implementing Microsoft Azure Subscription Security, you will learn what controls and features you can use to ensure you’re able to control who can deploy those resources, what they can deploy, and what they can do after deployment. First, you will make management groups to better organize and manage your subscription resources. Next, you will create policies to ensure your Azure assets remain in compliance and remediated if not. Finally, you will enforce the practice of least privilege by locking down resources through access control and resource locks. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to set guardrails and manage the governance over your entire Azure environment.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Michael Teske, and welcome to my course, Implementing Microsoft Azure Subscription Security. I'm an author evangelist here at Pluralsight with almost 25 years working in the IT industry, spending time in IT operations, consulting, as well as spending 17 of those years as an IT operations and automation instructor, focused mainly in the Microsoft space. One of the most important task throughout your cloud lifecycle is implementing governance across your environments. Leaving the default switches in place can lead to a myriad of issues, from exploding costs due to zero controls on resource sizing to deploying noncompliant resources vulnerable to attacks. The onus of ensuring governance throughout your subscriptions falls directly on your shoulders. No worries, though, Microsoft has a stable of resources to help implement governance and compliancy from deployment and throughout the lifecycle of your resources. It's up to you, however, to enroll those services and flip the switches, and that's why you're here. In this course, we will identify and locate some of the critical features and services to help create a compliant and secure environment for your deployments throughout their lifecycle. Some of the major topics that we will cover include identifying resources available to you in Azure, Microsoft's shared responsibility model, Azure policy, management groups, and resource locks. By the end of this course, you'll have a fundamental understanding of how to implement governance for your Azure subscriptions using the features and services discussed in this course. Now, 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 Implementing Microsoft Azure Subscription Security course, here at Pluralsight.