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Introduction to Azure for Managers

Course Summary

The Introduction to Azure for Managers training course helps technical managers and project managers with resource planning and technology road-mapping through the exploration of the benefits and tradeoffs associated with migrating to cloud.

The course begins by providing an overview of advanced services and concepts, including mobile services, automation and active directory. The course will then describe tools that can be used for planning, monitoring and costing. Finally, the course will review how to monitor various Azure services.

Learn how to plan and manage cloud team resources more effectively.
Technical Managers, Executives, Project Managers and Analysts involved with making the decision and planning associated with moving to Azure.
Business Analyst - Project Manager - Technical Manager
Skill Level
Hack-a-thon - Learning Spikes - Workshops
1 Day
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Productivity Objectives
  • Demonstrate knowledge about the Azure cloud platform, its core features and workflow.
  • Describe the trade offs and logistics of running and managing the Azure cloud platform.
  • Create a roadmap for an Azure migration and plan and budget the resources needed to support it.

What You'll Learn:

In the Introduction to Azure for Managers training course, you'll learn:
  • Introduction to Azure
    • Azure high level overview
    • IAAS vs PAAS vs SAAS
    • Azure Platform: Key Components
    • Azure Portal Overview
    • Azure Licensing and Pricing Overview
  • Azure Compute Models
    • Azure Compute Models
    • Azure Portal
      • Launch Websites
      • Launch Cloud Services
      • Launch Virtual Machines
    • Classic vs Resource Manager
  • Azure Advanced Services and Concepts Overview
    • Azure Mobile Services
    • Azure SQL Databases
    • Azure Storage
    • Azure Visual Studio Online
    • Azure Automation & 3rd Party Tools
    • Azure Traffic Manager
    • Azure Active Directory
    • Azure Stack
  • Planning, Monitoring and Costing
    • Azure Costing Tool
      • Overview
      • How to use it
    • Colocation and Geography: Impact on Pricing and Performance.
    • Assessment and Planning
    • Azure SLAs
    • Evaluating Hybrid Cloud
    • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning
    • Monitoring Criteria and Metrics
  • Monitoring Various Azure Services
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