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MCSA Cloud Platform Certification
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This course is intended for professionals who have experience in building web applications (preferably in C#). It offers participants the opportunity to work on expanding on an existing web application’s functionality when moving it to Azure, taking into account the development considerations when building a highly available solution in the cloud. This course also covers provisioning and managing services in Microsoft Azure, implementing infrastructure components, and managing and configuring Azure AD integration with on-premises active directory domains. After course completion, participants will be able to configure and deploy web applications, monitor Azure web apps, create and configure Azure virtual machines and SQL databases. They will also be able to configure and manage Azure VM’s, implement Azure AD and automate operations in Azure by using Azure Automation runbooks. This course prepares professionals for two official Microsoft certifications.

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MCSA – Cloud Platform

Microsoft Azure provides a collection of services that you can use as building blocks for your cloud applications. This modules provides an overview of the Azure platform. Participants are also introduced to building application infrastructures in Azure. Finally, hands-on experience is provided in hosting web applications on the Azure Platform.

Dynamic web applications must store the data that is being managed and manipulated by end users. In the cloud, the Microsoft Azure platform provides a database as a service offering that allows developers to use SQL. Participants will be provided the knowledge on Azure SQL Database and storing event data. This module also covers design practices for highly available applications.

In Azure, there is a wide variety of database services available for applications to store unstructured data in a flexible, schema-free and scalable fashion. Azure also provides a Blob storage mechanism that not only offers high performance but also supports integration to Microsoft Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) for low latency downloads. This course is designed to provide a complete overview of Azure Storage.

This module will look at automating the lifecycle of services by using client libraries, Windows PowerShell, REST, and the Resource Manager. Participants will use windows PowerShell to automate Azure REST during the course.

Although you can deploy your cloud applications manually, it is in your best interest to begin automating cloud-based deployments. Automation creates many benefits including the ability to trace past actions, easier repetition of deployment tasks and reduced possibility of human error. Applications in the cloud need streamlined security mechanisms that are flexible: this module shares the techniques of DevOps to secure Azure applications.

This modules teaches how to plan virtual networks in Azure and implement and manage virtual networks. It also explains how to configure cross-premises connectivity and connectivity between virtual networks in Azure. Students also learn how to deploy and manage Azure VMs.

This modules overviews the different types of apps that one can create by using the Azure App Service. You learn how to choose an app service plan and deployment method for apps in Azure. This module also focuses on implementing storage, backup, and recovery services.

Learn the deploying of Azure cloud services and active directory, the configuration of single sign-on (SSO) for cloud applications and resources, and the implementation of Azure role-based access Control (RBAC) for cloud resources.

Learn the implementation of Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) solutions and Azure Automation. The module also explains how to create different types of Azure Automation runbooks and implement Azure Automation–based management by using runbooks.



Completed the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification in Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.
Excellent knowledge of Programming in C#.
Basic knowledge of ASP.Net Web application.
Considerable experience into Microsoft Azure solutions.
Understanding on-premises virtualization technologies and network configuration.
Understanding websites and Active Directory concepts.
Understanding resilience and disaster recovery, including backup and restore operations.

70-532 - Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam.

70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.



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