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Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals

  • AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

Microsoft Certified:Microsoft 365 Fundamentals

  • MS-900: Microsoft 365 Fundamentals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate

  • AZ-100: Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment
    AZ-101: Microsoft Azure Integration and Security

Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate

  • AZ-203: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Scientist Associate

  • DP-100: Designing and Implementing a Data Science Solution on Azure

Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Engineer Associate

  • DP-200: Implementing an Azure Data Solution
  • DP-201: Designing an Azure Data Solution

Microsoft Certified: Azure AI Engineer Associate

  • AI-100: Designing and Implementing an Azure AI Solution

Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate

  • MD-100: Windows 10
  • MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops

Microsoft 365 Certified: Teamwork Administrator Associate\

  • MS-300: Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork
  • MS-301: Deploying SharePoint Server Hybrid

Microsoft 365 Certified: Messaging Administrator Associate

  • MS-200: Planning and Configuring a Messaging Platform
  • MS-201: Implementing a Hybrid and Secure Messaging Platform

Microsoft 365 Certified: Security Administrator Associate

  • MS-500: Microsoft 365 Security Administration

Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 for Customer Service Functional Consultant Associate

  • MB-200: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Core
  • MB-210: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales

Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 for Sales Functional Consultant Associate

  • MB-200: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Core
  • MB-230: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Service

Microsoft Certified: Azure DevOps Engineer Expert

  • AZ-400: Azure DevOps Solutions

Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert

  • AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies
  • AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design

Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert

  • AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies
  • AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design

Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert

  • MS-100: Microsoft 365 Identity and Services
  • MS-101: Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security

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Our learning path is designed to prepare you for the examinations within the three different stages of Microsoft certifications you choose to pursue, including:

  • Fundamental: This is the beginner level for Microsoft’s certification program. Start here if you are shifting into a new career space or just entering the tech field.
  • Associate: Start here if you have two years of experience in the tech field. Microsoft suggests having Fundamental certifications before acquiring Associate certifications, but those initial certifications are not required.
  • Expert: Begin at the Expert level if you have between two and five years of technical experience. You may need to complete Associate-level exams to qualify for Expert-level certifications.

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Video Courses
  • Azure Fundamentals: Cloud Computing

    In this 14-video course, learners can explore differences between cloud computing and traditional on-premises computing. You will examine AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals, the entry level Microsoft Azure certification that will introduce learners to Azure service offerings, including storage, virtual machines (VMs), databases, and developer solutions. Microsoft Azure lets users leverage the infrastructure of an existing computing environment to reduce, or even in some cases eliminate, on-premises solutions. You will learn that cloud computing depends on virtualization, and hypervisors, the underlying physical server hardware that allows VMs to be deployed and to run. Next, you will examine the components of Microsoft Azure include IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), which is basic computing and storage services such as VMs and network services. You will learn that Azure includes PaaS (Platform as a Service), which is used for application hosting environment solutions such as web hosting, messaging, and database hosting, and SaaS (Software as a Service) with on-demand applications. Finally, the course compares traditional on-premises IT solutions to their cloud equivalents, and compares on-premises to cloud migration strategies.

  • Azure Fundamentals: The Ecosystem

    Continue exploring differences between cloud computing and traditional on-premises computing, and how Microsoft Azure Cloud Services are made available to cloud customers, in this 15-video course examining the Azure ecosystem. Here you will learn about Microsoft Azure data centers or physical facilities, which are currently located in 140 countries, and that when you deploy new resources, you must specify the geographical location or region. Then you will learn how ARM (Azure Resource Manager) can be used to deploy or manage a single virtual machine (VM), or related resources as a group. Next, learners see that the Microsoft Azure portal is a GUI (graphical user interface tool), in the form of a web application, and the GUI management tool supports RBAC (role-based access control). You will learn to use the Microsoft Azure CLI (command-line interface) tool to manage resources from a command- line environment. You will learn to use Azure Cloud Shell CLI to deploy a Linux VM. Finally, you will explore Azure Powershell to manage Azure resources at the command line. This is one of a series of courses to help learners prepare for the AZ-900: Azure Fundamentals certification exam.

  • Azure Fundamentals: Storage Components

    Learners can explore how to recognize when specific storage solutions to best address a specific business need in this 15-video course. Discuss Azure Storage options such as Azure Disk Storage, Blob Storage, and how to use tools to manage Blob Storage items. Key topics covered in this course include the Blob and the key vault. Learners will also hear practical descriptions about using the command-line interface (CLI) commands as well as PowerShell cmdlets (lightweight commands) to work with Azure Storage accounts. Watch a demonstration of how to use the Azure portal to create a new Azure storage account—essentially a cloud-based shared folder. Finally, you will observe how the Azure Key Vault is used to store secrets securely. In the concluding exercise, learners use the Azure portal and the web graphical interface to create a storage account, then upload a file to it by using the portal, and create an Azure file share as well as a key vault, then store a secret within the vault. This is one of a series of courses to help learners prepare for the AZ-900: Azure Fundamentals certification exam.

  • Azure Fundamentals: Network Components

    In this 14-video course, learners discuss Azure network options such as virtual networks (VNets); virtual private network (VPN) connectivity to Azure; application gateways; and content delivery networks (cdns). The course opens with a deep dive into Azure network infrastructure, focusing on which Azure network components are required and how to configure them, depending on a user’s workload needs. Learn how Azure VNets are addressed in Azure and how they can be used for the deployment of services, such as Cosmos DB and virtual machines. Next, learn how to implement VNets by using the graphical user interface (GUI), command-line interface (CLI), and PowerShell. You will learn when to use private and public IP addressing in Azure and how to implement an Azure point-to-site VPN. Finally, learn how to work with the application gateway to distribute or load balance incoming client traffic, and learn benefits of using a content delivery network. The concluding exercise asks learners to describe differences between point-to-site VPNs and site-to-site VPNs, then to use the Azure portal to create an Azure static public IP address. This is one of a series of courses to help learners prepare for the AZ-900: Azure Fundamentals certification exam.

  • Azure Fundamentals: Virtual Machines

    Explore how to facilitate the deployment and management of virtual machines (VMs) and Cloud-hosted applications in this 15-video course, which describes how Linux and Windows Azure virtual machines are deployed and managed, as well as how to connect to Azure VMs. First, you will learn how to manage them by using PowerShell. Next, the course offers detailed descriptions of Azure VM scale sets, load balancing, and app services. Finally, learners will explore how to work with Azure Cloud hosting of applications, including deploying a static HTML-type of Azure website, and then hear discussions of hosted Azure functions and how to use the Azure app event grid. Learn how to connect a VM from outside of Azure—over the Internet from an on-premises network. The concluding exercise directs learners to list Azure VM configuration considerations, then use the Azure portal to deploy a Linux VM; explain the benefit of VM scale sets and when they should be used; and describe the purpose of Azure serverless computing. This is one of a series of courses to help learners prepare for the AZ-900: Azure Fundamentals certification exam.

  • Azure Fundamentals: Database Solutions

    In this 14-video course, learners are shown how to distinguish between SQL (structured query language) and NoSQL Azure databases, including databases such as Azure SQL and Cosmos DB. The course begins by discussing some SQL basics and then explores Azure SQL databases in-depth, including Azure SQL database graphical user interface (GUI) deployment, deployment through the command-line interface (CLI), and using PowerShell cmdlets (lightweight commands). Next, watch a demonstration of how to connect to Azure SQL Database and how the SQL migration process works to bring data from on-premises into the Azure cloud. Explore the process of Azure database migration. Finally, you will learn how to describe options for using NoSQL solutions in Azure, such as CosmosDB. The concluding exercise directs learners to draw a comparison between SQL compliant databases and NoSQL database solutions, then use the Azure Portal to deploy Azure SQL Database; connect to Azure SQL Database from on-premises by using a tool such as Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio; and finally, to deploy CosmosDB. This is one of a series of courses to help learners prepare for the AZ-900: Azure Fundamentals certification exam.

  • Azure Fundamentals: Big Data Analytics

    Learners will explore how to use Azure with big data to collect, store, and analyze vast data sets by using tools such as Azure HDInsight, SQL Data Warehouse, and Azure Data Lake Analytics in this 11-video course. Key concepts covered in this course include how to deploy an Azure Hadoop Cluster; how to use Azure Data Lake Analytics to collect, store, and analyze vast data sets; and how to add an Azure Storage Blob account as a Data Lake data source. You will also learn how to configure and work with a small Data Lake data set. The concluding exercise asks learners to provide a definition of Big Data, then describe SQL Data Warehouse components—by listing moving parts that work together to make the SQL (structured query language) data warehouse function as it does—and describe the ETL tool (extract, transform, and load) in the context of how it relates to data processing. Finally, learners will deploy Azure SQL data warehouse through the Azure portal. This is one of a series of courses to help learners prepare for the AZ-900: Azure Fundamentals certification exam.

  • Azure Fundamentals: IoT & AI

    This 11-video course describes the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) services available in Microsoft Azure, and what significant value Azure brings to an organization. The course opens with a detailed overview of what IoT is, as well as defining IoT central, IoT hub, and IoT edge, before drawing relationships between those components. Learners will become able to identify what Azure IoT solution accelerators are and when they should be used—in medical device tracking, in registering and tracking information related to industrial machinery controls, or remote control of building services, for instance. Next, you will learn about Azure cognitive services, and how users can work with and analyze data in the machine learning studio. In the concluding exercise, learners will begin by describing IoT; describing when the Azure IoT Hub should be used; and describing the purpose of IoT solution accelerators. You will be asked to list three examples of how artificial intelligence can be used through Azure. This is one of a series of courses to help learners prepare for the AZ-900: Azure Fundamentals certification exam.

  • Azure Fundamentals: Azure Data Privacy

    Learners can explore how data privacy rules vary around the world, and how Microsoft Azure adheres to these numerous data security standards in this 11-video course, which examines ways in which Azure provides data security in alignment with numerous international data privacy standards: GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), NIST (US National Institute of Standards and Technology), and ISO security guidelines. You will learn about the various tools used by Azure including the Azure Security Center, the Azure Service Trust Portal, and the Azure Security Compliance Manager. Learn how Azure Government Services complies with regulations in various countries. The course then discusses the Azure service feature lifecycle. In the concluding exercise, learners are asked to explain the GDPR data privacy framework, then discuss how Azure Government services differs from standard Azure services. You will be asked to explain the purpose of Azure SLAs (service level agreements), and then work with or enable an Azure preview feature. This is one of a series of courses to help learners prepare for the AZ-900: Azure Fundamentals certification exam.

  • Azure Fundamentals: Azure Network Security

    AZ-900, an entry-level Microsoft Azure certification, displays a user's familiarity with Azure service offerings such as storage, virtual machines, databases, and developer tools. Microsoft Azure allows users to leverage the infrastructure of an existing cloud provider computing environment to reduce or even eliminate on-premises solutions. In this 14-video course, you will learn how to secure Azure networks by using virtual networks (VNets) and Azure Firewall Key Vault, as well as many other Azure network security options. Watch a demonstration of how the Azure portal creates and configures a network security group (NSG). Next, learn how configuring a virtual machine in Azure with just-in-time access can further harden virtual machines. In the closing exercise, learners must describe how security is enhanced when one uses the Azure Firewall and uses Azure DDoS mitigation; and how security is enhanced by using NSGs. Then you will be directed to create an NSG by using the portal, and create a similar group by using the command-line interface.

  • Azure Fundamentals: Azure Security Services

    In this 15-video course, you will continue to explore the AZ-900 entry-level Microsoft Azure certification displaying familiarity with Azure service offerings including storage, virtual machines, databases, and developer solutions. Azure Active Directory (AD) is a cloud-based directory service in which technicians can create user and group accounts to control resource access through role-based access control (RBAC). In this course, you will explore Azure subscription management options and how cloud technicians can implement Azure IAM (Identity and Access Management) and manage subscriptions to maximize security. Learn how to manage multiple subscriptions—for different countries, in a multinational firm, or even for different projects: one subscription for development versus one for production. The concluding exercise asks learners to compare on-premises Active Directory domain services with Azure AD, including similarities and differences; to describe the purpose of Azure policies; to create an Azure AD user with the portal; and to assign a built-in RBAC role by using the portal.

  • Azure Fundamentals: Monitoring the Azure Environment

    Learners explore how to monitor Azure resources and control cloud-related costs in this 12-video course dealing with AZ-900 entry-level Microsoft Azure certification. You will learn about Azure service offerings, including those related to storage, virtual machines (VMs), databases, and developer solutions, and how Azure Resource Monitoring provides performance and security insights for subscribers. First, the course demonstrates use of Azure Monitoring to view Azure resource logs, and how to configure alert notifications and create custom dashboards. Then learn to utilize Azure cost management with Azure Pricing Calculator and Azure Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator; how to configure billing supports; and how to submit an Azure support request. In the closing exercise, learners will enable alerts to administrators, notifying when a specific VM's CPU utilization exceeds 85 percent; create a custom dashboard (HQ Admin) that shows Resource Groups and Users and Groups; use Azure Pricing Calculator to estimate costs related to three Linux VMs, and one managed Azure SQL Database instance; and configure an Azure billing alert when Azure charges reach $300.

Video Courses
  • AZ-104 – Microsoft Azure Administrator: Manage Azure AD Users

    In this 22-video course, learners discover how Azure AD serves as a central cloud-based identity provider. Examine creating and managing Azure AD users with graphical user interface (GUI) and command-line tools, and how to enable multifactor authentication (MFA). This course is one of several courses preparing learners for AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator certification exam. Key concepts covered here include the role Azure AD plays in cloud authentication; how to use the portal to explore Azure AD; and how to use command-line interface (CLI) to navigate between Azure AD tenants. Next, learn how to use PowerShell to navigate Azure AD; manage Azure AD guest user accounts; and create Azure AD users through bulk create. Learn how MFA hardens user sign-in security, then how to enable and test Azure AD user MFA, enable users to reset their own passwords, and restore deleted Azure AD users. Assign licenses to users; configure banned passwords; and add Azure AD licensed features. Finally, assign an existing Azure subscription to a different Azure AD tenant; and configure Azure AD smart lockout feature.

  • AZ-104 – Microsoft Azure Administrator: Manage Azure AD Groups & Devices

    Learn how to create and manage Azure AD groups, as well as how to join both Windows 10 and Android devices to Azure AD, in this 18-video course, one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator certification exam. Key concepts covered in this course include how to use the portal, the CLI, and PowerShell to manage Azure AD groups; how to restore deleted Azure AD groups; and how to join a Windows 10 computer to an Azure AD domain. Next, learn how to manage Azure AD device settings; learn to disable a domain-joined Azure AD device; and learn to create a group with dynamic membership; enable dynamic group membership. Learn to assign licenses to a group; specify group owners; enable self-service group membership; and use bulk options for group add and remove. Learners will use the multifactor authentication (MFA) app to register an Android device with Azure AD; create a dynamic device group; and create a conditional access policy.

  • AZ-104 – Microsoft Azure Administrator: Manage Azure AD Subscriptions and Costs

    In this 19-video course, you will learn how to manage Azure subscriptions and resource groups; learn about management groups and how to create them; and explore how to analyze costs, configure budgets, and view billing information. Key concepts covered in this course include how subscriptions affect the Azure environment, including subscription types and support; using the portal, the CLI, and PowerShell to manage Azure subscriptions; and recognizing how management groups are used to manage multiple subscriptions. You will learn how to use the portal to work with a management group; use the portal to analyze Azure costs; configure a budget scope; and view Azure billing information. Next, learn to create, manage, and delete resource groups using the portal, the CLI, and PowerShell; to move an Azure resource to a different resource group; and to view resource deployments to a resource group.  View costs associated with a specific resource group scope; create a resource group budget; and create a custom ARM template in the portal. This one of a series of courses to help learners prepare for the AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator certification exam.

  • AZ-104 – Microsoft Azure Administrator: Azure Policies

    Azure policies can be used to control resource creation, management, and configuration. In this 9-video course, one of a collection of courses used in preparation for the AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator certification exam, you will learn about Azure policies, including policy assignment, compliance, and remediation; and examine Azure policies and how they apply to Azure permissions. Key concepts covered in this course include definitions, assignments, and parameters of Azure policies; learning to assign Azure policies for an Azure subscription and for your resource group; and identifying noncompliant resources by creating a policy assignment using Azure PowerShell and also by using a template. Then learn to create and assign a new custom policy with Azure portal; manage Azure policies and assignments by using the portal; and create an Azure AD Identity Protection resource. Configure a multifactor authentication (MFA) registration policy, a user risk policy, and a baseline policy. Finally, learn to define the purpose of Microsoft Azure policies, assign built-in policies using the portal and PowerShell, and enable admin account MFA through a baseline policy.

  • AZ-104 – Microsoft Azure Administrator: Managing Azure Roles & Tags

    Explore the management of Azure resources using Role Based Access Control (RBAC) in this 16-video course, one of a collection of course helping prepare for the AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator certification exam. Learners will explore the management of Azure resources using RBAC and resource locking, as well as the use of resource tagging to facilitate easier searching and organization of resources, and examine how Azure roles assign permissions to different scopes. Key concepts covered in this course include how Azure roles assign permissions to different scopes; how to use the portal, the CLI, and PowerShell to assign a built-in Azure role; and how to create and assign a custom Azure role. Learn to recognize the benefits of resource locking; use the portal, the CLI, and PowerShell to prevent Azure resource modification or deletion; and use an ARM template to enable resource locking. Finally, learn benefits of tagging Azure resources; and use the portal, the CLI and PowerShell to tag Azure resources.

  • AZ-104 – Microsoft Azure Administrator: Managing Azure Storage Accounts

    In this 22-video course, one of several courses preparing learners for AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator certification exam, you will learn how to create and manage cloud storage with Azure storage accounts with graphical user interface (GUI) and command-line tools. Key concepts covered here are Azure storage account details, including storage tiers; how to use the portal, the command-line interface (CLI), and PowerShell to manage Azure storage accounts; and how to limit network access to a storage account. Next, use the portal, CLI, and PowerShell to manage storage account blobs; use AzCopy to upload blobs to storage accounts; and manage blob lifecycle policies with the portal. Learn how to set access level for blob containers; create a storage account queue; and enable Azure AD authentication for a storage account. Then learn to refresh storage account keys; create a storage account shared access signature; and enable storage account replication. Finally, install and use Azure Storage Explorer tool; enable blob soft delete; use customer managed keys to encrypt cloud data; and generate and use a blob SAS token.

  • AZ-104 – Microsoft Azure Administrator: Managing Azure Files

    Azure file sharing and synchronization are key skills for an Azure administrator. Explore the use of Azure Files for creating and managing cloud-based shared folders, as well as file synchronization by using Azure File Sync, in this 10-video course. Prepare for the AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator certification exam by examining how Azure file shares enable shared folders in the cloud, and how to use the portal, the CLI, and PowerShell to manage Azure file shares. Other key concepts covered in this course include learning how Azure file shares enable shared folders in the cloud; how to use the portal, the CLI, and PowerShell to manage Azure file shares; and mapping a drive to Azure file shares by using Windows. Finally, learners observe how to map a mount point to Azure file shares by using Linux; learn the purpose of Azure File Sync; and learn how to enable an on-premises Azure File Sync gateway.

  • AZ-104 – Microsoft Azure Administrator: Managing Azure Network Solutions

    Azure network resources need to be carefully managed. Prepare for the AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator certification exam with this 20-video course, which explores Azure network resources, Azure VNet peering, and Azure ExpressRoute. You will learn which Azure network configurations should be used, and how to use the portal, CLI, and PowerShell to manage VNets and subnets. Key concepts covered in this course include how to determine which Azure network configurations should be used; learning to manage VNets and subnets using the portal, the CLI, and PowerShell; and learning to manage IP address resources using the portal, the CLI, and PowerShell. Next, you will learn to manage network interfaces by using the portal, the CLI, and PowerShell; configure routing table entries with the portal, the CLI and PowerShell; and learn the purpose of peering VNets and how to enable VNet peering. Use PowerShell to configure VNet peering; network links to Azure; and troubleshoot network issues by using both Network Performance Monitor and Network Watcher. Finally, learn how ExpressRoute provides dedicated private network links to Azure.

  • AZ-104 – Microsoft Azure Administrator: Managing Azure DNS & Network Security

    Explore the management of Azure DNS services and its benefits in this 22-video course, which examines how DNS (domain name system) name resolution works in Azure; how to use the portal, the command-line interface (CLI), and PowerShell to create a DNS zone; and how to enable custom DNS servers for a VNet. One of several preparing learners for the AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator certification exam, this course's key concepts include how to create a DNS zone using the portal, the CLI, and PowerShell; enabling custom DNS servers for a VNet; and how network security groups control inbound and outbound traffic flow. Next, you will learn how to manage network security groups with the portal, CLI, and PowerShell; recognize when VPN solutions should be used with Azure; and configure point-to-site and site-to-site VPNs. Learn the benefits of using Azure virtual WAN; how to deploy and manage Azure Firewall; and how to configure Azure Firewall application rules. Finally, learn how to deploy and manage Azure Bastion and how to deploy an Azure Virtual WAN hub.

  • AZ-104 – Microsoft Azure Administrator: Managing Azure Virtual Machines

    In this course, you will explore deploying and managing Azure virtual machines (VMs), adding and encrypting VM disks, and enabling VM custom scripts. Examine Azure VM deployment requirements and how to use the portal, command-line interface (CLI), and PowerShell to deploy Azure VMs. This 22-video course is one of several preparing learners for AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator certification exam. The key concepts covered here include how to add data disks to your Windows VM in the Azure portal; how to add data disks to a Linux VM in Azure PowerShell; and how to add and remove network interfaces from an Azure VM. Learn to resize your VM with Azure portal; move your VM to another resource group, region, or zone; and redeploy a Windows VM and a Linux VM to a new Azure node. Next, learn to use the Custom Script Extension for Windows and Linux; and how to add and configure a data disk for a Windows and Linux VM, and move a VM to a different resource group, and resize a VM.

  • AZ-104 – Microsoft Azure Administrator: Azure App Service & Batch Jobs

    In this 21-video course, learners will discover how to manage Azure App Service web applications and Azure Batch jobs. Learn about deploying and managing web apps, configuring Azure Batch, and managing Azure application container solutions while preparing for AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator certification exam. Key concepts covered here include components that provide Azure-hosted web applications; how to deploy a code-based web application and a Docker-based web application; and how to use PowerShell to manage an Azure app service plan. Next, learn how to deploy a web application by using Microsoft Visual Studio; configure a custom DNS domain name for a web application; and enable HTTPS by using a custom DNS domain name for a web application. Then learn to configure web application staging with Azure deployment slots; enable scaling in an app service plan; enable backup for a web application; and learn automation benefits of Azure Batch. Finally, learn when to use Azure Kubernetes Service and Azure Container Instances; manage the Azure Kubernetes Service; and manage Azure Container instances.

  • AZ-104 – Microsoft Azure Administrator: Availability Solutions

    Azure offers a variety of high availability protection services, allowing you to protect systems and data. In this 22-video course, learn how to manage various Azure backup and recovery solutions while preparing for AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator certification exam. Key concepts covered in this course include how to deploy a virtual machine scale set; how load balancing can improve application performance and high availability; and how to configure an internal load balancer and a public load balancer, including health probes and rules. Next, learn how to deploy an application gateway to load balance an application; learn how Azure Site Recovery is used for disaster recovery; and configure site-to-site Azure recovery. Test VM failover after replication is enabled; learn benefits of using Azure Backup; and learn how to deploy an Azure Recovery Services vault. Then configure Azure Backup policies; use the portal, the command-line interface (CLI), and PowerShell to manage Azure Backup; restore Azure VMs; use Azure Backup to protect on-premises file servers; and restore deleted Azure virtual machine data.

  • AZ-104 – Microsoft Azure Administrator: Monitoring Azure Resources

    Discover how to effectively monitor your Azure deployments. In this 13-video course, one of several preparing learners for the AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator certification exam, you will explore individual and centralized resource logging and performance monitoring, log querying, dashboards, alert notifications and application insight. Learn the various ways in which Azure resources can be monitored. Key concepts covered here include the various ways in which Azure resources can be monitored and how to monitor individual resources by examining logs and metrics; how to deploy a Log Analytics workspace; and how to configure Log Analytics Workspace data sources for centralized monitoring. Next, learn how to create a log query and save a query to a dashboard; learn to analyze performance metrics within and across subscriptions; and learn to create an actions group for alert notifications. Finally, learn how to enable Application Insights; and use Network Performance Monitor and Network Watcher to troubleshoot cloud network issues.

Video Courses
  • Azure Developer: Azure Cloud Technology Solutions

    Explore the advantages of appropriate design principles and Application Design from the perspective of Azure Data and Web API to create scalable solutions utilizing Azure Product Stacks.

  • Azure Developer: Common Application Design & Connectivity Patterns

    Discover how to identify the right design patterns to implement various architectural component that includes patterns to resolve common issues and build robust architecture.

  • Azure Developer: Storage Solutions

    Explore various storage solution that include essential storage solutions, and manage data including critical tasks like data transfer, data security and caching.

  • Azure Developer: Storage Tables

    Explore concepts and utilization of storage tables, applying various design patterns applicable on data , query and transaction management.

  • Azure Developer: Cosmos DB Storage Solutions

    Explore the architecture and implementation patterns of Cosmos DB, including data modeling, query design, security, and monitoring.

  • Azure Developer: File Storage Solutions

    In this course you'll learn of the concept of Azure File, share resources and snapshots using the Azure File Share, manage server registration with Azure File Sync, develop Azure File Apps, manage and troubleshoot Azure Files.

  • Azure Developer: Relational Database Solutions

    Examine how to implement a relational database system as DBaaS provided by Azure. Explore the significance of using OLTP and OLAP and challenges that may arise from their use.

  • Azure Developer: Blob Storage Solutions

    Explore the features and functionality of Azure Blog Storage. Examine the blob life cycle and manage blob storage using tools such as Azure Search and Storage Explorer.

  • Azure Developer: Caching & Content Delivery Solutions

    Explore CDN architecture, using CDN to implement caching, and the role of Redis in cache management with CDN.

  • Azure Developer: PaaS Web Applications

    Explore how to implement different types of Azure web applications, including Web API, Azure Service API, and Web Jobs.

  • Azure Developer: Creating Mobile Apps

    Explore how to implement various types of mobile applications including Android and iOS. Discover Azure add-ons that provide scalability and availability.

  • Azure Developer: Working with Azure Logic Apps

    Discover the needs and benefits of integration provided by Azure, including the use of Azure Logic Apps and serverless patterns.

  • Azure Developer: Working with Azure Service Fabric

    Azure file sharing and synchronization are key skills for an Azure administrator. Explore the use of Azure Files for creating and managing cloud-based shared folders, as well as file synchronization by using Azure File Sync, in this 10-video course. Prepare for the AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator certification exam by examining how Azure file shares enable shared folders in the cloud, and how to use the portal, the CLI, and PowerShell to manage Azure file shares. Other key concepts covered in this course include learning how Azure file shares enable shared folders in the cloud; how to use the portal, the CLI, and PowerShell to manage Azure file shares; and mapping a drive to Azure file shares by using Windows. Finally, learners observe how to map a mount point to Azure file shares by using Linux; learn the purpose of Azure File Sync; and learn how to enable an on-premises Azure File Sync gateway.

  • Azure Developer: Working With Azure Functions

    Learn to implement various types of services including Service API, Logic App, and Functions . Learn to set up authentication using Azure AD, OAuth, and OpenID.

  • Azure Developer: Azure Batch & Scheduling Bulk Operations

    Explore how to implement Azure Batch with a focus on building and running jobs.

  • Azure Developer: Kubernetes Service Solutions

    Explore the architecture of Kubernetes, usage scenarios of Azure Container Service (ACS) and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), and learn to deploy ACS and AKS solutions to gain scalability and reliability.

  • Azure Developer: Media Services Solutions

    Discover the use of Azure Media Services with APIs and explore the use of Live Video streaming.

  • Azure Developer: Implementing Authentication & Access Control

    Evaluate and implement various security mechanisms provided by Microsoft Azure.

  • Azure Developer: Implementing Secure Data Solutions

    Explore the essential mechanisms of securing data in Azure along with the best practises of securing enterprise data in an Azure enviornment.

  • Azure Developer: Advanced Scalability Using Azure

    Implement advanced scaling capabilities provided by Azure to enhance various Azure components that include Azure SQL, Blob storages, and learn to implement autoscaling and partitioning.

  • Azure Developer: Advanced Security & Integration Using Azure Services

    Plan and design advanced security and integration solutions utilizing various security and integration services provided by Azure including CBAC, RBAC, Service Bus, and Event Grid. Monitor Web applications using Application Insights.

Video Courses
  • AZ-204 – Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure: Implementing IaaS Solutions

    Infrastructure as a Service can manage unpredictable demand for resources. In this course, you’ll learn how to create, deploy, and manage IaaS on the Azure platform. You’ll examine the various compute resources available on Microsoft Azure and see how to deploy and manage VMs using the Azure portal and PowerShell. Next, you’ll explore Azure Resource Manager templates. You’ll be introduced to Docker images and containers and how to build new container images using Docker. You'll move on to learn how to manage container deployments using Azure Container Registry and Instances. Lastly, you’ll learn to deploy containers to Azure Container Instances. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam.

  • AZ-204 – Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure: App Service Web Apps

    Azure App Service is a PaaS solution for hosting your applications which enables you to scale on demand. In this course, you’ll learn how to use Azure App Service for hosting your web and mobile applications, including how to deploy and configure the service and set up a staging site. Next, you'll examine how to configure common settings in your Azure App Service deployment, including how to configure apps to scale automatically and how to use backup and restore to protect against data loss. Lastly, you’ll learn how to monitor application performance and implement Azure Firewall with App Service Environments, a dedicated App Service plan for large scale deployments. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam.

  • AZ-204 – Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure: Implementing Azure Functions

    Azure Functions let you run serverless event-based apps that can scale with your workloads. In this course, you’ll learn how to use Azure Functions for building serverless apps. You’ll learn when to use Azure Functions and how a function is comprised of triggers and bindings. You’ll explore how to use Visual Studio Code to create a function and push it to Azure and how to monitor a Functions app using Azure Application Insights. Next, you'll see how to debug a Functions app using back-end diagnostic tools and build a pipeline for Azure Functions using Azure DevOps. Lastly, you’ll learn about Durable Functions and how to write one. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam.

  • AZ-204 – Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure: Managing IaaS

    IaaS on Azure lets you provision and scale rapidly on demand while avoiding costs and time associated with managing infrastructure. In this course, you’ll learn to manage IaaS deployments on Azure. You’ll start by examining how to deploy an instance of Azure Kubernetes Service, how to incorporate Azure Dev Spaces for developing containerized apps, and how to use pipelines to deploy images to Azure Container Registry. You’ll explore OpenShift and Azure Service Fabric, including how to use CI/CD methods to deploy an app to Azure Service Fabric. Next, you’ll learn the various database services available in Azure and how to select the best one that suits your application’s requirements. Lastly, you’ll learn how to deploy and connect to an Azure SQL database and how to use Advanced Data Security to protect resources you deploy to Azure. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam.

  • AZ-204 – Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure: Development with Cosmos DB

    Azure Cosmos DB lets you run a distributed NoSQL database with high throughput and low latency. In this course, you’ll be introduced to Azure Cosmos DB and the available APIs for developing solutions to meet the database requirements of your applications. You’ll learn uses of Azure Cosmos DB, how to use the MongoDB API to interact with Cosmos DB, and how to query Cosmos DB using the SQL API. Next, you'll examine how to set up Cosmos DB global distribution and use the SQL API to query JSON documents. Lastly, you’ll see the consistency levels available in Cosmos DB and how to create containers in Cosmos DB. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam.

  • AZ-204 – Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure: Blob Storage

    Azure Blob storage provides tiered, highly-available storage for structured and unstructured data. In this course, you’ll learn how to work with Azure Blob storage. You’ll examine the available Blob storage options on Azure and how to select the proper tools for moving data between storage accounts and containers. Next, you'll look at how to move data between storage containers using the Azure CLI, AzCopy, and the .NET storage client. You’ll learn how to manage storage container properties and metadata using .NET and how to interact with data using the .NET SDK. Lastly, you’ll learn how to archive data with immutable storage, differentiate between the Azure Blob storage access tiers of hot, cool, and archive, and retrieve offline archived data. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam.

  • AZ-204 – Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure: Implementing User Authentication & Authorization

    The Microsoft identity platform is a set of unified, related services for developing applications to authenticate a variety of user accounts. In this course, you’ll learn how to use Azure services for implementing user authentication and authorization. You’ll then learn how to use OAuth 2.0 to protect exposed APIs, the uses of shared access signatures for providing access to resources, and best practices when using SAS. Next, you’ll learn how to create a secure SAS to provide access to an Azure resource and how to include authentication into an application using Azure Active Directory. Lastly, you’ll learn how to enable Azure Multi-Factor Authentication to secure accounts, and use Microsoft identity to both register an application and provide users and groups access to applications. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam.

  • AZ-204 – Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure: Secure Cloud Solutions

    Azure provides various tools for securely storing secrets, connecting services, and configuring application deployments. In this course, you’ll learn how to develop a secure cloud application and the role of Azure Key Vault in secrets management. You’ll examine how to use Visual Studio Connected Services to connect Key Vault to a web app, retrieve a secret using Azure Web Apps with Key Vault, and integrate Key Vault into CI/CD pipelines. Next, you’ll explore how to use the Azure App Configuration service. Lastly, you’ll learn about the role of Azure Active Directory managed identities, including how to create both a user-assigned and a system-assigned managed identity. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam.

  • AZ-204 – Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure: Securing Azure Resources

    In this course, you’ll learn how to implement security measures to protect your Azure resources from external access. You’ll explore the security mechanisms and the use of Azure Monitor for collecting and analyzing logs. You’ll then learn about the encryption and decryption of client application data with the Azure Storage Client Library and the use of the Azure AD Application proxy. Next, you’ll examine how to manage secure keys with Azure Storage Service Encryption and use secrets stored in Azure Vault for storage blob encryption and decryption. Finally, you’ll learn about DDoS Protection, Azure Application Gateway and Web Application Firewall, and Azure Sentinel. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam.

  • AZ-204 – Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure: Integrating Caching & Content Delivery

    In this course, you’ll learn to use Azure delivery services for distributing application content, as well as how to integrate caching to improve app responsiveness. You’ll explore the uses and best practices of the Azure Content Delivery Network. You’ll then examine how to deploy an Azure CDN endpoint and restrict access using geo-filtering with Azure CDN. Next, you’ll learn to configure caching rules and behaviors in Azure CDN and how Azure Cache for Redis can help improve app responsiveness. Lastly, you’ll learn how to implement the ASP.NET session state provider with Azure Cache for Redis and how to implement the Redis Output Cache Provider. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam.

  • AZ-204 – Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure: Instrumenting Monitoring & Logging Solutions

    In this course, you’ll learn how to log, monitor, and diagnose application performance issues with Azure, as well as how to collect and query data using Azure Application Insights. You’ll examine how to use the JavaScript SDK to leverage Application Insights and how to enable data collection from an ASP.NET Core web site. You’ll then explore how to use the alerting function Azure Monitor to identify issues in a web app and how to monitor site availability using Application Insights. Lastly, you’ll learn the causes of transient faults and how to add code to your app to handle transient faults. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam.

  • AZ-204 – Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure: Developing an App Service Logic App

    Logic Apps are a lightweight, scalable service for easily designing and executing business workflows through a browser. In this course, you’ll learn how to use Azure Logic Apps to automate integration tasks using the Azure portal and how to create an Azure Logic App in Visual Studio. Next, you’ll examine how to use connectors to connect an app to external service APIs and create and use a custom connector for a Logic App. You’ll then explore how to use the prebuilt templates for deploying Logic Apps and use ARM to create and deploy Logic Apps. Lastly, you’ll learn how to use the built-in tools to monitor a Logic App and how to code data operations in a Logic App. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam.

  • AZ-204 – Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure: Implementing API Management

    Managing API exposure, usage, and security can be consolidated into one tool on the Azure platform. In this course, you’ll learn how to use Azure API Management to expose and manage APIs and how to use APIM with Azure Kubernetes Services. You’ll then examine how to deploy an APIM instance and how to import an API. Next, you’ll explore how to publish a list of APIs and assign usage quotas, and how to protect your API. You’ll learn how to secure access to APIs and how to use Azure AD to authenticate client access. Lastly, you’ll learn how to use APIM policies to configure your APIs and how to use authentication policies to control API access. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam.

  • AZ-204 – Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure: Developing Event-driven Solutions

    Event-driven architectures are used for highly scalable, asynchronous, decoupled applications. In this course, you'll explore event and message handling services on Azure. You'll learn how to use Azure Event Grid to architect a cloud-based app. route a custom event to a web endpoint, and monitor changes to a VM.


    Next, you'll use Azure Notification Hubs to create pushed alerts and a notification hub on Azure. You'll then learn how to integrate Notification Hubs with Visual Studio App Center. Lastly, you'll identify the components used in Azure Event Hubs, how to create an event hub, and how to stream data into a collector and analyzer using Event Hubs.


    This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam.

  • AZ-204 – Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure: Developing Message-based Solutions

    Message-based architectures decouple services and applications, allowing them to run on different platforms at different speeds with resilient, highly-available patterns. In this course, you’ll explore how to use Azure when building message-based applications. You’ll examine how to broker messages and identify when to use either a Service Bus queue or a topic and subscription model. You’ll outline how to code messages to include payload, routing, and serialization information, and to validate message transferal and settlement. Next, you’ll describe message sequencing, scheduling, and expiration in Azure Service Bus and learn how to deploy a new Azure Service Bus. Lastly, you’ll learn how to use Azure Queue Storage to store message queues, build queue storage functions into a .NET app, and manage queues. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam.

Video Courses
  • AZ-300 – Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Managing Azure

    Prepare for the AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam with this 11-video course, exploring various tools such as Azure Portal, Azure Cloud Shell, Azure PowerShell, Azure CLI, Azure Storage Explorer, ARM Templates, and Azure Migration that can be used to manage and automate Azure resource deployment and management. Key concepts covered in this course include recognizing the ways Azure can be managed through various available tools; learning to manage Azure resources by using the portal, Cloud Shell, PowerShell, and Azure CLI (command-line interface); and managing storage accounts by using Azure Storage Explorer, a free graphical user interface (GUI) tool that connects to storage accounts. Learn to manage storage accounts without having to go through a portal and how to automate resource deployment using Azure Resource Manager templates. Next, explore and use the various tools related to migration including the Azure Database Migration Service, which lets you move database workloads from on-premises into the Azure Cloud; and learn to assess cloud readiness for on-premises SQL databases.

  • AZ-300 – Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Architecting Azure Storage

    Learners will discover how to deploy and manage Azure storage accounts, including creating shared access signatures and configuration replication, in preparation for AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam. The key concepts covered in this 19-video course include determining which storage configuration best suits a specific need; how to use the portal to create a storage account; and how to use Azure Storage Explorer, PowerShell, and Azure CLI (command-line interface) to create a storage account; how to upload blobs by using the portal, PowerShell, and Azure CLI; and how to generate and use storage account key. Next, learn to generate a shared access signature; learn to use custom encryption keys to encrypt a storage account to protect data at rest using server side encryption; and learn to configure storage account replication by using the portal, PowerShell, and Azure CLI. Then examine control network access to the storage account; learn to control the migration of storage account data over time; and recognize when CDNs (content delivery networks) should be used.

  • AZ-300 – Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Architect Azure Networking

    Discover how to configure Azure network components to support cloud-based IT solutions, in preparation for AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam, in this 16-video course. Explore VNet (virtual network) and subnet creation by using Azure Portal, PowerShell, and Azure CLI (command-line interface). Key concepts covered in this course include the many different Azure network components; learning to use the portal to create a VNet and to create a subnet; and learning to use PowerShell to create a VNet and to create a subnet. Next, learn to use Azure CLI to create a VNet and to create a subnet; how to create a public IP address using the portal; how to configure a VNet firewall using the portal; and how to create a custom routing table entry. Then learn to enable VNet custom DNS servers; learn to link VNets directly together using peering; and how to create and associate a virtual network interface. Finally, learn how to create and associate a network security group.

  • AZ-300 – Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Azure Virtual Machines

    In this 17-video course, learners can explore how to plan, deploy, and manage Azure virtual machines (VMs) running Windows and Linux operating systems in preparation for the AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam. Key concepts covered here include an overview of Azure VM options; learning to use the portal, PowerShell, and Azure CLI (command-line interface) to create Windows VMs; and how to use the portal, PowerShell, and Azure CLI to create Linux virtual machines. Then you will learn how to create secure shell (SSH) keys by using PuTTYGen, a key generator tool for creating SSH keys for PuTTY; learn how SSH public key authentication works; and learn how to use the portal to enable Linux VM public key authentication. Next, learners see how to change the size of existing VMs; how to use PowerShell to enable VM disk encryption; and how to generate an ARM template by saving a portal VM deployment. Finally, observe how to create a new VM from an ARM template, and create and associate disks with Azure VMs.

  • Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Azure Files and Databases

    Discover how Azure file shared and databases can be used to address business needs and explore use of storage account permissions, mapping file shares for Windows and Linux, database deployment, table storage, and database replicas. This 14-video course helps prepare for AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam. Key concepts covered here include how to determine which permissions should be granted for storage account access; how to enable cloud-based shared folders in Azure; and how to map a mount point to an Azure file share. Next, learn how to synchronize on-premises files with Azure; learn database options such as partitioning, SQL elastic pools, and how to use code to create, read, update, and delete tables; and learn how to use the portal to deploy a cloud-based SQL database. You will observe how to create Azure SQL DB replicas; learn to configure Azure table storage using Storage Explorer; and learn to determine when data warehousing should be used. Finally, learners see how to enable storage account analytics, and how to deploy a Cosmos DB NoSQL solution.

  • Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Azure Active Directory

    Azure AD is used to store user, group, device, and application configurations for use with Azure. In this 15-video course, explore how to configure AD (active directory) authentication, manage AD users via various methods, and create and remove apps, while preparing for AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam. Key concepts covered in this course include how Azure AD will authenticate users and devices; how to use the portal to create an Azure AD domain; and how to use PowerShell to view Azure AD domain details. You will learn how to configure an Azure AD custom DNS (domain name system) domain; and how to manage Azure AD users by using the portal, PowerShell, and Azure CLI (command-line interface); how to manage Azure AD groups by using the portal, PowerShell, and Azure CLI. Next, learn to join Windows 10 devices to an Azure AD domain; learn to use the portal to create an Azure AD app definition; and learn how to use the Azure CLI to delete an Azure AD app.

  • AZ-300 – Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Azure AD Connect

    In this 16-video course, learners discover Azure AD Connect, which links an on-premises AD (active directory) environment with Azure AD, allowing for seamless authentication for on-premises and cloud-based apps. In preparation for AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam, you can explore additional Azure AD options and use them to reduce help desk tickets. Key concepts covered here include learning to implement various authentication frameworks; learning when to use identity federation; and how to determine when to use certificate, forms-based, and Windows-integrated authentication. Next, observe how to determine when to use each Azure AD Connect sign-in method; how to install and configure Azure AD Connect; and how to filter an on-premises AD OUs sync to Azure AD. Then learn to enable Azure AD Connect password writeback setting; learn to enable SSPR and SSGM; and learn to detect suspicious user activity through AD Identity Protection. Finally, learn how to enable baseline policies; to configure Azure AD enterprise roaming; to configure a virtual machine-managed identity; and to use the portal to create a key vault.

  • AZ-300 – Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Azure AD MFA

    This 9-video course explores MFA (multifactor authentication) to enhance user sign-in security, while helping prepare learners for AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam. You will explore the various MFA options that affect the user experience, then learn to configure and enable MFA with the Azure AD (Active Directory) portal, and how to block and unblock users. Next, learn to use Azure AD portal to configure trusted IP addresses, and identify IP address ranges that might reside on your intranet. Learners will then examine how to use Azure AD conditional access to require users with powerful admin accounts to use MFA authentication. Then you will observe how to use the Microsoft Authenticator App and MFA to log in. This course also demonstrates how to test MFA sign-ins. Finally, you will learn how to configure and use Azure AD access reviews to see user permissions, and whether any user needs to have permissions changed.

  • Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Azure Remote Connectivity

    This 10-video course explores how Microsoft Azure supports VPNs (virtual private networks) to provide remote network access through an encrypted tunnel. Prepare for the AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam by learning to use the Azure portal to create local and virtual network gateways. You will learn to configure S2S (site-to-site) VPN settings in Azure to link an on-premises network to Azure, and to access both a local a virtual and network gateway. This course demonstrates how to configure site-to-site IPSec (internet protocol security) tunnels by using the Azure portal, in PowerShell, and using Azure CLI (command-line interface). Learners will observe how to create a P2S (point-to-site) VPN gateway connection to create a secure connection to a virtual network from an individual client computer. Next, learn to use PKI (public key infrastructure), to obtain PKI certificates, and to generate them from PowerShell. Finally, this course demonstrates how to connect from a client device to Azure through a VPN link.

  • AZ-300 – Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Azure Roles and Policies

    This 13-video course explores how to delegate limited Microsoft Azure administrative tasks to others, in preparation for the AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam. Learners will observe how to use RBAC (role-based access control) to limit tasks, and to audit Azure configurations. You will learn that RBAC roles are a collection of permissions which can be associated with a user or group at different levels in the Azure. This course examines built-in RBAC roles available in Azure, and how to create a custom role to suit your Azure administrative needs. You will learn how to use PowerShell to delegate custom role definitions, and to delete role assignments. Then learners will examine how Azure policies provide a mechanism to control deployment, usage, and configuration of cloud resources. You will learn to assign policies using the Azure portal, and using PowerShell. Next, learn to use Azure policies to audit your existing configurations. Finally, you will examine how to create custom Azure policy definitions to fit specific business needs.

  • Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Load Balancing

    Explore standard Azure load balancers and Azure Application Gateway to improve web application performance in this 7-video course, helping prepare learners for the AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam. This course examines how management of back-end virtual machines is enabled through load balancer inbound NAT (network address translation) rules, and you will learn how to configure NAT rules. You will explore how the Azure Load Balancer takes incoming client requests or app traffic, and evenly distributes it against a pool of servers running in the background, which improves application performance and resiliency against server failure. You will learn to configure a public load balancer for public-facing apps. Next, learn how to deploy a load balancer using Azure portal, and how to deploy a load balancer from an ARM (Azure Resource Manager). You will learn to use Azure Application Gateway as a load balancer. Finally, the course demonstrates how to enable inbound NAT rules.

  • AZ-300 – Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: High Availability

    This 17-video course explores Azure's high availability options used to ensure business continuity while preparing learners for the AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam. When using Microsoft Azure Cloud to deploy and manage resources, one goes to an Azure region which is constantly changing geographical locations. These regions are an important factor in developing both a DRP (disaster recovery plan) and BCP (business continuity plan). You will learn to use Azure Site Recovery Services to build and use a recovery vault to both back up on-premises and in the cloud, and for replication. This course demonstrates how to use a DPR to replicate Azure VMs (virtual machines) to alternate Azure regions, and how to test failover. You will learn to use the Azure portal to create a VM scale set, to scale out or add VMs when an app is busy, or to reduce VMs to save on costs. Finally, you will learn to use the Azure portal to create an availability set.

  • AZ-300 – Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Azure Monitoring

    In this 11-video course, learners will examine several methods available in Azure to perform Resource Performance and Usage Monitoring using VMs (virtual machines) and web application diagnostics. Prepare for the AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam by examining how to use the Azure dashboard to manage and monitor resources in a central location. First, you will explore how to maintain stability and security by enabling diagnostic logging, and how to create log queries. The course then demonstrates how to perform log queries on data collected in a log analytic workspace, and shows how diagnostic logging results are sent to an Azure table within a storage account. You will learn to configure Azure Virtual Machine alerts using the Azure portal to receive automatic alerts, how to configure action groups for alert notifications, and how to export diagnostics, and enable web app logging. Finally, you will learn to use the Azure dashboard portal Monitor service to monitor visually as metrics are charted.

  • AZ-300 – Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Managing Azure Costs

    This 9-video course explores several ways to manage Azure cloud computing costs for an organization while preparing learners for the AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam. First, you will examine several ways to reduce unnecessary cloud computing charges, including how to perform a cost analysis. You will learn how to enable virtual machine (VM) auto-shutdown, to prevent unneeded resources from continuing to run. Next, you will learn how to use resource tagging to add extra information to Azure resources, and for billing management purposes. This course explores the benefits of SLAs (service level agreements) when purchasing VM computing power. You will learn how to use Azure reserved instances to save money on purchasing long-term computing services. Finally, you will learn how to configure an Azure budget, and how to use the Azure Pricing Calculator to estimate monthly costs, and how to use cost analysis to monitor and analyze incurred charges, and for planning future budgets.

  • AZ-300 – Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: DevOps & Azure

    Continue preparing for the AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam with this 10-video course, which explores how the Azure serverless environment provides DevOps solutions to integrate system management with software development practices. The course opens by examining Azure functions, or code in the cloud waiting to be executed by a triggering event. Then you will learn how the Azure API (application programming interface) Gateway allows developers to build custom software solutions and how to use the Azure Service Fabric platform to package, deploy, and manage scalable microservices and containers. Next, learn to use Azure Logic Apps as a software developer, and how to use the Logic Apps template. This course continues by exploring Azure messaging app options, including Event Grid, Service Bus, or Event Hubs, and how to select and use an option. Finally, you will learn how to use the portal to create an Azure Storage queue, to store messages from software components you have built.

  • AZ-300 – Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Azure Web Apps

    This 18-video course explores how web app developers can host containerized applications in the Azure cloud, and the correlation between app service plans and web applications. Continue preparing for the AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam by learning how to manage web apps by using several tools available in Azure. First, you will learn web app deployment by using both the Azure portal and Microsoft Visual Studio. This course demonstrates how to connect to an Azure web app Kudu interface. You will learn to configure storage account static website hosting; how to configure web jobs; and how to enable custom domain names and SSL (secure sockets layer) and TLS (transport layer security) bindings. Next, learn the purpose of containerized applications; how to work with Docker containers; and details about Docker container registries. Finally, learners will observe how to deploy the Docker Engine to a VM, and how to upload a Docker image to the Azure Container Registry.

  • AZ-300 – Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Architecting Azure Solutions I

    Learners can explore architecting solutions using Azure resource configurations, and how to match them to business needs, in this 13-video course preparing for the AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam. First, you will learn to deploy and configure Linux VMs (virtual machines) by using the portal and command-line tools, and then how to create a load balancer. The course then examines how to create and assign VM public IP addresses, and how to configure VM replication and scale sets. Learners will watch demonstrations of how to use PowerShell to automate the deployment of Linux VMs in the Azure Cloud. You will learn to deploy Azure SQL databases, and to configure backup retention, and to configure Azure SQL point-in-time restore backup retention settings. Next, learn to configure VNet Peering to connect two virtual networks in the same region. Finally, you will learn how to enable file backup to the Azure Cloud and how to configure VM security options.

  • AZ-300 – Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Architecting Azure Solutions II

    This 11-video course explores architecting solutions using Azure resource configurations, and how match them to business needs, while continuing to prepare learners for the AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam. First, learn how to use the Azure AD (Active Directory) to create a new Azure AD tenant and related objects such as users and groups. You will learn how to enable Azure Active Directory MFA (multifactor authentication), and how to configure conditional access. This course demonstrates how to establish distributed management by assigning RBAC (role-based access control) rules and storage permissions in the Azure portal. Next, you will learn how to audit Azure resource configurations using policies, and how to configure a point-to-site VPN (virtual private network). You will learn how to deploy an app container, and how to create and manage storage accounts. Finally, this course examines cost-saving measures in Azure, and how to enable VM (virtual machine) auto shutdown.

Video Courses
  • AZ-301 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Azure Storage Design

    In this course, learners discover how to apply knowledge of Azure storage solutions such as storage accounts, NoSQL storage, replication, file shares, databases, and data warehousing to address business needs, in preparation for AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam. Begin this 20-video course by learning how to map Azure storage solutions to business needs, and then create a storage account via the Azure portal and via Visual Studio. Explore how to create containers and upload a blog via Azure port and control access to storage accounts; then look at Azure file share configuration by enabling cloud-based file shares. Discover how to create a shared access signature; map a drive letter to Azure file share; mount a remove Azure file share in Linux, and enable file synchronization between on-premises servers and Azure. Delve into Azure Storage Explorer; Azure database planning; deploying Azure SQL database; and deploying Azure table storage. Switch replication strategy via Azure portal and via command-line tools. Finally, learn about data warehousing and Azure storage analytics. The exercise involves planning Azure storage.

  • AZ-301 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Azure Network Design

    Discover how to apply knowledge of Azure Virtual Networks (VNets), Internet Protocol (IP) addressing, firewalls, and network security groups (NSGs) to address business needs in this 17-video course, preparing learners for AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam. Start off with a look at Azure virtual network planning, recognizing which network options should be used in given situations. Then examine VNet creation using the portal and using command-line tools to create a VNet. Learn about network peering—linking Nets together through peering; create a public IP address resource; and recognize when to deploy Azure Firewall, and how to create an Azure Firewall configuration. Examine NSGs and how they are used; create an NSG and rules, and learn how to enable NSG flow logs. Learners discover how to determine P2S VPN connection metrics; use Azure Network Watcher to test virtual machine connectivity; and create a network performance monitor (NPM) log analytics workspace, and user Service Connectivity Monitor to monitor network connectivity. Finally, take a look at the Azure network topology. The exercise involves planning Azure Networking.

  • AZ-301 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Azure Compute Design

    In this 16-video course, learners will discover how to apply knowledge of Azure virtual machine (VM) deployments and High Performance Computing (HPC) to address business needs, while preparing for AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam. Begin by learning about VM planning and recognizing which VM options to use. Then move into creating a VM by using the portal, using PowerShell, using the command-line interface, and using a template. Explore how to modify the underlying power of VMs; link a public IP address resource to a VM; deploy a jump box by enabling single-point incoming remote management; and deploy a VM scale set. Discover how to monitor Azure VM performance and usage metrics with Azure Monitor; set alerts and notifications for VM metrics; view VM activity logs, and examine VM diagnostic settings. Finally, examine Azure HPC and recognize when HPC deployments should be used. The exercise involves describing when Azure HPC should be used, deploying a Linux Azure VM using the portal and a Windows Azure VM using PowerShell, and resizing Azure VMs.

  • AZ-301 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Azure VPN Design

    Discover how to apply knowledge of public key infrastructure (PKI) certificate and Azure VPN configurations to address remote networking needs, in preparation for the AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam. You will begin this 9-video course with a look at Azure virtual private network (VPN) planning, and learning to recognize the best VPN solution in a given scenario. Next, you will learn how to use PowerShell to create PKI certificates for use with a VPN. Examine virtual and local network gateways, using the portal to create VPN gateway objects. Discover how to use the portal to configure a site-to-site (S2S) IPsec tunnel via Azure portal, via Azure PowerShell, and via Azure command-line interface. In the final tutorial, you will learn how to create a point-to-site connection via Azure portal. In the concluding exercise, you will describe point-to-site and site-to-site VPN configurations, and create a virtual network gateway, a local network gateway, and an S2S VPN connection.

  • AZ-301 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Azure AD & RBAC Design

    In this 20-video course, discover how to apply knowledge of Azure Active Directory (AD) objects, settings, and role-based access control (RBAC) role assignments to address business needs, in preparation for AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam. Begin with a look at Azure AD and identity management planning, then recall various strategies for applying access control. Create a new Azure AD tenant, and Azure AD users and groups using the portal and PowerShell. Use command-line interface (CLI) to create an Azure AD user and join a Windows 10 device to Azure AD. Define how RBAC is used in Azure; assign built-in RBAC roles at different scopes; create deny RBAC assignments; and create a custom RBAC role with CLI. Then assign a custom RBAC role, and use PowerShell to remove a custom RBAC role and a RBAC role assignment. Enable self-service password reset and self-service group management to reduce the help desk burden; create an Azure AD enterprise application configuration, and audit Azure AD and sign-in logs. The exercise involves designing Azure AD and RBAC.

  • AZ-301 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Azure AD Connect, MFA, & SSO Design

    Learners will discover how to apply knowledge of linking on-premises Active Directory (AD) to Azure AD along with multifactor authentication (MFA), single sign-on (SSO), and various sign-in methods, in preparation for AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam in this 15-video course. Begin by selecting the best authentication method to use with AD Connect, and learn how to use the portal to add and verify a custom DNS domain to be used with AD Connect. Discover how to download, install, and configure AD Connect; to modify AD Connect configuration sync settings; and to modify an AD Connect configuration to use password writeback. Examine how to configure seamless SSO and enable Azure AD combined registration. Configure MFA settings; turn on and test MFA for an Azure AD user; configure MFA blocking and unblocking; specify trusted IPs for MFA exclusion, and enable MFA for administrator accounts. Also, learn how to use the Microsoft Authenticator App and MFA to log in, and how to configure an Azure AD access review. The exercise involves planning Azure AD Connect.

  • AZ-301 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Azure AD Permissions Design

    Continue preparing for the AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam with this 10-video course exploring how to apply knowledge of Azure Active Directory (AD) roles and privileged identity management to specific scenarios. Learners begin by exploring the various roles specific to Azure AD and then take a look at how Azure AD privileged identity management can control resource access. Next, you will discover how to use the Azure portal to enable an administrator role and also how to enable privileged identity management. The next tutorial explores Open Authorization, an HTTP-based authorization protocol framework known as OAuth, and when to use it. You will also take a look at OpenID Connect authentication and when to use it. Finally, learn about the REST API (Representational State Transfer application programming interface) for Azure, and how it is used. In the course's final tutorial, you will learn how to generate a shared-access signature (SAS) token. The concluding exercise involves planning AD permissions.

  • AZ-301 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Azure App Design

    In this 17-video course, discover how to plan the deployment and management of Azure web applications and load balancing to address business needs. Explore App Service configuration, slot-based deployment, Azure load balancer, and Azure application gateway in preparation for AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam. Begin by considering configuration settings for web apps that meet business requirements, then learn how to use both the portal and Visual Studio to deploy a web application. Explore how to configure a web app custom domain name; configure web app service transport layer security/secure sockets layer (TLS/SSL) settings; and configure web app service scaling, and app service backup. Create web app deployment slots, and enable debugging for a web app. Recognize when to use load balancer traffic manager, and deploy a load balancer with the portal and a template. Learn about inbound access to back-end virtual machines through network address translation (NAT) rules; recognize when to use application gateways, and how developers can configure test environments. The exercise involves planning web apps and load balancing.

  • AZ-301 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Azure Key Vault and Key Design

    In this 15-video course, discover how to deploy and manage security solutions such as Azure Key Vault and key management in preparation for AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam. Begin with a look at how apps can retrieve secrets from Azure Key Vaults, a secure secret storage solution in the cloud. You will then learn how to deploy a key vault using the portal and using PowerShell. Discover how to add secrets to an Azure Key Vault; configure a key vault policy using the portal, and use the command-line interface (CLI) to remove key vault configuration. Explore how to use PowerShell to encrypt virtual machine (VM) disks; recall the purpose of Azure information protection (AIP); enable Azure AIP via the portal, and encrypt data uploaded to Azure. You will then learn how to create a customer-managed key for encryption and configure encryption using customer-managed keys. In the final tutorial, you will use Azure CLI to create custom key vault secrets. The concluding exercise involves using Azure key vault and encryption.

  • AZ-301 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Azure Migration Planning

    Discover how to plan the migration of on-premises compute, data, and network resources to the Azure cloud while maintaining regulatory compliance in this 10-video course, preparing learners for AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam. In the first tutorial, learners will observe how to design a migration plan from on-premises to Azure, then recall how the Azure Import-Export service works. You will discover how to install the Azure Import/Export tool and how to create an Azure import job. When talking about software development and testing, especially in a cloud environment, you need to plan when to use Azure containers, so this will also be examined. Then explore how to assess on-premises items such as servers and databases in preparation for Azure migration. In the final tutorial, you will learn how to use Azure data box offline migration. In the concluding exercise, learners will describe the Azure Data Migration Assistant and the benefits of containerized applications, and will create an Azure import job and export job.

  • AZ-301 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Azure Cost Management

    In this 10-video course, learners will discover how resource tagging can facilitate Azure cost management and explore other options such as reserved instances, service level agreements (SLAs) and pricing, Azure budgets, Azure costs analysis, and the Azure pricing calculator, in preparation for AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam. You will begin with a look at resource tagging and how it can facilitate Azure cost management, and adding tag names and values to Azure resources. Then move on to examining the SLA—the contract between a cloud service provider and a cloud customer—and pricing information. You will learn how to enable virtual machine (VM) shutdown, and how to deploy a reserved instance. Next, discover how to create an Azure budget, so you can start to plan ahead for your recurring monthly charges. Learn about Azure cost analysis, and how to plan Azure costs using the pricing calculator. Finally, take a look at cost management scheduled exports. The exercise involves planning Azure cost management.

  • AZ-301 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Azure Policy Planning

    In this 11-video course, continue preparing for the AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam by discovering how to plan the use of Azure policies to control resource deployment and usage. Learners will explore different policies such as backup, custom, multifactor authentication (MFA) registration, and conditional access baseline policies, and learn about policy assignments and on-premises system state backup. Begin with a look at how Microsoft Azure policies can be used for cloud resource control, then onto configuring an Azure backup policy. Discover how to back up on-premises server system state to Azure; create a custom policy; and create a policy assignment by using both the portal and PowerShell. You will explore how to view the compliance status of assigned policies; configure MFA registration settings; and finally, through conditional access settings in Azure Active Directory, configure a baseline policy. The closing exercise involves defining the purpose of Microsoft Azure policies; assigning a built-in policy using the portal and PowerShell; and enabling an admin account MFA through a baseline policy.

  • AZ-301 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Azure Site Recovery Design

    Learners will discover how to plan for use of Azure Site Recovery (ASR) to ensure business continuity, while preparing for the AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam, with this 17-video course. Begin by recalling how Azure Data Centers provide cloud services and are secured. Examine differences between availability zones and Azure regions. Next, study disaster recovery (DR), and Azure DR terms: recovery time objective (RTO), recovery level objective (RLO), and recovery point objective (RPO). Explore site recovery planning and how ASR can address DR needs; deploy a recovery services vault via Azure portal and PowerShell; replicate Azure virtual machines (VMs) to a different region; and use the portal to run VM recovery drills. Next, learn how to clean up resources after conducting a VM test fall-over; use the portal to disable VM replication; create an ASR replication policy, and view the capacity planner tool. Recognize how Azure Backup provides resiliency; perform a backup of an Azure VM, and ensure file availability by backing up to Azure. The exercise involves Azure site recovery.

  • AZ-301 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Azure DevOps Planning

    Explore how to plan the use of various Azure DevOps related resources and ensure efficient creation, testing, and continuous delivery of custom software in Azure, in this 7-video course, preparing learners for AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam. Key concepts covered in this course include learning the convergence of software development and IT administration; learning how stand-alone functions are defined in Azure; and learning how to use the portal to deploy an Azure Function app. Next, you will learn the purpose of an API gateway, a resource that can be deployed in the Azure cloud; learn how Azure Service Fabric frees developers to focus on the app because it is a managed service; and examine microservices which allows for code modification and testing of just the modules while the other parts of the app remain intact. Finally, learn when the cloud resource Azure API Gateway should be used and its popular benefits, and the purpose of Azure Function apps.

  • AZ-301 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Azure Service Design Part 1

    In this 11-video course, learners will discover how to apply Azure knowledge to address specific business IT scenarios, including Azure storage, compute, network, web application, and high-availability solutions, while preparing for AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam. Key concepts covered here include how to match storage account replication to business needs; how to plan Shared Access Signature (SAS) and storage account encryption which can limit access to various storage accounts; and how to match Azure Compute sizing to business needs. You will also learn how to match Azure Network Services to business needs; how to plan Azure VM resiliency and confidentiality; and how to design VM scaling and SQL backup. Next, learn to run VM failover test and backup on-premises files to Azure; learn to deploy a web app and configure custom domains; and learn how to configure web app deployment slots and content delivery networks (CDNs) to be able to test a web app with zero downtime for the app. Finally, plan Azure storage and compute on the basis of business requirements.

  • AZ-301 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Azure Service Design Part 2

    Discover how to apply Azure knowledge to address specific business IT scenarios, specifically Azure monitoring and alerts, cost management, user security, and software development solutions in this 9-video course, which prepares learners for AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam. Key concepts covered in this course include how to create an action group and configure alert notifications for logging and monitoring usage; learning about how to filter resources by tag and filter activity logs; and how to reduce Azure costs while still getting the benefits of cloud computing. Next, you will observe how to plan role delegation of Azure administrative tasks and policy configuration; how to use multifactor authentication (MFA); and how to enable metrics and add them to a dashboard. Then learn to design the use of developer services in the cloud. In the end-of-course exercise, you will plan for Azure resource usage while minimizing costs related to storage services, compute, and networking in the cloud and recommend ways to secure Azure service usage.

Video Courses
  • AZ-303 – Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Management Tools

    Explore the business case for using Azure and common management tools. In this course, you'll examine how Azure solutions can address business needs and which tools can be used to achieve this. You'll start by learning about common Azure solutions and which business problems they address. Next, you'll learn how to use the Azure portal and Cloud Shell, PowerShell, and the command line interface to deploy and manage Azure resources. Lastly, you'll learn how Azure services are exposed to developers through APIs. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam.

  • AZ-303 – Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Virtual Networking

    Discover how to provision network configurations in the Azure cloud to allow resource communication. In this course, you'll create and configure various Azure network components. You'll start by creating VNets and subnets using the portal. Next, you'll deploy VNets and subnets using the CLI and PowerShell. Lastly, you will link VNets together through VNet peering using the portal, CLI, and PowerShell. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam.

  • AZ-303 – Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Azure Storage Accounts

    Storing your data in the Azure cloud provides quick access to authorized apps and users from anywhere in the world, while maintaining multiple copies of that data. In this course, you'll learn to deploy and manage Azures storage accounts. You'll start by creating storage accounts using the portal, CLI, and PowerShell. You'll then examine how to manage access keys using the portal, CLI and PowerShell. Next, you'll learn how to generate a storage account shared access signature. Lastly, you'll explore how to configure storage account security in the form of access policies, limit network access, and enable AD authentication. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam.

  • AZ-303 – Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Storage Account Content Management

    To gain the benefits of cloud-stored data, you must know how to use the appropriate tools to access cloud storage in a secured manner. In this course, you'll explore various methods of uploading and managing storage account blobs, as well as enabling security and high availability. You'll start by examine how to upload blobs to a storage account using the portal, CLI, and PowerShell. You'll then discover how to use the Storage Explorer GUI tool to manage storage account blobs. Next, you'll learn to enable replication using the portal, CLI, and PowerShell, as well as configure blob lifecycle management. Lastly, you'll learn how to use the portal, CLI, and PowerShell to create a key vault and key for encrypting a storage account and how to enable storage account failover. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam.

  • AZ-303 – Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Managing Azure Files

    You can provide secured access to shared folders in the cloud using Azure Files. In this course, you'll explore Azure Files configuration and connectivity. You'll start by learning how to configure an Azure Files share using the portal, CLI, and PowerShell. Next, you'll examine how to connect to Azure Files from a Windows host. Lastly, you'll discover how to connect to Azure Files share from a Linux host. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam.

  • AZ-303 – Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Deploying Azure Database Solutions

    Microsoft Azure provides managed database solutions, which means technicians can focus on the database solution and not the underlying setup. In this course, you'll learn about NoSQL and SQL solutions available in Azure. You'll start by learning how to configure a NoSQL table within a storage account. You'll then examine how to deploy and configure a Cosmos DB NoSQL database. Next, you'll learn how to deploy and configure an Azure SQL database. Lastly, you'll see how to connect to Azure SQL database using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, enable Azure SQL high availability, and publish on-premises databases to Azure. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam.

  • AZ-303 – Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Securing Azure Networks

    Securing Azure resources at the network level is crucial in protecting digital assets and remaining compliant with regulations. In this course, you'll secure Azure networks using firewall rules and a Bastion host. You'll start by examining how to create network security groups using the portal, CLI, and PowerShell. You'll then learn how to troubleshoot effective security rules. Next, you'll discover how to deploy Azure Firewall with various types of rules. Lastly, you'll learn how to deploy Azure Bastion as a jump box solution to protect Azure VMs. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam.

  • AZ-303 – Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Deploying & Managing Azure VMs

    Because virtual machines provide the underlying compute power for Azure workloads, knowing how to securely and efficiently manage VMs serves the best interests of cloud customers. In this course, you'll explore how to deploy, connect to, and manage VMs. You'll learn to deploy Windows and Linux VMs using the portal, PowerShell and the CLI. Next, you'll examine how to enable Linux SSH public key authentication and resize a VM. Lastly, you'll learn how to create disks and attach them to VMs, enable VM disk encryption, and deploy a virtual machine scale set. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam.

  • AZ-303 – Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Managing Azure AD

    Azure Active Directory (AD) provides centralized identity services that allow secure authentication and authorization to use Azure and Office 365 resources. In this course, you'll learn how to manage Azure AD users and security options. You'll start by examining how to deploy a new Azure AD tenant and navigate between tenants. Next, you'll learn to configure AD verification methods, and use the portal, CLI, and PowerShell to create Azure AD users including guest users on an individual and a bulk basis. You'll then explore how to assign product licences to Azure AD users and configure Azure AD security settings including password reset, fraud alerts, conditional access, and multifactor authentication. Next, you'll learn how to configure sign-in security features including named locations, trusted IPs, MFA bypass, and banned passwords. Lastly, you'll explore how to enable Azure identity protection and register an app in Azure AD. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam.

  • AZ-303 -Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Deploying Azure AD Connect

    Azure AD allows the continued use of on-premises Active Directory account authentication through AD Connect. In this course, you'll learn how to use AD Connect to link Azure AD with an on-premises AD environment. You'll start by examining how to configure a custom DNS domain for an Azure AD tenant. You'll then learn how to download, install, and configure the Azure AD Connect agent on an on-premises domain server. Lastly, you'll discover how to view Azure AD Connect health statistics and configure Azure Files permissions. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam.

  • AZ-303 – Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Managing Azure AD Devices & Groups

    Azure AD groups facilitate permissions management when registering devices with Azure AD and allow Azure AD user authentication on those devices. In this course, you'll learn about groups, devices, licenses, and group management in Azure AD. You'll start by learning how to create and manage groups using the portal, CLI, and PowerShell. You'll then examine how to join devices to Azure AD and manage device settings. Next, you'll see how to create a dynamic group, assign licenses to groups, and enable group self-service. Lastly, you'll explore how to work with group member bulk tools and join a mobile device to Azure AD. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam.

  • AZ-303 – Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Managing Azure Web Applications

    Azure App Services provide a simple way to host web applications with minimal fuss. In this course, you'll learn about running web apps, including containerized applications, in Azure. You'll start by examine how to deploy an app service plan and app service web app using the portal and Microsoft Visual Studio. You'll then learn how to use web app deployment slots and when to use Azure Functions and Azure Logic Apps. Next, you'll explore how to enable a custom DNS domain name and HTTPS binding, as well as how to configure web app backup and then access the web app through the Kudu interface. Lastly, you'll see how to work with application container instances and clusters through Azure Kubernetes Service. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam.

  • AZ-303 – Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Web App Availability & Security

    Microsoft Azure provides tools that allow you to ensure the security and high availability of Azure workloads. In this course, you'll explore methods of improving the performance, security, and availability of Azure web apps. You'll start by learning how to deploy an Azure load balancer using the portal and from an ARM template. You'll then examine how to configure load balancer settings such as inbound NAT rules for back-end VM management. Next, you'll learn to deploy Application Gateway and Web Application Firewall. Lastly, you'll see how to configure the Azure Front Door Service. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam.

  • AZ-303 – Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Automating Azure Administrative Tasks

    Automation provides a means of using cloud services in the most efficient manner possible to increase productivity and reduce costs. In this course, you'll explore various methods of automation. You'll start by learning how to create and deploy ARM template from a variety of sources through the portal, CLI, and PowerShell. Next, you'll examine how to use an existing on-premises VHD with an ARM template and how to import an ARM template. You'll then learn how to work with Azure graphical and PowerShell runbooks within an automation account. Lastly, you'll discover how to import runbooks and deploy them from the PowerShell Gallery. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification exam.

Video Courses
  • AZ-304 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: VNet Design & Implementation

    Azure network configurations provide the foundation upon which Azure services are deployed. In this course, you'll explore the configuration of Azure virtual networks and subnets using the portal, PowerShell, and the CLI. Next, you'll learn how to deploy a virtual network using an ARM template and then configure route table entries. Lastly, you'll examine how to create a DNS zone in Azure and configure custom VNet settings. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam.

  • AZ-304 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Azure Network Connectivity & Security

    Securing Azure network configuration protects digital assets. In the course, you'll explore how to peer VNets together using GUI and command line tools. Next, you'll learn how to configure VPN and WAN settings. Next, you'll discover how to deploy and manage Azure Firewall. Lastly, you'll examine when to use ExpressRoute network circuits and how to configure network security groups. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam.

  • AZ-304 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Storage Account & Key Vault Design

    Azure storage accounts provide the basis for cloud storage, while key vaults serve as centralized storage for secrets. In this course, you'll explore how to deploy and manage storage accounts. Next, you'll learn how to enable storage account redundancy and configure a custom DNS domain name. You'll then examine how to configure a storage queue. Lastly, you'll learn how to create and configure an Azure key vault using GUI and command line tools. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam.

  • AZ-304 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Storage Account Blob Management

    Azure storage accounts support blob storage and management. In the course, you'll explore how to upload storage account blobs using the portal, CLI, and PowerShell. You'll then learn how to enable blob versioning and change feeds. Lastly, you'll examine how to upload blobs using AzCopy and enable blob lifecycle management. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam.

  • AZ-304 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Storage Account Security Planning

    Azure provides mechanisms for securing storage account data. In this course, you'll explore storage account encryption, static web sites, access keys, and shared access signatures. Next, you'll learn about storage account failover, blob immutability, and container access levels. Lastly, you'll examine blob soft deletion and storage account network access. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam.

  • AZ-304 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Azure Files Planning

    Azure Files provide a cloud-based shared folder solution. In this course, you'll explore how to configure Azure Files using GUI and command line tools. Next, you'll examine how to map a Windows drive letter to Azure Files and how to use Linux to mount an Azure Files share. Lastly, you'll learn how to use Azure File Sync to allow on-premises file access that is copied to the cloud. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam.

  • AZ-304 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Azure Database Solution Design

    Modern web applications use back-end databases as data stores. In this course, you'll explore NoSQL and SQL Azure data solutions including Azure SQL and Cosmos DB. Next, you'll learn how to enable database high availability. Lastly, you'll examine Azure solutions that allow data integration including Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Bricks, Azure Data Lake, and Azure Synapse Analytics. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam.

  • AZ-304 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Virtual Machine Design & Deployment

    Azure virtual machines provide the compute power that supports various workloads. In this course, you'll explore how to plan, implement, and deploy Windows and Linux VMs. Next, you'll learn how to configure SSH public key authentication for Linux. Then, you'll examine how to deploy Azure Bastion for secure remote VM management. Next, you'll learn to resize VMs, and attach and encrypt VM disks. Lastly, you'll examine how to deploy a virtual machine scale set and when to use VM dedicated hosting. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam.

  • AZ-304 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Azure AD & User Implementation

    Azure AD provides a cloud-based identity repository. In this course, you'll explore Azure AD features including single sign-on. Next, you'll learn how to deploy a new Azure AD tenant. You'll then examine how to configure user verification methods and create Azure AD users using GUI and command line tools. You'll see how to configure B2B settings and invite guest users individually and by using bulk create. Lastly, you'll explore how to enable self-service sign-up, assign licenses, and enable self-service password reset. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam.

  • AZ-304 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Azure AD Groups, Apps, & Devices

    Azure AD groups organize users with similar needs to facilitate permissions management. In this course, you'll explore Azure AD group creation using GUI and command line tools, as well as the bulk creation of groups. Next, you'll explore how to create and manage dynamic groups, assign licenses, and set group ownership. Lastly, you'll learn how to enable group self-service, join mobile devices to Azure AD, and configure an Azure AD app. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam.

  • AZ-304 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Security Management

    Azure AD supports linking an on-premises AD installation with Azure AD. In this course, you'll start by exploring how to use Azure AD Connect to link on-premises AD to Azure AD. Next, you'll examine Azure AD Connect health statistics. You'll then learn how to deploy Azure AD Domain Services, join a Windows VM to the domain, and enable Azure AD DS for Azure Files. Next, you'll move on to learn how to configure Azure AD security settings such as fraud alerts, conditional access, MFA, locations, trusted IPs. and banned passwords. You'll explore Azure AD identity protection and managed identities. Lastly, you'll learn how to create resource and management groups. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam.

  • AZ-304 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Azure Security Governance

    Azure AD can control Azure resource access in many ways. In this course, you'll learn about controlling resource access through role-based access control, Azure policies, including compliance and remediation, as well as Azure Blueprints. Next, you'll examine privileged identity management and identity protection notifications. Lastly, you'll explore how to configure Azure AD access reviews and virtual machine just-in-time access. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam.

  • AZ-304 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Windows Virtual Desktop & Containers

    Azure can host user desktops that are accessible remotely. Azure container solutions allow the portable and timely support for application workloads. In this course, you'll explore the purpose of Windows Virtual Desktop, including how to create host pools, app groups, and workspaces. Next, you'll examine WVD connectivity using Windows, web browsers, and mobile devices. You'll then learn about the benefits of containerized applications. Lastly, you'll learn how to work with an Azure Container Registry, how to publish a container image, and how to deploy Azure Kubernetes Service and Azure Container Instances. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam.

  • AZ-304 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Azure DevOps

    Azure facilitates the creation and running of web applications. In this course, you'll start by exploring application architectural components and their Azure counterparts. Next, you'll learn how to deploy an Azure App Service using various methods. You'll then examine when to use Azure Functions and Logic Apps and how to configure custom DNS domain names and HTTPS bindings. You'll learn about Azure DevOps services such as Azure DevOps organizations and Pipelines. Finally, you'll explore deploying an Azure API gateway. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam.

  • AZ:304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Windows Virtual Desktop & Containers

    Azure provides a variety of business continuity solutions to minimize the impact of disruptions. In this course, you'll learn to plan the use of Azure Site Recovery services. Next, you'll examine how to create a Recovery Services vault and replication policies. You'll then explore how to configure Azure Backup policies, enable backup for Azure VMs and on-premises file servers, and perform restoration of backed up data. Next, you'll learn how to enable VM replication and conduct a failover test. Finally, you'll explore how to reuse a VM OS disk for a failed VM. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam.

  • AZ:304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Azure Application High Availability

    Application workloads running in Azure can be optimized using various techniques. In this course, you'll start by exploring how to use load balancing to improve application performance and availability. Next, you'll learn how to configure inbound NAT rules to allow back-end VM management. You'll then examine how to configure Application Gateway and Azure Traffic Manager. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam.

  • AZ:304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Reducing Azure Costs

    While Azure charges constitute ongoing operational expenses, there are ways of reducing those charges. In this course, you'll learn how to identify and implement cost saving measures. You'll start by examining how to analyze costs and configure Azure budget notifications. Next, you'll learn how to create an action group and enable virtual machine auto-shutdown. Finally, you'll explore how cost savings are achieved through reserved instances and the removal of unnecessary Azure resources. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam.

  • AZ-304 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Azure Data and Service Migration Planning

    Organizations can reuse existing on-premises services with a proper migration plan. In this course, you will explore Azure migration options including how to conduct on-premises assessments and migrations. You will learn how to use the server migration tool, database migration assistant (DMA) and web app migration assistant. Lastly, you will explore how Azure Data Box allows the migration of large on-premises datasets. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam.

  • AZ-304 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design: Azure Monitoring

    Monitoring is key to ensuring optimal Azure resource performance and security. In this course, you will explore Azure monitoring solutions including Log Analytics workspaces, Azure Monitor and diagnostic logging. Next, you'll explore how application insights provides monitoring for Azure web applications. Lastly, you will explore how Azure Sentinel provide a cloud-based SIEM and SOAR solution. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam.

Video Courses
  • AZ-400 – MS Azure DevOps Solutions: Migration & Consolidation Strategy for Tools

    Explore Microsoft Azure DevOps migration and consolidation tools in this 11-video course, preparing learners for Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions (AZ-400) certification exam. Key concepts covered in this course include the tools available in the cloud for implementing a DevOps strategy; sharing packages across the organization for more reliable and scalable builds; and how to implement test plans and test cases to drive quality through the development process. Next, you will learn to utilize Azure Boards for tracking tasks, features, and bugs; use Azure Boards to plan and work, linking to GitHub for commits and pull requests; and migrate data from TFS to Azure DevOps. Then learn to migrate data to Git for source control and integrate it with Azure DevOps; integrate Selenium into the pipeline for code testing; and plan a project with Azure Boards. Create a package that can be reused/shared; create a test case for Azure; and use Azure Boards to track a task. Then use Selenium for code testing, and create a task within a project on Azure Boards.

  • AZ-400 – MS Azure DevOps Solutions: Design & Implement Agile Work Management Approach

    Discover how to use Azure DevOps tools and processes to implement an Agile work management approach in preparation for Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions (AZ-400) certification exam. Key concepts covered in this 16-video course include tools offered by Azure DevOps  for use by Agile teams; working with Azure Boards within Agile methodology; and how to utilize Azure Boards to work with backlogs and to plan sprints. Next, learn to utilize queries within Azure Boards to find work assignments; work with items in Azure Boards to streamline personal work flows; and manage individual work portfolios and calendars across teams. Identify and recommend project metrics, KPIs, and other DevOps measurements; measure and refine Azure Kubernetes Service cluster performance; and define work in progress limits for Agile development team. Learn to implement techniques and practices to guide a team in working to Agile methodology and implement tools to share code and promote collaboration between teams. View a backlog using Azure Board, use Azure DevOps to create a Sprint, set time tracking, use Azure Queries, and set WIP limits.

  • AZ-400 – MS Azure DevOps Solutions: Design a Quality Strategy & Secure Development Process

    Discover how to examine code behind a cloud application for security and quality and explore quality metrics, security validation, testing strategies, and secure development lifecycle in this 15-video course, helping prepare learners for Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions (AZ-400) certification exam. Key concepts covered here include how to improve quality of code for DevOps development; learning to recognize the quality of the code in an application for DevOps development; and identifying metrics that measure the quality of code for DevOps quality. Next, utilize feature flags to enable and disable application components for a DevOps quality strategy; how to avoid technical debt for a DevOps quality strategy; and test performance of code for a DevOps quality strategy. Learn the codebase requirements for a secure DevOps development process; ensure that infrastructure is compliant to security directives for secure DevOps development; and recommend a strategy for implementing the secure development lifecycle in DevOps development. Finally, learn to automate the inspection and compliance of code for DevOps development; and automate the inspection and compliance of infrastructure for secure DevOps development.

  • AZ-400 – MS Azure DevOps Solutions: Tool Integration

    Examine how to integrate Azure DevOps tools into the application creation and deployment strategy in this 13-video course, which explores licensing, software development lifecycle, authentication and access, and cloud hybridization, in preparation for Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions (AZ-400) certification exam. Key concepts covered in this course include how to utilize licensing efficiently in Azure DevOps; streamlining user licensing in Azure DevOps; and learning to license concurrent pipelines. Next, learn to implement cost efficient test environments; work within limitations of open-source software licensing; and work with licenses for all aspects of the Azure DevOps suite. You will learn to streamline licensing package management in Azure DevOps; recommend a strategy for an end-to-end development lifecycle; and integrate monitoring and feedback into the Azure DevOps pipeline. Learn to securely manage user access to the Azure DevOps environment; integrate on-premises and cloud resources; and learn components of the software development lifecycle. Finally, learn about managing and licensing of group rules, open-source license types, tiers of jobs in Azure Pipelines, and private cloud characteristics.

  • AZ-400 – MS Azure DevOps Solutions: Version & Source Control

    Discover how to integrate version and source control management into Azure DevOps application and infrastructure pipelines, in this 17-video course preparing learners for Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions (AZ-400) exam. Key concepts covered here include implementing a version control system; branching models; and utilizing Git as a version control system. Next, learn how to utilize TFVC as a version control system; learn about code flow strategy; and identify uses for source control in DevOps pipeline. Then learn to implement a source control system with Azure DevOps; integrate source control into DevOps pipeline; implement private and hosted agents; and integrate third-party build systems into Azure DevOps pipeline. Configure Azure DevOps pipeline; manage agent queues in Azure DevOps pipeline; and use web-hooks to interact with external applications based on events in the pipeline. Trigger multiple pipelines in Azure DevOps; use Git as a source control for versioning; and integrate an external source control. Then use source control for continuous integration-continuous deployment (CI/CD), integrate a third-party build system into Azure DevOps, and use service endpoints for an external application.

  • MS Azure DevOps Solutions: Code Flow & Mobile DevOps

    In this 11-video course, learners explore the flow of code through the CI/CD (continuous integration-continuous delivery) pipeline, and to determine the DevOps strategy that identifies the tools to adopt to service the business' and team's requirements. Prepare for AZ-400 Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions certification exam by exploring a strategy for mobile app development and learning how to manage the flow of code through the DevOps cycle, and examine various strategies for a pull request, forking and branching. You will learn to use the Microsoft Visual Studio App Center, how to do App center testing, and how to target UI (User Interface) device sets. Next, learn to use the App Center to provision tester devices, and to distribute release binaries to end user devices. Then you will learn about several frameworks supported by the App Center Test, including Appium, Espresso, Xamarin.UITest, and XCUITest. Finally, the course examines how to implement continuous integration and delivery, well dependency management in application infrastructure, and continuous feedback.

  • AZ-400 – MS Azure DevOps Solutions: Application Configuration & Secrets

    This 11-video course, which can be used to prepare for AZ-400 Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions certification exam, explores Azure DevOps data protection, and how Azure protects the main pillars of data protection: data availability, service availability, service security, and data privacy. First, learners will be introduced to Azure App Service, and learn how to configure Azure tools to utilize secrets for secure access and development. This course next examines the Azure App Service with containers, and how it enables users to deploy applications that runs on Linux or Windows box. You will learn how to manage secrets, tokens, and certificates, and learn to implement the security components in AKS (Azure Kubernetes Service), a managed container service to protect application workloads. Then learners will examine Microsoft's Azure Key Vault to store various types of secret or key data. Finally, you will learn how to implement Key Vault with Azure pipelines and implement Azure policies for managing security and compliance.

  • AZ-400 – MS Azure DevOps Solutions: Manage Code Quality & Security Policies

    Explore how to use Azure DevOps to manage the quality of code, to integrate security tools, and policies into the continuous integration pipeline in this 11-video course, used to help prepare learners for AZ-400 Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions certification exam. First, you will examine characteristics of good and bad code quality measured by the speed of the software; writing reusable code; and removing unnecessary code. Then, learn how to use Azure Monitor to monitor the application quality and performance, and review code coverage. This course next examines Azure's Test Suites and Categories, which are groups of test cases that collectively form a single test scenario within a test plan. You will learn how to integrate security analysis tools, and to use SonarQube for automated inspection of code to detect bugs, code smells, and security issues on applications in more than 20 programming languages. Finally, learn to implement the WhiteSource Bolt tool to scan open-source components for known vulnerabilities.

  • AZ-400 – MS Azure DevOps Solutions: Azure DevOps Infrastructure

    This 16-video course examines the use of containers and build tools available in Azure DevOps for infrastructure, and the DevOps methodology of application deployment, while preparing learners for AZ-400 Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions certification exam. First, you will learn that containers can help to make applications portable, reduce issues, hardware, and operating system differences by abstracting those components out of the application environment. Next, learners see how to use the Docker platform management utility for containers, and Kubernetes to automate deployment. Learn to use Azure Container Registry to configure and manage containers, and how to implement multi-stage builds in the CI/CD (continuous integration-continuous delivery) pipeline. This course then explains how to build strategy by using Azure Pipelines, and how to use Jenkins to build triggers in workflow. Finally, you will learn to use Azure DevOps for implementing build process for on-premises and cloud platforms, and to create automated build workflows to build an app from source.

  • AZ-400 – MS Azure DevOps Solutions: Design and Set Up Release Strategy & Workflow

    Examine how to design a release strategy, and to build a release management workflow for Azure DevOps solutions in this 18-video course, which helps learners prepare for AZ-400 Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions certification exam. First, you will learn about release approvals, and how to create a strategy for measuring release quality. Next, learn to create release notes in the Release Notes Generator, how to specify deployment targets, and to implement approvals. Learners observe how to integrate Jenkins automation server, and AKS (Azure Kubernetes Service) into pipelines by using Azure Service Fabric. You will learn to deploy applications to Azure Web Apps; to use the Azure Key Vault for storage of sensitive information; how to integrate secrets in Azure key vault into the pipeline; and how to build a CI/CD (continuous integration-continuous delivery) environment. The course then demonstrates how to encapsulate a sequence of predefined tasks into a reusable task, and use variable groups to store across multiple pipelines. Finally, you will learn to use Azure Test.

  • AZ-400 – MS Azure DevOps Solutions: Implement Deployment Patterns

    This 9-video course, which helps prepare learners for AZ-400 Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions certification exam, explores several deployment patterns, and how to implement a deployment pattern by using Azure DevOps. In this course, you will learn to identify and implement a suitable deployment pattern based on an organization's business needs. You will examine Blue/Green deployments which allow testing of the new application version before sending production traffic to it, along with the Canary deployment method to roll out new versions of an application without significant outage or disruption times. Then learn how progressive exposure deployments allow one to troubleshoot and reduce the scale of the impact of performance degradation. The course demonstrates how to perform a multistage deployment, and explores triggers, approvals, and release gates in the release pipeline. Explore deployment groups, a collection of target machines, in Azure pipelines. You will learn to deploy applications to Azure Kubernetes Services Containers. Finally, you will learn how use the Azure Service Fabric to distribute microservice applications.

  • AZ-400 – MS Azure DevOps Solutions: Dependency Management & Security Compliance

    This 20-video course explores implementation of dependency management, and how to automate security and compliance scanning in the Azure DevOps pipeline, as part of preparations for AZ-400 Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions certification exam.  First, learners will examine dependency management, the Azure utility, which supports Maven, NPM, NuGet and Python, to manage, share, and version packages. You will learn to collaborate with packages, to identify reasonable code, run Azure functions from a package, and explore packaged version strategies. This course then demonstrates how to utilize packages of reusable code, and to implement security and compliance scanning in the DevOps pipeline. Learners will examine open-source licensing compliance by using Black Duck to assess package security. You will learn to use Azure package feeds, and how to work with the secure DevOps kit to manage subscription security. You will examine secure development, continuous assurance, and how to run a security verification test. Finally, learn how to gain and control insights from telemetry data generated by Secure DevOps Kit for Azure.

  • AZ-400 – MS Azure DevOps Solutions: Infrastructure as Code & Security Compliance

    Learners can explore several tools available on Azure to create infrastructure code, to manage security, and configuration drift of infrastructure in this 13-video course, used in preparation for AZ-400 Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions certification exam. First, learners will examine infrastructure configuration management, and ARM (Azure Resource Manager) to deploy and manage resources within the Azure subscription. You will then learn to use SonarCloud and the Azure activity log to monitor drift. You will explore Microsoft's Azure Policy to create, assign, manage policies, and to enforce rules and resources in the subscription; and explore AzSK (Secure DevOps Kit for Azure) to enhance your Azure investment. Learners will observe how to use Chef, which automates how infrastructure is configured, deployed, and managed across a network. Next, learn to use PowerShell DSC to programmatically configure, deploy, and manage across your network. You will learn to manage technical debt on templates, and how to use custom script extensions to maintain configuration management. Finally, you will learn how to inspect security and compliance issues.

  • AZ-400 – MS Azure DevOps Solutions: Implement Infrastructure as Code

    This 16-video course, used in preparation for AZ-400 Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions certification exam, explores several tools available in Azure to create infrastructure as code. First, learners will examine ARM Azure Resource Manager), the management layer for all operations in Azure, and learn how to use Nested Resource Templates to deploy and configure resources on Azure's cloud platform. Next, you will learn to use ARM templates to deploy new resources, provide configuration settings, and to retrieve information stored in other places, for example, retrieving secrets from Azure Key Vault. Then explore Terraform, a utility for managing infrastructure as code, and Chef, an automation tool to automate deployment of applications and their dependencies, and to accelerate and standardize infrastructure configuration. You will explore Ansible to deploy and manage infrastructure as code; learn to use AKS (Azure Kubernetes Service) with Ansible; and learn to use Helm to manage Kubernetes applications. Finally, learners will use Azure DevOps projects to scale applications.

  • AZ-400 – MS Azure DevOps Solutions: Implement Continuous Feedback

    Examine the tools available in Azure DevOps and Visual Studio App Center to implement continuous feedback in this 18-video course, which describes several system feedback mechanisms. While preparing for AZ-400 Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions certification exam, learners will observe how to use Visual Studio App Center to analyze client application crash reports to measure end-user satisfaction. You will learn to use the Application Insights module to monitor live web apps; how to analyze user feedback from external sources; and how to use the feedback link widget as a platform for testers. You will then examine Azure Monitor, a central platform for collection and analysis of telemetry generated by applications and alert baselines to monitor and diagnose app issues. Next, learners can explore Azure's test plans for software development teams to automate and manage tasks. You will learn to use Microsoft Test and Feedback, a browser-based extension to test applications. Finally, you will examine ongoing tuning to reduce chatter.

Video Courses
  • AZ-500 – Microsoft Azure Security Technologies: Azure Storage Account Security

    This 18-video course helps prepare learners for AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies certification exam by exploring several methods available to improve Azure storage account security and encrypt cloud data, and demonstrating how to use VM (virtual machine) disks. You will examine ways to harden Azure storage accounts; how to control storage account container access using access policies; and what is encrypted by default. Next, learners will observe how to use RBAC (role-based access control) to control resource access in a cloud computing environment. You will then learn how to configure custom encryption keys. This course examines the soft delete feature within an Azure storage account for blobs and binary large objects, which is not enabled by default. Next, learn to regenerate storage account keys in the portal, in PowerShell, and using the CLI (command-line interface). You will learn to use shared access signatures in Azure Storage Explorer, and to configure access policies for storage queues. Finally, learn to configure VM disk encryption by using PowerShell.

  • AZ-500 – Microsoft Azure Security Technologies: Data Classification

    This 17-video course explores how to organize and secure sensitive data by using data classification, as part of preparations for AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies certification exam. First, learners will examine the PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard), and laws and regulations of the European Union GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) to protect data. You will examine how to add tags to Microsoft Azure cloud resources in the Azure portal GUI (graphical user interface), and with PowerShell. Next, learn how DLP (data loss prevention) is used to control sensitive data. You will install AIP (Azure Information Protection) client, and learn to add labels to your data to organize it for security purposes. This course demonstrates how to use AIP in MS Word. You will learn to view protected data statistics. Finally, you will learn how to configure blob lifecycle settings, and blob container policies by using the portal.

  • AZ-500 – Microsoft Azure Security Technologies: Database Security

    Explore Azure database security and the available mechanisms designed to protect data in this 17-video course, which helps prepare learners for AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies certification exam. First, examine characteristics of the Azure SQL Database, a DBaaS (database as a service), offered in the Azure cloud and the NoSQL database Azure Cosmos DB. Then learn to protect sensitive data with data masking, and how to enable geofencing. Learners will next examine how security is managed in Azure Data Lake, and how to analyze data stored in the data lake. You will learn to work with several Azure SQL database security mechanisms, including the always-encrypted option, column security, auditing, and SQL backups. Then you will learn how to enable SQL Geo-Replication and use the CLI (command-line interface) to manage SQL Replication. Finally, examine when to use SQL failover groups, and how to restore SQL data by using the portal, PowerShell, and the CLI.

  • AZ-500 – Microsoft Azure Security Technologies: Database User Access

    This 14-video course explores Azure database user access management, SQL threat detection, and how to enable SQL threat policies, while helping prepare learners for AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies certification exam. First, you will learn to use SQL and Azure AD (Active Directory) logins to authenticate Azure SQL deployments, and create SQL logins. You will learn how to use SQL Server Management Studio to connect to Azure SQL and how to enable RBAC (role-based access control) for Azure AD administration by  using the GUI (graphical user interface), CLI (command-line interface), and PowerShell. You will learn to configure the Azure SQL Firewall, and to configure custom keys for Azure SQL TDE (transparent data encryption). This course then demonstrates how to conduct a SQL vulnerability assessment to determine security shortcomings. You will examine Advanced Threat Detection, and how to configure threat detection settings at the Azure SQL Server level and at individual database level. Finally, learn to enable threat policies by using CLI and PowerShell.

  • AZ-500 – Microsoft Azure Security Technologies: Identity & Access Management

    In this 16-video course, learners can prepare for AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies certification exam by exploring Azure AD (Active Directory), and how to use it as a secure identity store to control resource access. You will learn how Azure uses identities in AD; how to create a new Azure AD tenant for identity isolation; and how to switch between tenants and manage them. This course examines the function of PIM (privileged identity management), and Azure AD Access review to analyze permissions, manage group memberships, and access to applications. Next, you will learn how to configure and use Azure AD Identity Protection to detect suspicious activity related to user accounts, and how to identify the relationship between subscriptions and tenants. Then learners examine how to use Azure AD Conditional Access to enhance Azure AD security, and how to configure Conditional Access policies. You will learn how to register apps in Azure AD, and to manage Azure AD Principles. Finally, the course discusses how OAuth 2.0 is used for Resource Authorization.

  • AZ-500 – Microsoft Azure Security Technologies: Azure AD Connect

    This 10-video course helps prepare learners for AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies certification exam by exploring how to configure and use Azure AD Connect to link an on-premises Active Directory with Azure Active Directory. You will examine how Azure AD Connect allows on-premises user credentials to be used for Cloud app authorization. Learners will observe how to modify the Azure AD Connect configuration, and examine both Azure AD Connect and SSO (Seamless Sign-On). Then you will learn how to enable SSO, and to configure an Azure AD custom domain. This course examines different SSO methods, including OpenID Connect and OAuth, to allow user access to on-premises and cloud apps. Learners will examine other tools in AD Connect, including the Azure AD Synchronization Service Manager, and how to force AD sync by using the Synchronization Manager, and you will learn how to sync with PowerShell. Finally, you will learn how to use the Azure AD Connect built-in troubleshooting tool to detect issues that might arise.

  • AZ-500 – Microsoft Azure Security Technologies: Azure AD User Management

    Learners can explore numerous methods for creating, securing, and managing Azure AD user credentials in this 16-video course, which helps prepare learners for AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies certification exam. First, you will learn how to enable MFA (multifactor authentication) for some or all Azure AD users to enhance user sign-in security, and learn to configure SSPR (self-service password reset). Next, examine how SSPR allows users to reset their own forgotten passwords, and how password lockout settings prevent brute-force attacks against Azure AD user accounts. Learners will be shown how to create an Azure AD guest user, and how to perform a bulk import to create multiple users at once. You will learn to use the Azure AD portal to enable admin MFA, as well as MFA for individual users, and how to sign in as an MFA enabled user. Finally, you will learn how to use PowerShell and CLI (command-line interface) to manage Azure AD users.

  • AZ-500 – Microsoft Azure Security Technologies: Azure AD Group Management

    In this 10-video course, which helps prepare learners AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies certification exam, you can explore several methods for creating and managing Azure Active Directory groups. Learners will observe how to use the Azure AD portal to create a static Azure AD group, and to assignment membership to a static group manually. Then you will learn how to configure a static Azure group by using PowerShell to perform standard group management functions, including adding members to or deleting members from a group. Next, examine how to create a dynamic Azure AD group, which determines group membership on the basis of attributes. You will learn how to enable SSGP (Self-Service Management Group) to allow cloud members to provision and deprovision cloud resources. Continue the course by learning how enable owners of groups to determine who may join the group. Finally, you will learn how to manage Azure AD groups by using the CLI (command-line interface).

  • AZ-500 – Microsoft Azure Security Technologies: Network Security

    Learners will discover how virtual networks (VNets) can be used to isolate Azure cloud resources and how network security groups (NSGs) allow or deny traffic to or from subnets and virtual machine (VM) network interfaces, in this 17-video course, helping prepare for AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies certification exam. The course examines use of Secure Shell (SSH) for managing Linux, remote desktop protocol (RDP) for managing Windows, and jump boxes as central, publicly accessible administrative points. Begin the course by creating an Azure VNet using the graphical user interface (GUI), the command-line interface (CLI), and using PowerShell. Next, an overview of NSGs, and how they can allow or deny network traffic. Create an NSG by using the GUI, the CLI, and using PowerShell. Remotely manage Linux VMs with both SSH and RDP. Deploy a jump box remote management point. Explore how Azure Firewall is used, configure Azure Firewall network rules, application rules, and network address translation (NAT) rules. Finally, learn how to configure a route table entry so that traffic is sent to Azure Firewall.

  • AZ-500 – Microsoft Azure Security Technologies: VPNs

    In this course, used in preparation for the AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies certification exam, you will discover how VPNs provide an encrypted tunnel over the Internet from clients or on-premises networks to the Azure cloud. Explore how to configure a point-to-site or site-to-site VPN and how to connect a Windows 10 device to an Azure VPN. You will begin the 7-video course by receiving an overview of how VPNs allow secure connections to Azure. Next, you will explore how to use PowerShell to generate public key infrastructure (PKI) certificates. To take advantage of Azure VPN connectivity, you need to establish a virtual network gateway in the Azure cloud, which is a configuration that represents a VPN appliance in the Azure cloud. You will do this in order to configure both a point-to-site and site-to-site VPN. In the final tutorial, learners will discover how to connect a Windows 10 device to an Azure VPN. 

  • AZ-500 – Microsoft Azure Security Technologies: Web Application Security

    Learners will discover how the design and implementation of a web app in the Azure cloud can determine its security posture in this 11-video course, used in preparation for the AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies certification exam. Begin by learning to identify and understand the common web app security flaws. Then examine how to use the Azure portal to deploy a web application. You will explore how using custom domain names with transport layer security (TLS) bindings allows the use of a custom domain name system (DNS) domain with connectivity over HTTPS. You will learn how to configure web app authentication and how web apps can be backed up and protected by a web application firewall (WAF). You will also examine how API Gateways serve as proxies between the calling of an application programming interface (API) and the API itself and how Application Security Groups organize and protect VMs based on their running workloads.

  • AZ-500 – Microsoft Azure Security Technologies: VM Security

    In this course, learners can explore Azure VM security and hardening techniques to reduce the attack surface of Azure VMs. This 21-video course can be used in preparation for the AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies certification exam. Begin with an overview of the steps taken to harden VMs. Then learn how to use roles to limit VM admin access. Next, receive an overview of Linux secure shell (SSH) public key authentication. Learn how to generate SSH keys with PuttyGen; enable SSH public key authentication for Linux VMs; and identify how to harden HDInsights; install an antimalware VM extension. Then learn to manage VM operating systems (OS) updates, and enable VM backup. Next, learn to enable VM inventory and change tracking; enable VM replication to a secondary region; deploy a VM scale set, execute built-in VM run commands, and execute custom VM run commands. View effective VM network security group (NSG) security rules; restore an Azure VM; recognize the steps for restoring files; use the portal to view VM Inventory, and to execute a VM test fallover.

  • AZ-500 – Microsoft Azure Security Technologies: Application Containers

    Discover how application containers isolate app files and settings from the operating system (OS) and other apps in this 8-video course. You will also explore how containers can be secured in similar ways to app workloads, including how to apply updates and provide limited access, as part of preparation for the AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies certification exam. To begin, learners will examine how application containers can provide app isolation on different networks, and explore how to harden application containers to improve their security posture. Next, learners will take a look at Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and how it provides users with container cluster services. You will then learn how to deploy an Azure Docker VM running Ubuntu, an open-source software OS that runs from the desktop. You will conclude the course by discovering how to deploy an Azure container registry, and how to push a Docker image to an Azure container registry.

  • AZ-500 – Microsoft Azure Security Technologies: Azure Key Vault

    In this 19-video course, explore Azure key vaults and how they can contain secrets, keys, and certificates, which are used to secure other resources such as VM disks and databases. Examine the key vault access policy and how it controls access to key vault contents in this course, which can be used in preparation for the AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies certification exam. Begin by learning about the purpose of Azure key vaults; recognize how cryptography secures data; identify the public key infrastructure (PKI) certificate lifecycle, and recognize how to differentiate between the secure sockets layer (SSL) and transport layer security (TLS). You will learn how to create a key vault using the graphical user interface (GUI); using the command-line interface (CLI), and using PowerShell. Learn how to configure a key vault access policy; create keys using the GUI, the CLI, and PowerShell. Also, create secrets by using the GUI, the CLI, and using PowerShell. Then move on to key vault certificate creation by using the GUI, the CLI, and PowerShell.  

  • AZ-500 – Microsoft Azure Security Technologies: Azure RBAC & Policies

    In this course, discover how to use role-based access control (RBAC) to limit administrative access to Azure resources at the subscription, resource group, and resource levels. This 13-video course explores how Azure policies provide more granularity than RBAC for the deployment and management of Azure resources, in preparation for the AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies certification exam. To start, .learners receive an overview of RBAC and how roles are used in Azure. Next, you will learn how to create a custom RBAC role and manage RBAC by using the graphical user interface (GUI), using the command-line interface (CLI), and using PowerShell. Identify how policies are used in Azure; configure policies by using the GUI, and using PowerShell. Then explore how to build your own custom Azure policies that you can apply to a subscription or resource group. Take a look at resource locking and the portal by locking an Azure resource by using the GUI and the CLI.

  • AZ-500 – Microsoft Azure Security Technologies: Monitoring, Logging, & Alerts

    Learners will discover how to use Log Analytic workspaces to centralize Azure resource logged data from a variety of sources and how to run log queries in this 11-video course. Prepare for the AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies certification exam by examining how to configure Azure Monitor centralized alert and notification settings. You will begin by examining how to identify performance and security baselines and how to view and filter Azure Cloud resource activity logs. Next, learn how to create a Log Analytics workspace, which is an Azure resource that must be configured to gain insights about activity and usage of your Azure resources. Then discover how to manage Log Analytics workspace data sources and run log queries. Take a look at using the Azure monitor tool in the portal, in order to have a centralized way of monitoring a variety of aspects of your Azure environment. Then learn about Azure monitor network packet capturing, and capturing Azure VM network traffic; create an action group, and finally, explore how to configure alert notifications.

  • AZ-500 – Microsoft Azure Security Technologies: Azure Security Center

    In this 7-video course, you will explore how recommendations from the Azure Security Center, which automatically collects resource security metrics, can be used to improve Azure resource security. You will also examine how playbooks can remediate security issues and can be triggered by alerts. This course can be used in preparation for the AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies certification exam. Begin the course by navigating the Azure Security Center, which has a wealth of security-related information that is specific to the Azure computing environment. Next, examine how to view Azure Security Center security alerts. Then, learners will take a look at Azure Security Center playbooks and learn how to manage both Security Center policies and regulatory compliance, which is an important aspect of cloud computing. You will also discover how to configure just-in-time virtual machine access. In the final tutorial in the course, learners will explore file integrity monitoring and how to enable it. 

  • AZ-500 – Microsoft Azure Security Technologies: Review Course 1

    In this 18-video course, learners can explore various techniques for securely implementing and managing Azure resources, while preparing for the AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies Certification exam, focusing on security engineers' abilities. Security must be considered when designing, implementing, managing, and monitoring Microsoft Azure usage. In this course, you will examine how to control admin access to storage accounts, how to use custom keys to encrypt cloud data, and how to use a shared access signature to limit storage account access. The course then demonstrates how to use a storage account key for access; how to secure sensitive data by using Azure Information Protection (AIP); and how to organize cloud resources by using tags (cloud resource tagging). Learn about Azure partner SAS Institute, Inc., and their joint efforts. Next, watch demonstrations of how to enable database masking and replication, and how to configure a database backup and restore. Finally, learn to configure Azure SQL firewall and how to enable Azure AD Conditional Access.

  • AZ-500 – Microsoft Azure Security Technologies: Review Course 2

    In this 9-video course, learners will explore additional techniques for secure implementation and management of Azure resources, while preparing for the AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies certification exam. You will begin the course by examining how to enable Azure AD user multifactor authentication (MFA) and how to configure password lockout. Other topics covered are virtual private networks (VPNs); Transport Layer Security (TLS); just-in-time (JIT) access; and core concepts of Azure security. Then watch a demonstration of how to create a network security group (NSG), and how to control access to virtual networks (VNets). Next, learn how to configure Azure firewall; how to configure site-to-site VPN connectivity; and how to enable web app TLS bindings. The course continues by demonstrating how to harden Azure VMs to reduce the attack surface, and how to create an Azure Key Vault. Finally, you will see how to limit resource access through Azure role-based access control or RBAC (role-based access control) as well as through Azure policies.

Mentoring
  • Mentoring MD-100 Windows 10

    Skillsoft Mentors are available to help students with their studies for exam MD-100 Windows 10. You can reach them by entering a Mentored Chat Room or by using the Email My Mentor service.

Practice Lab
  • Windows 10

    The MD-100 Practice Lab helps students prepare for Windows 10 exam (MD-100) — one of the two exams in the Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate certification.
    In this title, you will develop your knowledge in the following areas:
    Installing, upgrading and migrating to Windows 10
    Managing Windows 10 updates
    Implementing storage
    Networking and other applications in Windows 10
    Manage identity, permissions and threat protection in Windows 10
    Support and troubleshoot the Windows 10 environment.
    These tasks will help you understand the objectives and acquire essential skills, required for completing the MD-100 exam.

Video Courses
  • MD-100 – Windows 10: Active Directory Management

    In this 15-video course, learners can review key concepts and technologies including account management, Active Directory (AD), and basics of device management. You will begin by learning how to create local or Active Directory user accounts; logical concepts of AD, creating forests, domains and OUs (organizational units); and navigating AD infrastructure. Next, review physical concepts, deploying domain controllers, configuring sites, and describing NTDS.dit file. This is followed by learning how to manage AD and perform common AD administrative functions. You will learn about writing distinguished names, enabling schema management, and managing DNS (domain name system) dependency. Next, navigate Azure AD, learn about Group Policy Objects (GPOs), and learn how to create and configure new GPOs. Explore essentials of device management by configuring mobile device management policies and enumerating potential challenges. Perform static and automated IP Address configuration, and navigate the deployment landscape. The concluding exercise involves editing the domain partition of the AD DB, creating an OU, and creating and configuring a user object. This is one course in a series to help learners prepare for the MD-100: Windows 10 certification exam.

  • MD-100 – Windows 10: Prepare for Deployment

    Since the introduction of Windows Vista and Server 2008, Windows deployment has been image-based. In this 10-video course, learners explore tools, methods, and server roles required to manage deployment strategies. The course opens by examining editions of Windows available in order to make informed buying choices for any scenario based on your ability to differentiate between Windows editions. Next, hear an introduction to Microsoft's principal deployment tools and how to distinguish between them, their various uses, and scenarios that demand specific toolsets. Learn about leveraging the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) to prepare for scaled deployments of Windows 10 build 1809, and how to automate scaled deployments of Windows 10 build 1809 with lite touch and zero touch deployments by using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). Explore how to install native Windows Deployment Services (WDS) to scale deployments of Windows 10 build 1809, and configure native WDS implementation. Adding WIM (Windows Imaging Format) files to the WDS server and configuring multicast transmissions are also covered. The concluding exercise involves performing Windows 10 deployments. This is one course in a series to help learners prepare for the MD-100: Windows 10 certification exam.

  • MD-100 – Windows 10: Deployment

    Creating a seamless user experience and minimizing migration issues are hallmarks of a successful deployment. In this 10-video course, explore how to install the operating system (OS) and the tools required to successfully migrate user data. Key concepts covered here include how to install and configure User State Migration Tool (USMT); how to support user data migrations as part of a Windows 10 build 1809 upgrade/deployment; and how to use USMT to migrate user data as part of a Windows 10 build 1809 upgrade/deployment. You will learn to perform post migration validation of user data and associated post migration tasks as part of a Windows 10 build 1809 upgrade/deployment and add language packs to a Windows image file, Then perform a clean install of Windows 10; perform an in-place upgrade of Windows 10; and validate and activate an in-place upgrade of Windows 10. Finally, learners see how to troubleshoot Windows 10 activation. As a closing exercise, you will review Windows 10 deployment tools, editions, and scenarios. This is one course in a series to help learners prepare for the MD-100: Windows 10 certification exam.

  • MD-100 – Windows 10: Perform Post-Installation Configuration

    In the always-on, always-connected modern world, device security drives management. Explore critical post installation configuration settings for browsers and mobile devices to help ensure client privacy in this 10-video course. Key concepts covered in this course include how to update ADMX (a Windows/Office Group Policy Settings file) Templates for the latest Group Policy settings available; exploring Microsoft Edge configuration settings using Group Policy; and how to configure new Internet Explorer 11 settings by using Group Policy. Next, learners will use Group Policy Preferences to manage settings for Internet Explorer 11; learn how to use the Windows Configuration Designer to configure a provisioning package for cellular settings; and learn to configure strong two-factor authentication to enable Windows Hello for Business, an integrated multi-factor authentication solution. Watch demonstrations of how to configure and manage Windows 10 Start menu layout and how to use Windows 10 taskbar layout for efficiency. The course concludes with an exercise on using security settings in the Group Policy Management Editor, listing Group Policy settings for Edge, and verifying post-installation configuration. This is one course in a series to help learners prepare for the MD-100: Windows 10 certification exam.

  • MD-100 – Windows 10: Manage Devices & Data

    As the device age dawns, cloud servicing solutions integrate with on-premises management solutions to create the modern management infrastructure. Learners can explore account options and data security pieces of this infrastructure in this 13-video course. Key options covered here include managing devices in directories in both on-premises Active Directory (AD) environments and cloud-based Azure AD environments; managing local users accounts in the computer management console; and adding local admins from Azure AD, on-premises AD, or local Security Accounts Manager (SAM). Next, learn how to configure NT File System (NTFS) permissions; how to configure NTFS permissions inheritance and auditing; and how to configure share permissions. Learners then see how to assign combinations of permissions for security; use special identities such as built-in service accounts, local service accounts, network service accounts, and system accounts to achieve security. Learn how to configure Encrypting File System (EFS) user-based file and folder-level encryption and implement BitLocker drive encryption. Finally, learn management techniques, methods of assigning local administrators, NTFS permissions, and hardware requirements for full volume encryption. This is one course in a series to help learners prepare for the MD-100: Windows 10 certification exam.

  • MD-100 – Windows 10: Policy-Based Management

    As technology evolves from the PC age to the device age, management changes may be required. In this 10-video course, learners discover how to augment policy-based management of Group Policy with Mobile Device Management (MDM) and local policies, as many Group Policy Object (GPO) settings are not available on all devices. Key concepts covered here include how to configure the local registry, a collection of keys and settings that inform and control operating system environment and applications; implementing local policies; and troubleshooting group policies on devices. Next, learn how to configure user account control; configure Windows Defender Firewall and advanced Windows Defender Firewall rules; configure Group Policy and Mobile Device Management settings for Edge; and leverage Microsoft Intune to secure the modern workplace with MDM security baselines. The course concludes with an exercise on firewall rules, including reasons for choosing policy-based administrative methods; methods for configuring UAC in Windows 10; principal criteria of firewall rules; and the path to the MDM security baseline and the configuration required. This is one course in a series to help learners prepare for the MD-100: Windows 10 certification exam.

  • MD-100 – Windows 10: Configure Networking

    Not being able to connect to the network will stop users in their tracks in today's always-on, always-connected world. In this 7-video course, learners can explore various ways to securely connect mobile devices. Key concepts covered in this course include the configuration options for TCP/IP on the client; how to manually configure client IP settings; and how to configure cellular settings by using Windows Configuration Designer to customize a provisioning package. Next, you will learn to create and configure a client VPN profile; leverage Microsoft best practice guidance to troubleshoot networking issues; and use the netsh command, which is a command-line scripting utility that allows either local or remote displays or modifies the network configuration of a currently running computer to specify wireless local area network (WLAN) profiles by using the NetShell command, and its usage for specifying wireless LAN profiles. Conclude this course with an exercise on how to configure an IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway appropriate for your network. This is one course in a series to help learners prepare for the MD-100: Windows 10 certification exam.

  • MD-100 – Windows 10: Configure Remote Connectivity

    Explore the numerous Windows 10 remote management tools that can be used by administrators to remotely connect to computers to troubleshoot or fix problems in this 13-video course. Key concepts covered in this course include an overview of Windows Remote Management (WinRM) and the components and features supplied by WinRM; how to use the winrm quickconfig command; and how to use WinRm to access and obtain data from a remote computer. Then you will learn how to use the enable-remoting cmdlet (lightweight command) to configure a computer to receive remote commands; configure a computer to accept incoming remote desktop requests; and grant remote desktop access to users on a PC. Next, learners are shown how to change the listening port for remote desktop on a computer; differentiate between supported and unsupported Windows versions and editions as they relate to remote desktop clients; and use the Windows Remote Assistance tool. Finally, learn to use the Quick Assist tool to provide remote assistance; and learn the Remote Desktop Connection, and Windows Remote Assistance tool. This is one course in a series to help learners prepare for the MD-100: Windows 10 certification exam.

  • MD-100 – Windows 10: Configure System & Data Recovery

    In this 13-video course, learners can explore numerous, built-in backup and recovery tools in Windows 10, along with techniques for troubleshooting the boot process. Key concepts covered here include how to use backup and restore feature in Windows 10; learning to restore deleted files or folders in OneDrive; and resetting a PC in Windows 10. Learn where and how to perform a system restore in Windows 10; use a recovery drive to restore or reset a PC in Windows 10; and revert to a previous version of Windows 10. Then examine troubleshoot startup and boot issues in Windows 10; explore Windows Recovery Environment; and how to use Windows 10 Secure Boot feature designed to help protect computers at the earliest stages of booting. You will see how to enable the boot log feature in Windows 10 and how to use startup repair to fix boot problems in Windows 10. The course concludes with a practice exercise on restoring files, reverting to earlier Windows versions, enabling boot log, and using Startup Repair tool in Windows 10. This is one course in a series to help learners prepare for the MD-100: Windows 10 certification exam.

  • MD-100 – Windows 10: Manage Updates

    Learners can explore the Windows Update service, which in addition to service packs and patches, also provides common driver updates for hardware devices running Windows. Key concepts covered in this 14-video course include different types of Windows updates; how to enable automatic updates in Windows 10 and how to check for updates manually in Windows 10; and how to optimize Windows 10 update delivery with express updates. Then learn to deploy updates by using Windows Update for Business; how to manage updates using Group Policy in Windows 10; and learn traditional Windows servicing and how it relates to updates. Next, learn Windows 10 servicing channels; perform update validation and verification in Windows 10; troubleshoot common update issues in Windows 10; and learn common update log files in Windows 10. Learners examine additional Windows Update settings. In the concluding exercise, practice checking, validating, and uninstalling updates; examine Windows Update for Business and servicing channels; and update log files. This is one course in a series to help learners prepare for the MD-100: Windows 10 certification exam.

  • MD-100 – Windows 10: Monitor a& Manage Windows

    Explore features and techniques used to monitor and manage Windows 10, including Windows events, monitoring, and performance tools, in this 11-video course. Key concepts covered here include learning the Windows Event Forwarding feature, which allows you to gather up logs from remote systems; how to create a collector-initiated subscription so that you can receive events from remote computers; and the performance tools available in Windows 10. You will learn to monitor windows updates with Update Compliance, which allows you to essentially monitor your Windows 10 systems; examine features that help deliver an optimized startup and shutdown experience; and examine the process to deliver an improved browsing experience. Then learn settings to be configured to optimize your energy efficiency; transition to modern management by learning new methods of managing devices in your environment; and recognize benefits and capabilities of mobile device management with a new approach in enterprise management. The closing exercise involves using new skills to maintain and manage Windows 10 with performance tools, optimize browsing, and transition to modern management.

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Video Courses
  • MD-101 – Managing Modern Desktops: Dynamic Deployments

    In this 12-video course, learners will discover how to evaluate and select deployment options and pilot deployments, and how to manage and troubleshoot provisioning packages in Windows 10. This course can be used as part of preparation for the MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops certification exam. Begin the course with a look at options in a new category of deployment for Windows 10, modern deployments, and another type of deployment, dynamic provisioning. You will then explore some of the more traditional deployment options. Next, take a closer look at Windows 10 subscription activation and learn when to use Azure Active Directory integration with Mobile Device Management. Then examine some of the key benefits and features of provisioning packages in Windows 10. Discover how to install Windows Configuration Designer, create and apply a provisioning package for Windows 10, and how to remove a previous applied provisioning package from a computer. Finally, examine User Experience Virtualization. The concluding exercise involves deploying Windows 10 by using traditional deployment options and provisioning packages.

  • MD-101 – Managing Modern Desktops: Windows Autopilot

    Windows Autopilot is a Microsoft provisioning tool used to reset, repurpose, and recover devices. In this 10-video course, learners will delve into how to use Windows Autopilot for Windows 10 deployments, as part of their preparation for the MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops certification exam. The course opens with a look at Windows Autopilot and its requirements and benefits, and a closer look at Windows Autopilot service in user-driven mode. Next, examine its self-deploying mode, and when to use it. Then explore the Windows Autopilot Reset feature, and how to differentiate between local and remote resets. Learn how to add devices to Windows Autopilot, and configure basic requirements for Autopilot deployments. Discover how to extract the device information file with PowerShell and upload it to the cloud; create a device group and add a device; create a device profile and assign a device group, and verify device assignment to Autopilot profile. Finally, examine the common issues that may affect a Windows Autopilot deployment. The concluding exercise involves deploying Windows with Autopilot.

  • MD-101 – Managing Modern Desktops: Upgrading Devices

    Windows 10 provides Microsoft's most recent features and security improvements. In this 13-video course, you will explore numerous approaches on how to upgrade or migrate Windows 10 and learn about upgrade paths, edition upgrades, in-place upgrades, Windows analytics, upgrade readiness, and User State Migration tool, in preparation for MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops certification exam. Begin by examining some Windows 10 upgrade paths and how to downgrade Windows 10 to a previous version, such as Windows 7/8.1. Then study Windows 10 edition upgrades; see how to perform manual upgrade of Windows 10 by entering a new product key; perform an upgrade with the changepk.exe command line tool; and upgrade an edition of Windows 10 with Microsoft Store. Next, learn what actions to take when a license expires for volume license customers; perform an in-place upgrade with Windows 10; and add a Windows Analytics solution (Upgrade Readiness, Update Compliance) in the Azure portal. Use Upgrade Readiness to manage Windows upgrades, and learn how to use User State Migration tool. The closing exercise involves upgrading Windows 10.

  • MD-101 – Managing Modern Desktops: Managing Updates

    To ensure that devices continue to run smoothly and securely, Windows 10 periodically checks for updates and security features and installs them automatically. In this 14-video course, learners can explore BranchCache, express delivery updates, servicing strategies, and update types for business. Also covered are Windows as a Service (WaaS), servicing tools, deployment rings, and update compliance, all in preparation for MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops certification exam. Begin by looking at configuring optimization settings in Group Policy and configuring clients and servers for BranchCache. Learn how express update delivery works and how to prepare a servicing strategy for Windows 10 updates. Study available Windows Update for Business updates, and how to configure Windows Update for Business settings by using Group Policy. Learn how to integrate Windows Update for Business with management solutions; explore WaaS, including building, deploying, and servicing; and look at servicing tools. Build deployment rings for Windows 10 updates; use Update Compliance to monitor Windows 10 updates, and recognize Update Compliance Perspectives including states. The concluding exercise involves working with Windows 10 updates.

  • MD-101 – Managing Modern Desktops: Device Authentication

    Device authentication is a security mechanism used to prevent unauthorized devices from connecting to a service, network, or site. In this 14-video course, learners explore Windows 10 device authentication techniques, features, and best practices. Begin with an overview of the basics of Windows authentication and authorization, and a look at the basic architectural scheme for Windows authentication. Next, learn about authentication concepts such as credentials, security principals, and delegated authentication. Recognize when to use different logons: interactive, network, biometric, and smart cards. Learn how to access group policy settings related to authentication; add sign-in options in Windows 10; and enable the secure sign-in feature. Explore Windows Hello for Business and its prerequisites; learn why a pin is better than a password, and examine the four-step approach to a password-less strategy. Take a look at benefits of using Azure Active Directory (AD) joined devices and join and register a Windows 10 device to Azure AD. Close the course with an exercise working with Windows authentication. This is one course in a series to prepare for the MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops certification exam.

  • MD-101 – Managing Modern Desktops: Co-Management

    Co-management is a feature that allows Windows 10 devices to be managed using both Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune. Learners explore the numerous benefits of co-management in Windows 10, and view the list of prerequisites for co-management, such as Configuration Manager, Azure Active Directory (AD), and Intune, in this 12-video course. Learn about the workloads supported by co-management and how to switch Configuration Manager workloads to Intune. Discover the immediate value of co-management, such as conditional access, remote actions from Intune, client health, hybrid Azure AD, and Windows Autopilot. Take a close look at the two primary paths for achieving co-management and what is required to upgrade Windows 10 for co-management. Learn how to enable co-management for Configuration Manager clients, for Internet-based devices, and how to monitor co-management in Configuration Manager. The concluding exercise involves listing the benefits of implementing co-management and the workloads supplied by it, and describing workload co-management states, existing clients' configuration, and configuration Manager Options. This is one course in a series to prepare for the MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops certification exam.

  • MD-101 – Managing Modern Desktops: Conditional Access & Compliance

    Conditional access is a feature used to block or allow access to content based on certain requirements. In this 13-video course, learners explore conditional access benefits, as well as compliance features used to ensure devices comply with policy rules. Start off with a look at conditional access in Azure Active Directory (AD) and the common scenarios, then examine and create conditional access policies. Next, learn how to enable a baseline policy in the Azure portal, and how to navigate to and describe available conditions such as users and groups, cloud apps and actions, and sign-in risk. Learn about grant controls, and how to block or allow access with grant controls. Explore the concept of compliance, and discover how to create a conditional access policy with the Intune portal. Then discover how to create a device compliance policy, and how to add actions to noncompliant devices in Intune. Finally, examine how to monitor Intune device compliance policies. The concluding exercise involves working with conditional access features such as policies, conditions, and grant controls. This is one course in a series to prepare for the MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops certification exam.

  • MD-101 – Managing Modern Desktops: Device Profiles

    Device profiles are used to push preconfigured settings to devices in an organization. In this 13-video course, learners discover how to create device profiles and configure settings for the numerous profile types in Windows 10. Begin with an introduction to device configuration profiles and some of the requirements, and then learn how to create a device configuration profile in the Azure portal. This leads into assigning a scope tag to a configuration profile. Next, take a look at refresh cycle times used by Intune to check for updates, and learn how to configure device restriction settings in Intune. Then explore how to add e-mail settings to devices with Intune; add and use Wi-Fi settings on your devices in Intune; upgrade Windows 10 editions on devices with Intune, and configure Endpoint Protection for devices in Intune. Continue by examining how to configure devices using Administrative Templates and finally, monitoring device profiles in Intune. The closing exercise involves creating a device restriction, Wi-Fi, and Edition Upgrade configuration profile, and assigning and monitoring a configuration profile. This is one course in a series to prepare for the MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops certification exam.

  • MD-101 – Managing Modern Desktops: User Profiles

    In this 12-video course, discover how to create and configure user profiles in Windows 10 and explore concepts such as Enterprise State Roaming, sync settings, and folder redirection, in preparation for Microsoft MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops exam. Begin by learning how to add new users or delete existing users from an Azure Active Directory (AD) organization, leading into adding or changing user profile information. Next, you will explore the assigning of administrator and non-administrator roles to users; assigning or removing licenses by using Azure AD, and enabling Enterprise State Roaming. Examine how to determine the device sync status of devices that have been enabled for Enterprise State Roaming and to recognize how Enterprise State Roaming data are retained. You will learn how to configure Windows settings such as Sync Your Settings; implement folder redirection including OneDrive, and use Group Policy to control OneDrive sync client settings. You will conclude the course by completing an exercise in configuring user profiles, including adding user profile information, assigning licenses, and configuring device sync.

  • MD-101 – Managing Modern Desktops: Windows Defender

    Learners can explore the features and capabilities of Windows Defender, in preparation for MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops certification exam, in this 18-video course. Begin with an overview of Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), followed by a look at types of attacks and exploits that can be prevented with ATP capabilities such as exploit protection, application guard, and network firewall. Learn how to deploy and enable Windows Defender Antivirus; manage Windows Defender Antivirus updates and apply baselines; and describe Windows Defender Antivirus reporting. Review Windows Defender Application Control policy design decisions, its rules, and planning for Windows Defender Application Control policy management. Explore, enable, and configure Windows Defender Exploit Guard, and learn how Application Guard works. Then review system requirements and install Application Guard; view features provided when enabling Windows Defender Credential Guard, and enable it by using Group Policy. Learn how to protect remote desktop credentials with Windows Defender Remote Credential Guard and enforce compliance for Windows Defender ATP with Conditional Access in Intune. The concluding exercise involves protecting Windows 10 systems.

  • MD-101 – Managing Modern Desktops: Intune Device Enrollment

    Intune is a cloud-based service used to improve productivity while protecting corporate data. In this 12-video course, learners will discover how to enroll Windows 10 devices into Intune for simplified management, in preparation for Microsoft MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops exam. You will begin by learning how to create users in Intune and assign them licenses. Then create an Intune group. Discover how to setup automatic enrollment for Windows 10 devices and then enroll Windows 10 devices. Next, examine enrollment options and learn how to perform a Windows device bulk enrollment. You will discover how to set up an enrollment status page, and also take a look at considerations to bear in mind when enrolling non-Windows devices. Then learn how to access and assess the overall device inventory in Intune, and, in the concluding tutorial, delve into reporting features available in the Intune Data Warehouse. The closing exercise involves managing Intune device enrollment by using users and groups, automatic enrollment, and device inventories.

  • MD-101 – Managing Modern Desktops: Monitoring Devices

    In this 11-video course, learners explore how to use log files, Windows Analytics, and other cloud-based tools to monitor device health and security in Windows 10. Begin the course by examining the importance of monitoring the health of devices with Device Health—the idea behind which is to proactively monitor devices to identify those crashing most frequently. You will then learn how to add the Device Health solution, and examine the importance of enrolling devices in Windows Analytics. This leads into enrolling a device into a Device Health solution and identifying crashing devices and driver-induced OS (operating system) crashes under Device Reliability. Then examine the next aspect of the Device Reliability solution, which is App Reliability, locating app usage and behavior information. Learn how to monitor Login Health and view Windows Information Protection details and review several different data types that become available in terms of analysis when using the Device Health service. The concluding exercise involves monitoring device health and security with Device Health solution and Windows Information Protection information. This is one course in a series to prepare for the MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops certification exam.

  • MD-101 – Managing Modern Desktops: Deploy & Update Applications

    Windows Intune can be used to deploy, manage, and update applications. In this 13-video course, learners can explore Intune and numerous tools available for managing apps and data, in preparation for Microsoft MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops exam. Begin with a look at using Intune as an app management platform and recognizing app types available to be managed in Intune. Then you will learn how to add an app to Intune, and how to deploy different Windows 10 apps. Next, learners will explore how to distribute apps from Microsoft Store for Business and Education. Then you will learn how to deploy Office 365 ProPlus from the cloud and from a local source, and deploy Office 365 ProPlus with System Center Configuration Manager. Next, you will examine the concepts of a process known as side-loading and take a look at using Readiness Toolkit to assess application compatibility. This leads into configuring Internet Explorer to enable Enterprise Mode, and finally, to preparing a device for kiosk configuration. The closing exercise involves working with apps and data.

  • MD-101 – Managing Modern Desktops: Mobile Application Management

    A solid app management solution is critical for ensuring business app availability and security. In this 12-video course, learners will explore how to implement Mobile Application Management and secure data using Intune, in preparation for Microsoft MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops exam. You will begin with an overview of Mobile App Management in Intune. Then, take a look at how to assign apps through the Azure portal. This leads into creating both an app configuration policy and an app protection policy for Microsoft Intune. Next, you will learn how to manage non-enrolled devices, targeting app protection policies based on device management state, and monitoring app information and assignments with Intune. Then, study how to get started with configuring Azure Information Protection by configuring information protection labels and policies. You will also examine the use of analytics and reporting for Azure Information Protection, followed by reviewing additional methods for protecting devices with Intune. The closing exercise involves performing app management tasks such as assigning and monitoring an app, and deploying WIP policies.

Video Courses
  • MS-900 – Microsoft 365 Fundamentals: Understanding Cloud Concepts

    This course prepares you for the Microsoft 365 Fundamentals Exam (MS-900), by focusing on cloud concepts, one of the four main categories in the exam. In its 10 videos, learners will explore several forms of the cloud, including public, private, and hybrid clouds, and how the cloud differs from on-premises data. You will learn about MS Office 365 Cloud services and its key features and benefits, and examine the key features and benefits of Internet-based public clouds. Then learn about private clouds, which are often on-premises, owned and operated by the organization, and rely on the organization's own security structures to maintain privacy and stay secure. This course goes on to discuss pros and cons of on-premises data centers. You will also explore the costs of on-premises IT infrastructure versus a cloud-based deployment, and learn the pros and cons of a cloud solution, as well as its attractive features: for example, uptime. Finally, you will learn that a cloud provider offers 99.999 percent uptime, since it relies on redundancy.

  • MS-900 – Microsoft 365 Fundamentals: Cloud Benefits & Considerations

    Learners focus on cloud computing and prepare for the Microsoft 365 Fundamentals (MS-900) Exam in this 11-video course. First, you will learn that Microsoft 365 is an integrated, complete solution that allows users to work from anywhere while taking advantage of its security and device management capabilities. You will also learn practical applications for cloud computing, some myths and facts about the cloud, and key opportunities and benefits of a cloud solution for business. Next, the course explores security issues and the types of data to be protected: financial, customer, company, and proprietary data, along with security issues and features of cloud-based solutions, what availability and accessibility are, and the impact of uptime. You will learn how to plan and strategize organizational needs to determine which cloud service to purchase. Learn about established use cases for the cloud, scalable usage, chatbots automated services, and tools to communicate and collaborate, such as Skype, SharePoint, and Teams. Finally, you will learn about productivity tools available in Microsoft 365.

  • MS-900 – Microsoft 365 Fundamentals: Cloud Services & Principles

    In this 12-video course focusing on cloud computing, in preparation for the Microsoft 365 Fundamentals (MS-900) Exam, learners can explore cloud concepts, and Microsoft 365 services, including product pricing and support. First, learn how security, compliance, and trust are protected in Microsoft 365. You will then learn about various cloud services, including ITaaS (IT as a service), SaaS (software as a service), IaaS (infrastructure as a service), and PaaS (platform as a service). The course uses a business case study to demonstrate cloud services and security principles; in it, you will examine public, private, and hybrid cloud services, and discuss their unique security issues. This course discusses security as it pertains to business, and will demonstrate how to see data security through the CIA (confidentiality, integrity, and availability) triad. You will examine encryption and multifactor authentication to protect information, and listen to a discussion of compliance issues for businesses adopting cloud solutions. Finally, explore the steps that go into creating a business case for a cloud solution.

  • MS-900 – Microsoft 365 Fundamentals: Windows 10 Enterprise

    This course explores Windows 10 Enterprise and its security features, in preparation for the Microsoft 365 Fundamentals (MS-900) Exam, which focuses on understanding cloud concepts and core Microsoft 365 services. In its 15 videos, you will learn how Microsoft 365 focuses on security, compliance, privacy, and trust, and about Microsoft's pricing and support. Next, learn about the Modern Desktop, and Desktop as a Service. Then learn the differences between Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, Windows 10 Pro, and Windows 10 Enterprise, and how each edition suits different kinds of businesses. The course goes on to discuss how Microsoft FastTrack can assist organizations when moving to the cloud. You will explore the key features and security benefits of Windows 10 Intelligent Security, including Windows 10 Defender Anti-Virus, and learn how to access Defender and run a scan of your system. You will learn how to access and configure Defender Firewall. Finally, learners will examine Windows Defender ATP (Advanced Threat Protection), and Endpoint Detection and Response to ensure system integrity.

  • MS-900 – Microsoft 365 Fundamentals: Windows 10, Autopilot, & Azure

    Learners will explore an overview of the cloud and its various forms, including public, private, and hybrid clouds, in this 10-video course, which helps prepare for the Microsoft 365 Fundamentals (MS-900) exam, including Windows 10, deployment, licenses, and upgrades. The course opens by discussing specifically what the cloud means and what it represents to individuals and organizations today, beginning with basic concepts: first, the cloud is at its core, networking, but uses the Internet to connect to the cloud network rather than a private dedicated connection to a local area network; the most common cloud services, including remote storage and retrieval of data; and the three types of clouds: public, where space is purchased on shared servers; private; and hybrid, a combination of the two. Similarities and differences between on-premises data solutions and cloud-based data solutions are also covered. A concluding exercise asks learners to describe the cloud, the public cloud, and the private cloud, and to explain pros of the cloud.

  • MS-900 – Microsoft 365 Fundamentals: Deployment Planning, Azure, & Updates

    In this 16-video course, learners will explore deployment planning, Microsoft Azure, and Windows 10 update channels, as part of their preparation for the Microsoft 365 Fundamentals (MS-900) exam. The course begins by discussing how to plan for deployment of Windows 10, including an introduction to Azure, showing how to access the Azure Portal and create resources. You will learn about update and servicing options for Windows 10, and how you should prepare for a Windows 10 servicing strategy. Other key topics covered in this course include what deployment rings are; how to assign devices to servicing branches in a Windows 10 deployment; and how to optimize Windows 10 updates. The closing exercise asks learners to explain Windows 10 updates and servicing channel; list the three Windows 10 servicing channels; describe at least three elements for strategizing deployment; explain three ways to assign devices to the semiannual channel; and explain two peer-to-peer options for optimizing updates.

  • MS-900 – Microsoft 365 Fundamentals: Windows 10 & Admin Center

    Explore exactly what Microsoft 365 is, and why users need it, in this 19-video course, used in preparation for the Microsoft 365 Fundamentals (MS-900) exam. The course offers detailed descriptions of Windows as a Service (WaaS), and its key features and benefits.  Learners will hear a practical discussion of Windows 10 updating, and learn more about tools used for assessment and updating.  Next, you will receive an introduction to the Microsoft 365 Admin Center, including extensive support information and a mechanism for contacting support directly. Among other key topics covered here are Enterprise Mobility, the Windows Assessment and Deployment kit, and how to configure group policy (with administrator’s privileges) with Windows 10 business editions: previewing builds, feature updates, and quality updates. The concluding exercise allows learners to demonstrate use of the Admin Center, including gaining access, reviewing your subscription, and demonstrating how to add a user; making practical use of Access support; and switching to the Admin Center preview.

  • MS-900 – Microsoft 365 Fundamentals: Microsoft 365, Exchange, & SharePoint

    This 18-video course, used to help learners prepare for the Microsoft 365 Fundamentals (MS-900) exam, offers guidance on Microsoft 365's powerful array of apps and services. Explore Enterprise Mobility Plus Security, Exchange Online, and SharePoint Online. The course specifically discusses features and benefits of Exchange Online, to which users subscribe on a monthly basis and receive a mailbox that lives in the Cloud on Microsoft's servers (all the information Outlook users are accustomed to: email, calendars, contacts, and tasks).  Learners also hear about various features for Exchange Online in Office 365 plans; and how to access Exchange Online settings. Next, learn about various features of SharePoint Online and its benefits; various features for SharePoint Online in Office 365 plans; and how to access and use SharePoint Online. The concluding exercise directs learners to demonstrate knowledge gained by explaining Exchange Online and SharePoint Online; listing four core Outlook features provided by Exchange Online and three key goals of SharePoint Online; and describing subscription options for Exchange Online and SharePoint Online.

  • MS-900 – Microsoft 365 Fundamentals: Skype for Business, Teams, & Collaboration

    Microsoft 365, an integrated complete solution that allows users to work from everywhere while taking advantage of its security and device management capabilities, unleashes integrated collaboration tools that empower users in an organization. This 12-video course describes the various ways in which Microsoft 365 enables collaboration with Microsoft Teams, which provides integration with more than 140 apps and services and secure encryption, among other features. SharePoint Online, OneDrive, and Yammer. Other key topics covered include Azure; Skype for Business, a cloud-hosted communications solution with both audio and video components, which operates on multiple devices and can even be used with meeting room systems; and Microsoft Teams, a full-featured solution for hosting online meetings, live events, and video conferencing. A concluding exercise involves providing explanations of Skype, Teams, and collaboration, and their core features, elements, subscription options, and collaboration tools. The course can be used as part of preparations for the Microsoft 365 Fundamentals (MS-900) exam.

  • MS-900 – Microsoft 365 Fundamentals: Office 365 & Collaboration

    This 13-video course allows learners to explore Microsoft 365 collaboration features and Office 365 deployment, as part of preparations for the Microsoft 365 Fundamentals (MS-900) exam. In this course, you will hear detailed discussion of Office 365 deployment consideration, along with descriptions of the various ways Office 365 enables collaboration, including collaboration with Office 365 groups, Dynamics 365, and email collaboration. Learn about Deploy and Dynamics 365, a suite of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions that includes customer resource management (CRM). Learn more about creating groups with SharePoint, Outlook, Teams, Yammer, or Planner; about Outlook, Microsoft’s e-mail client; and about the three Office 365 business plans and their various monthly costs and features. A concluding exercise asks learners to explain Office 365 plans and collaboration; describe the three Office 365 plans for business and the four Office 365 plans for enterprises; discuss the three Office 365 update channels; explain ways to collaborate with Office 365 Groups; and describe four ways to collaborate with Outlook.

  • MS-900 – Microsoft 365 Fundamentals: Protecting Your Information

    In this 18-video course, learners can explain security with Microsoft 365 business, including identity protection and management and protecting one's information with Microsoft 365. Specific topics covered in the course include identity protection, document safety, network security and device security. You will learn about other key topics, such as on-premises identity protection, cloud identity protection, hybrid identity protection, and multifactor authentication. Then explore key elements of Azure information protection, and how to prepare for and enable multifactor authentication. Finally, listen to a discussion of Windows analytics tools and watch demonstrations of how to add them in the Azure portal.  The concluding exercise asks learners to describe information protection features; explain three principles of Microsoft 365 Threat Protection; list tools used in Microsoft 365 Threat Protection and three principles of security management; and to explain three choices for cloud authentication and explain how users interact with Azure Information Protection. This course can be used as part of preparations for the Microsoft 365 Fundamentals (MS-900) exam.

  • MS-900 – Microsoft 365 Fundamentals: Azure AD & Access Management

    This 15-video course explores such topics as Azure Active Directory Domain Services AD DS) and access management features in Microsoft 365. Modern businesses need modern security and safe access for users that could be easily managed by administrators, and Microsoft 365 provides those features. Key topics covered in the course include directory structures and their role in network and organizational environments; trust as the security principle defining information and access safety, established by a directory structure managed and maintained by network administrators and delivered to end users. Examine the concepts of protection and domain controllers. Learn about Azure AD Connect, pass-through authentication, Azure AD Seamless Single Sign-On, and federation using Azure AD. A closing exercise asks learners to describe features of AD DS; list examples of AD DS objects and three AD DS Forest models; list four editions of Azure AD; and list the steps for enabling password hash synchronization. The course can be used as part of the preparation for the Microsoft 365 Fundamentals (MS-900) exam.

  • Microsoft 365 Fundamentals: Mobile Management & Security and Compliance

    Learners can explore the fundamental key features in Microsoft 365 of Enterprise Mobility + Security, Microsoft's Global Data Centers. Cloud App Security, and the security and reporting features found in the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center, in this 16-video course.  Other key topics covered in the course include Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security’s purpose and how it enables organizations to utilize mobile devices in a protected environment; Azure Information Protection, which classifies and protects data in the cloud; Azure Advanced Threat Protection, which detects suspicious behavior; and Microsoft's Advanced Threat Analytics, which protects in-house networks from attacks. Learn more about the concepts of mobility and adoption. A concluding exercise directs learners to describe trust relationship mechanisms; describe the two core functions of Microsoft Intune; explain how MDM (mobile device management)  provides access control; describe device availability in MDM versus Intune and describe the controls of Microsoft's global data centers. The course can be used to prepare for the Microsoft 365 Fundamentals (MS-900) exam.

  • MS-900 – Microsoft 365 Fundamentals: Microsoft 365 Pricing and Support

    In this 13-video course, learners can explore Microsoft 365 pricing and support, including the benefits of Microsoft 365 subscription options and licensing, payment, and best practices. Key features covered in this course include the Microsoft productivity library, filled with relevant topics, articles, and training for organizations; collaboration; and security and compliance. Become familiar with the Microsoft 365 information page and its product information for business, enterprise, and education. Next, explore subscription options for various organizations, including Microsoft 365 Business, Microsoft 365 Enterprise, Microsoft 365 F1, and Microsoft 365 Education, and payments. A concluding exercise asks learners to describe Microsoft 365 pricing and support; to list three key issues when considering unexpected on-premises costs and two key issues when considering spend; to describe three key considerations for cloud adoption, four main collaboration tools of Office 365, and two Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) licensing models. The course can be used as part of preparations for the Microsoft 365 Fundamentals (MS-900) exam.

  • MS-900 – Microsoft 365 Fundamentals: Microsoft 365 Purchasing & Support

    In this 11-video course, learners preparing for the Microsoft 365 Fundamentals (MS-900) exam can explore such topics as how to determine a cost-benefit analysis (CBA) when considering a migration to Microsoft 365. You will learn how to use the Microsoft ROI (return on investment) calculator; about assessing on-premises versus cloud solutions; and details on support options and service level agreements (SLAs). Next, learn to use the service health feature in the Microsoft 365 portal, with three categories for information provided: an overview of all subscription services called All services; and two sections for filtering out actionable and informational items—an incidents section for services flagged as actionable items, and the advisories section for informational items. In a concluding exercise, learners are asked to describe Microsoft 365 purchasing considerations; to explain three basic steps of performing a CBA; to list two types of expenditures when considering on-premises or the cloud; to explain support options available to Microsoft 365 subscribers and three categories of service health, plus practical reasons to move to the cloud.

Video Courses
  • MS-100 – Microsoft 365 Identity and Services: Planning a Microsoft Implementation

    In this 13-video course, learners can explore key considerations for planning and implementing a Microsoft 365 solution. You will discover how to add, verify, and manage domains, configure user identities, and manage DNS (Domain Name System) in preparation for the MS-100 Microsoft 365 Identity and Services certification exam. Start with an overview of six phases to plan for and deploy the foundation infrastructure of Microsoft 365 Enterprise. Then look at Microsoft 365 products related to identity and access management, and the admin center area used to purchase new domains. Learn how to add custom domains and verify a domain from the domain name list in the admin center. Next, set a domain as default using the admin center, and examine considerations when adding custom subdomains or multiple domains in Microsoft 365. Explore DNS, perform DNS management for an existing domain in the admin center, check DNS configurations with the admin center, and look at interface and standard records. Also covered is configuring user identities for new domains. The concluding exercise involves working with domains.

  • MS-100 – Microsoft 365 Identity and Services: Tenancy & Subscriptions

    Explore subscriptions and tenant roles, upgrading existing subscriptions, and monitoring license allocations in Microsoft 365 in this course, used to prepare for the MS-100 Microsoft 365 Identity and Services certification exam. Begin this 12-video course by learning how to set up your Microsoft 365 implementation, starting with an overview of subscriptions and tenancy in Microsoft 365. Then examine how to begin by evaluating Microsoft 365 services. Learn how to add new services or upgrade your subscriptions and how to assign roles using the admin center. Next, an overview of Microsoft 365 workloads such as Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams. Take a look at the billing section of the admin center and how to manage payments there. Learn how to assign licenses to users in the admin center and then how to monitor assigned licenses. This leads into learning how to manage the apps and services that go along with a license, and also how to unassign or remove a license. Conclude with an exercise on managing subscriptions using the admin center.

  • MS-100 – Microsoft 365 Identity and Services: Subscription & Tenant Health

    In this course, learners discover how administrators can ensure subscription and tenant health for a Microsoft 365 implementation. Explore service health, response plans, and reporting, in preparation for the MS-100 Microsoft 365 Identity and Services certification exam. This 13-video course begins with an overview of admin center's service health section and how to manage service health alerts using admin center. Examine incidents and advisories as well as status definitions. Next, take a look at what should be included in a health response plan and how to use the portal to request support for business products. Learn how to enable usage analytics for an overview of the usage section of the admin center reports and to use Power BI (business intelligence) to connect to and analyze usage analytics data. Learn how to perform basic edits and customization of reports, and review and schedule some of the security and compliance reports available in Microsoft 365 admin center. Finally, discover how to review usage data for a specific user or object. The exercise involves monitoring subscription health.

  • MS-100 – Microsoft 365 Identity and Services: Migrating Users & Data

    In this 13-video course, learners prepare for the MS-100 Microsoft 365 Identity and Services certification exam and Microsoft 365 Certified Enterprise Administrator Expert designation. Discover how to migrate user data and e-mail to Office 365, explore methods and tools for performing a migration, and learn how to implement identity models in Office 365. After an overview of admin center's data migration area and available options for migration, learn to use the Exchange Deployment Assistant when migrating mailboxes. Explore the PST (personal storage table) Collection Tool to locate and manage PST files, and import a PST file. Next, learn how to migrate e-mail from another IMAP-enabled e-mail system, discover methods end-users need to migrate e-mail and contacts to Office 365, and methods to migrate e-mail by working with outside partners. Examine two main authentication and identity models when planning for identity management, along with Active Directory cleanup steps, and multiforest deployment considerations. Then study the AD Connect synchronization tool and learn how synchronization is required for certain features and functions. The exercise involves migrating user data.

  • MS-100 – Microsoft 365 Identity and Services: Identity Strategy

    In this course, learners discover how to evaluate requirements and solutions for synchronization, identity management, and authentication when planning an identity strategy. This 12-video course can be used to prepare for the MS-100 Microsoft 365 Identity and Services certification exam. Begin with a demonstration of how to use the idFix tool to address possible synchronization errors, and explore the objects and attributes that are excluded when using this tool, as well as how to examine the transaction logs after a scan. Then, you will explore Azure AD Connect and learn how to determine identity requirements for hybrid identity solutions. Next, you will learn about password hash synchronization and when to use it. Learners will take a closer look at the pass-through authentication method of implementing hybrid identities, then look at another solution for implementing a hybrid identity solution, which is to implement federation with Azure Active Directory. You will learn about the features and architecture of the Azure AD Connect Synchronization process, and finally, the benefits of health monitoring.

  • MS-100 – Microsoft 365 Identity and Services: Designing a Hybrid Identity

    This course covers the planning and designing of an identity strategy from its adoption through to its implementation, and examines how to address synchronization, authentication, access control, and protection requirements. The 12-video course can be used to prepare for the MS-100 Microsoft 365 Identity and Services certification exam. You will begin by learning how to determine synchronization and multifactor authentication requirements. Next, hear an overview of lifecycle adoption strategies, adopting cloud services, and the identity requirements needed when doing so. You will then examine considerations applicable for protecting data and how that will integrate with your identity solution. Then take a look at content management requirements in terms of planning your identity solution, access control requirements, and what is necessary to implement an incident response plan. Next, explore the considerations and requirements for implementing a hybrid identity solution and defining an adoption strategy. Conclude the course by taking a look at choosing identity synchronization tools.

  • MS-100 – Microsoft 365 Identity and Services: Manage Azure AD Identities

    In this 13-video course, used to prepare for the MS-100 Microsoft 365 Identity and Services certification exam, learners explore common Azure Active Directory (AD) identity management tasks such as managing user access with access reviews, resources, and apps using Azure AD groups, users and passwords, Azure AD roles and role membership, and product licenses. You will begin with an overview of Azure AD identities and how to create an access review to manage user access. Then learn how to complete an access review of groups or applications. Next, take a look at implementing groups to manage users, providing an overview of managing resources and apps using Azure AD groups, and then user management, by adding or deleting users using Azure AD. Perform password management tasks such as resetting user passwords, and configuring self-service password resets. Explore user roles with an overview of Azure AD roles and managing user role membership; learn about managing product licenses, and how to restore a deleted user. Conclude the course by discovering how to create and manage users in bulk.

  • MS-100 – Microsoft 365 Identity and Services: User Roles

    Azure Active Directory (AD) uses roles to manage a variety of tasks. In this 12-video course, you will discover how to manage user roles, configure administrative accounts, and delegate administrative rights, in preparation for the MS-100 Microsoft 365 Identity and Services certification exam. Begin by exploring the administrator role permissions in Azure AD, and with a look at viewing and managing roles, or more specifically, how to find out which users have been assigned to which roles. Next, learn to delegate app administration roles in Azure AD and how to protect the Office 365 global administrator account. Then learn how to configure role-based access control (RBAC) using the Azure portal and how to invite users from other organizations to access your resources. Next, learners receive an overview on delegating Azure AD admin roles, followed by studying administrator role security and steps involved in role security planning. Discover how to assign security and compliance roles and permissions, and finally, how to restrict a user's administrative permissions by assigning least privileged roles in Azure AD.

  • MS-100 – Microsoft 365 Identity and Services: Authentication

    In this 11-video course, learners will discover authentication for a Microsoft 365 solution. In preparation for the MS-100 Microsoft 365 Identity and Services certification exam, you will explore multifactor authentication (MFA), sign-in activities, and monitoring activity logs. Begin by examining various Azure Active Directory (AD) deployment plan options, then take a look at different authentication methods such as security questions, OATH (Initiative for Open Authentication), and app passwords. You will explore how Azure MFA works. Next, learn where to access sign-in reports in the Azure portal, and how to filter sign-in activities. Then move on to downloading the activity from sign-in logs, which may be useful if you need to perform a more detailed analysis of the data. Next, learn more about accessing sign-in activity and how to view entry point data for applications used most in an enterprise. Discover how to display failed sign-ins, which is useful from a security perspective. Finally, learn how to configure monitoring settings for Azure AD activity logs.

  • MS-100 – Microsoft 365 Identity and Services: Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

    In this course, discover how to design, configure, and administer multifactor authentication (MFA), in preparation for the MS-100 Microsoft Identity and Services certification exam. Begin this 13-video course by examining MFA considerations when deploying an identity solution and how to enable MFA with default conditional access policies. Next, you will look at the state of MFA for any given user (disabled, enabled, enforced). Then, discover how to navigate to and configure the three user settings (require selected users to provide contact methods; delete all existing app passwords; and restore MFA). This leads into MFA customization, configuring lockouts, blocking, notifications, and call settings for MFA. Learn how to access sign-in reports and describe sign-in report structure; create a custom conditional access policy for MFA; and navigate to and configure MFA service settings such as verification options and remember MFA for devices and browsing. Next, take an overview of the concept of modern authentication, and the state of modern authentication for Office 365 services. Finally, look at sign-in behavior of Office client apps.

  • MS-100 – Microsoft 365 Identity and Services: Application Access

    In this 15-video course, discover how to register and publish applications using Azure, and explore how to configure an Azure Active Directory (AD) application proxy, used to enable remote access to on-premises applications by using Azure AD accounts. This course helps learners prepare for the MS-100 Microsoft 365 Identity and Services certification exam. Begin by looking at types of applications available in Azure AD and features and capabilities supported by available application types. Discover how to choose and configure an application's single sign-on mode. Look at configuring application provisioning modes, followed by examining how to prepare an on-premises environment for remote access through application proxy in Azure AD. Next, see how to install and register an application proxy connector and verify that the installed connector is registered correctly. Learn how to add an on-premises app to Azure AD; test that an application has been added correctly, and learn about filtering applications in the Azure portal. Explore how to add or remove users or group assignments from an application, and delete an application entirely.

  • MS-100 – Microsoft 365 Identity and Services: External Users

    In this 13-video course, discover how to implement access for external users of Microsoft 365 workloads. Explore topics such as creating B2B accounts, creating guest accounts, and designing solutions for external access, in preparation for the MS-100 Microsoft 365 Identity and Services certification exam. Begin by learning how to add guest users to a directory by using Azure portal; add guest users to a group; and add guest users to an application. Then discover how and when to resend invitations to guests, invite a guest user to an app from the access panel, and explore how to invite a user to join a group that has access to an app. Next, you will learn how you can allow or block the sending of invitations in an organization and also, how to add guest users without an invitation link or e-mail. Then you will take a look at key properties of B2B collaboration users, filter for guest users in the directory, and finally, learn how to remove guest user limitations.

  • MS-100 – Microsoft 365 Identity and Services: Office 365 Workload Deployment

    In this course, learners will discover how to plan Office 365 workload deployments, including planning hybrid configurations, workload data flow, and Microsoft 365 workload connectivity. This 14-video course can be used in preparation for the MS-100 Microsoft 365 Identity and Services certification exam. Begin by examining Hybrid Modern Authentication (HMA) and prerequisites for implementing HMA for Skype for Business and Exchange Server. Learn how to enable HMA by using the Exchange Management shell. Next, examine the Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL) and how it is used with HMA. Learn how to use the Exchange Management shell to disable HMA for Exchange, then how to use the Skype for Business Management shell to disable HMA. Explore prerequisites for hybrid deployments; the Exchange tools and services for hybrid deployments; and learn how to plan for hybrid connectivity between Skype for Business Server and Office 365. Examine considerations useful when planning a SharePoint Server hybrid solution; key points to remember when planning a network assessment for Office 365; and finally, how to tune Office 365 performance.

  • MS-100 – Microsoft 365 Identity and Services: Application Deployment

    In this course, learners can explore various aspects of planning Office 365 application deployments, including planning for Office 365 apps and software downloads and for Office 365 ProPlus deployment and connectivity. This 13-video course helps prepare for the MS-100 Microsoft 365 Identity and Services certification exam. Begin with an overview of Office 365 ProPlus and assessing an environment for its deployment. Next, examine some best practices and requirements for deploying Office 365 ProPlus from the cloud, as well as from a local source. Then look at deploying Office 365 by using Configuration Manager. Learn how to download and get started with the Office Deployment Tool, and how to activate computer licenses for Office 365 ProPlus. Explore the Office Customization Tool and how to use it to create a configuration file. Then look at some of the concepts of mobile device management (MDM) for Office 365, by focusing on mobile apps. Finally, receive an overview of available update channels for Office 365 ProPlus, and learn about change management for Office 365 clients.

Video Courses
  • Microsoft 365 Mobility & Security: Implementing Mobile Device Management

    Discover how the Mobile Device Management (MDM) feature is used to help secure and manage mobile devices, as well as how to implement it, as you prepare for the MS-101: Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security exam. Key concepts covered in this 18-video course include features and capabilities of MDM for Office 365 architecture; exploring the Office 365 Admin Center; how to activate the MDM service for Office 365; and how to activate and manage user identities. Next, learn how to create device security policies; use options for choosing a mobile device management or MDM authority; and configure enrollment for an iOS device and also for an Android device. You will learn the process of enrolling a Windows device after the MDM service has been enabled. Learners can explore the concept of device enrollment restrictions to allow one to restrict and block devices, set custom device type limit restrictions, and change the enrollment restriction policy priority. Finally, learn how to troubleshoot device enrollment and how to wipe and secure devices.

  • MS-101 – Microsoft 365 Mobility & Security: Managing Device Compliance

    Explore numerous tools and methods to protect data or comply with legal or regulatory standards using Office 365 in this 17-video course, as you prepare for the MS-101: Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security exam. Key concepts covered here include the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center, the interface where you grant permissions to people to perform various compliance tasks, notably device management and data loss prevention; and features and compliance tools available in the Service Trust Portal, such as audit reports and compliance manager. Next, learn how to use the security dashboard; how to sign in and determine your secure score; and how to use the Compliance Manager, a workflow-based risk assessment tool enabling you to track, assign, and verify an organization's regulatory compliance activities. You will then learn to configure conditional access, as well as learn different types of conditions and how to draft, plan, and test conditional access policies. Finally, learn to move conditional access policies to production; configure compliance policies; and use the What If tool to ensure security and compliance.

  • MS-101 – Microsoft 365 Mobility & Security: Devices & Apps

    Explore planning application and device deployment, security, monitoring, and the Microsoft Store for Business in this course, as you prepare for the MS-101: Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security exam. Key concepts covered in this 16-video course include the Microsoft Store for Business and how you can manage applications from the store by using System Center Configuration Manager; creating applications with Configuration Manager; and learning content options such as content location, installation program, uninstall program, repair program, and 32/64 bit. Next, learn how to import an application by using Configuration Manager; learn supported deployment types and additional platforms; and deploy an application using Configuration Manager; share an application through the software center. Then use Configuration Manager to co-manage devices; create device profiles using Intune; and receive an overview of Mobile Application Management (MAM). Learn about app protection policies, including those for iOS and Android, and app protection features. Finally, learn to plan mobile device security; plan device application deployment options; monitor device compliance; and plan for device co-management.

  • MS-101 – Microsoft 365 Mobility & Security: Windows 10 Deployment

    In this 16-video course, learners can explore various deployment advisor utilities and Windows 10 deployment options available for deploying Windows 10 operating system while preparing for the MS-101: Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security exam. Key concepts covered here include using Microsoft 365 deployment advisor and Windows Analytics deployment advisor; determining best approaches for deploying Windows 10; and recognizing Windows 10 deployment scenarios, including modern deployments, dynamic provisioning, and traditional deployment options. Next, learn about dynamic provisioning when configuring the existing operating system; learn traditional deployment options; and learn to describe servicing by using Windows as a Service (WaaS) and servicing tools, such as Windows Update and Windows Server Update Services. Learn how to manage Windows 10 updates with WaaS; learn identity and access management technologies in Windows 10; and receive an overview of Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection. Then see how describe how to secure information in an organization; plan Windows 10 deployments; describe methods for managing updates using WaaS; and plan for identity and access management and enhancing security of a deployment.

  • MS-101 – Microsoft 365 Mobility & Security: Cloud App Security

    Microsoft Cloud App Security (CAS) helps improve visibility of cloud apps while increasing protection of cloud data. Explore CAS implementation, Cloud Discovery, and CAS policies in this course, used to prepare for the MS-101: Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security certification exam. Key concepts covered in this course include CAS features and integrated components; components of CAS architecture and framework; and data security and compliance concerns when working with CAS. Next, learn how to set up the Microsoft Cloud App Security portal and Cloud Discovery; how to create a Cloud Discovery snapshot report; and how to configure an automatic log upload for continuous reports. Then learners see how to connect apps by using CAS; add custom apps to Cloud Discovery; and use investigation tools that are available in CAS. Learn to generate data management reports to determine the state of your data; manage and respond to alerts; and configure an app discovery policy and anomaly detection. Finally, learn to configure CAS including using snapshot reports, connecting apps, adding custom apps, and creating discovery policies.

  • MS-101 – Microsoft 365 Mobility & Security: Windows Defender Threat Protection

    Learners discover features of the Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) security platform while preparing for the MS-101: Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security exam. Key concepts covered in this 13-video course include dealing with malware by using Windows Defender ATP, a comprehensive security platform designed to help prevent attacks, detect them, if or when they occur; approaches for reducing the attack surface; and how to configure features and settings provided by Windows Defender Antivirus. Next, learn how to use Group Policy settings to configure and manage Windows Defender Antivirus; manage antivirus updates and apply baselines; use Microsoft Safety Scanner; and describe benefits of threat analytics. Learners see how to configure Windows Defender Security Center settings and configure Windows Defender roles and machine groups. Then learn about adding onboard systems into Defender Security Center; provide an overview of Windows Defender Exploit Guard; and configure antivirus settings. Finally, use Group Policy settings to configure and manage Windows Defender Antivirus; use the Microsoft Safety Scanner; configure Windows Defender Security Center settings; and configure Windows Defender permissions.

  • MS-101 – Microsoft 365 Mobility & Security: Threat Management

    Explore various threat protection tools and techniques for detecting and preventing cyber attacks and security breaches in this 18-video course, which examines spoofing, malware, spam, encryption, and unauthorized access to data, while helping prepare learners for MS-101: Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security exam. Key concepts covered here include malware solutions, such as quarantine and analysis; zero-day protection solutions, such as auto purge, safe attachments, and safe links; and anti-phishing techniques such as spoof intelligence. Study anti-spam protection solutions; explore encryption options and settings; and learn how privileged access management protects organizations. Next, examine ATP features; access and examine default ATP policies; learn advanced threat analytics (ATA) features; and monitor ATA incidents. Learners explore Azure ATP options and settings; how to monitor for threats in organizations; and how to configure custom ATP policies and configure advanced audit policy checks. Finally, learn to run simulated attacks to detect vulnerabilities and monitor current global threats; access and examine ATP default policies; configure custom ATP policies and the Azure ATP Advanced Audit Policy Check feature; and perform simulated attacks.

  • MS-101 – Microsoft 365 Mobility & Security: Security Reports & Alerts

    There are numerous security reporting and alerting features when discussing Microsoft 365. Learners will discover how to create and manage both security and Azure Identity Protection alerts, while preparing for the MS-101: Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security exam. The key concepts covered in this 11-video course include the service assurance feature. which is available in the Security and Compliance center; features of the Service Assurance Dashboard and how to add users to access the information; and identity protection capabilities and the Azure AD Identity Protection directory roles. Next, you will learn the benefits of the Azure AD Identity Protection dashboard and investigate events by using the dashboard; create and manage alerts by using the dashboard; access and manage Microsoft 365 alerts and advanced alerts; and access and use the Service Assurance dashboard and Identity Protection dashboard. Finally, investigate Identity Protection events, view and manage alerts, and create and configure a new alert policy and learn about preset default alert policies.

  • MS-101 – Microsoft 365 Mobility & Security: Data Loss Prevention

    Examine how to create and manage Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policies to help protect sensitive information, and comply with business standards and industry regulations, as you prepare for the MS-101: Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security exam. Key concepts covered in this 10-video course include an overview of DLP policies and details of what a DLP policy contains; how DLP policies are prioritized as data loss prevention rules; and how to access DLP policy templates and configure data loss prevention policies by using the pre-configured templates. Next, learn how to configure a custom DLP policy; learn the details of how DLP conditions and exceptions work; and learn how to access DLP reports to view DLP policy matches and incidents. Learners can explore properties and permissions for DLP reports; receive an overview of retention policies; and access DLP policy templates. Finally, see how to configure a custom DLP policy and an exception in a DLP policy, and access DLP reports to identify policy matches and incidents.

  • MS-101 – Microsoft 365 Mobility & Security: Azure Information Protection

    Azure Information Protection (AIP) is a cloud-based solution that helps secure and protect sensitive data. As learners prepare for the MS-101: Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security exam, they can explore planning, deploying, and managing AIP in this 14-video course. Key concepts covered here include how to plan an AIP deployment with different approaches by using classification, labeling and protection, and data protection only; implementing Azure Information Protection; and deploying and monitoring the Azure Rights Management Connector. Next, learn how to configure super users for Azure Rights Management; deploy AIP clients; configure AIP labels; and learn how to use AIP policies and work default policies that exist. You will learn how to plan and implement an Azure Information Protection tenant key; demonstrate how to use AIP to protect enterprise data; collect WIP audit event logs; and manage AIP activation status. Finally, the course demonstrates how to deploy and monitor Azure Rights Management Connector; configure super users for Azure Rights Management; use labels and policies; and use AIP to protect enterprise data.

  • MS-101 – Microsoft 365 Mobility & Security: Data Governance

    Data governance helps to ensure data usability, integrity, and security. In this 16-video course, discover how to implement and manage data governance in Microsoft 365, as you prepare for the MS-101: Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security exam. Key concepts covered here include how to import PST files into Office 365; enabling archive mailboxes for users; and how retention policies work with content in place. Next, you will learn how to retain content for a specific period of time; understand the principles of retention and describe how policies are applied to content; and set up a retention policy and learn what you can do with retention labels. Then, learners begin to compare how retention labels work with label policies; become familiar with the relationship between event types, labels, events, and asset IDs; and receive an overview of the file plan manager. You will learn the purpose of inactive mailboxes; learn how to recover and restore an inactive mailbox; and learn to view data governance reports.

  • MS-101 – Microsoft 365 Mobility & Security: Auditing

    In this 14-video course, learners can explore audit logging in Microsoft 365—a feature that records user and admin activity to a log file, and provides helpful information for investigating and troubleshooting incidents within an organization—while preparing for the MS-101: Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security exam. Key concepts covered here include audit log features in Office 365; how to turn on audit log search, perform an audit log search, and view audit log search results; and how to filter and export audit log search results. Next, learn how to describe audited activities; learn how long records are preserved based on the subscription or license; enable mailbox auditing; and use the audit log search tool to locate specific tasks. Then learn how to configure a new alert policy in the Security & Compliance Center and how to monitor the unified audit logs using the Search-UnifiedAuditLog cmdlet. In the concluding exercise, learners will perform an audit log search; filter and export audit log search results; enable mailbox auditing; and use the Search-UnifiedAuditLog cmdlet.

  • MS-101 – Microsoft 365 Mobility & Security: eDiscovery

    Microsoft 365 offers numerous utilities to identify and deliver electronic information, known as eDiscovery. In this 20-video course, learners explore such tools and information-gathering techniques to use when compiling evidence in legal cases, while preparing for the MS-101: Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security exam. Key concepts covered here include differentiating between eDiscovery and Advanced eDiscovery; discovering common workflow for managing and using eDiscovery cases; and placing content locations on eDiscovery hold. Next, learn to create and run a content search associated with eDiscovery cases; export results of content searches from an eDiscovery case; prepare search results for Advanced eDiscovery; and understand document similarity in Advanced eDiscovery. View results of the analyze process in Advanced eDiscovery; learn about the relevance module in Advanced eDiscovery; use express analysis in Advanced eDiscovery; and learn to run reports and export case data in Advanced eDiscovery. In an eDiscovery case, learn how to assign members and configure an eDiscovery hold; perform a content search and export content search results; search for and delete e-mail messages; and create a litigation hold.

Video Courses
  • MS-300 – Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork: Site Collections & Hub Sites

    Discover how to configure and manage SharePoint Online features such as site collections and hubs in this 17-video course on designing and creating sites, assigning administrative capabilities, and enabling site collection features. This course helps prepare for the MS-300 Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork certification exam. Key concepts covered here include an overview of SharePoint hub sites; learning to create hub sites in the SharePoint admin center; and learning to unregister hub sites with the SharePoint admin center. Next, learn to recognize keys to successful site design; to recognize considerations when designing site collections and structure of subsites; and to create, delete, and restore a site with SharePoint admin center. Then learners observe how to add and remove site admins with SharePoint admin center; manage site creation in SharePoint Online; and view an organization's total and available storage space. Learn to manage site addresses by using SharePoint admin center and manage site redirects with PowerShell. Finally, learn about navigation fundamentals such as organizing, labeling, usability, and findability; and learn how to enable or disable site features.

  • MS-300 – Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork: Customizations, Apps, & Metadata

    Discover benefits of customization, apps, and metadata in SharePoint Online in this 17-video course, used in preparation for MS-300 Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork certification exam. Explore how to configure the App Catalog, deploy apps with appropriate permissions and licenses, and perform common Term Store management tasks. Key concepts covered here include benefits of branding a SharePoint Online site; how to customize sites with web parts; and how to edit and customize page layout and content. You will learn benefits of using workflows in a SharePoint Online environment; how to add a task list to the site content; and how to add a discussion board to site content. Then, learners see how to add a survey to site content; manage app licenses for SharePoint Online environments; and monitor apps for a SharePoint Online environment. Finally, you will learn to create the App Catalog site collection, add custom apps, and install app for users; set up a new group for term sets, as well as new term sets; and assign roles and permissions to manage term sets.

  • MS-300 – Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork: Guest Access

    Explore how to plan and configure guest access features in SharePoint Online, while discovering benefits of external sharing and restricted sharing and the features of SharePoint Online as a business-to-business (B2B) extranet solution, in this 11-video course used to prepare for MS-300 Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork certification exam. Key concepts covered in this course include an overview of the external sharing capabilities of SharePoint Online, which allows users to share content with people outside of an organization; how to turn external sharing on or off; and how to configure access request settings for SharePoint Online. Next, learn how to enable the Azure Active Directory B2B integration feature; how to restrict sharing of SharePoint and OneDrive content by domain; and how to run and save reports on file and folder sharing in SharePoint sites. Finally, learn how to configure link and folder settings, and how to implement SharePoint Online as a secure B2B extranet solution.

  • MS-300 – Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork: Manage and Monitor SharePoint Online

    Discover how to manage SharePoint Online using user profiles, storage limits, and Search Center settings in this 23-video course exploring how to monitor SharePoint Online messages, events, and storage metrics, in preparation for MS-300 Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork certification exam. Key concepts covered here include how to configure user profile properties; how deleted data are treated in SharePoint Online; and setting up Information Rights Management in SharePoint admin center. Learners observe how to manage search dictionaries such as company names and spelling corrections; identify high-quality pages that search schema use to improve relevance; and customize query suggestions in SharePoint search. Next, learn to manage search center settings and view search usage reports in SharePoint Online; perform health checks on SharePoint Online services; and diagnose performance issues with SharePoint Online. Learn how to examine usage analytics; configure and collect audit logs in SharePoint online environment; and use Content Search Web Part. Finally, learn to deploy and use Search Display Templates; and how to monitor SharePoint Online messages and events and storage usage per site collection.

  • MS-300: Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork: OneDrive for Business

    Explore management and configuration options for OneDrive for Business, while discovering how to use OneDrive admin center to configure storage, device access, and notification settings. This 17-video course helps prepare for MS-300 Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork certification exam. Key concepts covered in this course include how to navigate seven categories of the admin center; learning to recognize key factors in ensuring successful deployment; and acquiring an overview of information protection features such as IRM, WIP, Azure Information Protection, and OneDrive integration. Learners will also gain an overview of key considerations when sharing with OneDrive; learn considerations related to OneDrive data retention; and learn factors related to migrating data in OneDrive. Next, you will learn details of Sync in OneDrive learn deployment options for OneDrive; navigate to the Device Access page and configure restricted access settings; and learn to create a DLP policy from a template. Finally, learn how to turn on external sharing notifications; how to recognize options for using OneDrive on iOS and Android; and how to deploy OneDrive apps by using Intune.

  • MS-300 – Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork: OneDrive Users & Groups

    This 12-video course prepares learners for the MS-300 deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork certification exam, which focuses on abilities of teamwork administrators to configure and manage SharePoint Online, OneDrive for business, Teams, and workload integrations. You will first learn how to manage audiences in the SharePoint admin center, and how to target specific content to an audience. You will then explore how to manage users and groups in OneDrive by using the SharePoint admin center. Next, learn how to assign default storage space, and configure storage limits using PowerShell. You will learn how to change the default storage allocation to users when they are using OneDrive. This course demonstrates how to disable OneDrive creation for specific users, and discusses how their storage is affected. You will learn how to delete users and their associated data in OneDrive. You will learn how to configure automatic access delegation. Finally, you will learn how to implement legal holds on content, and examine the deletion process in OneDrive.

  • MS-300 – Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork: Sharing & Security

    Learners prepare for the MS-300 deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork certification exam, which focuses on the abilities of teamwork administrators to configure and manage SharePoint Online, OneDrive for business, Teams, and workload integrations, with this 19-video course. This course explores how to manage and secure SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business using data encryption and auditing features. First, you will examine data encryption at rest and in transit. Then learn how to use Azure conditional access policies to control access from unmanaged devices, and how to configure a policy to block access based on device platform. Next, learners observe how to block and limit access to unmanaged devices using the SharePoint admin center. This course then explores sharing strategies, including the sharing schema, sharing events, sharing a resource with another user, and sharing with external users. Finally, you will learn how to sync computers joined to specific domains, control access to content-based on network location, and configure idle-session, sign-out settings.

  • MS-300 – Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork: Monitoring OneDrive

    This course prepares learners for the MS-300 deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork certification exam, which focuses on the abilities of teamwork administrators to configure and manage SharePoint Online, OneDrive for business, Teams, and workload integrations. This 7-video course explores troubleshooting and resolving OneDrive issues, how to monitor OneDrive service health and usage, and how to determine the overall health of the service of OneDrive for Business. First, you will learn to resolve OneDrive sync problems, including how to resolve a full storage account, by buying more storage, deleting files, or reducing the number of synced files. You will then learn to resolve file restriction errors, and locked or frozen accounts. Next, learn the maximum file size to upload files in OneDrive. You will learn to use the Microsoft 365 admin center to access and interpret a OneDrive activity report, which will help you understand how the OneDrive Service is being used. Finally, you will learn how to navigate to and interpret OneDrive usage reports.

  • MS-300: Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork: Teams Settings

    This course prepares learners for MS-300 deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork certification exam, which focuses on the abilities of teamwork administrators to configure and manage SharePoint Online, OneDrive for business, Teams, and workload integrations. The 23-video course explores how to use the Teams admin center to plan and configure Teams settings. Begin by examining components of the Teams node, the team profile page, and manageable team elements. Next, the course demonstrates email integration; how to create, edit, and assign a custom app setup policy; and how to add a cloud storage service to Teams. You will learn how to change a meeting policy, change governance capabilities, and how to assign the policy to users. Learners will examine several groups of settings in a meeting policy including general, audio and visual, content sharing, and participant and guest settings. You will learn to use content search in Teams, how to manage teams, and explore base template types. Finally, you will learn to manage team policies and messaging policies.

  • MS-300: Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork: Identity and Authentication for Teams

    Prepare for the MS-300 deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork certification exam, which focuses on the abilities of teamwork administrators to configure and manage SharePoint Online, OneDrive for business, Teams, and workload integrations, with this 13-video. You will explore identity models and authentication configurations in Microsoft Teams and the configuration and management of guest access. Then you will examine several identity models, such as cloud identity, synchronized identity, and federated identity to use in Teams. Learners next observe how to enable and configure MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) for an organization, to configure individual MFA user settings, and additional security and privacy settings. The course continues by examining guest access licensing and limitations. Learn how to configure guest access in the Teams admin center, including features for Calling, Meeting, and Messaging. You will explore how Microsoft Teams environment relies on settings that are applicable in Azure Active Directory, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive, and Office 365 Groups. Finally, you will learn to authorize and manage guest access in Teams, and how to invite a guest to a team.

  • MS-300: Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork: Managing & Monitoring the Teams Environment & Service

    This course prepares learners for the MS-300 deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork certification exam, which focuses on the abilities of teamwork administrators to configure and manage SharePoint Online, OneDrive for business, Teams, and workload integrations. In this 20-video course, you will explore management of the Teams environment. First, you will examine app deployment; how to manage organization-wide app permission policies; and how to manage custom app permission policies, and assign them to users in Teams. You will then learn to enable auditing, to retrieve audit log data, and how to deploy and monitor audit log events. This course next explores how to troubleshoot connectivity issues with teams, and how to access log files to assist with troubleshooting. You will examine analytics and reporting, how to view and interpret usage reports in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center, and how to monitor and verify the Team service health. Finally, you will examine settings in the Teams web app and local client to resolve issues with connectivity or configuration.

  • MS300 – Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork: Integrate Microsoft 365 Workloads

    This 17-video course helps prepares learners for the MS-300 deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork certification exam, focusing on teamwork administrator abilities to configure and manage SharePoint Online, OneDrive for business, Teams, and workload integrations. You will explore how to configure and manage Microsoft 365 workload integrations. Then learn about license and quota management, data and environment policies, and permissions. Next, examine how to deploy enterprise workloads in Microsoft 365, and the difference between webhooks and connectors. You will learn to add Yammer and SharePoint News Connectors in Teams, explore integration options for apps, and Azure Active Directory. Then you will learn how to integrate with Office from both iOS and Android applications. The course continues by examining license management for Flow and PowerApps, and how to access the PowerApps Admin Center to create a new environment. Learn about Flow quotas, and how to connect and collaborate with Office Delve. Finally, learners will examine Office 365 Groups, the three main models for provisioning them, and common identity and device access policies.

  • MS300 – Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork: Yammer

    Continue preparing for the MS-300 deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork certification exam, focusing on the abilities of teamwork administrators to configure and manage SharePoint Online, OneDrive for business, Teams, and workload integrations, with this 14-video course. First, learners will explore Yammer, a social networking platform designed to facilitate better communication and collaboration in your Office 365 subscription. You will learn that files are stored in a SharePoint document library. You will then observe how to configure a Yammer network, and how to add, block, or remove Yammer users. Next, learners see how to monitor account activity and device usage. You will learn about the benefits of using Yammer with Office 365 connected groups, and how to create and manage a group in Yammer. The course then examines applications that can be integrated with Yammer, including how to enable Yammer conversations in a SharePoint online site, and how to enforce Office 365 identities. Finally, explore the use of Azure Active Directory account credentials for Yammer Enterprise login.video.

  • MS300 – Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork: Stream Capabilities

    Continue preparing for the MS-300 deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork certification exam focuses on teamwork administrator abilities to configure and manage SharePoint Online, OneDrive for business, Teams, and workload integrations with this 14-video course, which explores capabilities of Microsoft's Enterprise Video service Stream. First, you will learn how to use Microsoft Stream, including how to configure, manage, and integrate it into other Office 365 Services. You will also learn how to plan, implement, and set up a new live event in Teams from your calendar. Then learn how to make Stream video content available to Teams' users, through the Teams' application, and through a SharePoint site. Next, the course demonstrates how to use Teams Admin Center to configure live events settings and policies. You will learn to share content in Stream directly to a Yammer site. Finally, learners will look at configuring administrative settings in Stream to control which users are able to create and upload content in Stream, and/or create companywide channels in Stream.

  • MS300 – Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork: Microsoft 365 and External Data & Systems

    This 14-video course continues preparing learners for the MS-300 deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork certification exam, which focuses on abilities of teamwork administrators to configure and manage SharePoint Online, OneDrive for business, Teams, and workload integrations. First, you will explore how to integrate Microsoft 365 workloads with external data and systems; identify data access requirement; and manage tenant settings for Microsoft's business analytic service, Power BI. You will then learn how to monitor workload usage, usage patterns, and license usage. The course goes on to examine extensible points in the Teams client, including channels, group chats, messages, and user interface elements. Next, you will learn how to use Power BI administration, including roles, tasks, and tools, and how to use the admin portal. You will learn how to identify and manage Power BI tenants, monitor Workload usage and usage patterns, and the use of the Admin Center to view and configure Power BI licenses. Finally, learners will see how to view user activity and product usage reports from Microsoft 365 usage analytics.

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