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Microsoft Professional Orientation : Cloud Administration

About this course

This course is part of the Microsoft Professional Program in Cloud Administration.

This is the first stop in Microsoft’s Cloud Administration curriculum. It will help you get started, plan your learning schedule, and connect with fellow students and teaching assistants.

Along the way, you’ll be introduced to working with Azure cloud technologies. As you’re introduced to the different parts of the curriculum, you’ll get a feel for how Azure’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering is organized into compute, networking, and storage pillars. And how Platform as a Service (PaaS) service capabilities can be built on top of the infrastructure.

Understanding these pillars is going to help you in basic deployment and management operations. In addition to being able to provision compute, networking, and storage resources, you’ll learn how to scale workloads efficiently and to automate application management tasks and other important administrative functions like security, back up, replication, and migration from an on-premises environment to the cloud.

While Azure as a cloud platform is large in scope, by the end of this course, you should have a good sense of how the individual courses in the curriculum map to the platform and fit within the Azure cloud administrator role.

What you'll learn

  • How the Microsoft Cloud Administration curriculum works
  • How to navigate the curriculum, plan your course schedule, and submit required components for grades
  • Get a basic introduction to the Microsoft Azure platform
  • Take a virtual tour of a Microsoft Azure data center
  • Get an overview of the tools you’ll need for the curriculum, like Azure PowerShell and Azure command line interface (CLI)
  • Take a short quiz to ensure that you’re ready to start your learning journey

Meet the instructors

Cynthia Staley

Cynthia Staley

Senior Content Developer Microsoft

Cindy is a Senior Content Developer for Microsoft specializing in Windows Server IT professional online training.

Tony Jamieson

Tony Jamieson

Content Developer Microsoft

Tony is a Content Developer for Microsoft with over 15 years specializing in IT professional online training.

Corey Hynes

Corey Hynes

Infrastructure Consultant

Corey J Hynes is an infrastructure consultant who has been working in IT for 17 years. Corey specializes in core infrastructure and virtualization technologies including Windows Server, Hyper-V, VDI, and System Center.

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