Every week starting December 1, 2022 through May 18, 2023 (22 episodes)

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This weekly series will answer your questions live and walk through how to build infrastructure solutions with Azure IaaS services and products. Start maximizing the value of your IT investments by learning about highly secure, available, and scalable cloud services. Modernize your IT with an enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure and migrate your apps with confidence.

Join us for this live learning experience where you will be guided by subject matter experts through the Learn modules below in real time along with developers around the globe. Earn badges, prepare for certifications and Learn Live with a great community! See you there :)

Introduction to Azure virtual machines

Introduction to Azure virtual machines: December 1, 2022 10:00AM - 11:30AM (Pacific)

Learn about the decisions you make before creating a virtual machine, the options to create and manage the VM, and the extensions and services you use to manage your VM. In this episode, you will:

  • Compile a checklist for creating a virtual machine
  • Describe the options to create and manage virtual machines
  • Describe the additional services available to administer virtual machines
Create a Linux virtual machine in Azure

Create a Linux virtual machine in Azure: December 8, 2022 10:00AM - 11:30AM (Pacific)

In this module, we discuss how to create a Linux virtual machine using the Azure portal. In this episode, you will:

  • Understand the options that are available for virtual machines in Azure
  • Create a Linux virtual machine using the Azure portal
  • Connect to a running Linux virtual machine using SSH
  • Install software and change the network configuration on a VM using the Azure portal
Choose the right disk storage for your virtual machine workload

Choose the right disk storage for your virtual machine workload: December 15, 2022 10:00AM - 11:30AM (Pacific)

Azure provides a variety of disk storage options for virtual machine workloads. Identify the features of capabilities of each type to ensure your application performs optimally. In this episode, you will:

  • Identify the types of disk storage available to virtual machines
  • Identify the capabilities of different disk storage
  • Identify the use cases for each type of disk storage
Configure the network for your virtual machines

Configure the network for your virtual machines: January 12, 2023 10:00AM - 11:30AM (Pacific)

Learn how to configure networking in a secure way for your Azure virtual machines. In this episode, you will:

  • Create an Azure Virtual Network
  • Create an Azure VPN Gateway
  • Learn to work with Azure ExpressRoute
Monitor the health of your Azure virtual machine by using Azure Metrics Explorer and metric alerts

Monitor the health of your Azure virtual machine by using Azure Metrics Explorer and metric alerts: January 26, 2023 10:00AM - 11:30AM (Pacific)

Evaluate monitoring options for an Azure virtual machine (VM). Enable diagnostics to get data about your VM. View VM metrics in Azure Metrics Explorer. Create a metric alert to monitor performance. In this episode, you will:

  • Identify metrics and diagnostic data that you can collect for virtual machines
  • Configure monitoring for a virtual machine
  • Use monitoring data to diagnose problems
Explore Azure Storage services and Create an Azure Storage account

Explore Azure Storage services and Create an Azure Storage account: February 2, 2023 10:00AM - 11:30AM (Pacific)

In this module, you'll learn about some of the different storage options that are available in Azure Storage services, and the scenarios in which each storage option is appropriate. As you complete the individual units in this module, you'll learn about Azure Blob Storage, Azure Disk Storage, Azure Files, and Blob access tiers. Then, create an Azure Storage account with the correct options for your business needs. In this episode, you will:

  • After completing this module, you'll be able to describe the benefits and usage of Azure Blob Storage, Azure Disk Storage, Azure Files, Azure Blob access tiers
  • Decide how many storage accounts you need for your project
  • Determine the appropriate settings for each storage account
  • Create a storage account using the Azure portal
Access data from Azure Blob Storage by using multiple protocols

Access data from Azure Blob Storage by using multiple protocols: February 9, 2023 10:00AM - 11:30AM (Pacific)

You can access your data from Azure Blob Storage by using different protocols such as representational state transfer (REST), Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), Network File System (NFS), and Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). In this episode, you will:

  • Differentiate between the available protocols that can access data from Azure Blob Storage.
  • Explain the requirements for configuring each protocol.
  • Create a storage account that users can access by using multiple protocols.
  • Access data by using multiple protocols.
Configure Azure Files and Azure File Sync

Configure Azure Files and Azure File Sync: February 16, 2023 10:00AM - 11:30AM (Pacific)

Learn how to configure Azure Files and Azure File Sync. In this episode, you will:

  • Identify storage for file shares and blob data.
  • Configure Azure Files shares and file share snapshots.
  • Identify features and usage cases of Azure File Sync.
  • Identify Azure File Sync components and configuration steps.
Introduction to Azure Firewall

Introduction to Azure Firewall: February 23, 2023 10:00AM - 11:30AM (Pacific)

Describe how Azure Firewall protects Azure Virtual Network resources, including the Azure Firewall features, rules, deployment options, and administration with Azure Firewall Manager. Then describe whether you can use Azure Firewall Manager to provide central security policy and route management for your cloud-based security perimeters. Evaluate whether Azure Firewall Manager can help secure your cloud perimeters. In this episode, you will:

  • Explain how Azure Firewall and Azure Firewall Manager work together to protect Azure virtual networks.
  • Evaluate whether Azure Firewall is the right solution to protect your Azure virtual networks from malicious incoming and outgoing traffic.
  • Evaluate whether Azure Firewall Premium is the right solution to protect your Azure virtual networks from malicious incoming and outgoing traffic.
  • Evaluate whether Azure Firewall Manager is the right solution for deploying policies across multiple firewalls.
  • Evaluate how Azure Firewall Manager can address your cloud-based security needs.
  • Describe how Azure Firewall Manager provides central security policy and route management for cloud-based security perimeters.
Monitor, diagnose, and troubleshoot your Azure Storage

Monitor, diagnose, and troubleshoot your Azure Storage: March 2, 2023 10:00AM - 11:30AM (Pacific)

Discover the tools available to detect and correct problems with your Azure Storage to enable your cloud storage infrastructure to operate at peak performance. In this episode, you will:

  • Identify the tools used to troubleshoot issues with Azure Storage
  • Identify the metrics and logs that can be used to troubleshoot and diagnose storage issues
Introduction to Azure NetApp Files

Introduction to Azure NetApp Files: March 9, 2023 10:00AM - 11:30AM (Pacific)

Describe how the low latency and high availability of Microsoft Azure NetApp Files work to provide on-premises-like performance for cloud workloads. Determine the types of file-based workloads that are suitable for migration to Azure NetApp Files. In this episode, you will:

  • Evaluate whether Azure NetApp Files is appropriate for migrating and running your organization's file-based workloads.
  • Describe how the performance tiers of Azure NetApp Files enable you to choose a performance level that fits your workload requirements.
Introduction to Azure DDoS Protection and to Azure Web Application Firewall

Introduction to Azure DDoS Protection and to Azure Web Application Firewall: March 16, 2023 10:00AM - 11:30AM (Pacific)

Learn how to guard your Azure services from a denial of service attack using Azure DDoS Protection. Then, describe how Azure Web Application Firewall protects Azure web applications from common attacks, including its features, how it's deployed, and its common use cases. In this episode, you will:

  • Explain Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack types and the components of an effective DDoS response strategy.
  • Compare the differences between Azure DDoS infrastructure protection and Azure DDoS Protection.
  • Evaluate Azure DDoS Protection, its features, and architecture options and choose fundamental best practices to build DDoS-resilient services on Azure.
  • Explain how Azure Web Application Firewall works to protect Azure web apps from known threats.
  • Evaluate whether Azure Web Application Firewall is the right solution to protect your Azure web apps from malicious exploits.
  • Identify and describe use cases for Azure Web Application Firewall.
Protect your virtual machines by using Azure Backup

Protect your virtual machines by using Azure Backup: March 23, 2023 10:00AM - 11:30AM (Pacific)

Use Azure Backup to help protect the data for on-premises servers, virtual machines, virtualized workloads such as SQL Server or SAP HANA running in Azure VMs, Azure file shares, and more. In this episode, you will:

  • Identify the scenarios for which Azure Backup provides backup and restore capabilities
  • Back up and restore an Azure virtual machine
Optimize performance and costs by using Azure Disk Storage

Optimize performance and costs by using Azure Disk Storage: March 30, 2023 10:00AM - 11:30AM (Pacific)

Azure Disk Storage offers a range of disk types and capabilities that you can use to optimize application performance and costs in specific scenarios. In this module, you'll learn more about how disk performance works and identify Azure Disk Storage capabilities and performance-scaling options. In this episode, you will:

  • Learn about the disk types that are available in Azure
  • Understand how disk performance works
  • Discover performance-scaling options

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