Microsoft Azure Fundamentals: Describe core Azure services

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App Service
Blob Storage
Container Instances
Container Registry
Cosmos DB
Data Lake
Kubernetes Service
SQL Database
Storage Accounts
Synapse Analytics
Virtual Machines
Virtual Network
VPN Gateway

After completing this learning path, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the breadth of services available in Azure including compute, network, storage, and database
  • Identify virtualization services such as Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Container Instances, Azure Kubernetes Service, and Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Compare Azure's database services such as Azure Cosmos DB, Azure SQL, Azure Database for MySQL, Azure Database for PostgreSQL, and Azure's big data and analysis services
  • Examine Azure networking resources such as Virtual Networks, VPN Gateways, and Azure ExpressRoute
  • Summarize Azure storage services such Azure Blob Storage, Azure Disk Storage, and Azure File Storage

Here are the learning paths in this series:

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  • You should be familiar with basic computing concepts and terminology.
  • An understanding of cloud computing is helpful, but isn't necessary.

Modules in this learning path

In this module, you'll learn how to take advantage of several virtualization services in Azure compute, which can help your applications scale out quickly and efficiently to meet increasing demands.

In this module, you'll take a look at several of the core networking resources that are available in Azure. You'll learn about Azure Virtual Network, which you can configure into a customized network environment that meets your company's needs. You'll also learn how you can use Azure VPN Gateway and Azure ExpressRoute to create secure communication tunnels between your company's different locations.

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.

In this module, you'll learn about several of the database services that are available on Microsoft Azure, such as Azure Cosmos DB, Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Managed Instance, Azure Database for MySQL, and Azure Database for PostgreSQL. In addition, you'll learn about several of the big data and analysis services in Azure.