Azure for Researchers part 2: Cloud Security and Cost Management

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Azure Cost Management
Azure Firewall
Azure Key Vault

In this learning path, you'll learn how to ensure your Azure consumption is planned and predictable by using cost prediction and budgets, and how to ensure your application secrets and virtual machines are safe from unauthorized access.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this learning path, you'll be able to:

  • Predict cloud cost and create a budget to limit your cloud consumption
  • Secure your application secrets and your virtual machines against unauthorized access


  • You should be familiar with the fundamentals of the cloud.
  • How to create virtual machines in Azure.
  • How to select your storage based on how it's going to be used.

Modules in this learning path

Learn how to use cost analysis to understand how your costs accrue each month. Use this understanding to create an Azure budget to monitor and alert on your costs.