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Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack)

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On this 3-day accelerated MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack) course, you'll learn key aspects needed to deploy and configure a Hybrid Cloud environment using the Azure Stack.

You'll benefit from at least 12 hours of quality learning time a day – meaning you’ll pack in more learning in less days. You'll get the latest Microsoft content taught by your experienced Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), who will immerse you in the curriculum at our distraction-free training centre.

This course will take you through the key features of Microsoft Azure Stack and how to manage a variety of Azure services, which will enable you to:

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  • Describe the components and architecture of Microsoft Azure Stack.
  • Deploy Microsoft Azure Stack.
  • Understand the Windows Server 2016 features used in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  • Understand how DevOps use Microsoft Azure Stack.
  • Offer resources in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  • Manage IaaS and PaaS in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  • Perform monitoring and troubleshooting in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  • Understand how licensing and billing works in Microsoft Azure Stack.

You’ll accelerate your learning through our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, which allows you to get hands-on, practical experience alongside theoretical knowledge.

During the course, you'll prepare for and sit exam 70-537:Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack, currently being developed. Don't pass the first time? Don't worry - you'll be covered by our Certification Guarantee. Passing exam 70-537 will act as the prerequisite requirement for the MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification.

If you're a DevOps or Cloud Service Administrator who wants to provide cloud services through the Microsoft Azure Stack, this course is ideal for you.

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Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online Microsoft Azure Stack courses
  2. You'll be Microsoft Azure Stack certified in just 3 days. With us, you’ll be Microsoft Azure Stack trained in record time
  3. Our Microsoft Azure Stack course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass Microsoft Azure Stack first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn Microsoft Azure Stack faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying Microsoft Azure Stack with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 75578 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business

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Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam on the course and return home certified
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify

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Course 20537A: Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack

Module 1: Overview of Azure Stack

In this first module, the key concepts associated with Azure Stack are described that will help you understand what Azure Stack is and the functionality it provides. You will also learn about the differentiators between Azure Stack, Microsoft Azure and Windows Azure Pack.

Lessons

  • What is Azure Stack?
  • Comparing Azure Stack with Microsoft Azure.
  • Comparing Azure Stack to Windows Azure Pack.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the key features and functionality of Azure Stack
  • Understand the differences between Azure Stack and Microsoft Azure
  • Understand the differences between Azure Stack and Windows Azure Pack

Module 2: Foundational Components of Microsoft Azure Stack

In this module, you will learn about the Windows Server 2016 features that Azure Stack uses and optional System Center 2016 components that can be added to further manage and maintain an Azure Stack environment. You will also learn how Azure Stack manages authentication and the various authentication providers that are available.

Lessons

  • Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016
  • Identity and Authentication

Lab: Reviewing the Azure Stack Infrastructure

  • Reviewing the Azure Stack Infrastructure Components

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand how Windows Server 2016 and the optional System Center 2016 features are used in Microsoft Azure Stack
  • Understand how identity and authentication works in Microsoft Azure Stack

Module 3: Deploying Microsoft Azure Stack

This module introduces some of the internal architecture of Azure Stack and how it forms the basis of the system. It will discuss various Azure Stack concepts such as:

  • Software Defined Datacenter
  • Internal Architecture of Azure Stack
  • Azure Stack Infrastructure
  • Azure Stack Prerequisites
  • Planning and Installation of Azure Stack

Lessons

  • Microsoft Azure Stack Architecture
  • Azure Stack Prerequisites
  • Installing Azure Stack

Lab: Confirming prerequisites and installing Microsoft Azure Stack

  • Confirming the prerequisites
  • Confirming the installation was successful

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Architecture of Microsoft Azure Stack
  • Understand the prerequisites for Microsoft Azure Stack
  • Install Microsoft Azure Stack

Module 4: Offering Microsoft Azure Stack Resources

This module discusses some of the key features in Azure Stack that provide the mechanisms used by tenants when consuming resources such as virtual machines and SQL Server databases.

Lessons

  • Working with Plans and Offers
  • Microsoft Azure Stack Marketplace
  • Enabling Multi-Tenancy in Azure Stack
  • Integrating Azure Stack with Windows Azure Pack

Lab: Managing Offers and Plans in Microsoft Azure Stack

  • Configuring Plans
  • Configuring Offers
  • Subscribing to an Offer
  • Delegating Offers
  • Creating a new Marketplace Item

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure Offers and Plans in Microsoft Azure Stack
  • Manage the Microsoft Azure Stack Marketplace
  • Enable multi-tenancy in Azure Stack
  • Integrate Azure Stack with Windows Azure Pack

Module 5: Microsoft Azure Stack and DevOps

This module discusses the fundamentals of how Azure Stack enables organisations to leverage DevOps. It details the underpinnings of Azure Stack, the Azure Resource Manager, the SDKs and APIs available and also how configuration management technologies such as PowerShell Desired State Configuration, Chef and Puppet can be used to facilitate fast and consistent deployment of applications along with stability.

Lessons

  • Technologies used in Microsoft Azure Stack for DevOps
  • Azure Resource Manager Templates
  • Third-party Resource Providers

Lab: Debugging and Deploying ARM Templates

  • Using Windows PowerShell to obtain API versions
  • Debug an ARM Template with Visual Studio
  • Deploy a virtual machine using Azure CLI

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the technologies used by DevOps in Microsoft Azure Stack
  • Understand Templates in Azure Resource Manager
  • Understand the third-party Resource Providers available for Microsoft Azure Stack

Module 6: Infrastructure as a Service and Microsoft Azure Stack

This module discusses Infrastructure as a Service in Azure Stack. This covers the following areas:

  • Software Defined Datacenter
  • Hyper-V Network Virtualisation
  • External Connectivity to Azure Stack
  • Azure Consistent Storage in Azure Stack
  • Virtual Machines in Azure Stack

Lessons

  • Software Defined Networking improvements with Microsoft Azure Stack and Windows Server 2016
  • Azure Stack Storage
  • Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure Stack

Lab: Provisioning Storage and Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure Stack

  • Creating a Subscription and Resource Groups
  • Creating Storage Accounts
  • Creating a Virtual Network
  • Creating Virtual Machines

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the Software Defined Networking improvements with Microsoft Azure Stack and Windows Server 2016
  • Configure Azure Stack Storage
  • Deploy Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure Stack

Module 7: Platform as a Service and Microsoft Azure Stack

Stack brings Platform as Service (PaaS) based offerings from Microsoft Azure to Azure Stack. Microsoft Azure was originally designed for PaaS based application development with IaaS based services added later. With the initial release of Azure Stack, Microsoft are offering 4 PaaS based services: SQL and MySQL Databases App Service for websites Key Vault for securely storing secrets such as passwords and certificates Azure Functions for serverless compute This Module will detail each offering and show how these can be utilised.

Lessons

  • Understanding the Platform as a Service
  • SQL Server and MySQL Server Providers in Microsoft Azure Stack
  • App Service Resource Provider
  • Azure Key Vault
  • Azure Functions

Lab: Configuring Platform as a Service in Azure Stack

  • Adding hosting servers
  • Configuring a Plan and Offer
  • Creating SQL Server databases
  • Configuring a Plan and Offer for App Service

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Platform as a Service
  • Configure the SQL and MySQL Resource Provider
  • Configure the App Service Resource Provider
  • Understand how Key Vault operates in Azure Stack
  • Understand how Azure Functions operate in Azure Stack.

Module 8: Monitoring in Microsoft Azure Stack

In this module, you will learn how Azure Stack is monitored and updated. You will also learn how to monitor guest workloads that tenants have provisioned using Azure stack. You will learn how to troubleshoot the core components of Azure Stack. Finally, you will learn how Azure Stack infrastructure is protected and how you can also protect Tenant workloads.

Lessons

  • Field Replaceable Unit
  • Azure Stack Control Plane Monitoring
  • Patching the Azure Stack Infrastructure
  • Monitoring Guest Workloads in Microsoft Azure Stack
  • Troubleshooting Azure Stack
  • Protecting Azure Stack and Tenant Workloads

Lab: Troubleshooting and Monitoring Microsoft Azure Stack and Guest Operating Systems

  • Monitoring Azure Stack.
  • Monitoring Guest Operating Systems.
  • Troubleshooting Azure Stack using the Audit Logs and Alerts.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Field Replaceable Unit concept in Microsoft Azure Stack
  • Describe Control Plane Monitoring in Microsoft Azure Stack
  • Understand how Patching is managed in Microsoft Azure Stack
  • Monitor Guest Workloads in Microsoft Azure Stack
  • Troubleshoot Microsoft Azure Stack
  • Protect Azure Stack and Tenant Workloads

Module 9: License Microsoft Azure Stack and Billing Tenants

In this module, you will learn how Azure Stack is licensed by Microsoft including the two charging models for Azure Stack and what other costs are typically involved in an Azure Stack deployment.

Lessons

  • How to License and Pay for Azure Stack
  • Azure Consistent Usage API
  • Business Costs and Models with Azure Stack

Lab : Obtaining Usage Information

  • Obtaining Azure Stack usage information

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand how Azure Stack is billed
  • Use the Azure Consistent Usage API
  • Understand business costs and models in Azure Stack

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During the course, you'll prepare for and sit the following exam. Which is covered by your Certification Guarantee:

Exam 70-537: Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack

You will be tested on the following skill and knowledge areas across Microsoft Azure technologies:

  • Deploying and Integrating an Azure Stack Environment (20-25%)
  • Configuring PaaS and IaaS for an Azure Stack Environment (25-30%)
  • Providing Services to and Enabling DevOps for Azure Stack Tenants (25-30%)
  • Maintaining and Monitoring an Azure Stack Environment (20-25%)

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MOC 20537A: Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)

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Before attending this course, you should have working knowledge of:

  • Windows Server 2016
  • SQL Server 2014
  • Microsoft Azure

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.

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