Microsoft - Azure for AWS Experts



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7/2/2022 (Monday)


On this 2-day accelerated Azure for AWS Experts course, you'll delve into discussion and hands-on training of Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services (Iaas) including Azure Virtual Machines, Storage, Virtual Networking, Azure Active Directory and Deployment options.

This course, which is 33% faster than other traditional providers will immerse you in Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC). Some of the skills you'll develop include:

  • Creating a Linux and Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine
  • Attaching additional storage using the Portal
  • Configuring User-Defined Routes and Azure VNet Peering
  • Automating Workloads with a Template
  • Working with Azure cross-platform command line tools

You'll get the skills to relate IaaS technologies used in Amazon Web Services (AWS) to those used in Microsoft Azure.

Our Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT) will guide you through the Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) using our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique. This approach, which combines theoretical and practical tasks, will accelerate your learning and equip you with the hands-on experience to put your new skills to practice as soon as you return to the office.

This course is ideal for cloud professionals already familiar with Amazon Web Services (AWS) who wish to transition their skills to Microsoft Azure.

There is no exam for this course.

Four reasons why you should sit your Azure for AWS Experts course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be Azure for AWS Experts trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 2-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your Azure for AWS Experts course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass Azure for AWS Experts first time or train again for free. Your expert instructor will deliver our unique accelerated learning methods, allowing you to learn faster and be in the best possible position to pass first time. In the unlikely event that you don't, it's covered by your Certification Guarantee
  4. Study Azure for AWS Experts with an award-winning training provider. We've won the Learning and Performance Institute's "Training Company of the Year" three times. Firebrand is your fastest way to learn, with 108.243 students saving more than one million hours since 2001


Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT): You'll be trained by our experienced Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT) who have a wealth of knowledge that can enrich your learning.

Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC): Firebrand are Microsoft Learning Partners, which means we can ensure that you'll have access to the latest curriculums.


Module 1: Microsoft Azure for AWS Experts Course Overview

In this module, you will get an overview of Azure services and features including deployment models, subscriptions, account types and how to navigate the Azure portals. Also covered are other aspects of the Azure infrastructure and how it compares to AWS. This module can be used as a quick reference later if there are any questions about Azure terms or services.


  • Microsoft Azure
  • Availability
  • Accessing Azure
  • Quick References-Azure Services

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify key features and services of Microsoft Azure
  • Identify key Availability features of Microsoft Azure and how they compare to AWS
  • Identify tools to manage Microsoft Azure including account management

Module 2: AWS and Azure

In this module, you will learn key benefits of Microsoft Azure and compares these features and services with AWS as appropriate and how each cloud solution provides these services. Side by side comparisons are done to enable the students to determine for themselves which services meets their needs better including costs.


  • AWS and Azure Comparison
  • Pricing

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Compare key features and services of Microsoft Azure and AWS
  • Identify key Availability features of Microsoft Azure and how they compare to AWS
  • Identify tools to compare and managing costs of various Microsoft Azure services

Module 3: Linux in Azure

In this module, you will learn about Linux and 3rd party OSS technology support in Microsoft Azure to include cost, management and deployment tools. Some key technology solutions from Microsoft Azure Partners are discussed to provide students with more information about the extensibility of Azure services. Additional references are given to the students to enable them to research on their own.


  • Linux and OSS Support
  • Linux Distributions
  • Automation

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify OSS and 3rd party support on Microsoft Azure
  • Identify Linux support and implementations on Microsoft Azure
  • Identify tools for automating deployments from Microsoft and 3rd party

Module 4: Virtual Machines

In this module, you will learn how to implement and manage Microsoft Azure virtual machines to include Microsoft Windows operating systems and Linux Virtual machines. You will also learn to manage your virtual machine storage, and migrate virtual machines from AWS to Microsoft Azure.


  • Virtual Machines
  • Linux Virtual Machines
  • Migrating VMs from AWS to Azure
  • Virtual Machine Storage

Lab : Creating a Linux Virtual Machine

  • Create Cryptographic Keys
  • Create and Connect to a Linux Virtual Machine

Lab : Configuring Linux Azure Virtual Machine Storage

  • Add virtual disks to an Linux VM
  • Create a RAID stripe set within an Azure Linux VM

Lab : Creating a Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine

  • Creating a Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine

Lab : Attaching Additional Storage using the Portal

  • Configuring Settings on the Virtual Machine

Lab : Managing Azure Storage

  • Managing Azure Storage

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan, Configure and support virtual machines.
  • Compare billing and machine models
  • Compare AWS and Microsoft Azure virtual machine technologies
  • Create a Linux virtual machine
  • Create a Windows virtual machine
  • Migrate virtual machines from AWS to Azure
  • Manage Azure Storage

Module 5: Virtual Networking

In this module, you will learn about Azure Virtual Networking. In it we discuss the various components and learn how to create and secure a virtual network in Azure. This module also compares Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) & Azure Virtual Network. You will also learn about configuring connectivity between sites and providing availability.


  • Virtual Networking
  • Azure Virtual Networks
  • Creating a Virtual Network
  • Network Security Groups
  • Cross-premises Connection
  • Network Availability

Lab : Configuring User Defined Routes

  • Setting up the Lab Environment
  • Configuring User Defined Routes

Lab : Configuring VNet Peering

  • Create the lab Virtual Machine by using the Azure Portal
  • Configure VNet peering by using the Azure portal

Lab : Deploying a GEO-Redundant Solution with Traffic Manager

  • Deploying a Geo-Redundant Solution with Traffic Manager

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe virtual networks and ExpressRoute
  • Compare feature of Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) & Virtual Network
  • Define Network Security Groups
  • Provide cross-premises connections between networks
  • Understand how Microsoft Azure Networking provides network resiliency

Module 6: Resource Manager

In this module, you will learn how to create Resource Groups as well as Resource Group deployment and management options. You will learn best practices for creating ARM templates and authoring and deploying template guidelines. You will also learn about the differences between Resource Manager and AWS CloudFormation technologies.


  • Azure Resource Manager
  • ARM Template Best Practices
  • Authoring and Deploying Templates
  • Defining ARM Dependencies
  • Multiple Instances of Resources in ARM

Lab : Automating Workloads with an ARM Template

  • Deploy and Configure Network Resources by using ARM Templates
  • Deploy and Configure Compute Resources by using ARM Templates

Lab : Using the Azure Command Line Tools

  • Becoming Familiar with the Azure CLI
  • Becoming Familiar with Azure PowerShell Cmdlets

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define Azure Resource Manager benefits
  • Define ARM, Resource Groups and other related terms
  • Create and manage Resource Groups
  • Compare Resource Manager and AWS CloudFormation
  • Deploy and Configure Compute and Network Resources by using ARM Templates
  • Customise deployment options

Module 7: Azure Active Directory

In this module, you will learn about Azure Active Directory, and compare Azure Active Directory Editions to determine which has features will best meet your cloud needs. You will also learn about integrating your on-premises Active Directory with Azure AD and synchronising them. You will learn about Azure RBAC and how this compares with AWS IAM. You will also learn about using additional identity providers access to your Azure resources and utilising Multi-Factor authentication.


  • Azure AD and Cloud Identity
  • Understanding Directory Integration
  • Azure Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Directory Synchronisation Tools
  • Directory Integration Scenarios
  • Prepare the Azure AD Service for Directory Integration

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define Azure Active Directory
  • Using additional identity providers access to resources
  • Comparing Azure Active Directory Editions
  • Define Multi-factor authentication
  • Integrate your on-premises Active Directory with Azure AD
  • Configure Directory Synchronisation
  • Compare Azure RBAC and AWS IAM

What's Included

You'll have access to the following Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC):

  • 40390: Microsoft Azure for AWS Experts

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)


You must have a working knowledge of AWS IaaS services in order to take this course.

Are you ready to get certified in record time?

We interview all applicants for the course on their technical background, degrees and certifications held, and general suitability. If you get through this screening process, it means you stand a great chance of passing.

Firebrand Training is an immersive training environment. You must be committed to the course. The above prerequisites are guidelines, but many students with less experience have other background or traits that have enabled their success in accelerated training through Firebrand Training.

If you have any doubts as to whether you meet the pre-requisites please call (0)8 52 50 01 66 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants, who can help you with a training plan.


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