• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Cloud-based systems provide businesses with increased flexibility, scalability, and productivity. This course addresses the different types of cloud-based services available from Microsoft, and explores the specifics of both Azure and Intune. It is one in a series of courses that prepares learners for exam 98-368: Windows Devices and Mobility Fundamentals, which serves as a credit towards the Microsoft Technology Associate certification and allows students to attain a Microsoft certification, which may later upgrade to a MCSA or even MCSE certificate.

Learning Objectives

Types of Cloud Services

  • start the course
  • describe Office 365 and consumer cloud services in the Microsoft cloud ecosystem
  • describe cloud-based storage systems
  • describe cloud-based communications services
  • describe cloud-based search services

Microsoft Intune

  • describe Microsoft Intune capabilities
  • use Intune selective wipe capabilities
  • recognize how location affects services in Intune
  • recognize Intune AV and malware options

Microsoft Azure

  • describe virtual machines as a service offered by Microsoft Azure
  • describe the set of services offered by Microsoft Azure
  • describe Disaster Recovery as a service offered by Microsoft Azure
  • define high availability as a service offered by Microsoft Azure
  • define redundancy offered by Microsoft Azure
  • define fault tolerance offered by Microsoft Azure

Identity Services

  • manage Windows Server Active Directory
  • manage Azure Active Directory
  • manage the Windows account used as part of Azure Identity
  • describe Federation Services as part of a cloud user's Single Sign On

Business Data Access

  • recognize the uses of a company portal
  • recognize the uses of work folders
  • describe the remote desktop services offered by Azure RemoteApp

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

  • compare device-centric and people-centric IT
  • recognize the role of Desktop Virtualization in a BYOD strategy
  • recognize the role of Dynamic Access Control Policies in a BYOD strategy
  • recognize the role of Windows Rights Management in a BYOD strategy

Practice: Storage Accounts and Virtual Machines

  • create and configure storage account and virtual machine in Azure

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Systems Administration