• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Azure has sophisticated capabilities for segmenting clouds into virtual networks. These networks can be accessed securely by using VPNs for encryption and authentication. This course covers virtual network creation, VPN access to Azure networks, using PowerShell on remote machines, and more on storage, both structured and unstructured.

Learning Objectives

Creating Virtual Networks

  • start the course
  • describe Microsoft Azure virtual networks
  • configure basic virtual networks on Microsoft Azure
  • export and import virtual network configuration on Microsoft Azure
  • assign a virtual machine to a virtual network in Microsoft Azure

Configuring VPN Access

  • describe VPN options in Microsoft Azure virtual networks
  • configure client systems to connect to a virtual network via a Point-to-Site VPN
  • configure client systems to connect to a virtual network via a Site-to-Site VPN
  • create and implement root certificates to validate the identity of the server
  • implement client certificates for authenticating client connections when establishing VPN connectivity
  • create site-to-site VPN access to virtual networks

Microsoft Azure PowerShell

  • describe the relevance of PowerShell in Windows Azure
  • configure the Azure environment to support PowerShell management
  • access systems residing in the cloud by using PowerShell on a local system


  • create a storage account and configure storage options
  • use the Storage Explorer utility to access and manage a Storage account
  • access cloud storage from a local installation of Visual Studio
  • create BLOB files in Azure Storage Explorer and Microsoft Visual Studio
  • set up private access to BLOB files
  • create public access BLOB files

SQL Azure Database

  • compare SQL Server and SQL Azure
  • create and configure basic tables in Microsoft Azure
  • populate tables in Microsoft Azure
  • customize and query tables in Microsoft Azure

Database Sync Groups

  • describe database sync groups in Microsoft Azure
  • create database sync groups in Microsoft Azure
  • configure database sync groups in Microsoft 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

  • Software Development