This is the first of six preparation courses for the Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions 70-534 certification exam. By the end of this course, you will have gained a solid understanding of Azure data center and VPN architecture. We will cover Azure’s use of Global Foundation Services for its data centers, virtual networks, Azure Compute (IaaS, virtual machines, fault domains), VPNs, and ExpressRoute. This session will also feature a high-level discussion of Azure services (load balancing options, Traffic Manager, and more).
Hello and welcome to the Design Microsoft Infrastructure and Networking course, part of the Azure 70-534 Exam prep. In this lesson, we'll briefly introduce you to the topics that we'll be covering throughout the course.
There are some pre-requisites for the course. While it isn't essential, a working knowledge of .NET development may help to contextualize some of the topics that will be covered. A basic knowledge of PowerShell is a plus, but it's not essential. And lastly, a working knowledge of DNS and IPv4 will be beneficial for the topics that include virtual networks.
The goal of this course is to help you to prepare for the infrastructure and networking section of the Microsoft 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions Certification.
Let's go through some of the topics that we'll be covering throughout the course. First up, we'll talk about how Azure uses Global Foundation Services datacenters. This is going to cover the datacenter architecture. Then we'll move on to talk about virtual networks. After that, we'll talk about Azure Compute. This is going to cover things like IaaS VMs and fault domains. And then next we'll talk about virtual private networks and express route. And we'll wrap up with the discussion of Azure Services. This will cover things like load balancing options that will include traffic manager, Azure Media Services, and more. And we'll be doing that at a high level.
So, we have a lot to cover throughout this course. And if you're ready to learn about Azure Global Foundation Services, then let's get started with our first lesson.
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Ben Lambert is a software engineer and was previously the lead author for DevOps and Microsoft Azure training content at Cloud Academy. His courses and learning paths covered Cloud Ecosystem technologies such as DC/OS, configuration management tools, and containers. As a software engineer, Ben’s experience includes building highly available web and mobile apps. When he’s not building software, he’s hiking, camping, or creating video games.