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This course provides you with the foundational knowledge required to design an infrastructure and configuration management strategy. It starts by looking at hosting infrastructure — IaaS, PaaS, FaaS, and some modern native app options — before moving on to look at Infrastructure-as-Code. You’ll learn what Infrastructure-as-Code means and the tools and technologies that are used to deploy and manage it.
Next, you'll learn about some of the more common Infrastructure-as-Code tools and technologies: Terraform, Azure Resource Manager, Chef, Puppet, and more. You'll also learn about technical debt and how to deal with it in templates. The course then covers transient infrastructure and its role in the delivery lifecycle, before finishing off by looking at the mitigation of infrastructure state drift.
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- Understand the main compute options available to host your infrastructure
- Have a solid grasp of Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) and its related tools and technologies
- Learn about technical debt and how to deal with it in templates
- Learn about transient infrastructure and how it can speed up projects and reduce costs
This course is intended for those preparing for Microsoft's AZ-400 exam, or anybody who wants to learn about designing an infrastructure and configuration management strategy in Azure.
Congratulations! You’ve come to the end of Designing an Infrastructure and Configuration Management Strategy. Let’s review what you’ve learned.
We started things off by looking at hosting infrastructure. We looked at Infrastructure as a service options, platform as a service options, functions as a service options, and at some modern native app options.
We then took an introductory look at Infrastructure as Code. You learned what infrastructure as code means and you learned about several tools and technologies that are used to deploy and manage infrastructure as code.
Later on, we touched on some of the more common infrastructure as code tools and technologies. You learned about things like Terraform, Azure Resource Manager, Chef, Puppet, and more.
After covering the different infrastructure as code tools and technologies, we got into technical debt and templates, where we looked at what technical debt is and how to deal with it in templates.
Coming down the home stretch, you learned about transient infrastructure and its role in the delivery lifecycle.
We wrapped things up by covering the mitigation of infrastructure state drift.
At this point, you should have the foundational knowledge that is required to effectively design an Infrastructure and Configuration Management Strategy.
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