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Designing an Infrastructure and Configuration Management Strategy

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AZ-400 Exam Prep: Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions
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Description

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.

If you have any feedback relating to this course, please contact us at support@cloudacademy.com.

Learning Objectives

  • 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

Intended Audience

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.

Prerequisites

To get the most from this course, you should have a basic understanding of Microsoft Azure and of DevOps concepts.

Transcript

Hi there. Welcome to Designing an Infrastructure and Configuration Management Strategy. My name is Thomas Mitchell and I’ll be taking you through this course.

I’m an Azure instructor at cloud Academy and I have over 25 years of IT experience, several of those with cloud technologies. If you have any questions about this course, feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn, or send an email to support@cloudacademy.com.

This course is intended for those who are preparing for the AZ-400 exam. To get the most from this course, you should have a basic understanding of Microsoft Azure and of DevOps concepts.

We’re going to start things off by looking at hosting infrastructure. We’ll take a look at Infrastructure as a service options, platform as a service options, functions as a service options, and at some modern native app options.

We’ll then take an introductory look at Infrastructure as Code. You’ll learn what infrastructure as code means and you’ll learn about several tools and technologies that are used to deploy and manage infrastructure as code.

Later on, we’ll touch on some of the more common infrastructure as code tools and technologies. You’ll learn about things like Terraform, Azure Resource Manager, Chef, Puppet, and more.

After covering the different infrastructure as code tools and technologies, we’ll get into technical debt and templates, where we will look at what technical debt is and how to deal with it in templates.

Coming down the home stretch, you’ll learn about transient infrastructure and its role in the delivery lifecycle.

We’ll wrap things up by covering the mitigation of infrastructure state drift.

By the time you finish this course, you should have the foundational knowledge that is required to design an Infrastructure and Configuration Management Strategy.

We’d love to get your feedback on this course, so please give it a rating when you’re finished. If you’re ready to learn about designing an Infrastructure and Configuration Management Strategy, let’s get started.

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About the Author

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Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.

In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys camping, fishing, and playing poker.