Creating a Network Security Group
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1h 26m

This course covers how to implement Azure network security. Through a combination of both theory and practical demonstrations, you will learn how to create and configure a range of Azure services designed to keep your network secure.

This includes topics such as virtual network connectivity, the Azure Front Door Service, NSG configuration, Azure firewall configuration, and application security groups. The course then moves on to the configuration of remote access management via just-in-time access and tools that are used to configure baselines.

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand how to implement Azure network security
  • Learn about the various Azure services and methodologies available to secure your network

Intended Audience

This course is intended for IT professionals who are interested in earning Azure certification and for those who work with Microsoft Azure on a daily basis.


To get the most from this course, you should have at least a basic understanding of Azure network resources such as virtual networks, Azure firewalls, and network security groups.



Hi, everyone, and welcome back. What I want to do here in this lesson is quickly show you how to create a network security group, so let's jump right in.

I'm logged in to my Azure portal here and what I want to do is choose the hamburger up here in the top-left. And after I click it, I can click Create a resource here. What I need to do is choose Networking and then, I'm going to select the Network security group option here. I could also search for it in the Marketplace.

Now, from here, I need to tell Azure which subscription I want to deploy to and into which resource group. So let me select my resource group here and I'll deploy into my lab subscription.

I need to give my network security group a name, so I'm going to call it MyNSG, and then, what I'll do here is I'll deploy into Central US.

Now, if I wanted to tag my network security group, I could click the Next Tags down here at the bottom, and typically, you would use tags to further break out or group resources. I'm not going to tag anything here, so what I'll do is just click Review and Create.

Now, at this point, Azure validates the information I've supplied. We can see that it passed validation by looking at the green stripe here, so let's launch the deployment by clicking Create down here. What I'll do here is click Go to resource and with my network security group created, I can now create a custom rule for it. I'll show you how to do that in the next demonstration.

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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.