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Description

As an IT professional tasked with managing resources in Azure, it’s important to understand key administrative roles and permissions within a subscription and within a resource group. It’s also important to know how to leverage Role Based Access Control (RBAC) for managing such administrative roles and permissions.

In the first part of this course, you will learn about Azure subscriptions.  You will learn about key roles within a subscription, including contributor, owner, reader, and user access administrator. You’ll also learn how to manage these roles by using RBAC. We’ll also cover subscription policies and the role they play in the management of an Azure subscription.

In the second part of the course, we’ll talk about resource groups in Azure.  We’ll touch on what they do and how they are managed. You will learn how to secure resources within a resource group via resource policies and resource locks.  You’ll also learn about resource tagging and how it can be used to manage and group Azure resources.

Rounding out this course, we’ll cover the process of moving resources from one resource group to another, as well as the deletion of resource groups altogether.

Learning Objectives

Azure Subscriptions

  • Understand the owner role
  • Understand the subscription administrator Role
  • How to manage roles and permissions with RBAC
  • Understand subscription policies

Resource Groups

  • Understanding the purpose of resource groups
  • How to leverage resource group policies
  • How to use resource locks to protect resources
  • How to leverage resource tags  
  • Moving resources between resource groups
  • Removing resource groups

Intended Audience

  • IT professionals interested in becoming Azure cloud architects
  • IT professionals preparing for Microsoft’s Azure certification exams

Prerequisites

  • General knowledge of IT infrastructure
  • General knowledge of the Azure environment
Transcript

As a course instructor, I often have dozens of resource groups provisioned, each containing resources associated with a separate course or lab. When I'm done with the course or lab I simply delete the entire resource group. Doing so deletes all of the resources contained within it. This makes it easy for me to keep my Azure subscription clean of any unused resources.

Deleting a resource group is pretty straightforward. To do so, simply browse to the resource group, in the Azure portal, and then click the delete icon at the top. Confirm that you want to delete the resource group and then begin the deletion. Be careful when deleting a resource group, because when it's deleted all resources contained in it are also deleted.

The amount of time it takes to delete a resource group, largely depends on how many resources are inside of the resource group, at the time of deletion. Obviously, the deletion of an empty resource group will be far quicker than that of a resource group that contains 800 objects in it.

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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.