lab challengeAzure Virtual Machine Basic Challenge
1h 30m
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Azure Virtual Machine Basic Challenge
Lab description

In this lab challenge, you'll need to prove your knowledge of Azure Virtual Machines. You'll be given a desired end state and be required to reach it using your knowledge of Azure Virtual Machines and relevant tools. The lab challenge simulates building a basic solution in a real-world scenario. As with any real-world scenario, you have access to the internet for reference, but this lab will not guide you through the steps needed to complete it.


April 16th, 2023 - Updated instructions to improve clarity

September 8th, 2021 - Made checks more explicit in terms of what needs to be configured in light of new configuration options in the portal

  • Familiarity with Azure Virtual Machines
  • Basic familiarity with the Azure Portal and how to navigate within it
  • For those who need to know how to work with SSH keys, learn in this lab - Start your first Azure Virtual Machine (Linux) lab.
Intended audience
  • Azure engineers
  • Candidates for one of several Microsoft Azure certifications
What will be assessed
  • Azure Virtual Machines core concepts
  • Azure Portal proficiency
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About the author
Matt Martinez
Cloud Content & Labs QA
Learning Paths

Matt has worked for multiple Fortune 500 companies as a DevOps Engineer and Solutions Architect. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, and an AWS Certified Solution Architect - Associate. He enjoys reading and learning new technologies.

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