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Azure CLI Playground

Up to 4h
Free playExplore without specific objectives or guided instruction.
Real-world experiencePractice in a live, pre-configured sandbox environment.
Lab description

Azure CLI is the command-line interface provided by the Azure team with a set of commands used to create and manage Azure resources. While working with Azure CLI, you will get hands-on experience with different types of actions to manage the resources. While working with the Azure Portal is convenient. However, there might be certain edge cases when you need to implement automation or process around automatic provisioning of the infrastructure. It is achieved by scripting the deployments and reusing them multiple times to have identical environments instead of managing the command line's cloud infrastructure.

The playground is a safe and secure sandbox environment for you to explore your own ideas, follow along with Cloud Academy courses, or answer your own questions all without the need to install any software on your local machine. The extended duration of this playground provides you with ample time to play to your heart's content. The goal is to be able to experiment and learn with little start time or overhead. Feel free to experiment with creating and configuring virtual machines, virtual network, azure app service, and their child resources, as well as virtual machines inside those networks, to practice setting up any part of the AZ-104-level resource stack you'd like! You'll have the permissions necessary to create and manage virtual networks, networking rules inside those networks, and virtual machines (of the Standard_B1ms type), and Azure App Service with Standard (S1) plan. Enjoy!

Intended Audience

This lab is intended for:

  • Candidates for the Azure Administrator exam
  • Cloud engineers and solutions architects
  • Anyone with a need to use Azure CLI to build and manage cloud resources 


You should be familiar with:

  • Azure Services including Virtual Machines, Virtual Network, and App Services.
  • PowerShell or other CLI familiarity is beneficial

The following labs can be used to fulfill the prerequisite:


May 2nd, 2023 - Updated theia to include autosave


About the author
Learning paths

Parveen is an Azure advocate with previous experience in the professional consulting services industries. He specializes in infrastructure and DevOps with a wide range of knowledge in security and access management. He is also an Azure Certified - DevOps Engineer Expert, Security Engineer, Developer Associate, Administrator Associate, CompTIA Certified - Network+, Security+, and AWS Cloud Practitioner.
Parveen enjoys writing about cloud technologies and sharing the knowledge with the community to help students upskill in the cloud.

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