hands-on lab

Implementing Governance using Resource Tags

Up to 30m
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Tagging your resources for a cloud environment is a crucial task for IT, especially when managing and deploying for multiple departments and projects. Tags are one of the elementary tasks included in the Cloud Adoption Framework that lets you take the benefit of the cloud resources to their fullest and ensure that you are taking the maximum advantage of the money spent in the cloud.

Tagging is considered one of the fundamental pillars of Cloud Governance to ensure the workloads deployed in the cloud are organized and stay that way for the entire lifecycle of the resources. Tagging the cloud resources opens up the world of possibility for you to leverage other services such as Azure Policy and Azure Runbooks to automate various tasks for specific resources and ensure their compliance in an automated fashion.

In this hands-on lab, you will discover what tags are and how you can implement them in your cloud environment to manage and create the identity for your cloud resources.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this beginner-level lab, you will be able to:

  • Understand the governance principle for tagging Azure resources
  • Discover tagging patterns and decisions guide
  • Implement tags on Azure resources
  • Filter resources based on the tags

Intended Audience

  • Candidates for AZ-104 Azure Administrator Exam
  • Cloud Architects
  • Cloud Engineers
  • Software Engineers


Familiarity with the following will be beneficial but is not required:

  • Azure Portal
  • Basic Azure Services

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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.

Covered topics

Lab steps

Logging in to the Microsoft Azure Portal
Designing and Tagging Azure Resource for Operational Visibility