Describe cloud computing

  • Define cloud computing.
  • Describe the shared responsibility model.
  • Define cloud models, including public, private, and hybrid.
  • Identify appropriate use cases for each cloud model.
  • Describe the consumption-based model.
  • Compare cloud pricing models.

Describe the benefits of using cloud services

  • Describe the benefits of high availability and scalability in the cloud.
  • Describe the benefits of reliability and predictability in the cloud.
  • Describe the benefits of security and governance in the cloud.
  • Describe the benefits of manageability in the cloud.

Describe cloud service types

  • Describe infrastructure as a service (IaaS).
  • Describe platform as a service (PaaS).
  • Describe software as a service (SaaS).
  • Identify appropriate use cases for each cloud service (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS).

Describe the core architectural components of Azure

  • Describe Azure regions, region pairs, and sovereign regions.
  • Describe Availability Zones.
  • Describe Azure datacenters.
  • Describe Azure resources and Resource Groups.
  • Describe subscriptions.
  • Describe management groups.
  • Describe the hierarchy of resource groups, subscriptions, and management groups.

Describe Azure compute and networking services

  • Compare compute types, including container instances, virtual machines, and functions.
  • Describe virtual machine options, including virtual machines (VMs), virtual machine scale sets, virtual machine availability sets, and Azure Virtual Desktop.
  • Describe resources required for virtual machines.
  • Describe application hosting options, including Azure Web Apps, containers, and virtual machines.
  • Describe virtual networking, including the purpose of Azure Virtual Networks, Azure virtual subnets, peering, Azure DNS, VPN Gateway, and ExpressRoute.
  • Define public and private endpoints.

Describe Azure storage services

  • Compare Azure storage services.
  • Describe storage tiers.
  • Describe redundancy options.
  • Describe storage account options and storage types.
  • Identify options for moving files, including AzCopy, Azure Storage Explorer, and Azure File Sync.
  • Describe migration options, including Azure Migrate and Azure Data Box.

Describe Azure identity, access, and security

  • Describe directory services in Azure, including Azure Active Directory (AD) and Azure AD DS.
  • Describe authentication methods in Azure, including single sign-on (SSO), multifactor authentication (MFA), and passwordless.
  • Describe external identities and guest access in Azure.
  • Describe Azure AD Conditional Access.
  • Describe Azure Role Based Access Control (RBAC).
  • Describe the concept of Zero Trust.
  • Describe the purpose of the defense in depth model.
  • Describe the purpose of Microsoft Defender for Cloud.

Describe cost management in Azure

  • Describe factors that can affect costs in Azure.
  • Compare the Pricing calculator and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) calculator.
  • Describe Azure Cost Management Tool.
  • Describe the purpose of tags.

Describe features and tools in Azure for governance and compliance

  • Describe the purpose of Azure Blueprints
  • Describe the purpose of Azure Policy
  • Describe the purpose of resource locks
  • Describe the purpose of the Service Trust portal

Describe features and tools for managing and deploying Azure resources

  • Describe Azure portal
  • Describe Azure Cloud Shell, including Azure CLI and Azure PowerShell
  • Describe the purpose of Azure Arc
  • Describe Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and Azure ARM templates

Describe monitoring tools in Azure

  • Describe the purpose of Azure Advisor
  • Describe Azure Service Health
  • Describe Azure Monitor, including Azure Log Analytics, Azure Monitor Alerts, and Application Insights

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