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Course 20537: Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack

Duration: 90-days online access
ILT Classroom: 5 days
Audience: Experienced IT Professionals |  DevOps
Certification: MCSA |  MCSE
Exam: 70-537
Level: Very Advanced


About this course
This five-day course will provide students with the key knowledge required to deploy and configure Microsoft Azure Stack. Using hands-on labs.This course also aligned to the Microsoft Certification exam 70-537.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for service administrators, devops and cloud architects who are interested in using Microsoft Azure Stack to provide cloud services to their end-users or customers from within their own datacenter.


Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Working knowledge of Windows Server 2016.
  • Working knowledge of SQL Server 2014 / 2016.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Azure.

Note: this is not an introductory course on Microsoft Azure, it’s intended for students with implementation level knowledge of Azure’s services.

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Overview of Azure Stack
    In this first module, the key concepts associated with Azure Stack are described that will help you understand what Azure Stack is and the functionality it provides. You will also learn about the differentiators between Azure Stack, Microsoft Azure and Windows Azure Pack.
  • Module 2: Foundational Components of Microsoft Azure Stack
    In this module, you will learn about the Windows Server 2016 features that Azure Stack uses and optional System Center 2016 components that can be added to further manage and maintain an Azure Stack environment. You will also learn how Azure Stack manages authentication and the various authentication providers that are available.
  • Module 3: Deploying Microsoft Azure Stack
    This module introduces some of the internal architecture of Azure Stack and how it forms the basis of the system. It will discuss various Azure Stack concepts such as: • Software Defined Datacenter • Internal Architecture of Azure Stack • Azure Stack Infrastructure • Azure Stack Prerequisites • Planning and Installation of Azure Stack.
  • Module 4: Offering Microsoft Azure Stack Resources
    This module discusses some of the key features in Azure Stack that provide the mechanisms used by tenants when consuming resources such as virtual machines and SQL Server databases.
  • Module 5: Microsoft Azure Stack and DevOps
    This module discusses the fundamentals of how Azure Stack enables organizations to leverage DevOps. It details the underpinnings of Azure Stack, the Azure Resource Manager, the SDKs and APIs available and also how configuration management technologies such as PowerShell Desired State Configuration, Chef and Puppet can be used to facilitate fast and consistent deployment of applications along with stability.
  • Module 6: Infrastructure as a Service and Microsoft Azure Stack
    This module discusses Infrastructure as a Service in Azure Stack. This covers the following areas: • Software Defined Datacenter • Hyper-V Network Virtualization • External Connectivity to Azure Stack • Azure Consistent Storage in Azure Stack • Virtual Machines in Azure Stack.
  • Module 7: Platform as a Service and Microsoft Azure Stack
    Stack brings Platform as Service (PaaS) based offerings from Microsoft Azure to Azure Stack. Microsoft Azure was originally designed for PaaS based application development with IaaS based services added later. With the initial release of Azure Stack, Microsoft are offering 4 PaaS based services: SQL and MySQL Databases App Service for websites Key Vault for securely storing secrets such as passwords and certificates Azure Functions for serverless compute This Module will detail each offering and show how these can be utilized.
  • Module 8: Monitoring in Microsoft Azure Stack
    In this module, you will learn how Azure Stack is monitored and updated. You will also learn how to monitor guest workloads that tenants have provisioned using Azure stack. You will learn how to troubleshoot the core components of Azure Stack. Finally, you will learn how Azure Stack infrastructure is protected and how you can also protect Tenant workloads.
  • Module 9: License Microsoft Azure Stack and Billing Tenants
    In this module, you will learn how Azure Stack is licensed by Microsoft including the two charging models for Azure Stack and what other costs are typically involved in an Azure Stack deployment.