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Microsoft Azure for AWS Experts


Duration: 2 Days


This course provides an in-depth discussion and practical hands-on training of Microsoft Azure Infrastructure as a Services (IaaS) including Azure Virtual Machines, Storage, Virtual Networking, and Deployment options. In addition to practical, hands-on training, the student will participate in several architecture design sessions to help them prepare for real world scenarios. This training is specifically designed to relate technologies and scenarios used in AWS to those used in Microsoft Azure.

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After completing this course, students will know:

  •  Introduction to Azure
  •  Azure Virtual Machines
  •  Azure Networking
  •  Azure Resource Manager
  •  Backup and Disaster Recovery
  •  Introduction to Azure AD
  •  Architecture Session

Who Should Attend

IT Professionals, Developers, and Enterprise Architects with cloud computing experience using Amazon Web Services


  • Should be familiar with IaaS cloud segment
  • Participants should have knowledge of AWS core services like compute, network, storage
  • Should have understanding of template based deployment

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to Microsoft Azure
    • Azure Resources on GitHub, MSDN, and Elsewhere
    • Azure Features At-a-Glance
    • Azure Deployment Models
    • Azure Portals
  2. Availability
    • Azure Regions
    • AWS Regions and Availability Zones
    • Products Available by Region
    • Paired Regions
    • Government Cloud
  3. Accessing Azure
    • Management Portals
    • Quick Start: Azure Portal
    • Subscriptions
    • Azure Account Types
    • Access Management in the Azure Portal
  4. Quick References-Azure Services
    • Compute
    • Networking
    • Storage
    • Azure Apps
    • Azure Service Fabric
    • Other Azure services
  5. AWS and Azure Comparison and Pricing
    • AWS & Azure Cloud Computing
    • Open Source Software on Azure
    • Mapping AWS Skills to Azure
    • Quick Comparison between AWS and Azure
    • AWS and Azure Side-by-Side
    • Comparison: Features and Terms
    • Comparison: Compute
    • Comparison: Storage
    • Comparison: Networking
    • Comparison: Service Level Agreements (SLA)
    • Comparison: Subscriptions and Security
    • Comparison: Management and Organization
    • Azure Pricing
    • Azure Billing Portal
  6. Linux and OSS Support
    • Open Source on Azure
    • OSS Support on Azure
    • OSS and Third-Party Support
    • Linux on Azure-Endorsed Distributions
    • Azure OSS Partners
  7. Linux Distributions
    • Linux Distributions and Azure
    • Azure Linux Agent
    • Bring your own Linux VM
    • Automation Options and Templates
  8. Azure Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machines
    • Azure VM Considerations
    • Virtual Machine Billing
    • Virtual Machine Models
    • Comparing Azure and EC2 Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Components
    • Azure Marketplace
    • Demonstration: Video: Setup a Virtual Machine
    • Boot Diagnostics
    • Compute Tiers
    • Azure VMs and Hyper-V Compatibility
    • Azure Diagnostics
  9. Linux Virtual Machines
    • Creating Linux Virtual Machines
    • Demonstration: Video: Create a Linux VM Quick Look: Create a Linux
    • VM on Azure using the Portal
    • Create a Linux VM using an Azure Template
    • Create a Linux VM using the Azure CLI 2.0
    • Creating/Uploading a VHD with a Linux OS
    • Azure Linux Agents
    • VM Sizes
    • Manage Users, SSH, and Repair Disks on Azure Linux VMs (VMAccess Extension)
    • Docker Machine with the Azure Driver
    • Hands-on Lab: Creating a Linux Virtual Machine
    • Hands-on Lab: Configuring Linux Azure Virtual Machine Storage
  10. Migrating VMs from AWS to Azure
    • Steps for Migrating AWS VMs to Azure
      • Step 1: Create an Azure Site Recovery Vault
      • Step 2: Deploy the Configuration Server to AWS EC2
      • Step 3: Setup Replication Settings
      • Step 4: Install the Mobility service on the EC2 Instances to be Migrated
      • Step 5: Enable Replication
      • Step 6: Run an Unplanned Failover
    • Hands-on Lab: Creating a Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine
  11. Virtual Machine Storage
    • Storage Accounts
    • File Storage
    • Table Storage
    • Queue Storage
    • Redundancy
    • Security and Azure Storage
    • Disks
    • Premium Storage
    • Hands-on Lab: Attaching Additional Storage using the Portal
    • Hands-on Lab: Managing Azure Storage
  12. Virtual Networking
    • Understanding Virtual Networks
    • Virtual Network Definitions
    • Azure Virtual Networks
    • ExpressRoute
  13. Azure Virtual Networks
    • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) & Virtual Network Comparison
    • VNet Peering
    • VNet-to-VNet Additional Information
  14. Creating a Virtual Network
    • Creating a Virtual Network
    • Demonstration: Demo: Creating a Virtual Network using the Azure Portal
    • Creating a Virtual Network using a Resource Manager Template
    • Create a Virtual Network using the CLI
  15. Network Security Groups
    • Network Security Groups
    • Example of Network Security Groups
  16. Cross-premises Connection
    • Site-to-site Connectivity
    • Point-to-site Connectivity
    • Comparing Site-to-site and Point-to-site Connectivity
    • Private Site-to-site Connectivity (ExpressRoute)
    • Net-to-VNet Connectivity
  17. Network Availability
    • Network Resilience
    • Hybrid Cloud
    • Hands-on Lab: Configuring User Defined Routes
    • Hands-on Lab: Configuring VNet Peering
    • Hands-on Lab: Deploying a GEO-Redundant Solution with Traffic Manager
  18. Azure Resource Manager
    • Azure Resource Manager Overview
    • Consistent Management Layer
    • Resource Groups
    • Resource Providers
    • Template Deployment
    • Resource Manager and AWS CloudFormation
    • Azure Resource Tags
    • Azure Resource Visualizer
  19. ARM Template Best Practices
    • ARM Templates Best Practices: Resource Names
    • ARM Templates Best Practices: Parameters
    • ARM Templates Best Practices: Variables
    • ARM Templates Best Practices: Resources
    • ARM Templates Best Practices: Outputs
    • ARM Templates Best Practices: Single or Nested Templates
    • Template Format
  20. Authoring and Deploying Templates
    • Lesson Objectives
    • Template Format
    • Expressions and Functions
    • Parameters
    • Variables
    • Resources
    • Outputs
  21. Defining ARM Dependencies
    • DependsOn Element and reference Function
    • Child Resources
  22. Multiple Instances of Resources in ARM
    • Create multiple instances of resource types in ARM template
    • Hands-on Lab: Automating Workloads with an ARM Template
    • Hands-on Lab: Using the Azure Command Line Tools
  23. Azure AD and Cloud Identity
    • What is Azure Active Directory?
    • Identity and Authentication
    • Comparing Azure Active Directory Editions
    • Azure AD Premium Edition
    • Azure AD Premium Advanced Security Reports and Alerts
    • Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
    • Enterprise mobility Management
  24. Understanding Directory Integration
    • Similarities Between Active Directory and Azure AD
    • Source of Authority
    • Active Directory Federation Services
    • Prepare the On-Premises Environment for Directory Integration
  25. Azure Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
    • Overview of Azure Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
    • Built-in Roles
    • Resource Hierarchy and Access Inheritance
    • Azure RBAC vs. Classic Subscription Administrators
    • RBAC and AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  26. Directory Synchronization Tools
    • Directory Synchronization Tools Overview
    • Azure Active Directory Synchronization Tool
    • Azure Active Directory Synchronization Services
    • Azure AD Connect
  27. Directory Integration Scenarios
    • Directory Synchronization
    • Directory Sync with Password Sync
    • Directory Sync with SSO
  28. Configuring Directory Synchronization and Single Sign On
    • Prepare the Azure AD Service for Directory Integration
    • Prepare the On-Premises Environment for Directory Integration
    • Enable Single Sign-On

About The Trainer

2204524-12Bhavesh Goswami
Co-Founder & CEO

Bhavesh Goswami the Co-Founder & CEO of CloudThat Technologies, is a leading expert in Cloud Computing space with over a decade of experience. He was in the initial development team of Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) at Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Seattle. He honed his Cloud Computing skills at Amazon where he helped ship the first version of S3 in 2006. Later he moved to Microsoft after over three years at Amazon to take up the challenge to help manage Cosmos, the Cloud storage and Big Data computational engine that powers all of the Microsoft’s Online Services, including Bing.

After living in the USA for over 10 years, he came to India in search of a challenge and Co-Founded CloudThat Technologies. He has personally trained over thousands of people on various Cloud technologies like AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google App Engine and more since early 2012.

Bhavesh has spoken at various Cloud and Big Data conferences and events like ‘7th Cloud Computing & Big Data’ and have been the Key Note Speaker at ‘International Conference on Computer Communication and Informatics’. He has authored numerous research papers and patents in various fields. He is passionate about technology and keeps the company up to date on latest Cloud technologies & market trends.

He holds following Certifications:

  • MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer)
  • MCSD (Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer)
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional Level
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional Level

AWS Solutions Architect Professional AWS DevOps Engineer Professional
Microsft Certified Trainer Microsft Certified Solutions Deveoper

Key Features

  • 2 Days of Instructor led Classroom / Online training
  • Access to Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC)
  • 1 MCP Exam Voucher

About Microsoft Certification Exam, Voucher

  • Exam vouchers and exam retakes expire ninety (90) days from date of purchase.
  • Exam vouchers, exam retakes and practice tests in this offer are ONLY valid for the following exams: 70-532, 70-533, 70-473, 70-475 and are subject to standard exam policy.
  • Exam vouchers are only valid for use at a Pearson VUE Test Center in the country you select or an online-proctored exam. To find your nearest test centre,  Click Here

About Practice Test

  • Microsoft Official Practice Tests can be activated at
  • Practice tests must be activated within ninety (90) days from the date of purchase.
  • Online access to practice test for 30 days following activation.
  • Practice tests in this offer are ONLY available for select MCP exams including 70-532, 70-533, 70-473, 70-475.

Previous Batch Profile

  • Cloud Architect
  • Technical Lead
  • System Engineer
  • Architect
  • Technical Content Writer
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Sr. Staff Engineer
  • Cloud Solutions Engineer
  • Sr. Member of Tech Staff
  • Sr. Manager
  • Storage Architect
  • Sr. Cloud Solutions Architect
  • Software Engineer Manager
  • SME
  • Consultant
  • Sr. Consultant
  • Storage SME
  • AGM
  • Most participants rated Azure 2 notches above from their pre-training perception of Azure vs AWS
  • No one said ‘No chance of competition in post training survey

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