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MCSA: Linux on Azure

This certification demonstrates your ability to design, architect, implement, and maintain complex cloud-enabled Linux® solutions that leverage Microsoft Azure open source capabilities. It also validates your Linux syst... Show More
Course Prerequisites:
CompTIA A+ and Network+
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Course 20533C: MCSA: 70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
5 Days

Module 1: Introduction to Azure
This module introduces cloud solutions in general and then focuses on the services that Azure offers. The module goes on to describe the portals that you can use to manage Azure subscriptions and services before introducing Windows PowerShell as a scripting solution for managing Azure. Finally, the module provides explanations and guidance for the use of Azure Resource Manager and Azure management services.


  • Cloud technology overview
  • Overview of Azure
  • Managing Azure with the Azure portal
  • Managing Azure with Windows PowerShell
  • Overview of Azure Resource Manager
  • Azure management services

Lab : Managing Microsoft Azure

  • Use the Azure portals.
  • Use Azure Resource Manager features via the Azure portal.
  • Use Azure PowerShell.

Module 2: Implementing and managing Azure networking
This module explains how virtual networking provides the glue that brings together VMs, web apps, and storage to enable you to publish a service onto the Internet.


  • Overview of Azure networking
  • Implementing and managing Azure virtual networks
  • Configuring Azure virtual networks
  • Configuring Azure virtual network connectivity
  • Overview of Azure networking in an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) version 1 (v1)

Lab : Using a deployment template to implement Azure virtual networks

  • Creating an Azure virtual network by using a deployment template
  • Creating a virtual network by using PowerShell
  • Configure virtual networks

Lab : Configuring connectivity between the IaaS v1 and IaaS version 2 (v2)

  • Using a PowerShell script to Connect IaaS v1 VNet and IaaS v2 VNet
  • Configuring a point-to-site VPN
  • Using a PowerShell script to connect IaaS v1 VNet and IaaS v2 VNet

Module 3: Implementing virtual machines
This module explains how to implement virtual machines.


  • Overview of IaaS v2 virtual machines
  • Planning for Azure virtual machines
  • Deploying Azure IaaS v2 virtual machines
  • Authoring Azure Resource Manager templates
  • Overview of IaaS v1 virtual machines

Lab : Creating IaaS v2 virtual machines in Azure

  • Creating virtual machines by using the Azure portal and Azure PowerShell
  • Validating virtual machine creation

Lab : Deploying IaaS v2 virtual machines by using Azure Resource Manager templates

  • Using Visual Studio and an Azure Resource Manager template to deploy IaaS v2 virtual machines
  • Using Azure PowerShell and an Azure Resource Manager template to deploy virtual machines

Module 4: Managing virtual machines
This module explains how to manage virtual machines.


  • Configuring virtual machines
  • Configuring virtual machine disks
  • Managing and monitoring Azure virtual machines
  • Managing IaaS v1 virtual machines

Lab : Managing Azure virtual machines

  • Configuring availability
  • Implementing desired state configuration (DSC)
  • Implementing storage space–based volumes

Module 5: Implementing Azure App services
This module explains how to implement Azure Web App services.


  • Introduction to App Service
  • Planning app deployment in App Service
  • Implementing and maintaining web apps
  • Configuring web apps
  • Monitoring web apps and WebJobs
  • Implementing mobile apps
  • Traffic Manager

Lab : Implementing websites

  • Creating web apps
  • Deploying a web app
  • Managing web apps
  • Implementing Traffic Manager

Module 6: Planning and implementing storage, backup, and recovery services
This module explains how to plan and implement storage, backup, and recovery services.


  • Planning storage
  • Implementing and managing storage
  • Implementing Azure Content Delivery Networks
  • Implementing Azure Backup
  • Planning for and implementing Azure Site Recovery

Lab : Planning and implementing storage

  • Creating and configuring storage
  • Using Azure file storage
  • Protecting data with Microsoft Azure Backup

Module 7: Planning and implementing Azure SQL Database
This module explains how to plan and implement Azure SQL Database.


  • Planning and deploying Azure SQL Database
  • Implementing and managing Azure SQL Database
  • Managing Azure SQL Database security
  • Monitoring Azure SQL Database
  • Managing Azure SQL Database business continuity

Lab : Planning and implementing Azure SQL Database

  • Creating, securing, and monitoring an Azure SQL Database
  • Migrating a Microsoft SQL Server database to Azure SQL Database
  • Restoring a database

Module 8: Implementing PaaS cloud services
This module explains how to implement platform as a service (PaaS) cloud services.


  • Planning and deploying PaaS cloud services
  • Managing and maintaining cloud services

Lab : Implementing PaaS cloud services

  • Deploying a PaaS cloud services
  • Configuring deployment slots and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)
  • Monitoring cloud services

Module 9: Implementing Azure Active Directory
This module explains how to implement Azure AD.


  • Creating and managing Azure AD tenants
  • Configuring application and resource access with Azure AD
  • Overview of Azure AD Premium

Lab : Implementing Azure AD

  • Administering Active AD
  • Configuring SSO
  • Configuring Mlti-FactorAauthentication
  • Configuring SSO from a Windows 10–based computer that is joined to Azure AD

Module 10: Managing Active Directory in a hybrid environment
This module explains how to manage Active Directory in a hybrid environment.


  • Extending on-premises Active Directory domain to Azure
  • Implementing directory synchronization by usig Azure AD Connect
  • Implementing federation

Lab : Implementing and managing Azure AD synchronization

  • Configuring directory synchronization
  • Synchronizing directories

Module 11: Implementing Azure-based management and automation
This module explains how to implement Azure-based management and automation.


  • Implementing Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS)
  • Implementing Azure Automation
  • Implementing Automation runbooks
  • Managing Azure Automation

Lab : Implementing Automation

  • Configuring Automation accounts
  • Creating runbooks

Course 55187A: Linux System Administration
4 Days or 6 Evenings

Module 1: System Startup and Shutdown
This module explains how to manage startup and shutdown processes in Linux.


  • Understanding the Boot Sequence
  • The Grand Unified Boot Loader
  • GRUB Configuration Files
  • System Configuration Files in /etc
  • The init Process
  • SysVinit Startup
  • chkconfig and service
  • Upstart
  • systemd
  • Shutting down/Rebooting the System

Lab : Chapter Labs

  • Boot into non-graphical mode using GRUB
  • Add a new startup service with System V
  • Add a new startup services with system
  • Run Shutdown vs. Halt vs. Reboot

Module 2: Linux Filetree System Layout
This module explains how the Linux Filesystem is organized and points out the key directories and their roles.


  • Data Distinctions
  • FHS Linux Standard Directory Tree
  • root (/) directory
  • /bin
  • /dev
  • /etc
  • /home
  • /lib and /lib64
  • /media
  • /mnt
  • /opt
  • /proc
  • /sys
  • /root
  • /sbin
  • /tmp
  • /usr
  • /var
  • /run

Lab : Chapter Labs

  • Change size of the default directories
  • Touring the /proc Filesystem

Module 3: Kernel Services and Configuration
This module explains how the Linux Kernel is configured, how the modules and utilities work, the function of sysctl and udev and Device Management.


  • Kernel Overview
  • Kernel Configuration
  • sysctl
  • Kernel Modules
  • Module Utilities
  • Configuration
  • udev and Device Management

Lab : Chapter Labs

  • Manipulating system tunables with sysctl.
  • Changing the maximum process ID.
  • Working with Kernel modules.
  • Working with udev

Module 4: Partitioning and Formatting Disks
This module explains how to work with disks in Linux by naming, partitioning and sizing them.


  • Common Disk Types
  • Disk Geometry
  • Partitioning
  • Naming Disk Devices
  • Sizing up partitions
  • Partition table editors

Lab : Chapter Labs

  • Using a file as a disk partition image
  • Partioning a Disk Image file
  • Using losetup and parted
  • Partitioning a real hard disk
  • Module 5: Linux Filesystems
    This module explains how to work with Linux Filesystems, starting with the understanding that Linux treats everything as a file. IT covers Virtual filesystem (VFS), Filesystem Usage and Attributes, Major types (ext4, XFS, btrfs) and how to create, format, mount, swap and repair Filesystems.


    • Some Notes About Filesystems
    • Virtual Filesystem (VFS)
    • Filesystem Concepts
    • Disk and Filesystem Usage
    • Extended Attributes
    • ext4
    • XFS
    • btrfs
    • Creating and formatting filesystems
    • Checking and Repairing Filesystems
    • Mounting filesystems
    • Swap
    • Filesystem Quotas

    Lab : Chapter Labs

    • Defragmenting a system.
    • Modifying Filesystem parameters using tune2fs.
    • Working with file attributes.
    • Mounting options.
    • Managing swap space.
    • Filesystem quotas.
    • Working with XFS
    • Working with btrfs

    Module 6: RAID and LVM
    This module explains how to work with RAID and Logical Volume Management (LVM).


    • RAID
    • RAID Levels
    • Software RAID Configuration
    • Logical Volume Management (LVM)
    • Volumes and Volume Groups
    • Working with Logical Volumes
    • Resizing Logical Volumes
    • LVM Snapshots

    Lab : Chapter Labs

    • Creating a RAID device
    • Creating Logical Volumes

    Module 7: Processes
    This module explains how to work with Linux processes. It begins with an overview of what processes are and how they work before procreding to illustrate how to create, monitor, prioritize and limit processes.


    • Programs and Processes
    • Process States
    • Execution Modes
    • Daemons
    • Creating Processes
    • Process Limits
    • Process Monitoring
    • Signals
    • niceness
    • Libraries

    Lab : Installing and Configuring Windows 7

    • Controlling processes with ulimit
    • Using ps and top
    • Monitoring process states
    • Examining signal priorities and execution

    Module 8: Package Management Systems
    This module explains how to work with the major package management systems used in Linux distributions. Covers both RPM and DKPG as well as the use of version control systems such as git.


    • Software Packaging Concepts
    • RPM (Red Hat Package Manager)
    • DPKG (Debian Package)
    • Revision Control Systems

    Lab : Chapter Labs

    • Using RPM
    • Rebuilding the RPM database
    • Using DKPG
    • Version control with git

    Module 9: Package Installers
    This module explains how to use the major package installers, including yum, zypper and APT. It also explains the role that package installers play in automating software management and dealing with dependencies.


    • Package Installers
    • yum
    • zypper
    • APT

    Lab : Chapter Labs

    • Basic yum commands
    • Using yum to find information about a package
    • Managing groups of packages with yum
    • Adding a new yum repository
    • Basic zypper commands
    • Using zypper to find information about a package
    • Basic APT commands
    • Using APT to find information about a package
    • Managing groups of packages using APT

    Module 10: User and Group Account Management
    This module explains how to work with users and groups in Linux. It also covers how to work with passwords, restricted shells, the root account, Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM), LDAP and SSH.


    • User Accounts
    • Management
    • Passwords
    • Restricted Shells and Accounts
    • The root Account
    • Group Management
    • PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules)
    • Authentication Process
    • Configuring PAM
    • LDAP Authentication
    • File Permissions and Ownership
    • SSH

    Lab : Chapter Labs

    • Working with user accounts
    • Working with groups
    • Configuring PAM
    • Using chmod

    Module 11: Backup and Recovery Methods
    This module explains how to backup data in Linux. It covers the tools that are used for backup and compression as well as for moving and copying files and also for restoring files.


    • Backup Basics
    • cpio
    • tar
    • Compression: gzip, bzip2 and xz and Backups
    • dd
    • rsync
    • dump and restore
    • mt
    • Backup Programs

    Lab : Chapter Labs

    • Using tar for backup
    • Using cpio for backup
    • Using rsync for backup

    Module 12: Networking
    This module explains how to conduct basic networking in Linux. It covers IP addresses, Hostnames, Network Interfaces, Routing and Name Resolution.


    • IP Addresses
    • Hostnames
    • Configuring Network Interfaces
    • Routing
    • Name Resolution
    • Network Diagnostics

    Lab : Chapter Labs

    • Static configuration of a network interface
    • Adding a static hostname
    • Adding a network interface alias

    Module 13: Firewalls
    This module explains how to work with firewalls in Linux. It covers both command line tools and GUI tools as well as firewalld. Zones and source management are discussed, as is service and port management.


    • Firewalls
    • Interfaces
    • firewalld
    • Zones
    • Source Management
    • Service and Port Management

    Lab : Chapter Labs

    • Installing firewalld
    • Examining firewall-cmd
    • Adding services to a zone
    • Using the firewall GUI

    Module 14: Local System Security
    This module explains how to secure systems against both internal and external threats. It covers how to identify risks and provides guidance on how to decide what protection is appropriate. Finally, it covers the basic types of security available (physical, filesystem, and security modules e.g. SELinux).

    • Local System Security
    • Creating a Security Policy
    • Updates and Security
    • Physical Security
    • Filesystem Security
    • Linux Security Modules

    Lab : Chapter Labs

    • Using SELinux
    • Security and mount options
    • Using umask
    • Usint setuid and scripts

    Module 15: Basic Troubleshoot and System Rescue
    This module explains how to conduct troubleshooting in Linux as well as likely sources of issues. It covers basic concepts in system rescue and recovery and how to identify corrupted filesystems.


    • Troubleshooting Overview
    • Things to Check: Networking
    • Boot Process Failures
    • Filesystem Corruption and Recovery
    • Virtual Consoles
    • Rescue Media and Troubleshooting
    • System Rescue and Recovery

    Lab : Chapter Labs

    • Preparing to use Rescue/Recover media
    • Recovering from a corrupted GRUB configuration
    • Recovering from a password failure
    • Recovering from partition table corruption
    • Recovering using the install image
CTU Training Solutions , Updated: July 6th, 2017

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