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Introduction to Cloud Security with Microsoft Azure

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Increase your cyber security capability by learning the fundamentals of cloud security inside of Microsoft Azure!

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Every organization is migrating to the cloud in order to save money, but is it really safe?

Do you want to learn about “the cloud”, how to secure it, and even how to build your own virtualized networks inside of the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform? If so, this is the course for you.

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of cloud-based service technologies, as well as how to best secure them. This course is designed for anyone who is new to cloud computing that needs to understand the basics of security and how they are implemented inside a cloud computing platform.

You won’t learn just the theory, though. Throughout this course, we will provide you with an opportunity to apply your knowledge in the real world by creating your own virtualized network inside of the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform.

By the end of the course, you will understand the difference between on-premise and hosted solutions, as well as SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. We will cover single-tenancy and multi-tenancy solutions, as well as their security concerns.

So, if you have ever wanted to learn the basics of cloud computing, set up your own cloud architecture, or learn how to better secure your own cloud systems, this is the course for you!

What you’ll learn?

  • Understand the difference between on-premise and hosted solutions
  • Understand the differences between SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS
  • Understand cloud computings vulnerabilities
  • Implement and secure your own environment within Microsoft Azure

Who this course is for?

  • Information Technology managers
  • System administrators
  • Cybersecurity analysts
  • Aspiring manager and IT leaders
  • Future cloud architects


  • No special tools are required (you will get access to everything you need in this course)
  • A Microsoft Azure account (if you wish to create your own cloud network as shown in the course)

Course Content

Section One: Introduction

  • Welcome to the course!
  • How to control this course

Section Two: Basics of the Cloud

  • Cloud Computing
  • On-premise vs Hosted Solutions
  • Cloud Service Models
  • Types of Clouds
  • Augmenting Security with Cloud Services

Section Three: Basics of Azure

  • Azure’s Terminology
  • How to get started with Azure
  • Demo: Portal interface with customizations
  • How much does it all cost?
  • Azure Basics Quiz

Section Four: Virtualization

  • The Deployment Model
  • How does storage work in Azure?
  • Virtual Machine Types
  • Virtual Network capabilities
  • Demo: Creating a Virtual Network and Windows VM
  • Demo: Creating a Linux VM and discuss Virtual Machine settings
  • Demo: How to Connect to your VMs
  • Virtualization Quiz

Section Five: Redundancy

  • Backups
  • High Availability
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Demo: Virtual Machine Backups
  • Redundancy Quiz

Section Six: Security

  • IaaS Security
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • Azure Security Center (ASC) Dashboard
  • Data Security Considerations
  • Security Threats
  • Security Quiz

Section Seven: Active Directory

  • Active Directory in Azure
  • Demo: Adding a Custom Domain in Azure
  • Role Based Access Control
  • Azure Active Directory Business to Business (B2B) and B2C
  • How to Sync your on premises and cloud identity
  • Demo: Configuring your company brand in Azure

Section Eight: Security in Action

  • Demo Azure Security Center (ASC)
  • Demo Connection security via Just-In-Time Virtual Machine Access
  • Authentication Security

Section Nine: Conclusion

  • BONUS: Where do I go from here?
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