20537 Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack
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COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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This five-day course will provide students with the key knowledge required to deploy and configure Microsoft Azure Stack. Using hands-on labs, students will learn the following: The key features and functionality of MS Azure Stack:

  • The differences between MS Azure Stack, MS Azure and Windows Azure Pack.
  • The architecture and components, and depoloying of Microsoft Azure Stack.
  • Windows Server Roles & Features.
  • How identity and authentication works.
  • How MS Azure Stack enables DevOps.
  • How to create and manage Azure Resource Manager templates, Plans, Offers & Delegation.
  • Manage the Marketplace.
  • Software Defined Networking.
  • Understand how storage is provisioned and managed.
  • How to provision Virtual Machines.
  • Configuring Resource Providers.
  • How to monitor and troubleshoot.
  • Understand how licensing and billing works.


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.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Azure.


*Course Cost listed does not include the cost of courseware. Course to run is subject to a minimum enrollment. Course may run virtually as a Virtual Instructor-Led (VILT) class if the minimum enrollment is not met. For More information, please contact: Learn@vtec.org or call 207-775-0244.


Module 1: Overview of Azure Stack
What is Azure Stack?
Comparing Azure Stack with Microsoft Azure.
Comparing Azure Stack to Windows Azure Pack.

Module 2: Foundational Components of Microsoft Azure Stack
Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016.
Identity and Authentication.
Lab : Reviewing the Azure Stack Infrastructure

Module 3: Deploying Microsoft Azure Stack
Microsoft Azure Stack Architecture
Azure Stack Prerequisites
Installing Azure Stack
Lab : Confirming prerequisites and installing Microsoft Azure Stack

Module 4: Offering Microsoft Azure Stack Resources
Working with Plans and Offers.
Microsoft Azure Stack Marketplace.
Enabling Multi-Tenancy in Azure Stack
Integrating Azure Stack with Windows Azure Pack.
Lab : Managing Offers and Plans in Microsoft Azure Stack

Module 5: Microsoft Azure Stack and DevOps
Technologies used in Microsoft Azure Stack for DevOps.
Azure Resource Manager Templates.
Third-party Resource Providers.
Lab : Debugging and Deploying ARM Templates

Module 6: Infrastructure as a Service and Microsoft Azure Stack
Software Defined Networking improvements with Microsoft Azure Stack and Windows Server 2016.
Azure Stack Storage.
Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure Stack.
Lab : Provisioning Storage and Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure Stack

Module 7: Platform as a Service and Microsoft Azure Stack
Understanding the Platform as a Service.
SQL Server and MySQL Server Providers in Microsoft Azure Stack.
App Service Resource Provider.
Azure Key Vault.
Azure Functions
Lab : Configuring Platform as a Service in Azure Stack

Module 8: Monitoring in Microsoft Azure Stack
Field Replaceable Unit.
Azure Stack Control Plane Monitoring.
Patching the Azure Stack Infrastructure.
Monitoring Guest Workloads in Microsoft Azure Stack.
Troubleshooting Azure Stack.
Protecting Azure Stack and Tenant Workloads.
Lab : Troubleshooting and Monitoring Microsoft Azure Stack and Guest Operating Systems

Module 9: License Microsoft Azure Stack and Billing Tenants
How to License and Pay for Azure Stack.
Azure Consistent Usage API.
Business Costs and Models with Azure Stack
Lab : Obtaining Usage Information