20537A Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud

with Microsoft Azure Stack

including 70-537 Exam Voucher


This Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack course provides hands-on instruction and practice how to implementa infrastructure in Azure, in this five-day Microsoft Official Course. This course is part one in a series of two courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core infrastructure in Azure cloud environment.

This course will cover implementing components such as virtual networks, virtual machines, containers, web , mobile apps and storage in Azure.  You will also learn how to plan for and manage Azure AD, and configure Azure AD integration with on-premises Active Directory domains. 

This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.

Learning item

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


This course is intended for information technology (IT) professionals who have some knowledge and experience working cloud technologies:

  • Service administrators

  • DevOps

  • Cloud Architects

  • Data centers that want to use Microsoft Azure Stack to provide cloud services within their own environments


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

Course Hours

Monday - Friday (10AM - 6PM EST) Online



Schedule for 2018

Online Orlando Las Vegas Miami Cayman Islands London

Course Content

Module 1: Overview of Azure Stack

This module inroduces 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.

  • 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

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 

  • Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016
  • Identity and Authentication
  • Lab: Reviewing the Azure Stack Infrastructure

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

  • Microsoft Azure Stack Architecture
  • Azure Stack Prerequisites
  • Installing Azure Stack
  • Lab: Configuring the prerequisites and Installing Microsoft Azure Stack

Module 4: Offering Microsoft Azure Stack Resources

This module describes 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.

  • Working with Plans and Offers
  • Microsoft Azure Stack Maintenance
  • 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

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 and Chef and Puppet can be used to facilitate fast and consistent deployment of applications along with stability.

  • 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

This module covers 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

  • Software Defined Networking improvenets 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

This module describes how Azure Stack is more than just an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform. Azure 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.

  • 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

This module discusses 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. Finally, you will learn how to troubleshoot the core components of Azure Stack.

  • Field Replacable 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

This module introduces 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.

  • How to license and pay for Azure Stack
  • Azure Consistent Usage API
  • Business Costs and Models with Azure Stack
  • Lab: Obtaining Usage Information



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Microsoft Vouchers

MCSA Windows Server 2016 Boot Camp
MCSA Cloud Platform Boot Camp
MCSE Productivity - Exchange 2016
MCSA Windows 10 Boot Camp
MCSA Office 365 Boot Camp

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