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Simplified Cloud Concepts And Core Azure Fundamentals For Absolute Beginners To

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Welcome to the fascinating world of cloud computing! If you are an absolute beginner looking to grasp the fundamentals of cloud technology and understand the core concepts of Microsoft Azure, you have come to the right place. In this comprehensive guide, we will simplify cloud concepts and dive into the basics of Azure, providing you with the knowledge to start your cloud computing journey with confidence.

Understanding Cloud Computing

Cloud computing has revolutionized the IT industry, allowing organizations to store, manage, and process data and applications on remote servers rather than on local computers or servers. This paradigm shift offers numerous benefits, such as scalability, cost-effectiveness, and easy access to resources from anywhere in the world.

Cloud computing is typically categorized into three main models: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). Each model provides different levels of abstraction and allows businesses to choose the level of control they require over their infrastructure and applications.

Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certification and Beyond: Simplified cloud concepts and core Azure fundamentals for absolute beginners to pass the AZ-900 exam
by Steve Miles (1st Edition, Kindle Edition)

5 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 25775 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Print length : 424 pages
Hardcover : 602 pages
Item Weight : 4.94 pounds
Dimensions : 6.14 x 1.31 x 9.21 inches

to Microsoft Azure

Azure is Microsoft's cloud computing platform that offers a wide range of services and tools for building, deploying, and managing applications and services through Microsoft-managed data centers. It provides a highly flexible and scalable environment for organizations of all sizes to host their applications, store data, and leverage various integrated services.

Azure consists of a growing collection of cloud services, including virtual machines, databases, analytics, networking, artificial intelligence, and more. With Azure, you can easily scale your resources up or down based on your needs, pay only for what you use, and enjoy the benefits of global availability and high reliability.

Core Azure Concepts for Beginners

Let's explore some of the core Azure concepts that are essential for beginners:

1. Azure Virtual Machines

Azure Virtual Machines allow you to create and manage virtual machines in the cloud. These virtual machines can run various operating systems and applications, providing you with the same experience as using physical machines without the need for hardware management. Azure offers a wide range of virtual machine types to suit different workloads and performance requirements.

2. Azure Storage

Azure Storage provides scalable and secure storage for your applications and data. It offers different storage options, including blob storage for unstructured data such as images and videos, table storage for NoSQL data, queue storage for reliable messaging, and file storage for file shares across multiple virtual machines.

3. Azure App Service

Azure App Service is a fully managed platform for building, deploying, and scaling web apps, mobile app backends, and RESTful APIs. It supports popular development frameworks and languages, and offers features like automatic scaling, continuous deployment, and integration with other Azure services.

4. Azure SQL Database

Azure SQL Database is a managed relational database service built on the SQL Server engine. It provides a highly available and scalable database platform that can handle demanding workloads. With Azure SQL Database, you can focus on your application logic rather than worrying about database administration tasks.

5. Azure Networking

Azure Networking allows you to connect your virtual machines and other Azure resources securely and efficiently. It includes features like virtual networks, load balancers, and VPN gateways to provide secure remote access to your applications and services.

6. Azure Active Directory

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is a cloud-based identity and access management service that enables secure sign-on and access control for your applications and resources. It provides features like single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, and role-based access control.

Getting Started with Azure

Now that you have a basic understanding of cloud computing and Azure, it's time to get started with your hands-on experience. Microsoft offers a free Azure account that allows you to explore and experiment with various Azure services. You can create virtual machines, deploy web applications, and try out different services without incurring any costs.

Additionally, Microsoft provides comprehensive documentation, tutorials, and learning paths on their official Azure website. These resources are designed to help absolute beginners get up to speed with Azure and build their skills in cloud computing.

Remember, the best way to learn is through practice, so don't hesitate to start experimenting and building your own projects in Azure. With time and dedication, you will become comfortable with cloud concepts and Azure fundamentals, opening doors to exciting career opportunities in the ever-growing field of cloud computing.

Cloud computing and Azure have become integral parts of the modern IT landscape. Understanding the core concepts of cloud technology and Azure fundamentals is crucial for anyone starting their journey in this field. By simplifying the concepts and exploring key Azure services, we hope to have provided you with a solid foundation to further explore and master cloud computing with confidence.

So, are you ready to embark on your cloud computing adventure? Dive into Azure and unlock the endless possibilities that await you in the world of the cloud!

Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certification and Beyond: Simplified cloud concepts and core Azure fundamentals for absolute beginners to pass the AZ-900 exam
by Steve Miles (1st Edition, Kindle Edition)

5 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 25775 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Print length : 424 pages
Hardcover : 602 pages
Item Weight : 4.94 pounds
Dimensions : 6.14 x 1.31 x 9.21 inches

Gain in-depth knowledge of Azure fundamentals that will make it easy for you to achieve AZ-900 certification

Key Features

  • Get fundamental knowledge of cloud concepts and the Microsoft Azure platform
  • Explore practical exercises to gain experience of working with the Microsoft Azure platform in the real world
  • Prepare to achieve AZ-900 certification on the first go with the help of simplified examples covered in the book

Book Description

This is the digital and cloud era, and Microsoft Azure is one of the top cloud computing platforms. It's now more important than ever to understand how the cloud functions and the different services that can be leveraged across the cloud.

This book will give you a solid understanding of cloud concepts and Microsoft Azure, starting by taking you through cloud concepts in depth, then focusing on the core Azure architectural components, solutions, and management tools. Next, you will understand security concepts, defense-in-depth, and key security services such as Network Security Groups and Azure Firewall, as well as security operations tooling such as Azure Security Center and Azure Sentinel. As you progress, you will understand how identity, governance, privacy, and compliance are managed in Azure. Finally, you will get to grips with cost management, service-level agreements, and service life cycles. Throughout, the book features a number of hands-on exercises to support the concepts, services, and solutions discussed. This provides you with a glimpse of real-world scenarios, before finally concluding with practice questions for AZ-900 exam preparation.

By the end of this Azure book, you will have a thorough understanding of cloud concepts and Azure fundamentals, enabling you to pass the AZ-900 certification exam easily.

What you will learn

  • Explore cloud computing with Azure cloud
  • Gain an understanding of the core Azure architectural components
  • Acquire knowledge of core services and management tools on Azure
  • Get up and running with security concepts, security operations, and protection from threats
  • Focus on identity, governance, privacy, and compliance features
  • Understand Azure cost management, SLAs, and service life cycles

Who this book is for

This Azure fundamentals book is both for those with technical backgrounds and non-technical backgrounds who want to learn and explore the field of cloud computing, especially with Azure. This book will also help anyone who wants to develop a good foundation for achieving advanced Azure certifications. There is no prerequisite for this book except a willingness to learn and explore cloud concepts and Microsoft Azure.

Table of Contents

  1. to Cloud Computing
  2. Benefits of Cloud Computing
  3. Core Azure Architectural Components
  4. Core Azure Resources
  5. Core Azure Solutions
  6. Azure Management Tools
  7. Azure Security
  8. Azure Identity Services
  9. Azure Governance
  10. Azure Privacy and Compliance
  11. Azure Cost Planning and Management
  12. Azure Service-Level Agreements
  13. Exam Preparation Practice Tests
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