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Microsoft Azure Fundamentals: Azure Virtual Machines

Explore Azure VM deployment, settings, resizing, SSH configuration, disk attachment, and Azure Virtual Desktop.

  • Skill level

    Intermediate
  • Time to complete

    Approx. 2 hours
  • Certificate of completion

    Yes

About this course

Most Azure services use a virtual machine (VM), whether it is managed automatically by Azure or manually provisioned by you. In this course, you will first explore Azure Virtual Machine deployment options and settings. Next, you will deploy virtual machines using the Azure portal, the command line interface (CLI), and PowerShell. You will also redeploy a virtual machine to correct inconsistent network behavior, followed by resizing or adjusting the underlying virtual machine virtual hardware settings. Then, configure Secure Shell (SSH) public key authentication for a Linux virtual machine, attach a disk to a virtual machine, add a virtual machine extension, and capture a custom virtual machine image. Lastly, you will deploy Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) and implement Microsoft Defender for Cloud. This course can be used to prepare for exam AZ-900, Microsoft Azure Fundamentals.

Learning objectives

  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • Outline how virtual machines (vms) are deployed and managed in the azure cloud
  • Use the azure portal to deploy virtual machines

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