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ISTA 432 : Building Azure Infrastructures

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Building Azure Infrastructures
This course completes our study of the deployment, configuration and operation of private cloud systems and infrastructures using Windows Systems Center and Azure technologies. Building on previous ISTA courses, students will learn how to use and manage virtual networking, virtual machines and related technologies to plan, configure, control, optimize and support private cloud infrastructures, systems and applications. Hands-on exercises will also investigate how to plan for, deploy and support SQL database applications and services, web site deployment and configuration, as well as a variety of monitoring, incident analysis and problem-solving techniques.This course encompasses the learning objectives, labs, projects and other materials derived from Microsoft Official Course 70-533, Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions course; as such, required course materials include time-sensitive license vouchers that students must have to participate in the course. The course prepares students to take the associated Microsoft Certification exam, which is incorporated as the course Final Exam. Students must take this exam at a Microsoft-approved test proctor facility; see the Master Textbook List for further information.Prerequisites: ISTA 430 or the approval of the Program Chair

This course provides students with a strong foundation on the use of virtual systems technologies and advanced systems management tools in the implementation and management cloud systems using Microsoft Azure. It uses a variety of online labs, presentations, readings and exercises to go from fundamental cloud systems concepts through implementation, deployment and support considerations and techniques. The goal of the course is to provide the student with both the practical hands-on skills necessary to implement, manage and maintain private cloud environments using Azure technologies, but also to understand the theory and best practice that relate to successful Azure implementations. Class projects guide students in achieving these goals. In addition, by preparing the student to succeed with the related Microsoft Certification exams, this course is an essential step on the way to earning relevant Microsoft professional certifications.

After completing this course, a student will be able to:1. Explain the core concepts involved with using Azure to develop, deploy, configure, manage, maintain and optimize cloud infrastructures to meet business and organizational information systems requirements.2. Explain the concepts of virtual networking within Azure, the use of Azure virtual machines and related technologies as they pertain to optimization and reliability of cloud systems, infrastructures, and environments.3. Integrate Windows Active Directory with Azure Active Directory, and how this supports configuration and control of application integration with Azure Active Directory.4. Plan and implement data services based on SQL Database technologies to support cloud-based applications.5. Demonstrate the use of content delivery networks to publish multi-media content, web sites, and other content, and how to optimize network services to meet organizational and business content delivery requirements for reliability and quality of service.6. Link key technology concepts in private cloud deployment and support to key elements of the business case that justifies their use.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
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