AZ-900 Describe Cloud Concepts, Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Part 1

az-900 Azure Fundamentals

This is the first video is a series on the Azure AZ900, Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam, updated May 22, 2022. The AZ-900 is required for the Azure Fundamentals Microsoft Certification. The video covers the skills measured “define cloud computing” and “describe the shared responsibility model”. Keep an eye on the playlist for more videos to come.

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AZ-900 exam information:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/az-900

AZ-900 Part 4, Describe Core Resources Available in Azure: Compute and Networking

az-900 Azure Fundamentals

This is the fourth video in a series on the Azure AZ900, Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam.  The AZ-900 is required for the Azure Fundamentals Microsoft Certification.  The video covers the skills measured “describe the core resources available in Azure” found under the section heading “Describe core Azure services”.  Topics include Virtual Machines, Scale Sets, App Services, Containers Azure Container Instance, Azure Container Registry, Azure Kubernetes Service, Azure Virtual Desktop, Virtual Networks, VNet Peering, VPN Gateway and ExpressRoute.  Keep an eye on the playlist for more videos to come.

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AZ-900 Core Azure Architectural Components Part 3

az-900 Azure Fundamentals

This is the third video in a series on the Azure AZ900, Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam.  The AZ-900 is required for the Azure Fundamentals Microsoft Certification.  The video covers the skills measured “describe the core Azure architectural components” found under the section heading “Describe core Azure services”.  Topics include Management Groups, Subscriptions, Resource Groups, Regions, Paired Regions, Availability Zones, and ARM.  Keep an eye on the playlist for more videos to come.

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AZ-900 Describe Cloud Concepts, Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Part 2

az-900 Azure Fundamentals

This is the second video in a series on the Azure AZ900, Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam.  The AZ-900 is required for the Azure Fundamentals Microsoft Certification.  The video covers the skills measured “describe the differences between categories of cloud services” found under the section heading “Describe Cloud Concepts”.  Topics include IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS computing and the shared responsibility model.  Keep an eye on the playlist for more videos to come.

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Private Endpoints and DNS Part Deux: Azure Private DNS Zones

This is a second video on Azure Private Endpoints and DNS.  Previously, we reviewed options for DNS name resolution with Private Endpoint that included a forward lookup zone for the privatelink.file.windows.core.net zone. However, that option required manually adding hosts to the DNS zone.  This video reviews a hub-and-spoke configuration leveraging a forwarder server in Azure and conditional forwarding in Windows DNS.  Although slightly more complicated, this option does not require manually adding hosts to the DNS lookup zone.

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Private Endpoints with Azure Storage File Shares

Azure services are publicly available over the internet by default.  That works for many services, but sometimes we need to limit access to internal networks only.  Private Endpoints provide a local, internal connection to resources in Azure.  It does this by adding a virtual NIC to a subnet.  From there, the NIC gets a private IP address where it can be accessed from the internal network.  This video goes over the configuration options to create a new storage account with an Azure File Share Private Endpoint as well as update an existing storage account with a private endpoint.

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Private Endpoints and DNS in Azure

Private Endpoints and DNS in Azure

Private Endpoint

Private Endpoints in Azure provide a secure way to access resources over the private, internal network.  But the options for configuring DNS for Private Endpoints is not as straight forward.  This video goes over the options available for DNS with Private Endpoints.  We start by crating a storage account with a Private Endpoint, the review the default DNS configuration.  We look at The WireServer and how it can be used with a Conditional Forwarder as well as using Forward Lookup Zones for name resolution.

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