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15 Labs
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Apr 3 2020
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In this course, you will learn how to model data using the JSON based document model, and understand how data schemas are still applicable in Cosmos DB. From there, this course will take a look at one of the most important aspects of building a high-performance database and that is data partitioning.

Apr 3 2020
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In this course, you will learn how to use the SQL API to write T-SQL like queries against your Cosmos DB collections. We’ll explore how partitioning and partition keys affect query performance and how to tune for faster results. This course will also explore how to write server-side queries, such as stored procedures, triggers, and user-defined functions.

Apr 3 2020
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In this course, you will learn techniques for making your application scale and be ready for production. We’ll explore common troubleshooting techniques you can use for your application, as well discuss how to design for data concurrency. This course will also explore the Cosmos DB Change Feed feature for building event driven applications with Cosmos DB. Finally, the course will close on how to distribute your Cosmos backend globally using multiple Azure regions.

Apr 2 2020
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In this course, you will learn how the resource model works in Cosmos DB. We will discuss containers, databases, and understand how request units translates to the Cosmos DB billing model as well as how reserved capacity can be used to save on your Azure bill.

Mar 27 2020
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In this course, you will learn how to implement and manage storage in Microsoft Azure leveraging Cosmos DB and Azure Blob Storage. You will learn about the key benefits of NoSQL and understand how Cosmos DB allows you to build highly scalable and global NoSQL solutions. From there, you will learn how to create and configure Azure storage account and programmatically manage blobs using Azure Storage.

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Mar 25 2020
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Skill Me Up has a number of multi-tier applications that are not suitable to run by using Azure Container Instances. In order to determine whether they can be run as containerized workloads, you want to evaluate using Kubernetes as the container orchestrator. To further minimize management overhead, you want to test Azure Kubernetes Service, including its simplified deployment experience and scaling capabilities.

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Mar 24 2020
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In this lab, you will evaluate the use of Azure Web apps for hosting Skill Me Up’s web sites, hosted currently in the company’s on-premises data centers. The web sites are running on Windows servers using PHP runtime stack. You will also determine how you can implement DevOps practices by leveraging Azure web apps deployment slots.

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Mar 24 2020
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In this lab, you will explore the basic Azure administration capabilities associated with provisioning resources and organizing them based on resource groups, including moving resources between resource groups. You will also explore options for protecting disk resources from being accidentally deleted, while still allowing for modifying their performance characteristics and size.

Mar 24 2020
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In this course, you will learn how to build solutions that optimize data access and decrease latency by leveraging the Azure Redis Cache and the Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN). From there, you will learn how to leverage Azure Application Insights to capture telemetry for custom exceptions, and monitor the performance and availability of your applications.

Mar 20 2020
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In this course you will learn the fundamentals Microsoft OneDrive for Business with a focus on how to access and edit your files on all your devices, keep your files protected in the cloud, share documents or photos and collaborate in Office, and quickly organize and find things that matter.

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Mar 20 2020
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In this lab, you will learn how to deploy a Windows Server Active Directory forest. After you have deployed the AD forest, you will learn how to create users, groups, and organizational units, and then join client computers to the AD domain, and wrap up the lab by configuring group policy for the domain.

Mar 16 2020
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In this course, you will learn how to monitor resources for using the Azure Monitor service. Topics will include understanding how to configure and interpret metrics, as well as configuring data sources for Azure Log Analytics, querying logs using the Kusto query language, and setting up alerts and actions, and monitoring application health using Azure Application Insights. From there, you will learn how to use Azure Recovery Services to backup virtual machines and use Azure Site Recovery to create a failover solution.

Mar 12 2020
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In this course, you will learn how to implement and manage virtual networking and other networking services. You will learn the foundations of how to create and configure a virtual network, including configuring subnets, name resolution and securing access using network and application security groups. From there you will learn how to monitor and troubleshoot virtual networks using tools such as Azure Network Watcher. Finally, you will learn how to integrate an on-premises with your Azure virtual networks using technologies such as ExpressRoute, Site-to-Site VPN, and Virtual network peering.

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Mar 12 2020
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In this hands-on lab, you will learn how to use Azure Privileged Identity Management (PIM) to enable just-in-time administration and control the number of users who can perform privileged operations. You will also learn about the different directory roles available as well as newer functionality that includes PIM being expanded to role assignments at the resource level. 

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Mar 9 2020
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In this lab, you will assume the role of Joni Sherman, a System Administrator for Contoso Ltd. and her pilot team that shall evaluate the capabilities of Microsoft Teams in a testing environment. You have implemented Microsoft 365 in a virtualized lab environment already and were commissioned to conduct a pilot project to test the implementation of Microsoft Teams against Contoso Ltd. business requirements. This lab will help you prepare for exam MS 700 - Managing Microsoft Teams.

Mar 9 2020
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In this course you will learn about building interactive reports. We will also discuss helpful data visualization techniques in Power BI.

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Mar 8 2020
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In this lab, you will get a chance to log into the SharePoint Admin center and get familiar with the various settings found there. You will also learn how to create, delete, and restore a site collection, as well as manage the properties related to a site collection.

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Mar 7 2020
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You are the system administrator for Adatum Corporation, and you have Microsoft 365 deployed in a virtualized lab environment. In this lab, you will manage user devices using Intune. In this lab, you will learn how to enable device management using Microsoft Intune, configure automatic client enrollment, setup mobile device management policies, enroll a Windows 10 device, and finally understand how to manage and monitor a device in Intune.This lab supports Pausing so you can stop and start the lab at a later time.

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Mar 7 2020
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In this lab, you are taking on the role of Holly Dickson, Adatum Corporation’s Enterprise Administrator. Adatum does NOT have legacy, on-premises servers; therefore, you will be implementing Microsoft 365 in a cloud-only deployment. You have deployed Microsoft 365 in a virtualized lab environment, and you have been tasked with completing a pilot project that tests Microsoft 365’s security, compliance, and device management features as they relate to Adatum’s business requirements.

Mar 6 2020
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This course will cover the basics of acquiringdata in Power BI Desktop andbuilds on the data acquisition basics and adds performance optimization and re-usability techniques.

Mar 6 2020
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In this course we will discuss an overview of the Power BI Service. We will also cover sharing and securing your report and designing Enterprise Solutions in Power BI.

Mar 6 2020
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Welcome to this introduction to Power BI for data professionals. In this course, we will have an overview of the Power BI ecosystem. Then we will have a tour of Power BI Desktop.

Mar 6 2020
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In this course we will cover Data Modeling and the xVelocity Engine. We will also discuss DAX Basics along with Advanced DAX and optimizing the data model.

Mar 5 2020
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In this course, you will learn how to implement and manage storage in Microsoft Azure. You will learn how to create and configure Azure storage account, including managing data using tools such as PowerShell, CLI, Storage Explorer and the portal. Finally, you will learn how to leverage the Azure Files service, including the ability to synchronize data between an on-premises file server and the cloud.

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Mar 4 2020
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In this lab, you will learn the basics of acquiring data using Power BI Desktop. You will import Excel files into Power BI Desktop and transform the data. You will use Power Query/M to connect to data sources such as SQL Databases, Excel files, text files, JSON files, and websites and then cleanand shape the data with Power Query/M.

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Mar 3 2020
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In this lab, you will implement basic row-level security in Power BI Desktop and PowerBI.com. First, you will create roles on a model in Power BI and add filters for each role. Then you will deploy the model and test the row-level security in PowerBI.com. Then you will add members to the role in PowerBI.com.

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Mar 3 2020
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In this lab, you will create a report that contains multiple visuals as well as text boxes and buttons. You will add bookmarks to allow users to see a particular view.

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Mar 3 2020
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In this lab, you will import Excel and CSV files into Power BI Desktop and then merge queries, group data, and group queries in the query pane. It is common to have to pull data from transactional systems and shape them. It is also common to add data from other sources to provide a more complete picture.First, you will stage the data from the multiple sources. Then you will merge and group data to get final reporting tables to be used in Power BI. Then you will disable staging queries. Finally, you will organize your queries into folders for better organization.

Feb 25 2020
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In this course, you will learn how to manage your Azure subscriptions, including configuring policy, cost management and governance. You will then learn how to configure and manage access to your Azure subscriptions using role-based access control (RBAC). Finally, you will learn how to manage objects in Azure Active Directory, including users, groups and devices.

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Feb 25 2020
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In this hands-on lab, you will setup your Microsoft 365 organization profile and then walk through configuring several key services for Microsoft 365, including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams.Scenario overview, Holly Dickson is Adatum’s Enterprise Administrator. She has recently deployed Microsoft 365 in a virtualized lab environment. Now that she has a tenant account set up, she has been asked to review the key administrative functions within Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Teams so that she becomes familiar with their functionality and can offer guidance to her IT team on how they can be used throughout Adatum.

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Feb 24 2020
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In this lab, you will configure Azure Site Recovery to protect a sample n-tier application by configuring replication from the source Azure region to a target Azure region. Once the initial replication has completed and the application is protected, you will perform a test fail over and validate application functionality. Finally, you will accomplish the cleanup of the test failover resources.Note: This lab pre-deploys several resources and will take 30-45 minutes to start.

Feb 21 2020
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In this course, you will learn some basic techniques for scripting with Bash in a Linux environment. The principles learned will be applicable to all computing environments. Throughout the course, as you build a number of sample scripts, you will learn the use of bash shortcuts, shell variables, and built-in commands. You will also learn how to script dynamically on the command line, how to format a script, the use of return values and comments, command substitution, testing conditions, and looping constructs, and how to invoke scripts and obtain input from the command line. You will be better prepared to create your own scripts to use in your computing environment.

Feb 14 2020
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This course covers configuring, managing and deploying monitoring for Azure Storage and data store solutions. We start with an overview of monitoring concepts, then focus on monitoring Azure Storage, Azure Data Lake, Azure Data Warehouse, Azure SQL DB and other services.

Feb 7 2020
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Students will learn how to deploy and update applications, assign apps to groups, deploy O365 ProPlus and implement Mobile Application Management (MAM)