Learning Microsoft System Administration in Azure

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Learning Microsoft System Administration in Azure

If I am not wrong almost all Microsoft products will be on the cloud, and Microsoft uses Azure as its own cloud.
I would like to know how do classic Microsoft Windows Systems Administrators will convert to a parallel (similar)roles in the Azure CLoud.
do they need to pay to build and use  the Labs in Azure Clouds or it is free ?    what are the skills that are closely similar to classic windows systems administrators.
Like Active Directory, Exchange email servers, SCCM, SCOM.

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"Learning Microsoft System Administration in Azure".

An Azure Administrator is a complete admin whether it's Active Directory, Exchange email servers, SCCM, SCOM not like a single domain expertise. Even he might have to handle deploying websites in Azure and managing websites, so if he has an organization which has developers and devops engineers, they can provide some insights in creating websites in Azure and managing them.

So Azure Admin would be complete admin in terms of managing the environment IAAS (Infrastructure As A Service).

All his organization VM's and infrastructure will be hosted in Azure.

For the sake of learning you will have to learn almost all technologies or I would say atleast you must be having experience into some of them. Just like plural sights gives a crash course into learning Azure.

https://www.pluralsight.com/role-iq/microsoft-azure-administrator

However as you said if it free for 1 month i..e Azure subscription. The only thing you need is a credit card and Microsoft will deduct 2 dollars and again refund back. But once the 1 month subscription is expired, then it will become PAY-AS-YOU-GO service where you will have to pay as you use.

So let's say created a VM in Azure, then if you use the VM like in production you will be charged on monthly basis from your credit card.

Azure Associate Admin Certificates:
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https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/azure-administrator?wt.mc_id=learningredirect_certs-web-wwl

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/az-103

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it sounds like it is Costly engagement.

In traditional Systems Administrator, all you need is to download windows server Eval and install whatever App[AD,Exchange,SCCM,SCOM] you need to learn and you train yourself for free.

To train yourself in Azure, seems like you need a big fortune
Saif ShaikhServer engineer

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If you go to a website named "udemy.com" you get various courses like azure, office 365 for a low cost.
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AmitIT Architect
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Just use free MS labs and channel 9 videos. That is enough for you to start.

https://www.microsoft.com/handsonlabs/selfpacedlabs
https://channel9.msdn.com/Tags/azure

Also, if you can get project on Azure, that will help you to learn faster.
Shaun VermaakSenior Consultant
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Shaun Vermaak

Does pluralsight have online virtual  Labs for each module ?
AmitIT Architect
Distinguished Expert 2017

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To my knowledge there are no online labs. Remember, online lab involve extra cost. That's why MS provided free virtual labs. I have used pluarlsight trainings and they are very basic to my skill. If you are new you can give a try, Also check this traning:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/courses/1963/Microsoft-Azure-2017.html
Shaun VermaakSenior Consultant
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Some do. They have built scripts that spin up environments

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Thank you for your suggestions Guys!!
I will come back to this topic later

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