Secure storage for Azure Files and Azure Blob Storage (AZ-1003)

Course 8683

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Language: English
  • Level: Intermediate

Transition from basic skills to entry-level expertise across IT roles like infrastructure, security, and networking. Dive into hands-on practices for configuring and fortifying storage systems, including creating accounts, managing blob containers, file shares, and bolstering storage security. Ideal for those aiming to advance their IT capabilities.

Azure Files and Azure Blob Storage Security Training Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

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Azure Files and Azure Blob Storage Security Training Information

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Learn how to create and configure storage accounts efficiently.
  • Gain the expertise to set up and manage blob storage effectively.
  • Master the creation and configuration of files and storage networking for optimal performance.
  • Acquire knowledge on implementing encryption practices and ensuring secure application access within storage systems.

Training Prerequisites

  • Experience using the Azure portal to create resources.
  • Basic knowledge of unstructured data like blobs and files.
  • Basic knowledge of security concepts like identities, permissions, and encryption.
  • Basic knowledge of networking concepts like virtual networks and subnetting.

Azure Files and Azure Blob Storage Security Training Outline

Create and configure a storage account

  • Configure the appropriate storage account tier (standard versus premium)
  • Configure redundancy settings
  • Configure secure transfer and TLS version
  • Configure replication

Create and configure Blob Storage

  • Create a Blob Storage container
  • Configure access level for Blob Storage
  • Configure the Blob Storage tiers​
  • Configure lifecycle management
  • Configure data protection for Blob Storage

Create and configure Azure Files

  • Create an Azure Files share
  • Configure performance tiers​
  • Configure data protection for Azure Files 

Configure networking​ for storage

  • Create and configure private endpoints
  • Create and configure service endpoints
  • Configure Azure Storage firewalls and virtual networks

Configure encryption for storage

  • Configure encryption for data at rest, including Microsoft-managed keys and customer-managed keys
  • Configure encryption for data in transit

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Azure Files and Azure Blob Storage Security FAQs

This course is designed for students who are planning to take the Secure storage for Azure Files and Azure Blob Storage assessment, or students who are performing Azure Administrator secure storage tasks in their day-to-day job.

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