Azure Exam Tips Part 4 – Create a storage account using the Azure CLI

Tip #4 – I need to know how to create a storage account using the Azure CLI . I need to practice these exams tips regularly in order to try to remember them.

Create a new storage account with a resource group, name,location, sku and kind, then do az storage account create passing in 5 parameters.

So the points to note for Creating a VM in Azure using the CLI are the following key points:-

Create a VM using Azure CLI (know the order) 5 parameters

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-quickstart-create-account?tabs=azure-cli

  • az group create –name GregorExamsRG –location westeurope
  • az storage account create \
    –name GregorExams2storage \
    –resource-group GregorExamsRG \
    –location westeurope \
    –sku Standard_LRS \
    –kind StorageV2

Azure Exam Tips Part 3 – Create a storage account in Azure using PowerShell

Tip #3 – I need to know how to create a storage account in Azure using PowerShell.

Create a new storage account with a resource group, name, location, sku and kind.

So the points to note for Creating a storage account in Azure from PowerShell are the following key points:-

Create a storage account using PowerShell (know the order) 5 parameters

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-quickstart-create-account?tabs=powershell

  1. New-AzureRmResourceGroup -ResourceGroupName “GregExams” -Location “WestEurope”
  2. New-AzureRmStorageAccount -ResourceGroupName GregExams `
    -Name gregexams2storage `
    -Location WestEurope `
    -SkuName Standard_LRS `
    -Kind StorageV2

 

Azure Exam Tips Part 2 – Create an Azure VM using the Azure CLI

Tip #2 – I need to know how to create a Virtual Machine from the Azure CLI . I need to practice these exams tips regularly in order to try to remember them.

Create a new Resource Group with a name and location, then do az vm create and then do az vm open-port  passing in 5 parameters.

So the points to note for Creating a VM in Azure using the CLI are the following key points:-

Create a VM using Azure CLI (know the order) 5 parameters

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/quick-create-cli

  • az group create –name GregorExamsRG –location westeurope
  • az vm create \
    –resource-group GregorExamsRG \
    –name myVM \
    –image win2016datacenter \
    –admin-username azureuser \
    –admin-password ThisisMyPassword123$
  • az vm open-port –port 80 –resource-group GregorExamsRG –name myVM

 

Azure Exam Tips Part 1 – Create an Azure VM in PowerShell

Tip #1 – I need to know how to create a Virtual Machine from PowerShell. Its something I have watched on videos and thought yeah that’s easy I can remember that, well turns out my memory isn’t so great and so in order to try to improve upon that I’m blogging it, and will practice these exams tips regularly in order to try to remember them.

Create a new Resource Group with a name and location, then do a get-credential to use a the logon details to the vm, and then do a New-AzureRmVm passing in 8 parameters.

So the points to note for Creating a VM in Azure from PowerShell are the following key points:-

Create a VM using PowerShell (know the order) 8 parameters

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/tutorial-manage-vm

  1. New-AzureRmResourceGroup -ResourceGroupName “GregorExams” -Location “WestEurope”
  2. $cred = Get-Credential (this is where you supply the username and password for logging into the VM once its created)
  3. New-AzureRmVm
    -ResourceGroupName “GregorExams” -Name “GregVM1” -Location “WestEurope” -VirtualNetworkName “myVnet” -SubnetName “mySubnet” -SecurityGroupName “myNetWorkSecurityGroup”
    -PublicIpAddressName “myPublicIPAddress” -Credential $cred

 

So you want to learn some Azure skillz for free

As you may or may not know I’m on a personal mission to learn as much Azure as I can, its my passion.

I have taken some of the new beta exams recently and have 4 later this month, I’m using the new beta exams as a way to test what I have learnt and to find gaps in my learning.

This blog post will cover all of the different ways I am trying to learn Azure and hopefully this will be of use to someone wishing to learn Azure, from a beginner to someone more experienced.

Everything below is free, yep free.

To start with there is no better place than the new Microsoft Learn pages which can be found -> https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/

Microsoft Learn which is completely free has modules and learning paths which currently cover beginner, intermediate and advanced Azure users.

Within Microsoft Learn you will also find links to Pluralsight courses, LinkedIn courses and Hands on Labs all of which I would highly recommend, there really is something for everyone. Whilst learning using Microsoft Learn you gain points and trophies and you level up as you go, below you can see where I am currently at and the courses I have completed and trophies you gain as you complete your learning.

 

There will be a lot more added in over time but there is currently 80+ hours of learning material.

The Pluralsight courses which are also free cover Azure Administrator, Microsoft Azure Developer and Microsoft Azure Solution Architect as seen below:-

Pluralsight if you sign up for it has the following courses within its library, again a huge number of courses and fantastic content:-

Along side that is LinkedIn Learning where you sign up and get a free months trial, LinkedIn Learning is actually very good and there is a tonne of Azure courses in there covering a huge amount of content on Azure. Here is a list of the types of things you’ll see if you try out LinkedIn Learning :-  https://www.linkedin.com/learning/topics/azure

One other great source I wanted to mention was Visual Studio Benefits:- https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/dev-essentials/

As  you can see, you get 3 Months Free Pluralsight, 3 Months Free LinkedIn Learning, Access to Microsoft Virtual Academy and much more.

So what are you waiting for, go learn some Azure skills and enjoy the free content!