Azure CLI: Getting Started Training Course

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7 hours (usually 1 day including breaks)


  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Azure


Azure is a comprehensive set of cloud services that enables developers, IT professionals, and organizations to build, deploy, and operate applications and infrastructure services. The Azure Command Line Interface (CLI) is an open source, cross-platform command line tool that makes creating and managing Azure resources easier.

In this instructor-led, live training, participants will learn how to get started using the Azure CLI.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of using the Azure CLI
  • Learn techniques for managing resources using the Azure CLI
  • Apply their learnings to practical real-world problems involving virtual machines, resource management, storage accounts, web apps, and SQL databases
  • Automate their API using Azure service principals


  • Developers
  • IT Professionals
  • Technicians
  • DevOps E

Format of the course

  • Part lecture, part discussion, exercises and heavy hands-on practice

Course Outline


Overview of the Azure Command Line Interface (CLI)

  • Managing Your Solutions with Azure CLI and Resource Manager
  • Installing the Azure CLI
  • Logging into Azure
  • Dealing with Multiple Azure Subscriptions

Creating and Managing Virtual Machines

Creating a Resource Group

Listing Resources and Configuring Output Formats

Querying Resources

Deleting Resources

Using the Azure Cloud Shell

Creating and Managing Storage Accounts

Managing Blobs, Queues, Tables, and File Shares

Creating and Managing Web Apps

Creating and Managing SQL Databases

Connecting a Web App to an SQL Database

Using the Azure Resource Manager (ARM) for Resource Deployment

  • Creating an ARM Template
  • Deploying the Template
  • Customizing the Template

Using Service Principals for Automation

  • Creating an Azure Service Principal for Your Application
  • Configuring Access and Managing Roles
  • Using Managed Service Identity for Azure Functions

Getting Help on Azure

Summary and Troubleshooting

Closing Remarks



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