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Automation with Azure Powershell and ARM Templates

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn how to automate using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates and Azure PowerShell. This course covers deployment options, services, parameters, resource groups, and more.

Learn about the automation services available to you when working with Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and PowerShell. Join Azure expert Mike Benkovich as he introduces you to ARM Templates, resource groups, and dashboard customization. He then takes you through the process of creating and deploying a demo application. He also provides a look at infrastructure, advanced functions, and more.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know
  • Install Azure cmdlets
1. The Case for ARM templates
  • Why ARM?
  • Imperative vs. declarative
  • Templates and related terminology
  • Deployment options
  • Deployment demo
2. Resource Groups
  • Resource groups
  • Resource group demo
  • Create your own resource group
3. Our Project: Cloud Aware
  • CloudAware
  • Create a demo application
  • Deploy a demo application
4. Our Project: Cloud-Optimized
  • Cloud-optimized
  • DevOps
5. Our Project: Cloud-Invested
  • Cloud-invested
  • Resource group project
  • Improvements
  • Improvements demo
  • Add parameters
6. Customization
  • Functions and linked templates
  • Custom dashboards
  • Add a shared dashboard to the template
7. Advanced ARM Topics
  • Infrastructure as code
  • Create a shared resource group
  • Demo: VSTS pipeline
8. Final Notes
  • Best practices
  • Teardown
  • Next steps

Taught by

Mike Benkovich

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