Azure, Technology

5. Manage Azure Objects

Manage Users and Groups Creating a Group From Azure AD, go to Groups -> New group Group Type: O365 or security Name Description Membership type: assigned , dynamic user (you can set a rule that will auto add people to the group based on a rule EG: everyone who has 2012 in their name put them in the 2021 group),…

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Azure, Technology

4. Managing Azure Active Directory

What is Azure AD? Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is Microsoft’s enterprise cloud-based identity and access management (IAM) solution. Azure AD is the backbone of the Office 365 system, and it can sync with on-premise Active Directory and provide authentication to other cloud-based systems via OAuth. https://www.varonis.com/blog/azure-active-directory/#:~:text=Azure%20Active%20Directory%20(Azure%20AD,cloud%2Dbased%20systems%20via%20OAuth. Azure AD – Free Vs Premium Free: You get a lot with the…

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Azure, Technology

3. PowerShell & CLI

There is no programming on the exam (.NET, APIs, Java etc…), but there are questions on scripting using Powershell and CLI How is this tested? You do not get to choose the scripting language, EG: they will tell you to use Powershell or Bash Method 1: Performance based testing (note this is not common on the exam…) You are given…

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PowerShell, Technology

Simplivity Backup Reports with PowerShell

An issue with Flash in the web browser and the version of Simplivity we are running forced my hand to learn to manage the backups using PowerShell. I started managing the backups through the Simplivity CLI but then discovered there was an PowerShell API which made life a lot easier. If you have experience using PowerShell you will find these…

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Azure, Technology

AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator (Study Notes)

I am currently studying for my AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator exam. I am studying the content using Scott Duffy’s course on Udemy, which I highly recommend: https://www.udemy.com/share/101WoMAEYdcl5bRn0F/ On the following posts I will be uploading some of my study notes. This keeps me honest with making sure I keep have decent notes and hopefully they will be of help to…

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PowerShell, Technology

Managing DHCP Scopes with PowerShell

Introduction We recently restructured our whole IP addressing schema. This was a mammoth job. The management of DHCP scopes was one part of this. We had to create around 20 new DHCP scopes and create reservations for all the devices that reservations in the old scopes. I thought to myself that this is the perfect time to learn about using…

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Office 365, PowerShell, Technology

Exchange Online Migration error: “Target user already has a primary mailbox”

Issue When migrating mailboxes from Exchange On Premise to Exchange Online, it fails with the following error: Target user ‘Users Name’ already has a primary mailbox. Cause Long before we had ever thought about migrating to Exchange Online we had manually created some students in our Office 365 tenant (not using the Azure AD Connect) to give them access to…

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Comptia Security+, Security, Technology

Comptia Security+ (SY0-501) Study Notes

I am working my way through the online course “Cert Prep: CompTIA Security+” by Michael Chapple. This is available on Lynda and LinkedIn Learning. These are my study notes- Section 1 – Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities 1.1 Malware 1.2 Understanding Attackers 1.3 Understanding Attack Types 1.4 Application Attacks 1.5 Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing 1.6 Impact of Vulnerabilities   Section…

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Health & Fitness, Life

Movement Practice

“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.” – Carol Welch Why? As I am no spring chicken anymore, I noticed from my training that even though I may be still in OK shape and getting a bit stronger and fitter, I am not getting sorer and not moving well. An example is…

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