Microsoft exam 70-765 (aka "Provisioning SQL Databases") is one of two tests you must pass to earn a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): 2016 Database Administration certification. This course supplies you with the knowledge you need to pass the 70-765. It's also a practical introduction to Microsoft's Azure cloud platform service. It covers the processes, implications, technologies, and actions involved in utilizing SQL Server in the cloud in both PaaS and IaaS environments. After you learn how to create and use a free Microsoft Azure subscription, you will get hands-on experience with SQL Server in various cloud-based configurations, giving you an understanding of the implications and purposes for various options.
Mark Long is a long time contributor to O'Reilly Media having authored more than a dozen book and video titles including "Windows Presentation Foundation Basics", "Learning Windows PowerShell", and "Securing Windows Networks". He solves IT issues for numerous Fortune 500 companies as the head of his own consulting company. Mark holds the A+ certification and many others, including Microsoft's MCSE, MCDBA, and MCT.