Create a Virtual Machine Using Microsoft Azure

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Coursera Project Network
In this Free Guided Project, you will:

Create two Virtual Machines Using Microsoft Azure

Test and Run a Virtual Machine in the Microsoft Azure

Showcase this hands-on experience in an interview

Clock2 hours
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

By the end of this project, you will have successfully set up two virtual machines using Microsoft Azure and tested a Windows-based virtual machine through Windows Remote Desktop Connection. Virtual machines are industry standard in productivity and cost-efficiency. The skill required in creating and launching virtual machine instances provides the foundation to understand and implement Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.


Designed for a new or experienced individual in the IT industry who would like to understand the functionality and benefits of virtual machines.

Skills you will develop

LinuxAzureVirtual MachineMicrosoftRemote Desktop Connection

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Explain the Use of Virtual Machines

  2. Compare and Contrast Cloud Platforms

  3. Set Up a Microsoft Azure Account

  4. Create Two Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure

  5. Test and Run a Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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