Planning Patch Management

Get to grips with patch management and how to plan and implement patches from deployment to retirement.


  • Planning Patch Management Video — 00:06:36
    • Patch management should be planned properly and not simply performed. This episode introduces the considerations that must be made when planning for patch management.

  • Manual Patch Management Video — 00:03:54
    • Manual patch management is achieved by using the internal operating system or application patch management features. It may be automated using scripting, but this episode focuses on the manual process.

  • Automated Patch Management Lab Video — 00:03:34
    • Automated patch management is a valuable part of cloud operations. This episode demonstrates automated Windows patches in cloud instances.

  • Update Types Video — 00:07:39
    • In this episode you will learn about the various update types that must be considered when implementing patch or update management. This information will help you to plan well for update processes.

  • Automated Workflows Lab Video — 00:07:13
    • Automated workflows allow you to automate many tasks that might otherwise consume significant time. This episode explains the types of tasks that might be automated.

  • Backup Types Lab Video — 00:10:04
  • Backup Targets and Options Video — 00:06:37
    • In this episode, you will learn about backup targets, schedules and other concepts. Selecting the best location to store backups is an important planning task and should be understood by all cloud professionals.

  • Maintenance Automation Techniques Video — 00:04:57
    • In this episode, you will explore common tasks that may be automated. While this episode does not address every possible task, it does address the most common tasks that are automated in cloud deployments.

  • Maintenance Automation Tasks Video — 00:06:45
    • The second part of this 2-part episode covers the participant and ownership structures, as well as the mapping function that maps them to different data and variables.

  • Provisioning and Deprovisioning Video — 00:07:00
    • This episode teaches you about cloud provisioning and deprovisioning and it explains concepts like cloud bursting and cloud provider migrations.

  • Application Life Cycle Video — 00:03:14
    • Application life cycles include deployment through retirement. This episode explains these processes so that you can implemented them properly in a cloud environment.

  • Monitoring and Reporting Video — 00:07:19
    • Monitoring and reporting is an important part of cloud operations. This episode provides an overview of the solutions in Azure as an example and also explains common reporting metrics.

  • Monitoring Metrics Video — 00:05:46
    • In this final chapter episode, we review some common monitoring metrics used to monitor cloud solutions. This episode will provide a guide for the use of monitoring in your cloud implementations.


Course description

Your cloud solution will need to be patched. Learn about planning patches, the difference between manual and automated patches, workflows, types of updates, and automating workflows. You will also explore the various techniques and tasks required for auto

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Mike Meyers, affectionately called the “Alpha Geek,” is the industry’s leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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