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Time
22 hours 25 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate
CEU/CPE
24
Video Transcription
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>> In this lecture, we're going to be
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talking about the services that are
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in scope for the AZ 104 certification exam.
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We're obviously going to be talking about
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the services but for one thing I wanted to preface
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real quick here is
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just the general way that
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I like to approach certifications.
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I have quite a few of them,
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so I've been doing this for a little bit of time now.
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One study tip that I always give to my mentees,
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people that I tend
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to train or the people that come to me with questions,
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is you want to go in prepare.
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>> Failing to plan is planning to fail.
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>> If you do not have a plan in mind,
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if you don't know what you're
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jumping into before you jump into it,
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obviously this common sense,
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you're likely not going to do very well.
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I know a lot of people who don't know
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how to study for certifications.
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I was one of them before.
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It was a daunting task.
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It was very intimidating
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and then after doing so many of them,
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I really got the hang of it and realized, wow,
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this is actually fun, I want to keep doing this.
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Let me just go ahead and break it down for you.
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You want to review what you're going to be tested on.
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When you are preparing for certification exam,
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you need to know what you're going to be tested on.
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Azure is a very big Cloud
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and there's a lot of different services.
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I don't even know exactly how many there are.
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Probably over 100.
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There are a lot of services in the Azure Cloud.
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You're not going to be tested on all of them.
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This isn't like that.
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The CISSP where they're going to
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test you on everything but at
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very shallow level of
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depth of knowledge. This isn't like that.
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This is going to be more focused on particular services
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that make up what an Azure administrator would do.
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That's why they call this the
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Azure Administrator Associate Certification.
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You need to understand as
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an administrator, one core
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services are you going to be administrating.
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I personally tend to
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relate this to the AWS Solution Architect Associate,
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which is more about developing
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your architecture in the Cloud
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>> using some core services.
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>> You're designing for availability,
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you're designing for redundancy,
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you are designing for security,
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and you're using particular services.
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This is very similar.
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If you come from that background,
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maybe you hold that AWS certification,
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you're going to see some crossover here as well.
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You're going to need to understand
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the core services of Azure,
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the computes, the database,
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the containers, the storage, the network,
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and how they all interwork
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together in order for you to design good,
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highly available, redundant and
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secure solutions in Azure Cloud.
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That being said, that was a huge ramble and tangents,
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I'm going to go ahead and get
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into what we are trying to talk about here.
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As you can see before you,
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I have a graph, and
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starting off from the top, we have identity.
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Azure AD is going to
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be one of the first things we're going to talk about.
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It is the Azure Active Directory Service.
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It's very similar to what you are used to
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on-premise that it manage users and
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groups and gives access control
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>> to devices and so forth.
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>> It can help you manage conditional access for
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various areas of your network components,
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your resources and it's going to
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do the same thing in the cloud.
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Azure AD Join is like an add-on service and allows you
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to integrate your on-premise
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>> active directory environment
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>> to the Azure AD environment.
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RBAC which we all
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know which is role-based access control there
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is quite a bit of RBAC going on in Azure,
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so we will be talking about that.
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Subscriptions is an interesting one
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because we're not just
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going to be talking about subscriptions,
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we're going to talk about tenants and
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subscriptions and the relationship there in.
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Really just a quick tidbit on that,
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those two are pretty cool because they
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help you break down your Azure account
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into little tiny slices that
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you can easily control and grant other people
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access to and you don't really have to
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worry about them getting
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access to any services outside of
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what you want them messing with,
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principle of least privilege.
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We want them to only have access to the things that
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they need and you can do that with subscriptions.
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Jumping down we're going to be talking about storage.
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This is going to be for 15-20 percent of the questions.
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Quick side note right there,
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the 15-20 percent,
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the 25-30 percent, stuff like that,
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those percentages represent the number
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of questions that you're going to
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get out of 100 percent when you jump into your exam.
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Now I know it's sad because there
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is quite a big difference, correct?
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You're not going to have exact numbers
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in place because your exam is randomized.
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When you sign up,
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when your schedule, when you
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sit down and start your exam,
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you're going to be assigned to a random exam and not
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every exam is going to be the same,
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they're not all given the exact same percentage of
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questions so you are
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going to have some varying numbers there.
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Just keep that in mind.
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One thing I do want to note is that networking and
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computes do have the higher percentages.
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As you can tell,
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there are going to be more
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>> questions on those two topics,
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>> just keep that in mind.
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Anyways, that was a side note.
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Moving forward on storage,
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we're going to be talking about Azure Blobs,
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which is the object-based file storage.
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We're going to talk about Azure files and File Sync.
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We're going to be talking about Azure Storage Explorer
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and Data Box,
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which is a pretty interesting service.
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Then we'll be jumping into compute,
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which includes virtual machines,
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Kubernetes Service or AKS,
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Container Instances, which is like
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docker service for Azure,
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and then web apps, which is also a pretty cool service.
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After that, we'll be talking about networks.
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Virtual networking or VNets
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as they like to call it here in Azure,
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Azure DNS, load balancers,
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VPN gateways, ExpressRoute and Network
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Watcher and then we'll be wrapping
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it up with monitoring and backups.
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For 10-15 percent of the questions you'll be faced on
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the exam and those services
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will include the Azure Monitor,
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Azure Backup, log analytics, and application insights.
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All right, everybody here is a summary sheets.
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If you want, you can take a snapshot of this page
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here and print it out and use it
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as a checklist for you as you go through.
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Like I said, you want to make sure you feel
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comfortable with these services because they are
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going to be tested on
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the exam and I do want to make a quick note as well.
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These exams do change quite
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often because the cloud changes quite often.
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Every single day the cloud is making
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new improvements and so it's difficult
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for us as instructors to keep up with the contents.
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But one thing I do want to say and encourage you
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is to always check the documentation.
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Azure's documentation is very good, very thorough.
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There's a lot of information out there and
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the Cloud providers do
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not publish any tools
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or solutions without providing documentation.
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If you are finding that maybe this course
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is a little bit outdated first of all,
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I apologize, but second,
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I do encourage you to go and check out
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the documentation and you should
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find some more relevance information
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until we have updated our course,
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which we are actively doing.
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We're making sure to stay up to pace as best we can.
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But I do want to make sure to punch in
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the right direction in case you need
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to find more relevant information.
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So there you go.
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That about wraps up this lecture, guys.
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I will see you in the next one.
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