Boasting a total brand value of $143Bn in 2017, Microsoft are used to dominating the technology field. It’s no surprise then that 90% of Fortune500 companies use the Microsoft Cloud. Many and varied organizations like ASOS, Citrix, Heineken, Oxfam and GEICO leverage Microsoft Azure to build, deploy and manage diverse business applications.
This widespread adoption means huge opportunity for IT professionals with Azure skills – and the Microsoft solutions suite is only growing (Azure Stack, introduced in July 2017, is the most notable game-changer). Cloud skills shortages put Microsoft Azure professionals in an enviable position.
Microsoft Azure is an especially easy transition if you’re familiar with other Microsoft technologies, and since adding Linux support Azure is gaining considerable traction with open source developers too.
Microsoft Azure is the obvious choice for IT professionals who want to easily transfer their skills into the Microsoft Cloud with minimum hassle, for greater opportunity and reward.
Accelerate to Infrastructure Level Courses
The combination of those two courses gives you the foundation of Microsoft Azure Infrastructure. Starts from the fundamentals and progressing towards more advances Implementation of Azure Infrastructure Solutions.
These courses are best suited to IT professionals with experience familiar with Cloud infrastructure.
Azure Fundamentals - 2 Days
The Azure Fundamentals course teaches you the fundamentals of cloud computing in the Microsoft environment. The course takes you through the process of implementing the core Azure infrastructure, consisting of virtual networks and storage. With this foundation, you’ll learn to create the most common Azure services including Azure virtual machines (VMs), Web Apps and SQL Databases. The course will also teach you the features of Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and methods to integrate it with on-premises Active Directory.
After completing the course you’ll understand the Microsoft Azure collection of integrated cloud services including infrastructure, virtual machines, virtual networking, identity and storage.
Who should enrol?
This is the perfect next step if you’ve completed Introduction to Azure and want to continue learning. Or you could start here if you have a good understanding of azure but haven’t had practical experience on Azure. This course is especially well-suited to:
- Developers who want to evaluate creating Azure solutions;
- Windows Server administrators who want to evaluate the migration of on-premises Active Directory services and roles to the cloud;
- IT professionals who want to evaluate the use of Azure to host websites and mobile app back-end services;
- Database administrators who want to evaluate the use of Azure to host SQL databases.
- Getting Started with Microsoft Azure
- Microsoft Azure management tools
- Virtual machines in Microsoft Azure
- Web Apps and cloud services
- Creating and configuring virtual networks
- Cloud storage
- Microsoft Azure databases
- Creating and managing Azure AD
Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions - 6 Days
In this course you’ll learn how to design, implement and manage Azure services including App Services, Virtual Machines, Active Directory and ARM templates. After completing the course you’ll be able to design, deploy and manage a broad range of infrastructure within Azure; orchestrate server infrastructure; and create virtualisation and storage strategies and solutions.
Who should enrol?
You’re an experienced IT professional with experience managing on-premises, hybrid or other cloud IT deployments that include AD DS, virtualization and applications. You understand network configuration, Active Directory concepts, resilience and disaster recovery and know how to create, configure and manage websites using IIS.
This course is most suited to:
- IT professionals who want to deploy, configure, and administer services and virtual machines (VMs) in Azure;
- IT professionals who use Microsoft System Center to manage and orchestrate server infrastructure;
- Windows Server administrators who want to evaluate and migrate on-premises Active Directory roles and services to the cloud;
- IT professionals who are experienced in other non-Microsoft cloud technologies, meet the course prerequisites, and want to cross-train on Azure;
- IT professionals who want to take the Microsoft Certification exam 70-533, Implementing Azure Infrastructure Solutions.
- Introduction to Azure
- Implementing and managing Azure networking
- Implementing virtual machines
- Managing virtual machines
- Implementing Azure App services
- Planning and implementing storage, backup, and recovery services
- Planning and implementing Azure SQL Database
- Implementing PaaS cloud services
- Implementing Azure Active Directory
- Managing Active Directory in a hybrid environment
- Implementing Azure-based management and automation