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Learn Azure by Doing with New Azure Training!

Posted on June 29, 2019 by OliviaOlivia

Ready to solidify your Azure skills by doing?

We’re excited to announce our completely new Azure courses that meet 100% of exam objectives and include Hands-On Labs, Interactive Diagrams, flash cards, study groups, practice exams, downloadable course videos, and more! You’ll be tested in a hands-on way in the exams, so practicing in our Hands-On Labs is crucial to your success. We ❤ Azure, just like Microsoft ❤ Linux!

Linux Academy is the only way to get exam-like training for multiple Microsoft Azure certifications, check out this blog post if you’re wondering where to get started in Azure. Take a look at some of the new hands-on fundamental and certification exam prep courses below and access our live Azure environments to practice what you’re learning!

Plus, we have more Azure courses in development! Learn more about Azure certifications here.

New Azure Courses

AZ 103 Linux Academy Course

Microsoft Azure Administrator – Exam AZ-103

Course Link: Microsoft Azure Administrator – Exam AZ-103

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Course Description: Get prepared for the AZ-103 exam with practical labs and demonstrations with the focus on these 5 domains:

  • Manage Azure subscriptions and resources
  • Implement and manage storage
  • Deploy and manage virtual machines (VMs)
  • Configure and manage virtual networks
  • Manage identities

Who should take this course: You should have the Microsoft Azure Fundamentals AZ-900 certification or equivalent knowledge and experience.

Azure Data Solutions Linux Academy Course

Microsoft Azure Exam DP-200 – Implementing an Azure Data Solution

Course Link: Microsoft Azure Exam DP-200 – Implementing an Azure Data Solution

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Course Description: This course is designed to help you learn and develop the requisite skills to pass the Microsoft Azure DP-200 certification exam. This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks:

    • Implement data storage solutions
    • Manage and develop data processing
    • Monitor data solutions
    • Manage and troubleshoot Azure data solutions

Azure Command Line Essentials

Azure CLI Essentials

Course Link: Azure CLI Essentials

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Course Description: Learn the essentials of using the Azure CLI to manage your Azure environment using the command line. You’ll learn important concepts of the Azure CLI to create and manage resources in Azure, and also gain a basic understanding of how to build your own scripts. These essential skills will help you use Azure CLI to simplify and automate your administrative and development tasks.

Who should take this course: You should have a good understanding of Azure fundamentals and should be capable of deploying resources within the Azure portal. This course makes use of virtual networks and storage accounts at a basic level. While you don’t need to be intimately familiar with Linux, the course does use the Bash command line shell, so you should be comfortable working in command line shells.

AZ 300 exam prep course

Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies – Exam AZ-300

Course Link: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies – Exam AZ-300

Difficulty Level: Advanced

Course Description: This course is designed to help you master the requisite skills required for the Microsoft Azure AZ-300 certification exam.

Gain new knowledge and hands-on experience working with Azure technologies including, but not limited to:

  • Infrastructure and operations
  • Advanced and automated infrastructure
  • Identity and security
  • Hybrid cloud
  • Developing apps and services for the cloud

Who should take this course: The AZ-300 exam is one of two exams required to achieve the expert level certification, Azure Solutions Architect Expert. Being an expert level exam, this course expects you to already be familiar with managing and implementing Azure solutions.

You must be familiar with cloud and network fundamentals. As always, remember that you have a range of content available here at Linux Academy if you have any gaps in prerequisite knowledge.

AZ 203 exam prep course

Microsoft Certified Azure Developer – Exam AZ-203 Prep

Course Link: Microsoft Certified Azure Developer – Exam AZ-203 Prep

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Course Description: Get prepared to pass the AZ-203: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam which will then earn you the Microsoft Certified Developer Associate certification.

This exam measures your knowledge and hands-on experience working with Azure technologies including but not limited to:

  • Implement batch jobs by using Azure Batch Services
  • Create containerized solutions
  • Create Azure App Service Web Apps
  • Create Azure App Service mobile apps
  • Create Azure App Service API apps
  • Implement Azure functions
  • Develop solutions that use storage tables
  • Develop solutions that use Cosmos DB storage
  • Develop solutions that use a relational database
  • Develop solutions that use blob storage
  • Implement authentication
  • Implement access control
  • Implement secure data solutions
  • Develop code to support scalability of apps and services
  • Integrate caching and content delivery within solutions
  • Instrument solutions to support monitoring and logging

Who should take this course: Candidates for this exam are Azure Developers who design and build cloud solutions such as applications and services. They participate in all phases of development, from solution design to development and deployment, to testing and maintenance. They should be proficient in developing apps and services by using Azure tools and technologies, including storage, security, compute, and communications. Candidates must have at least one year of experience developing scalable solutions through all phases of software development and be skilled in at least one cloud-supported programming language.

Evaluate and Perform Server Migrations to Azure

Course Link: Evaluate and Perform Server Migrations to Azure

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Course Description: Learn how to discover, assess, plan, and implement a migration of on-premises resources and infrastructure to Azure.

Learning outcomes:

  • Use Azure Migrate to discover and assess on-premises virtual machine migration to Azure.
  • Use Azure Site Recovery to migrate Hyper-V infrastructures to Azure.
  • Review migration strategies for Hyper-V virtual machines.

Who should take this course: We highly recommended that you take the AZ-900 or be knowledgeable with the terminology associated with the AZ-900 before taking this course.

Implement and Manage application services

Implement and Manage Application Services in Azure

Course Link: Implement and Manage Application Services in Azure

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Course Description: Learn how to manage and maintain the infrastructure for the core web apps and services developers build and deploy. After taking this course, you’ll know how Azure App Service is used as a Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering for deploying cloud apps for web and mobile environments. Additionally, you’ll know how to use App Service Environments (ASE) to host a dedicated environment for securing and running App Service apps at scale.

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain practical knowledge for configuration options in Azure App Service and App Service Environments.
  • Manage and secure web apps with backup, restore, snapshot, and cloning.
  • Optimize web app performance with scale up, scale out, autoscale, and grow out strategies.

Who should take this course: We highly recommended that you take the AZ-900 or be knowledgeable with the terminology associated with the AZ-900 before taking this course.

Microsoft Azure Fundamentals – AZ-900 Exam Prep

Course Link: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals – AZ-900 Exam Prep

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Course Description: The AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam is designed for candidates looking to demonstrate foundational knowledge of cloud services and how those services are implemented with Microsoft Azure. Get prepared for the exam in this course!

Topics covered:

  • Cloud Services: Benefits and Considerations
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Cloud Models: Public, Private, and Hybrid
  • Azure Architecture
  • Azure Products and Services
  • Azure Solutions
  • Azure Management Tools
  • Network Security in Azure
  • Azure Identity Services
  • And much more!

Who should take this course: This course, and the AZ-900 exam, have no prerequisites. The exam is intended for those who don’t have a technical background but have an interest in the cloud, such as those involved in selling or purchasing cloud-based solutions and services; those with a technical background who have a need to validate your foundational level knowledge around cloud services; and those who are simply interested in exploring the world of cloud-based solutions to determine if it’s the building block you need to change your career.

If you haven’t been following along, Windows Server is now on Linux Academy’s Cloud Playground and Azure Sandboxes are the works for later this year! Stay tuned, we have a lot of platform and content updates coming your way to make this the best training experience for you.

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