Ongoing Live Instruction

Skill Me UP Academy members get exclusive access to ongoing live technical sessions to help continue on their learning journey. Since the sessions are live, members can ask questions Common sessions include whiteboard design sessions, hackathons, discussions on new features and capabilities, best practices and much more!

Expert Talk (LIVE)
Understanding Organizational Governance and Best Practices for control
02/26/2021 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - CST
In this second episode of the Security Cloud Maker Series, Shannon Kuehn and Dwayne Natwick discuss the different areas of governance within an organization. They will explore how Azure Policy can be utilized to enforce and audit governance on resources within Azure and hybrid infrastructures. They will also introduce how Azure Security Center can be used as a central source for recommendations on governance and compliance.
Expert Talk (LIVE)
Build custom low code apps without leaving Teams
02/26/2021 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - CST
Common Data Service has been renamed to Microsoft Dataverse. Additionally, Microsoft Dataverse for Teams has been released that allows the suite of Power Apps and Dataverse capabilities at no additional cost. Join Brian Nielsen for more information on this exciting topic.
Expert Talk (LIVE)
Microsoft Teams Toolkit for Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code
03/03/2021 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - CST
Join Brian Nielsen in this session as he shares information on building Teams apps directly within Visual Studio Code and Visual Studio.
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Managing Controls and Recommendations with Azure Security Center
03/18/2021 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - CST
In this third episode of the Security Cloud Maker Series, Shannon Kuehn and Dwayne Natwick discuss how Azure Security Center can be used to determine best practices for security through recommendations within the Azure and hybrid infrastructure environment. They will focus on how to enable controls that will increase the environment secure score to decrease vulnerabilities and threats within the infrastructure and services.
Expert Talk (LIVE)
Azure Defender for Azure Security Center
04/01/2021 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - CST
In this fourth episode of the Security Cloud Maker Series, Shannon Kuehn and Dwayne Natwick will discuss the expanded features that are a part of the Azure Defender subscription for Azure Security Center. They will walk through these features and how they can be utilized to increase the defense in depth security posture within the organization’s environment.
Expert Talk (LIVE)
AZ-220 Exam Cram Table Talk
04/12/2021 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - CST
The AZ-220 exam (Azure IoT Developer Associate certification) is a comprehensive exam that covers development for IoT devices, and is a specialized role-based certification. Candidates for this exam are typically developers that work with Azure IoT solutions to manage, monitor, and transform millions of rows of data from IoT edge devices. Additionally, candidates will need to know how to manage, configure, and deploy the devices, as well as provision appropriate solutions in Azure to work with the devices. The overall goal of the IoT developer is to be able to provide actionable solutions to ensure a successful digital transformation for their companies. This episode will guide you through preparing for the Azure IoT Devloper exam (AZ-220) and what you need to know/learn to be successful.
Expert Talk (LIVE)
Preparing for Standards Compliance reviews and audits with Azure Security Center
04/14/2021 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - CST
In this fifth episode of the Security Cloud Maker Series, Shannon Kuehn and Dwayne Natwick will focus on utilizing Azure Security Center to provide reviews of standards and industry compliance of the Azure and hybrid infrastructure. They will discuss how to prepare for audits and plan for additional controls within the environment to properly protect and apply standards-based practices to a security posture.
Expert Talk (LIVE)
Securely Managing and Connecting to resources with Azure Arc and Azure Bastion
04/30/2021 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - CST
In this sixth episode of the Security Cloud Maker Series, Shannon Kuehn and Dwayne Natwick will take a deep dive in how Azure Arc, Azure Monitor, and Azure Bastion can be used for fully managing resources within Azure and hybrid infrastructures. They will discuss how to utilize Azure Monitor and Azure Arc for monitoring resources and how Azure Bastion provides a secure access connection to Azure Virtual Machines.
Expert Talk (LIVE)
Connecting and Managing Microsoft resources with Azure Sentinel
05/28/2021 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - CST
In this seventh episode of the Security Cloud Maker Series, Shannon Kuehn and Dwayne Natwick will discuss Azure Sentinel and the benefits of this cloud native SIEM solution. They will also show how easy it is to get this SIEM to begin gathering information on native Microsoft 365 and Azure services, and how workbook templates can be used to review for events and alerts.
Expert Talk (LIVE)
Connecting and Managing Hybrid resources with Azure Security Center and Azure Sentinel
06/04/2021 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - CST
In this last episode of the Security Cloud Maker Series, Shannon Kuehn and Dwayne Natwick will take a deeper look at how Azure Security Center and Azure Sentinel can be used not only for Azure and Microsoft services, but also for hybrid infrastructure and third party tools. They will demonstrate how to install the connections to these resources to utilize Azure as the primary monitoring dashboard for security recommendations and security events.