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)
AZ-220 Exam Cram Table Talk
04/20/2021 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 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)
AZ-303/304 Azure Solutions Architect Expert Certification Exam Cram
04/23/2021 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - CST
Interest in the cloud continues to grow. How are you expanding your marketable skills within Azure? In this Certification Talk, Kit Skinner will discuss the preparation for the Azure Solutions Architect Expert Certification Exam. He will review all of the objectives that make up the exam and discuss areas of focus as you prepare for certification. This episode will guide you through preparing for the Azure Solutions Architect Expert Certification Exam and what you need to know to be successful.
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)
MS-500 Exam Cram Table Talk
05/25/2021 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - CST
Interest in the cloud continues to grow. How are you expanding your marketable skills within Microsoft 365? Are you new to Microsoft 365 and need to understand how to secure services? In this Certification Talk, Dwayne Natwick will discuss the preparation for the MS-500 Microsoft 365 Security Administrator Associate exam. This episode will guide you through preparing for the Microsoft 365 Security Administrator Associate exam and what you need to know to be successful.
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.