Architect

Skill Me Up expert on-demand training for Architects. Modernize your skills with cloud computing from providers such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and much more along with core foundational architecture training.

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14 Lectures | 0 Labs | 8h 59m | Intermediate | Certification Prep

This learning path contains on-demand courses designed to help you prepare for an pass the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solutions Architect Solution exam.

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5 Lectures | 14 Labs | 30h 54m | Intermediate | Certification Prep

This learning path contains a collection of courses and hands-on labs designed to help you pass the exam AZ - 300 Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies.

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6 Lectures | 3 Labs | 18h 53m | Intermediate | Certification Prep

This learning path contains a collection of courses and hands-on labs designed to help you pass the exam AZ - 301 Microsoft Azure Architect Design

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6 Lectures | 2 Labs | 6h 54m | Intermediate | Certification Prep

In this learning path, you will learn key concepts about the cloud and various Microsoft Azure Services. From there, you will learn core concepts such as various PaaS and IaaS services including management tools. This course will also cover several key concepts for security and compliance, as well as a brief look at a Azure pricing and support. This course will help you prepare for AZ 900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals.

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7 Lectures | 2 Labs | 11h 28m | Advanced

In this learning path, you will learn the ins-and-outs of implementing governance on your Microsoft Azure subscription. Topics will include Azure Policy, Role Based Access Control (RBAC), Cost Management, Management Groups, Blue Prints, and much more.

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2 Lectures | 0 Labs | 3h 15m | Beginner

This track provides an overview of Azure for an Architect audience but is not about how to architect solutions on Azure, it instead focuses more on the core Azure concepts to build a base for the Architect to learn more and progress to further courses such as AZ300 – Azure Architect Technologies. This track is intended to fill the gap between Azure Fundamentals and more in-depth training on specific services or architecture specific issues.

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10 Lectures | 47 Labs | 80h 22m | Advanced | Certification Prep

In this on-demand learning path, you will find courses and hands-on labs to help you prepare for Exam: AZ-303 Azure Architect Technologies and AZ-304: Azure Architect Design. Pass both exams to complete the Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification.

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8 Lectures | 0 Labs | 5h 30m | Beginner

Thinking Cloudy episodes provide discussions and talks about cloud strategy. These episodes include the various phases of cloud adoption, trends within Azure, cost optimization, governance within the cloud, and much more. If you are planning a strategy to cloud transformation, Thinking Cloudy is the place to go to find information.

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Cloud Maker episodes feature discussions and information about cloud architecture. These episodes include cloud migration best practices, cloud architecture, security, and building solutions utilizing the Microsoft Cloud. If you are architecting and building services with Azure, Microsoft 365, and hybrid infrastructures, Cloud Maker is the place to go to find information.

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Cloud Native episodes feature discussions and information about application development on the cloud. These episodes include application development of cloud native applications, CI/CD utilizing Git, GitHub and Azure DevOps, creating scalable applications with C#, Python, PowerShell, CLI and other coding tools, and utilizing platform and serverless services, such as Azure Functions, Logic Apps, IoT and cognitive services. If you are creating and using code and serverless computing, Cloud Native is the place to go to find information.

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17m | Intermediate | Aug 26 2020 |

In this course, you will learn how to secure applications within Azure. This includes understanding the use of Azure Key Vault and managed identities within Azure Active Directory to secure applications. At the end of the course, you will be able to describe how to architect secure applications within Azure.

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5 (7)
52m | Intermediate | Aug 26 2020 |

In this course, you will learn about the variety of compute solutions that are available within Azure. This includes IaaS compute services, such as Virtual Machines, and PaaS services, like containers, app services, and serverless options. At the end of the course, you will be able to describe each of the compute services that are available in Azure and how they could be architected into a cloud and hybrid environment.

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5 (1)
1h 17m | Intermediate | Aug 26 2020 |

In this course, you will learn about the variety of data solutions that are available within Azure. This includes understanding all data solutions within Azure. This includes managed disks, Azure storage accounts, SQL Database, CosmosDB, Data Integration with big data services, and data storage tools. At the end of the course, you will be able to describe each of the data services that are available in Azure and how they could be architected into a cloud and hybrid environment.

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5 (3)
59m | Intermediate | Aug 26 2020 |

The network is the backbone of any application, enabling communication between components and with end users. This course provides a comprehensive review of all the major networking services and features provided by Azure, and how they can be used together to build flexible, robust, and secure network architectures for your applications.

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5 (1)
44m | Intermediate | Aug 26 2020 |

In this course, you will learn how to architect resilience within Azure. This includes understanding what is resiliency, high availability, and redundancy. You will learn about the services that can be used to architect resiliency within Azure, such as Azure storage, Azure backup, Azure Site Recovery, and data archives. At the end of the course, you will be able to describe how to architect resilient environments within Azure.

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4 (2)
20m | Intermediate | Jan 4 2019 |

This course introduces a couple of application integration services offered by AWS. Simple Queue Service (SQS) is a message queuing service whereas Simple Notification Service (SNS) is the messaging service. Both services offer decoupling of distributed systems and microservices.

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5 (1)
20m | Intermediate | Jan 4 2019 |

This course introduces a couple of other compute services offered by AWS. Elastic Beanstalk service enables you to upload your web application code, and it automatically takes care of deployment and management. Lambda service enables you to run your code without provisioning and managing any servers which means zero administration.

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5 (1)
33m | Intermediate | Jan 4 2019 |

This course covers RDS and relational databases available on AWS as well as DynamoDB and AWS’s flagship NoSQL database. Redshift and ElastiCache services are also discussed in this course.

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5 (2)
1h 41m | Intermediate | Jan 4 2019 |

This is a comprehensive coverage of EC2, as it is a major topic across the exam. This course starts with the launching of EC2 instances, configuring access to them, setting security followed by EBS volumes and their encryption. This course then discusses load balancers, the auto scaling feature and command line interface.

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4 (1)
44m | Intermediate | Jan 4 2019 |

This course instructs you on Route 53, the DNS service from AWS (as it shows the different policies available), how to register a domain name as well as routing setup to your EC2 instances. This course introduces CloudFront, AWS’ Content Delivery Network (CDN) service and demonstrates how to create a CDN and use it with S3 to serve a static website. API Gateway service enables you in creating and managing an API for applications running in AWS resources. Direct Connect service enables you in establishing a dedicated private network connection between AWS and your on-premises datacenter.

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1h 6m | Intermediate | Jan 4 2019 |

This course discusses storage on AWS on different levels and usages. This course guides through S3 and Glacier to include identifying the use case for each, using version control and region replication, and the lifecycle on S3. Storage Gateway, Snowball and their usages are also covered in this course.

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4 (2)
52m | Intermediate | Jan 4 2019 |

This course introduces the architecture of default VPC and the creation of VPC with CIDR notation. This course covers the routing and security features such as Route Table, Network Access Controls Lists and Security Groups. It also introduces you to NAT gateways and NAT instances as well as features such as VPC Peering and VPC Flow Logs.

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4 (1)
54m | Intermediate | Aug 26 2020 |

In this course, you will learn about how to utilize automation to deploy services within Azure. This includes understanding what is automation and what tools are available to automate deployments within Azure. This will include the use of Resource Manager Templates, automating VM configuration and desired state configurations, and Azure Automation service. At the end of the course, you will be able to deploy and automate tasks within Azure to automate resource creation.

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1h 16m | Intermediate | Aug 26 2020 |

Proper governance of your Azure environments is essential to at-scale cloud adoption. Without good governance, your deployments will become unmanageable, leading to risk of overspending, security breaches, and administrative errors. In this course, you will learn about the range of tools Azure provides to support good governance, as well as best practices on how to implement governance in your organization.

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48m | Intermediate | Aug 26 2020 |

In this course, you will learn about how to architect an identity solution within Azure. This includes understanding how Azure Active Directory works in the Azure ecosystem and how to connect to on-premises Active Directory with Azure AD Connect. This course will also discuss how to keep identities secure and how to use Azure Active Directory Domain Service to domain join legacy applications running in Azure. At the end of the course, you will be able to architect an identity solution for Azure and on-premises identity management and synchronization.

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5 (1)
29m | Intermediate | Aug 26 2020 |

In this course, you will learn how to plan, assess, and execute a migration of operating systems and databases into Azure. This includes utilizing tools such as Azure Migration, Azure Site Recovery (ASR), Data Migration Assistant (DMA), and Database Migration Service (DMS). At the end of the course, you will be able to plan and begin your migration strategy into Azure.

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4 (1)
51m | Intermediate | Aug 26 2020 |

In this course, you will learn about how monitoring works within Azure. This includes understanding what is monitoring and the various services that can monitor Azure and non-Azure resources. These services include Azure monitor for VMs and metrics, Log Analytics, Alerts, Application Insights, health monitoring, and security monitoring with Azure Security Center and Azure Sentinel. At the end of the course, you will be able to architect a monitoring infrastructure to manage Azure and non-Azure resources.

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5m | Intermediate | Jan 4 2019 |

This course covers the importance of AWS certification, the process of scheduling the exam, its structure and question types, and it provides references to the practice tests.

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4 (1)
42m | Intermediate | Jan 4 2019 |

This course dives into using various management tools offered by AWS. CloudWatch is the monitoring service which helps you in monitoring your AWS resources. CloudTrail service enables you in logging and monitoring the event history of your AWS account. CloudFormation service enables you in describing your infrastructure and provisioning the resources. Trusted Advisor helps in optimizing your environment, reducing cost, increasing performance and improving the security of your AWS resources.

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30m | Intermediate | Jan 4 2019 |

This course is centralized on IAM’s role across AWS services and how it is used to provide authentication, authorization and access control to all other components. It also covers features such as Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and Secure Token Service (STS).

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4 (1)
33m | Intermediate | Jan 4 2019 |

This course dives into the various categories of AWS Whitepapers. The most important category, the Well-Architected Framework, has been developed to help Cloud Architects build the most secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure possible for their applications. This framework provides a consistent approach for customers and partners to evaluate architectures, and it provides guidance to help implement designs that will scale with your application needs over time.

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1h 53m | Intermediate | Nov 8 2019 |

This is course seven of seven in the Implementing Azure Governance learning path. Cost management and cost optimization are key concerns of all Azure customers. In this class, students will first learn the principles of how Azure accounts are managed and billed. Next, students learn how a variety of commonly-used IaaS and PaaS resources are priced. This is followed by a deep-dive on cost optimization techniques you can to reduce your bill without impacting your applications. Finally, the class includes a deep-dive on Azure Cost Management, which enables you to track, analyze and forecast your Azure spend to providing accurate cost estimates and reduced billing risk.

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23m | Beginner | Sep 16 2020 |

In this course, you will learn to identity ways to plan and manage costs and purchase services within Azure, how to understand the Azure Service Level Agreements and calculating a composite SLA for more than one service combination, and understanding the service lifecycle within Azure. This course covers one of the objective areas that help you in preparing for the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals exam.

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27m | Beginner | Oct 22 2020 |

Traditional IT governance delivers a tightly-controlled software and hardware infrastructure, enabling the reliable delivery of business-critical services. This control is achieved through the disciplined application of IT processes and best practices, designed around the typical weeks-to-months timeframes associated with on-premises IT. These existing processes struggle to adapt to the technology changes and accelerated timeframes the cloud delivers. In this episode of Thinking Cloudy, Jonathan Tuliani will discuss the challenges and importance of robust governance as an enabler of at-scale cloud adoption, and discuss some of the governance features included in Microsoft Azure.

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31m | Beginner | Oct 9 2020 |

In this episode of Cloud Maker, Kit Skinner will talk about the options to bring the Azure cloud closer to your physical presence. If a gigabit and 100ms isn’t enough for your solution, or restrictions require your compute to be close to your devices, or you’re the GoaT of IoT but you still want the dynamic and versatile features of the Azure services, there are options to bring the Azure cloud to your doorstep. We’ll go over Azure Stack in all its flavors (Edge, HCI, Hub, etc.) and discuss ways to utilize it in your environment.

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5 (1)
15m | Beginner | Sep 16 2020 |

In this course, you will learn about the core solutions within Azure and the management tools that are available. These include Internet of Things (IoT), big data and analytics, artificial intelligence, serverless computing, and DevOps. You will get a high-level understanding of the tools available to create resources, automate, and govern resources within Azure. This course covers one of the objective areas that help you in preparing for the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals exam.

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1h 48m | Intermediate | Mar 20 2019 |

In this course, you will learn how to create web apps by using various Azure Platform as a Service components as as well as understand how to use Azure Container-based services.This course is part of the AZ 300 learning path for Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies.

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4 (15)
6h 1m | Intermediate | Mar 20 2019 |

Students will learn how to analyze resource utilization and consumption, create and configure storage accounts, create and configure a VM for Windows and Linux, create connectivity between virtual networks, implement and manage virtual networking, manage Azure Active Directory, and implement and manage hybrid identities.This course is part of the AZ 300 learning path for Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies.

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55m | Beginner | Oct 1 2020 |

In this episode of Cloud Maker, join Kit Skinner and Dwayne Natwick for a down to Earth, simplified discussion about deployments in Azure. Whether you're looking to leave the nest, build your own nested deployments, or just understand how Jason is related to your Azure resources, we’ll help you to understand why we’re on this track in Azure, how it really can make your life easier, and what to expect in the future for your next ARM day. We will also go over how you can reutilize deployments and utilize others’ published templates to help ease your tasks.

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3 (2)
1h 9m | Intermediate | Mar 20 2019 |

This is course four of the exam prep for AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design. Students will learn to design a Site Recovery Strategy, design for High Availability, design a disaster recovery strategy for individual workloads and design a Data Archiving Strategy.

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1h 56m | Intermediate | Jun 5 2019 |

In this course the student will learn how to design a data management strategy, design a data protection strategy, design and document data flows, and design a monitoring strategy for the data platform.

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2 (1)
2h 27m | Intermediate | Jun 5 2019 |

In the course the student will learn about designing a storage strategy, networking strategy, compute strategy, and monitoring strategy for infrastructure.

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3h 19m | Intermediate | Mar 27 2019 |

This is course five of the exam prep for AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design. Students will learn how to design deployments, design migrations and design API integration strategy in Microsoft Azure.

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2h | Intermediate | Apr 1 2019 |

This is course two of the exam prep for AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design.The Design for Identity and Security course teaches design identity management, design authentication, design authorization, design for risk prevention and identity, and how to design a monitoring strategy for identity and security.

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5 (2)
1h 54m | Intermediate | Apr 3 2019 |

This is course one of the exam prep for AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design. This course covers a range of topics, including the gathering of information and workload requirements, how to optimize a consumption strategy, and how to design an auditing and monitoring strategy.

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5 (4)
3h 53m | Intermediate | Mar 21 2019 |

This course will expose the student to developing solutions that use Cosmos DB storage, developing solutions that use a relational database, configuring a message-based integration architecture, and how to develop for autoscaling.This course is part of the AZ 300 learning path for Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies.

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43m | Beginner | Sep 16 2020 |

In this course, you will get an understanding of the security challenges to an organization within the cloud. You will learn some ways to build a defense in depth strategy utilizing Azure security tools, such as Azure Security Center, Azure Sentinel, Azure Key Vault, and other network security services. This course covers one of the objective areas that help you in preparing for the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals exam.

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57m | Beginner | Nov 12 2020 |

Interest in the cloud continues to grow. Many organizations are looking to adopt and migrate applications and data to Azure to reduce capital expenses and costly data centers. As administrators, architects, developers, and engineers, what are you doing to architected and deploy cloud technologies in your organization? In this episode of Cloud Maker, Shannon Kuehn and Dwayne Natwick will explore Azure Landing Zones to and how they are used to continue your digital transformation.After this discussion, you will have a better idea of how you can build scalable and modular Azure cloud services.

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33m | Beginner | Oct 22 2020 |

How do you maintain communication with disconnected personnel? Organizations are facing a gigantic change in processes and procedures during COVID-19. Obviously, one of the largest is communication and inter-communications of personnel working from home and the field. In this episode of Cloud Native, Brian Nielsen will go over the features in the Microsoft Teams mobile app and how it can keep your organization connected and more productive.

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58m | Beginner | Sep 16 2020 |

In this course, you will learn about the various tools for Identity and Access Management, governing Azure resources with role-based access control and resource locks and using Azure Policy for cost and resource compliance. We will discuss how Azure can assist in regulatory and governmental compliance. This course covers one of the objective areas that help you in preparing for the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals exam.

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4 (6)
56m | Intermediate | Mar 20 2019 |

Learn how to Implement authentication in applications (certificates, Azure AD, Azure AD Connect, token-based), implement secure data (SSL and TLS), and manage cryptographic keys in Azure Key Vault.This course is part of the AZ 300 learning path for Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies.

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2h 54m | Intermediate | Mar 20 2019 |

Students will learn how to migrate servers to Azure, configure serverless computing, implement application load balancing, integrate on-premises network with Azure virtual network, manage role-based access control (RBAC) and implement Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).This course is part of the AZ 300 learning path for Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies.

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5 (1)
1h 31m | Intermediate | Dec 3 2019 |

This is course five of seven in the Implementing Azure Governance learning path.In this course, you will deep dive into the Azure Blueprints service, which is one of the more advanced governance services in Azure. You will learn what Blueprints are, and the scenarios they are designed to address. The course then takes you on a in-depth journey through each stage of the Blueprints life cycle: creating the Blueprint, adding artifacts, publishing, assigning to a subscription, and managing later updates. The final section of the course provides detailed coverage of Blueprints features not exposed in the Azure portal, such as controlling dependencies and avoiding use of the subscription Owner role. The course include in-depth demos using both the Azure Portal and command-line tools.

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5 (2)
35m | Intermediate | Nov 14 2019 |

This is course four of seven in the Implementing Azure Governance learning path.Azure Management Groups enable many of Azure’s governance and reporting features to be centrally managed using an organization-wide hierarchy, rather than being managed on each individual subscription. This enables an efficient and reliable approach to implementing governance at scale across an organization.In this class, you will learn how to design and build a management group hierarchy, and how to use management groups to implement governance and reporting across an organization.

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5 (1)
1h 29m | Intermediate | Oct 23 2019 |

This is course three of seven in the Implementing Azure Governance learning path.In this course, you will deep dive into the Azure Policy service, which is one of the fundamental governance services in Azure. You will learn how to apply Azure Policy to your subscriptions and the wide range of scenarios it supports. You will also deep dive on the policy definition language, so you can fully understand built-in policies and create your own custom policies. You will also learn how to use Azure Policy compliance reports, and how to investigate and re-mediate non-compliant resources. The course closes with an overview of Azure VM guest policy and overall policy management best practices.

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5 (2)
49m | Intermediate | Nov 11 2019 |

This is course two of seven in the Implementing Azure Governance learning path. Role-based access control is a fundamental pillar of good governance in Azure. Properly deployed, it enables an organization to control how users access and administer the organization’s Azure resources, implementing a ‘least privilege’ model in which users have only the permissions they need, to only the resources they need. This course provides a deep-dive into role-based access control in Azure. The course starts by explaining how user and system identities are managed in Azure AD, and how Azure roles are defined. It then explains how roles can be assigned, and how multiple role assignments interact. Finally, the course shows how you can implement tailored access control policies by creating and assigning your own custom role definitions.

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1h 30m | Beginner | Dec 12 2019 |

This course provides an introduction to the services commonly used in solutions that leverage virtual machines. Topics to be discussed will include compute, network, storage, migration, availability, networking, and automation.

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5 (7)
15m | Intermediate | Jan 4 2019 |

This course covers the contents to the learning plan as well as how it is organized. It also introduces you to the AWS Certification and its requirements.

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5 (1)
38m | Intermediate | Dec 2 2019 |

This is course one of seven in the Implementing Azure Governance learning path. This short course provides a brief introduction to key governance concepts and technologies in Azure. Students learn about the Azure governance architecture and the importance of good governance to successful enterprise cloud adoption.This course also serves as an introduction to the Azure Governance learning path.

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5 (1)
56m | Intermediate | Jan 4 2019 |

This course provides a high-level introduction to the AWS platform, available components and services. Included is a brief description for each service to get you acquainted to the offerings.

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5 (2)
1h 45m | Beginner | Dec 12 2019 |

This course is a high level introduction to common cloud concepts (recap of fundamentals to a degree) – but from the point of view of the architect – what are the components of Azure that make a difference with regards to architecture and what is different about cloud design vs on-premise.

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1h 10m | Beginner | Oct 19 2020 |

Every organization has sensitive information that they need to protect. Whether it is a healthcare provider with Personal Health Information (PHI), a bank with client financial information, or any business that has social security numbers and bank accounts in their payroll systems, this information needs to be kept from unauthorized individuals. In this episode of Cloud Maker, Dwayne Natwick and Liam Cleary will discuss and demonstrate how Microsoft Data Protection and Classification services can be used to tag and label this sensitive information and create policies that can limit the exposure of this data to unauthorized individuals and bad actors.

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50m | Beginner | Sep 23 2020 |

As more users and organizations are utilizing applications and platforms that are cloud native, such as Microsoft 365 and Azure, the importance of managing and protecting identities becomes a top priority among administrators and security personnel. In this episode of Cloud Maker, Dwayne Natwick and Wim Matthyssen will discuss how to protect identities within Azure Active Directory for Microsoft 365, Azure, and hybrid users. We will show how conditional access policies can be used to protect against sign-in, user, and device risk, and how Privileged Identity Management can be used to decrease the identity attack surface of administrative privileges.

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58m | Beginner | Oct 30 2020 |

As more users begin to rely on cloud applications to access information, how does a security administrator manage the governance of what applications are allowed within the corporate ecosystem. In this episode of Cloud Maker, Dwayne Natwick and Tim Hermie will take a look at how Cloud App Security can be used to create and govern the cloud applications that users have the ability to access and save data. We will also show how the Cloud App Security dashboard and Azure Sentinel can be used to monitor and investigate potential misuse of cloud applications.

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58m | Beginner | Oct 23 2020 |

How does an organization monitor and manage information governance and data retention to protect themselves and their users from regulatory fines and legal issues. In this episode of Cloud Maker, Dwayne Natwick and Liam Cleary will discuss how Microsoft 365 Information Governance and Retention policies can be used to avoid accidental (or intentional) deletion of information that may be required to be held for a specified amount of time for regulatory, financial, or legal reasons. We will show how to create policies for information governance and retention requirements for data within the organization that is auto-applied to Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams data and communications.

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53m | Beginner | Sep 22 2020 |

In this Expert Talk, we will discuss the benefits and advantages of moving your solutions off premises to the cloud. Topics covered will range from basic fundamental concepts like Operational vs Capital expenditures, disaster recovery and failover, security, and scalability to complex discussions around governance and the new roles to which your developers and administrators will need to adapt in a cloud-centric approach to DevOps.

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1h 2m | Beginner | Nov 19 2020 |

Interest in the cloud continues to grow. Many organizations are looking to adopt and migrate applications and data to Azure to reduce capital expenses and costly data centers. As administrators, architects, developers, and engineers, how are you going to execute the move the cloud? In this episode of Cloud Maker, Shannon Kuehn and Dwayne Natwick will explore the benefits and uses of Azure Migrate for discovery, estimate, and execute workload moves to the Azure cloud. After this discussion, you will have a better idea of how you can migrate workloads to Azure cloud services.

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1h 9m | Intermediate | Sep 22 2020 |

Join Shannon and Dwayne Natwick for this Expert Talk, where they will provide an overview of Microsoft’s next evolution of Azure VMware Solution (AVS). The new AVS solution is a first-party service offered on bare metal servers in Azure. The new offering allows customers to seamlessly extend, or completely migrate, existing on-premises VMware workloads to Azure without the cost, effort, or risk of re-architecting applications or retooling operations.

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5 (1)
1h 20m | Intermediate | Dec 5 2019 |

This is course six of seven in the Implementing Azure Governance learning path. Resource organization is critical for organizations using Azure at scale. This course begins by discussing resource organization in Azure, explaining both the technical capability of the platform and best practices you can use to manage resources effectively. The second part of the course focuses on the Azure Resource Graph, showing how you can use this feature to explore your resources in many powerful ways.

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58m | Beginner | Nov 19 2020 |

Most users within an organization spend more time on a wireless Internet connection outside of a corporate connection than ever before. This creates a potential exposure of corporate data on a user’s device, email, or cloud storage, if it is not properly protected and secured. in this episode of Cloud Maker, Dwayne Natwick and Tim Hermie will discuss how Microsoft Defender for Identity and Microsoft Defender for Office 365 services can be used to both protect and educate users about the safety and security of corporate and personal data in the cloud. We will explore how Microsoft protects companies through their vast threat protection database to block potential attacks before they happen.

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41m | Beginner | Oct 5 2020 |

To Microservice or not to Microservice, that is the question. When is it right to keep the monolithic solution, and how do you avoid keeping the monolithic application mindset when moving to serverless solutions? In this episode of Cloud Native, Brian Gorman will dive into discussions around the various platform-as-a-service offerings available at Azure to create a well-architected, instrumented, and robust microservices solution using tools like Azure Functions, Azure Logic Apps, Event Grid/Event Hub, ServiceBus Queues and Storage Queues, Storage and shared access tokens, and Data options and solutions. We’ll also talk about Azure App Services, API Management, Security, Identity and Azure active directory, and other critical features you will want to leverage when building out your production-ready serverless solutions.

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31m | Beginner | Oct 2 2020 |

For most organizations, cloud adoption is an IT-driven project. However, the reality is that large-scale, successful cloud adoption requires awareness and change from across the organization. From management, to finance, to HR, and business teams, this episode of Thinking Cloudy by Jonathan Tuliani will explain the impact and opportunities associated with cloud adoption from the viewpoint of non-IT teams across the organization.

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40m | Beginner | Oct 22 2020 |

A major component of the cloud value proposition is the agility it offers. Being able to provision resources in minutes instead of weeks or months enables business to deliver new features and fixes must more quickly, delivering continual improvements in the customer experience. To take advantage of this agility, IT and development teams must radically change the way they work, embracing truly agile development and delivery methodologies. In this episode of Thinking Cloudy, join Jonathan Tuliani for a discussion of his first-hand experience of how an organization can transform from traditional roles to truly agile delivery, and learn about some of the challenges and success strategies associated with this journey.

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5 (5)
54m | Beginner | Sep 16 2020 |

In this course, you will learn the evolution of computing to cloud computing. The course will guide you through the various types of cloud services, cloud deployment models, and how to understand shared responsibility between the cloud provider and the consumer. This course covers one of the objective areas that help you in preparing for the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals exam.

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5 (2)
43m | Beginner | Sep 16 2020 |

In this course, you will learn about the Azure service components and products. This course will familiarize you with the Azure geographic regions and zones, resources, and core Azure products, such as compute, app services, networking, containers, storage, and database services. This course covers one of the objective areas that help you in preparing for the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals exam.

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1h 2m | Beginner | Nov 4 2020 |

Interest in the cloud continues to grow. Many organizations are looking to adopt and migrate applications and data to Azure to reduce capital expenses and costly data centers. As administrators, architects, developers, and engineers, what are you doing to keep up with the accelerated organizational adoption of cloud technologies? How are you determining that your architecture is following best practices? In this episode of Thinking Cloudy, Shannon Kuehn and Dwayne Natwick will explore the Azure Well Architected Framework to help speed up digital transformation.After this discussion, you will have a better idea of how you can build and architect best practice Azure cloud services.

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1h | Beginner | Oct 29 2020 |

Interest in the cloud continues to grow. Many organizations are looking to adopt and migrate applications and data to Azure to reduce capital expenses and costly data centers. As administrators, architects, developers, and engineers, what are you doing to keep up with the accelerated organizational adoption of cloud technologies? How do you guide your organization toward cloud adoption? In this episode of Thinking Cloudy, Shannon Kuehn and Dwayne Natwick will explore the stages of the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure to help speed up digital transformation.After this discussion, you will have a better idea of how you can build a roadmap to adopting Azure cloud services.

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56m | Beginner | Oct 2 2020 |

In this episode of Cloud Maker, Dwayne Natwick and Wim Matthyssen will discuss the use of Azure Sentinel as a cloud-native SIEM solution for your organization. We will show how it can be used for monitoring security events in Azure, Microsoft 365, and hybrid networks. We will show how the investigation tools tied to the Microsoft global threat database and artificial intelligence can detect anomalies within the environment that can be identified and rectified to protect the organization.

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4 (1)
16m | Intermediate | Jan 4 2019 |

This course dives into the benefits of hosting a web application in AWS cloud followed by the typical AWS web application hosting architecture and the key components of this architecture.

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0 (0)
38m | Beginner | Sep 25 2020 |

In this episode of Think Cloudy, join Jonathan Tuliani for a discussion of the culture changes needed to truly embrace cloud technologies. Many organizations treat cloud adoption as a drop-in technology replacement, and try to manage cloud projects using the same processes that were designed for on-premises IT. We’ll discuss the flaws in this approach, and how a legacy IT mindset drives existing IT processes and attitudes. We’ll then contrast this with a cloud mindset and explain how this mindset shift it is essential to take full advantage of the cost savings, agility, and new scenarios the cloud enables.

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39m | Beginner | Sep 22 2020 |

In this Expert Talk, join Jonathan to learn why many organizations use the Cloud Center of Excellence (CoE) model to drive their cloud adoption. We’ll discuss the role and responsibilities of the CoE and how the CoE engages with other cloud delivery teams. We’ll also discuss the internal CoE structure, team size and financing model. We’ll close by reviewing some common pitfalls and best practices you can use to help set your CoE up for success.

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Why Cloud? Understanding the Cloud Value Proposition
Beginner | Coming Soon!

While most organizations are adopting the cloud, they often have different reasons for doing so. In this episode of Thinking Cloudy, Jonathan Tuliani will discuss the different benefits that cloud adoption can bring to an organization. These range from cost savings and cost transparency, to agility and time to market, to security and compliance, to enabling new scenarios through global reach and new technologies such as Big Data and AI. Fully understanding the potential benefits from cloud adoption enables you to better define your short-, medium- and long-term cloud strategy, and align your stakeholders on a shared vision.

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4 (11)
2h | Intermediate | Oct 29 2020 |

In this lab, you learn the basics of authoring and deploying an Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template using Visual Studio Code, focused on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) technologies. You author a template that deploys a virtual machine, which gets automatically configured as a web server with a sample web app, as well as configuring a second virtual machine which gets configured with SQL Server and a database for the sample app.

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4 (7)
3h 35m | Beginner | May 1 2018 |

In this lab, learn how to work with Azure Storage. Topics covered include: Using the Azure Portal, Azure Storage Explorer, Visual Studio 2017 and PowerShell. All aspects of Azure Storage will be explored including: Blobs, Files, Tables and Queues.

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5 (9)
30m | Beginner | Oct 28 2020 |

In this lab, you will create a new Azure Function that exposes an HTTP endpoint to enable the function to be triggered on-demand. The HTTP endpoint accepts two query string parameters from the HTTP request. The function outputs a calculated value based on the input parameters. 

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5 (12)
30m | Beginner | Oct 27 2020 |

In this lab, you will create a simple Azure Logic App that will be triggered by new image uploads to blob storage and send an update to CosmosDB with the name of the image.

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4 (8)
2h 20m | Intermediate | Oct 9 2020 |

In this lab, you will use the Azure cross-platform CLI tools to learn the fundamentals of creating and managing Azure Virtual Machines. You will start with using the Azure Cloud Shell, and then move on to creating resources such as a virtual network, virtual machines and finally a load balancer to deploy a highly available solution.

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4 (9)
1h 30m | Beginner | Sep 9 2020 |

In this lab you will create an Azure SQL Database using the Azure Portal and connect to it using SQL Server Management Studio. You will then migrate a SQL Server database hosted on a virtual machine to an Azure SQL Database.

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5 (1)
2h 20m | Intermediate | Aug 22 2018 |

In this lab, you will learn to build, monitor, manage and troubleshoot data pipelines with Azure Data Factory V2. You will learn to use the Copy Data wizard to build pipeline with no coding. You will build a custom pipeline to copy data from Blob storage to a table in Azure SQL Database. You will build a tumbling window pipeline to pick up data on a daily basis. Finally, you will learn to use the Management Monitoring tools to troubleshoot pipeline failures.

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5 (11)
1h 5m | Intermediate | Oct 2 2020 |

In this lab, an AKS cluster is deployed using the Azure CLI. A multi-container application consisting of web front end and a Redis instance is then run on the cluster. Once completed, the application is accessible over the internet.

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0 (0)
1h | Intermediate | Sep 1 2020 |

Deploying and Autoscaling a VM Scale Set Overview In this lab, you will deploy a Virtual Machine scale set (VMSS). VM scale sets are a collection of identical VMs which can autoscale in and out as per the workload stress and it provides compute resource elasticity. VM scale sets are ideal for unpredictable workload pressure. A normal VM is suitable for scaling up and down (vertical scale), but a cloud-scale application requires scaling compute resource in and out (horizontal scale) which can be fulfilled by VM scale sets. You will also configure and customize autoscale rules. VMSS autoscale rules can be configured based on metrics such as CPU utilization, disk read/write, network traffic in/out, and specific day/time.

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4 (4)
3h 15m | Advanced | Sep 11 2020 |

In this lab, you learn about the different capabilities of Azure NetworkWatcher. The lab starts from the initial steps of enabling Azure Network Watcher in multiple Azure regions and deploying the Azure Network Watcher Virtual Machine extension to several VMs that are already deployed in your subscription. You learn how to use Azure Network Watcher Topology, you will then execute a network packet capture from the Azure Portal and PowerShell, and learn how to interpret and analyze the contents of a capture file by using different tools. Then you will move over to using IP Flow Verify and NetworkSecurity Group View features of Azure Network Watcher. In the last exercises, you will review the VPN Diagnostics capability. This lab pre-provisions several virtual machines used during the lab and will take 30-40 minutes before it is ready for use.

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5 (9)
1h | Intermediate | Oct 2 2020 |

In this lab, an Azure Virtual Machine disk will be encrypted. You will deploy a VM into Azure that is not encrypted, obtain and run the Azure Disk Encryption Prerequisites Azure PowerShell script, and you will then encrypt your virtual machine.

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4 (5)
1h 10m | Beginner | Oct 19 2020 |

In this lab, you will create a virtual network, network security groups and an application security group. From there you will associate several security rules and then create several virtual machines associated with them to test filtering network traffic.

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5 (1)
40m | Intermediate | Sep 14 2020 |

In this lab, you will learn how to use Azure Front Door to distribute traffic between 3 Azure Web App endpoints deployed to different global locations. You will also configure endpoint monitoring and verify high availability by simulating a failure of one location.

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0 (0)
1h 30m | Beginner | Sep 3 2020 |

In this lab, you will create a simple deployment comprising two Azure virtual machines behind an internet-facing Azure load balancer. The virtual machines are connected to a virtual network with a network security group used to control network access. They are deployed to separate availability zones within an Azure region, for high availability.

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4 (53)
1h 40m | Beginner | Sep 28 2020 |

In this lab, you will create a virtual network that will allow the virtual machines you create to securely connect with each other. You will then create two virtual machines and specify the virtual network configuration and the availability set configuration along with storage for the virtual machine.

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5 (12)
1h 10m | Beginner | Nov 17 2020 |

In this lab, you will practice using Azure Policy and Azure Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) to implement some simple governance scenarios in Azure. You will use Azure Policy to apply a permitted locations rule to an Azure resource group, and RBAC to grant permissions to a new user. You will also create and assign a custom RBAC role.

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4 (13)
40m | Intermediate | Oct 7 2020 |

In this lab you will learn how to work with Azure Storage using Azure Storage Explorer. All aspects of Azure Storage will be explored including: Blobs, Files, Tables and Queues.

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5 (35)
1h 15m | Intermediate | Oct 22 2020 |

In this lab, you will create an Azure Web App and a SQL Database and configure the popular content management system (CMS) Orchard CMS. You will then configure the web app to automatically scale based on actual CPU usage.

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3 (3)
30m | Intermediate | Sep 24 2020 |

Lab - Getting started with Event Grid and Event Hub In todays modern application environment, data is key to any endeavour and the amount of data generated available is ever growing. In order to properly deal with the growth and scale of the data your application can generate, Event Grid and Event Hub from Azure provide your application seamless and integrated performance, reliability, and scaling of events data pipelines. In this lab you will learn how to create, trigger, and work with Event Hub and Event Grid on Azure to simulate the interaction with an applications events.

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5 (14)
1h | Beginner | Aug 28 2020 |

This lab is designed to help you become familiar with several features of Microsoft Azure Log Analytics. You will learn how to setup a Log Analytics workspace and install the agent on several VMs. From there, you will configure data sources from Azure as well as diagnostic data from the VMs and learn the fundamentals of querying data and events using the Log Analytics query language.This lab pre-provisions several resources in Microsoft Azure and will take 15-20 minutes to start before it is ready.

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5 (3)
30m | Intermediate | Nov 23 2020 |

In this lab, you will configure Azure Sentinel data sources to monitor Microsoft 365 and Cloud App Security.

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5 (2)
1h | Beginner | Sep 18 2020 |

Skill Me Up has a number of multi-tier applications that are not suitable to run by using Azure Container Instances. In order to determine whether they can be run as containerized workloads, you want to evaluate using Kubernetes as the container orchestrator. To further minimize management overhead, you want to test Azure Kubernetes Service, including its simplified deployment experience and scaling capabilities.

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1 (1)
2h | Advanced | Jan 19 2020 |

In this lab you will learn how to create, publish and assign an Azure Blueprint. You will also learn how to update a Blueprint draft, publish additional Blueprint versions, and update a Blueprint assignment.In addition, this lab will explore Blueprint locks and how they are implemented by the Blueprints service.This lab also shows how to export your Blueprint as JSON files, and how to edit these files to configure deployment dependencies and to streamline Blueprint parameters.In this lab, you will assign your Blueprint using a user-assigned Managed Identity. This provides you with full control over the Azure RBAC permissions used for Blueprint assignment. It also avoids the need for the user to have have subscription Owner permissions, which are required when using system-assigned Managed Identity.

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5 (9)
1h | Beginner | Oct 19 2020 |

In this lab, you learn about the deploying A Test VM and configuring Azure Monitor on that VM by applying some condition and action items. If the VM reaches the defined thresholds, Azure Monitor will generate alerts.

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5 (4)
2h 45m | Intermediate | Oct 2 2020 |

In this lab, you will configure Azure Site Recovery (ASR) to protect a sample n-tier application by configuring replication from the source Azure region to a target Azure region. Once the initial replication has completed and the application is protected, you will perform a test fail over and validate application functionality. Finally, you will accomplish the cleanup of the test failover resources.Note: This lab pre-deploys several resources and will take 30-45 minutes to start.

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5 (1)
3h 15m | Intermediate | Aug 31 2020 |

Manage user identity and roles Overview In this lab, you will configure identity management within Azure Active Directory. This will include configuring and synchronizing user identities between Azure AD and on-premises Active Directory, enabling multi-factor authentication (MFA), enabling and configuring conditional access policies, and enabling Privileged Identity Management, including Azure Privilege Identity Management roles, manage Azure PIM role assignments, and audit user PIM roles. Note: This lab provisions a Microsoft 365 tenant and so will likely take 10-20 minutes to provision.

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0 (0)
4h | Advanced | Aug 28 2020 |

MS - 600: Implementing Microsoft Identity Overview You are a developer in a large organization that is currently supporting applications and .NET solutions with multiple identity providers. To centralize the identity management for your organization, you decided to use Azure Active Directory to simplify the access to internal and external applications. You registered applications in Azure, implemented authentication, configured permissions for consuming the API, and created a service to access Microsoft Graph. As a result, IT can manage all applications from a centralized location to provide users a seamless sign-in experience.

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5 (6)
2h 45m | Beginner | Jun 12 2020 |

In this this lab you will learn how to setup and configure Azure Automation to execute runbooks for common task automation. This will will teach you how to create an Azure Automation Account, configure runbook assets, setup source control, and teach you how to create and trigger runbooks via webooks for automating tasks against one or more Azure Virtual Machines.

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5 (6)
1h 45m | Beginner | May 21 2020 |

In this lab, you will be introduced to basic concepts for developing with Azure Storage using Visual Studio and C#. Using Visual Studio, you will create a new console project and programmatically connect to your Azure Storage Account. From there, you will write code to perform common operations such as upload, download, and delete of blob storage data.

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5 (5)
50m | Beginner | Oct 19 2020 |

Azure Container Instances enables deployment of Docker containers onto Azure infrastructure without provisioning any virtual machines or adopting any higher-level service. In this tutorial, you build a small web application in Node.js and package it in a container that can be run using Azure Container Instances.

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4 (4)
1h 16m | Beginner | Oct 29 2020 |

In this lab, you will deploy a simulated environment with an Azure Virtual Network and two virtual machines. From there you will learn how to deploy Azure Firewall in the environment to protected the simulated workload.

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4 (8)
1h 10m | Intermediate | Nov 3 2020 |

In this lab, you will get started with Azure Key Vault to create a hardened container (a vault) in Azure, to store and manage cryptographic keys and secrets in Azure. First you will use Azure PowerShell. Then you will store a password as a secret that could then be used with an Azure application.

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5 (5)
1h 55m | Intermediate | Oct 29 2020 |

In this lab, the student will learn the basics of messaging patterns between software systems and how to use the Azure Service Bus as a messaging solution.

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5 (2)
2h | Beginner | Oct 5 2020 |

In this lab, you will create an Azure Traffic Manager profile, and use it to distribute traffic between 3 Azure Web App endpoints deployed to different global locations. You will learn how to use the Azure portal to configure the different ways in which Traffic Manager distributes traffic between endpoints. You will alsoconfigure endpoint health checks and test endpoint failover, as used for high-availability applications.

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5 (6)
3h 20m | Intermediate | Oct 8 2020 |

In this lab, you will learn the fundamentals of how to use the Azure PowerShell cmdlets to create and manage Azure Virtual Machines. Exercises will include performing common operations like stopping and starting VMs, creating VMs, attaching additional storage and creating and updating virtual machines. 

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0 (0)
2h 20m | Intermediate | Aug 27 2020 |

In this lab you will perform a migration of a multi-tier application hosted in an on-premises Hyper-V environment. Migration assessment of both the application and database is covered in a separate companion lab, which you should complete before this lab. In this lab, you will focus only on the migration itself. This includes migrating the database using the Azure Database Migration Service (DMS) and migrating the web and application tiers using Azure Migrate: Server Migration. This last step includes migration of both Windows and Linux VMs.

real-time lab
0 (0)
2h 5m | Intermediate | Aug 27 2020 |

In this lab you will perform a migration assessment of a multi-tier application hosted in an on-premises Hyper-V environment. To assess the Hyper-V environment, you will use Azure Migrate: Server Assessment. This includes deploying the Azure Migrate appliance on the Hyper-V host to gather information about the environment. For deeper analysis, the Microsoft Monitoring Agent and Dependency Agent will be installed on the VMs, enabling the Azure Migrate dependency visualization.

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3 (4)
30m | Beginner | Sep 29 2020 |

In this lab you will learn how to enable and disable distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection, and use telemetry to mitigate a DDoS attack with Azure DDoS Protection Standard. DDoS Protection Standard protects Azure resources such as virtual machines, load balancers, and application gateways that have an Azure public IP address assigned to it.

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0 (0)
1h 15m | Beginner | Nov 18 2020 |

In this lab, you will learn how to add data disks to an Azure Virtual Machine and how to create and export virtual hard disk (VHD) Snapshots.

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0 (0)
1h | Beginner | Nov 24 2020 |

In this lab, you will learn how to manage Windows and Linux virtual machine images. An image serves as a template used to create new instances, in this case of a virtual machine. Generally, you may use images available in the marketplace but sometimes the marketplace may not fulfill the organization requirements. In this case, you may have to use your own custom images which can be created in the cloud or on-premises and uploaded to Azure. It can save time and be more effective to create images as per the organization needs and use the same image on both cloud and on-premises rather than installing applications and customizing each VM individually.

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5 (5)
1h 15m | Beginner | Sep 2 2020 |

Inthislab,youwilllearnhowtomanageWindowsandLinuxvirtualmachineimages.Animageservesasatemplateusedtocreatenewinstances,inthiscaseofavirtualmachine.Generally,youmay use imagesavailableinthemarketplacebutsometimesthemarketplacemaynotfulfilltheorganizationrequirements.Inthiscase,youmayhavetouseyourowncustomimageswhichcanbecreatedinthe cloudoron-premisesanduploadedtoAzure.Itcansavetimeandbemoreeffectivetocreateimagesaspertheorganizationneedsandusethesameimageonbothcloudandon premisesratherthaninstallingapplicationsandcustomizingeachVMindividually.Note: This lab creates several virtual machines at start time and will take approximately 15 minutes before it is ready.

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3 (3)
1h 15m | Beginner | Jul 22 2020 |

In this lab, you will learn how to add data disks to an Azure Virtual Machine and configure the disks in the Linux host for additional capacity and performance.

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3 (8)
1h 15m | Beginner | Nov 18 2020 |

In this lab, you will learn how to add data disks to an Azure Virtual Machine and how to create and export virtual hard disk (VHD) Snapshots.

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5 (6)
1h 15m | Beginner | Oct 27 2020 |

In this lab, you will learn how to configure and manage an Azure Cosmos DB Account (formerly Azure DocumentDB), including how to query and manage JSON documents within a Collection. Among the topics covered are using SQL language syntax to perform document queries that return JSON results, and implementing and testing global data replication and fail over.

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5 (2)
1h | Beginner | Nov 23 2020 |

In this lab, you will learn how to provision a Databricks workspace, an Azure storage account, and a Spark cluster. You will then execute and manage a Spark Job.

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3 (3)
30m | Beginner | Oct 7 2020 |

In this lab, you will learn to manage web traffic using application gateways by configuring a back end pool, health probes, and listeners to forward traffic through the gateway to an Azure Virtual Machine. From there, you will enable the Azure Web App Firewall and simulate traffic that is blocked by the WAF. Finally, you will review WAF logs to see what traffic was blocked.

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4 (3)
1h 30m | Intermediate | Sep 25 2020 |

In this lab, you will learn the fundamentals of configuring and managing virtual machine diagnostics and alerts as well as learn some useful troubleshooting techniques for Azure Virtual Machines.This lab pre-provisions an environment that you will use for testing diagnostics capabilities and may take up to 30 minutes before it's ready.

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4 (1)
2h | Beginner | May 20 2020 |

Application Insights is an extensible Application Performance Management (APM) service for web developers on multiple platforms. You can use it to monitor your live web applications and other services. It automatically detects performance anomalies, includes powerful analytics tools to help you diagnose issues, and helps you continuously improve performance and usability. It works for apps on a wide variety of platforms including .NET, Node.js and Java EE, hosted on-premises, hybrid, or any public cloud. It even integrates with your DevOps process with connection points available in a variety of development tools. It can even monitor and analyze telemetry from mobile apps by integrating with Visual Studio App Center.In this lab, you'll learn about how you can add Application Insights to an existing web application, as well as how to monitor the application via the Azure portal.

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4 (2)
1h 15m | Intermediate | May 1 2020 |

In this module, you will learn how Azure Data factory can be used to orchestrate the data movement from a wide range of data platform technologies. You will be able to explain the capabilities of the technology and be able to set up an end to end data pipeline that ingests data from SQL Database and load the data into SQL Data Warehouse. You will also demonstrate how to call a compute resource.

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5 (6)
50m | Beginner | May 27 2020 |

In this lab, you learn how to configure virtual networking peering.Virtual network peering enables you to seemlessly connect two Azure virtual networks. Once peered, the virtual networks appear as one, for connectivity purposes. The traffic between virtual machines in the peered virtual networks is routed through the Microsoft backbone infrastructure, much like traffic is routed between virtual machines in the same virtual network, through private IP addresses only.Note 1: This lab will connect two virtual networks within the same region. Note 2: If you want a more in-depth view of virtual network connectivity (including site-to-site and point-to-site) try the Introduction to Virtual Network Connectivity lab.

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4 (2)
25m | Beginner | Nov 3 2020 |

In this lab, you will learn to use a Managed Identity with Azure PowerShell by creating a virtual machine with a system managed identity. You will then assign the identity to a resource group using role-based access control (RBAC).Down for maintenance. 

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0 (0)
1h | Intermediate | Aug 31 2020 |

VPN Gateways and Tunneling for On-Prem to Azure Connections Overview In this lab, you will step through how to create a VPN Gateway on your Azure VNET and connect that gateway to a virtual appliance that you will also deploy with a custom template to emulate an on-premises connection. After this lab, you will understand how a virtual network (VNET), VPN gateway, and virtual appliance can be utilized to create hybrid connections from on-premises resources to Azure.

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4 (2)
1h 15m | Intermediate | Sep 3 2020 |

Lab - Working with Azure Templates and Libraries This lab will take you through the essentials of Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates, the Template Library, updating templates, and deploying resources from templates.

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14 Lectures | 0 Labs | 8h 59m | Intermediate | Certification Prep

This learning path contains on-demand courses designed to help you prepare for an pass the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solutions Architect Solution exam.

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5 Lectures | 14 Labs | 30h 54m | Intermediate | Certification Prep

This learning path contains a collection of courses and hands-on labs designed to help you pass the exam AZ - 300 Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies.

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6 Lectures | 3 Labs | 18h 53m | Intermediate | Certification Prep

This learning path contains a collection of courses and hands-on labs designed to help you pass the exam AZ - 301 Microsoft Azure Architect Design

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4 (96)
6 Lectures | 2 Labs | 6h 54m | Intermediate | Certification Prep

In this learning path, you will learn key concepts about the cloud and various Microsoft Azure Services. From there, you will learn core concepts such as various PaaS and IaaS services including management tools. This course will also cover several key concepts for security and compliance, as well as a brief look at a Azure pricing and support. This course will help you prepare for AZ 900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals.

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4 (23)
7 Lectures | 2 Labs | 11h 28m | Advanced

In this learning path, you will learn the ins-and-outs of implementing governance on your Microsoft Azure subscription. Topics will include Azure Policy, Role Based Access Control (RBAC), Cost Management, Management Groups, Blue Prints, and much more.

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5 (2)
2 Lectures | 0 Labs | 3h 15m | Beginner

This track provides an overview of Azure for an Architect audience but is not about how to architect solutions on Azure, it instead focuses more on the core Azure concepts to build a base for the Architect to learn more and progress to further courses such as AZ300 – Azure Architect Technologies. This track is intended to fill the gap between Azure Fundamentals and more in-depth training on specific services or architecture specific issues.

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4 (298)
10 Lectures | 47 Labs | 80h 22m | Advanced | Certification Prep

In this on-demand learning path, you will find courses and hands-on labs to help you prepare for Exam: AZ-303 Azure Architect Technologies and AZ-304: Azure Architect Design. Pass both exams to complete the Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification.

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8 Lectures | 0 Labs | 5h 30m | Beginner

Thinking Cloudy episodes provide discussions and talks about cloud strategy. These episodes include the various phases of cloud adoption, trends within Azure, cost optimization, governance within the cloud, and much more. If you are planning a strategy to cloud transformation, Thinking Cloudy is the place to go to find information.

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0 Lectures | 0 Labs |

Cloud Maker episodes feature discussions and information about cloud architecture. These episodes include cloud migration best practices, cloud architecture, security, and building solutions utilizing the Microsoft Cloud. If you are architecting and building services with Azure, Microsoft 365, and hybrid infrastructures, Cloud Maker is the place to go to find information.

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Cloud Native episodes feature discussions and information about application development on the cloud. These episodes include application development of cloud native applications, CI/CD utilizing Git, GitHub and Azure DevOps, creating scalable applications with C#, Python, PowerShell, CLI and other coding tools, and utilizing platform and serverless services, such as Azure Functions, Logic Apps, IoT and cognitive services. If you are creating and using code and serverless computing, Cloud Native is the place to go to find information.

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5 (2)
17m | Intermediate | Aug 26 2020 |

In this course, you will learn how to secure applications within Azure. This includes understanding the use of Azure Key Vault and managed identities within Azure Active Directory to secure applications. At the end of the course, you will be able to describe how to architect secure applications within Azure.

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5 (7)
52m | Intermediate | Aug 26 2020 |

In this course, you will learn about the variety of compute solutions that are available within Azure. This includes IaaS compute services, such as Virtual Machines, and PaaS services, like containers, app services, and serverless options. At the end of the course, you will be able to describe each of the compute services that are available in Azure and how they could be architected into a cloud and hybrid environment.

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5 (1)
1h 17m | Intermediate | Aug 26 2020 |

In this course, you will learn about the variety of data solutions that are available within Azure. This includes understanding all data solutions within Azure. This includes managed disks, Azure storage accounts, SQL Database, CosmosDB, Data Integration with big data services, and data storage tools. At the end of the course, you will be able to describe each of the data services that are available in Azure and how they could be architected into a cloud and hybrid environment.

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5 (3)
59m | Intermediate | Aug 26 2020 |

The network is the backbone of any application, enabling communication between components and with end users. This course provides a comprehensive review of all the major networking services and features provided by Azure, and how they can be used together to build flexible, robust, and secure network architectures for your applications.

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5 (1)
44m | Intermediate | Aug 26 2020 |

In this course, you will learn how to architect resilience within Azure. This includes understanding what is resiliency, high availability, and redundancy. You will learn about the services that can be used to architect resiliency within Azure, such as Azure storage, Azure backup, Azure Site Recovery, and data archives. At the end of the course, you will be able to describe how to architect resilient environments within Azure.

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4 (2)
20m | Intermediate | Jan 4 2019 |

This course introduces a couple of application integration services offered by AWS. Simple Queue Service (SQS) is a message queuing service whereas Simple Notification Service (SNS) is the messaging service. Both services offer decoupling of distributed systems and microservices.

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5 (1)
20m | Intermediate | Jan 4 2019 |

This course introduces a couple of other compute services offered by AWS. Elastic Beanstalk service enables you to upload your web application code, and it automatically takes care of deployment and management. Lambda service enables you to run your code without provisioning and managing any servers which means zero administration.

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5 (1)
33m | Intermediate | Jan 4 2019 |

This course covers RDS and relational databases available on AWS as well as DynamoDB and AWS’s flagship NoSQL database. Redshift and ElastiCache services are also discussed in this course.

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5 (2)
1h 41m | Intermediate | Jan 4 2019 |

This is a comprehensive coverage of EC2, as it is a major topic across the exam. This course starts with the launching of EC2 instances, configuring access to them, setting security followed by EBS volumes and their encryption. This course then discusses load balancers, the auto scaling feature and command line interface.

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4 (1)
44m | Intermediate | Jan 4 2019 |

This course instructs you on Route 53, the DNS service from AWS (as it shows the different policies available), how to register a domain name as well as routing setup to your EC2 instances. This course introduces CloudFront, AWS’ Content Delivery Network (CDN) service and demonstrates how to create a CDN and use it with S3 to serve a static website. API Gateway service enables you in creating and managing an API for applications running in AWS resources. Direct Connect service enables you in establishing a dedicated private network connection between AWS and your on-premises datacenter.

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5 (2)
1h 6m | Intermediate | Jan 4 2019 |

This course discusses storage on AWS on different levels and usages. This course guides through S3 and Glacier to include identifying the use case for each, using version control and region replication, and the lifecycle on S3. Storage Gateway, Snowball and their usages are also covered in this course.

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4 (2)
52m | Intermediate | Jan 4 2019 |

This course introduces the architecture of default VPC and the creation of VPC with CIDR notation. This course covers the routing and security features such as Route Table, Network Access Controls Lists and Security Groups. It also introduces you to NAT gateways and NAT instances as well as features such as VPC Peering and VPC Flow Logs.

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4 (1)
54m | Intermediate | Aug 26 2020 |

In this course, you will learn about how to utilize automation to deploy services within Azure. This includes understanding what is automation and what tools are available to automate deployments within Azure. This will include the use of Resource Manager Templates, automating VM configuration and desired state configurations, and Azure Automation service. At the end of the course, you will be able to deploy and automate tasks within Azure to automate resource creation.

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0 (0)
1h 16m | Intermediate | Aug 26 2020 |

Proper governance of your Azure environments is essential to at-scale cloud adoption. Without good governance, your deployments will become unmanageable, leading to risk of overspending, security breaches, and administrative errors. In this course, you will learn about the range of tools Azure provides to support good governance, as well as best practices on how to implement governance in your organization.

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0 (0)
48m | Intermediate | Aug 26 2020 |

In this course, you will learn about how to architect an identity solution within Azure. This includes understanding how Azure Active Directory works in the Azure ecosystem and how to connect to on-premises Active Directory with Azure AD Connect. This course will also discuss how to keep identities secure and how to use Azure Active Directory Domain Service to domain join legacy applications running in Azure. At the end of the course, you will be able to architect an identity solution for Azure and on-premises identity management and synchronization.

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5 (1)
29m | Intermediate | Aug 26 2020 |

In this course, you will learn how to plan, assess, and execute a migration of operating systems and databases into Azure. This includes utilizing tools such as Azure Migration, Azure Site Recovery (ASR), Data Migration Assistant (DMA), and Database Migration Service (DMS). At the end of the course, you will be able to plan and begin your migration strategy into Azure.

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4 (1)
51m | Intermediate | Aug 26 2020 |

In this course, you will learn about how monitoring works within Azure. This includes understanding what is monitoring and the various services that can monitor Azure and non-Azure resources. These services include Azure monitor for VMs and metrics, Log Analytics, Alerts, Application Insights, health monitoring, and security monitoring with Azure Security Center and Azure Sentinel. At the end of the course, you will be able to architect a monitoring infrastructure to manage Azure and non-Azure resources.

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0 (0)
5m | Intermediate | Jan 4 2019 |

This course covers the importance of AWS certification, the process of scheduling the exam, its structure and question types, and it provides references to the practice tests.

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4 (1)
42m | Intermediate | Jan 4 2019 |

This course dives into using various management tools offered by AWS. CloudWatch is the monitoring service which helps you in monitoring your AWS resources. CloudTrail service enables you in logging and monitoring the event history of your AWS account. CloudFormation service enables you in describing your infrastructure and provisioning the resources. Trusted Advisor helps in optimizing your environment, reducing cost, increasing performance and improving the security of your AWS resources.

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5 (3)
30m | Intermediate | Jan 4 2019 |

This course is centralized on IAM’s role across AWS services and how it is used to provide authentication, authorization and access control to all other components. It also covers features such as Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and Secure Token Service (STS).

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4 (1)
33m | Intermediate | Jan 4 2019 |

This course dives into the various categories of AWS Whitepapers. The most important category, the Well-Architected Framework, has been developed to help Cloud Architects build the most secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure possible for their applications. This framework provides a consistent approach for customers and partners to evaluate architectures, and it provides guidance to help implement designs that will scale with your application needs over time.

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5 (2)
1h 53m | Intermediate | Nov 8 2019 |

This is course seven of seven in the Implementing Azure Governance learning path. Cost management and cost optimization are key concerns of all Azure customers. In this class, students will first learn the principles of how Azure accounts are managed and billed. Next, students learn how a variety of commonly-used IaaS and PaaS resources are priced. This is followed by a deep-dive on cost optimization techniques you can to reduce your bill without impacting your applications. Finally, the class includes a deep-dive on Azure Cost Management, which enables you to track, analyze and forecast your Azure spend to providing accurate cost estimates and reduced billing risk.

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0 (0)
23m | Beginner | Sep 16 2020 |

In this course, you will learn to identity ways to plan and manage costs and purchase services within Azure, how to understand the Azure Service Level Agreements and calculating a composite SLA for more than one service combination, and understanding the service lifecycle within Azure. This course covers one of the objective areas that help you in preparing for the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals exam.

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0 (0)
27m | Beginner | Oct 22 2020 |

Traditional IT governance delivers a tightly-controlled software and hardware infrastructure, enabling the reliable delivery of business-critical services. This control is achieved through the disciplined application of IT processes and best practices, designed around the typical weeks-to-months timeframes associated with on-premises IT. These existing processes struggle to adapt to the technology changes and accelerated timeframes the cloud delivers. In this episode of Thinking Cloudy, Jonathan Tuliani will discuss the challenges and importance of robust governance as an enabler of at-scale cloud adoption, and discuss some of the governance features included in Microsoft Azure.

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0 (0)
31m | Beginner | Oct 9 2020 |

In this episode of Cloud Maker, Kit Skinner will talk about the options to bring the Azure cloud closer to your physical presence. If a gigabit and 100ms isn’t enough for your solution, or restrictions require your compute to be close to your devices, or you’re the GoaT of IoT but you still want the dynamic and versatile features of the Azure services, there are options to bring the Azure cloud to your doorstep. We’ll go over Azure Stack in all its flavors (Edge, HCI, Hub, etc.) and discuss ways to utilize it in your environment.

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5 (1)
15m | Beginner | Sep 16 2020 |

In this course, you will learn about the core solutions within Azure and the management tools that are available. These include Internet of Things (IoT), big data and analytics, artificial intelligence, serverless computing, and DevOps. You will get a high-level understanding of the tools available to create resources, automate, and govern resources within Azure. This course covers one of the objective areas that help you in preparing for the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals exam.

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4 (6)
1h 48m | Intermediate | Mar 20 2019 |

In this course, you will learn how to create web apps by using various Azure Platform as a Service components as as well as understand how to use Azure Container-based services.This course is part of the AZ 300 learning path for Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies.

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4 (15)
6h 1m | Intermediate | Mar 20 2019 |

Students will learn how to analyze resource utilization and consumption, create and configure storage accounts, create and configure a VM for Windows and Linux, create connectivity between virtual networks, implement and manage virtual networking, manage Azure Active Directory, and implement and manage hybrid identities.This course is part of the AZ 300 learning path for Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies.

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0 (0)
55m | Beginner | Oct 1 2020 |

In this episode of Cloud Maker, join Kit Skinner and Dwayne Natwick for a down to Earth, simplified discussion about deployments in Azure. Whether you're looking to leave the nest, build your own nested deployments, or just understand how Jason is related to your Azure resources, we’ll help you to understand why we’re on this track in Azure, how it really can make your life easier, and what to expect in the future for your next ARM day. We will also go over how you can reutilize deployments and utilize others’ published templates to help ease your tasks.

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3 (2)
1h 9m | Intermediate | Mar 20 2019 |

This is course four of the exam prep for AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design. Students will learn to design a Site Recovery Strategy, design for High Availability, design a disaster recovery strategy for individual workloads and design a Data Archiving Strategy.

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2 (2)
1h 56m | Intermediate | Jun 5 2019 |

In this course the student will learn how to design a data management strategy, design a data protection strategy, design and document data flows, and design a monitoring strategy for the data platform.

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2 (1)
2h 27m | Intermediate | Jun 5 2019 |

In the course the student will learn about designing a storage strategy, networking strategy, compute strategy, and monitoring strategy for infrastructure.

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0 (0)
3h 19m | Intermediate | Mar 27 2019 |

This is course five of the exam prep for AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design. Students will learn how to design deployments, design migrations and design API integration strategy in Microsoft Azure.

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2h | Intermediate | Apr 1 2019 |

This is course two of the exam prep for AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design.The Design for Identity and Security course teaches design identity management, design authentication, design authorization, design for risk prevention and identity, and how to design a monitoring strategy for identity and security.

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5 (2)
1h 54m | Intermediate | Apr 3 2019 |

This is course one of the exam prep for AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design. This course covers a range of topics, including the gathering of information and workload requirements, how to optimize a consumption strategy, and how to design an auditing and monitoring strategy.

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5 (4)
3h 53m | Intermediate | Mar 21 2019 |

This course will expose the student to developing solutions that use Cosmos DB storage, developing solutions that use a relational database, configuring a message-based integration architecture, and how to develop for autoscaling.This course is part of the AZ 300 learning path for Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies.

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43m | Beginner | Sep 16 2020 |

In this course, you will get an understanding of the security challenges to an organization within the cloud. You will learn some ways to build a defense in depth strategy utilizing Azure security tools, such as Azure Security Center, Azure Sentinel, Azure Key Vault, and other network security services. This course covers one of the objective areas that help you in preparing for the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals exam.

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57m | Beginner | Nov 12 2020 |

Interest in the cloud continues to grow. Many organizations are looking to adopt and migrate applications and data to Azure to reduce capital expenses and costly data centers. As administrators, architects, developers, and engineers, what are you doing to architected and deploy cloud technologies in your organization? In this episode of Cloud Maker, Shannon Kuehn and Dwayne Natwick will explore Azure Landing Zones to and how they are used to continue your digital transformation.After this discussion, you will have a better idea of how you can build scalable and modular Azure cloud services.

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0 (0)
33m | Beginner | Oct 22 2020 |

How do you maintain communication with disconnected personnel? Organizations are facing a gigantic change in processes and procedures during COVID-19. Obviously, one of the largest is communication and inter-communications of personnel working from home and the field. In this episode of Cloud Native, Brian Nielsen will go over the features in the Microsoft Teams mobile app and how it can keep your organization connected and more productive.

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58m | Beginner | Sep 16 2020 |

In this course, you will learn about the various tools for Identity and Access Management, governing Azure resources with role-based access control and resource locks and using Azure Policy for cost and resource compliance. We will discuss how Azure can assist in regulatory and governmental compliance. This course covers one of the objective areas that help you in preparing for the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals exam.

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4 (6)
56m | Intermediate | Mar 20 2019 |

Learn how to Implement authentication in applications (certificates, Azure AD, Azure AD Connect, token-based), implement secure data (SSL and TLS), and manage cryptographic keys in Azure Key Vault.This course is part of the AZ 300 learning path for Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies.

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3 (9)
2h 54m | Intermediate | Mar 20 2019 |

Students will learn how to migrate servers to Azure, configure serverless computing, implement application load balancing, integrate on-premises network with Azure virtual network, manage role-based access control (RBAC) and implement Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).This course is part of the AZ 300 learning path for Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies.

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5 (1)
1h 31m | Intermediate | Dec 3 2019 |

This is course five of seven in the Implementing Azure Governance learning path.In this course, you will deep dive into the Azure Blueprints service, which is one of the more advanced governance services in Azure. You will learn what Blueprints are, and the scenarios they are designed to address. The course then takes you on a in-depth journey through each stage of the Blueprints life cycle: creating the Blueprint, adding artifacts, publishing, assigning to a subscription, and managing later updates. The final section of the course provides detailed coverage of Blueprints features not exposed in the Azure portal, such as controlling dependencies and avoiding use of the subscription Owner role. The course include in-depth demos using both the Azure Portal and command-line tools.

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5 (2)
35m | Intermediate | Nov 14 2019 |

This is course four of seven in the Implementing Azure Governance learning path.Azure Management Groups enable many of Azure’s governance and reporting features to be centrally managed using an organization-wide hierarchy, rather than being managed on each individual subscription. This enables an efficient and reliable approach to implementing governance at scale across an organization.In this class, you will learn how to design and build a management group hierarchy, and how to use management groups to implement governance and reporting across an organization.

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5 (1)
1h 29m | Intermediate | Oct 23 2019 |

This is course three of seven in the Implementing Azure Governance learning path.In this course, you will deep dive into the Azure Policy service, which is one of the fundamental governance services in Azure. You will learn how to apply Azure Policy to your subscriptions and the wide range of scenarios it supports. You will also deep dive on the policy definition language, so you can fully understand built-in policies and create your own custom policies. You will also learn how to use Azure Policy compliance reports, and how to investigate and re-mediate non-compliant resources. The course closes with an overview of Azure VM guest policy and overall policy management best practices.

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5 (2)
49m | Intermediate | Nov 11 2019 |

This is course two of seven in the Implementing Azure Governance learning path. Role-based access control is a fundamental pillar of good governance in Azure. Properly deployed, it enables an organization to control how users access and administer the organization’s Azure resources, implementing a ‘least privilege’ model in which users have only the permissions they need, to only the resources they need. This course provides a deep-dive into role-based access control in Azure. The course starts by explaining how user and system identities are managed in Azure AD, and how Azure roles are defined. It then explains how roles can be assigned, and how multiple role assignments interact. Finally, the course shows how you can implement tailored access control policies by creating and assigning your own custom role definitions.

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0 (0)
1h 30m | Beginner | Dec 12 2019 |

This course provides an introduction to the services commonly used in solutions that leverage virtual machines. Topics to be discussed will include compute, network, storage, migration, availability, networking, and automation.

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5 (7)
15m | Intermediate | Jan 4 2019 |

This course covers the contents to the learning plan as well as how it is organized. It also introduces you to the AWS Certification and its requirements.

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5 (1)
38m | Intermediate | Dec 2 2019 |

This is course one of seven in the Implementing Azure Governance learning path. This short course provides a brief introduction to key governance concepts and technologies in Azure. Students learn about the Azure governance architecture and the importance of good governance to successful enterprise cloud adoption.This course also serves as an introduction to the Azure Governance learning path.

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5 (1)
56m | Intermediate | Jan 4 2019 |

This course provides a high-level introduction to the AWS platform, available components and services. Included is a brief description for each service to get you acquainted to the offerings.

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5 (2)
1h 45m | Beginner | Dec 12 2019 |

This course is a high level introduction to common cloud concepts (recap of fundamentals to a degree) – but from the point of view of the architect – what are the components of Azure that make a difference with regards to architecture and what is different about cloud design vs on-premise.

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0 (0)
1h 10m | Beginner | Oct 19 2020 |

Every organization has sensitive information that they need to protect. Whether it is a healthcare provider with Personal Health Information (PHI), a bank with client financial information, or any business that has social security numbers and bank accounts in their payroll systems, this information needs to be kept from unauthorized individuals. In this episode of Cloud Maker, Dwayne Natwick and Liam Cleary will discuss and demonstrate how Microsoft Data Protection and Classification services can be used to tag and label this sensitive information and create policies that can limit the exposure of this data to unauthorized individuals and bad actors.

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50m | Beginner | Sep 23 2020 |

As more users and organizations are utilizing applications and platforms that are cloud native, such as Microsoft 365 and Azure, the importance of managing and protecting identities becomes a top priority among administrators and security personnel. In this episode of Cloud Maker, Dwayne Natwick and Wim Matthyssen will discuss how to protect identities within Azure Active Directory for Microsoft 365, Azure, and hybrid users. We will show how conditional access policies can be used to protect against sign-in, user, and device risk, and how Privileged Identity Management can be used to decrease the identity attack surface of administrative privileges.

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0 (0)
58m | Beginner | Oct 30 2020 |

As more users begin to rely on cloud applications to access information, how does a security administrator manage the governance of what applications are allowed within the corporate ecosystem. In this episode of Cloud Maker, Dwayne Natwick and Tim Hermie will take a look at how Cloud App Security can be used to create and govern the cloud applications that users have the ability to access and save data. We will also show how the Cloud App Security dashboard and Azure Sentinel can be used to monitor and investigate potential misuse of cloud applications.

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58m | Beginner | Oct 23 2020 |

How does an organization monitor and manage information governance and data retention to protect themselves and their users from regulatory fines and legal issues. In this episode of Cloud Maker, Dwayne Natwick and Liam Cleary will discuss how Microsoft 365 Information Governance and Retention policies can be used to avoid accidental (or intentional) deletion of information that may be required to be held for a specified amount of time for regulatory, financial, or legal reasons. We will show how to create policies for information governance and retention requirements for data within the organization that is auto-applied to Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams data and communications.

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0 (0)
53m | Beginner | Sep 22 2020 |

In this Expert Talk, we will discuss the benefits and advantages of moving your solutions off premises to the cloud. Topics covered will range from basic fundamental concepts like Operational vs Capital expenditures, disaster recovery and failover, security, and scalability to complex discussions around governance and the new roles to which your developers and administrators will need to adapt in a cloud-centric approach to DevOps.

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0 (0)
1h 2m | Beginner | Nov 19 2020 |

Interest in the cloud continues to grow. Many organizations are looking to adopt and migrate applications and data to Azure to reduce capital expenses and costly data centers. As administrators, architects, developers, and engineers, how are you going to execute the move the cloud? In this episode of Cloud Maker, Shannon Kuehn and Dwayne Natwick will explore the benefits and uses of Azure Migrate for discovery, estimate, and execute workload moves to the Azure cloud. After this discussion, you will have a better idea of how you can migrate workloads to Azure cloud services.

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0 (0)
1h 9m | Intermediate | Sep 22 2020 |

Join Shannon and Dwayne Natwick for this Expert Talk, where they will provide an overview of Microsoft’s next evolution of Azure VMware Solution (AVS). The new AVS solution is a first-party service offered on bare metal servers in Azure. The new offering allows customers to seamlessly extend, or completely migrate, existing on-premises VMware workloads to Azure without the cost, effort, or risk of re-architecting applications or retooling operations.

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5 (1)
1h 20m | Intermediate | Dec 5 2019 |

This is course six of seven in the Implementing Azure Governance learning path. Resource organization is critical for organizations using Azure at scale. This course begins by discussing resource organization in Azure, explaining both the technical capability of the platform and best practices you can use to manage resources effectively. The second part of the course focuses on the Azure Resource Graph, showing how you can use this feature to explore your resources in many powerful ways.

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0 (0)
58m | Beginner | Nov 19 2020 |

Most users within an organization spend more time on a wireless Internet connection outside of a corporate connection than ever before. This creates a potential exposure of corporate data on a user’s device, email, or cloud storage, if it is not properly protected and secured. in this episode of Cloud Maker, Dwayne Natwick and Tim Hermie will discuss how Microsoft Defender for Identity and Microsoft Defender for Office 365 services can be used to both protect and educate users about the safety and security of corporate and personal data in the cloud. We will explore how Microsoft protects companies through their vast threat protection database to block potential attacks before they happen.

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0 (0)
41m | Beginner | Oct 5 2020 |

To Microservice or not to Microservice, that is the question. When is it right to keep the monolithic solution, and how do you avoid keeping the monolithic application mindset when moving to serverless solutions? In this episode of Cloud Native, Brian Gorman will dive into discussions around the various platform-as-a-service offerings available at Azure to create a well-architected, instrumented, and robust microservices solution using tools like Azure Functions, Azure Logic Apps, Event Grid/Event Hub, ServiceBus Queues and Storage Queues, Storage and shared access tokens, and Data options and solutions. We’ll also talk about Azure App Services, API Management, Security, Identity and Azure active directory, and other critical features you will want to leverage when building out your production-ready serverless solutions.

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0 (0)
31m | Beginner | Oct 2 2020 |

For most organizations, cloud adoption is an IT-driven project. However, the reality is that large-scale, successful cloud adoption requires awareness and change from across the organization. From management, to finance, to HR, and business teams, this episode of Thinking Cloudy by Jonathan Tuliani will explain the impact and opportunities associated with cloud adoption from the viewpoint of non-IT teams across the organization.

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0 (0)
40m | Beginner | Oct 22 2020 |

A major component of the cloud value proposition is the agility it offers. Being able to provision resources in minutes instead of weeks or months enables business to deliver new features and fixes must more quickly, delivering continual improvements in the customer experience. To take advantage of this agility, IT and development teams must radically change the way they work, embracing truly agile development and delivery methodologies. In this episode of Thinking Cloudy, join Jonathan Tuliani for a discussion of his first-hand experience of how an organization can transform from traditional roles to truly agile delivery, and learn about some of the challenges and success strategies associated with this journey.

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5 (5)
54m | Beginner | Sep 16 2020 |

In this course, you will learn the evolution of computing to cloud computing. The course will guide you through the various types of cloud services, cloud deployment models, and how to understand shared responsibility between the cloud provider and the consumer. This course covers one of the objective areas that help you in preparing for the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals exam.

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5 (2)
43m | Beginner | Sep 16 2020 |

In this course, you will learn about the Azure service components and products. This course will familiarize you with the Azure geographic regions and zones, resources, and core Azure products, such as compute, app services, networking, containers, storage, and database services. This course covers one of the objective areas that help you in preparing for the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals exam.

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0 (0)
1h 2m | Beginner | Nov 4 2020 |

Interest in the cloud continues to grow. Many organizations are looking to adopt and migrate applications and data to Azure to reduce capital expenses and costly data centers. As administrators, architects, developers, and engineers, what are you doing to keep up with the accelerated organizational adoption of cloud technologies? How are you determining that your architecture is following best practices? In this episode of Thinking Cloudy, Shannon Kuehn and Dwayne Natwick will explore the Azure Well Architected Framework to help speed up digital transformation.After this discussion, you will have a better idea of how you can build and architect best practice Azure cloud services.

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0 (0)
1h | Beginner | Oct 29 2020 |

Interest in the cloud continues to grow. Many organizations are looking to adopt and migrate applications and data to Azure to reduce capital expenses and costly data centers. As administrators, architects, developers, and engineers, what are you doing to keep up with the accelerated organizational adoption of cloud technologies? How do you guide your organization toward cloud adoption? In this episode of Thinking Cloudy, Shannon Kuehn and Dwayne Natwick will explore the stages of the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure to help speed up digital transformation.After this discussion, you will have a better idea of how you can build a roadmap to adopting Azure cloud services.

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0 (0)
56m | Beginner | Oct 2 2020 |

In this episode of Cloud Maker, Dwayne Natwick and Wim Matthyssen will discuss the use of Azure Sentinel as a cloud-native SIEM solution for your organization. We will show how it can be used for monitoring security events in Azure, Microsoft 365, and hybrid networks. We will show how the investigation tools tied to the Microsoft global threat database and artificial intelligence can detect anomalies within the environment that can be identified and rectified to protect the organization.

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4 (1)
16m | Intermediate | Jan 4 2019 |

This course dives into the benefits of hosting a web application in AWS cloud followed by the typical AWS web application hosting architecture and the key components of this architecture.

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0 (0)
38m | Beginner | Sep 25 2020 |

In this episode of Think Cloudy, join Jonathan Tuliani for a discussion of the culture changes needed to truly embrace cloud technologies. Many organizations treat cloud adoption as a drop-in technology replacement, and try to manage cloud projects using the same processes that were designed for on-premises IT. We’ll discuss the flaws in this approach, and how a legacy IT mindset drives existing IT processes and attitudes. We’ll then contrast this with a cloud mindset and explain how this mindset shift it is essential to take full advantage of the cost savings, agility, and new scenarios the cloud enables.

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