Upcoming Online Lectures, Labs and Learning Paths

  • Azure Monitoring and Operations

    This course will cover the history of monitoring in Azure, demystify what all the Azure native monitoring tools look like, provide guidance on when to use what + why or when, walk through Azure Monitor Alerts (metrics and diagnostics), dive into Log Analytics/Kusto Query Language (KQL), discuss parts of the former OMS, dig into Azure Backup + Azure Site Recovery, go over Azure Automation, and explore Application Insights.

  • Automating Azure Virtual Machines with Azure CLI

    This course takes you through using Azure CLI for Virtual Machine Management. We will start by understanding the available commands for Virtual Machines. We will then walk through configuration of supporting services when using Virtual Machines. This course will walk through all the steps needed to deploy and manage the basics of Virtual Machines within Azure.

  • Powershell Fundamentals

    This course covers the basic functionalities and concepts of Microsoft PowerShell (Version 7). The start will be to get to the basics of this powerful, object oriented scripting language. Several modules will explain the language itself and how to use the various scripting environments. The remaining parts of this course will show you how to take your PowerShell scripts to production, extend your reach to other computers and the Azure cloud and even build your own tools.
    During the course you will also see how to install PowerShell 7 on a new system, examples of how to use the latest features and how to create your own scripting environment; on your own computer or in the cloud.
    This course will wrap up by looking at ways to extend the out-of-the-box experience and create on user interfaces for your operations tasks.

  • Microsoft PowerApps + Dynamics 365 Developer

    This course covers all you need to know about Power Platform development opportunities. We start by covering the way to manage and deliver your solutions with or without the Power Platform Common Data Service which is also used by Dynamics 365. We then move on to customizing solutions using plug-ins, web resources, client scripts and business rules.
    After creating our solution, we will take a look at how to extend the user experience to display, manage and automate operations between different Power Apps options.
    This course will wrap up by looking at some of the important key points you’ll need to look at specifically in order to prepare for  the Microsoft Certification.

  • DP-300 Course 2 Implement a Secure Environment

    In the second course of DP-300 we will start off with configuring data base authentication by using platform and data base tools. We will then move on to configuring data base authorization by using platform and database tools. This course will also cover implementing security for data at rest and data in transit as well as implementing compliance controls for sensitive data.

  • DP-300 Course 3 Monitor and Optimize Operational Resources

    Course 3 of DP-300 will start off with monitoring activity and performance and implementing performance-related maintenance tasks. You will learn about identity performance-related issues, configuring resources for optimal performance, as well as configuring a user data base for optimal performance.  

  • DP-300 Course 4 Optimize Query Performance

    Course 4 of DP-300 will cover reviewing query plans and evaluating performance improvements. This course will also discuss reviewing database table and index design.

  • DP-300 Course 5 Perform Automation of Tasks

    In course 5 we will discuss creating scheduled tasks. We will then move on to evaluating and implementing an alert and notification strategy. We will wrap up this course with managing and automating tasks in Azure.

  • DP-300 Course 6 Plan and Implement a High Availability and Disaster Recovery (HADR) Environment

    In Course 6 you will learn how to recommend an HADR strategy for a data platform solution, test an HADR strategy by using platform, OS and database tools and how to perform a backup and restore a database by using database tools. This course will also cover configuring DR by using platform and database tools along with configuring HA using platform, OS and database tools.

  • DP-300 Course 7 Perform Administration by Using T-SQL

    In course 7 of DP-300 you will learn how to examine system health, monitor database configuration by using T-SQL and perform backup and restore a database by using T-SQL. We will also cover how to manage authentication by using T-SQL and manage authorization by using T-SQL. 

  • DP-300 Course 1 Plan and Implement Data Platform Resources

    In this course we will cover deploying resources by using manual methods, recommending an appropriate database offering based on specific requirements. We will also show how to configure resources for scale and performance, evaluate a strategy for moving to Azure and implement a migration or upgrade strategy for moving to Azure.