This course is for non-technical business professionals who wish to gain an insight into the world of cloud computing and Microsoft Azure technologies and services. If you interact with internal or external technical stakeholders and need to be conversant in the language of the cloud then this course is for you.

Learners will be Account Managers, Project Managers, Service Delivery Managers, HR personnel or anyone who needs to gain a fundamental appreciation of cloud computing concepts and the application of those concepts within the Microsoft Azure technology stack.

In this Total Learning course, learners will have the best of both digital and live learning in order to gain a thorough appreciation of the key cloud concepts, principles, and service and deployment models. You will be introduced to the key technologies and services in the Azure stack and understand the utility of each of these products.

The digital content will include videos, written resources, questions, and quizzes in order to give the learner an understanding of the concepts, principles, and technology functionality.

The half-day virtual Live event continues this examination of Azure technology with a focus, via instructor presentation and demo, on the key Azure concepts of virtual machines, virtual networking, storage, identity and cost models.

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Combining the best of digital and live learning, with access to world-class industry experts, we focus on ensuring they can apply their learning to help them drive impactful results in their workplace. What's more, our digital platform gives them the tools to track their progress and manage their own learning.

Accessing your courseware and registering attendance with Microsoft

To access your Official Curriculum (MOC) course materials you will need a Microsoft.com/Learn account. In Learn you will also be able to register your completion of the event and receive your achievement badge. You will be issued with a unique code during your event.

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There are no prerequisites for taking this course.

As this is a technical course with hands-on lab work, an additional monitor is required.

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At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Clearly understand cloud computing concepts.
  • Identify the core Azure services and appreciate the utility of these technologies.
  • Detail the core solutions and management tools.
  • Appreciate the general security, and network features of Microsoft Azure.
  • Understand the available identity, governance, and privacy features.
  • Articulate the cost and service management considerations of Azure services.
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This Total Learning course consists of three stages:

  • Digital stage –up to 15 hours completed over a 3-week period
  • Live event – 1/2 day
  • Apply stage – 3 hours completed over a 3-month period

Digital stage

The Digital Learning is valid for 3 months from the date of the kick off session

During the digital stage, learners will work through online content covering a series of modules, organised as follows:

Module 1: What is cloud computing?

  • What is cloud computing?
  • Cloud deployment models
  • Key cloud concepts
  • Cloud service models
  • Common use cases of cloud computing
  • How data centre architecture is reflected in the cloud

Module 2: Overview of Azure services

  • Azure overview
  • The Azure Portal
  • The Azure CLI
  • Service categories
  • Designing a solution
  • Managing services

Module 3: Virtual machines

Module 4: Understanding core Azure storage products

  • Storing Blob bata in Azure
  • File storage in Azure
  • Disk storage in Azure
  • Azure storage concepts with the Azure Portal

Module 5: Understanding core Azure networking products

  • Azure Virtual Networks
  • Azure Load Balancers
  • Azure Application Gateways
  • Azure VPN Gateways
  • Azure Cloud Shell
  • Azure Content Delivery Network

Module 6: Microsoft Azure security solutions

  • General Azure security
  • Storage security
  • Database security
  • Dynamic data masking
  • Identity and access management

Module 7: Understanding Azure pricing and support

  • Understanding Azure pricing and support: Introduction
  • Price and support
  • Azure subscriptions
  • Planning and management
  • Best practices
  • Support options
  • Service-level agreements
  • Service lifecycle
  • Summary

Module 8: Additional topics

  • Cloud economics - Capex vs. Opex
  • Azure Regions and data residency
  • Resource groups
  • Multiple VNets
  • Further Azure storage
  • Github in Azure
  • Resource logs
  • Azure Dedicated Host
  • Azure Advanced Threat Protection and Azure Information Protection
  • Resource Locks
  • Azure Policy Service
  • Management groups
  • Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework
  • The Trust Centre, the Microsoft Privacy statement and personal data
  • Reserved capacity

Important note:

Learners will be able to raise, and cover in more detail, any topics which they happen to find more challenging later, during the Live event.

Live event

The half-day virtual Live event continues this examination of Azure technology with a focus, via instructor presentation and demo, on the key Azure concepts of virtual machines, virtual networking, storage, identity and cost models.

Apply stage

At the Apply stage, learners will translate the skills gained during the Digital and Live stages into their workplace. They will:

  • Keep a diary of their interactions, meetings, and discussions with technical cloud stakeholders.
  • Reflect on their performance in these interactions and on your understanding of the subject matter discussed.
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All courses are built around case studies and presented in an engaging format, which includes storytelling elements, video, audio and humour. Every case study is supported by sample documents and a collection of Knowledge Nuggets that provide more in-depth detail on the wider processes.

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