Microsoft Cloud Administration Track

As companies move to the cloud, the need for cloud skilled professionals continues to rise. Companies need people with a range of skills; such as automation of deployments and workloads, to understanding how to best manage security and compliance.

Change your world with DataChangers and start with the Microsoft Cloud Administration Track! With these online courses it is possible to start a course wherever and whenever you want. All the courses are part of the Microsoft Professional Program.

The Microsoft Cloud Administration Track exists of 11 steps to learn the basic skills of Cloud Administration. Through this program, you will learn how to set up Azure virtual machines, networks, and app services; automate workloads and deployment; and manage storage, identity, databases, security and compliance. Learn how to become a Cloud Administrator, leveraging the best of Microsoft technology.

You don’t have to follow them in the specific order, but some courses are related. For every course you can obtain an official Microsoft Professional Program certificate, issued by Microsoft, for which you can buy a voucher from us (in collaboration with MD2C). All you need is your Windows LiveID to register with on the DataChangers Academy, and you will be ready to start your journey!

Steps of the Cloud Administration Track

    1. Microsoft Professional Orientation: Cloud Administration
    2. Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines
    3. Microsoft Azure Virtual Networks
    4. Microsoft Azure Identity
    5. Microsoft Azure Storage
    6. Microsoft Azure App Service
    7. Databases in Azure
    8. Azure Security and Compliance
    9. Automating Azure Workloads
    10. Migrating Workloads to Azure
    11. Microsoft Professional Capstone : Cloud Administration (coming soon)

Explore the DataChangers Cloud Administation Courses


Cloud Administration

Introduction to Cloud Administration

Learn with this  course what it takes to deploy and provision compute resources, scale workloads up or down on demand, and manage a cloud computing infrastructure in Microsoft Azure.

About This Course

This is the first stop in Microsoft’s Cloud Administration curriculum. It will help you get started, plan your learning schedule, and connect with fellow students and teaching assistants.

Along the way, you’ll be introduced to working with Azure cloud technologies. As you’re introduced to the different parts of the curriculum, you’ll get a feel for how Azure’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering is organized into compute, networking, and storage pillars. And how Platform as a Service (PaaS) service capabilities can be built on top of the infrastructure.

Understanding these pillars is going to help you in basic deployment and management operations. In addition to being able to provision compute, networking, and storage resources, you’ll learn how to scale workloads efficiently and to automate application management tasks and other important administrative functions like security, back up, replication, and migration from an on-premises environment to the cloud.

While Azure as a cloud platform is large in scope, by the end of this course, you should have a good sense of how the individual courses in the curriculum map to the platform and fit within the Azure cloud administrator role.

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Microsoft Professional Program - Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines

Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines

This Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines course is to get you started using Microsoft Azure to run your Windows virtual machines in the cloud.

About This Course

This course focuses on using IaaS virtual machines in Azure for IaaS workloads, emphasizing basic configuration, planning, deployment and management tasks. You’ll be introduced to how to secure and make your virtual machines highly available and scalable.

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Microsoft Professional Program - Microsoft Azure Virtual Networks

Microsoft Azure Virtual Networks

Take your existing knowledge of on-premises networking and extend it to the Microsoft Azure environment with this Microsoft Azure Virtual Networks course.

About This Course

In this course, you’ll be introduced to virtual network configuration through the Microsoft Azure Portal and network configuration files. You’ll also see how to use network services to configure and load balance network traffic using tools such as Azure DNS. Load Balancer, Azure Traffic Manager, and Application Gateway. And because this is about the cloud, you’ll see how to connect your on-premises computers to Azure virtual networks as well as establishing connectivity between sites.

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Microsoft Professional Program - Microsoft Azure Identity

Microsoft Azure Identity

Continue your learning journey with this Microsoft Azure Identity course as you go from a traditional Active Directory-based infrastructure to Azure Active Directory (AD) – Microsoft’s multi-tenant cloud based directory and identity management service.

About This Course

This course focuses on important concepts such as what makes Azure AD different from on-premises AD, differences in managing users and groups and the implementing custom domains in Azure AD. You’ll be introduced to concepts like directories and tenants as well as Multi-Factor authentication which let you add a critical second security layer for verification of user sign-ins and transactions.

Whether workloads or applications are run on-premises or in the cloud, understanding how Azure AD can extend an on-premises environment will afford insight into AD hybrid environments and help you gain the skills to integrate and manage a cloud and on-premises solution.

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Microsoft Professional Program - Microsoft Azure Storage

Microsoft Azure Storage

With this Microsoft Azure Storage course you can explore Azure Storage and how it makes possible the storing and processing of hundreds of terabytes of data required to support big data scenarios but can then scale down to meet the needs of a small business website.

About This Course

This course focuses on Azure Storage as a service that scales to meet the data storage demand, allows data access anywhere at any time based on an internet connection, provides a platform for building internet-scale applications, and can store structured and non-structured data in the appropriate format in the cloud.

You’ll be introduced to managing storage through Azure Storage accounts as well as the different types of accounts a storage account can contain.

Explore the different tools that let you examine storage account content without having to write custom code.

You’ll also get an introduction to implementing storage backup and recovery, including deployment of site recovery and replication of Hyper-V virtual machines to Azure.

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Microsoft Professional Program - Microsoft Azure App Services

Microsoft Azure App Service

With this Microsoft Azure App Service course you can learn how to deploy web and mobile applications using Microsoft Azure App Services.

About This Course

This course focuses on Azure App Service as an application platform that you can use to deploy and manage Web, mobile and API applications.

You will learn how to host scalable e-commerce solutions and hyper-scale, customizable applications in Azure.

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Microsoft Professional Program - Databases in Azure

Microsoft Azure App Service

With this Databases in Azure course you can learn how to deploy relational and non-relational databases in the cloud and explore the breadth of Azure’s data services, from a single database instance to a massive scale data warehouse for working with Big Data.

About This Course

This course focuses primarily on Azure SQL Database as a database service that can quickly and efficiently scale to meet demand, is automatically highly available, and supports a variety of third party software.

You’ll be introduced to data services that Azure provides to store, manage, and analyze data. As an alternative to the cost and complexity of managing on-site SQL Server installations, you’ll learn how to quickly set up and start using database applications in Azure. You’ll gain an understanding of how to configure firewall rules, manage log-ins and users, as well as roles and permissions, perform a database restore, and generally secure an Azure SQL database.

Ongoing monitoring of your database applications is essential so you’ll be introduced to tools and techniques that will help you determine usage requirements, plan upgrades, and troubleshoot performance and security issues.

Finally, you’ll be introduced to Azure SQL Data Warehouse, a fully managed and scalable cloud service, that is compatible with other Azure offerings, such as Machine Learning and Data Factory, as well as existing SQL Server tools. As a distributed database management system that can handle large amounts of data in which analytics play a significant role, Azure SQL Data Warehouse provides an ideal solution for organizations that work with Big Data and need to scale up and down quickly.

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Microsoft Professional Program - Azure Security and Compliance

Azure Security and Compliance

Want to learn how to address security and compliance concerns and build a trusted cloud platform? Check out this Azure Security and Compliance course!

About This Course

Security is a critical requirement for placing your software and services into the cloud. Microsoft Azure provides you with a secure infrastructure that is industry verified with global compliance standards.

You can use Azure to build and deploy infrastructure, applications, and services using tools and resources to ensure the security and compliance of your cloud solutions. Included in this course are discussions on the Microsoft Trust Center, Azure Key Vault, and Azure Security Center.

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Microsoft Professional Program - Automating Azure Workloads

Automating Azure Workloads

This Automating Azure Workloads course is about to learn how to use Microsoft Azure automation to successfully automate manual, long-running, error-prone, and frequently repeated administrative tasks.

About This Course

Automation is a significant factor in the drive to propel business transformation and reduce IT effort. Not long ago, IT staff would build out individual machines and spend much time manually replicating their environments.

In this course, you’ll learn how to automate operational and management tasks in Microsoft Azure to save time, increase reliability and improve consistency and accuracy using technologies such as Desired State Configuration, ARM templates, and run books integrated with Azure Automation.

In Microsoft Azure, you can now fully utilize automation and script-writing to create automatic back-ups, activate Disaster Recovery strategies in the event of downtime or infrastructure disasters, and streamline a host of other processes. Azure helps drive efficiencies in usage and consumption. Organizations now routinely automate processes to scale their business functions accordingly, based on peak and non-peak times and usage patterns, thereby reducing the manual intervention that was previously required for such functions.

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Microsoft Professional Program - Migrating Workloads to Azure

Migrating Workloads to Azure

This Migrating Workloads to Azure course is about to learn how to take existing on premises solutions and move them to Azure.

About This Course

Whether solving for hardware obsolescence cycles, quicker time to market, or enabling disaster recovery, organizations should consider moving some on premises resources to the cloud. This course will show you why migrating certain workloads to Azure just might make sense.

Applications developed specifically for the cloud can readily capitalize on the advantages of the cloud and the agility it brings. However, many solutions originally developed for an on-premises scenario, can also benefit from the cloud.

This course will introduce you to different migration scenarios including when a migration should be rebuilt in Azure and migration limitations.

You’ll also learn how to ensure the resources you want to migrate do not have any unsupported features or configurations. As well as how to validate, prepare, check and then commit to a migration workflow.

This course focuses on how to configure the Azure platform for your migration. You will learn how to choose and configure the correct storage account and Azure virtual network.

In addition to the different deployment models, scenarios, and requirements for migrating, and replicating resources to Azure, you’ll learn about Azure Site Recovery (ASR) as the Business Continuity Disaster Recovery solution.

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