Analytics Storytelling for Impact – Microsoft Professional Program

This Analytics Storytelling for Impact course is about to learn the art and science of data storytelling and achieve greater analytics impact.

This course forms part of the Microsoft Professional Program – Data Science Track and the Data Analytics Track.

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Ethics and Law in Data and Analytics – Microsoft Professional Program

This Ethics and Law in Data and Analytics course is about Analytics and AI: powerful tools that have real-word outcomes. Learn how to apply practical, ethical, and legal constructs and scenarios so that you can be an effective analytics professional.

This course is part of the Data Science track and the Artificial Intelligence track.

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Cloud Fundamentals – Microsoft Professional Program

Microsoft Professional Program - Cloud Fundamentals - IT Support track

This Cloud Fundamentals course is about Cloud fundamentals, including core cloud concepts, cloud usage models, cloud security basics, and cloud services, and receive an introduction to Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365.
Cloud Fundamentals - Microsoft Professional Program

About This Course

IT Support: Cloud Fundamentals is designed to introduce the core cloud concepts to IT Support learners. This course provides an historical perspective of how IT has evolved to the point where it is now using cloud solutions. The course examines the different types of cloud solutions that are available, as well as the basics of cloud services, cloud usage models, and cloud security. The course concludes with an introduction to Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365.


Basic PC knowledge

What you’ll learn

  • Examine core cloud concepts
  • Review basic cloud services
  • Analyze cloud usage models
  • Examine cloud security basics
  • Learn about Microsoft Azure as an IaaS and PaaS solution
  • Learn about Microsoft Office 365 as a SaaS solution

Meet the instructors

Course Staff Martin Coetzer

Martin Coetzer

Senior Content Developer, Learning eXperiences Team

Microsoft Corporation

Martin Coetzer is a Senior Content Developer with the Microsoft Learning eXperiences team. He is responsible for managing the Office 365, Exchange, Lync, SharePoint, Office and Dynamics certification portfolios. Prior to this Martin was a consultant with Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) responsible for architecting and deploying Microsoft technologies at medium to large customers around the world.

Course Staff Pam Glazier

Pam Glazier

Content Specialist


Pam Glazier holds a Bachelor’s degree in In British and American Literature from the University of California at Berkeley, and has been involved in technology, narrative deconstruction, and adult pedagogy for more than 15 years. She currently works as a technical writing and instructional design consultant for Cadence Preferred. She specializes in working with technical subject experts to create content that is easy for multiple global audiences to consume, understand, and learn from.

Course Staff James Seymour

James Seymour

Principal Content Publishing Manager


James Seymour has a background in training and consulting with more than 20 years of IT industry experience focused primarily on infrastructure and messaging. Currently he manages the Cloud Productivity team at Microsoft Learning, which builds content about Office 365 and related products, and IT Support topics.

Course Staff Tony Frink

Tony Frink

Senior Content Development Manager


Tony Frink is a 35 year veteran of the IT industry, with a background in ERP technologies, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and Microsoft Office. He spent the first 18 years of his career in ERP software development and professional services management. He has spent the past 17 years with Microsoft and is currently a Senior Content Development Manager on the Cloud Productivity team at Microsoft Learning. He is responsible for developing training content about Office 365 and related products, as well as IT Support topics.

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You can enroll now or the Cloud Fundamentals course at our DataChangers Academy! Do you want to learn more? Then check out our other Cloud courses.

Please use a Windows Live ID email address to register at the DataChangers Academy if you want to obtain a certificate after finishing the courses.

Show what you know and get a certificate

After finishing this course, you can obtain a Microsoft Professional Program certificate. In order to obtain a certificate, you can buy a voucher from us (in collaboration with MD2C).

Microsoft Azure Fundamentals – Microsoft Certified Professional

Microsoft Certified Professional - Azure Fundamentals

Course Overview Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

This Microsoft Azure Fundamentals course will provide foundational level knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure. The course can be taken as an optional first step in learning about cloud services and Microsoft Azure, before taking further Microsoft Azure or Microsoft cloud services courses.

The course will cover general cloud computing concepts as well as general cloud computing models and services such as Public, Private and Hybrid cloud and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service(PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

It will also cover some core Azure services and solutions, as well as key Azure pillar services concerning security, privacy, compliance and trust. It will finally cover pricing and support services available with Azure.

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Implementing Predictive Analytics with Spark in Azure HDInsight – Microsoft Professional Program

This Implementing Predictive Analytics with Spark in Azure HDInsight course is to learn how to use Spark in Microsoft Azure HDInsight to create predictive analytics and machine learning solutions.

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