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Microsoft Azure Training Tracks
 
With support with many different programming languages and frameworks, Microsoft Azure is one of the most powerful cloud development platforms available.
 
With strong expertise in the server, development, virtualization, infrastructure, mobile, data, and cloud technologies that come together under Windows Azure, TekSource has the experience and resources to ensure that your as you transition development and infrastructure to Azure, your staff will have the resources to support your development and infrastructure environments.

 

Microsoft Azure Training Tracks

1 - Azure Fundamentals (all audiences) 

This two day course is intended for information technology (IT) professionals who have a limited knowledge of cloud technologies and want to learn more about Microsoft Azure. This course provides the underlying knowledge required by all individuals who will be evaluating Microsoft Azure, regardless of whether they are an administrator, developer, or database administrator. This course also provides the prerequisite knowledge for students wishing to attend course 20532A Microsoft Azure for Developers, or course 20533A Microsoft Azure for IT Professionals.  


2 - Developer and IT Professional Specializations

The following Developer and IT professional courses profide the foundations working with Azure in each discipline and provide the foundation for more advanced training:

 

Developer IT Professional
Azure for Developers Azure for IT Professionals
This course offers students the opportunity to take an existing ASP.NET MVC application and expand its functionality as part of moving it to Azure.                                                                                                                                                      This course is aimed at experienced IT Professionals who currently administer their on-premise infrastructure. The course introduces the student to Microsoft Azure and then teaches them how to manage their infrastructure in Azure rather than on premise.
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3 - Advanced Azure Training Options

NB:  There is a large amount of crossover between the training required for individuals that manage Azure infrastructure and those that develop for an Azure infrastructure.  

You are encouraged to review the prerequisites for each course as many of the following courses require experience with development, experience with programing languages, SQL, and developing with Visual Studio.  The courses range generally from purely development courses on the left through to infrastructure courses on the right.
azure development and it pro training
Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions (20532) Advanced SQL Azure (50592) - 4 days Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (20533)
This course offers students the opportunity to take an existing ASP.NET MVC application and expand its functionality as part of moving it to Azure.  This course focuses on the considerations necessary when building a highly available solution in the cloud.  This course also prepares the students for the 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam.                                                                                                  
An in-depth look at SQL Azure, the database cloud offering in Windows Azure. Learn the basics around server and database provisioning, valid Azure TSQL, and how security is implemented and managed. Advanced topics include partitioning with sharding, database design optimization, backup and synchronization via Synchronization Framework and Azure Data Sync and migrating various database scenarios to SQL Azure.
 

This course is aimed at experienced IT Professionals who currently administer their on-premise infrastructure.

The course introduces the student to Microsoft Azure and then teaches them how to manage their infrastructure in Azure rather than on premise.                                                                                                                                                                                

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  Managing trust relationships with multiple identity providers (55091) Designing self-service business intelligence and Big Data solutions (20467)
                      
This course is intended for Architects, IT Professional (IT Pros) and Developers. IT Professional (IT Pros) who also create software applications, build or write computer code or develop Web sites or complex macros as a secondary responsibility and Developers who create software applications, develop web sites and create complex macros.

Decoupling cloud service from all the complexity maintaining a direct relationship with all the identity providers. Any identity provider can use its own authentication protocol and the authentication results will get normalized and once established will Access Control Services (ACS) care about authentication and authorization including provisioning of a UI for the user to choose among all the recognized identity providers. Claims will be accessible for the application developer as well as for SSO ITPro to establish easy authentication and/or authorization without the necessity to know authentication protocols in detail. Management of different and multiple business identity providers will be handled in a unique fashion without the necessity to write different code. This relationship is called ‘normalizing attributes’ and will be realized by you via the Azure Management APIs.
 

This five-day instructor-led course teaches students how to implement self-service Business Intelligence (BI) and Big Data analysis solutions using the Microsoft data platform.

The course discusses the rationale for self-service BI, and describes how to use Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft SharePoint Server, and Microsoft Office 365 Power BI to create self-service data models and reports. The course then goes on to describe how to use Windows Azure HDInsight to perform Big Data analysis.

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  Windows Azure Data Services (55093) Cloud & Datacenter Monitoring with System Center Operations Manager (10964)
 
This three day course introduces into Windows Azure Storage consisting of features like tables, blobs, queues and drives and how these features can be used in combination between IaaS and PaaS as well as on-premise components and how Azure Storage can be combined with classic SQL concepts. New no-sql storage mechanisms substitute relational database engines, ‘old’ terms like database and foreign keys are substituted with new paradigm changing concepts like collections of entities, primary keys providing data flow controls through datacenter, key/value pair constructs for metadata based mass structured data access, and binary data stores via Blob services. High performance, secure and reliable message handling for string, xml or binary content via Azure and Windows Azure Drives that allow you to read and write data to blob storage using standard file system functions will be explored from a developer, ITPro and end-user perspective.
 
This course is for cloud and datacenter administrators who are new to System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager and are responsible for deploying, configuring and operating it in their cloud or datacenter. The secondary audience for this course is cloud and datacenter administrators who are already familiar with Operations Manager and want to upgrade their skills to include the new features found in System Center 2012 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 Operations Manager and System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager.
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