In this post, I want to share some of our online courses that map directly to the objectives for the exam. Each of these courses will cover the objective topic (and then some), and also provides in-depth hands-on lab guides that you can practice in your own Azure subscription to get the hands-on practical experience to really learn the skills being taught.
This course explores learning how to create and configure Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks using the Azure Resource Manager (ARM) PowerShell Cmdlets. This course assumes you have a solid knowledge of the features and capabilities of Azure Infrastructure as a Service and is focused on teaching and reinforcing skills with the Azure PowerShell cmdlets with ARM.
We have recently launched several new features to enhance your learning experience with Opsgility.
Course Assignments for Individuals
Course assignments allow you to assign a goal date on when to complete a class. They are great because in addition to helping you track your learning progress they also are great for bookmarking your top courses.
Course Assignments for Teams
In team mode an administrator can assign specific courses to their team and track progress to course completion. Reporting is built in to quickly give you an update on your teams progress towards the goals you assign.
Certificates Quick View
For each course that you have completed by completing the labs and knowledge measures you will receive a certificate of completion. We have added a top level link off of the account menu to quickly see and download all of your certificates from a single location.
Course Player Enhancements
Lab files are now a top level download instead of associated with each individual lab.
Take Notes While Learning
You can now add notes while watching a module. Each note will capture the location within the module and when selected take you back to the spot you took the note in.
Added support for Disqus to each course. Previously, access to Opsgility expert trainers was through Yammer. To simplify interaction we have added an inline Disqus feature to answer your questions about the course or the labs.
As always, we love to hear feedback on new topics or site enhancements.
Opsgility has just launched a new online course by Microsoft MVP Peter De Tender, Azure Site Recovery. This course is available online or can be taught onsite at your location.
This course provides an introduction to one of the newest cloud services available within Microsoft Azure, the Azure Site Recovery Manager (ASR). Students are introduced to the core principals of disaster recovery first, followed by an introduction to Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks. In the next part, the course will dig deeper inside Azure Site Recovery Manager itself; how it works, how to configure it, how to streamline your disaster recovery failover from on-premises to Azure, and so on. Learn the concepts of protection groups, how to perform planned and unplanned failover and more.
The Introduction to Azure DocumentDB course explores the latest NoSQL storage option available on Microsoft Azure, called DocumentDB, and will help students to become familiar with DocumentDB and its features. As a document-oriented database DocumentDB allows developers to store semi-structured and structured data in a scalable way without the need to learn another data access language. Students familiar with relational databases will find a lot of features provided by traditional databases, such as SQL, UDF and Stored Procedures, also in DocumentDB. Provided as a cloud service, DocumentDB helps to reduce operation and maintenance costs without losing control of your overall database.
Opsgility has just launched a new online course by Microsoft MVP (Active Directory) Marcin Policht, Azure Hybrid Identity. This course is available online or can be taught onsite at your location by an Opsgilty Expert!
This course explores the tools and technologies for integrating Microsoft Azure AD with an existing Windows Server Active Directory environment for same and single sign-on. The student will learn how to use Microsoft Azure AD Connect to synchronize directories as well as when to use synchronization alone vs. deploying ADFS. The student will also learn how to federate ADFS with an Azure AD environment. This course is a key component of studying to pass the 70-533 Implementing Azure Infrastructure Solutions test.
In this course students will review capabilities and technologies learned previous in Microsoft Azure Exams 70-532 and 70-533 and then design solution architectures based on the requirements. This course is available as live instructor-led and online self-paced. In a live delivery, the course is highly interactive where students will form groups and mock up architecture designs for several case studies. In the online self-paced version the instructors will walk through several case studies and their solutions. This course is designed to help students gain valuable and in-depth architecture skills on Microsoft Azure along with gaining the essential skills to pass Microsoft Exam 70-534.
Opsgility is hosting two instructor-led training sessions in July focused on Microsoft Azure.
The first is coming up quick on July 9th. It is a one hour long webinar to discuss using Microsoft Azure for the Enterprise. It will discuss the business value and also discuss some of the most critical use cases and technical capabilities.
The second is the last week of July. This is a 5 day hard core technical training focused on Azure IaaS and Architecture. If you ever wanted to learn enough to pass both the 70-533 and 70-534 exams AND get a ton of hands-on practice in Microsoft Azure this is your chance.