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5 New Online Courses – Docker, Azure Logic Apps, Developing in Azure Cloud Services, Web Apps w/Redis and Azure Search

The Opsgility team has been busy since the beginning of the year, working diligently to deliver you the best in Microsoft Azure training!

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Check out our newly published courses:

Course Title

Duration

Author

Introduction to Docker on Microsoft Azure 1+ hours of video and 2 hours of lab exercises Manesh Raveendran
Integrating Applications with Azure Logic Apps 1+ hours of video and almost 3.5 hours of lab exercises Manesh Raveendran
Introduction to Developing Cloud Services 1 hour 49 minutes of video and 6 hours 44 minutes of lab exercises Manesh Raveendran
Building Scalable Web Apps with Redis Cache 1+ hours of video and 2 hours and 22 mins of lab exercises Manesh Raveendran
Building Search Aware Apps With Azure Search 1+ hours of video and 3+ hours of lab exercises Manesh Raveendran

We appreciate your feedback so please be sure to comment in each course!  Happy learning!

Resources for passing Azure Exam 70-533 from Opsgility

If you are just now getting started with Azure Certification it is useful to have a roadmap on how to learn the technology in order to pass the certification.

Our team of industry recognized Azure experts have built a lot of Azure training over the years, and in this case we’ve literally written the book on how to pass the exam.

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.

Objective Online Course
Implement Websites
Implement Virtual Machines
Implement Cloud Services
Implement Storage
Implement an Azure Active Directory
Implement Virtual Networks

If you haven’t tried us out yet, you can start learning Azure with a free 7-day trial here, you can cancel at any time.

New Course: Introduction to Automating IaaS with ARM and PowerShell

New Course

Opsgility has just launched a new online course by Azure MVP Michael Washam, Introduction to Automating IaaS with ARM and PowerShell. This course is available online or can be taught onsite at your location.

Course Description

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.

New Features for Enhanced Learning

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

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.

Simplified discussion

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.

New Courses: Azure, SharePoint, and Visual Studio!

Since our last post the Opsgility team has added several new online courses that are complete with hands-on lab guides for an immersive training experience.

Course Title

Duration

Author

Introduction to SharePoint Online 10 hours of video and 6 hours of lab exercises Becky Bertram
Introduction to Azure SQL Database 3+ hours of video and almost 3 hours of lab exercises  Joey D’Antoni
Infrastructure as a Service (Classic) – Updated! 3+ hours of video and almost 10 hours of lab exercises Michael Washam
Up and Running with F# 5+ hours of video and over 4 hours of lab exercises Isaac Abraham
Introduction to ARM with Visual Studio 2015 1.5 hours of video and almost 6 hours of lab exercises Michael Washam

New Course: Azure Site Recovery

New Course!

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.

Course Description

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.

Learn Azure Site Recovery Today!

New Course: Introduction to Azure DocumentDB

New Course!

Opsgility has just launched a new online course by Microsoft MVP Jan HentschelIntroduction to Azure DocumentDB. This course is available online or can be taught onsite at your location.

Course Description

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.

New Course: Azure Hybrid Identity

New Course!

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!

Course Description

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.

Learn Azure AD and Hybrid Identity Today!

 

New Course: Architecting Azure Solutions – Study Guide for 70-534

New Course! Architecting Azure Solutions 70-534

Opsgility has just launched a new online course: Architecting Azure Solutions – study guide for 70-534. This course is available online or can be taught onsite at your location.

Course Description

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.

Upcoming Azure Training (July 2015)

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.

You can sign up for both (or either) on our open enrollment schedule:
https://www.opsgility.com/TrainingSchedule