Microsoft Azure is one of the leading enterprise-grade cloud computing platforms. This learning path provides IT professionals who have an existing knowledge of Azure with the skills they need to successfully manage infrastructure on Azure.
Planning a Microsoft Cloud Solution with Sharon Bennett
Move to the cloud. Get a quick introduction to the cloud-based services—including storage and identity management—available in Microsoft Azure.
2h 16m • COURSE
Microsoft Azure: Networking Concepts with David Elfassy
Learn about configuring networking in a Microsoft Azure environment. Dig deep into networking concepts, VPNs, virtual machines, and network security groups.
1h 54m • COURSE
Microsoft Azure: Security Concepts with David Elfassy
Learn how to secure your Microsoft Azure deployment and Azure services such as Office 365 and Azure Active Directory.
2h 9m • COURSE
Microsoft Azure: Create and Manage Virtual Machines with Sharon Bennett
Boost your skills in Azure implementation, going from beginner-level to intermediate, by learning how to create, scale, manage, and monitor ARM virtual machines.
1h 54m • COURSE
Microsoft Azure: Create a Linux Virtual Machine with Bhargav Shukla
Learn how to create and manage a Linux virtual machine in Azure and explore deployment options such as using a prebuilt Linux image from Azure Marketplace.
43m 34s • COURSE
Microsoft Azure: Virtual Network Implementation with Sharon Bennett
Learn how to design and configure virtual networks using Microsoft Azure. This course is also an exam preparation course for the 70-533 exam: Implementing MS Azure Infrastructure Solutions.
1h 20m • COURSE
Microsoft Azure: Design and Implement a Storage Strategy with Sharon Bennett
Learn how to implement storage in Azure, the cloud offering from Microsoft. Explore the basics of Azure storage, as well as how to use and monitor the service.
1h 30m • COURSE
Microsoft Azure: Design and Implement App Service Apps with Sharon Bennett
Learn how to deploy, configure, and manage Azure Web Apps. This course can also help you prepare for the 70-533 exam: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.
1h 38m • COURSE
Microsoft Azure: Design and Deploy ARM Templates with Sharon Bennett
Learn how to design easy-to-use, reliable Azure Resource Manager templates and secure Azure resources.
1h 22m • COURSE
Microsoft Azure: Business Continuity with Matt Hester
Learn how to implement a BCDR (business continuity and disaster recovery) strategy using Azure Backup Server and Site Recovery.
2h 27m • COURSE
You'll learn advanced Azure IT administration with these experts
Sharon Bennett is a staff author at LinkedIn who creates courses focusing on Microsoft Azure and Office 365.
Previously, Sharon worked with Microsoft Partners, providing technical and business development advice to help them build their cloud offerings. Sharon is a certified Microsoft Cloud Solutions Architect, a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and holds several other Microsoft certifications. Additionally, Sharon has taught Azure and other Microsoft technologies to Microsoft Partners. Sharon brings 20+ years of technical experience and her own entrepreneurial lessons to her position.
David Elfassy is a Microsoft consultant and trainer, specializing in Microsoft Exchange and Office 365.
David began his career in IT in the early 90s, delivering Microsoft Official Curriculum, and has specialized in Microsoft Exchange Server since 1997. He worked as a project lead on many migrations and implementations of Microsoft infrastructure technologies for governmental and corporate organizations, helping these groups migrate to the new versions of Microsoft Exchange Server. He has also been working closely with Microsoft Learning teams on various marketing and certification projects, particularly on curriculum development for multiple arms of Microsoft Corp. David is a co-owner and senior technical adviser for two Microsoft Gold Certified Partners—Netlogon Technologies (specializing in large-enterprise consulting) and Kalleo (specializing in small-business network management)—overseeing teams of consultants and network technicians.
Bhargav Shukla is the director of technology and strategic alliances at KEMP Technologies.
As a member of the strategic alliances team at KEMP Technologies, Bhargav Shukla provides leadership and guidance to technical teams and manages technical alliances with strategic partners. Bhargav works closely with partners such as Microsoft, Dell, VMware, and others to assess technical alliance opportunities, anticipating market and technological trends; to create technical architecture; and to help drive the direction of products to align with strategic goals as well as increase brand awareness and reach to broader markets and customer bases.
Bhargav loves challenges—just as much as solving tough problems. Combining it with his passion to understand the technology in context of requirements, the problems it can solve, and, most importantly, the limitations it may have has greatly helped him get where he is today. As the saying goes, there is never a dull day when you love what you do.Bhargav received Microsoft MVP award for the last 4 years, acknowledging his community contributions. With more than 20 years of IT experience, he has worked with multitude of technologies, including messaging, directory services, information security, virtualization, and others. More importantly, he has learned that technical skills can only solve technical problems. To succeed in workplace, you need to understand the challenges that businesses face and need to address.
Matt Hester is an IT pro, author, and technical evangelist who specializes in Microsoft server technologies.
Matt believes that being an IT pro means working with computers right where the magic begins. He has been involved in the IT pro community for over 20 years, and loves reaching out to users and customers in the local community. He is a skilled and experienced communicator, and has presented to audiences nationally and internationally in excess of 5,000 and as small as 10. He cites his father as his role model: "The older I get, the smarter he gets." Funny how that works! Matt has written four articles for TechNet magazine and has published three books for Sybex: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration Instant Reference, Automating Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows PowerShell 2.0, and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Administration Instant Reference. A movie buff with a massive DVD collection, Matt also runs marathons and dreams of being a pro football player or joining the PGA tour.