Seems like everywhere you turn these days, Windows Azure is a hot topic.  We get questions daily about where to find some great Windows Azure training.  Well, we’re excited to let our Partners know that a new set of Windows Azure training is available for you.  The training, Partner Practice Enablement: Windows Azure Technical Training, is available in multiple formats (more on that below).

What Kind of Training is it?  What will it cover?

The level 200-300  training starts with an introduction to Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks (Infrastructure Services). It delivers the foundational knowledge needed for users intending to run new workloads in Windows Azure or migrate existing workloads from on-premises.

Students will be introduced to the rich features of Windows Azure Active Directory and see how it can be used to achieve single sign-on across cloud applications, protect application access, enforce multi-factor authentication, and integrate with Windows Server Active Directory. The 8 modules in the training are:

Module

Title

1/8

Introduction to Windows Azure Infrastructure Services

2/8

Windows Azure Infrastructure Services Networking

3/8

Windows Azure Active Directory

4/8

Windows Azure Active Directory Integration

5/8

Cloud Services, Websites and Infrastructure Services

6/8

Development and Test

7/8

SQL Server and SharePoint Server in Windows Azure

8/8

Management and Monitoring of Virtual Machines

Each module includes an instructional session, Q&A, and self-study guides for additional hands on learning.

Who should attend?

Anyone who is new to, or has not worked with Windows Azure at all, can benefit from this training.  The training will have a technical focus, so technical sellers, implementers, and support experts are encouraged to participate.

When is the training and how do I sign up?

Web-based live training will run weekly from March 4th until April 24th.  The webcasts are offered twice a day at 7AM and 5PM Pacific time.  The schedule is as follows:

Module 1: March 4th Module 5: April 8th
Module 2: March 11th Module 6: April 15th
Module 3: March 18th Module 7: April 17th
Module 4: March 25th Module 8: April 24th

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in addition to the live training, we are making self-study recordings of the training sessions available via an MPN Learning Path:

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What does this training cost?

The self-study content of the Learning Path is provided at no cost.

For the live webcasts, two Partner Advisory Hours will be deducted from your organization's balance per session independent of the number of attendees from your organization.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please send an email to ppebootcamp@microsoft.com