Microsoft Azure and Cloud Computing: The Basics
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Microsoft Azure and Cloud Computing: The Basics

A course that covers cloud services and cloud computing from the very basics. Focusing on the Microsoft Azure platform.
4.5 (3 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
24 students enrolled
Last updated 7/2017
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  • 43 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You'll be able to explain what the cloud is
  • You'll be able to understand what cloud services Microsoft Azure offers
  • Understand the difference between public cloud, private cloud and hybrid
  • Know what a virtual machine is
  • This course is NOT going to make you an expert in Azure
  • This course does NOT go into much detail on the specifics of how to perform tasks inside Azure
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  • No previous experience with Azure or The Cloud required
  • An interest in finding out more about what it means

This course was created to go through the basics of cloud and cloud platforms. It's a 45-minute introduction for people who are curious about it, and want to know if it's something they want to learn more about.

In this course, we address subjects such as:

  • What does "the cloud" mean, anyways?
  • What is "cloud computing"?
  • Who are the major cloud computing providers?
  • What is the difference between the public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud?
  • What is Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)?
  • What are resource groups in Azure?
  • What is a virtual network? 
  • What is a virtual machine? How easy is it to create one?
  • And a brief look at the Azure platform from the inside

If that interests you, I welcome you to sign up to the course. 

I love sharing my passion for technology and cloud computing with students, and thank you for having a look.

Who is the target audience?
  • Someone who has no experience working with Microsoft Azure or Amazon AWS
  • Maybe has heard the term "the cloud" and wants to learn more about what that means
  • Not for someone looking to go deep into Azure and expecting to be an expert in it after watching this course
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Curriculum For This Course
Introduction to Microsoft Azure
4 Lectures 13:48
Getting into Azure
6 Lectures 29:36
Overview of the Service Categories - IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS

Creating a Virtual Network

Creating a Virtual Machine

Microsoft's Worldwide Network - Geos and Regions

The Azure Marketplace

Bonus Lecture
About the Instructor
Scott Duffy
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TOGAF Certified Software Architect, Azure Architect

Hi there, my name is Scott Duffy. And I love making complex technical topics easy to understand.

This has been the basis of my entire career – as a developer, as a development manager, as a software architect – over the past 20 years. I spend half my time in the world of business, explaining complex technical topics to business owners and stakeholders so that they can understand and agree with my approach to solving their business problems with technical solutions. And the other half with developers, explaining the business reasons behind decisions and ensuring that any decisions made on the technical side don't restrict the business in unexpected ways.

And I'm here on Udemy to teach what I know in an approachable way. I started teaching courses in 2014, and have taught over 40,000 students. I am grateful every day with being able to connect with so many students in almost every country around the world.

I'm a certified Enterprise Architect, and certified cloud architect. I have been developing with Microsoft technologies for 20 years, starting with Classic ASP, and all the versions of .NET. We now live in the cloud era, with Microsoft Azure being prevalent in most large enterprises. I'm certified as an Azure Architect and Developer too.

Due to the volume of messages I receive, I am not able to respond to private messages on Udemy or social media platforms. If you're a student, please ask questions inside the course. Thanks for understanding!

Software Architect
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Training for enterprise architects

Software Architect provides quality online training about Enterprise Architecture and Microsoft Azure. Whether you are just starting out, or are a grizzled veteran in the field, Software Architect provides courses to help you take your career to the next level.

Software Architect is run by Scott Duffy, who is a TOGAF 9 Certified architect and trainer. Scott's consulting company, Little Oliver Consulting, is a member of The Open Group architecture forum, which helps set the standards for the future.

Scott is also Azure certified as a Developer and Architect.

TOGAF is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.