Where will this course lead?

This course is designed for candidates looking to develop foundational level knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure.

What will I study?

Learn the principles of cloud computing and key capabilities of Windows Azure. This course focuses on key topics including Understanding; Cloud Concepts; Core services; security, privacy, compliance and trust; pricing & support.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Identify common cloud computing services and the benefits of cloud computing Use Azure Cloud Shell to launch a Windows or Linux virtual machine Configure your virtual machine Understand the physical structure of Azure infrastructure Understand the service level agreements provided by Azure Understand Azure management options Navigate the Azure portal and customize the dashboard Identify and select Azure compute options Identify data storage options in Azure Understand key facilities of virtual networking in Azure Understand the basic concepts for protecting your infrastructure and data Control and organize Azure resources with Azure Resource Manager Predict costs and optimise spending

How will this course be delivered?

This course is offered through our Microsoft IT Academy at Solihull College, with workshops with individual lab facilities, supported by tutors.

Study materials includes online labs and study resources to support independent study and lab facilities both in college and at home.

Due to restrictions imposed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is highly likely that the course delivery will be changed to a 'blended learning' study experience. We envisage that this will take the form of a combination of 'in-college workshops'; 'self-directed learning'; 'distance workshops' and 'distance tutor support'. As you may appreciate the guidance is continually changing, so the proportion and mix of learning styles may change through the course. In-college workshops and face-face study will only be undertaken when and in a format that is safe to do so, in line with government advise at the time.

To facilitate effective distance learning Solihull college has invested in a range of on-line resources which includes, student virtual PC's, Microsoft Teams used for distance workshops & tutor support, Microsoft Azure for on-line labs, Moodle for on-line learning resources and student Office 365. These facilities will enable us to provide an equivalent class-based experience, with student-tutor and student-student interaction but in a safe and effective environment.

This course is available to study in the evening, over 12 sessions. Learners may re-enrol on course to extend their period of study.

What qualifications will I get?

Vocational study not leading to a recognised academic qualification. Course certificates of completion are provided.

Students may elect to take the relevant Microsoft exam AZ-900 following relevant experience, to gain the Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals

Certification requirements are is subject to change at any time without prior notice and at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Please refer to Microsoft certification site for current details.

How will I be assessed?

The course includes assessments throughout the course with both practical and quiz exercises.

There is no formal examination required; however, the relevant Microsoft exam may be taken at our Certiport test centre. See Microsoft certification site for exam details and conditions.

How do I get a place on the course?

Places are offered by interview, subject to meeting the entry requirements.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners must be over 19.

The Course is intended for candidates with a technical background who have a need to develop their foundational level knowledge around cloud services. Technical IT experience is not required however some general IT knowledge or experience would be beneficial.

What else do I need to know?

Student should have a suitable PC with access to the internet.

The study duration and schedule may change to facilitate 'blended learning' study due to Covid19 restrictions.

Certification benefits:

The number of job postings in the computing industry is growing so rapidly that there aren't enough qualified workers available to fill the positions.

Certifications give you a professional edge by providing globally recognised industry endorsed evidence of skills mastery, demonstrating your abilities and willingness to embrace new technologies.

This course is not eligible for fee concession. Learners may re-enrol on course to extend their period of study, tuition fee payable.

Tuition fee £ 400 ; Materials fee £ 0 ; Total £ 400

Please contact the Microsoft IT Academy co-ordinator, Mr Robin Foster via the enquiries team.

What can I do after this course?

Further Microsoft courses are available including Azure Administrator and Windows Server 2016.


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