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Understanding Citrix Cloud

Join us to find out about the Citrix Cloud story, and how it can help move your company forward. Master CCI Khalaf Haddad will talk about the Citrix Cloud solution, discuss the different subscription offerings, and show how your organization may benefit from moving to Citrix Cloud.

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Cloudy with a Chance of Disruption: A Look into the State of the Modern Cloud

Join James Stanger, Chief Technology Evangelist at CompTIA, as he discusses Cloud implementations today, including the current ways that companies adopt the Cloud worldwide. He will also discuss critical skills workers need to support companies as they migrate to various versions of the Cloud. Skill include understanding security and multifactor authentication, automation and orchestration, and virtualization.

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Cloud Computing Training Solutions from New Horizons

Moving IT functions to the cloud makes a lot of sense, for a lot of businesses; however, it's important to consider how cloud computing has and continues to change the face of corporate IT.

Training and certifying your staff, and working with a training partner like New Horizons, assures that your organization’s Cloud strategy will be at the forefront of industry best-practices. And, as your company continues to upgrade its evolving Cloud solutions, also remember to upgrade the skills of the people responsible for deploying and maintaining the technology as well.

Why Will More Businesses Shift to the Cloud?

  • Businesses no longer need to purchase, store, and maintain expensive network equipment, reducing the resources (time and money) involved in maintaining, updating, and repairing their own server hardware and software. 
  • Businesses become more agile because they are able to grow or shrink computing resources as demand increases or decreases, paying only for the resources they actually use. 
  • Remote employees can easily access necessary applications via the Internet from any location, using their mobile and handheld computing devices, increasing both their efficiency and the ability to collaborate from their desk and on the go.

How Will the Cloud Change the Workplace for IT Professionals?

  • As companies switch to cloud-hosted services, these maintenance, repair, and upgrade services will be provided by the provider, which will free up these support personnel to work on other important company projects.
  • It will create an increased demand for cloud specialized consultants, developers, and architects to meet the growing markets immediate and specialized needs.
  • It will drive a switch in emphasis from support to innovation, as companies require new and better cloud-hosted applications to support their business needs. 

New to the Cloud?

Find out all that the Cloud has to offer, and learn the fundamental skills you need to be successful in today’s cloud environment with the following foundational courses.

CompTIA Cloud Essentials

Cloud Essentials is a foundational course for anyone interested in getting involved with the Cloud. It is designed for students across job roles and functions who are interested in beginning to understand the cloud. Students can take the CompTIA Cloud Essentials exam and upon passing the exam, will earn a Cloud Essentials Specialty Certification.

CompTIA Cloud Essentials

CompTIA Cloud+

As more and more businesses shift their IT operations to cloud platforms, skills in cloud computing and virtualization have become a frequently required qualification for IT professionals. Adding CompTIA Cloud+ to your resume demonstrates your ability to implement and maintain cloud technologies and enables you to jump into a rapidly growing market.

CompTIA Cloud+

Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

Learn basic cloud computing concepts as well as specific Microsoft Azure features used in day-to-day administration of cloud resources. You will learn key Microsoft Azure concepts and basic implementation of Azure subscriptions, websites, virtual machines, storage, virtual networks, databases, and Microsoft Azure Active Directory.

10979 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

Microsoft On-Demand Courses

Microsoft On-Demand 99994: Cloud Computing Fundamentals
This free half-day, on-demand course provides a primer to help you understand the business benefits of Cloud computing solutions, become familiar with "Cloud terminology," and explore the basic concepts behind the Cloud.

Microsoft On-Demand 99995: Azure First Look Clinic
This free on-demand course will help you to become familiar with the fundamentals of Microsoft Azure, including web-based portals for deploying resources and managing Azure subscriptions. You'll learn about Azure Resource Manager and how to use templates to manage resources. This course also introduces PowerShell as a key tool to manage and automate Azure resources.

Microsoft Cloud Certification & Training

Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate

An Azure Administrator is responsible for implementing, monitoring, and maintaining Microsoft Azure solutions, including major services related to compute, storage, network, and security.

Exam: AZ-100 - Infrastructure and Deployment Track
  • AZ-100T01: Manage Subscriptions and Resources1 day
  • AZ-100T02: Implement and Manage Storage1 day
  • AZ-100T03: Deploy and Manage Virtual Machines1 day
  • AZ-100T04: Configure and Manage Virtual Networks1 day
  • AZ-100T05: Manage Identities1 day
  • (OR)

  • AZ-100: Azure Infrastructure and Deployment Track4 days
  • Exam: AZ-101 - Integration and Security Track

    Microsoft Azure Developer Associate

    Expand your Azure development skills to meet future business needs by becoming certified.

    Exam: AZ-200 - Developer Core Solutions Track
    Course:Length: Exam: AZ-201 - Advanced Solutions Track

    Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect

    Master the skills needed to design solutions that run on Azure. A Microsoft Azure solution architect must have expertise in compute, network, storage, and security.

    Exam: AZ-300 - Solutions Architect Technologies Track
    Course:Length: Exam: AZ-301 - Solutions Architect Design Track

    Additional Cloud Learning Solutions

    AWS Training

    AWS SysOps Administrator
    Students will attain a deep knowledge of AWS infrastructure and deployment on AWS, and attain skills to pass the AWS Certification Exam.

    Cisco Cloud Technology

    Cisco believes the network platform is a foundational component of Cloud. The network is critical to providing intelligent connectivity within and beyond the data center. It also enables distinctive functionality in a secure, trusted, and ubiquitous platform. The network is the natural home for management and enforcement of policies relating to risk, performance, and cost. Only the network sees all data, connected resources, and user interactions over the public internet, as well as within and between Clouds. The network is thus uniquely positioned to monitor and meter usage and performance of distributed Cloud services and infrastructure.

    The following Cisco courses are an excellent starting point to building the fundamental networking and security knowledge you'll need to work in the cloud:

    Cloud Specific

    CCNA Cloud (Cisco Certified Networking Associate - Cloud)

    Citrix Cloud

    CXD-252 Moving to the XenApp and XenDesktop Service on Citrix Cloud and Microsoft Azure
    Learn to configure Citrix StoreFront and NetScaler Gateway as a service within Citrix Cloud or as managed machines in your datacenter or on the Azure platform for remote access. This course is designed for experienced IT Professionals familiar with XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x in an on-premises environment moving to the Citrix Cloud and deploying their XenApp and XenDesktop workloads on Microsoft Azure.

    NOTE: Any student that completes this course will automatically be certified in Citrix Cloud. No exam is required; certification is granted by attending and completing the class.

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    Microsoft Cloud Technologies

    Microsoft is a leading provider of cloud technologies and applications with solutions that fit every level of business need, including Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Windows Server Hyper-V and Microsoft Dynamics CRM. New Horizons is among the largest networks of Microsoft Partners for Gold and Silver Learning Solutions in the world.

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is the most basic cloud deployment. Microsoft's IaaS solution hosts all your server capabilities for file and print, file storage, networking, and security. Microsoft can host Windows Server, System Center, Forefront Security, & Windows Intune to keep your network up and running and secure, while applications and client operating systems still reside on your own computers. All server and network technology would be hosted and managed in the cloud.

    Windows Server

    Take advantage of Windows Server's new applications and services on-premises and in public Cloud environments to deliver a whole new level of business value.

    System Center

    Manage your IT environments across traditional datacenters, private and public Clouds, client computers, and devices.

    Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

    Here not only do you host your networking in the cloud but you also move over your development solutions as well. Microsoft's PaaS solution adds in support via Windows Azure (the cloud development component) to support SQL Server in the Cloud as well as any custom solutions. Data is hosted in a cloud SQL database and then uses that platform to write a custom app that works through a browser to access the data and determine the best prices and options. Windows Azure App Fabric is a tool that helps stitch all these parts together into a single cloud platform that developers can build off of.

    Microsoft Azure

    Build, host and scale applications in Microsoft datacenters with no up-front expenses, no long term commitment, and only pay for the resources you use.

    SQL Server

    Microsoft SQL Server is a Cloud-ready information platform that will ease data sharing across organizations and enable quickly built solutions to extend data across on-premises and public Cloud.

    Visual Studio | .NET

    At the heart of developing enterprise applications destined for the cloud, Visual Studio is your ultimate all-in-one development environment.

    Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

    The highest level of cloud implementation is Software as a Service (SaaS). Here all of your networking, your development platform, your operating systems, and individual applications are hosted in the cloud - you simply have to have a computer with a web browser and a fast internet connection. Through Microsoft's SaaS solution, Office 365, all the services for networking, applications, SharePoint, Exchange, CRM, and Skype Communications come across the web to your computer. This allows for the least physical footprint of equipment in an organization.

    Office 365

    Businesses deploy Office 365 to enhance productivity and ensure continuous availability of resources to their employees. However, this puts more stress on the administrators who have the responsibility of managing the cloud-based environment.

    Exchange Server

    Microsoft's premier messaging platform is fully equipped to take your messaging services into the Cloud.

    Skype for Business

    Skype for Business delivers a fresh, intuitive user experience that brings together the different ways people communicate in a single interface. This unified experience facilitates rapid user adoption, while the ability to support a full range of communications from a single platform reduces both capital and operational costs.

    SharePoint Server

    Microsoft SharePoint makes it easier for people to work together, and when running on Hyper-V, customers can experience the benefits of virtualization, such as reduced hardware and energy costs, without sacrificing high levels of performance and scalability.

    Dynamics CRM

    Plan, initiate, and track your campaigns from one central platform. The interface appearance is built on familiar software like Outlook and can be used flexibly thanks to web-based services.

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