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Featured Azure Webinar

How to Leverage Azure for Identity Management and Security

The use of cloud-based business applications is growing at an exponential rate, as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provides immediate and targeted solutions for finance accounting, human resources, sales teams, and many other departments. However, the adoption of cloud services has created a challenging environment for IT and Security teams and presents businesses with many questions.

Join us for a live and interactive webinar co-costed with our partners at C/D/H, as we cover the key security features within Azure, and how Microsoft Identity and Access Management solutions specifically help IT departments protect access to applications and resources across the corporate datacenter and into the cloud—enabling additional levels of validation, such as multi-factor authentication and conditional access policies.

We will also cover the many additional benefits with the adoption of EM+S and Azure AD Premium, which include monitoring suspicious activity through advanced security reporting, auditing, and alerting that also helps mitigate potential security issues.

April 20, 2017 @12:30PM, EDT Access the Recording

Microsoft Azure Training & Certification from New Horizons

Azure Training from New Horizons

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure for building, deploying and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. It provides both Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems.

New Horizons Azure training is designed for .NET developers with Web application experience that are exploring developing new applications or porting existing applications to Azure. It is also an introduction to cloud computing as a whole. In addition, New Horizons also offers training for IT professionals looking to better understand the Microsoft Azure Infrastructure components, including virtual machines, virtual networks, migrating, extending, running, managing and monitoring common workloads in the cloud.

Microsoft Azure Training from New Horizons Can Help You:

  • Use an open and flexible platform that supports the broadest selection of operating systems, programming languages, frameworks, tools, databases and devices
  • Extend your existing IT through the largest network of secure private connections, hybrid database and storage solutions
  • Protect your data with the first major cloud provider to adopt the new international cloud privacy standard, ISO 27018
  • Run your apps anywhere on a worldwide network of Microsoft-managed datacenters across 22 regions
  • Make smarter decisions using Azure’s predictive analytics services, including Machine Learning, Cortana Analytics and Stream Analytics

Here’s a quick look at some of our specific Microsoft Azure training courses:

10979 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
This two-day course is perfect for IT administrators making their first jump into the cloud with Azure. In addition to basic cloud computing concepts and knowledge, you’ll also receive Azure-specific training such as the ability to configure virtual machines, implement Azure networks and manage cloud storage.

10992 Integrating On-Premises Core Infrastructure with Microsoft Azure
This 3-day course covers a range of components, including Azure Compute, Azure Storage, and network services that customers can benefit from when deploying hybrid solutions. In this context, the term hybrid means integrating infrastructure technologies that customers host in on-premises data centers with Azure IaaS and PaaS services. This course offers an overview of these services, providing the knowledge necessary to design hybrid solutions properly. It also includes a number of demonstrations and labs that enable students to develop hands-on skills that are necessary when implementing such solutions.

10993 Integrating On-Premises Identity Infrastructure with Microsoft Azure
This course teaches IT professionals how to integrate their on-premises AD DS environment with Azure AD and how to use Azure AD as a directory service. It also teaches candidates how to use Azure RMS to protect sensitive documents. Additionally, it focusses on how to enhance authentication with multi-factor authentication and how to monitor directory synchronization health.

20398 Planning for and Managing Devices in the Enterprise: Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) & On-Premises Tools
With BYOD now a significant consideration for many IT departments, you need a way to manage disparate devices across both your physical and cloud-based networks. New Horizons’ Azure training provides the skills you need to safely use devices in the enterprise, connect AD DS with Azure AD, and plan and implement long-term app support.

20487 Developing Windows Azure and Web Services
If you’ve got at least six months’ experience programming in .NET and want to learn more about deploying hybrid environments, this course is for you. Upon completion you’ll have the skills to query and manipulate data with Entity Framework, create-SOAP based devices and secure WCF services. In addition, this course helps prepare you for ongoing Azure certification with training for exam 70-487.

20532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
This Microsoft Azure online course is ideal for IT pros with some experience using Azure apps and features in their live IT environment. Along with critical knowledge needed for the 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam, you’ll also come away with practical skills such as the ability to configure and deploy ASP.NET Web applications, manage blobs and containers and create a virtual network.

20533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
Preparing for exam 70-533? This is the course is for you. If you already have solid cloud knowledge but want to learn more about Azure, this training package provides the skills you need to go deeper with Azure architecture components, deploy and configure Web apps, and integrate on-premises Windows AD with Azure AD.

40390 Microsoft Azure for AWS Experts
This course provides an in-depth discussion and practical hands-on training of Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS) including Azure Virtual Machines, Storage, Virtual Networking, and deployment options.


Microsoft Azure Certification*

Ready to ramp up your Azure knowledge and take your Microsoft certification to the next level? Microsoft Azure online training from New Horizons provides both the high-level concepts and hands-on experience you need to master Microsoft’s cloud platform.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Cloud Platform

This certification demonstrates your expertise in Microsoft cloud-related technologies to reduce IT costs and deliver more value for the modern business.

Earning an MCSA: Cloud Platform provides the foundation for a position as a cloud administrator or architect and is the first step on your path to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE).

Course: 20532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
Exam: Exam 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
Course: 20533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
Exam: Exam 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

This certification validates that you have the skills needed to run a highly efficient and modern data center, with expertise in cloud technologies, identity management, systems management, virtualization, storage, and networking.


NOTE: To earn the MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification, you must first earn a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Cloud Platform or a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2016/2012, and then, pass a single additional exam from a list of electives associated with the corresponding certification.

Once you hold an MSCA: Cloud Platform or MSCA: Windows Server, pass any one of the following elective exams to earn an MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure:

Preparation Course: 20532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
Elective Exam: 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
 
Preparation Course: 20533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
Elective Exam: 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
 
Preparation Course: Currently unavailable
Elective Exam: 70-534: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
 
Preparation Course: Currently unavailable
Elective Exam: 70-473: Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions
 
Preparation Course: Currently unavailable
Elective Exam: 70-475: Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions
 
Preparation Course: 20744 Securing Windows Server 2016
Elective Exam: 70-744: Securing Windows Server 2016
 
Preparation Course: 20413 Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
Elective Exam: 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
 
Preparation Course: 20414 Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure
Elective Exam: 70-414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure
 
Preparation Course: 20246 Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud
Elective Exam: 70-246: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud
 
Preparation Course: 20247 Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud
Elective Exam: 70-247: Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud
 

Note that Microsoft will change the required elective exams every calendar year.

*Important MCSE & MCSD Certification Changes from Microsoft

On September 26, 2016, five new Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) and Developer (MCSD) specialties were released. To earn each of the new certifications—MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSE: Mobility, MCSE: Data Management and Analysis, MCSE: Productivity, or MCSD: App Builder—you must first earn a qualifying Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification and, then, pass a single additional exam from a list of electives associated with the corresponding certification. Click here for a complete summary of the MCSE and MCSD changes from Microsoft, including answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

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