Free Azure certification training courses

Howdy, I would like to share the list of the extremely useful FREE courses with you which can help you to prepare for Azure exams and level up your skills in the most efficient way. Tons of videos, hands-on labs and text guidances. You just need to find a free time and passion, plus make sure that you have an active Azure subscription (trial is an option).

Note:retired” = exam is no longer available but specified courses can still be a part of your preparation. “w/labs”  = exam has performance sections (lab tasks). Click on “check out my experience” where available to get more details. Plus, updates to several Azure certifications are coming soon

Learning Paths from Pluralsight (recommended)

Learning Paths from Microsoft (step-by-step guidances)

Microsoft/OpenedX self-paced courses (have some outdated materials)

AZ-100|Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment (retired)

AZ-101|Microsoft Azure Integration and Security (retired)

AZ-103|Microsoft Azure Administrator (w/labs)

AZ-200|Microsoft Azure Developer Core Solutions (retired)

AZ-201|Microsoft Azure Developer Advanced Solutions (retired)

AZ-203|Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure

AZ-300|Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies (w/labs)

AZ-301|Microsoft Azure Architect Design

AZ-400| Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions (w/labs)

AZ-500| Microsoft Azure Security Technologies (w/labs)

AZ-900| Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

DP-200| Implementing an Azure Data Solution (w/labs)

DP-201| Designing an Azure Data Solution

DP-100| Designing and Implementing a Data Science Solution on Azure

There are also some free courses on EDX site (1 topic:1 course)

TIP: If you are not familiar with Azure Services, I’d highly recommend you to purchase pBook or download FREE ebook “Learn Azure in a Month Of Lunches” that I reviewed a few months ago. It’s a great all-in-one guide to get started with almost everything in Azure.

Happy learning and good luck with the exams!

Passed 70-347 Exam: Enabling Office 365 Services

I’ve just passed the last required 70-347 exam by the MCSA:Office 365 certification path .

mcsa office 365 certification path

This exam is absolutely different from 70-346 and dives more deeply into Exchange Online (50%), Sharepoint Online (15%), Skype For Business Online (30%) and 5% miscellaneous (onedrive for business, yammer, office 365 plans, licenses and etc) . It’s an approximate distribution of figures based only on my experience.

One fact: Microsoft does a huge work making exams more and more complicated. It means you should pay more time and attention during preparation.

There are 54 questions in total and a lot of drag-and-drops questions and 80% PowerShell inside. Forget “click, click” times . If you are not familiar and don’t work constantly with PowerShell it’s very difficult and sometimes impossible to pass exams (btw, Second Shot is ending on 01/12/2016)

I published study guide for 70-346 exam some weeks ago and now I’m going to complete this pack of guides by adding guide for 70-347.

Thank you for reading and happy holidays!

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