Complimentary Courses

Here at New Horizons Ireland we like to offer something back to the industry from time to time and put our expertise to good use. We therefore, from time to time, offer complimentary courses to keep you up to date on the latest technologies and best business practices. Our very experienced instructors are subject matter experts with real world experience, and they like nothing better than passing on their expertise in each course.

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We are giving away FREE Microsoft Official Courseware for a limited time only. Simply fill out the form below to get your free course now!

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Welcome to First Look Clinic: Microsoft Azure. Congratulations on taking the first step toward learning about how to successfully manage and administer a Microsoft Azure cloud solution. This course will help you to become familiar with the fundamentals of Microsoft Azure including the 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.

Course OutlineModule 1: Cloud OverviewLessons

  • Introduction to Cloud Computing
Module 2: Microsoft AzureLessons
  • Overview of Microsoft Azure
  • Azure Data Centers and Services
Module 3: PortalsLessons
  • Classic Azure Portal
  • New Azure Portal
  • Azure Subscriptions
Module 4: Infrastructure OverviewLessons
  • Virtual Machines, Networks, and Storage
Module 5: Azure Resource Manager (ARM)Lessons
  • Introduction to Resource Manager
Module 6: Azure PowerShellLessons
  • Azure PowerShell Modules
  • Azure PowerShell Cmdlets
Module 7: Practice exercisesLab : Practice Exercises
  • Take an Azure Virtual Data Center Tour
  • Sign-in and Explore the Classic Azure Portal
  • Sign-in and Explore the New Azure Portal
  • Azure Subscriptions
  • Deploy a New Virtual Machine
  • Work with Azure Resource Manager and a VM Template
  • Download and install the Azure PowerShell modules
  • Connect to Azure by using PowerShell
  • Work with Azure Resource Manager by using PowerShell

In this demo course, you will learn how to use the Microsoft Official Course On-Demand (MOC On-Demand) player and experience one module of the course Troubleshooting and Supporting Windows 10. You can access real content from module 8 of the course Troubleshooting and Supporting Windows 10.  This means you can watch videos, take assessments and try out Module 8 labs to get a real sense of how you will experience a Microsoft Official Course On-Demand. Please note that your lab access is limited to a total of 30 minutes, so make the most of your lab session. We hope this demo course provides you with everything you want to know before you make a decision to buy Microsoft Official Course On-Demand.  In this demo course, you will learn how to use the Microsoft Official Course On-Demand (MOC On-Demand) player and experience one module of the course Troubleshooting and Supporting Windows 10. You can access real content from module 8 of the course Troubleshooting and Supporting Windows 10.  This means you can watch videos, take assessments and try out Module 8 labs to get a real sense of how you will experience a Microsoft Official Course On-Demand. Please note that your lab access is limited to a total of 30 minutes, so make the most of your lab session. We hope this demo course provides you with everything you want to know before you make a decision to buy Microsoft Official Course On-Demand. 

Welcome to Introduction to Cloud Computing. Congratulations on taking the first step toward learning about the fundamental principles and concepts of cloud computing as you consider a career in IT, or seek to add to your existing knowledge and experience. This 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.

Course Outline

Module 1: Cloud Computing ConceptsLessons

  • What is a Cloud?
  • Evolving IT Operations Models
  • Business Drivers for the Cloud
Module 2: Implementing Cloud ServicesLessons
  • Types of Cloud Services
  • Public Cloud
  • Private Cloud
  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Moving to a Cloud Model
  • Managing Cloud Infrastructure
Module 3: Overview of Microsoft AzureLessons
  • Introducing Microsoft Azure
  • Azure Services
  • Azure Data Centers
Module 4: Exploring Microsoft AzureLessons
  • Setting Up Your Azure Subscription
  • The Full Azure Management Portal
  • The New Azure Preview Portal
Lab : Exploring Azure Portals

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Introduce Windows Server 2016 First Look Clinic.
  • Describe Nano Server and how to manage it.
  • Describe the new features in Hyper-V.
  • The new features available for Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
  • Describe Storage Spaces Direct, Storage Replica and Storage QoS.
  • List and describe the other new and improved networking services in Windows Server 2016.
  • Complete all labs in the course.

PREREQUISITES

While there are no specific prerequisites, individuals will benefit most if they have experience in the following areas:

  • Experience with Windows Server 2012 & 2012 R2
  • Familiar with AD DS
  • Experience configuring storage in an enterprise
  • Experience managing an enterprise network
  • Experience with virtual machines & clustering

COURSE OUTLINE

Module 1: What is new in compute?  

Module 2: What is new in identity?

Module 3: What's New in File and Storage Services?

Module 4: What's New in Networking? 

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