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First Look Clinic: Microsoft Azure

Official Courseware On Demand

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 Outline

Module 1: Cloud Overview

  • Introduction to Cloud Computing

Module 2: Microsoft Azure

  • Overview of Microsoft Azure
  • Azure Data Centers and Services

Module 3: Portals

  • Classic Azure Portal
  • New Azure Portal
  • Azure Subscriptions

Module 4: Infrastructure Overview

  • Virtual Machines, Networks, and Storage

Module 5: Azure Resource Manager (ARM)

  • Introduction to Resource Manager

Module 6: Azure PowerShell

  • Azure PowerShell Modules
  • Azure PowerShell Cmdlets

Module 7: 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
  • Lab : Practice Exercises

Simply fill out the form and we will send you the access code for the course!

Please note that free courses are currently only available to Irish companies only. So please fill out your company's name.

About New Horizons Ireland

With a very convenient location next to Jervis street in Dublin 1, we offer a wide range of IT and business skills courses and we can also send our instructors to your location.

We are 100% Irish owned, but we are also part of the largest independent IT Training Provider, New Horizons Computer Learning Centres who deliver more courses than any other IT training company.

Because we're local, we understand the needs of business and individuals in our community. Whether you choose to take classes in person or online, you're always welcome to call or stop by. 

New Horizons Ireland student 


Wonderful teacher

Course presented extremely well indeed"

Paul – ITC Group, Dublin, Ireland

"I would like to thank the staff of New Horizons, who were very helpful, prompt, friendly and professional in helping me attain my MCTS certification. I would like to thank Abdul in particular for his guidance during the course and commend him on his knowledge of software development."

New Horizons Ireland student 

"Firstly I would like to say thanks, I found the course I sat yesterday extremely beneficial and the instructor was fantastic, she was enthusiastic and engaging and I would highly recommend the course to friends and colleagues. The post class services are also excellent!"

What is MOC On Demand?

MOC On-Demand combines high-quality video, reading, live hands-on labs and knowledge checks in a self-paced format to help you build skills on Microsoft technologies when you choose.

How is this course delivered?

This is an official Microsoft on-demand training is a self-paced online training experience that includes video, hands-on labs, exercises, text and knowledge checks.

How do I start this course?

If you fill out the form above and we will email you an access code and course link. Please be aware that some access codes have an expiry date.

Can I ask questions?

Of course. Contact us here

How long does the course take?

Each MOC On-Demand course is made up of self-paced video modules that map to the MOC flow, 3 to 8 minutes in length each, with short knowledge check assessments at the end of each module. Upon course completion a longer Course Assessment gauges’ student knowledge retention.

Generally, it takes about 30 to 40 hours to complete a MOC On-Demand course.

When is the course?

The Microsoft MOC On-Demand learning solution enables you to learn whenever, and wherever, is convenient for you. All learning is available 24/7, accessed securely via a single user sign-on through a Microsoft hosted web portal. The content is recorded and delivered by engaging Microsoft experts.