Microsoft Professional Program for Cloud Administration

Through this program, students will learn how to set up Azure virtual machines, networks, and app services; automate workloads and deployment; and manage storage, identity, databases, security and compliance. Learn how to become a Cloud Administrator, leveraging the best of Microsoft technology.

13
REQUIRED COURSES
12-18
HOURS PER COURSE
11
SKILLS

Technologies you will use to gain your skills

Azure IaaS
Virtual Machines
Virtual Networks
Azure App Service
New Relic
Azure PaaS
Docker
Azure Idenity

Track detail

Each course runs for three months and starts at the beginning of a quarter. January—March, April—June, July—September, and October —December. The capstone runs for four weeks at the beginning of each quarter: January, April, July, October. For exact dates for the current course run, please refer to the course detail page on edX.org.

* Courses can be taken during any course run and in any order. When multiple course options are listed for a skill, only one must be completed to satisfy the requirements for graduation.

  • Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines

    Delivered by Microsoft

    Learn to size and deploy different types of IaaS virtual machines from the Azure Portal and automation using Azure PowerShell.  Gain an understanding of the different virtual machine configuration options to consider along with tools for management and day to day monitoring.

    Course schedule:
    For exact dates for the course, please refer to the course detail page on edX.org.

  • Microsoft Azure Virtual Networks

    Delivered by Microsoft

    Learn about Azure virtual networks including how to plan, configure,  and manage the virtual network for scale and security.   Configure inter-site connectivity between the virtual network and on-premise computers.

    Course schedule:
    For exact dates for the course, please refer to the course detail page on edX.org.

  • Microsoft Azure Identity

    Delivered by Microsoft

    Learn the important concepts of Azure Active Directory (AD), how Azure AD is different for on-premise AD for managing users and groups and managing customer domains.

    Course schedule:
    For exact dates for the course, please refer to the course detail page on edX.org.

  • Microsoft Azure App Service

    Delivered by Microsoft

    Learn how the Azure App Service is used to deploy and manage different web apps and how to create  and modify Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates to make your apps easier to deploy and manage.

    Course schedule:
    For exact dates for the course, please refer to the course detail page on edX.org.

  • Databases in Azure

    Delivered by Microsoft

    Learn about the available Azure database services with a primary focus on Azure SQL database planning, deployment, security, and management.

    Course schedule:
    For exact dates for the course, please refer to the course detail page on edX.org.

  • Automating Azure Workloads

    Delivered by Microsoft

    Learn how to successfully automate those manual, long-running, error-prone, and frequently repeated administrative tasks using Desired State Configuration (DSC), Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates, run books integrated with Azure Automation.

    Course schedule:
    For exact dates for the course, please refer to the course detail page on edX.org.

  • Azure Application Deployment and Management

    Delivered by Microsoft

    Learn advanced details about containers, what they are, how to work with them and why they are important for modern cloud based application workloads. It will also teach you about container clustering and orchestration with Azure Container Service and how to deploy and manage containerized workloads at scale and with agility as well as how to deploy and manage distributed application services with Service Fabric to provide greater agility and scale with your application workloads.

    Course schedule:
    For exact dates for the course, please refer to the course detail page on edX.org.

  • Migrating Workloads to Azure

    Delivered by Microsoft

    Learn about the different options for migrating to Microsoft Azure leveraging a systematic approach. Tactics for success such as decision making techniques on when to use manual approaches or leveraging automation will be covered. In addition, preferred practices for migrating IaaS workloads will be shared including: learning how to decide if rebuilding is the right approach or doing some type of Lift & Shift using the Tools Microsoft provides.

    Course schedule:
    For exact dates for the course, please refer to the course detail page on edX.org.

  • Microsoft Professional Capstone : Cloud Administration

    Delivered by Microsoft

    Validate the skills and knowledge that you have obtained by taking  the Cloud Administration series of courses by completing the Cloud Administration  Capstone project. This capstone project will provide you with several core Cloud Administration scenarios and tasks that you will implement, and upon successful completion you will obtain the Cloud Administration Microsoft Professional Program (MPP) credential.

    Capstone project schedule:
    The capstone runs for four weeks at the beginning of each quarter:
    January, April, July, October.
    For exact dates for the capstone, please refer to the course detail page on edX.org.

Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Cloud Administration

Don't live under the cloud. Control it.

Many of the courses in the Microsoft Professional Program in Cloud Administration features hands-on labs so you can practice with the most sought after skills. Assessments that require more than just memorization help to ensure that you have mastered these new skills.

Learn on your own time

All courses are available online and on demand – so whether you plan to spend a couple of hours per day or a couple of hours per week, you can work on these skills at the pace that is right for you. And since the curriculum consists of massive open online courses (MOOC) on edX, you can watch the videos on your tablet or phone.

Frequently asked questions

Question What is the Microsoft Professional Program?

Answer Recognizing a shortage of qualified individuals to fill the growing need for specific job roles, Microsoft Professional Program is a new way to learn the skills and get the hands-on experience these roles require. After passing all courses in the track and completing a final project, individuals earn a digitally sharable, résumé-worthy credential that confirms mastery of these functional and technical skills.

Question Why should I consider participating?

Answer Technology is creating careers that have never existed before. But to be successful in these new job roles, new skills are required. Microsoft Professional Program helps provide students and professionals with real-world knowledge and hands-on experience to grow their skills in these critical technical fields. Featuring rigorous online courses and hands-on labs, students have flexibility to master these skills at their own pace.

Question How do I sign up?

Answer Sign up on the site using a new or existing Microsoft Account. If you would like to enroll in the Microsoft Professional Program, please also enroll in a specific track (e.g. Data Science).