Are you embarking on your Microsoft Azure learning journey?
Whether you’re a beginner starting out, a long-time user or a leader looking to expand your team’s Azure expertise, we’ve gathered a collection of top-notch free training resources to help you take those Azure skills up a notch.
If you’re just dipping your toe in the water of Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Learn is a good place to start. It’s a self-paced learning environment that offers a wide range of modules across a variety of Azure specialties. From data and security, to AI or DevOps, you can search for and tailor your learning by area of interest, role, and skill level —so it works for learners at any stage.
While Microsoft Learn provides a comprehensive variety of course content, and offers a great foundational knowledge for those just starting out, it lacks the guidance and structure of instructor-led environments. And with so many courses, modules or lessons to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming to know where to start.
For those who thrive on interaction, structure and real-time feedback, the self-driven style of Microsoft Learn might not be the right fit. But for those looking to brush up on a particular skill, or learn some foundational concepts, it’s worth checking it out.
Once you’ve established a foundational knowledge base, Virtual Training Days provide an opportunity to build on your skills in particular areas. Hosted by Microsoft Learn, these events drill down into one or two concepts per session, helping to fine-tune your understanding of Microsoft Cloud technologies.
With so many topics to cover and limited sessions running at any one time, finding one to suit your needs can be a challenge. But, if you manage to find a session on the right topic on the right day: lock it in!
For a more advanced understanding and a deeper dive into Azure functionalities, learners can explore the Azure Documentation library. You can search and filter by specific products and gain comprehensive insights into the nitty-gritty details of Azure functionality. Its extensive coverage is a definite plus, but a word of caution: this isn’t a space for the beginner learner —or the faint of heart.
Before diving into documentation, it’s recommended that you have a good foundational understanding first. It’s a technical document: highly detailed and highly informative, but a lot to absorb straight off the bat.
While these free resources are a good starting point for your Azure journey, there is no denying they lack the interactivity and structure that helps learners to learn better.
When it comes to Cloud training, you get what you pay for: nothing can compare with the depth and engagement of instructor-led sessions. With expert guidance, real-world examples, and interactive labs, Bespoke’s instructor-led training provides a more immersive and effective learning experience.
Student’s can follow an engaging, personalised learning pathway, and get the support and guidance they need along the way —so when it comes time for exams and certifications, they’re more than ready for what’s coming.
If you’re looking to upskill your team in Microsoft Azure, start with our training directory.
Kick-start their Azure training journey with instructor-led, practical courses designed to enhance their skills and improve efficiencies in the cloud team. Or, get in touch today for a personalised learning pathway to set your organisation up for success.