If you are interested in learning Microsoft Azure, today you have a lot of services and online academies at your disposal. Most of them offer a great variety of courses for IT professionals and users who want to become one.
Pluralsight offers a complete range of Microsoft Azure courses in 3 different levels of difficulty: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Besides this, according to which direction you want to focus your learning, you can find a total of 58 paths to choose from. Each one consists of multiple video courses from 3 courses up to 24 courses in case of the Microsoft Azure Administrator path.
In any case, you can always follow the learning plan given by the platform itself, which evaluates your previous knowledge and skills, once you have chosen the role you are most interested in. Therefore, it is time to see what you can find at your disposal about Microsoft Azure in Pluralsight.
Learn Microsoft Azure with Pluralsight
Pluralsight gives you the opportunity to learn anything about Azure infrastructure, from architecting solutions on Azure, deployments and administration. There are almost 700 courses available according to your level and professional profile. Moreover, Pluralsight’s Skill IQ helps you assess your current level of proficiency so you can skip lessons about topics you have already mastered.
The duration of the courses is very reasonable most of them varies between 1 to 3 hours. This allows you to increase your knowledge in a short period of time as such courses are very topic focused. Moreover, Pluralsight offer 43 paths related to Azure. These combines courses materials and tools to provide a higher learning experience. Some of the paths on the website are
- Application Security on Microsoft Azure
- Continuous Delivery and Devops with Azur Devops
- Designing Microsoft Azure AI Solutions
Indeed such paths have a longer duration when compared to courses. It can vary from 3 to 59 hours. However, such career paths provide a holistic learning approach that is in line with the industry.
One of the Pluralsight advantages is that it offers courses that prepares you for Microsoft certifications. Nonetheless, there are preparation courses on Microsoft Azure for such certifications. Two of such preparation courses can be found on the links below:
- Architecting Azure Solutions (70-534): Management, Monitoring, and Business Continuity
- Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (70-534): Design Web Apps
In general terms, Pluralsight provides you with ample opportunity to either start learning about Microsoft Azure and understand its practical use or to deepen your understanding of a wide variety of more specific topics.
Get to know the instructors
There are dozens of instructors sharing their knowledge over the course of hundreds of courses with you. Let us introduce a few of them to you:
Niraj Bhatt, enjoys working on IT innovations that affect the company’s bottom line, systems architecture, and integration, performance tuning, and review of business applications. He has received the MVP award for ASP.NET, Connected Systems and recently Windows Azure.
Michael Stephenson is a UK-based independent cloud and integration specialist. He focuses primarily on integration technologies on the Microsoft integration platform, such as BizTalk, Windows Azure, and a number of other open-source offerings.
Mark Russinovich is the CTO of Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform. Mark earned a Ph.D. in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and joined Microsoft when it acquired Winternals Software, which he co-founded in 1996.
Mike McKeown is a Microsoft MVP and Senior Cloud Solutions Architect with Microsoft’s leading partner, Aditi Technologies. He has written many articles that can be found on MSDN and MSJ. Microsoft recently published his whitepaper on High Availability and Disaster Recovery on Windows Azure.
Stephen W. Thomas is an independent Azure Architect specializing in hybrid integration and cloud-based solutions using Logic Apps, BizTalk Server, Service Bus and is one of the most popular Microsoft Azure instructors on Pluralsight.
Reza Salehi started professional application development in 2000 with classic ASP, PHP, Adobe Flash and Action Script. Since 2001, he has focused mainly on Microsoft technologies, in particular, ASP.NET forms, ASP.NET MVC, Web API and .NET Core, SQL Server and Azure.
The teachers of all the current courses available in this path are experts in their respective subjects. We highlight the level of professionalism of the teaching team, providing their knowledge in a clear and easily understandable manner.
It should be noted that if you do not speak English natively, you may have slight difficulties in understanding some of the teachers, as they may have an international accent. However, for most of you, this should not be a problem, but it was a detail we noticed when evaluating the courses.
Do users like your Microsoft Azure courses?
It seems that users like Pluralsight’s Microsoft Azure courses and enjoy their lessons. Most of the courses are rated between 4 and 5 stars (out of 5). Apart from their positive feedback on the quality of the course material, users also congratulate the teachers for their effort.
Let’s see what some of the users think based on their own experience:
I normally do not leave a comment for any of the courses on Pluralsight as they are in general so very good, unless a course is exceptionally well made. This is one of those that could not have been done better. Fast paced, detailed to the point and in the mix even funny at points. Well done and thank you for such great course.Davide S.
Excellent course & explanation by Orin. He is a very good teacher. Looking for more number of tutorials from him in the near future.Vaddiparthi M.
Very useful course which gives a good deep dive into all things RBAC with Azure. Highly recommended.Ryan B.
We rarely found negative comments. There were some suggestions given by the users themselves, recommendations on what new content to incorporate and also particular doubts by some students, but otherwise there seemed to be no criticism.