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The Microsoft Azure Connected Learning Experience (CLX) program is expanding with three new tracks for Azure professionals. Enhance your Azure networking, Microsoft Sentinel in Azure, and Windows Server migration skills your way with these personalized and self-paced courses that help you learn on your own time as efficiently and effectively as possible. At the end of each course, you’ll walk away with the knowledge and skills to boost your cloud computing career.
What are the new tracks?
With data volumes growing every year, it’s never been more important to make sure that your Microsoft Azure systems are connected and secure—and that’s why our new CLX tracks are designed to strengthen your Azure Networking, Windows Server migration, and Microsoft Sentinel in Azure skills. From mitigating threats with Sentinel to managing your Windows Server workloads on Azure to uncovering new insights with a connected suite of Azure resources, our new CLX tracks can help you learn the fundamentals of cloud-native security and Azure connectivity so you can protect and connect your mission-critical systems.
|New course||Attendees||Course content|
|AZ-700: Designing and Implementing Microsoft Azure Networking Solutions||Azure network engineers||Learn how to design and implement a secure network infrastructure in Azure and how to establish hybrid connectivity, routing, private access to Azure services, and monitoring in Azure. In this course, you’ll learn the ins and outs of Azure networking. |
Practice designing and implementing core networking infrastructure, application delivery services, and private access to Azure services, and design, implement, and manage connectivity services.
You’ll also learn to secure network connectivity to Azure resources—and though this course is meant for Azure network engineers, anyone with an interest in Azure networking can enroll.
|MS-Sentinel: Mitigate threats using Microsoft Sentinel in Azure |
(Part of SC-200)
*Note: This track is not a certification course, but instead is a part of the SC-200 course. Because of this, learners are not eligible to receive a Microsoft certification exam voucher for completing this track.
|Security Analyst |
Threat Intelligence Analyst
Security Operations Center (SOC) Manager
|In this course, you’ll learn to protect your organization against threats with Microsoft Sentinel, a cloud-native Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) solution. |
You’ll practice leveraging Sentinel’s capabilities to identify and respond to threats in real time by designing and configuring a Sentinel workspace, managing Sentinel analytics rules and incidents, and much more. At the end of the course, you’ll have gained the skills you need to effectively use Sentinel to mitigate threats and protect your organization’s most mission-critical resources.
|Migrate and manage Windows Server workloads on Azure||System Administrator|
Azure Cloud Administrator
Azure Cloud Consultant
|Migrating and managing Windows Server workloads on Azure involves transferring existing applications and infrastructure from on-premises to the Azure cloud platform. |
Azure offers various tools and services, such as Azure Site Recovery, Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Backup, and Azure Monitor, to support this migration and management process. This allows organizations to leverage the benefits of cloud computing while still using their familiar Windows Server workloads.
What is the CLX program?
The CLX program is a comprehensive, step-by-step learning program designed for IT professionals and other aspiring learners looking to master core concepts in cloud services. It combines self-paced interactive labs and skilling content with virtual sessions led by Microsoft tech experts to help learners like you strengthen their understanding of the latest cloud topics in a way that meets your needs and fits your schedule. The program’s unique design ensures you get exactly the skills you need as efficiently as possible, and it includes four steps:
- Knowledge Assessment
The program kicks off with a 20-question Knowledge Assessment to gauge your skills. Based on your results, it will then present you with only the course content that’s relevant to your skills and knowledge gaps—making sure you use your time as efficiently as possible in a way that fits your experience.
- Interactive labs
You’ll then dive into learning modules and hands-on, interactive online labs that mirror what you’ll experience in the professional world—helping you learn efficiently and effectively. The interactive labs are available on demand and can be used as many times as needed.
- Virtual session
After finishing the interactive labs, you can choose to attend a virtual session led by Microsoft-certified trainers that dive deeply into the course content. Led by Microsoft-certified trainers (MCTs), these group sessions feature live discussions, insights, and practical guidance, and you can ask follow-up questions to get real-time help alongside peers and pros. To make sure you get the skills you need wherever you’re located, the two-to-four-hour sessions are held regularly in three time zones—Australian Easter Daylight Time (AEST), Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).
- Practice test
At the end of your CLX journey, you’ll take an 80-question practice test that helps you assess your learning and prepare you for your final Microsoft certification exam. This two-hour test is very similar to the final exam, helping you accurately test your understanding and target areas for improvement.
Once you’ve finished the program’s four steps, you’ll walk away with the knowledge and skills to help you excel in the world of Azure. You’ll also receive a 50% discount voucher for the Microsoft Azure Certification exam (this is a voucher only available with certain courses), so you can prove your skills and advance your cloud computing career.
How can I sign up?
Check out our Microsoft CloudEvents Portal and our Microsoft Azure CLX introductory video to learn more and sign up for the CLX program. You can also read about many other courses in CLX that are designed to boost your Azure skills in our previous blog, and you can check out our CLX AI in Azure skilling content here.