• cloudswyft logo
  • Microsoft

Microsoft Future Ready: Azure Cloud Fundamentals

This course will provide foundational level knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure.

1,504 enrolled on this course

Microsoft Future Ready: Azure Cloud Fundamentals

Take your first steps towards understanding cloud computing and AI

The cloud is one of the key drivers of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Accordingly, artificial intelligence skills are frequently listed among the most in-demand workplace skills in the current and future job market, as organisations seek to harness AI to revolutionise their operations.

While in-demand tech skills are changing, employers are faced with a shortfall of qualified candidates.

Offered through a collaboration with Microsoft, this course will teach you the fundamentals of Microsoft Azure and how Azure services fit more broadly into an IT ecosystem. You will get the opportunity to try out Azure yourself and learn how to navigate Microsoft’s platform.

The course is a great first step in learning about cloud services and Microsoft Azure, before taking further Microsoft Azure or cloud services courses.

It covers some core Azure services and solutions, as well as key Azure pillar services concerning security, privacy, compliance and trust. It will finally cover pricing and support services available.

This course also makes up part of the microcredential ‘Artificial Intelligence on Microsoft Azure: Machine Learning and Python Basics’, which you can join to gain a professional certificate and vouchers to sit Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals (AI-900) and Microsoft Azure AI Engineer Associate (AI-100) exams.

What topics will you cover?

  • Introduction to cloud computing
  • Comparing cloud models
  • Uses of cloud computing for businesses
  • Core Azure components
  • Azure data services
  • Azure network services
  • Azure for AI
  • DevOps and Azure management
  • Cloud trust and governance
  • Microsoft Azure security
  • Subscriptions, costs and other considerations

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Compare and contrast different cloud models, understanding the uses for each
  • Describe each component of Microsoft Azure, its use and how to access it
  • Demonstrate understanding of how to manage the back end of an Azure set up
  • Apply Azure for AI, Internet of Things and Machine Learning
  • Compare the different services and support levels offered through Microsoft Azure

Who is the course for?

This course is designed to introduce learners to the cloud and Azure services. If you are new to the cloud, exploring different services or joining an organisation which is a Microsoft Azure partner then this course will likely be useful for you.

What software or tools do you need?

Ideally you will need a laptop or desktop computer to get the most out of this course, however you will still be able to complete and access the content on a mobile or tablet device

Who developed the course?

CloudSwyft Global Systems, Inc.

CloudSwyft has partnered with the top global technology companies to deliver cutting edge digital skills learning across the modern workplace.

Microsoft

Welcome to the world of Microsoft technology – choose a path and make your mark.

Recommended

Ways to learn

Unlimited

Upgrade this course

Basic access

Choose the best way to learn for you!

$15.83/month

Billed annually at $189.99/year

$49

Free

Endless possibilities!Unlock your expertiseTry before you upgrade
Access to this courseticktickLimited to 5 weeks
Access to ALL eligible short courses with additional benefits, for a yeartickcrosscross
Discuss your learning in commentstickticktick
Tests to check your learningticktickcross
Certificate when you're eligibleDigital onlyPrinted and digitalcross
Join and Upgrade

Ways to learn

Upgrade this course for extra benefits, or buy Unlimited to access this course and hundreds of other short courses for a year. Or, join with basic access.

Upgrade this course

$49

Unlock your expertise

  • Access to this course
  • Discuss your learning in comments
  • Tests to boost your learning
  • Certificate when you're eligible

Unlimited

$15.83/month

Billed annually at $189.99/year

Endless possibilities!

  • All of the above for ALL eligible short courses, for a year*

*Digital certificates only

Basic access

Free

Try before you buy

  • Limited access to course content for 5 weeks

Find out more about certificates, Upgrades or Unlimited.

Available until 22 November 2021 at 23:59 (UTC). T&Cs apply.

Find out more about certificates, Upgrades or Unlimited.

Available until 22 November 2021 at 23:59 (UTC). T&Cs apply.

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

Want to know more about learning on FutureLearn? Using FutureLearn

Learner reviews

Learner reviews cannot be loaded due to your cookie settings. Please and refresh the page to view this content.

Do you know someone who'd love this course? Tell them about it...