Cloud and Azure: time to visit the Microsoft Virtual Academy

Perhaps you are preparing for  Exam 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions, or are interested to learn more about data storage in Azure, or have heard a thing or two about MongoDB and want to give it a try.

Well, we have the right training for you. In the Microsoft Virtual Academy we have a great variety of courses that will get you ready to go with a healthy cloudy head.

Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

Are you preparing for Exam 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions? Want to build robust and resilient cloud applications? Take your web development skills and go beyond the essentials, in this practical and informative training.

Experts Bret Stateham and Sidney Andrews explore the most used Azure services, including Websites, Virtual Machines, Cloud Services, Storage, and Service Bus. Get conceptual overviews and useful tips, and see demos that showcase skills and technical tasks verified by the exam, in preparation for the Microsoft Azure Developer Specialist certification. Go from implementation to understanding, as you skill up on Azure, get exam ready, and learn to set up enterprise-grade projects.

Polyglot Persistence: Choosing the Right Azure Storage Mix

Struggling to get your data into tables and columns? Help is on the way! Microsoft Azure gives you many storage options beyond relational data, and our team of experts walks you through them.

In this first in a series of demo-rich explorations of data on Azure, take a look at key-value stores, along with document and graph databases. Learn the advantages of non-relational databases, and find out how to choose and access the most efficient storage. Follow along as the team builds a comprehensive sample app, in this practical and entertaining course.

You've Got Documents! A MongoDB Jump Start

Wondering what the buzz is all about with NoSQL? If you're an open source developer and you want to store unstructured data, see why MongoDB, a scalable document-oriented database, is so popular in this arena, plus explore how to use it on Azure.

Learn how to set up MongoDB and how to load data in bulk, do simple queries, scale for data with sharding, and much more. Experts Steven Edouard and Rami Sayar show you how easy it is to get up and running, as they explore NoSQL, Documents, Map Reduce, and scaling via C# and Node.js. Check out this course, watch some cool demos, and see if MongoDB is for you!

You’ve Got Key Values! A Redis Jump Start

Want to bring more performance, speed, and scalability to your website? Or scale your sites for real-time services or message passing? Learn how, and get practical real-world tips in this exploration of Redis, part of a series on choosing the right data storage.

Join experts Rami Sayar and Steven Edouard for a look at how to get up and running with Redis, a powerful key-value cache and store. Check out a number of practical and advanced use cases for Redis as cache, queue, and publish/subscribe (pub/sub) tool. Explore NoSQL and data structures, see how to create list sets and sorted sets in the cache, ​and much more, in this look under the Redis hood.


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