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Microsoft Rolls Out More Azure MOOCs

Microsoft this week padded its selection of massively open online courses (MOOCs) focusing on the Azure public cloud technology stack.

The free Azure courses, which are supposed to take from four to 18 hours to complete, were first unveiled in early December by Gavriella Schuster, the corporate vice president of the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group. While not aimed exclusively at partners, the courses on OpenEdx, which itself runs on Azure, give partners an inexpensive way to skill up on a technology area that Microsoft is pushing hard and hoping to grow fast.

While announcing the rollout of the first slate of six courses last month, Schuster said another six courses would be arriving in the next few weeks, with more education investments coming throughout 2017.

Eduardo Kassner, CTO of the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group, unveiled five of those new courses in a blog post on Wednesday. They are Managing Azure Workloads, Automating Azure Workloads, Azure App Service, Databases in Azure, and Azure Security and Compliance.

Kassner said more courses are also in the works, including one on Application Deployment and Management.

The original six courses launched in December were Azure Fundamentals, Azure for AWS Experts, Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Virtual Networks, Azure Identity, and Azure Storage.

Posted by Scott Bekker on January 12, 2017 at 12:02 PM