9 Free Azure Training Resources

If you’re looking to tune up your Microsoft Azure knowledge, contemplating a cloud computing career, or want to show value to a potential employer, there’s never been a better time than now to seize the opportunity to learn with a few free Azure training resources.

Whether you’re relatively new to Azure or you’re a pro, there’s always more to learn. Microsoft has been releasing more and more free online resources for all learning paths, experience levels, and learning types to help you do just that, and of course there’s a third-party ecosystem built around it as well. That’s why we compiled a list of our favorite Microsoft Azure training resources on how to learn Azure for free:

1. Microsoft Azure’s Own Training Resources

  • Microsoft Learn Courses provide information on Azure Virtual Machines and virtual networks, PaaS, automation and management, cloud migration, and more.
  • Get hands-on and learn on the go with an Azure free account. It’s free to sign up and $200 credit is yours to spend in the first 30 days. That’s a month of free exploration to “test and deploy enterprise apps, create custom mobile experiences, and gain insight from your data.” On top of that, you’ll also get 12 months to use some popular services for free.
  • Microsoft Learn for Azure is a great resource for learning more about Azure or expanding your Azure skills.
  • For those who enjoy some light reading, there’s Microsoft Azure Documentation. Jump in and start learning with quickstarts, samples, and tutorials.

2. Favorite YouTube Channels

  • Microsoft Azure (173K subscribers) offers demos, technical insights, and training videos.
  • Cloud Ranger Network (24.7K subscribers) accompanies a popular blog on all things Microsoft Azure, making it a great resource for supplemented learning with both video and text.
  • Azure DevOps (21.8K subscribers) deserves a nod as a great niche channel for developers looking to make use of Azure’s developers services.

3. GitHub

4. Blogs

5. Udemy

6. Pluralsight

7. EDx

8. Social Media

9. Meetups

Take Advantage of These Free Azure Training Resources

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Originally published at www.parkmycloud.com on October 20, 2020.

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