Hybrid Cloud Specialist Quest

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Moving to Hybrid Cloud ... Ready to get Hands-On?

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Add Microsoft Hybrid Cloud skills to your portfolio!

You don't need to move EVERYTHING to a public cloud, but there's value in the public cloud for EVERYONE! And ... that's what Hybrid Cloud is all-about: Managing a combined pool of public and private cloud resources in a manner that intelligently accelerates your ability to quickly deliver and manage new IT solutions for your business organization.

Using the resources below, step through the process of leveraging Microsoft Azure to extend Storage, Virtual Machines, Virtual Networks, Management and Automation from your on-premises network to the Azure cloud platform.  When you've completed the hands-on exercises, submit a request for your Hybrid Cloud Specialist completion badge, suitable for displaying at your desk or sharing online!

Got Questions? Ask our Early Experts community and mentors for assistance at the bottom of this page as you go along!

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Get started with Hybrid Cloud

Step-by-Step: Watch, Build and Learn Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure

Step through this online Study Quest to gain the knowledge and hands-on skills needed to help you prepare for building, managing and automating Hybrid Cloud solutions with Microsoft Azure and System Center 2012 R2.

Proceed at your own pace

As you progress, you'll have access to hands-on labs, expert videos and prescriptive study resources that were each individually selected as part of this comprehensive curriculum. Go as fast or as slow as you'd like, and have the flexibility to deep dive on areas where you need the most help.

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Step 1: Watch and Learn

Watch and Learn Hybrid Cloud with our Technical Experts

Attend this free Microsoft Virtual Academy Jump Start course below to learn Hybrid Cloud from our technical experts.

Presented by:

Keith Mayer, Senior Technical Evangelist

Brian Lewis, Senior Technical Evangelist

Microsoft DX - Cloud and Enterprise Platforms

Step 2: Build, Manage and Explore

Download the Hybrid Cloud HOL manual

Build, Manage and Explore in your own Hybrid Cloud lab

Download and work through this Hybrid Cloud hands-on lab manual to build, manage and automate resources on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.  As part of this hands-on lab, you'll provision Azure storage accounts, virtual networks and virtual machines.  In addition, you'll manage and automate these resources with PowerShell and System Center 2012 R2.

After you've completed all hands-on exercises, be sure to request your Hybrid Cloud Specialist completion certificate using the steps in the section below.

Step 3: Claim Your Early Experts Completion Badge ...

Early Experts Certificate of Completion

Share that you've added Microsoft Hybrid Cloud to your skillset!

After you've completed all of the hands-on exercises, follow these steps to claim your completion badge.  This badge shows that you've successfully completed this program of study and is suitable for sharing online or printing to proudly display on your desk.

  1. Sign-in to the Microsoft Azure Management Portal with the credentials that you used for provisioning your free Azure subscription.
  2. On the Microsoft Azure Management Portal page, click ALL ITEMS in the left navigation pane.
  3. Press the PrtScn (Print Screen) function key on your keyboard to copy an image of this page to your clipboard.
  4. Compose a new email message to the Microsoft Early Experts team using the information below:To: EarlyExperts@microsoft.com

    Subject: Early Experts - Hybrid Cloud Specialist

  5. Paste the image copied in Step 3 above into the body of the new email message created in Step 4.
  6. Click the Send button in your email client application to submit the request for your Hybrid Cloud Specialist completion certificate, suitable for displaying in your office or sharing on your social media network to proudly showcae your new IT Pro Hybrid Cloud knowledge!

You'll receive a confirmation email within 3-to-5 business days of submitting your request.

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