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Become a Cloud Developer using Microsoft Azure

Nanodegree Program

Learn to build cloud-based applications on Microsoft Azure, the cloud services platform used by 95% of Fortune 500 companies.

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  • Estimated time
    4 months

    At 5-10 hours/week

  • Enroll by
    September 28, 2022

    Get access to the classroom immediately on enrollment

  • Prerequisites
    Intermediate programming experience, familiarity with SQL databases and Git
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  • Microsoft

What you will learn

  1. Cloud Developer using Microsoft Azure

    4 months to complete

    Microsoft Azure is one of the most popular cloud services platforms used by enterprises, making it a crucial tool for cloud computing professionals to add to their skillset. The Cloud Developer using Microsoft Azure Nanodegree program teaches students how to deploy, build, migrate, and monitor applications on Azure, thereby preparing learners for success on Microsoft’s AZ-204 Azure Developer Associate Expert certification.

    Prerequisite knowledge

    1. Azure Applications

      In this course, you will learn the basics of deploying an application to Azure and understand the benefits and costs of cloud deployments, different types of service models, and how to navigate the Microsoft Azure platform.

    2. Azure Microservices

      In this course, you will learn how to implement a serverless microservice back-end architecture in Python using Azure cloud serverless offerings. You’ll compare and contrast common Azure microservices architecture and compute options, configure an instance of a MongoDB database with Azure Cosmos DB, and allow the API to talk to this database. You will also apply Enterprise Logic Apps and Event Grid to structure an application workflow. Finally, you’ll deploy published API endpoints so they provide the necessary responses to complete the client-side requests of the front-end web application.

    3. Azure Migration

      This course focuses on the techniques, processes, and nuances of migrating an existing application to Azure. It will cover the whole end-to-end process of an Azure migration from predicting costs of the migration to refactoring the code to ensure the application and corresponding databases are compatible with Azure. In addition, the course walks through best practices of the different application components migrated to Azure: web applications, background processes, and databases.

    4. Azure Performance

      This course enables students to acquire skills which allow them to collect data about the health and performance of an application, analyze and display the collected data to make informed decisions, and create automation to remedy application health or performance issues. You will set up and use Application Insights on a variety of Azure resources, and use the Application Insights SDK in a Python application to collect and transmit data about the application. You’ll also query, transform, and display the collected application data so that the data can easily be analyzed, and use automation in Azure to manage cloud resources.

All our programs include:

  • Real-world projects from industry experts

    With real-world projects and immersive content built in partnership with top-tier companies, you’ll master the tech skills companies want.

  • Technical mentor support

    Our knowledgeable mentors guide your learning and are focused on answering your questions, motivating you, and keeping you on track.

  • Career services

    You’ll have access to Github portfolio review and LinkedIn profile optimization to help you advance your career and land a high-paying role.

  • Flexible learning program

    Tailor a learning plan that fits your busy life. Learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals on the schedule that works best for you.

Program offerings

  • Class content

    • Real-world projects
    • Project reviews
    • Project feedback from experienced reviewers
  • Student services

    • Technical mentor support
    • Student community
  • Career services

    • Github review
    • Linkedin profile optimization

Succeed with personalized services.

We provide services customized for your needs at every step of your learning journey to ensure your success.

Get timely feedback on your projects.

  • Personalized feedback
  • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
  • Practical tips and industry best practices
  • Additional suggested resources to improve
  • 1,400+

    project reviewers

  • 2.7M

    projects reviewed

  • 88/100

    reviewer rating

  • 1.1 hours

    avg project review turnaround time

Mentors available to answer your questions.

  • Support for all your technical questions
  • Questions answered quickly by our team of technical mentors
  • 1,400+

    technical mentors

  • 0.85 hours

    median response time

Learn with the best.

Learn with the best.

  • Chris Vasquez

    Full-Stack Product Engineer, Udacity

    After beginning in restaurant and retail management, Chris transitioned his career to tech, leveraging Udacity and other training platforms to master several different programming languages on his journey to becoming a full-stack software engineer.

  • Ann K. Hoang

    Engineer & Research Scientist

    Ann is a Senior Software Engineer & AI Research Scientist at Raytheon BBN Technologies, where she currently works on maritime predictive modelings for the Dept. of Defense. She also has experience building applications at startups and deploying AWS cloud infrastructure for the Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

  • Golois Mouelet

    Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft

    Golois is an experienced engineer specialized in building resilient and scalable cloud native applications as well as migrating software and systems to Azure. He has worked with enterprises on both cloud migration projects and application performance, and is Azure Certified both as a Developer and Solution Architect.

  • Nathan Anderson

    DevOps Engineer, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

    Nathan has worked on implementing DevOps solutions for the past 8 years across the financial, educational, logistics, and manufacturing industries.

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    Learn to build cloud-based applications on Microsoft Azure, the cloud services platform used by 95% of Fortune 500 companies.
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    On average, successful students take 4 months to complete this program.
  • Benefits include

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    • Technical mentor support
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