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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
    May 31, 2023

    Get access to the classroom immediately on enrollment

  • Skills acquired
    Cloud Migration, Cloud Security in Azure, Azure App Service
In collaboration with
  • 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

    Intermediate programming experience, familiarity with SQL databases and version control with Git.

    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.

  • Real-time support

    On demand help. Receive instant help with your learning directly in the classroom. Stay on track and get unstuck.

  • 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

    • Student community
    • Real-time support
  • 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

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.

Cloud Developer using Microsoft Azure

Get started today

    • Learn

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

    • Average Time

      On average, successful students take 4 months to complete this program.

    • Benefits include

      • Real-world projects from industry experts
      • Real-time classroom support
      • Career services

    Program details

    Program overview: Why should I take this program?
    • Why should I enroll?

      Microsoft Azure is one of the fastest growing cloud service providers around, with 95% of Fortune 500 companies trusting the platform with their business. That’s why companies across industries are looking to hire developers with Azure expertise, as Azure-related job growth is projected to hit almost 40% over the next decade. With Udacity’s Cloud Developer using Microsoft Azure Nanodegree program, you will learn the skills you need to be in demand, and you'll be prepared to take the Microsoft AZ-204 Certification exam, proving your proficiency as an Azure Developer.

    • What jobs will this program prepare me for?

      Companies are hiring professionals with Azure skills for roles such as Cloud Developer, Full-Stack Software Engineer, Systems Architect, Security Engineer, Database Architect, Network Architect, SysAdmin, Cyber Analyst, Database Admin, and more.

    • How do I know if this program is right for me?

      This Nanodegree program offers an ideal path for experienced software/web developers to advance their career. If you enjoy building web applications and want to learn how to build them on cloud, this is a great way to get hands-on practice with a variety of cloud computing principles and best practices. You should also review the prerequisites on this page to confirm you have the appropriate experience before beginning in the program.

    Enrollment and admission
    • Do I need to apply? What are the admission criteria?

      There is no application. This Nanodegree program accepts everyone, regardless of experience and specific background.

    • What are the prerequisites for enrollment?

      A well-prepared learner should have:

      • At least 1-3 years of web development experience, preferably programming in Python.
      • Experience creating and managing databases such as SQL Server or PostgreSQL.
      • Comfortability using Git as a version control system to clone, pull, or push code.
      • A free or existing Azure account, needed to create and provision Azure services.
    • If I do not meet the requirements to enroll, what should I do?

      Udacity's Intro to Cloud Computing course is a great way to brush up on foundational Cloud concepts. If you're looking to develop your programming skills, our Intro to Programming and Full Stack Web Developer Nanodegree programs would be the best pathway to take.

    Tuition and term of program
    • How is this Nanodegree program structured?

      The Cloud Developer using Microsoft Azure Nanodegree program is comprised of content and curriculum to support four projects. Once you subscribe to a Nanodegree program, you will have access to the content and services for the length of time specified by your subscription. We estimate that students can complete the program in four months, working 5-10 hours per week.

      Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network. Feedback will be provided and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.

    • How long is this Nanodegree program?

      You will have access to this Nanodegree program for as long as your subscription remains active. The estimated time to complete this program can be found on the webpage and in the syllabus, and is based on the average amount of time we project that it takes a student to complete the projects and coursework. See the Terms of Use and FAQs for other policies regarding the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.

    • Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund?

      Please see the Udacity Program FAQs for policies on enrollment in our programs.

    What hardware, software, and versions will I need in this program?
    • What hardware, software, and versions will I need in this program?

      For this Nanodegree program, you will need a desktop or laptop computer running recent versions of Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux and an unmetered broadband Internet connection. You'll also need a free or existing Azure account in order to create and provision Azure services.

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