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Become a Developer for Microsoft Azure

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

    At 5-10 hours/week

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

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What You Will Learn

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Developer for Microsoft Azure

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 Developer for 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.

The Developer for Microsoft Azure Nanodegree program teaches students how to deploy, build, migrate, and monitor applications on Microsoft Azure, one of the most popular cloud services platforms used by enterprises.

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4 months to complete

Prerequisite Knowledge

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

  • 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.

    Deploy an Article CMS to Azure
  • 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.

    Deploying the Neighborly App with Azure Functions
  • 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.

    Migrate App to Azure
  • 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.

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Azure-related job growth is projected to hit almost 40% over the next decade.

All Our Programs Include

Real-world projects from industry experts

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

Technical mentor support

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

Personal career coach and career services

You’ll have access to career coaching sessions, interview prep advice, and resume and online professional profile reviews to help you grow in your career.
Flexible learning program

Flexible learning program

Get a custom learning plan tailored to fit your busy life. Learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals on the schedule that works best for you.
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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 Developer for 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 Developer for 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?
    Access to this Nanodegree program runs for the length of time specified in the payment card above. If you do not graduate within that time period, you will continue learning with month to month payments. 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 Terms of Use and 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.