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Skill Me Up Provides comprehensive Microsoft training for Business Professionals. Learn the fundamentals, to how to take advantage of Microsoft Azure from the context of a business pro. Learn via On-Demand Courses, Live Labs, and Live Training

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learning path
4 (86)
4 Lectures | 2 Labs | 8h 33m | Intermediate | Certification Prep

In this learning path, you will learn key concepts about the cloud and various Microsoft Azure Services. From there, you will learn core concepts such as various PaaS and IaaS services including management tools. This course will also cover several key concepts for security and compliance, as well as a brief look at a Azure pricing and support. This course will help you prepare for AZ 900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals.

learning path
5 (16)
4 Lectures | 0 Labs | 2h 43m | Beginner

In this learning path, you will learn how Azure impacts your business whether it is creating new solutions using technologies only available in the cloud, or how to guide your organization through a migration to Azure with effective change management.

learning path
5 (9)
5 Lectures | 6 Labs | 7h 59m | Beginner | Certification Prep

In this this learning path you will explore Power BI Desktop and the the Power of PowerBI.com deploy datasets and reports as well as deploying, sharing, and securing assets in PowerBI.com. You will learn how to model data using DAX, as well as build reports and visualizations through on-demand courses and interactive hands-on labs.

lecture
5 (4)
19m | Beginner | Jun 18 2018 |

Welcome to the Agile for Decision Makers course! In this course, we will cover the following:A Time Before AgileThe Benefits of AgileAgile Transformation

lecture
5 (2)
19m | Beginner | Jun 18 2018 |

Welcome to the AI and Cognitive Services for Decision Makers course! In this course, we’ll start by discussing how AI can empower innovation. Then we’ll look at the steps of the Journey to AI for what is needed to implement Artificial Intelligence. Finally, we’ll take a look at the AI and Cognitive Services within Microsoft Azure and what they have to offer for implementing AI for your business.

lecture
5 (7)
1h 4m | Beginner | Aug 1 2018 |

This class is intended for senior decision makers and executives whose organizations are using the Cloud to drive digital transformation.This class starts by presenting the critical role of the Cloud in enabling digital transformation through enhanced agility, improved quality of service, access to a global customer pool, and by enabling new scenarios such as big data analytics, machine learning, and cognitive services.We then discuss how to build a Cloud strategy for your organization followed by a more detailed discussion of how to migrate existing workloads to the Cloud from a process and management perspective. This is then followed by discussion on the advantages of Cloud-native application architectures in contrast to a purely Cloud-infrastructure approach.We then consider some of the organizational challenges of Cloud adoption including common staff concerns, how to address them, and how to design a digital skills strategy so your staff possesses the skills they need to support your digital transformation journey.We finish by discussing how to create a Cloud ‘Center of Excellence’ (CoE) within your organization as well as how to promote collaboration by building an in-house technical community. This includes the role of the CoE and how to ensure the CoE is set up for success.

lecture
5 (3)
1h 1m | Beginner | Jun 17 2018 |

Welcome to the Azure IoT for Decision Makers course! In this course, we'll start with why companies are revolutionizing the way they do business by creating innovative new solutions using the power of IoT. We'll discuss several examples and common use cases. From there, we'll discuss the IoT journey your organization will take by identifying processes and data that can be used to transform parts of your business. We'll move on to discuss how these capabilities can be enabled through the power of Microsoft Azure and its suite of services that simplify the development of IoT based solutions. Finally, we'll wrap up with a discussion of industry specific IoT scenarios and close on IoT security and its impact in your solution.

lecture
5 (1)
1h 35m | Beginner | Mar 6 2020 |

In this course we will cover Data Modeling and the xVelocity Engine. We will also discuss DAX Basics along with Advanced DAX and optimizing the data model.

lecture
0 (0)
33m | Beginner | Mar 6 2020 |

This course will cover the basics of acquiringdata in Power BI Desktop andbuilds on the data acquisition basics and adds performance optimization and re-usability techniques.

lecture
5 (1)
32m | Beginner | Mar 6 2020 |

Welcome to this introduction to Power BI for data professionals. In this course, we will have an overview of the Power BI ecosystem. Then we will have a tour of Power BI Desktop.

lecture
5 (1)
56m | Beginner | Mar 6 2020 |

In this course we will discuss an overview of the Power BI Service. We will also cover sharing and securing your report and designing Enterprise Solutions in Power BI.

lecture
5 (1)
36m | Beginner | Mar 9 2020 |

In this course you will learn about building interactive reports. We will also discuss helpful data visualization techniques in Power BI.

lecture
4 (4)
1h 1m | Beginner | Feb 12 2019 |

In this module, you will focus on pricing and support models available with Microsoft to include but not limited to Azure subscriptions, planning and managing costs, support options available with Azure, and the service lifecycle in Azure.

lecture
5 (13)
58m | Beginner | Feb 12 2019 |

In this module you will learn basic cloud concepts to include but not limited to the following: Why Cloud Services?, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Public, Private, and Hybrid cloud models.

lecture
4 (4)
1h 32m | Beginner | Feb 12 2019 |

In this module, you will learn the basics of core services available within Microsoft Azure to include but not limited to Core Azure architectural components, Core Azure Services and Products, Azure Solutions, and Azure management tools.

lecture
4 (5)
2h 6m | Beginner | Feb 12 2019 |

In this module, you will learn about security, privacy, compliance, and trust with Microsoft Azure. You will become familiar with the following topics: securing network connectivity in Azure, core Azure identity services, security tools and features, Azure governance methodologies, monitoring and reporting in Azure, and privacy, compliance and data protection standards in Azure.

real-time lab
5 (1)
45m | Beginner | Mar 3 2020 |

In this lab, you will create a report that contains multiple visuals as well as text boxes and buttons. You will add bookmarks to allow users to see a particular view.

real-time lab
5 (1)
30m | Beginner | Mar 4 2020 |

In this lab, you will learn the basics of acquiring data using Power BI Desktop. You will import Excel files into Power BI Desktop and transform the data. You will use Power Query/M to connect to data sources such as SQL Databases, Excel files, text files, JSON files, and websites and then cleanand shape the data with Power Query/M.

real-time lab
4 (33)
1h 40m | Beginner | Oct 22 2019 |

In this lab, you will create a virtual network that will allow the virtual machines you create to securely connect with each other. You will then create two virtual machines and specify the virtual network configuration and the availability set configuration along with storage for the virtual machine.

real-time lab
5 (27)
1h 15m | Intermediate | Nov 26 2019 |

In this lab, you will create an Azure Web App and a SQL Database and configure the popular content management system (CMS) Orchard CMS. You will then configure the web app to automatically scale based on actual CPU usage.

real-time lab
5 (1)
40m | Beginner | Nov 28 2019 |

In this lab, you will learn the basics of importing CSV files into a Power BI model and adjusting query and column properties to prepare them for your data model. Then you will set table and column properties in the data model and create relationships between tables.

real-time lab
5 (1)
30m | Beginner | Mar 3 2020 |

In this lab, you will import Excel and CSV files into Power BI Desktop and then merge queries, group data, and group queries in the query pane. It is common to have to pull data from transactional systems and shape them. It is also common to add data from other sources to provide a more complete picture.First, you will stage the data from the multiple sources. Then you will merge and group data to get final reporting tables to be used in Power BI. Then you will disable staging queries. Finally, you will organize your queries into folders for better organization.

real-time lab
5 (1)
30m | Beginner | Mar 3 2020 |

In this lab, you will implement basic row-level security in Power BI Desktop and PowerBI.com. First, you will create roles on a model in Power BI and add filters for each role. Then you will deploy the model and test the row-level security in PowerBI.com. Then you will add members to the role in PowerBI.com.

real-time lab
0 (0)
50m | Beginner | Nov 28 2019 |

In this lab, you will learn the basics of time intelligence measures to show year-to-date, quarter-to-date, and month-to-date totals. Then you will use DAX to enhance the data model and build a table that lets users choose which measures they want to see.

learning path
4 (86)
4 Lectures | 2 Labs | 8h 33m | Intermediate | Certification Prep

In this learning path, you will learn key concepts about the cloud and various Microsoft Azure Services. From there, you will learn core concepts such as various PaaS and IaaS services including management tools. This course will also cover several key concepts for security and compliance, as well as a brief look at a Azure pricing and support. This course will help you prepare for AZ 900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals.

learning path
5 (16)
4 Lectures | 0 Labs | 2h 43m | Beginner

In this learning path, you will learn how Azure impacts your business whether it is creating new solutions using technologies only available in the cloud, or how to guide your organization through a migration to Azure with effective change management.

learning path
5 (9)
5 Lectures | 6 Labs | 7h 59m | Beginner | Certification Prep

In this this learning path you will explore Power BI Desktop and the the Power of PowerBI.com deploy datasets and reports as well as deploying, sharing, and securing assets in PowerBI.com. You will learn how to model data using DAX, as well as build reports and visualizations through on-demand courses and interactive hands-on labs.

lecture
5 (4)
19m | Beginner | Jun 18 2018 |

Welcome to the Agile for Decision Makers course! In this course, we will cover the following:A Time Before AgileThe Benefits of AgileAgile Transformation

lecture
5 (2)
19m | Beginner | Jun 18 2018 |

Welcome to the AI and Cognitive Services for Decision Makers course! In this course, we’ll start by discussing how AI can empower innovation. Then we’ll look at the steps of the Journey to AI for what is needed to implement Artificial Intelligence. Finally, we’ll take a look at the AI and Cognitive Services within Microsoft Azure and what they have to offer for implementing AI for your business.

lecture
5 (7)
1h 4m | Beginner | Aug 1 2018 |

This class is intended for senior decision makers and executives whose organizations are using the Cloud to drive digital transformation.This class starts by presenting the critical role of the Cloud in enabling digital transformation through enhanced agility, improved quality of service, access to a global customer pool, and by enabling new scenarios such as big data analytics, machine learning, and cognitive services.We then discuss how to build a Cloud strategy for your organization followed by a more detailed discussion of how to migrate existing workloads to the Cloud from a process and management perspective. This is then followed by discussion on the advantages of Cloud-native application architectures in contrast to a purely Cloud-infrastructure approach.We then consider some of the organizational challenges of Cloud adoption including common staff concerns, how to address them, and how to design a digital skills strategy so your staff possesses the skills they need to support your digital transformation journey.We finish by discussing how to create a Cloud ‘Center of Excellence’ (CoE) within your organization as well as how to promote collaboration by building an in-house technical community. This includes the role of the CoE and how to ensure the CoE is set up for success.

lecture
5 (3)
1h 1m | Beginner | Jun 17 2018 |

Welcome to the Azure IoT for Decision Makers course! In this course, we'll start with why companies are revolutionizing the way they do business by creating innovative new solutions using the power of IoT. We'll discuss several examples and common use cases. From there, we'll discuss the IoT journey your organization will take by identifying processes and data that can be used to transform parts of your business. We'll move on to discuss how these capabilities can be enabled through the power of Microsoft Azure and its suite of services that simplify the development of IoT based solutions. Finally, we'll wrap up with a discussion of industry specific IoT scenarios and close on IoT security and its impact in your solution.

lecture
5 (1)
1h 35m | Beginner | Mar 6 2020 |

In this course we will cover Data Modeling and the xVelocity Engine. We will also discuss DAX Basics along with Advanced DAX and optimizing the data model.

lecture
0 (0)
33m | Beginner | Mar 6 2020 |

This course will cover the basics of acquiringdata in Power BI Desktop andbuilds on the data acquisition basics and adds performance optimization and re-usability techniques.

lecture
5 (1)
32m | Beginner | Mar 6 2020 |

Welcome to this introduction to Power BI for data professionals. In this course, we will have an overview of the Power BI ecosystem. Then we will have a tour of Power BI Desktop.

lecture
5 (1)
56m | Beginner | Mar 6 2020 |

In this course we will discuss an overview of the Power BI Service. We will also cover sharing and securing your report and designing Enterprise Solutions in Power BI.

lecture
5 (1)
36m | Beginner | Mar 9 2020 |

In this course you will learn about building interactive reports. We will also discuss helpful data visualization techniques in Power BI.

lecture
4 (4)
1h 1m | Beginner | Feb 12 2019 |

In this module, you will focus on pricing and support models available with Microsoft to include but not limited to Azure subscriptions, planning and managing costs, support options available with Azure, and the service lifecycle in Azure.

lecture
5 (13)
58m | Beginner | Feb 12 2019 |

In this module you will learn basic cloud concepts to include but not limited to the following: Why Cloud Services?, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Public, Private, and Hybrid cloud models.

lecture
4 (4)
1h 32m | Beginner | Feb 12 2019 |

In this module, you will learn the basics of core services available within Microsoft Azure to include but not limited to Core Azure architectural components, Core Azure Services and Products, Azure Solutions, and Azure management tools.

lecture
4 (5)
2h 6m | Beginner | Feb 12 2019 |

In this module, you will learn about security, privacy, compliance, and trust with Microsoft Azure. You will become familiar with the following topics: securing network connectivity in Azure, core Azure identity services, security tools and features, Azure governance methodologies, monitoring and reporting in Azure, and privacy, compliance and data protection standards in Azure.

real-time lab
5 (1)
45m | Beginner | Mar 3 2020 |

In this lab, you will create a report that contains multiple visuals as well as text boxes and buttons. You will add bookmarks to allow users to see a particular view.

real-time lab
5 (1)
30m | Beginner | Mar 4 2020 |

In this lab, you will learn the basics of acquiring data using Power BI Desktop. You will import Excel files into Power BI Desktop and transform the data. You will use Power Query/M to connect to data sources such as SQL Databases, Excel files, text files, JSON files, and websites and then cleanand shape the data with Power Query/M.

real-time lab
4 (33)
1h 40m | Beginner | Oct 22 2019 |

In this lab, you will create a virtual network that will allow the virtual machines you create to securely connect with each other. You will then create two virtual machines and specify the virtual network configuration and the availability set configuration along with storage for the virtual machine.

real-time lab
5 (27)
1h 15m | Intermediate | Nov 26 2019 |

In this lab, you will create an Azure Web App and a SQL Database and configure the popular content management system (CMS) Orchard CMS. You will then configure the web app to automatically scale based on actual CPU usage.

real-time lab
5 (1)
40m | Beginner | Nov 28 2019 |

In this lab, you will learn the basics of importing CSV files into a Power BI model and adjusting query and column properties to prepare them for your data model. Then you will set table and column properties in the data model and create relationships between tables.

real-time lab
5 (1)
30m | Beginner | Mar 3 2020 |

In this lab, you will import Excel and CSV files into Power BI Desktop and then merge queries, group data, and group queries in the query pane. It is common to have to pull data from transactional systems and shape them. It is also common to add data from other sources to provide a more complete picture.First, you will stage the data from the multiple sources. Then you will merge and group data to get final reporting tables to be used in Power BI. Then you will disable staging queries. Finally, you will organize your queries into folders for better organization.

real-time lab
5 (1)
30m | Beginner | Mar 3 2020 |

In this lab, you will implement basic row-level security in Power BI Desktop and PowerBI.com. First, you will create roles on a model in Power BI and add filters for each role. Then you will deploy the model and test the row-level security in PowerBI.com. Then you will add members to the role in PowerBI.com.

real-time lab
0 (0)
50m | Beginner | Nov 28 2019 |

In this lab, you will learn the basics of time intelligence measures to show year-to-date, quarter-to-date, and month-to-date totals. Then you will use DAX to enhance the data model and build a table that lets users choose which measures they want to see.