Last week, I delivered my first ever Cloud Mechanix Azure training course, to a full room in the Lancaster Gate area of London, UK.
It was a jam-packed full 2 days of Azure storage, networking, virtual machines, backup, DR, security, and management, with lots of hands-on labs. Half the attendees were from the UK, the rest from countries such as Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, and even Canada! I had a lot of fun teaching the class – there were lots of questions and laughs. And as often happens in these classes, the interactions lead me to picking up a couple of ideas from the attendees.
In my class, everyone gets hands-on labs a few days before the event. That allows them to get their laptops ready. On the day, they get copies of the slides so they can follow/along or make notes on their laptops – the labs and slides are updated with the latest information that I have. The goal of the class isn’t to teach you where to click, but why to click. In the cloud, things move and get renamed so detailed instructions age very quickly. But what lasts is understanding the why. Not everyone got to finish the hands-on labs, but I am available to help the attendees complete the labs.
If this course sounds interesting to you, then we have another class running in Amsterdam in April. Some tweaks are being made the labs/slides (which the London class will be getting too) and, as always, the April class will be getting the latest that I can share on Azure.