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Microsoft Azure Certification

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Course: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

The Microsoft Cloud & Systems Engineering Passport is a vendor-accredited training program designed for the modern Microsoft engineering professional who manages a diverse collection of IT infrastructure assets, from Microsoft Azure training to Server 2016 to SQL to centralized desktop management. Passport focuses on the core skills required to design, implement, manage, and secure this diverse environment.

Passport includes Live Microsoft training and self-paced classes for Engineering, implementation, and administration of solutions covering:

  • Microsoft Azure training & certification
  • Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Solutions
  • Windows Server
  • Windows Desktop
  • Office 365
  • SQL Server.

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AZ 900 Certification

Firefly’s Microsoft Passport is a comprehensive portfolio of Live Microsoft training and self-paced classes for Engineering, implementation, and administration of solutions covering: Microsoft Azure training and certification, Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Solutions, Windows Server, Windows Desktop, Office 365, SQL Server. With these subjects and more being added, your Microsoft Passport is the best and only fully comprehensive training option. Get yours today!

Azure Architect Design (AZ-304)

This course teaches Solutions Architects how to translate business requirements into secure, scalable, and reliable solutions. Lessons include design considerations related to logging, cost analysis, authentication and authorization, governance, security, storage, high availability, and migration. This role requires decisions in multiple areas that affect an overall design solution.


Azure Architect Technologies (AZ-303)

This course teaches Solutions Architects how to translate business requirements into secure, scalable, and reliable solutions. Lessons include virtualization, automation, networking, storage, identity, security, data platform, and application infrastructure. This course outlines how decisions in each theses area affects an overall solution.


Azure DevOps Solutions (AZ-400)

This five-day course provides the knowledge and skills to implement DevOps processes.


Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900)

This one-day course will provide foundational level knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure.


Microsoft Azure Administrator – Skills Measured (AZ-104)

The four-day Microsoft Azure Administrator – Skills Measured (AZ-104) prepares the participants for AZ 104 Certification. An Azure Administrator often serves as part of a larger team dedicated to implementing your organization’s cloud infrastructure. Responsibilities for an Azure Administrator include implementing, managing, and monitoring identity, governance, storage, compute, and virtual networks in a cloud environment, plus provision, size, monitor, and adjust resources, when needed.


Administering System Center Configuration Manager (M20703-1)

This five-day course describes how to use Configuration Manager and its associated site systems to efficiently manage network resources.


Automating Administration With Windows PowerShell (M10961)

This five-day course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell for administering and automating administration of Windows servers.


Identity with Windows Server 2016 (M20742)

This five-day instructor-led course teaches IT professionals how to deploy and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in a distributed environment, how to implement Group Policy, how to perform backup and restore, and how to monitor and troubleshoot Active Directory–related issues with Windows Server 2016.


Implementing a Software-Defined Datacenter (M20745)

This five-day course explains how to implement and manage virtualization infrastructure in a software-defined datacenter by using Microsoft System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager.


Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (M20740)

This five-day course is designed primarily for IT professionals who have some experience with Windows Server.


Networking with Windows Server 2016 (M20741)

This five-day classroom-based course provides the fundamental networking skills required to deploy and support Windows Server 2016 in most organizations.


Securing Windows Server 2016 (M20744)

This five-day, instructor-led course teaches IT professionals how they can enhance the security of the IT infrastructure that they administer.


Managing Modern Desktops (MD-101)

This five-day course, you’ll learn how to plan and implement an operating system deployment strategy.


Windows 10 (MD-100)

In this five-day course, students will learn how to support the installation tasks associated with Windows 10. Students will develop skills that include learning how to install and customize Windows 10 operating systems.


Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork (MS-300)

This five-day course teaches IT professionals how to discover, assess, plan and implement a migration of on-premises resources and infrastructure to Azure.


Deploying SharePoint Server Hybrid (MS-301)

In this five-day course, you will learn how to manage security and identity within the context of Azure.


Implementing a Hybrid and Secure Messaging Platform (MS-201)

In this four-day course, introduces you to the world of hybrid messaging. You will learn how to deploy a hybrid environment for your Exchange organization and how to migrate mailboxes to Exchange Online.


Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements (MS-100)

This five-day course teaches students about Office 365 Management, including key components of Office 365, how to move your organization to Office 365, how to configure Office 365, and how to manage Office 365 ProPlus deployments.


Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security (MS-101)

This five-day course teaches about Microsoft 365 Security Management.


Microsoft 365 Security Administration (MS-500)

This four-day course teaches the student how to help protect against credential compromise with identity and access management. In this course you will learn how to secure user access to your organization’s resources.


Planning and Configuring a Messaging Platform (MS-200)

In this five-day course, you will learn about the architecture of the modern messaging infrastructure with Exchange Server and Exchange Online and how to deploy messaging in different scenarios and organizations.


Provisioning SQL Databases (M20765)

This five-day course is designed to teach students how to provision SQL Server databases both on premise and in SQL Azure.


Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure (M20764)

This five-day instructor-led course provides students who administer and maintain SQL Server databases with the knowledge and skills to administer a SQL server database infrastructure.


Cisco Passport DataCenter

We had some challenges for sure! We struggled with two different issues that had to do with our environment and nothing to do with Elan. For one thing it took us several hours to get our UCS environment working with the ACI managed distributed switch. We had to work with Cisco TAC to sort that out but we did get it working. The other issue we had was due to the way our ACI environment was deployed. It was setup so that all Layer 3 devices were sharing a single L3 out object and since we are using EIGRP that caused a limitation that basically required all policy enforcement to be disabled. That means all the contracts we created were useless since they couldn’t be enforced. I was very concerned that the second issue was going to be a show stopper for us and I was dreading telling management that after we spent all that money we couldn’t achieve our primary goals but we stuck it out and found a good solution to the problem. The solution does require a re-design of our ACI environment, but Elan helped us create and test the process to do it and it’s something we plan to do the first week in January. Overall I was very happy with how the training went and we learned a lot. Elan is top notch and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Firefly to others seeking assistance with their ACI deployment.

Aaron MacDonald
Coborn’s, Inc.!

Self paced it training

You are a great training resource. I have dealt with many competitive companies, but you really deliver! The variety of applicable courses is great. I have access to lessons, labs, and a virtual library 24x7x365, so I can train on my schedule. What really sets you apart from competitors is the customer service. You have industry-expert mentors that are available to answer the very specific technical questions that arise in IT professional training. The BEST feature is the “success coach”, someone that keeps in touch and assists with your progress. These people do not just take your money and go away, they are truly there to help you “get to the next level” whatever that may be. Keep in mind, any amount invested in professional education is an investment in yourself and your future. You owe it to yourself to succeed, and they will provide you the tools to do it. Eric Kilgore

Eric Kilgore

Cisco Security Passport

Very well spoken and directed questions to others that he knew he didn’t have the answers to. Being in a classroom gave everyone a bit more input like a forum, over much easier to collaborate ideas with each other. Great presentation of products and very well-spoken for all skill types

Benton Tripley

Self paced it training

The training portal has addressed every aspect of our training requirements. It contains an extensive almost limitless catalog of courses, professional training aids, excellent reference material, and best of all the customer service is off the charts. Our Success Advisor insures our training requirements are met on a regular basis. In my estimation there is no comparison in the benefits that you have to offer.

John M. Puente

Self paced it training

You are a top notch training company. We presented this type of training to our techs and they jumped all over it. Our Success Advisor talked to each individual to help them understand the portal and to setup their training plans. The catalog of all the training that is offered is incredible and they inform us of when they have new courses coming out. Thank you for a great experience.

Duane Shaffer

Self paced it training

Thank you so much for this! I really appreciate you taking your time to do this! Have a wonderful week!

Chris McGrath
The American River Group Of Companies

Cisco Passport DataCenter

The crowd yesterday at CalPERS were totally enamoured by Elan Beer. They were absolutely loving the class. I have not heard so much positive feedback on an instructor in my entire career. And that too for a topic like ACI. Both network folks and non-network folks were raving about him.

Thank you for providing an incredible training experience.

Su Sheth

Cisco Passport Datacenter

The training was excellent! The instructor was brilliant in responding to questions with a great balance between labs and overviews really knowledgeable and expressing the details of the topic. Mark was excellent explaining a complex subject for us

Martin Chester

Cisco Security Passport

Course was fantastic! The instructor was amazing! She really knew what she was talking about and if she didn’t, she was interested in learning the answer herself. And with that, she either answered the question when she got the answer, or she e-mailed us a link. I took this class last year in NYC with [another high-end training company]. The guy that taught it wasn’t as good (after I took that class, I wasn’t exactly sure how I was going to implement). I told my boss that I would need an outside consultant to come in and help us. But the class was enough to learn the GUI and know my way around. (And I’ve had other [high-end training company] courses, all were great. I learned a lot and still am able to use the same knowledge today.) After THIS class, I feel 95% confident that I can implement on my own. Saving us $5-10k in consultant fees. I’ve already got a test switch and trying to take the time to set up a test environment to make sure I fully understand the concepts. Thank you!

Chris Unger
Boscov's Department Stores, LLC

Cisco Passport DataCenter

We just concluded the UCS Assessment with George Dundon and Fabricio Grimaldi. I just wanted to take a minute and say both these guys were excellent from start to finish. George’s knowledge of Fiber Channel and his troubleshooting ability was absolutely fantastic. He got us to the true root cause of our storage fabric / UCS outage that occurred in July. He also helped us with other FC issues too.

Fabricio also was top notch with UCS, knowing it backwards and forwards. He reviewed our setup and thankfully our system is in good working order and configured properly, aside from one very minor issue that is barely mentionable. I just wanted you to know and let their managers know they are great engineers/experts and I definitely will put Firefly at the top of my list if we need expert / deep dive situations in the future. Kudos to both of them! 😊 Thanks.

Michael H Mehringer, MCSE
Lehigh Valley Health Network

Self paced it training

I’m a former Learning student that recently started a new job at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio as a Network Security Engineer in the IT Security department. My previous employer was Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, Missouri. Since Washington University purchased your training, they’ve assigned the remaining few months of the subscription to another employee. Of course, I’m hoping to convince my new manager at University Hospitals the value of purchasing another subscription for me sometime soon, but the real focus of today’s correspondence with you is to let you know how much I’ve appreciated my Success Advisor, April Scott-Gallegos. She has been extremely supportive to me since my first subscription back in 2011 when I began my Cisco certification journey. April has continually stayed in touch with me while I’ve made my way through the training necessary to help me pass the Cisco CCNA, CCNA Security, CCNP Security, CCNP Routing & Switching, CCDA, and CCDP certifications. My subscription has been invaluable to me over the last few years, not only by helping me pass 14 Cisco exams since 2011, but by also giving me the information and knowledge necessary to become an experienced and knowledgeable network security engineer. April has played an important part of my certification journey by staying in touch and offering valuable assistance along the way. She is an important asset to the team!

David Leach
University Hospitals

Self paced it training

We have experienced great value by adopting this method of training. You have built a great training portal and the customer service has been excellent!

J. Puente

Cisco DataCenter Passport

Course content is well prepared for my knowledge level about ACI, from brushing up my knowledge to the latest, helpful command of troubleshooting that is totally new to me. The instructor explained each topic in detail and covered complicated essential topics such as contracts multiple times to help us understand the concept and how it works. I appreciate his guidance and facilitating each member of this training. The lab environment was relatively small with a virtual environment, however, I was able to touch ACI with VM ware environment that is a nice experience for my career and preparation for future implementation in our company environment.

I was able to apply materials and lab very smoothly with his instruction, Thank you, Mark.

Ayumu Tsuchiya

Cisco Security Passport

ISE is currently deployed at my new company and wanted a better understanding of its capabilities and management. Firefly’s instructor, Catherine, was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. It was great to learn from someone who could provide real world experience and she has used real world experiences while she taught. This played a huge factor in keeping us all interested. The course content was excellent. The instructor plays a large role on how effective the class is and Catherine Paquet did an excellent job. I would recommend a class taught by her to anyone.

Carlos Ramos

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