Online (July 2020) – Securing Azure Services & Data Through Azure Networking

Security is always number 1 or 2 in any survey on the fears of cloud computing. Networking in The Cloud is very different from traditional physical networking … but in some ways, it is quite similar. The goal of this workshop is to teach you how to secure your services and data in Microsoft Azure using techniques and designs that are advocated by Microsoft Azure. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that networking means just virtual machines; Azure networking plays a big (and getting bigger) role in offering security and compliance with platform and data services in The Cloud.

This online class takes you all the way back to the basics of Azure networking so you really understand the “wiring” of a secure network in the cloud. Only with that understanding do you understand that small is big. The topics covered in this class will secure small/mid businesses, platform deployments that require regulatory compliance, and large enterprises:

  • The Microsoft global network
  • Availability & SLA
  • Virtual network basics
  • Virtual network adapters
  • Peering
  • Service endpoints
  • Public IP Addresses
  • VNet gateways: VPN & ExpressRoute
  • Network Security Groups
  • Application Firewall
  • Route Tables
  • Platform services & data
  • Private Link & Private Endpoint
  • Third-Party Firewalls
  • Azure Firewall
  • Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting
  • Security management
  • Micro-Segmentation
  • Architectures


Thursday, July 30th

09:00 – 17:00 UK/Ireland, 10:00-18:00 Central European Time.


ONLINE – There is no need to travel and anyone with Internet access can join.


The regular cost for this course is €229 per person. If you are registering more than one person, then the regular price will be €209 per person.

You can pay for the course by credit card (handled securely by Stripe) or PayPal on the official event site. You can also pay by invoice/bank transfer by emailing Payment must be received within 21 days of registration – please allow 14 days for an international (to Ireland) bank transfer. We require the following information for invoice & bank transfer payment:

  • The name and contact details (email and phone) for the person attending the course.
  • Name & address of the company paying the course fee.
  • A purchase order (PO) number, if your company requires this for services & purchases.

Note: Cloud Mechanix is an education-only company registered and paying tax in the Republic of Ireland and does not charge for or pay for VAT/sales tax.

Past Feedback

Here is feedback for this class which was recently run for the European Cloud Conference:

Here are some comments from courses that Aidan wrote and delivered:

“Aidan covers all the information and workarounds so that you know what not to do, rather than having to learn the hard way from your mistakes. Also happy to answer question and off-topic questions.”


“I found it very useful for my job. I especially liked that we covered aspects that weren’t in the course but provided useful context, e.g. applying learnings like MS Flow and MigAz. I learned a lot about networking – not just the tools but the aspects that the tools are applied to.”


“Really enjoying the @CloudMechanix #azure course from @joe_elway way more interactive and informative than the typical 5 day msft exam tracks. I’ve not been this enthusiastic about a new technology this much since Exchange 2007 came out #AzureBug do yourself “

Terms & Conditions

Cancellations with a full refund are possible until 17:00, UK/Ireland time, July 20th; the full fee is forfeited for cancellations after that time.

Registrations can be transferred to another person for the same date for no additional charge. Registrations cannot be transferred to another course/date. Registrations for other courses/dates cannot be transferred to this course.

The course will require at least 4 attendees to continue. In the event of any course cancellation by the organizers, all attendees that met the above requirements will get a full refund, issued within 5 working days of the cancellation.