London: Starting Azure Infrastructure (ON SALE)

Join us on July 5-6 for this two day hands-on & theory introduction to Azure IaaS solutions course, designed for those who are new to Azure, and those who have been using it for a while.

This HANDS-ON theory + practical course is intended for IT professionals and developers that wish to start working with or improve their knowledge of Azure virtual machines. The course starts at the very beginning, explaining what Azure is (and isn’t), administrative concepts, and then works through the fundamentals of virtual machines before looking at more advanced topics such as security, high availability, storage engineering, backup, disaster recovery, management/alerting, and automation.

We deliberately keep the class small (maximum of 16) to allow for a more intimate environment where attendees can feel free to interact and ask questions.


This course spans two days, running on July 5-6, 2018. The agenda is below.

Day 1 (09:30 – 18:30):

  • Introducing Azure
  • Tenants & subscriptions
  • Azure administration
  • Admin tools
  • Intro to IaaS
  • Storage
  • Networking basics

Day 2 (09:30 – 16:00):

  • Virtual machines
  • Advanced networking
  • Backup
  • Disaster recovery
  • JSON
  • Diagnostics
  • Monitoring & alerting
  • Security Center

By the end of this course you should have new/additional knowledge to help you deploy business services using Azure virtual machines, with best practices on performance, security, and availability … in the real world.


The previous delivery of this class in London lead to the following feedback:

“… a fun two-day session and definitely recommended to anyone willing to dip their toes in the Azure waters.”

“Thanks for the awesome course! Felt like I learnt a lot and only scratched the surface.”

“Really valuable 2 days to build our knowledge.”

The recent run of the course in Amsterdam lead to the following feedback:

“Aidan runs a relaxed class that is both accessible and technically uplifting. Even a more experienced person will come away with new knowledge of Azure. The training is so updated that new functions are added daily.”

“Really enjoyed the course over the last couple of days. I would highly recommend Aidan for your Azure Training needs.”

Just finished two fantastic Azure Infrastructure training days in Amsterdam. The best tips and tricks by Aidan Finn! The possibilities are endless! No more expensive on-premise hardware/software investments.”


The location is the Lancaster Gate Hotel in London. This hotel is less than:

  • 15 minutes’ walk from Paddington Station, which is the endpoint for the Heathrow Express train
  • 7 minutes from Bayswater Tube station on the Circle and District lines
  • 6 minutes from Queensway and Lancaster Gate Tube stations on the Central line

This hotel is also quite affordable to stay in, by London standards, and there are plenty of hotel and apartment options in the surrounding area. We used this venue and stayed here for the previous event – the location was easy to get to, had easy access to services, and the staff were very friendly. Importantly – Internet access for the class was excellent.


The regular cost for this course is £799 per person. If you are registering more than one person, then the regular price will be £699 per person. A limited number of early bird tickets are available for £549.

You can pay for for the course by credit card (handled securely by Stripe) or PayPal via the event site.

You can also pay by invoice/bank transfer by emailing Payment by bank transfer must be received within 21 days of invoice – 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 require this for services & purchases.

The cost includes tea/coffee and lunch. Please inform us in advance if you have any dietary requirements.

Terms & Conditions

The full payment includes a £150 deposit. If you cancel your place before June 5th then you will forfeit the deposit. The paid balance will be refunded. If you cancel on/after June 5th then the full fee will be forfeited.

Note that registrations can be transferred to another person for the same date. 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 – this course has more than met these requirements so it is definitely going ahead.

In the event of any course cancellation by the organizers, all attendees that met the above requirements will get a full refund, including the deposit.