To Be Announced: Starting Azure Infrastructure

Join us on 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 – date & location to be announced soon.

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, at a date to be announced soon. 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 – 17:30):

  • 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.


Our recent classes and their feedback can be found here. This is some of the feedback from our previous classes in London:

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

“Excellent course. Made even more sense because I had previous knowledge. Extremely up to date and got through loads in two days.”

“I am new to Microsoft Azure so I wanted a really good understanding of the product. I was advised to attend this training and it has been truly beneficial. It has given me lots of things to work on and hopefully will open doors to get into Microsoft Azure employment.”

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 will be announced soon – we choose a hotel with an accessible location and moderate accommodation pricing for those traveling long distances. The past Amsterdam class was on the edge of Amsterdam, and could be reached by car and by public transport. The past London classes were at a hotel beside two Underground lines, a bus line, and 10 minute’s walk from Paddington Station.


The regular cost for this course will be €899 for a single person. If you are registering more than one person, then the regular price will be €799 per person. A limited number of early bird tickets will be 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 €200 deposit. If you cancel your place one month before the class then you will forfeit the deposit. The paid balance will be refunded. If you cancel one/after one month before the class 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.

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.