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Microsoft Courses to Prepare for New Azure Exams

Webucator is offering courses that align with Microsoft’s new Azure certification exams AZ-100, AZ-101, AZ-200, AZ-201, AZ-300, and AZ-301:

  1. Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment (AZ-100)
  2. Microsoft Azure Integration and Security (AZ-101)
  3. Microsoft Azure Developer Core Solutions (AZ-200)
  4. Microsoft Azure Developer Advanced Solutions (AZ-201)
  5. Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies (AZ-300)
  6. Microsoft Azure Architect Design (AZ-301)

These courses are multi-day courses that combine the appropriate half-day, 1-day, and 2-day courses from Microsoft. These courses target various skill groups and align with the certification exams. They can be customized in any combination to fit clients’ needs.


New GraphQL Course

Webucator is offering a new course:

  1. Beginning GraphQL Training

GraphQL is a query language developed by Facebook. GraphQL offers single-endpoint requests and faster response time. Students will learn all the aspects of GraphQL starting with the the basics to integrating GraphQL with server-side applications. This course starts from a beginner level but students must have a basic understanding of JavaScript syntax.


Tableau Courses

Webucator offers two Tableau courses:

  1. Exploring Tableau Desktop
  2. Enhanced Tableau Desktop

The Exploring course gets students started using Tableau and the Enhanced course is for students who want to take what they learned in the first course to the next level and learn in-depth Tableau features. Participants need only basic familiarity with introductory data source concepts to take these courses.


Three New Excel Courses

Webucator has added three Excel courses:

  1. Microsoft Office Excel 2016: Dashboards
  2. Microsoft Office Excel 2016: Data Analysis with Power Pivot
  3. Microsoft Office Excel 2016: Data Analysis with PivotTables

All three courses are for experienced Excel users who want to take their skills to the next level. All three courses help students learn Excel’s capability of doing more with Big Data in Excel.

The 1-day Dashboards course focuses on presentation of data focusing on how to extract actionable organizational intelligence from raw data and how to present it in a visual format that enables decision makers to view key trends and conclusions at a glance.

The half-day Power Pivot and PivotTables courses focus on those respective tools with PowerPivot enabling you to organize, manipulate, and report your data in the best way possible, and PivotTables using PivotCharts to summarize data for you to analyze and organize in a meaningful way.


Two New Power BI Courses

Webucator has added two Power BI courses:

  1. Microsoft Power BI Desktop and Microsoft Power Query
  2. Quick Powerful Graphics with Power View, PowerPivot, Power Query, Power Map, and Power BI

Both courses are for students already familiar with Excel. The first course specifically requires familiarity with datasets and basic reporting, including the use of PivotTables.

Microsoft Power BI Desktop and Microsoft Power Query focuses on Power Query, a revolutionary data tool for Excel that allows you to intuitively discover and automate the import, transformation, and combination of data across a variety of data sources for use in Excel and Microsoft Power BI. Power Query is a free add-in for Excel that enhances the self-service Business Intelligence experience in Excel.

Quick Powerful Graphics with Power View, PowerPivot, Power Query, Power Map, and Power BI covers a wider range of tools and teaches how to combine the functionality of Power View, PowerPivot, Power Query, and Power BI into graphs, charts, KPIs, reports, and other visualizations.


New Vue.js course

Webucator has added a new course Beginning Vue.js Training.

Vue.js is a JavaScript library for building modern web applications. This course teaches the fundamentals of Vue.js and then introduces Webpack followed by Vuex and Vue Router. This course is for JavaScript web developers who want to learn Vue.js.


Two New Kotlin Courses

Kotlin is becoming a must-have skill for Android developers. We’re offering two new Kotlin courses. Both courses are for experienced Java developers. The first course is an introduction to Kotlin, while the second course follows up with more focus on Android development. Both courses can be customized for your group’s needs and goals.

  1. Kotlin Programming Training
  2. Kotlin for Android Training

Two New Azure Courses

Webucator has two new Azure courses:

  1. Beginning Serverless Architectures with Azure
  2. Professional Azure SQL Database Administration

These courses provide a balance of theory and hand-on applications that are focused on practical takeaways to emulate different scenarios you might come across while working with Azure SQL Database and to end with you getting the most out of the features offered by Azure SQL Database (the cloud version of SQL Server).

Beginning Serverless Architectures with Azure is a 1-day course intended for back-end developers and cloud engineers with some Azure experience.

Professional Azure SQL Database Administration is a 3-day course for database administrators, database developers, or application developers interested in developing new or migrating existing applications with Azure SQL Database.


New Spring and JPA2, and Spring and Hibernate Courses

Webucator has two new courses from Learning Patterns:

  1. Introduction to Spring and JPA2 (changed from previous name – Fast Track to Spring and JPA2)
  2. Introduction to Spring and Hibernate

Both courses are for developers with good working knowledge of Java who also need to use Spring and Hibernate.

The Spring and Hibernate course is only for clients using Hibernate’s proprietary XML mapping files. Those using the JPA API (e.g., @Entity) should take the Introduction to Spring and JPA course.

According to course author Yaakov Weintraub of Learning Patterns, “Spring and Hibernate/JPA are different technologies. However, Spring easily integrates with both Hibernate and JPA. This allows Hibernate and JPA-based repositories to use all of the other capabilities that Spring provides, especially dependency injection and TX management.”


New Microsoft Teams Training Course

Webucator now offers Microsoft Teams training. If you need to get your team up to speed on this new product from Microsoft, this course is right for you.

Microsoft Teams is a group chat software solution released by Microsoft last fall. It allows team members to chat and hold web conferences in one solution.