Azure Cloud Technology

No matter your experience level, you can advance your career and demonstrate your achievements through industry-recognized certifications. If you're ready to move into a high-paying cloud career, then sign up for UC's Microsoft Azure Certication courses today.

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  • Course spans 4 weeks, 20 hrs/week, online instruction
  • Support from UC instructors and teaching assistants
  • Weekly virtual panels
  • Certificate curriculum, plus communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
  • Free voucher for certificate exam

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This program is supported by the School of Information Technology and comes with the benefit of access to our Career Education Services. The School of Information Technology fosters innovation, research, and exciting co-op experiences. Highly-ranked and accredited, we are dedicated to shaping the newest IT professionals.


In Azure Fundamentals, you will gain the foundational knowledge of cloud services for a career in IT. This course is intended for non-technical candidates who want to understand the cloud-based solutions for offering services such as sales, purchasing, and marketing of cloud services. This course prepares you for the AZ-900 exam.  

Responsibilities for this role 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. You should have at least six months of hands-on experience administering Azure, along with a strong understanding of core Azure services, Azure workloads, security, and governance. In addition, this role should have experience using PowerShell, Azure CLI, Azure portal, and Azure Resource Manager templates. This course prepares you for the AZ-104 exam.

In Azure Data Fundamentals, you will describe analytical workloads and work with relational and non-relational data on Azure. Before taking this course, you should have a foundational knowledge of core data concepts and how they are immplemented using Microsoft Azure data services. This course prepares you for the DP-900 exam.  

An Azure Data Engineer also helps ensure that data pipelines and data stores are high-performing, efficient, organized, and reliable, given a specific set of business requirements and constraints. This professional deals with unanticipated issues swiftly and minimizes data loss. An Azure Data Engineer also designs, implements, monitors, and optimizes data platforms to meet the data pipeline needs. This course will prepare you for the DP-203 exam (which releases June 30, 2021).  

Career Development

The University of Cincinnati provides all students as part of our certification programs access to career development tools and services through UC's NEXT Apprenticeship Program, including 1 on 1 career counseling and support. Students who complete our programs gain access to exclusive job boards, resume review tools, personal branding tools, and career guidance including resume reviews, networking, and interview skills.

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This course qualifies for the State of Ohio's Individual Microcredential Assistance Program (IMAP). IMAP was created to provide opportunities for Ohioans who are low income, partially unemployed, or totally unemployed to participate in a training program and receive a micro-credential. APPLY HERE.

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About Your Instructors:

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Dyllon Dekok

Assistant Professor, CECH - School of Information Technology

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Dyllon Dekok graduated as one of the first cohorts in the University of Cincinnati Information Technology+MBA (5+1) program and began teaching in 2016. Before joining UC, he earned an Associate Degree in Computer Programming and served in the US Air Force, where he spent three years stationed in Germany. Throughout his career, Dyllon has spent most of his time as an Application Analyst and Developer in Microsoft Technologies (C#, ASP.NET Core MVC). He also holds many Microsoft certifications, including Azure (AZ-900) and Azure Data (DP-900) Fundamentals, as well as Azure Developer Associate (AZ-204).

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Bilal Gonen

Assistant Professor, CECH - School of Information Technology

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Dr. Bilal Gonen regularly teaches courses at UC in IT Infrastructure Sustainability, Advanced Storage Technologies, and Advanced System Administration. All of these courses include hands-on projects based on Virtualization platforms (such as Oracle VirtualBox, VMware workstation, and Microsoft Hyper-V), Cloud Platforms (such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform). Dr. Gonen supervises students in their Master theses. His research interests are cloud computing, blockchain, and cyber security and Machine Learning.