Microsoft Azure

Cloud Technology

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Master the basics in cloud computing with Microsoft Azure Fundamentals and Azure Data Fundamentals.

Learners who successfully complete these programs will be eligible for supportive services designed to help you find new training and work opportunities, including tech-related apprenticeships through UC's NEXT Apprenticeship Program.   


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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.


Courses & Registration:

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.  

  • Next Session: TBA
  • 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
  • Voucher for the certificate exam included.  

Ways to enroll:

1) You can register now through open enrollment, OR, 2) if you are low income, partially, or totally unemployed, you may begin the registration process here: apply for no-cost tuition.

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.  

  • Next session starts March 1. Application Period Closed.
  • 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

Ways to enroll:

1) You can register now through open enrollment, OR, 2) if you are low income, partially, or totally unemployed, you may begin the registration process here: apply for no-cost tuition.


UC training courses with tuition funding through the state of Ohio

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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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Ohio Employers: No matter what industry you work in, technology is having an impact on the future of your business and the nature of your work. TechCred helps Ohioans learn new skills and helps employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a tech-infused economy. Many of these trainings can be completed online! Read more.

The 7th TechCred application period opens Monday, January 4, 2021 and closes on January 29 at 3 pm.  You can learn more about the program at TechCred.Ohio.gov.


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.