End of year celebration with a pass on Microsoft SOC exam

Hello, my friends!

I am sincerely wishing you all a Happy New Year!

As I always say this motto: The #cloudjourney and learning never stops ⛅❗🏃‍♂️ 🏃‍♀️

What is the Microsoft SOC exam?

I am happy to share that I was able to pass an Azure security certificate before the end of 2022!!!

As you might know, this certification belongs to an important Microsoft Security operations space. I am very glad to finish this year with this achievement. 

Thank you my dear #cloudfamily#cloudmarathoner, and my co-workers at T-Rex Solutions, LLC for a strong and relentless learning culture and continued support!

Microsoft Certified: Security Operations Analyst Associate

What skills did I learn?

Studying for this certification helped me gain the skills and knowledge required to reduce my organization’s risk by rapidly remediating active attacks on the environment, advising on improvements to threat protection practices, and referring violations of organizational policies to appropriate people and teams.

As an important part of the exam preparation, I did labs that investigate, respond to, and hunt for threats using Microsoft products, such as Azure Defender, Azure Sentinel, Microsoft 365 Defender, and other related security products.

Summary

Please, let me know if you are targeting this certification.
I would be more than glad to provide additional guidance for your preparations!

Thank you everyone for your greetings and wishes on social media.
I do really appreciate your continued support!!!

Happy New Year and Congratulations to “Awesome Azure Bicep” community of contributors!

Good day, #CloudMarathoner community!

I am very glad to announce the latest stats and progress on our community repo “Awesome Azure Bicep”!

What is Awesome Azure Bicep

This is a GitHub repo that helps you to learn and discover resources that are helping you with the adoption of Azure 🚀 Bicep – a new #infrastructureascode approach to manage Azure resources.

📌 Check out a curated list of blogs, videos, tutorials, code, tools, scripts, and anything useful to help you learn Microsoft #AzureBicep language 👉https://lnkd.in/e58nEfbd

Awesome Azure Bicep repo

who are the contributors?

Huge Kudos to #community contributors who made the latest version possible:

Luke Murray
Kasun Rajapakse
John Lokerse
Sam Cogan
Christopher Maneu
Matt Willson

call for action

Thanks for the 145+ 🌟 and 40+ 🍴 from the #community we are growing and looking for your contribution 😍

Please, check this #community maintained and updated repo and feel free to open an issue or provide feedback.

📌 Check out the post details on LinkedIn platform 👍

Thank you for all your hard work!

The #CloudMarathoner community is 1200+ members strong

Hello, my dear Cloud Marathoner friends!

We started the #CloudMarathoner community and cloud learning journey approximately 3.5 years ago with few posts and followers. Our intention is to help everyone learn the #cloudcomputing and share training resources that could help you to #upskill and start your awesome #cloud career.

The #CloudMarathoner hashtag followers

We continuously GROWING

Thank you for your continued feedback and support!
Our community has grown to 1200+ members and we are able to reach and empower more people now.

Again and again, “HUGE THANK YOU!” to everyone who has #shared and contributed to the #CloudMarathoner posts on social media.

This is “GREAT” progress that we could carry on by being active and sharing the power of #knowledge that empowers and elevates the people.

summary

Thank you for being a true #cloudmarathoner in learning the #cloud and sharing information!

Please, actively check my #CloudMarathoner #tag on LinkedIn and share information that you find helpful.

New episode on “What you need to know about Azure Bicep configurations?”

Hello, dear community friends!  

As I mentioned in a previous post, we are in a festive December month with a great event!
The Festive Tech Calendar is in a full swing and presents new sessions to everyone, every day.

If you missed my live session, No problem. I have recorded it and you can re-watch it 🙂

Check this session below, if you want to learn important things on how to configure your Azure Bicep environment and use Azure security resources with them!

Direct link to the YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ss4012kSRcE


Summary

Please, let me know if you have any questions, and feel free to DM me on @LinkedIn or @Twitter!

New episode on Azure Stack HCI & Azure Arc

Hello freinds,

Last week, we had an engaging session on Cloud Lunch and Learn meetup about exploring Azure Stack HCI and Azure Arc with Thomas Bründl .

Azure Stack and azure arc

In this post, I will reflect upon some major points in this session that covers:

  • Azure in Hybrid & Multi-Cloud Scenarios
  • Managing existing infrastructure on-premises in Azure
  • Getting you familiar with using hybrid Azure services with focus on Azure Arc and Stack HCI

What was covered?

Our guest speaker covered the following topics in his presentation:

  • Evolving services in Azure Infrastructure
  • Azure Arc
  • Azure Stack HCI
  • Azure Arc Jumpstart
  • References to how to get started with Azure Stack HCI and connectivity

Summary

At the end of the session, we had an interactive Q&A (Questions and Answers). Please check the recording and reference links as the recording is uploaded to the Cloud Marathoner YT channel.

Thank you for stopping by and checking this session!

Festive Tech Calendar 2022 Session details are coming soon!

Hi friends,

I hope you are all excited about the upcoming special, a month-long event.
The Festive Tech Calendar 2022 Session details are coming soon!  

This year, organizers are aiming for something a bit different and more joyful. It will be a joyful learning experience throughout the month of December as the event will bring you much new content from different speakers and communities around the globe.

We are presenting

Awesome news came from the Festive Tech Calendar, as I am presenting this year too, with the recent content on Azure Bicep configuration details.

LinkedIn post details

Thank you, organizers, I will be doing a session with a holiday theme to help our community members with configuring the Azure Bicep development environment.

📌 Visit every day >> https://lnkd.in/dKFawYNn to learn new things!

And don’t forget to check out the DAY 16 😉

Have a festive and warm month in December!

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The #CloudMarathoner community is 1000+ members strong

Hello, my dear Cloud Marathoners!

We are a vibrant worldwide community with a passion to learn and grow our career with Cloud technologies! We are also a growing community who are dedicated to giving back and sharing with #community as well!

We are more than 1040+ members strong and continue to grow while supporting the community members with online, #free content on a variety of cloud technologies.

The #CloudMarathoner followers on @LinkedIn

Thank you

I would like to thank everyone who has followed and #shared the #CloudMarathoner posts and announcements.

As you already know, this is the beginning of something “GREAT” that we need to carry on by spreading the goodness and power of #knowledge that empowers people.

Summary

Thank you for stopping by and checking the announcement and celebrating this “HUGE” milestone with us. Please, check our architecture, cloud infrastructure as code, and overall, Azure videos in the #CloudMarathone YouTube channel.

Session about Architecting 🚀 a Modern Analytics Cloud Data Platform with Warner

Hello Cloud Marathoners,

Yesterday, we had an engaging session on Cloud Lunch and Learn meetup about Azure Architecture, particularly for Modern Analytics Cloud Data Platform with Warner Chaves.

Modern Analytics

In this post, I will reflect upon some major points in this presentation and architecting session.

Session details and recorded YT link

What was covered?

Our guest speaker covered the following topics in his presentation:

  • Reference architecture for modern analytics platforms
  • Data Warehousing
  • Big Data
  • Lakehouse
  • Data Mesh and more in Microsoft Azure

Summary

At the end of the session, we had an interactive Q&A (Questions and Answers). Please check the recording and reference links as the recording is uploaded to the Cloud Marathoner YT channel.

Thank you for stopping by and checking this session!

Microsoft Cloud Skills challenge is back with #MSIgnite

Hello Cloud Marathoners!

There is a great announcement from the Microsoft Ignite event that announced the Cloud Skills Challenge will be back this year. YAY !

Cloud Skills Challenge

This is a time bounded event where you choose your tech challenge and earn a Microsoft certification exam by studying the Microsoft technology of your choice.

And this year, there will be 7 challenges available to choose from, select one that’s right for you.

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Registration Page

Complete one of the learning challenges below to get a 100% discount (aka #free) on one of the following Microsoft certification exams:

▶ AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
▶ AZ-400: Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions
▶ DP-100: Designing and Implementing a Data Science Solution on Azure
▶ MB-240: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Field Service Functional Consultant
▶ MS-700: Managing Microsoft Teams
▶ MS-720: Microsoft Teams Voice Engineer
▶ PL-100: Microsoft Power Platform App Maker
▶ SC-200: Microsoft Security Operations Analyst

Registration page details are provided here.

Summary

Now that you know this great announcement, it is time to get ready for the challenge and learn cool stuff at the Microsoft Ignite 2022 event.

Take care and see you all there!

Cloud Interviewing guidance and tips for military veterans

Hello dear Cloud Marathoners,

This week, I had an opportunity to join a meeting in order to share my experience with military veterans on how to get them ready for the first cloud position interview. We had really awesome participation and a number of questions that benefited all attendees.

Thank you, Douglas for an opportunity to help the transitioning service members and veterans with critical technical and career skills development and tips.

MSSA career development and interview tips

Thank you, Microsoft, for running the very important MSSA (Microsoft Software and Systems Academy) for transitioning service members and veterans!

The MSSA provides technical training that enables the service members to leverage their core skills and interests to chart—and start—their career journey in IT.

Summary

It was truly a unique event to help our transitioning service members and veterans and Thank You to everyone who took some time in providing follow-up feedback on the following LinkedIn post.