Azure Challenge Labs

Hands-on Labs

Whether you’re new to Azure or experienced, this series of guided Challenge Labs is a risk-free way to practice, validate and improve your skills – guaranteed!
Includes 300+ challenge Labs.

$ 75.00

Who should take this training:

  • Anyone preparing for Azure Administrator certification
  • Anyone interested in learning about Microsoft Azure's IoT services
  • Azure administrators
  • Azure developers
  • Anyone interested in practicing Azure IoT skills

What you'll learn:

Microsoft Azure is arguably the fastest growing cloud provider because companies are eagerly adopting more and more cloud services from Microsoft Azure since it’s so powerful and flexible. It’s valuable to understand Microsoft Azure and Cloud Institute’s Azure labs can take you from a novice to an expert with all of these Azure labs. There are so many Azure skills to learn and perfect such as:

  • Ingest IoT Data by Using Azure IoT Hub
    Practice provisioning an Azure IoT hub, and send data to the IoT hub from a device emulator, and confirm that data has been ingested into the IoT hub.

  • Manage IoT Devices with the Azure IoT Hub
    In this challenge, you will provision an Azure IoT hub, register an emulated device with IoT hub, and test the ability of the IoT hub to communicate with the device. 

  • Process IoT Data with Azure Stream Analytics
    Learn how to provision an Azure Stream Analytics instance, configure Stream Analytics to process messages coming into an Azure IoT hub, and define endpoints to route messages. 

  • Store IoT Data with Cosmos DB
    In this challenge, you will provision an Azure Cosmos DB database and populate it with IoT data. You will then use native Cosmos DB capabilities to analyze the data.

  • Use Azure Time Series Insights to Analyze IoT Data
    Practice provisioning an Azure Time Series Insights instance to analyze IoT data, generate charts based on time-based analysis, and then create a dashboard to display the IoT data analysis.
  • Can You Provision an End-to-End IoT Solution?
    In this challenge, you will provision an Azure IoT hub, use an IoT device emulator to send data to the hub, and send commands from the hub to the device emulator.

  • Can You Store and Analyze IoT Data?
    You will use Cosmos DB and Time Series Insights to analyze IoT data, use Cosmos DB to perform a variety of analyses on the raw IoT data, and generate charts and other analytic assets with Time Series Insights.

  • Can You Manage IoT Devices with Azure IoT Hub?
    In this challenge, you will provision an Azure IoT hub, register an emulated device with IoT hub, and test the ability of the IoT hub to communicate with the device. 

  • Can You Process Incoming IoT Data in Real Time?
    Learn to process incoming IoT data in real time, use IoT consumer groups, and stream analytics to process messages coming through an IoT hub. 


There are no pre-requisites for this training. It's suitable for anyone wanting to practice and validate Azure IoT solutions skills.

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Meet the Coaches


Bekim Dauti

Microsoft Certified Trainer

Bekim Dauti works in the administration of servers and computer networks and training in Cisco, CompTIA, and Microsoft. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Tirana and a master's degree from UMGC Europe, both in IT.


Sudhanshu Pandey

Software Engineer

Sudhanshu is Redhat Certified and a Computer Science graduate. He has worked on multiple technologies including Devops, ML, Python, Redhat Linux, MySQL, MongoDB, Cloud Computing, web development and mobile app development. He is currently working as an ML engineer for a startup and as a trainer on a content delivery team for Linuxworld.


Zaki Medina

CTO in Healthcare

Zaki has many years of experience in the Telecom, Utility and Healthcare industries leading data science, analytics and technical teams with an advanced understanding of data engineering, data science, ML-Ops and Responsible AI technologies and the appropriate application of these technologies to solve problems at a massive scale.


William Clark

CompTIA Instructor and Consultant

William Clark is the founder and CEO of Clark Technology Group. For 30 years he has worked in networking and cybersecurity in retail, health care, government, military and manufacturing sectors.​


Khalil Demeri​

Cloud Solutions Architect

Khaleel has many years of experience in servers administration on Linux and Windows platforms, managing 4000+ servers running different flavors of Linux and web hosting control panels. He helps the team to deal with Windows (MCSE) and Linux Server related issues and services administration. Install, configure and integrate system/solution/OS at site and remotely.


Saurabh Khan​

Cloud Coach

Saurabh is an enthusiastic instructor and accomplished Cloud Engineer. With a solid background in architecting cloud solutions and hands-on experience in configuring and deploying applications on leading cloud platforms like Azure, GCP, and AWS, Saurabh possesses a wealth of knowledge to share with learners.


John Morah

Azure Architect

John is an experienced instructor and highly skilled Cloud Architect who brings a wealth of technical expertise to the table. With a career that began in January 2001, John has been fixing computers and providing technical training and support on Microsoft and Google technologies for over two decades.


Uchechukwu Cos-Ibe

GCP Cloud Engineer

Uchechukwu Cos-Ibe is a highly skilled and GCP-certified Cloud Engineer with a strong background in deploying and managing cloud infrastructure. With expertise in automating cloud deployments using Terraform and implementing CI/CD pipelines. Uchechukwu's experience as a Database Administrator and Data Science professional further enhances their ability to provide valuable insights and optimize cloud solutions.


Dickson Victor

Devops Engineer

Dickson is a DevOps Engineer with multi-cloud certifications and experience working with AWS, Google cloud and Microsoft Azure. He is an AWS community builder, Microsoft Certified trainer, AWS Accredited Instructor and technical writer.


Arjun Sasikumar

Cloud Architect

Arjun has 10+ years of IT experience. Currently working as a Google Cloud Consultant in a Multi-National Company. He is holding certifications in Google Cloud Digital Leader , Google Cloud Associate Cloud Engineer and Google Cloud Professional Cloud Architect.


Neeraj Kumar

Cloud Architect Trainer​

Neeraj is passionate about teaching and learning, always striving to be 1% better every day. He loves impacting the lives of students and helping organizations meet their cloud goals. ​ Neeraj has deep experience working with global clients on 45+ projects with 7/7 CSAT scores on various projects. He has attained certifications from GCP, Azure, AWS and Oracle.


Praveen Tej D​

Cloud Coach

Praveen has years of Experience in Cloud Architect, Cloud Trainer, Lead Coach ,AWS, Azure, GCP ,Devops , Cloud Engineer, Data Engineer.​ He believes in continuous learning and creativity, providing exposure to new ideas that stimulates professional and personal growth.​


Abhimanyu Singh Panwar

Devops Coach

Experienced DevOps Engineer in Software development industry with primary focus on Build, Release and software configuration management with a good hands-on knowledge of Source Code.He has a working knowledge of multi cloud service providers, like AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.


Godfrey Chatira

Azure Solutions Architect

An experienced Azure Solutions Architect, with a proven track record of designing and implementing complex cloud solutions on the Microsoft Azure platform. With expertise in cloud architecture, infrastructure, security, and governance, I help organizations to maximize their investments in cloud by providing tailored solutions that align with business goals and technical requirements.


Franklin Okedo

Cloud Solutions Architect

Cloud Solutions Architect/ SharePoint Developer with over 8+ years of successful experience in Cloud Infrastructure Architecting and Security Administration. Recognized consistently for performance excellence and contributions to success in the IT industry.

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