Back in May and June I jointly run a highly successful (IMVHO) training programme on the Windows Azure Platform over a six week period for UK developers (Check out some stats/background).

We have been discussing how we can take that format forward and I am pleased to say we have our first “spin off”. Namely the  “Windows Azure Platform – Accelerated Virtual Training Workshop” which will take place in October. Yippeee.

The training will be delivered over a two week period and combines instructor led sessions (delivered virtually over Live Meeting) with independent distance learning, email support and access to hands-on practical exercises. The training provides delegates with an opportunity to gain insight into the nature and benefits of the Windows Azure Platform

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AGENDA

NB: This is on UK time!

Day 1 - Live Meeting 3 hours Monday 11th October

9.30 am until 12.30 pm

  • Overview of the “Accelerated Training Workshop” Virtual learning programme
  • Windows Azure Platform overview
  • Introduce the "Azure Application Resource Toolkit" and the Training Resources Application
  • Introduction to Windows Azure
  • Windows Azure demo
  • Set participating students their Distance Learning Homework from the "Azure Application Resource Toolkit"

Day 2 to Day 4 - Self Learning

  • Daily emails of Azure hints and tips to assist learners with Distance Learning Homework
  • As a guide, Distance Learning Homework is expected to take students 1 hour per day to complete

Day 5 - Live Meeting 3 hours Friday 15th October

9.30 am until 12.30 pm

  • Review of work done to date in the workshop
  • Open Questions and Answers
  • Introduction to SQL Azure
  • SQL Azure demo
  • Review of next steps
  • Homework: Follow-up exercise to compley before Day 10

Day 6 to Day 9

  • Daily emails of Azure hints and tips to assist learners with Distance Learning Homework
  • As a guide, Distance Learning Homework is expected to take students 1 hour per day to complete

Day 10 - Live Meeting 2 hours Monday 25th October

9.30 am until 11.30 am

  • Review of work done to date in the workshop
  • Review of sample applications built by students
  • Open Questions and Answers
  • Programme Close

AUDIENCE

This course is aimed at software developers with at least 6 months practical experience using Visual Studio 2008 or Visual Studio 2010.

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