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"Azure Functions" Course Review

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By: Makeia Jackson

July 3, 2020

Are you new to the Microsoft Azure cloud and need to know about Azure Functions? Maybe you have heard of Azure but work with AWS, GCP, or some other cloud computing service? Whichever one it may be, Cybrary has you covered. In their one-hour course, you will learn how to develop Azure Functions.

Cybrary's instructor Toddy Mladenov will cover in-depth the concepts of serverless services in Azure. He will teach you the concepts of triggers and binders and develop triggers and bindings in Azure. He will also show you security strategies to secure access to Azure Functions and manage configuration secrets.

Upon completion of this course, you will earn 1 CEU/CPE and a Certificate of Completion. This course is not a prerequisite for Azure certification but will help you understand how to apply the concepts to some of the certification objectives.

What should I already know before taking this course?

Before taking this course, you want to be familiar with:

  • Azure and Azure services.
  • One or more of the following programming or scripting

languages: C#, Java, JavaScript, PowerShell, Python.

If you aren't familiar with Azure, I recommend this course, AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals, before starting with the Azure Functions course. I would recommend looking at one of the programming or scripting courses listed in the resource section at the end of this course review if you aren't familiar with any of the languages.

Who should take this course?

This course is for anyone interested in learning more about Azure Functions and Microsoft serverless services. The targeted audience for this course is:

  • Developers
  • DevOps Engineers
  • DevSecOps Engineers

What should you expect from this course?

Upon completion of this course, you should expect to have learned how to:

  • Differentiate between serverless options in Azure.
  • Implement Azure Functions using different triggers.
  • Secure access to Azure Functions.
  • Read serverless configuration secrets from Azure Key Vault.


In Module 2 of this course, you'll learn:

  • What serverless is and how Azure Functions fit in.
  • The serverless options available in Azure.
  • The hosting plans available in Azure.

In Module 3 of this course, you'll learn:

  • To create Azure Function applications in the Azure Management portal.
  • Different Azure Function triggers and binding options.
  • To create HTTP, Queue, and Timer triggers.

In Module 4 of this course, you'll learn:

  • To configure User Authentication for Azure Functions.
  • To restrict IP Access to Azure Functions.
  • To read configuration secrets from Azure Key Vault.

Whether you are new to cloud computing or have some experience, I highly recommend this course. The instructor does a great job of explaining the core concepts of Microsoft serverless service and Azure Functions. The instructor also demos for you how to develop Azure Functions and use the serverless services. This course will help you advance your understanding of Microsoft Azure.


Below is a list of programming or scripting language courses you can review to get an introduction if you're not familiar with the suggested languages:

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