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Become an Azure Cloud Engineer


Whether you’re here to develop your Azure cloud engineering skills or simply learn about the cloud, Cybrary’s Azure Career path will deliver best in class instruction to ensure you acquire the real-world skills needed to work professionally with the cloud.

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About this Career Path

As one of the dominant cloud computing services, Microsoft Azure is responsible for more than 700,000 current job openings in the cloud industry.

This Azure Career Path provides a structured curriculum with specialized learning activities that will give you real-world training to become a successful cloud engineer in Microsoft Azure. In this career path, you will learn about cloud computing, cloud infrastructure, networking services, cloud security, virtual machines, and more while preparing you for multiple certifications like the Microsoft Azure AZ-900, Microsoft AZ-104, Microsoft AZ-303, Microsoft AZ-304, and Microsoft AZ-500.

Once you enroll in Cybrary’s Microsoft Azure Cloud Engineer career path, you will be learning alongside ten thousand community members who are all building their career in the cybersecurity, IT, and cloud space. As you grow your career you will now have a network of people through Cybrary who will help you continuously.

Recommended Prerequisites

  • Some general IT knowledge or experience is recommended

For professionals looking more foundational technical/IT experience before jumping into their cloud training, we recommend one of these paths: System Administrator, Network Engineering, or Information Security Fundamentals

Once Completed You Are Ready To:

Claim Skills

  • Cloud Computing
  • Cloud/Cloud Security
  • Azure Administration
  • Azure Development
  • Azure Solutions

Apply for Jobs

  • Cloud Engineer
  • Cloud Systems Administrator
  • Cloud Security Specialist
  • Azure Administrator

Pass Certifications

  • AZ-900
  • AZ-104
  • AZ-303
  • AZ-304
  • AZ-500


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What is an Azure Cloud Engineer?

Microsoft Azure is one of the leading cloud services providers in the world. The Azure platform offers users in over 60 regions and 140 countries more than 100 different services. The platform allows IT professionals and developers to develop, build, implement, and maintain applications in the cloud with its various tools and frameworks. It’s estimated that at least 95% of Fortune 500 companies use the Azure platform.

The Azure Cloud Engineer Career Path is designed to provide students with the skills they need to take and pass the certification exams needed to qualify for the role of Azure Cloud Engineer. Microsoft offers multiple role-based certifications that were created according to market requirements and job roles. In the Azure Cloud Engineer career path, students will learn about cloud computing, cloud security, networking services, virtual machines, and more within the Azure platform. They will also be prepared for certification like the Microsoft Azure AZ-900, Microsoft AZ-104, Microsoft AZ-303, Microsoft AZ-304, and Microsoft AZ-500.

What Does an Azure Cloud Engineer Do?

Azure Cloud Engineers are responsible for many cloud-related activities. They will assess an organization’s IT infrastructure to determine options for moving to the cloud. A cloud engineer will then oversee the migration process and maintain the new system. Some of the specific duties of an Azure Cloud Engineer may include:

  • Working on Microsoft Azure networking
  • Handling Azure virtual machines
  • Performing configuration management and disaster recovery tasks
  • Deploying Azure virtual machines in a highly available environment
  • Designing virtual networks that support workloads with a high level of security and performance
  • Exploring how to configure hybrid connectivity between Azure and on-site environments, as well as how to monitor network performance to comply with service-level agreements
  • Using PowerShell to implement repeatable deployments with ARM templates
  • Continuing to learn new ways to utilize PowerShell to define and deploy services to Azure and how to scale resources in Azure
  • Using automation technology options within Azure
  • Designing and implementing data protection options in Azure
  • Establishing and implementation of monitoring and management infrastructure for both availability and performance management

In addition to technical skills, an Azure Cloud Engineer also requires leadership and managerial skills. Strong communication skills are needed as a cloud engineer may be required to coordinate with other IT members or teams, negotiate with vendors, and communicate with senior management about cloud-related projects.

What Kind of Azure Cloud Engineer Jobs Are There?

There are numerous career options for candidates with Microsoft Azure certifications. One of the most popular job titles, Cloud Engineer, may represent a category of different job roles that include cloud support associate, cloud developer, and cloud architect:

  • Cloud Support Engineer: Cloud Support Engineers often work for the actual service provider, including Microsoft. They are responsible for onboarding, troubleshooting, and maintenance of cloud computing services.
  • Cloud Developer: These developers perform the software engineering and coding that bring architects’ visions to life. They utilize traditional programming skills alongside specialized knowledge of one or more of the popular cloud services platforms, like Azure, to build, deploy, and optimize cloud applications.
  • Cloud Architect: A Cloud Architect plans the infrastructure and applications that will operate in the cloud. They use technical expertise and solid business acumen to design and optimize cloud computing blueprints of organizations.

The following job titles are also frequently available to Cloud Engineers:

  • Cloud Support Associate
  • Cloud Systems Analyst
  • Cloud Security Engineer
  • Senior Cloud Engineer
  • DevOps Architect

Cloud computing knowledge, including that of the Microsoft Azure platform, is not only important for jobs that have “cloud” in the title. These experts are also in demand for more traditional technology roles like software engineer, data scientist, and cybersecurity specialist as well.

Why Learn Azure Cloud Engineering?

The Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform offers a huge range of cloud-based services and applications that provide users with access to astounding computing power and innovative technological developments that transform their operations. As more organizations choose Microsoft Azure for their cloud computing needs, the demand for qualified cloud professionals only increases. Currently, there are nowhere near enough Azure experts to fill the number of open positions in the industry. That gives skilled candidates an advantage when looking for career opportunities and negotiating salaries.

Becoming a Microsoft Azure Cloud Engineer demonstrates a candidate has a profound level of knowledge of the Azure platform, with several Microsoft credentials to validate that skillset. It also shows a strong commitment to continuing education, learning, and staying on top of new trends in technology. These are all attributes that IT recruiters and hiring managers are looking for in the IT professionals they employ. There hasn’t been a better time to learn Azure and advance along the cloud computing career path.