Securing Azure Services & Data Through Azure Networking - Online (July 2020)

Thursday, 30 July 2020 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM GST

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Thursday, 30 July 2020 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM GST

Security is always number 1 or 2 in any survey on the fears of cloud computing. Networking in The Cloud is very different from traditional physical networking … but in some ways, it is quite similar. The goal of this workshop is to teach you how to secure your services and data in Microsoft Azure using techniques and designs that are advocated by Microsoft Azure. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that networking means just virtual machines; Azure networking plays a big (and getting bigger) role in offering security and compliance with platform and data services in The Cloud.

This online class takes you all the way back to the basics of Azure networking so you really understand the “wiring” of a secure network in the cloud. Only with that understanding do you understand that small is big. The topics covered in this class will secure small/mid businesses, platform deployments that require regulatory compliance, and large enterprises:

  • The Microsoft global network
  • Availability & SLA
  • Virtual network basics
  • Virtual network adapters
  • Peering
  • Service endpoints
  • Public IP Addresses
  • VNet gateways: VPN & ExpressRoute
  • Network Security Groups
  • Application Firewall
  • Route Tables
  • Platform services & data
  • Private Link & Private Endpoint
  • Third-Party Firewalls
  • Azure Firewall
  • Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting
  • Security management
  • Micro-Segmentation
  • Architectures


Thursday, July 30th

09:00 - 17:00 UK/Ireland, 10:00-18:00 Central European Time.


ONLINE - There is no need to travel and anyone with Internet access can join. Connectivity details will be shared privately with registered attendees.

Past Feedback

Here are some recent comments from courses that Aidan wrote and delivered:

“Aidan covers all the information and workarounds so that you know what not to do, rather than having to learn the hard way from your mistakes. Also happy to answer question and off-topic questions.”

“I found it very useful for my job. I especially liked that we covered aspects that weren’t in the course but provided useful context, e.g. applying learnings like MS Flow and MigAz. I learned a lot about networking - not just the tools but the aspects that the tools are applied to.”

“Excellent as always.”

"… a fun two-day session and definitely recommended to anyone willing to dip their toes in the Azure waters."

"Thanks for the awesome course! Felt like I learnt a lot and only scratched the surface."

"I enjoyed the course and the content. Looking forward to any future Cloud Mechanix training."

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The regular cost for this course is €229 per person. If you are registering more than one person, then the regular price will be €209 per person.

You can pay for the course by credit card (handled securely by Stripe) or PayPal on the official event site. You can also pay by invoice/bank transfer by emailing Payment must be received within 21 days of registration - please allow 14 days for an international (to Ireland) bank transfer. We require the following information for invoice & bank transfer payment:

The name and contact details (email and phone) for the person attending the course.

Name & address of the company paying the course fee.

A purchase order (PO) number, if your company requires this for services & purchases.

Note: Cloud Mechanix is an education-only company registered and paying tax in the Republic of Ireland and does not charge for or pay for VAT/sales tax.

Terms & Conditions

Cancellations with a full refund are possible until 17:00, UK/Ireland time, July 20th; the full fee is forfeited for cancellations after that time.

Registrations can be transferred to another person for the same date for no additional charge. Registrations cannot be transferred to another course/date. Registrations for other courses/dates cannot be transferred to this course.

The course will require at least 4 attendees to continue. In the event of any course cancellation by the organizers, all attendees that met the above requirements will get a full refund, issued within 5 working days of the cancellation.

Aidan Finn has been teaching Microsoft partners and customers about Microsoft technologies and services throughout his 20+ year career. In his previous role, Aidan delivered training on Microsoft Azure to Microsoft partners in Ireland on an almost weekly basis. Today, he is a Principal Consultant working on Azure solutions focusing on security, governance, infrastructure-as-code, and service connectivity.

Cloud Mechanix has brought Aidan’s own custom-written training to the the UK & Europe. If you want to get a quick start on Microsoft Azure, then Cloud Mechanix training is what you need.

Aidan Finn has been working in IT since 1996, working as a developer, consultant, systems administrator and technical sales lead. Today, Aidan is an 12 year Microsoft Valuable Professional (MVP) with the dual expertise of Microsoft Azure (previously Hyper-V and System Center Configuration Manager). He has been presenting (Including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite) & teaching about Azure, Hyper-V, Windows Server and more since 2008, and had written 5 books on Microsoft technologies. Aidan writes on his own site at and is the Contributing Editor on Microsoft Virtualization on Aidan and Nicole, his wife, are the owners & operators of Cloud Mechanix.

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