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Jonathan Bloom

Jon is Sr. Data Analytics Consultant with a primary focus on Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing. Jonathan has over 25 years professional experience working with companies such as Bank of America and Kronos. Jon has experience with Microsoft Business Intelligence stack including Azure Data Platform and Cortana Analytics, Data Warehousing, ETL, OLAP, Reports, Dashboards, Master Data Services, Data Quality Services, Hadoop, and Power BI. He has also maintains a well followed technical blog for over ten years on current trends in information technology.

Gain Competitive Advantage using Microsoft Azure Data Platform and Cortana Analytics

Instructor: Jonathan Bloom

Learn to gain a competitive advantage using Microsoft Azure Data Platform & Cortana Analytics

  • Get up to speed on latest Azure technologies through a series of easy to digest lectures and demos to optimize your impact through the use of data.
  • Find out how to use Microsoft Azure to increase profiits, reduce costs and streamline processes while maximizing your data assets.
  • Instructor: 25 years of BI and datawarehousing experience working for companies like Bank of America and Kronos. 

Course Description

This course provides a summary of components which comprise the Microsoft Azure Cortana Analytics suite. The course is split into 13 sections. Each section contains a Lecture video as well as a Demo video. There are no homework assignments or quizzes. This allows anybody at any skill level to quickly gain insight into the new cloud offerings from Microsoft Azure suite of data products. I hope you enjoy and thanks for watching~!

What am I going to get from this course?
  • Obtain world examples of the latest trends in the data space.
  • Understand data “end to end” solution.
  • Find out how you can use Microsoft Azure to increase profits, reduce costs, and streamline processes while maximizing your data assets.
  • See demos on Azure SQL Database, Azure Storage Accounts, Azure SQL Data Warehousing, HDInsight for Hadoop, AzureML Machine Learning, AI and PowerBI.
  • Learn how to leverage the Microsoft Azure platform for ALL your data needs.

Prerequisites and Target Audience

What will students need to know or do before starting this course?
  • Microsoft Azure Trial Account (Optional)
  • Microsoft PowerBI Desktop or Cloud Trial (Optional)
  • Microsoft Excel with PowerBI Add In (Optional)
Who should take this course? Who should not?
  • Executives
  • Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Architects
  • Developers

Curriculum

Module 1: Introduction
Lecture 1 Introduction: Course Topics and About the Author
04:09

A quick intro about the course presenter and list of course topics.

Module 2: Cortana Analytics Suite: Introduction
Lecture 2 Cortana Analytics Suite: Gather Data, Predict and Automate
03:38

A quick introduction to the suite of products from Microsoft Cortana Suite on Azure.

Lecture 3 Cortana Analytics Suite: Demo
09:22

Cortana Analytics Suite: Demo

Module 3: Azure SQL Databases
Lecture 4 Azure SQL Databases: SQL Server in Azure VM, Azure SQL Server Databases, Azure SQL Data Warehouse
04:53

Discover the different flavors of SQL Server database on Azure Cloud: Azure SQL Databases: SQL Server in Azure VM, Azure SQL Server Databases, Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

Lecture 5 Azure SQL Databases: Demo
15:50

Azure SQL Databases: Demo

Module 4: Azure HDInsight Hadoop
Lecture 6 Azure HDInsight Hadoop
14:47

Discover Microsoft's flavor of Hadoop in the Cloud: Azure HDInsight Hadoop

Lecture 7 Azure HDInsight Hadoop: Demo 1
05:55

Azure HDInsight Hadoop: Demo 1

Lecture 8 Azure HDInsight Hadoop: Demo2
03:34

Azure HDInsight Hadoop: Demo 2

Module 5: Azure Machine Learning
Lecture 9 Azure Machine Learning: Classification, Regressions, Anomaly Detection
06:54

Discover Microsoft's flavor of Machine Learning in the Cloud: Azure Machine Learning: Classification, Regressions, Anomaly Detection

Lecture 10 Azure Machine Learning: Demo
29:51

Azure Machine Learning: Demo

Module 6: Azure Data Lake Analytics
Lecture 11 Azure Data Lake Analytics
01:47

Azure Data Lake Analytics

Lecture 12 Azure Data Lake Analytics: Demo 1
03:42

Azure Data Lake Analytics: Demo 1

Lecture 13 Azure Data Lake Analytics: Demo 2
10:51

Azure Data Lake Analytics: Demo 2

Module 7: Azure Stream Analytics
Lecture 14 Azure Stream Analytics
02:18

Azure Stream Analytics

Lecture 15 Azure Stream Analytics: Demo
09:36

Azure Stream Analytics: Demo

Module 8: Azure Data Factory
Lecture 16 Azure Data Factory: Datasets, Activities, Pipelines, Linked Services
02:50

Azure Data Factory: Datasets, Activities, Pipelines, Linked Services

Lecture 17 Azure Data Factory: Demo
06:35

Azure Data Factory: Demo

Module 9: Azure Data Catalog
Lecture 18 Azure Data Catalog
02:02

Azure Data Catalog

Lecture 19 Azure Data Catlog: Demo
02:57

Azure Data Catlog: Demo

Module 10: Azure Event Hubs
Lecture 20 Azure Event Hubs
05:09

Azure Event Hubs

Lecture 21 Azure Event Hubs: Demo
11:33

Azure Event Hubs: Demo

Module 11: Summary
Lecture 22 Summary
04:58

Summary - thanks for watching this course on Microsoft Azure and the suite of products that comprise the Cortana Analytics Suite. It was a pleasure having you~!

Module 12: Artificial Intelligence
Lecture 23 Artificial Intelligence
05:27

Discover some of the latest trends in the Artificial Intelligence space.

Module 13: Power BI
Lecture 24 Power BI
04:11

Discover the power and reach of Microsoft Power BI. An easy to use tool which opens the doors of data to everyday users including Extract, Transform and Loading of data, building data Models and consuming your data through the interactive data visualization tools. From Excel to PowerBI Desktop as well as PowerBI.com. This set of video's goes into detail about Microsoft's cutting edge technology for everyone.

Lecture 25 Power BI: Demo 1 - PowerBI in Excel
25:42

Power BI: Demo 1 - PowerBI in Excel

Lecture 26 Power BI: Demo 2 - PowerBI Desktop
15:44

Power BI: Demo 2 - PowerBI Desktop

Lecture 27 Power BI: Demo 3 - PowerBI.com
13:36

Power BI: Demo 3 - PowerBI.com

Reviews

7 Reviews

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Francesco P

May, 2017

This excellent course made me expand my knowledge of a competitive advantage using Microsoft Azure Data platform & Cortana Analytics. Though my knowledge was of intermediate level, this course has enhanced my professional competence in using Microsoft Azure Data platform and Cortana Analytics. The instructor has intelligenly introduced latest Azure technologies through easy to digest lectures and demos to optimize theimpact through the use of data. It is a demanding course to find out how to use Microsoft Azure to increase profiits, and streamline processes. I find this course was very comprahensive and worth to learn by anyone interested in these platforms.

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Richard B

May, 2017

This course is an enligtening one imarting the right knowledge of using Microsoft Azure Data platform and Cortana Analytics to benefit from the cometitive advantages of the both. True to the statement of the instructor, this course can be leveraged to all data needs.

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Nathan S

May, 2017

No doubt this course has made my knowledge rich regarging both Microsoft Azure Data platform and Cortana Analytics platform

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Vasja P

July, 2017

It is an interesting course as you learn how to take advantage of these platforms to raise profits, and facilitate processes. This course is quite extensive and should be taken by everyone using these programs.

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Daniel R

July, 2017

This extraordinary course stretched my understanding of analytics using Microsoft Azure. This course has given me rich learning in both the platforms.

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Srivatsa P

July, 2017

Even though my experience was decent, this course added to my trained competency in handling Azure and Cortana. The instructor introduced the latest Azure technologies through clear lectures to show the latest changes in the application of data.

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Mintus E

July, 2017

This program is great and offers accurate knowledge of running Microsoft Azure and Cortana to gain from the many uses of the both. This course can be used to leverage all data needs.

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