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Microsoft - Azure Academy: Data Lake & Data Factory



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7.2.2022 (Monday)


Your accelerated 2-day Azure Academy course will teach you how to unleash the analytics power of Azure Data Lake and Data Factory. Firebrand has worked closely with Microsoft and partners to develop this deep-dive Azure course, which includes more than 80% in-depth technical content not found in Microsoft Official Curriculum.

Using technologies like Hadoop, SQL, and Azure Data Lake Analytics, you'll learn to use Azure Data Factory to orchestrate the movement and transformation of your data. You'll also learn how to use Azure Data Lake technologies in your big data applications to generate insights from structured and unstructured data sources.

You'll cover a range of exciting topics, as you learn:

  • About Azure Data Lake and Data Factory - key concepts and capabilities
  • How to write, run and manage on-demand analytics jobs using U-SQL language
  • How to extend U-SQL using C#
  • How to develop end-to-end Data Factory pipelines using Visual Studio
  • To transform and process raw data into predictions using a range of technologies

You'll be immersed in these Azure technologies, using Firebrand's Lecture | Lab | Review technique to help you learn faster. You'll do this by combining theory with hands-on practical labs, supported by structured review sessions to reinforce learning and accelerate knowledge development. The labs are also designed to develop skills that you can transfer directly into real world working scenarios.

Four reasons why you should sit your Azure Data Lake & Data Factory course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be Azure Data Lake & Data Factory trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 2-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your Azure Data Lake & Data Factory course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass Azure Data Lake & Data Factory first time or train again for free. Your expert instructor will deliver our unique accelerated learning methods, allowing you to learn faster and be in the best possible position to pass first time. In the unlikely event that you don't, it's covered by your Certification Guarantee
  4. Study Azure Data Lake & Data Factory with an award-winning training provider. We've won the Learning and Performance Institute's "Training Company of the Year" three times. Firebrand is your fastest way to learn, with 108243 students saving more than one million hours since 2001


Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities.
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam at the earliest available opportunity after the course - either immediately after your classroom course, or as soon as there are slots available, if you've taken it online
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify


Module 1: Azure Data Lake Overview

Introduction to Data Lake - You'll learn what Azure Data Lake is as well as key concepts and capabilities. This includes how to make it easy for developers, data scientists and analysts to store data of any size, shape and speed, and do all types of processing and analytics across platforms and languages.

Module 2: U-SQL

In this topic you will learn to write, run and manage on-demand analytics jobs using the U-SQL language.

Module 3: Extending U-SQL with C#

In this topic you will learn how to extend the U-SQL language by programming in C#.

Module 4: Managing, Monitoring and Performance Tuning U-SQL Jobs

In this topic you will learn how to schedule, manage and troubleshoot U-SQL jobs

Module 5: Introduction to Azure Data Factory

Learn how to use Data Factory to compose data storage, movement, and processing services into automated data pipelines.

Module 6: Azure Data Factory Datasets, Activities and Pipelines

Learn to develop end-to-end Data Factory pipelines using Visual Studio.

Module 7: Scheduling and Monitoring Azure Data Factory Jobs

Learn scheduling and execution aspects of the Azure Data Factory application model. Including tumbling windows, concurrency, dependency and troubleshooting failed jobs.

Module 8: Using Azure Data Factory with Azure HDInsight and Azure Machine Learning

Learn how to transform and process raw data into predictions and insights. You'll do this using Hadoop, Azure Machine Learning, Stored Procedures, and Azure Data Lake Analytics technologies.

What's Included

The following is included on your accelerated Data Lake & Data Factory course:

  • Firebrand Course Material

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


It is recommended you have achieved the following three Microsoft Specialist certifications, or have equivalent knowledge:

  • Specialist: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
  • Specialist: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
  • Specialist: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

If you don't have the above certifications, you should possess the following equivalent knowledge:

  • Design and implement Web Apps
  • Create and manage virtual machines and virtual networks
  • Design and implement cloud services
  • Design and implement a storage strategy
  • Manage application and network services
  • Design Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and networking
  • How to secure resources
  • Design an application storage and data access strategy
  • Design an advanced application
  • Design a management, monitoring and business continuity strategy

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.

"Really impressed with the training and the on-site facilities. Its been a great experience. "
Matt Hill, Coeo Ltd. (30.3.2017 (Thursday) to 31.3.2017 (Friday))

"Good experience at the course. Great introduction and working experience with Data Lakes and Data Factory. The instructor was very patient and clear."
Terry Choo, eBECS. (30.3.2017 (Thursday) to 31.3.2017 (Friday))

"Very good experience, even if I was exhausted at the end."
Anonymous, IBM (16.12.2019 (Monday) to 21.12.2019 (Saturday))

"Very intense but learned a lot in a short space of time."
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"An accelerated Bootcamp with a highly skilled and experienced Trainer."
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