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.

Six 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 in just 2 days.
  2. Our Azure Data Lake & Data Factory course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. You’ll learn more Azure Data Lake & Data Factory. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  4. You’ll learn Azure Data Lake & Data Factory faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  5. You’ll be studying Azure Data Lake & Data Factory with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 108,243 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  6. You'll do more than study Azure Data Lake & Data Factory courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging


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))

"Great training given by the tutor. Clear in his explanations and assisting the attendees where needed. Big thumbs up!"
Anonymous. (6/9/2021 (Monday) to 8/9/2021 (Wednesday))

"The instructor was excellent. Many thanks!"
Anonymous. (3/9/2021 (Friday) to 3/9/2021 (Friday))

"The course was extremely enjoyable!"
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