Many workers are content in their job, and that’s perfectly fine. Others feel stuck and wish they could find a way to advance or try an entirely new occupation.  

Then there are those like Jairaj Baseke, who are willing to learn the necessary skills to leap forward in their careers. Jairaj worked as a configuration management database (CMDB) analyst for ValueLabs, creating applications and ensuring updated data. He also performed audits. 

“My role wasn’t responsible for implementation, and I wanted to grow my role in the company to do the implementation and position myself for a salary hike,” Jairaj explained. “I approached my friends in the infrastructure team, and they recommended taking online courses from Simplilearn.”

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Jairaj elected to enroll in Simplilearn’s Microsoft Azure certification course. The course took place over 90 days, with classes on the weekends. “Our experienced trainers made sure that everyone could understand what was being taught,” Jairaj said. “I didn’t have any issues. All you need is a good internet connection and a proper headset.”

Simplilearn’s Microsoft Azure Fundamentals 

Professional Azure developers are involved in all aspects of cloud development. They work with cloud database administrators, cloud solutions architects, and clients to employ solutions. 

Simplilearn’s Microsoft Azure Fundamentals training course is ideal for professionals with a non-technical background or anyone who wants to learn about how to administer, manage, and manage cloud services on Microsoft Azure. All a candidate needs to get started is a general understanding of IT and some experience in the field. The course prepares students for the AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam in an easy-to-follow and flexible way.

The foundational course teaches the basic concepts about cloud computing, including:

  • Benefits of cloud computing 
  • Public, private, and hybrid cloud computing
  • IaaS, PaaS, SaaS
  • Azure Security
  • Virtual Machines on premises vs. Azure Cloud
  • Web apps
  • SQL databases
  • Azure Active Directory features
  • And, more 

In his Simplilearn course, Jairaj learned what a database looks like, controlling a data center, and hosting servers. He also studied:

  • What steps to take in the event of large amounts of traffic
  • Logging as a service (LaaS)
  • Software as a service (SaaS)
  • Platform as a service (PaaS) 

“I created computer service and created storage, all while in class,” Jairaj said. “I also was taught how to create a server in a different location and how to create an app in that server. I also learned how to move data from one server to another.”

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Azure’s Salary Outlook

Azure-certified professionals can earn a healthy salary. According to Glassdoor, the national average salary for an Azure pro is $108,744 in the U.S. Payscale pegs the average base salary in India at ₹1m.

Job candidates with a Microsoft Azure certification can qualify for several technology positions, such as solution architect, developer, and cloud architect. 

Get a deep understanding of the administrative lifecycle in Azure environments with the Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Course. Enroll now!

Earning a Promotion

Once Jairaj completed the course, his employers quizzed him on his Azure expertise. He was pleased to discover that every question his managers asked was covered in the Simplilearn course. He was even more delighted when they made him the senior CMDB analyst at ValueLabs — a role change, a promotion, and a 30 percent salary hike. 

As a senior CMDB analyst, Jairaj implements infrastructure, drawing upon his training sessions with Simplilearn. He plans to work toward becoming a manager, learn about the development part in Microsoft Azure, and work to upskill his team into the implementation role as soon as possible by taking Simplilearn’s Microsoft Azure Fundamentals training course. 

If you have a broader interest in cloud computing and all the different platforms, skills, and certifications you can learn and earn in this exciting field, check out our wide ranging selection of courses in cloud computing, including our Professional Certificate Program in Cloud Computing, in collaboration with University of California, Irvine. You can also check out our Post Graduate Program in Cloud Computing. This comprehensive program was designed in collaboration with Caltech CTME.

Whatever your level is, whatever your career aspirations are — Simplilearn has options for you!

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