In the beginning, I want to state some reasons why I want to keep writing as a blogger.
- I want to become a better writer.
- I feel like I have some professional things to talk about.
- I want a new challenge.
I want to improve my communication skills by making professional knowledge easier for readers to understand.
Because the most important thing in communication is not speaking, it is how other people can understand your words.
To achieve this goal, sometimes maybe I will need to sacrifice the accuracy of some information.
However, if the audience can accept some basic terms in the first place, I can express more precise concepts to them.
As a nearly graduate IT student, I feel that there is still a gap between what is learned in universities and the practical skills used in real world.
Luckily, the Internet is convenient enough for us to find what we want to learn nowadays.
Practitioners in the IT industry are supposed to maintain the ability to life-long learning.
I have accumulated some self-learning experience, and I want to share some of the learning resources with you.
The official documents are highly recommended: They will provide the latest tutorials, then we can write a few demos to get started.
Consequently, this blog I want to talk about is Microsoft Learn, a learning platform which provides me with the best experience.
Microsoft Learn is a new learning platform created by Microsoft and it focuses on Azure.
Azure is not free.
Although we can sign up for a free trial account, we have to re-apply it after expiring, which is more troublesome.
But Azure is widely used in New Zealand.
If you want to find an IT job in Microsoft’s technical direction, understanding and mastering Azure skills should be considered as the basic requirements.
However, an Azure subscription is indispensable. That’s why I highly recommend Microsoft Learn.
Because it provides free Azure subscriptions and an online Azure Lab in addition to general teaching tutorials.
It means that we can use Azure subscriptions for free, create resources, and use them during the course.
The subscription will be automatically released after a while, probably several hours.
If you haven’t finished, you can continue to learn by recreating another one, which is very convenient.
Once the sandbox is activated, we can use the Azure subscription, and the Azure Cloud Shell interface will appear on the right side of the browser. We can enter commands directly into the browser to operate Azure.
Every time I complete a course, I will get the corresponding badges and scores. I have already reached the 8th level !!
This learning experience seems to play games, and I can’t stop it!
If you are interested in or have any problems about Microsoft, feel free to contact me .
Or you can connect with me through my LinkedIn.
Originally published at http://jacquiwu.com on July 15, 2019.