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Learning Microsoft System Administration in Azure

Learning Microsoft System Administration in Azure

If I am not wrong almost all Microsoft products will be on the cloud, and Microsoft uses Azure as its own cloud.
I would like to know how do classic Microsoft Windows Systems Administrators will convert to a parallel (similar)roles in the Azure CLoud.
do they need to pay to build and use  the Labs in Azure Clouds or it is free ?    what are the skills that are closely similar to classic windows systems administrators.
Like Active Directory, Exchange email servers, SCCM, SCOM.

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it sounds like it is Costly engagement.

In traditional Systems Administrator, all you need is to download windows server Eval and install whatever App[AD,Exchange,SCCM,SCOM] you need to learn and you train yourself for free.

To train yourself in Azure, seems like you need a big fortune
If you go to a website named "" you get various courses like azure, office 365 for a low cost.
Just use free MS labs and channel 9 videos. That is enough for you to start.

Also, if you can get project on Azure, that will help you to learn faster.
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Shaun Vermaak

Does pluralsight have online virtual  Labs for each module ?
To my knowledge there are no online labs. Remember, online lab involve extra cost. That's why MS provided free virtual labs. I have used pluarlsight trainings and they are very basic to my skill. If you are new you can give a try, Also check this traning:
Some do. They have built scripts that spin up environments
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Thank you for your suggestions Guys!!
I will come back to this topic later