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Using the Curated images

  • Log into the AWS console at
  • Navigate to Virtual machines and click Create.
  • Select your Subscription and Resource Group and fill in remaining details as needed.
  • In the VM form, click See all images as shown below.
  • Click on Shared Images on the left column under "My Items" the curated images will populate. Naming convention is tamu-os-version. VM Images

Azure Training

Azure Fundamentals AZ-900 New to the cloud? Azure Fundamentals is a six-part series that teaches you basic cloud concepts, provides a streamlined overview of many Azure services, and guides you with hands-on exercises to deploy your very first services for free. This learning path prepares candidates for the Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals exam for certification.

Part 1: Describe core Azure concepts 1.5 hrs Part 2: Describe core Azure services 2 hrs 40 mins Part 3: Describe core solutions and management tools on Azure 2 hrs 20 mins Part 4: Describe general security and network security features 1 hr Part 5: Describe identity, governance, privacy, and compliance features 45 mins Part 6: Describe Azure cost management and service level agreements 27 mins

A Cloud Guru

A Cloud Guru requires a license, contact for more information.

AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals 12.7 hrs Microsoft developed the AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals certification as an entry point for all students keen to begin navigating their way around the Azure cloud platform.

Global Knowledge - discounted through Microsoft Enterprise Skills Initiative (ESI)

Microsoft Azure Fundamentals AZ-900 (2 day) Online virtual class - $500 per person

Cost Management

Azure Cost Management Pricing calculator Free Tier Note: some services are only free for the first 12 months and most are limited in resources available.


First Day on GitHub 3 hrs

Terraform in Azure

Getting Started Tutorial

Azure Virtual Machines

Set up, manage, protect, and monitor your virtual machine

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