Introducing INE Tasks for Azure
What are INE Tasks for Azure?
Learning requires hands-on practice. It is a simple rule, and one I am happy to say we at INE support with our Azure cloud content. We now have hundreds of hands-on tasks that you can work on while completing your Azure courses and learning paths.
With INE Tasks for Azure, you practice what you learn while you’re learning. Each exercise is a hands-on activity designed to work with an instructional video – after completing a video, you can jump right in and work on a task. In each task you are given a set of requirements to complete. Tasks allow students to dig into concepts with practical exercise and therefore do not include detailed step-by-step instructions. If you need help, each task has a solution video that will walk you through the requirements step-by-step. I encourage you to always try to complete each task before using the solution – mistakes and wrong turns are important parts of mastering Azure concepts.
What Do I Need to run INE Tasks for Azure?
There are several requirements for the INE Tasks for Azure. These requirements are listed below. Any tools that are required work on Windows, MacOS, and Linux.
INE Tasks for Azure require that you have an Azure subscription. This should not be a production subscription, as some tasks may impact the entire subscription. If you do not have an Azure subscription, you can sign up for a free trial subscription. The trial subscription provides a credit of $200 that lasts for 30 days, plus access to many services that are free for a year.
Note: Most tasks will accrue charges against your subscription, whether it is a trial or standard subscription. In most cases the charge should be less that $1 US for any task, and many tasks will accrue charges that are significantly less than that. So, if you have a trial account, the $200 credit will be more than enough for all the tasks you want to try out in a month. You do want to be sure to clean up any resources after each task, as resources will continue to accrue charges until they are de-provisioned.
Command Line Tools
In addition to an Azure subscription, many tasks use the Azure command line tools. You can complete these tasks from your browser using the Azure cloud shell or install the following on your own computer:
Some challenges use direct REST API (HTTPS) calls. We recommend that you use the Postman application for this.
Visual Studio Code
Many of the challenges in the Azure developer learning path use Visual Studio Code. Download Visual Studio Code here.
Where Do I Find INE Tasks for Azure?
INE Tasks for Azure are embedded in the INE on-demand Azure courses. Tasks appear directly under the learning topic that they are related to and can be launched directly from the INE course page. Look for the following symbol:
How Do I Run an INE Task for Azure?
Running a task is straight-forward. When you want to run a task simply click the SEE DETAILS link for the task in the course page. This will open the task page where you can read through the task, launch the Azure portal, and view the task solution video (if necessary). You should always check the estimated time and make sure you have the time to complete the task. You can repeat tasks as often as you like.
Can You Show Me How to Run an INE Task for Azure?
We are excited to have the INE Tasks for Azure up and running. Let us know if you have any questions.