From Zero to Hero: My Azure Monitor Learning Path

February 04, 2020

From Zero to Hero: My Azure Monitor Learning Path

For those who don't know me, I'm a former SCOM admin, and I blog regularly about monitoring and co-organise Experts Live India each year. As one of SquaredUp's tech evangelists, I've recently taken on the task of figuring out Azure Monitor and documenting my journey so that others can find my — sometimes torturous — journey less taxing. This write-up is for you, hope you enjoy!

If you've just made the move to Azure and are desperate to make Azure Monitor work for you, you’re not alone. Like you and many other IT Pros, I too have been looking to succeed with Azure Monitor. After months of learning, I am now well on my way, and I am here to help you. I’ve done some of the homework for you so that, with this guide, you won’t have to!  Each post will be comprehensive, concise and easily digestible—it will hopefully be your one-stop-shop for Azure Monitor success!

Having said that, one thing to bear in mind is that this is all about Azure Monitor, not Azure administration or governance. Also, this is not intended to be another piece of “documentation”, but rather a journey where together, we explore Azure Monitor and how it works. If there are mentions of other Azure services, I will make sure to link some reading material without going into too much detail so as not to stray from our original purpose.

Now that that's out of the way, let's jump in!


Azure Monitor Learning Path

Through this series, you will learn:

  • the basics (how Azure Monitor works and its core concepts)
  • the available features (and how they can be used to achieve common monitoring goals)
  • specific use cases (we’ll explore how to use the platform to support your operations and diagnose issues at scale)

By the end of the series, both you and I will be comfortable with even the most advanced use cases and technical wizardry. The platform’s best-kept secrets need to be excavated!

We’ll discuss a new topic each week, so stay tuned. Drop your email address in the box below to get notified with each new post, or join our dedicated Slack channel to be a part of the discussion.

Buckle up, your journey to becoming an Azure Monitor Superhero starts here!