Hi @chrisrdba Welcome to Microsoft Q&A thanks for posting your question.
It's great to hear that you're interested in learning Azure skills. As you mentioned, the specific skills required for Azure can vary depending on the company and the job role. However, there are some core Azure skills that are in high demand across many organizations.
Some of the most important Azure skills include:
Understanding the basics of Azure services, regions, resource groups, and subscriptions is essential. Consider obtaining the Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals certification.
Azure Resource Management:
Learn how to deploy and manage resources in Azure using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates. This includes creating, updating, and deleting resources in a consistent and repeatable manner.
Azure Virtual Machines:
This involves creating and managing virtual machines in Azure, including configuring networking, storage, and security.
This involves understanding the different types of storage available in Azure, such as Blob, File, and Queue storage, and how to use them effectively.
This involves configuring and managing virtual networks, load balancers, and VPN gateways in Azure.
Azure Active Directory:
This involves managing user identities and access to resources in Azure, including configuring single sign-on and multi-factor authentication.
This involves understanding the different security features available in Azure, such as Azure Security Center and Azure Sentinel, and how to use them to protect your resources.
This involves using Azure DevOps to manage the software development lifecycle, including source control, continuous integration, and continuous deployment.
This involves creating and managing serverless functions in Azure, which can be used to build event-driven applications.
Consider obtaining relevant Azure certifications, such as the Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate or other certifications that align with your interests and career goals.
I hope this helps you get started on your Azure learning journey! Let me know if you have any other questions.