Azure Monitoring Training Tracks with Third Party Monitoring Integrations

Rick Davidson 20 Reputation points

Hello! My organization is beginning to use MS Azure cloud services. I am interested in the Azure monitoring training tracks to begin my journey. I have completed some training however, want to make certain I am taking the correct ones.

I would also like to investigate what MS training is available from third party monitoring vendors; Data Dog, Dynatrace, Solar Winds, New Relic, etc. Do vendors post their training items for hooks/integrations into Azure on the MS learning portal, or should we reach out to them for specifics?


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Azure Monitor
An Azure service that is used to collect, analyze, and act on telemetry data from Azure and on-premises environments.
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  1. Sina Salam 3,241 Reputation points

    Hello Rick Davidson

    Welcome to the Microsoft Q&A and thank you for posting your questions here. Also, it is great to know you are interested in Microsoft technologies, product and services with training.


    I understand that you are seeking guidance on the appropriate Azure monitoring training tracks to embark on. Additionally, you want to explore the availability of Microsoft training from third-party monitoring vendors such as DataDog, Dynatrace, SolarWinds, and New Relic, specifically focusing on integrations with Azure. The main question revolves around whether these vendors post their training materials on the Microsoft Learning portal, or you should directly contact them for more information.


    When it comes to Azure monitoring training tracks, Microsoft offers a variety of resources to help you get started with monitoring your Azure services effectively. This are suggested path:


    1. Azure Monitor Fundamentals: Start with the basics of Azure Monitor, understanding its components, capabilities, and how to set up monitoring for your Azure resources.
    2. Azure Monitor Logs: Dive deeper into Azure Monitor Logs (formerly known as Log Analytics) to understand how to collect, analyze, and act on telemetry data from your applications and infrastructure.
    3. Azure Monitor Metrics: Learn how to use Azure Monitor Metrics to track the performance and health of your Azure resources, set up alerts, and create visualizations.
    4. Azure Application Insights: Explore Azure Application Insights, which provides application performance monitoring and diagnostics capabilities. Learn how to instrument your applications, track dependencies, and analyze performance metrics.
    5. Azure Alerts: Understand how to set up and manage alerts in Azure Monitor to proactively monitor the health and performance of your Azure services and get notified of any issues.
    6. Azure Monitor for VMs: If you're using virtual machines in Azure, learn how to use Azure Monitor for VMs to monitor performance, diagnose issues, and optimize resource utilization.


    As for third-party monitoring vendors like DataDog, Dynatrace, SolarWinds, and New Relic, they often provide their own training materials and documentation for integrating their tools with Azure. While some vendors may have their training resources available on the Microsoft Learning portal, it's recommended to directly reach out to them for specifics. They typically offer documentation, tutorials, and possibly even courses tailored to integrating their monitoring solutions with Azure services. This ensures you get the most relevant and up-to-date information for your specific integration needs.

    Additional Resources

    You can utilize the right side of this page for more information about training, and documentations for your need.

    I hope this is helpful! Do not hesitate to let me know if you have any other questions.

    Please remember to "Accept Answer" if answer helped, so that others in the community facing similar issues can easily find the solution.

    Best Regards,

    Sina Salam

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