Case Study

Delivering Nuvepro’s Azure Labs to a leading global edge-to-cloud company through Udemy for Business

Nuvepro, a leading provider of cloud-based upskilling platform, was approached by a leading global edge-to-cloud company to develop and deliver Azure labs based on Udemy courses. The organisation sought to upskill its workforce in Azure technologies and needed a structured learning approach. Nuvepro stepped in to address this requirement by curating a full course that encompassed Azure Stack AZ800 and AZ801, Windows administration services, guided project labs, and assessments. Additionally, they required Microsoft Learn documentation with module-wise distribution for Azure 800, Azure 801, and Azure Stack Hyperconverged Infrastructure certification.

Problem Statement

This global edge-to-cloud company faced a critical skills gap in Azure technologies, particularly Azure Stack HCI, and sought an effective training solution. While Udemy courses were a valuable resource, there was a lack of hands-on labs and structured learning paths. The organisation required a comprehensive course that would cover Azure Stack AZ800 and AZ801, provide guided project labs for practical experience, and offer assessments to measure knowledge retention. Additionally, they desired Microsoft Learn documentation with module-wise distribution to align with Azure Stack Hyperconverged Infrastructure certification.

Challenges Faced

  • Lack of hands-on labs: Udemy courses lacked specific hands-on labs, hindering practical learning.
  • Structured course design: Designing a full-fledged course encompassing multiple Azure technologies and providing guided project labs and assessments required meticulous planning.
  • Microsoft Learn documentation: The organisation needed module-wise distribution to fit their certification requirements.
  • Cost and scalability: Developing a custom training solution was a complex task, and the organisation sought a scalable and cost-effective approach.

Nuvepro's Solution

Cost and scalability: Developing a custom training solution was a complex task, and the organisation sought a scalable and cost-effective approach.

  1. Lab Build Process: The process involved the organisation identifying Udemy courses for labs, Nuvepro reviewing Udemy course solutions, designing and configuring lab courses, and sharing them with this organisation for approval. Finally, the lab courses were published for users.
  2. Lab Course Development: Nuvepro designed and configured the lab course, integrating hands-on labs, guided project labs, and assessments covering 12 to 15 test cases.
  3. Lab Course Deliverables: Nuvepro provided a comprehensive set of deliverables, including curated lab infrastructure, course navigation guides, lab course guides, and module-wise lab information, which covered key components and expected outcomes during each module. This documentation aligned with Microsoft Learn standards.
  4. Pricing Structure: The pricing was divided into two parts – setup and per-user. The setup cost included subscribing to the required Udemy course, reviewing the course content, designing lab courses, and creating documentation. The per-user cost covered infrastructure, platform user management, delivery, and support. The setup effort was estimated to be completed within one week for each feasible Udemy course.

Benefits:

Comprehensive Training

The organisation received a full Azure Stack HCI course, including AZ800 and AZ801, guided project labs, and assessments covering 12 to 15 test cases for effective skill development, ensuring a comprehensive training program for its employees.

Customization

Nuvepro tailored the Udemy courses to the organisation’s specific needs, ensuring that the content was relevant and aligned with their certification goals.

Structured Documentation

Learners received extensive documentation, including course navigation guides and module-wise lab information, enhancing their learning experience.

Cost-Effective

Nuvepro’s pricing structure allowed the organisation to pay for the setup only once, making it cost-effective and scalable for their training needs.

Conclusion

Nuvepro's collaboration with this leading global edge-to-cloud company to address their Azure technology skills gap by curating a full Azure Stack HCI course has been a resounding success. The structured learning path, hands-on labs, and assessments have empowered their personnel to gain proficiency in Azure technologies. The Microsoft Learn documentation aligns with certification requirements, making it a comprehensive solution. The cost-effective pricing model ensures scalability, enabling them to continue enhancing its workforce's skills in Azure technologies. This partnership showcases the effectiveness of combining Udemy resources with Nuvepro's expertise to meet specific training needs, demonstrating a forward-thinking approach to skill development.