Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone looking to get started and skill up on using Azure Bicep to deploy and manage resources in Azure. Whether you are a solution architect, cloud engineer, DevOps Engineer, platform engineer, or anywhere in between, I'm sure this course has something for you!
How does the course work?
It's a self paced video course, so after purchasing the course you can work through it in your own time.
It is a mix of "talking head" video, with slides / whiteboarding to cover some theory, but is very heavy with hands-on as well. Pretty much everything I talk about in the course, I will also show you in a hands-on video as well. I also encourage you to get hands-on yourself, you'll learn so much more than if you were to just listen to me.
The course has been written with a goal of starting at the start and working your way through. Each clip and module aims to build on the previous knowledge, but don't let that stop you if you want to jump around to just look at specific topics or concepts.
Will you provide a lab environment for me?
Unfortunately I won't be able to provide a sandbox or lab environment for you. With that said, signing up for an Azure subscription is easy, and you can even create a free subscription with $200USD of credit to use in 30 days.
But the best part is that because we're dealing with infrastructure as code, you can just delete the resource group when you're done with a study session, and then pick it back up where you left off and redeploy the environment again. That's what this is all about!
How long will I have access to the course?
Ok, here's the deal. The course is a one-time purchase, not a subscription, and you'll have access to the course from the day you purchase it onwards. You'll also get any future updates to this specific course for no extra cost.
With that said, I don't want to use the word "lifetime" that you might see elsewhere. This is a marketing term, it is ambiguous and, guess what? Things change. Circumstances change. Careers change. Hosting platforms change, and lives change. I'm here to be open and transparent with you. My goal is for this course to be available for many, many years.
If for some unforeseen reason I do need to retire the course, my commitment to you here is that I will provide at least 6 months notice before doing so.
Should I follow along with the course?
Yes! The course assumes no prior knowledge with Bicep so it does start with a bunch of theory, but the goal here is absolutely for you to get hands on and follow along. Deploy some infrastructure, break some things, have fun along the way. Maybe get frustrated once or twice as well :)
Just always keep in the back of your mind that Azure resources do cost money, so remember to clean up behind yourself!
What if I get stuck? Can I ask questions?
All of the clips in the course will have comments enabled, so I encourage you to leave feedback, comments, or ask questions if you get stuck. I'll do my best to get back to you.
Also if you see a fellow learner asking for help, and you can assist, please do so!
I already know a fair bit about Bicep, is this course worth it for me?
For this one, I'll hit you with the good old "it depends". While we do start with the absolute basics, and work through the initial couple of modules with a single Bicep template, my goal is to sprinkle in some real-world tips and tricks, some of which you may or may not be aware of. The full course curriculum is also published above, so you can see in detail the topics that are covered in this course.
This course won't be for everyone. I certainly don't claim to know everything about Bicep, far from it, and I also am not going to include every nook and cranny of things that are possible to do with Bicep. If you look at the course curriculum and feel you have a good handle on the topics being covered, then I'd suggest maybe this one isn't for you.