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Microsoft Azure Architect Design

This course teaches Solutions Architects how to translate business requirements into secure, scalable, and reliable solutions. Lessons include design considerations related to logging, cost analysis, authentication and authorization, governance, security, storage, high availability, and migration. This role requires decisions in multiple areas that affect an overall design solution.

Audience profile

This course is for IT Professionals with expertise in designing and implementing solutions running on Microsoft Azure. They should have broad knowledge of IT operations, including networking, virtualization, identity, security, business continuity, disaster recovery, data platform, budgeting, and governance. Azure Solution Architects use the Azure Portal and as they become more adept they use the Command Line Interface. Candidates must have expert-level skills in Azure administration and have experience with Azure development processes and DevOps processes.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

Recommend solutions to minimize costs
Recommend a solution for Conditional Access, including multi-factor authentication
Recommend a solution for a hybrid identity including Azure AD Connect and Azure AD Connect
Recommend a solution for using Azure Policy
Recommend a solution that includes KeyVault
Recommend a solution that includes Azure AD Managed Identities
Recommend a storage access solution
Design and Azure Site Recovery solution
Recommend a solution for autoscaling
Recommend a solution for containers
Recommend a solution for network security
Recommend a solution for migrating applications and VMs
Recommend a solution for migration of databases

Pre-Requisites

Successful Azure Solution Architects start this role with experience on operating systems, virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures, and networking.

Understanding of on-premises virtualization technologies, including: VMs, virtual networking, and virtual hard disks.
Understanding of network configuration, including TCP/IP, Domain Name System (DNS), virtual private networks (VPNs), firewalls, and encryption technologies.
Understanding of Active Directory concepts, including domains, forests, domain controllers, replication, Kerberos protocol, and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).
Understanding of resilience and disaster recovery, including backup and restore operations.


  • Course content

    Module 1: Design for Cost Optimization

    In this module, you will learn how to optimize costs from recommendations, breakdown costs by Azure Service, and download and review usage details. 01-View

    Lessons

    Recommend Solutions for Cost Management
    Recommended Viewpoints for Minimizing Costs
    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Optimize with Azure Cost Management.
    Design with Cost in mind
    Optimize Costs from recommendations

    Module 2: Design a Solution for Logging and Monitoring

    In this module, you will learn about Azure Monitor, Azure Application Insights, and Azure Sentinel. You will be able to monitor Azure Resources with Azure Monitor and collect and analyze resource Logs for Azure.

    Lessons

    Azure Monitoring Services
    Azure Monitor
    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Monitor Azure resources with Azure Monitor
    Collect and analyze Resource Logs for Azure resources
    Understand how Azure Sentinel collects data on the devices, users, infrastructure, and applications

    Module 3: Design Authentication

    In this module, you will learn to implement Conditional Access and Azure Multi-Factor Authentication and also be able to recommend an Authentication Methodology for Hybrid Identity.

    Lessons

    Recommend a Solution for Multi-Factor Authentication
    Recommend a Solution for Single-Sign On (SSO)
    Five Steps for Securing Identity Infrastructure
    Recommend a Solution for a Hybrid Identity
    Recommend a Solution for B2B Integration
    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Plan for a MFA Deployment
    Understand Azure Active Directory Seamless Single Sign-On (SSO)
    Recommend an Authentication Methodology for Hybrid Identity
    Integrate with Identity Providers

    Module 4: Design Authorization

    In this module, you will learn how to provide Identities to services and understand the hierarchy of Management Groups and Subscriptions.

    Lessons

    Infrastructure Protection
    Recommend a Hierarchical Structure for Management Groups, Subscriptions and Resource Groups
    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Recommend hierarchy of Management Groups and Subscriptions.
    Configure custom RBAC Role definitions and assignments

    Module 5: Design Governance

    In this module, you will learn apply an Azure Policy, Identify non-compliant resources, and manage tag governance with Azure Policy.

    Lessons

    Recommend a Solution for using Azure Policy
    Recommend a Solution for using Azure Blueprint
    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Organize Policies with Initiatives
    Manage Tag Governance with Azure Policy
    Provide guidance on Azure Blueprints

    Module 6: Design Security for Applications

    In this module, you will understand Azure Key Vault availability and redundancy, managed Identities for Azure resources. Also, learn about system-assigned Managed Identity and Azure VMs.

    Lessons

    Recommend a Solution using KeyVault
    Recommend a Solution using Azure AD Managed Identities
    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Understand Key Vault authentication and authorization
    Understan Azure Key Vault availability and redundancy
    Understand how Blueprints differ from Resource Manager Templates and Azure Policy

    Module 7: Design a Solution for Databases

    In this module, you will be able to recommend the appropriate data store and recommend Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instance Service tiers.

    Lessons

    Select an Appropriate Data Platform Based on Requirements
    Overview of Azure Data Storage
    Recommend Database Service Tier Sizing
    Dynamically Scale Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instances
    Recommend a Solution for Encrypting Data at Rest, Transmission, and In Use
    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Recommend Database Service Tier Sizing
    Recommend a Solution for Encrypting Data at Rest, Transmission, and In Use
    Understand Azure Data Lake Store and Azure Blob Storage containers

    Module 8: Design Data Integration

    In this module, you will learn about data flows using Azure Data Factory and Azure Synapse Analytics architecture.

    Lessons

    Recommend a Data Flow
    Recommend a Solution for Data Integration
    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Implement Azure Synapse Analytics
    Describe how data flows using Azure Data Factory
    Demonstrate hjow to use Azure Data Factory to load data into SQL Data Warehouse

    Module 9: Select an Appropriate Storage Account

    In this module, you will learn about recommend a design a strategy for using tiered storage and manage tiered Storage using Azure tools.

    Lessons

    Understanding Storage Tiers
    Recommend a Storage Access Solution
    Recommend Storage Management Tools
    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Recommend tools for working with Azure Storage
    Design for Azure Blob Storage access tiers

    Module 10: Design a Solution for Backup and Recovery

    In this module, you will learn about solutions for site recovery capacity and site failover and failback. You will be able to recommend solutions for recovery in different regions.

    Lessons

    Recommend a Recovery Solution for Hybrid and On-Premises Workloads
    Design and Azure Site Recovery Solution
    Recommend a Solution for Recovery in Different Regions
    Recommend a Solution for Azure Backup Management
    Design a Solution for Data Archiving and Retention
    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Recommend solutions for Azure hybrid and on-premises workloads that meets recovery objectives
    Recommend a solution for site recovery capacity
    Recommend storage types and methodology for data archiving
    Identify requirements for data archiving

    Module 11: Design for High Availability

    In this module, you will learn about solutions for application and workload redundancy, including compute, database, and storage.

    Lessons

    Recommend a Solution for Application and Workload Redundancy
    Recommend a Solution for Autoscaling
    Identify Resources that Require High Availability
    Identify Storage Tpes for High Availability
    Recommend a Solution for Geo-Redundancy of Workloads
    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Recommend a solutions for autoscaling
    Identify storage types for high availability
    Recommend a solutions for geo-redundancy of workloads

    Module 12: Design a Compute Solution

    In this module, you will learn about the appropriate compute technologies, including virtual machines, App Services, Service Fabric, Azure Functions, Windows Virtual Desktop, and containers.

    Lessons

    Recommend a Solution for Compute Provisioning
    Determine Appropriate Compute Technologies
    Recommend a Solution for Containers
    Recommend a Solution for Automating Compute Management
    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Refer solution for automating compute management
    Recommend the appropriate compute technologies, including virtual machines, and App Services
    Recommend the approrioate AKS and ACI and the configurations

    Module 13: Design a Network Solution

    In this module, you will learn about solutions for network addressing and name resolution, network provisioning, and network security.

    Lessons

    Recommend a Solution for Network Addressing and Name Resolution
    Recommend a Solution for Network Provisioning
    Recommend a Solution for Network Security
    Recommend a Solution for iInternete Connectivity and On-Premises Networks,
    Recommend a Solution for Automating Network Management
    Recommend a Solution for Load Balancing and Rraffic Routing
    After completing this module, students will understand

    Solutions for network addressing and name resolution
    Solutions for network security including private endpoints, firewalls, and gateways
    Recommendations for network connectivity to the Internet, on-premises networks, and other VNets.
    Recommendations for load balancing and traffic routing

    Module 14: Design an Application Architecture

    In this module, you will learn about solution for deployment of applications including ARM templates, Logic Apps, or Azure Functions. You will also learn about microservices architecture including Event Grid, Event Hubs, Service Bus, Storage Queues, Logic Apps, Azure Functions, and webhooks.

    Lessons

    Recommend a Microservices Architecture
    Recommend an Orchestration Solution for Deployment of Applications
    Recommend a Solution for API Integration
    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Recommend deployment solutions using ARM templates, Logic Apps, or Azure Functions
    Recommend a solution for monitoring automation
    Recommend a hosting structure for API management

    Module 15: Design Migrations

    In this module, you will learn about recommend a solution for migrating applications and VMs and a solution for migration of databases.

    Lessons

    Assess and On-Premises Servers and Applications for Migration
    Recommend a Solution for Migrating Applications and VMs
    Recommend a Solution for Migration of Databases

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Assess on-premises servers and applications for migration
    Suggest solutions for migrating applications and VMs
    Determine migration scope, including redundant, related, trivial, and outdated data

Duration: 4 days
Price: £1795 + VAT

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