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Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies

This course teaches Solutions Architects how to translate business requirements into secure, scalable, and reliable solutions. Lessons include virtualization, automation, networking, storage, identity, security, data platform, and application infrastructure. This course outlines how decisions in each theses area affects an overall solution.

Target Audience:

This course is for IT Professionals with expertise in designing and implementing solutions running on Microsoft Azure. You 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:

Secure identities with Azure Active Directory and users and groups.
Implement identity solutions spanning on-premises and cloud-based capabilities
Apply monitoring solutions for collecting, combining, and analyzing data from different sources.
Manage subscriptions, accounts, Azure policies, and Role-Based Access Control.
Administer Azure using the Resource Manager, Azure portal, Cloud Shell, and CLI.
Configure intersite connectivity solutions like VNet Peering, and virtual network gateways.
Administer Azure App Service, Azure Container Instances, and Kubernetes.

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: Implement VMs for Windows and Linux

    In this module, you will learn about Azure virtual machines including planning, creating, availability and extensions. This module includes:

    Select Virtual Machine Size
    Configure High Availability
    Implement Azure Dedicated Hosts
    Deploy and Configure Scale Sets
    Configure Azure Disk Encryption
    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Plan for virtual machine implementations.
    Create virtual machines.
    Configure virtual machine availability, including scale sets.
    Understand High Availability options for VMs in Azure

    Module 2: Automate Deployment and Configuration of Resources

    In this module, you will learn about the tools an Azure Administrator uses to manage their infrastructure. This includes the Azure Portal, Cloud Shell, Azure PowerShell, CLI, and Resource Manager Templates. This module includes:

    Azure Resource Manager Templates
    Save a Template for a VM
    Evaluate Location of New Resources
    Configure a Virtual Hard Disk Template
    Deploy from a Template
    Create and Execute an Automation Runbook
    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Leverage Azure Resource Manager to organize resources.
    Use ARM Templates to deploy resources.
    Create and Execute an Automation Runbook
    Deploy an Azure VM from a VHD
    Understand Azure encryption technologies

    Module 3: Implement Virtual Networking

    In this module, you will learn about basic virtual networking concepts like virtual networks and subnetting, IP addressing, network security groups, Azure Firewall, and Azure DNS.

    Virtual Network Peering
    Implement VNet Peering
    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Connect services with Virtual Network Peering
    Configure VNet Peering
    Understand Service Chaining
    Modify or delete VNet Peering

    Module 4: Implement Load Balancing and Network Security

    In this module, you will learn about network traffic strategies including network routing and service endpoints, Azure Load Balancer, Azure Application Gateway, and Traffic Manager.

    Implement Azure Load Balancer
    Implement an Application Gateway
    Understand Web Application Firewall
    Implement Azure Firewall
    Implement Azure Front Door
    Implementing Azure Traffic Manager
    Implement Network Security Groups and Application Security Group
    Implement Azure Bastion
    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Select a Load Balancer solution
    Configure Application Gateway
    Implement Azure Firewall
    Create an Azure Front Door
    Understand Traffic Manager routing methods
    Configure Network Security Groups (NSGs)

    Module 5: Implement Storage Accounts

    In this module, you will learn about basic storage features including storage accounts, blob storage, Azure files and File Sync, storage security, and storage tools.

    Storage Accounts
    Blob Storage
    Storage Security
    Managing Storage
    Accessing Blobs and Queues using AAD
    Configure Azure Storage Firewalls and Virtual Networks
    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Understand Storage Account services and types
    Configure Blob storage, accounts, containers, and access tiers
    Implement Shared Access Signatures
    Understand Azure Storage firewalls and virtual networks

    Module 6: Implement Azure Active Directory

    In this module, you will learn how to secure identities with Azure Active Directory, and implement users and groups.

    Overview of Azure Active Directory
    Users and Groups
    Domains and Custom Domains
    Azure AD Identity Protection
    Implement Conditional Access
    Configure Fraud Alerts for MFA
    Implement Bypass Options
    Configure Trusted IPs
    Configure Guest Users in Azure AD
    Manage Multiple Directori
    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Understand how Multiple AAD organizations interact
    Add Guest Users to Azure AD
    Configure Location Condition Configuration
    Configure Azure MFA settings
    Implement Conditional Access Azure MFA

    Module 7: Implement and Manage Azure Governance

    In this module, you will learn about managing your subscriptions and accounts, implementing Azure policies, and using Role-Based Access Control.

    Create Management Groups, Subscriptions, and Resource Groups
    Overview of Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
    Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) Roles
    Azure AD Access Reviews
    Implement and Configure an Azure Policy
    Azure Blueprints
    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Understand Resource Group 0rganization
    Understand how RBAC works
    Create an Azure AD access review
    Create and manage policies to enforce compliance
    Create a Blueprint

    Module 8: Implement and Manage Hybrid Identities

    In this module, you will learn how to install and configure Azure AD Connect and implement Azure AD Connect Health.

    Install and Configure Azure AD Connect
    Configure Password Sync and Password Writeback
    Configure Azure AD Connect Health
    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Implement Azure AD seamless Single Sign-On
    Perform an Azure AD Connect installation
    Implement Azure AD Connect Health

    Module 9: Manage Workloads in Azure

    In this module, you will learn how to migrate workloads using Azure Migrate, perform VMware agent-based and agent-less migrations, and perform Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery.

    Migrate Workloads using Azure Migrate
    VMware – Agentless Migration
    VMware – Agent-Based Migration
    Implement Azure Backup
    Azure to Azure Site Recovery
    Implement Azure Update Management
    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Understand agent-based migration architecture
    Prepare for Azure for migration
    Prepare an on-premises VMware environment
    Understand Azure VM backup architecture
    Manage updates and patches for Azure VMs

    Module 10: Implement Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring

    In this module, you will learn about Azure Monitor, Azure Workbooks, Azure Alerts, Network Watcher, Azure Service Health, Azure Application Insights.

    Azure Infrastructure Security Monitoring
    Azure Monitor
    Azure Workbooks
    Azure Alerts
    Log Analytics
    Network Watcher
    Azure Service Health
    Monitor Azure Costs
    Azure Application Insights
    Unified Monitoring in Azure

    Module 11: Manage Security for Applications

    In this module, you will learn about Azure Key Vault and implementing authentication using Azure Managed Identities.

    Azure Key Vault
    Azure Managed Identity
    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Explain Key Vault uses such as screts, key, and Cerficate management
    Use Managed Identities with Azure resources

    Module 12: Implement an Application Infrastructure

    In this module, you will learn how to create an App Service web App for Containers, create and configure an App Service Plan, and create and manage Deployment Slots.

    Create and Configure Azure App Service
    Create an App Service Web App for Containers
    Create and Configure an App Service Plan
    Configure Networking for an App Service
    Create and Manage Deployment Slots
    Implement Logic Apps
    Implement Azure Functions
    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Configure an Azure App Service
    Create an App Service Plan
    Create a Workflow using Azure Logic Apps
    Create a Function App

    Module 13: Implement Container-Based Applications

    In this module, you will learn how to run Azure Container instances and how to deploy Kubernetes with AKS.

    Azure Container Instances
    Configure Azure Kubernetes Service
    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Run Azure Container instances
    Deploy Kubernetes with AKS

    Module 14: Implement NoSQL Databases

    In this module, you will learn about Azure Table Storage and recommend options for CosmsoDB APIs.

    Configure Storage Account Tables
    Select Appropriate CosmosDB APIs
    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Outline the Table Service Data Model
    Understand options for Azure Cosmos DB
    Understand high availability using CosmosDB

    Module 15: Implement Azure SQL Databases

    In this module, you will create an Azure SQL Database single database, create an Azure SQL Database Managed Instance, and review high-availability and Azure SQL database.

    Configure Azure SQL Database Settings
    Implement Azure SQL Database Managed Instances
    High-Availability and Azure SQL Database

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Create an Azure SQL Database single database
    Create an Azure SQL Database Managed Instance
    Recommend high-availability architectural models used in Azure SQL Database

Duration: 5 days
Price: £1995 + VAT

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