Training & Exams

Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions.

About This Course

Course Code
M20535

Course Type
Specialist

Vendor
Microsoft

Duration
5 Days

RRP
£2,442.00

Course Overview
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Special Notices

Please note: Due to currently unfolding changes to the Microsoft Azure curriculum, this course is likely to be subject to significant curriculum changes from the beginning of 2019. Detailed information on the changes is not yet available. More information is anticipated before the end of September.

Please note: for Attend from Anywhere customers an additional screen is required. The additional screen must have a minimum screen size of 19 inch and minimum resolution of 1280x1024, with the vertical resolution 1024 being the most critical.

Delegates attending this course will receive access to a trial Azure subscription that includes additional free-of-charge benefit of 30 days, maximum spend of £75, of access to Azure, post course. Delegates should be advised that any email account used to subscribe for the Azure trial subscriptions will locked to them and so cannot be used again with any other Azure subscription. To avoid any impact caused by this, delegates attending this course are required to create new Microsoft Outlook/Hotmail/Live email accounts in order to register for their trial Azure subscription required for completion of the course labs.

Overview

This course is intended for architects who have experience building infrastructure and applications on the Microsoft Azure platform. Students should have a thorough understanding of most services offered on the Azure platform. The students typically work for organizations that have an active solution on Azure and are planning to enhance existing solutions or deploy more solutions to the Azure platform. This course also is intended for architects who want to take the Microsoft Certification exam, 70-535, Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions.

Audience profile

This course is intended for students who have experience building infrastructure and applications on the Microsoft Azure platform. Students should have a thorough understanding of most services offered on the Azure platform.

For the interactive component, this course offers students the opportunity to deploy Azure solutions using built-in DevOps tools such as Azure Resource Manager templates, deployments, resource groups, tags and Role-Based Access Control.

This course does not require any direct experience writing application code or configuring server machines. This course focuses on the architectural comparisons between services and technical decision making needed to deploy well-designed solutions on the Azure platform. This course also prepares the students for the 70-535: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam.

The candidates targeted by this training have intermediate experience in designing, implementing and monitoring Azure solutions. Candidates are also proficient with the tools, techniques, and approaches used to build solutions on the Azure platform.

Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

Course Outline

Module 1: Application Architecture Patterns in Azure
This module introduces and reviews common Azure patterns and architectures as prescribed by the Microsoft Patterns & Practices team. Each pattern is grouped into performance, resiliency, and scalability categories and described in the context of similar patterns within the category.

Lessons

Module 2: Deploying Resources with Azure Resource Manager
This module establishes a basic understanding of Azure Resource Manager and the core concepts of deployments, resources, templates, resource groups, and tags. The module will dive deeply into the automated deployment of resources using ARM templates.

Lessons

Lab : Getting Started with Azure Resource Manager

Module 3: Building Azure IaaS-Based Server Applications
This module identifies workloads that are ideally deployed using Infrastructure-as-a-Service services in Azure. The module focuses on the VM Scale Sets and Virtual Machine services in Azure and how to best deploy workloads to these services using best practices and features such as Availability Sets.

Lessons

Lab : Deploying Infrastructure Workloads to Azure

Module 4: Creating Managed Server Applications in Azure
This module describes services that use infrastructure but manage the infrastructure on behalf of the user instead of obfuscating the infrastructure resources. The module focuses on infrastructure-backed PaaS options such as Azure Service Fabric, Container Service, and App Service Environments. The module will explore how to deploy custom workloads to these services such as an HPC batch processing task.

Lessons

Lab : Deploying Managed Server Workloads to Azure

Module 5: Authoring Serverless Applications in Azure
This module describes how solutions can leverage serverless application hosting services in Azure to host web applications, REST APIs, integration workflows and HPC workloads without the requirement to manage specific server resources. The module focuses on App Services-related components such as Web Apps, API Apps, Mobile Apps, Logic Apps, and Functions.

Lessons

Lab : Deploying Serverless Workloads to Azure

Module 6: Backing Azure Solutions with Azure Storage
This module describes how many Azure services use the Azure Storage service as a backing store for other application solution in Azure. The module dives into critical considerations when using Azure Storage as a supplemental service for an all-up Azure solution.

Lessons

Lab : Deploying Azure Storage to Support Other Workloads in Azure

Module 7: Comparing Database Options in Azure
This module compares the various relational and non-relational data storage options available in Azure. Options are explored as groups such as relational databases Azure SQL Database, MySQL, and PostgreSQL on Azure, non-relational Azure Cosmos DB, Storage Tables, streaming Stream Analytics and storage Data Factory, Data Warehouse, Data Lake.

Lessons

Lab : Deploying Database Instances in Azure

Module 8: Networking Azure Application Components
This module describes the various networking and connectivity options available for solutions deployed on Azure. The module explores connectivity options ranging from ad-hoc connections to long-term hybrid connectivity scenarios. The module also discusses some of the performance and security concerns related to balancing workloads across multiple compute instances, connecting on-premise infrastructure to the cloud and creating gateways for on-premise data.

Lessons

Lab : Deploying Network Components for Use in Azure Solutions

Module 9: Managing Security and Identity for Azure Solutions
This module discusses both security and identity within the context of Azure. For security, this module reviews the various options for monitoring security, the options available for securing data and the options for securing application secrets. For identity, this module focuses specifically on Azure Active Directory Azure AD and the various features available such as Multi-Factor Authentication MFA, Managed Service Identity, Azure AD Connect, ADFS and Azure AD B2B/B2C.

Lessons

Lab : Deploying Services to Secure Secrets in Azure

Module 10: Integrating SaaS Services Available on the Azure Platform
This module introduces multiple SaaS services available in Azure that are available for integration into existing Azure solutions. These services include Cognitive Services, Bot Service, Machine Learning and Media Services.

Lessons

Lab : Deploying Service Instances as Components of Overall Azure Solutions

Module 11: Integrating Azure Solution Components using Messaging Services
This module describes and compares the integration and messaging services available for solutions hosted on the Azure platform. Messaging services described include Azure Storage Queues, Service Bus Queues, Service Bus Relay, IoT Hubs, Event Hubs, and Notification Hubs. Integration services include Azure Functions and Logic Apps.

Lessons

Lab : Deploying Messaging Components to Facilitate Communication Between Azure Resources

Module 12: Monitoring and Automating Azure Solutions
This module covers the monitoring and automation solutions available after an Azure solution has been architected, designed and possibly deployed. The module reviews services that are used to monitor individual applications, the Azure platform, and networked components. This module also covers automation and backup options to enable business-continuity scenarios for solutions hosted in Azure.

Lessons

Lab : Deploying Configuration Management Solutions to Azure

Additional Reading

To help you prepare for this class, review the following resources:

Prerequisites

Before attending this course delegates should have knowledge and experience to the level of the M20533 'Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions' course.

Specifically, students must have the following technical knowledge:

Delegates attending this course will receive access to a trial Azure subscription that includes additional free-of-charge benefit of 30 days, maximum spend of £75, of access to Azure, post course. Delegates should be advised that any email account used to subscribe for the Azure trial subscriptions will locked to them and so cannot be used again with any other Azure subscription. To avoid any impact caused by this, delegates attending this course are required to create new Microsoft Outlook/Hotmail/Live email accounts in order to register for their trial Azure subscription required for completion of the course labs.

Dates & Prices

Monday 3rd December 2018

£2,442.00

Monday 4th March 2019

£2,442.00

Monday 1st July 2019

£2,442.00

Monday 8th July 2019

£2,442.00