Microsoft Azure Architect Design (AZ-301)

Students in this Microsoft Azure Architect Design training course will learn to design for identity and security, design a data platform solution, design for deployment, migration, and integration, and design an infrastructure strategy.

This 4-day Microsoft Azure Architect Design course prepares students for the Microsoft Azure Architect Design exam (Exam AZ-301).

Goals
  1. Learn to integrate existing solutions with external identity providers using Azure AD B2B or B2C.
  2. Learn to design a hybrid identity solution.
  3. Learn to determine when to use advanced features of Azure AD such as Managed Service Identity, MFA and Privileged Identity Management.
  4. Learn to secure application secrets using Key Vault.
  5. Learn to secure application data using SQL Database and Azure Storage features.
  6. Learn to detail the various APIs available in Cognitive Services.
  7. Learn to identify when to use the Face API, Speech API or Language Understanding (LUIS) service.
  8. Learn to describe the relationship to Bot Framework and Azure Bot Services.
  9. Learn to determine the ideal pricing option for Azure Storage based on a solution’s requirements.
  10. Learn to identify performance thresholds for the Azure Storage service.
  11. Learn to determine the type of Storage blobs to use for specific solution components.
  12. Learn to use the Azure Files service for SMB operations.
  13. Learn to identify solutions that could benefit from the use of StorSimple physical or virtual devices.
  14. Learn to compare and contrast monitoring services for applications, the Azure platform, and networking.
  15. Learn to design an alert scheme for a solution hosted in Azure.
  16. Learn to select the appropriate backup option for infrastructure and data hosted in Azure.
  17. Learn to automate the deployment of future resources for backup recovery or scaling purposes.
  18. Learn to create a resource group.
  19. Learn to add resources to a resource group.
  20. Learn to deploy an ARM template to a resource group Integrate an API or Logic App with the API Management service.
  21. Learn to design an App Service Plan or multi-region deployment for high performance and scale.
  22. Learn to integrate an API or Logic App with the API Management service.
  23. Learn to design an App Service Plan or multi-region deployment for high performance and scale.
  24. Learn to describe various patterns pulled from the Cloud Design Patterns.
  25. Learn to distribute network traffic across multiple loads using load balancers.
  26. Learn to design a hybrid connectivity scenario between cloud and on-premise.
  27. Learn to design an availability set for one or more virtual machines.
  28. Learn to describe the differences between fault and update domains.
  29. Learn to author a VM Scale Set ARM template.
Outline
  1. Managing Security and Identity for Azure Solutions
    1. Integrate existing solutions with external identity providers using Azure AD B2B or B2C
    2. Design a hybrid identity solution
    3. Determine when to use advanced features of Azure AD such as Managed Service Identity, MFA, and Privileged Identity Management
    4. Secure application secrets using Key Vault
    5. Secure application data using SQL Database and Azure Storage features
  2. Integrating SaaS Services Available on the Azure Platform
    1. Detail the various APIs available in Cognitive Services
    2. Identify when to use the Face API, Speech API, or Language Understanding (LUIS) service
  3. Backing Azure Solutions with Azure Storage
  4. Comparing Database Options in Azure
  5. Monitoring & Automating Azure Solutions
  6. Deploying Resources with Azure Resource Manager
    1. Creating a resource group
    2. Adding resources to a resource group
    3. Deploying an ARM template to a resource group
    4. Filtering resources using tags
    5. Authoring a complex deployment using the Azure Building Blocks tools
  7. Creating Managed Server Applications in Azure
    1. Leveraging serverless application hosting services in Azure to host web applications, REST APIs, integration workflows and HPC workloads without the requirement to manage specific server resource
    2. Using App Services-related components such as Web Apps, API Apps, Mobile Apps, Logic Apps, and Functions
  8. Authoring Serverless Applications in Azure
  9. Application Architecture Patterns in Azure
    1. Locating and referencing the Cloud Design Patterns documentation
    2. Locating and referencing the Azure Architecture Center
    3. Describing various patterns pulled from the Cloud Design Patterns
  10. Building Azure IaaS-Based Server Applications (ADSK)
    1. Designing an availability set for one or more virtual machines
    2. Describing the differences between fault and update domains
    3. Authoring a VM Scale Set ARM template
    4. Joining a virtualized machine to a domain either in Azure or on a hybrid network
  11. Networking Azure Application Components
    1. Describing DNS and IP strategies for VNETs in Azure
    2. Comparing connectivity options for ad-hoc and hybrid connectivity
    3. Distributing network traffic across multiple loads using load balancers
    4. Designing a hybrid connectivity scenario between cloud and on-premise
  12. Integrating Azure Solution Components Using Messaging Services
    1. Comparing Storage Queues to Service Bus Queues
    2. Identifying when to use Azure Functions or Logic Apps for integration components in a solution
    3. Describing the differences between IoT Hubs, Event Hubs and Time Series Insights
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this Azure class:

  • Practical experience with operating systems, virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures, billing, and networking.
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