Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions: Course Contents | ALC Training News

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1.   Introduction to Cloud Computing

  • Overview of Cloud
  • Benefits of Cloud
  • Five Cloud Characteristics (NIST)
  • Three Cloud Service Models (NIST)
  • Four Cloud Deployment Models (NIST)
  • Introduction to The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF)

2. Introduction to Azure

  • Overview or terminology and core concepts
  • Overview of the IaaS and SaaS portal features and relevant Azure services
  • Overview of Azure key security features
  • Understanding performance, resiliency, scalability and security.

3. Architecting your Solution using TOGAF

  • Deeper dive into the following Azure services:
    i. Azure Resource Manager
    ii. DNS, DHCP, IP Addressing, Security Groups and User Defined Routes
    iii. Load Balancer, Traffic Manager & Application Gateway
    iv. Virtual Machines
    v. Virtual Network
    vi. Blob, Queue, File and Disk Storage
    vii. Content Delivery Network
    viii. Backup, Import / Export
    ix. SQL
    x. ExpressRoute
    xi. Monitor & Application Insights
    xii. Automation
    xiii. Active Directory
    xiv. KeyVault
    xv. Queue Storage
    xvi. Directory Services
  • Hands-On Labs
  • Baseline discovery techniques aligned to TOGAF
  • Future state architectures aligned to TOGAF
  • Architecting public and hybrid cloud solutions using Azure components.

4. Designing App Service Web Apps, Application Storage and Data Access

  • Deeper dive into applications and non-relational datastores
  • Hands-On Labs
  • Baseline discovery techniques aligned to TOGAF
  • Future state architectures aligned to TOGAF
  • Common tools for data migration
  • Hybrid Cloud scenarios
  • Event-Driven Scaling.

5. Designing an Advanced Application

  • High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Deeper dive into the advanced application services
  • Alignment to TOGAF
  • Hybrid Cloud scenarios.6. Designing a Management, Monitoring & Business Continuity
  • Overview of the Operations Management Suite Services
  • Overview of the Application Insights Services
  • Third-party monitoring
  • Deeper dive into Hyper-V Replica and Azure Site Recovery
  • Using PowerShell Automation
  • Evaluating the use of DevOps Tools.

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