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Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions covers the basic building-blocks of IT infrastructure on Microsoft Azure. The course is designed to mentor solution architects on how to optimise the use of the Azure Cloud by understanding key Azure services and ensuring best-fit as part of a holistic architecture to deliver business outcomes.

This 3-day course is unique to ALC, in that Azure best practices and recommended design patterns are aligned to key concepts and practical approaches found in The Open Group Architecture Framework and demonstrated by using the Avolution Abacus enterprise modelling tool.

By presenting case studies throughout the course that showcase how Azure can be deployed for small, medium and large customers, candidates are able to gain a clear understanding of the key challenges and range of solutions that allow their employers and key stakeholders to deliver business value.

This course provides a strong foundation for candidates wishing to sit the Architecting Microsoft Azure Solution exam.

Prerequisites

Candidates should ideally have at least 2 years of IT experience with at least:

  • 1 year working with Microsoft Azure solutions and services
  • Experience with architecting, designing, implementing or administering cloud solutions
  • Have access to an Azure account to perform all the lab exercises
  • A sound knowledge of Cloud Computing as covered in ALC’s Cloud Computing Foundation course

Learning outcomes

This course teaches you how to:

  • Make architectural decisions based on the Microsoft recommended architectural principles and best practices
  • Make architectural decisions based on the Microsoft recommended architectural principles and best practices
  • Utilise Microsoft services to make your infrastructure scalable, reliable, and highly available
  • Optimise Azure solutions to increase performance and reduce costs
  • Gain hands-on experience using compute, networking, storage, database and application services covering IaaS and PaaS
  • Understand Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS), NoSQL datastores, Content Delivery Networks (CDN), Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and basic networking concepts
  • Understand RESTful API Web Services, XML and JSON data formats
  • Be comfortable with integrating existing Microsoft solutions into an Azure solution architecture.

Who should attend

This course is designed for:

  • Individuals and organisations seeking an advanced understanding of Microsoft Azure services
  • Individuals and organisations seeking an advanced understanding of Microsoft Azure services
  • Managers responsible for staff are working on Microsoft Services initiatives or projects
  • Technical staff involved in Microsoft Azure initiatives or projects, such as technical project managers, business analysts, security architects, enterprise architects, solution architects and infrastructure architects.

Course contents

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.

Course fees

Face-to-face classroom training

Fees per person

Architecting Microsoft Azure Services(3 days)

  • $2250 + gst

Fees include:

  • Course presentation
  • Printed course workbook
  • Exclusive iPad/tablet version of workbook for maximum convenience after the course
  • Full catering including sit-down lunch each day

 

Face-to-face classroom training

Next Available Dates

  • No public courses currently scheduled. Please contact ALC.

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