AZ-301 Microsoft Azure Architect Design

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This course will be retired at the end of September 2020. It has been replaced by the AZ-304T00: Microsoft Azure Architect Design course.

Azure Solution Architects advise stakeholders and translate business requirements into secure, scalable, and reliable solutions.

This 4 Day course comprises all four modules to prepare you to pass the AZ-301 exam, which is one of two exams (AZ-300 & AZ-301) you'll need to pass to achieve Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect certification. 

Candidates who earn an Azure Solutions Architect certification are verified by Microsoft and gain the skills and knowledge to:

  • Deploy and Configure Infrastructure
  • Implement Workloads and Security
  • Architect Cloud Technology Solutions
  • Create and Deploy Apps
  • Implement Authentication and Secure Data
  • Develop for the Cloud
  • Determine Workload Requirements
  • Design for Identity and Security
  • Design a Data Platform Solution
  • Design a Business Continuity Strategy
  • Design for Deployment, Migration, and Integration
  • Design an Infrastructure Strategy

  • Module 1: Managing Security & Identity for Azure Solutions 
  • Module 2: Integrating SaaS Services Available on the Azure Platform 

After completing this module, students will have the skills to:

  • Integrate their existing solutions with external identity providers using Azure AD B2B or B2C. 
  • Design a hybrid identity solution. 
  • Determine when to use advanced features of Azure AD such as Managed Service Identity, MFA and Privileged Identity Management. 
  • Secure application secrets using Key Vault. 
  • Secure application data using SQL Database and Azure Storage features. 
  • Detail the various APIs available in Cognitive Services. 
  • Identify when to use the Face API, Speech API or Language Understanding (LUIS) service.
  • Describe the relationship to Bot Framework and Azure Bot Services. 
  • Module 1: Backing Azure Solutions with Azure Storage
  • Module 2: Comparing Database Options in Azure
  • Module 3: Monitoring & Automating Azure Solutions

After completing this module, students will have the skills to:  

  • Determine the ideal pricing option for Azure Storage based on a solution’s requirements.
  • Identify performance thresholds for the Azure Storage service.
  • Determine the type of Storage blobs to use for specific solution components.
  • Use the Azure Files service for SMB operations.
  • Identify solutions that could benefit from the use of StorSimple physical or virtual devices.
  • Compare and contrast monitoring services for applications, the Azure platform, and networking.
  • Design an alert scheme for a solution hosted in Azure.
  • Select the appropriate backup option for infrastructure and data hosted in Azure.
  • Automate the deployment of future resources for backup recovery or scaling purposes.

 

  • Module 1: Deploying Resources with Azure Resource Manager
  • Module 2: Creating Managed Server Applications in Azure
  • Module 3: Authoring Serverless Applications in Azure 

After completing this module, students will have the skills to: 

  • Create a resource group.
  • Add resources to a resource group.
  • Deploy an ARM template to a resource group Integrate an API or Logic App with the API Management service.
  • Design an App Service Plan or multi-region deployment for high performance and scale.
  • Integrate an API or Logic App with the API Management service.
  • Design an App Service Plan or multi-region deployment for high performance and scale.

 

  • Module 1: Application Architecture Patterns in Azure
  • Module 2: Building Azure IaaS-Based Server Applications (ADSK)
  • Module 3: Networking Azure Application Components
  • Module 4: Integrating Azure Solution Components Using Messaging Services 

After completing this module, students will have the skills to: 

  • Describe various patterns pulled from the Cloud Design Patterns.
  • Distribute network traffic across multiple loads using load balancers.
  • Design a hybrid connectivity scenario between cloud and on-premise.
  • Design an availability set for one or more virtual machines.
  • Describe the differences between fault and update domains.
  • Author a VM Scale Set ARM template.

Students for this programme are Azure Solution Architects who advise stakeholders and translates business requirements into secure, scalable, and reliable solutions. Students should have advanced experience and knowledge across various aspects of IT operations, including networking, virtualization, identity, security, business continuity, disaster recovery, data management, budgeting, and governance. This role requires managing how decisions in each area affects an overall solution. 

Students must be proficient in Azure administration, Azure development, and DevOps, and have expert-level skills in at least one of those domains.

Candidates who earn an Azure Solutions Architect certification are verified by Microsoft to have the following skills and knowledge: 

Analyze resource utilization and consumption

  • configure diagnostic settings on resources
  • create baseline for resources
  • create and rest alerts
  • analyze alerts across subscription
  • analyze metrics across subscription
  • create action groups
  • monitor for unused resources
  • monitor spend
  • report on spend
  • utilize Log Search query functions
  • view alerts in Log Analytics 

Create and configure storage accounts

  • configure network access to the storage account
  • create and configure storage account
  • generate shared access signature
  • install and use Azure Storage Explorer
  • manage access keys
  • monitor activity log by using Log Analytics
  • implement Azure storage replication 

Create and configure a Virtual Machine (VM) for Windows and Linux

  • configure high availability
  • configure monitoring, networking, storage, and virtual machine size
  • deploy and configure scale sets 

Automate deployment of Virtual Machines (VMs)

  • modify Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template
  • configure location of new VMs
  • configure VHD template
  • deploy from template
  • save a deployment as an ARM template
  • deploy Windows and Linux VMs 

Create connectivity between virtual networks

  • create and configure VNET peering
  • create and configure VNET to VNET
  • verify virtual network connectivity
  • create virtual network gateway 

Implement and manage virtual networking

  • configure private and public IP addresses, network routes, network interface, subnets, and virtual network 

Manage Azure Active Directory (AD)

  • add custom domains
  • configure Azure AD Identity Protection, Azure AD Join, and Enterprise State Roaming
  • configure self-service password reset
  • implement conditional access policies
  • manage multiple directories
  • perform an access review 

Implement and manage hybrid identities

  • install and configure Azure AD Connect
  • configure federation and single sign-on
  • manage Azure AD Connect
  • manage password sync and writeback

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