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Microsoft - Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

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Classroom / Online / Hybrid

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23/11/2020 (Monday)

Overview

Get certified in just 3 days on this accelerated Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions course – that’s 50% faster than traditional training. You’ll train at twice the speed as you study Microsoft Official Curriculum and sit exam 70-535 onsite at the Firebrand Training Centre.

On this accelerated 3-day course, you’ll get the architecture skills you need to design solutions for Microsoft Azure. You’ll work on real-world case studies to design solutions for Azure and study:

  • Cloud infrastructure and development
  • Microsoft Azure infrastructure and networking
  • App Services Web Apps
  • Data Implementation
  • Design for IoT and AI using Platform Services

Firebrand is a Microsoft Learning Partner - you’ll be taught by Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT) and get immersed in the latest Microsoft Official Curriculum as you learn Azure at twice the speed. Plus, sit exam 70-535 at the Firebrand Training Centre during this accelerated Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions training. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee

The Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions exam is an elective for the MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure.

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online Architecting Azure Solutions courses
  2. You'll be Architecting Azure Solutions certified in just 3 days. With us, you’ll be Architecting Azure Solutions trained in record time
  3. Our Architecting Azure Solutions course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass Architecting Azure Solutions first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn Architecting Azure Solutions faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying Architecting Azure Solutions with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 76,866 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business

Benefits

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Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam at the earliest available opportunity after the course - either immediately after your classroom course, or as soon as there are slots available, if you've taken it online
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify

Curriculum

Course 20535A: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

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

  • Pattern Resources
  • Performance Patterns
  • Resiliency Patterns
  • Scalability Patterns
  • Data Patterns

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Locate and reference the Cloud Design Patterns documentation.
  • Locate and reference the Azure Architecture Center.
  • Describe various patterns pulled from the Cloud Design Patterns.

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

  • ARM Templates
  • Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Resource Policies
  • Security
  • Building Blocks

Lab : Getting Started with Azure Resource Manager

  • Create Resource Groups
  • Deploy an Empty Template
  • Deploy a Simple Template
  • Cleanup Subscription

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Create a resource group.
  • Add resources to a resource group.
  • Deploy an ARM template to a resource group.
  • Filter resources using tags.
  • Author a complex deployment using the Azure Building Blocks tools.

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

  • High Availability
  • Templated Infrastructure
  • Domain-Connected Machines

Lab : Deploying Infrastructure Workloads to Azure

  • Deploy a Virtual Machine using PowerShell DSC
  • Deploy a Virtual Machine Scale Set using PowerShell DSC
  • Cleanup Subscription

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • 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.
  • Join a virtualized machine to a domain either in Azure or on a hybrid network.

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

  • Infrastructure-Backed Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
  • High-Performance Compute (HPC)
  • Migration

Lab : Deploying Managed Server Workloads to Azure

  • Create Azure Container Service Cluster
  • Deploy Docker Image
  • Cleanup Subscription

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the differences between App Service Environments, Service Fabric and Container Service.
  • Use Azure Batch to manage an HPC workload.
  • Migrate to an Infrastructure-backed PaaS service from another IaaS service or a legacy Cloud Service.

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

  • Azure Web App
  • Azure Functions
  • Integration
  • High Performance

Lab : Deploying Serverless Workloads to Azure

  • Create Web App
  • Deploy Web App Code
  • Deploy Function App and Code
  • Cleanup Subscription

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Select between hosting application code or containers in an App Service instance.
  • Describe the differences between API, Mobile, and Web Apps.
  • 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 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

  • Pricing
  • Blob Storage
  • Files
  • StorSimple

Lab : Deploying Azure Storage to Support Other Workloads in Azure

  • Create Required Resources for a Virtual Machine
  • Create a VM With a Storage Account
  • Create a VM With a Managed Disk
  • Cleanup Subscription

After completing this module, you’ll be able 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.

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

  • Relational
  • NoSQL Services
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Data Storage
  • Data Analysis

Lab : Deploying Database Instances in Azure

  • Deploy a CosmosDB Database Instance
  • Validate the REST API
  • Cleanup Subscription

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Compare and contrast various database options on Azure.
  • Identify data streaming options for large-scale data ingest.
  • Identify longer-term data storage options.

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

  • VNETs
  • Load Balancing
  • External Connectivity
  • Hybrid Connectivity

Lab : Deploying Network Components for Use in Azure Solutions

  • Create an ARM Template for a Linux VM
  • Duplicate the VM Resources
  • Create a Load Balancer Resource
  • Cleanup Subscription

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe DNS and IP strategies for VNETs in Azure.
  • Compare connectivity options for ad-hoc and hybrid connectivity.
  • Distribute network traffic across multiple loads using load balancers.
  • Design a hybrid connectivity scenario between cloud and on-premise.

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

  • Security Monitoring
  • Data Security
  • Application Security Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
  • Hybrid Identity
  • Azure AD Application Integration

Lab : Deploying Services to Secure Secrets in Azure

  • Deploy Key Vault using ARM Template
  • Deploy Virtual Machine using Key Vault Secret
  • Cleanup Subscription

After completing this module, you’ll be able 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.

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

  • Cognitive Services
  • Bot Services
  • Machine Learning
  • Media Services

Lab : Deploying Service Instances as Components of Overall Azure Solutions

  • Deploy Function App and Cognitive Service using ARM Template
  • Cleanup Subscription

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify when Cognitive Services, Bot Service or Machine Learning is appropriate for their solution.
  • Compare the various features available in Media Services and determine the appropriate features for their solution.

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

  • Event Messaging
  • Integration
  • IoT

Lab : Deploying Messaging Components to Facilitate Communication Between Azure Resources

  • Deploy Service Bus Namespace
  • Deploy Logic App
  • Cleanup Subscription

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Compare Storage Queues to Service Bus Queues.
  • Identify when to use Azure Functions or Logic Apps for integration components in a solution.
  • Describe the differences between IoT Hubs, Event Hubs and Time Series Insights.

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

  • Application Monitoring
  • Platform Monitoring
  • Network Monitoring
  • Alerting
  • Backup
  • Azure Automation
  • Config Management
  • Auto-Scale

Lab : Deploying Configuration Management Solutions to Azure

  • Deploy a Chef Management Server using ARM
  • Configure Management Server
  • Deploy a VM Scale Set using Chef-Configured VMs
  • Cleanup Subscription

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • 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.

Exam Track

On this accelerated course you'll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • Exam 70-535: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
    • Skills measured:
      • Design Compute Infrastructure (20-25%)
      • Design Data Implementation (15-20%)
      • Design Networking Implementation (15-20%)
      • Design Security and Identity Solutions (20-25%)
      • Design Solutions by using Platform Services (10-15%)
      • Design for Operations (10-15%)

You will also have the option to obtain your Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification by taking these additional Microsoft exams:

  • Exam 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
  • Exam 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

What's Included

Microsoft Official Courseware:

  • Course 20535A: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (70-535 course)

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)

Prerequisites

Before attending this accelerated course, Firebrand recommend you are an intermediate-to-advanced user of Microsoft Azure.

You should also have the following technical knowledge:

  • Create resources and resource group in Azure.
  • Manage users, groups, and subscriptions in an Azure Active Directory instance.
  • Build an Azure Virtual Machine with related resources.
  • Manage containers and blobs stored in an Azure Storage account.
  • Create App Service Plans and manage apps related to the plan.
  • Configure an Azure Virtual Network and enable S2S and P2S connectivity.
  • Protect networked application components using Network Security Groups.
  • Automate everyday Azure resource tasks using Azure CLI or Azure PowerShell.
  • Deploy an Azure SQL, MySQL, Postgres or Cosmos database instance.
  • Monitor existing Azure solutions using built-in metrics, Application Insights, or Operational Insights.

Alternatively, you should have attended or have knowledge equivalent to the DEV205Bx: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions course available on edx.org

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.

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