R8 200

Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (Course Code 40442)

Candidates will learn the architecture skills necessary to design solutions for Microsoft Azure. The classroom experience for this workshop is high-level review of the pre-requisite materials students are expected to have completed in advance.

basic experience in implementing and monitoring Microsoft Azure solutions. Candidates are also proficient with the development tools, techniques and approaches used to build application solutions.

Module 1: Design Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Networking

  • Describe how Azure uses Global Foundation Services (GFS) datacenters
  • Understand Azure datacenter architecture, regional availability, and high availability
  • Design Azure virtual networks, networking services, DNS, DHCP, and IP addressing configuration
  • Extend on-premises Active Directory, deploy Active Directory, define static IP reservations, understand ACLs and Network Security Groups, design resource groups
  • Design Azure Compute
  • Design Azure virtual machines (VMs) and VM architecture for IaaS and PaaS; understand availability sets, fault domains, and update domains in Azure; differentiate between machine classifications
  • Describe Azure virtual private network (VPN) and ExpressRoute architecture and design
  • Describe Azure point-to-site (P2S) and site-to-site (S2S) VPN, understand the architectural differences between Azure VPN and ExpressRoute
  • Describe Azure services
  • Understand, at a high level, Azure load balancing options, including Traffic Manager, Azure Media Services, CDN, Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), Azure Cache, Multi-Factor Authentication, and Service Bus

Module 2: Secure Resources

  • Secure resources by using managed identities
  • Describe the differences between Active Directory on-premises and Azure AD, programmatically access Azure AD using Graph API, secure access to resources from Azure AD applications using OAuth and OpenID Connect
  • Secure resources by using hybrid identities
  • Use SAML claims to authenticate to on-premises resources, describe DirSync synchronization, implement federated identities using Azure Access Control service (ACS) and Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)
  • Secure resources by using identity providers
  • Provide access to resources using identity providers, such as Microsoft account, Facebook, Google, and Yahoo!; manage identity and access by using Azure Active Directory B2C
  • Identify an appropriate data security solution
  • Use the appropriate Access Control List (ACL), identify security requirements for data in transit and data at rest; identify, assess, and mitigate security risks by using Azure Operations Management Suite
  • Design a role-based access control strategy
  • Secure resource scopes, such as the ability to create VMs and Azure Web Apps

Module 3: Design an application storage and data access strategy

  • Design data storage
  • Design storage options for data, including Table Storage, SQL Database, DocumentDB, Blob Storage, MongoDB, and MySQL; design security options for SQL Database or Azure Storage; identify the appropriate VM type and size for a solution
  • Design applications that use Mobile Apps
  • Create Azure Mobile Services, consume Mobile Apps from cross-platform clients, integrate offline sync capabilities into an application, extend Mobile Apps using custom code, implement Mobile Apps using Microsoft .NET or Node.js, secure Mobile Apps using Azure AD
  • Design applications that use notifications
  • Implement push notification services in Mobile Apps, send push notifications to all subscribers, specific subscribers, or a segment of subscribers
  • Design applications that use a web API
  • Implement a custom web API, scale using Azure Web Apps, offload long-running applications using WebJobs, secure a web API using Azure AD
  • Design a data access strategy for hybrid applications
  • Connect to on-premises data from Azure applications using Service Bus Relay, Hybrid Connections, or the VPN capability of Websites, identify constraints for connectivity with VPN, identify options for joining VMs to domains or cloud services
  • Design a media solution
  • Describe Media Services, understand key components of Media Services, including streaming capabilities, video on-demand capabilities, and monitoring services

Module 4: Design an advanced application

  • Create compute-intensive applications
  • Design high-performance computing (HPC) and other compute-intensive applications using Azure Services
  • Create long-running applications
  • Implement worker roles for scalable processing, design stateless components to accommodate scale
  • Select the appropriate storage option
  • Use a queue-centric pattern for development, select the appropriate storage for performance, identify storage options for cloud services and hybrid scenarios with compute on-premises and storage on Azure, differentiate between cloud services and VMs interacting with storage service and SQL Database
  • Integrate Azure services in a solution
  • Identify the appropriate use of Azure Machine Learning, big data, Azure Media Services, and Azure Search services

Module 5: Design Azure Web apps

  • Design Azure Web Apps for scalability and performance
  • Globally scale Azure Web Apps, create Azure Web Apps using Visual Studio, debug Azure Web Apps, understand supported languages, differentiate between Azure Web Apps to VMs and cloud services
  • Deploy Azure Web Apps
  • Implement Azure Site Extensions, create packages, App service plans, deployment slots, resource groups, publishing options, Web Deploy, and FTP locations and settings
  • Design Azure Web Apps for business continuity
  • Scale up and scale out using Azure Web Apps and SQL Database, configure data replication patterns, update Azure Web Apps with minimal downtime, back up and restore data, design for disaster recovery, deploy Azure Web Apps to multiple regions for high availability, design the data tier

Module 6: Design a management, monitoring, and business continuity strategy

  • Evaluate hybrid and Azure-hosted architectures for Microsoft System Center deployment
  • Understand, at an architectural level, which components are supported in Azure; describe design considerations for managing Azure resources with System Center; understand which scenarios would dictate a hybrid scenario
  • Design a monitoring strategy
  • Identify the Microsoft products and services for monitoring Azure solutions; understand the capabilities of System Center for monitoring an Azure solution; understand built-in Azure capabilities; identify third-party monitoring tools, including open source; describe use cases for Operations Manager, Global Service Monitor, and Application Insights; describe the use cases for Windows Software Update Services (WSUS), Configuration Manager, and custom solutions; describe the Azure architecture constructs, such as availability sets and update domains, and how they impact a patching strategy; analyze logs by using the Azure Operations Management Suite

Course Days: 3 Days