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Designing Infrastructure Solutions with Microsoft Azure Architecture

Learn how to design reliable, scalable, and secure solutions as an Azure Architect.

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Designing Infrastructure Solutions with Microsoft Azure Architecture

  • 5 weeks

  • 4 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Introductory level

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Prepare for the AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions exam

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Solutions architects play a vital role in ensuring business processes and IT infrastructure work harmoniously within organizations.

On this five-week course, you’ll examine how to design solutions as an architect, using Azure services, and gain the skills to take the AZ-305 exam.

Discover key concepts for a career as a solutions architect

Architects align IT solutions with organisation objectives, designing solutions to address business goals and needs.

Building on your understanding of business processes, you’ll examine how to identify optimization opportunities and design solutions for specific areas of business and IT, from business continuity to data storage.

Learn to design hybrid and cloud solutions using Azure

Azure services offer a range of tools to help you respond to challenges across IT platforms.

Using tools including Azure Active Directory, Data Factory, and Azure App Services, you’ll gain a comprehensive overview of Azure and its real-world applications.

You’ll be able to design solutions using appropriate Azure services, as well as explaining your design process to stakeholders.

Improve your knowledge of IT operations across frameworks

Successful architects create high-performing solutions that address a number of needs at once, not just in isolation.

You’ll learn how to use the Azure Well-Architected Framework to optimize costs, reliability, and security.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to design business solutions using Azure architecture and be ready to take the AZ-305 exam, demonstrating your skills as an Azure Solutions Architect.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Design Identity, Governance and Monitor Solutions

    • Design governance

      In this activity, you will learn about how to design with governance in mind. You will learn different strategies for implementing an organizational hierarchy and enforcing rules and policies.

    • Design authentication and authorization solutions

      In this activity, you will learn how to design with authentication and authorization in mind. You will also learn different strategies for implementing identities and access for applications.

    • Design a solution to log and monitor Azure resources

      In this activity, you will study about design a solution to log and monitor Azure resources.

  • Week 2

    Design Business Continuity Solutions

    • Design for high availability

      During this activity, you will learn how to design a solution to log and monitor Azure resources.

    • Design a solution for backup and disaster recovery

      In this activity, you will study about designing a solution for backup and disaster recovery. You will also learn how to select appropriate disaster recovery options for these workloads.

  • Week 3

    Design Data Storage Solutions

    • Design a data storage solution for non-relational data

      During this activity, you will learn how to design a data storage solution for non-relational data, the different strategies for storage accounts, blob storage, file storage disk storage, storage security, and data protection.

    • Design a data storage solution for relational data

      In this activity, you will learn how to design a data storage solution for relational data.

    • Design data integration

      In this activity, you will learn about Azure design data integration, data analysis solutions and how to choose what is appropriate for your scenario.

  • Week 4

    Design Infrastructure Solutions

    • Design a compute solution

      During this activity, you will be taught how to design a compute solution and how to choose and recommend an Azure compute service.

    • Design an application architecture

      In this activity, you will learn about design an application architecture and how to use these services to create scalable and efficient solutions.

    • Design network solutions

      During this activity, you will study about how to design network solutions.

    • Design migrations

      In this activity, you will study how to to design migrations and select the appropriate migration option to support Tailwind Trader's planned migrations.

  • Week 5

    Build Great Solutions with the Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework

    • Introduction to the Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework

      You want to build great things on Azure, but you're not sure exactly what that means. Using key principles throughout your architecture can help you design, build, and continuously improve your architecture.

    • Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework - Cost optimization

      Learn how to use the cost optimization pillar of the Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework to design a cloud-based architecture that is efficient, removes waste, and gives you clarity into where your money is spent

    • Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework - Operational excellence

      Learn how to design an Azure architecture that uses modern practices and gives you full visibility into what's happening in your environment.

    • Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework - Performance efficiency

      Scaling your system to handle load, identifying network bottlenecks, and optimizing your storage performance are important to ensure your users have the best experience. Learn how to make your application perform at its best.

    • Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework - Reliability

      Learn how to handle infrastructure and service failure, recover from the loss of data, and recover from a disaster by incorporating reliability into your architecture.

    • Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework - Security

      Learn how to incorporate security into your architecture design, and discover the tools that Azure provides to help you create a secure environment through all the layers of your architecture.

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Apply design identity, governance, and monitoring solutions
  • Demonstrate understanding of design data storage solutions
  • Create business continuity solutions in the cloud using Infrastructure Solutions with Microsoft Azure Architecture.
  • Design infrastructure solutions
  • Develop solutions on Azure

Who is the course for?

This course is designed to help prepare you for Exam AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions. It’s recommended that you have some prior knowledge of identity, governance, and monitoring solutions, as well as experience of working with integrating identity and governance solutions.

Who developed the course?

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