MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect

MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect Solutions Developer

MCSD Azure Solutions Architect bnr

The globally recognized standard for developer excellence
Note This certification will retire on March 31, 2017. When the certification retires, all individuals whose transcripts list this certification as active on or after September 26, 2016, will retain the active status.
Find out about the replacement certification, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure.
Microsoft Azure is the cloud for modern business. When you receive Azure certification, and become a Microsoft Azure Specialist, you'll gain professional recognition for your expertise covering the full breadth of architecting, developing, and administering Azure solutions. 
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About this course
This course is intended for students who have experience building ASP.NET and C# applications.  Students will also have experience with the Microsoft Azure platform and a basic understanding of the services offered.
This course offers students the opportunity to take an existing ASP.NET MVC application and expand its functionality as part of moving it to Azure. This course focuses on the considerations necessary when building a highly available solution in the cloud. This course also prepares the students for the 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam.
Audience profile
The candidates targeted by this training have 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.
At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Compare the services available in the Azure platform.
Configure and deploy web applications.
Creating Azure Web Apps from the gallery.
Deploying and monitoring Azure Web Apps.
Creating and configuring Azure Virtual Machines.
Create and manage a storage account.
Manage blobs and containers in a storage account.
Create, configure and connect to a SQL Databases instance.
Identify the implications of importing a SQL standalone database.
Manage users, groups and subscriptions in an Azure Active Directory instance.
Create a virtual network.
Implement a point-to-site network.
Course Outline
Module 1: Overview of the Microsoft Azure Platform
Module 2: Building Application Infrastructure in Azure
Module 3: Hosting Web Applications on the Azure Platform
Module 4: Storing SQL Data in Azure
Module 5: Designing Cloud Applications for Resiliency
Module 6: Storing Tabular Data in Azure
Module 7: Storing and Consuming Files from Azure Storage
Module 8: Designing a Communication Strategy by Using Queues and Service Bus
Module 9: Automating Integration with Azure Resources
Module 10: Securing Azure Web Applications
About this course
This course is intended for IT professionals who are familiar with managing on-premises IT deployments that include AD DS, virtualization technologies, and applications. The students typically work for organizations that are planning to locate some or all of their infrastructure services on Azure. This course also is intended for IT professionals who want to take the Microsoft Certification exam, 70-533, Implementing Azure Infrastructure Solutions.
Audience profile
This course is intended for IT professionals who have some knowledge of cloud technologies and want to learn more about Azure.
IT professionals who want to deploy, configure, and administer services and virtual machines (VMs) in Azure.
IT professional who use Microsoft System Center to manage and orchestrate server infrastructure.
Windows Server administrators who are looking to evaluate and migrate on-premises Active Directory roles and services to the cloud.
IT professionals who want to use Windows Azure to host websites and mobile app backend services.
IT professionals who are experienced in other non-Microsoft cloud technologies, meet the course prerequisites, and want to cross-train on Azure.
IT professionals who want to take the Microsoft Certification exam 70-533, Implementing Azure Infrastructure Solutions.
At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe Azure architecture components, including infrastructure, tools, and portals.
Implement and manage virtual networking within Azure and connect to on-premises environments.
Plan and create Azure virtual machines.
Configure, manage, and monitor Azure virtual machines to optimize availability and reliability.
Deploy and configure web apps and mobile apps.
Implement, manage, backup, and monitor storage solutions.
Plan and implement data services based on SQL Database to support applications.
Deploy, configure, monitor, and diagnose cloud services.
Create and manage Azure AD tenants, and configure application integration with Azure AD.
Integrate on-premises Windows AD with Azure AD.
Automate operations in Azure management by using automation.
Course Outline
Module 1: Introduction to Azure
Module 2: Implementing and managing Azure networking
Module 3: Implementing virtual machines
Module 4: Managing virtual machines
Module 5: Implementing Azure App services
Module 6: Planning and implementing storage, backup, and recovery services
Module 7: Planning and implementing Azure SQL Database
Module 8: Implementing PaaS cloud services
Module 8: Implementing PaaS cloud services
Module 9: Implementing Azure Active Directory
Module 10: Managing Active Directory in a hybrid environment
Module 11: Implementing Azure-based management and automation
About this course
This workshop is a chance for developers and IT Pros to come together and 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.  Then, students will assemble into groups to work on several real-world design case studies to design solutions for the Microsoft Azure platform.
Audience profile
Students of this workshop should be intermediate to advanced users of the Microsoft Azure platform.  They should be either developers or IT Pros, and have broad experience with all of the platform.  This course is targeted at students who aspire to become solution architects.
At course completion
After completing this workshop, a student should be able to design principles and techniques for:
Cloud Infrastructure and Development
Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Networking
App Services Web Apps
Advanced Applications
Application Storage & Data Access
Securing Resources
Management, Monitoring Strategy
Business Continuity Strategy
Course Outline
Module 1: Design Principles for Cloud Infrastructure and Development
Module 2: Designing App Service Web Apps
Module 3: Designing Application Storage & Data Access
Module 4: Securing Resources
Module 5: Design Microsoft Azure Infrastructure & Networking
Module 6: Designing an Advanced Application
Module 7: Designing a Management and Monitoring Strategy
Module 8: Designing a Business Continuity Strategy


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