Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions - 40441 Course Outline
The focus of this three-day instructor-led Microsoft Training course is on designing and implementing cloud data platform solutions with the Microsoft Data Platform by using SQL Server on-premises, hybrid and cloud data platform solutions. It describes how to design and implement and optimize workloads in hybrid scenarios with both on-premises and Microsoft Azure cloud-based solutions, and how to implement high availability and disaster recovery solutions.
The primary audience for this course are database professionals who want to enhance their existing SQL Server skills with hybrid solutions and cloud solution architecture using the Microsoft Data Platform.
At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
• Position Microsoft Cloud Data Platform Solutions
• Design and implement solutions on Azure using SQL Server
• Design and implement solutions on Azure using SQL Database
• Design and implement security, access and auditing for cloud data platform solutions
• Design highly scalable mission critical solutions using the Microsoft Data Platform
• Design and implement cloud data platform solutions.
Module 1: Microsoft Cloud Data Platform Overview
This module provides an overview of the Microsoft Data Platform Solutions in Hybrid and Cloud based scenarios. The module provides an overview of offerings and capabilities.
Microsoft Cloud Data Platform
Microsoft SQL Server
Cloud Data Offerings
Cortana Analytics Suite
Module 2: Implement SQL Server on Azure VM
This module with a hands-on-lab describes the core capabilities of running SQL Server in a virtual machine environment (IAAS) on Azure.
Virtual machine components
Azure deployment models
Virtual machine tiers
Virtual machine deployments
Move existing workloads
Connecting to Azure VMs
Domain joining VMs
VM best practices
Lab : SQL Server in Azure VMs
Module 3: Implement SQL Database
This module with a hands-on-lab describes the core capabilities of implementing data platform solutions using SQL Database on Azure. The module provides details in service tiers and offerings.
What is SQL Database
Data tiers/ Elastic data tiers
Elastic Database Tools
SQL Database performance
Service Tier Advisor
Lab : Implementing SQL Database
Module 4: SQL Database High Availability and disaster recovery
This module with a hands-on lab describes high availability and disaster recovery scenarios with SQL Database.
Business Continuity with SQL Database
SQL Database HA/DR
SQL Database Backup Solutions
SQL Database Replication Scenarios
Lab : SQL Database HA/DR
Module 5: Hybrid HA/DR scenarios with SQL Server
This module with a hands-on lab exercise describes the design of high available, scalable data platform solutions on-premises, in the cloud and in hybrid cloud scenarios using SQL Server on premises and with Azure VMs.
HA/DR deployment architectures
AlwaysOn availability groups
AlwaysOn Failover Clustering
Backup to Azure
SQL Server data files on Azure
Lab : Implement HA/DR with SQL Server in Azure VMs
Module 6: Design and Implement Security
This module with a hands-on-lab describes the security features and capabilities in SQL Server in Azure VMs and SQL Database including firewalls and auditing.
SQL Database Security Approach
SQL Database Firewall Security
SQL Database Active Directory Integration
Row Level Security
Dynamic Data Masking
Auditing and Threat Detection
Lab : Design and Implement SQL Database Security
Module 7: Monitor and manage implementations on Azure
This module with a hands-on-lab focuses on management and deployment, monitoring for performance of SQL Database and SQL Server in Azure VMs.
Azure Automation Capabilities
SQL Monitoring and Management
Lab : Monitoring and manage implementations
Module 8: Design and implement database solutions for SQL Server and SQL Database
This module covers design and architecture scenarios for implementation of database solutions using the Microsoft Cloud Data Platform. This module introduces key scenarios to discuss with classroom attendees in order to build out the right architecture and infrastructure based on architecture and business requirements.
Case Study – SQL Server Hybrid Scenario
Case Study – Lift and Shift
Students must have a good understanding of SQL Server and pre-existing MCSE Data Platform certification or equivalent professional experience.
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