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Course Outline

Special Note to New Hampshire Residents
This course has not yet been approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education. Please contact us for an update on when the class will be available in New Hampshire.

This course is developed for those aspired to be solution architect and also those who are new to this role. This course provides the technical information focusing on application architecture and technical skills to start their journey into this role. This course will not cover the industrial skills and delivery skills required for this role.

Audience Profile
The audience for this course should have previous experience with functional or technical focus in Dynamics 365: Finance and Operations Applications. Primarily for those who are aspired to be solution architect role.

Job role
Solution Architect

Preparation for exam

Skills gained
Understand the tasks expected to be completed by the solution architect for Dynamics implementation
Complete the solution blueprint artifacts
Know where to find technical information to address their customer’s questions

You must complete the following learning paths before attending this instructor led training :
Architect solutions for Dynamics 365 and Power Platform - Learn | Microsoft Docs 3 hr 57 min
Use Success by Design for Unified Operations apps solutions - Learn | Microsoft Docs 3 hr 30 min

Course outline

Module 1: The architect role
This module will introduce you to the solution architect role. It will help you understand the major skills needed to perform on this role.
The solution architect role
Lab : Classroom exercises
Exercise | group exercise
Exercise | Individual exercise

Module 2: Manage interactions with FastTrack
This module will introduce to FastTrack and how to interact with them during Dynamics implementation.
Get to know FastTrack
Make the most of FastTrack templates

Module 3: Solution blueprint
This module will help you give you an overview of solution blueprint in general. Also, this module serves as the foundation for the rest of modules as you will be doing several activities to build your very first solution blueprint during this class.
Solution blueprint definition and components
Project governance and timeline
Solution architecture and organizational structure
Working with business process catalog
Lab : Classroom exercise
Lab : Case study - student Activity
Exercise | what is solution blueprint?
Exercise | solution blueprint components
Case study artifact distribution
Student activity 1 | Program Strategy
Student activity 2 | Program Strategy
Student activity 3 | describe overall solution architecture
Student activity | describe business processes in scope of the solution

Module 4: Define environments, tools, and deployment strategy
This module will explain to you the different environment and deployment options. It will allow empower you to define a basic environment strategy for Dynamics implementation.
Understand environment planning
Application lifecycle management and deployment strategy
Using LCS and Azure DevOps
Lab : Student activity
Lab : Exercise
Exercise | adopt One version – continuous updates
Exercise | utilize Lifecycle services
Student activity | develop environment plan

Module 5: Determine data management strategy
This module will empower you to understand the data related topics within Dynamics implementation. It will help you define data migration strategy.
Data management overview
Develop data migration strategy
Lab : Classroom exercise
Lab : Case study - student activity
Exercise | data management overview
Exercise | develop data migration strategy
Student activity 4 | develop data migration strategy

Module 6: Determine integration and interfaces strategies
This module will cover the integration and interface topics. It should help you to understand the available options and tools to use. It will help you define your integration and interface strategy for Dynamics implementations.
Develop integration strategy
Integration options
Lab : Case study - student activity
Lab : Classroom exercises
Exercise | develop integration strategy
Exercise | integration options
Student activity 5 | develop integration strategy

Module 7: Define security architecture
This module will help you understand the important security aspects for Dynamics implementations.
Important security aspects
Security framework
Define security strategy
Lab : Classroom exercises
Lab : Case study - student activity
Exercise | important security aspects
Exercise | security framework
Student activity 6 | develop security strategy

Module 8: Define testing strategy
This module should help you define testing strategy and develop testing plan. It will interduce you to the various testing types and tools.
Testing strategy overview
Testing planning and execution
Lab : Case study - student activity
Lab : Classroom exercises
Exercise | testing strategy overview
Exercise | testing planning and execution
Student activity 7 | develop testing strategy

Module 9: Define performance testing strategy
This module will focus more on the performance topics. It will help you to know the importance of performance topic and will empower you to know how to address these topics with your customer.
Prepare for performance topics
Utilize performance testing tools
Lab : Classroom exercises
Exercise | prepare for performance topics
Exercise | utilize performance testing tools

Module 10: Business intelligence and reporting
This module will address the key topics for reporting and intelligence needed by the solution architect.
Implement business intelligence and reporting
Lab : Classroom exercises
Lab : Case study - student activity
Exercise | reporting and business intelligence overview
Sudent activity 8 | develop intelligence strategy

Module 11: Determine licensing and support
This module is designed to help you understand the basics of licensing and support. It not meant to make you an expert on this topic. However, it will enable you to know where to find the information when you need it.
Understand licensing estimation
Understand support options
Lab : Classroom exercises
Exercise | understand licensing estimation
Exercise | understand support options

Module 12: Prepare for go-live
This module is to put everything together and prepare for go-live. It will help you get familiar with go-live checklist. This module also will recap major learnings from this class and you will be asked to give a class feedback.
Complete solution blueprint
Prepare for go-live
Class recap
Lab : Classroom exercises
Exercise | prepare for go-live
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