Microsoft On-Demand: Microsoft Azure Architect Design (AZ-304) Course Outline
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About This Course
We have assembled a complete package of self-study materials that cover all of the topics that are included in Microsoft's 4-day, official Instructor-led course. With these resources, you have a flexible platform that allows you to gain the knowledge you need for your job. If you also want certification, see the additional Exam Pak option--you can purchase that for $250, a 50% discount.
This course is for IT Professionals with expertise in designing and implementing solutions running on Microsoft Azure. They should have broad knowledge of IT operations, including networking, virtualization, identity, security, business continuity, disaster recovery, data platform, budgeting, and governance. Azure Solution Architects use the Azure Portal and as they become more adept they use the Command Line Interface. Candidates must have expert-level skills in Azure administration and have experience with Azure development processes and DevOps processes.
Successful Azure Solution Architects start this role with experience on operating systems, virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures, and networking.
• Understanding of on-premises virtualization technologies, including: VMs, virtual networking, and virtual hard disks.
• Understanding of network configuration, including TCP/IP, Domain Name System (DNS), virtual private networks (VPNs), firewalls, and encryption technologies.
• Understanding of Active Directory concepts, including domains, forests, domain controllers, replication, Kerberos protocol, and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).
• Understanding of resilience and disaster recovery, including backup and restore operations.
Your course includes:
Microsoft Official E-Learning
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Additional Expert Videos
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Microsoft Exam Reference Guide
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AZ-304: Azure Architect Design Instructor-led Training Class
Special Note Regarding This Outline
On-Demand content is presented from multiple sources. As a result, the content and/or sequencing may vary from each source.
Module 1: Design for Cost Optimization
Recommend Solutions for Cost Management
Recommended Viewpoints for Minimizing Costs
Module 2: Design a Solution for Logging and Monitoring
Azure Monitoring Services
Module 3: Design Authentication
Recommend a Solution for Multi-Factor Authentication
Recommend a Solution for Single-Sign On (SSO)
Five Steps for Securing Identity Infrastructure
Recommend a Solution for a Hybrid Identity
Recommend a Solution for B2B Integration
Module 4: Design Authorization
Recommend a Hierarchical Structure for Management Groups, Subscriptions and Resource Groups
Module 5: Design Governance
Recommend a Solution for using Azure Policy
Recommend a Solution for using Azure Blueprint
Module 6: Design Security for Applications
Recommend a Solution using KeyVault
Recommend a Solution using Azure AD Managed Identities
Module 7: Design a Solution for Databases
Select an Appropriate Data Platform Based on Requirements
Overview of Azure Data Storage
Recommend Database Service Tier Sizing
Dynamically Scale Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instances
Recommend a Solution for Encrypting Data at Rest, Transmission, and In Use
Module 8: Design Data Integration
Recommend a Data Flow
Recommend a Solution for Data Integration
Module 9: Select an Appropriate Storage Account
Understanding Storage Tiers
Recommend a Storage Access Solution
Recommend Storage Management Tools
Module 10: Design a Solution for Backup and Recovery
Recommend a Recovery Solution for Hybrid and On-Premises Workloads
Design and Azure Site Recovery Solution
Recommend a Solution for Recovery in Different Regions
Recommend a Solution for Azure Backup Management
Design a Solution for Data Archiving and Retention
Module 11: Design for High Availability
Recommend a Solution for Application and Workload Redundancy
Recommend a Solution for Autoscaling
Identify Resources that Require High Availability
Identify Storage Tpes for High Availability
Recommend a Solution for Geo-Redundancy of Workloads
Module 12: Design a Compute Solution
Recommend a Solution for Compute Provisioning
Determine Appropriate Compute Technologies
Recommend a Solution for Containers
Recommend a Solution for Automating Compute Management
Module 13: Design a Network Solution
Recommend a Solution for Network Addressing and Name Resolution
Recommend a Solution for Network Provisioning
Recommend a Solution for Network Security
Recommend a Solution for iInternete Connectivity and On-Premises Networks,
Recommend a Solution for Automating Network Management
Recommend a Solution for Load Balancing and Rraffic Routing
Module 14: Design an Application Architecture
Recommend a Microservices Architecture
Recommend an Orchestration Solution for Deployment of Applications
Recommend a Solution for API Integration
Module 15: Design Migrations
Assess and On-Premises Servers and Applications for Migration
Recommend a Solution for Migrating Applications and VMs
Recommend a Solution for Migration of Databases
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