Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (AZ-305) Training

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  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Level: Expert
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This course teaches Azure Solution Architects how to design infrastructure solutions. Course topics cover governance, compute, application architecture, storage, data integration, authentication, networks, business continuity, and migrations. The course combines lecture with case studies to demonstrate basic architect design principles.

Audience Profile

Successful students have experience and knowledge in IT operations, including networking, virtualization, identity, security, business continuity, disaster recovery, data platforms, and governance. Students also have experience designing and architecting solutions.

  • Job role: Solution Architect
  • Preparation for exam: AZ-305

Please note - The labs for MAZ305 are not hands on, they are discussion-based exercises where the learners examine and discuss design and architecture best practice. This course is not focused on the configuration and administration of Azure services in the Azure Portal - please see course MAZ104 for hands on labs covering these topics.

Accessing your courseware and registering attendance with Microsoft

To access your Official Curriculum (MOC) course materials you will need a Microsoft.com/Learn account. In Learn you will also be able to register your completion of the event and receive your achievement badge. You will be issued with a unique code during your event.

Before attending this course, students must have previous experience deploying or administering Azure resources and conceptual knowledge of:

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Azure compute technologies such as VMs, containers and serverless solutions
  • Azure virtual networking to include load balancers
  • Azure Storage technologies (unstructured and databases)
  • General application design concepts such as messaging and high availability

Learners who are intending to sit the AZ-305 exam should be aware that AZ-104 is a required pre-requisite certification.

  • Design a governance solution.
  • Design a compute solution.
  • Design an application architecture.
  • Design storage, non-relational and relational.
  • Design data integration solutions.
  • Design authentication, authorization, and identity solutions.
  • Design network solutions.
  • Design backup and disaster recovery solutions.
  • Design monitoring solutions.
  • Design migration solutions.

MODULE 1: Design governance

Azure Architects design and recommend governance solutions.

In this module, you learn how to:

  • Design for governance.
  • Design for management groups.
  • Design for Azure subscriptions.
  • Design for resource groups.
  • Design for resource tagging.
  • Design for Azure Policy.
  • Design for Azure role-based access control.
  • Design for Azure landing zones.

  • Introduction
  • Design for governance
  • Design for management groups
  • Design for subscriptions
  • Design for resource groups
  • Design for resource tags
  • Design for Azure Policy
  • Design for role-based access control (RBAC)
  • Design for Azure landing zones
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary and resources

MODULE 2: Design an Azure compute solution

Azure Architects design and recommend Azure compute solutions.

In this module, you learn how to:

  • Choose an Azure compute service.
  • Design for Azure Virtual Machines solutions.
  • Design for Azure Batch solutions.
  • Design for Azure App Service solutions.
  • Design for Azure Container Instances solutions.
  • Design for Azure Kubernetes Service solutions.
  • Design for Azure Functions solutions.
  • Design for Azure Logic Apps solutions.

  • Introduction
  • Choose an Azure compute service
  • Design for Azure Virtual Machines solutions
  • Design for Azure Batch solutions
  • Design for Azure App Service solutions
  • Design for Azure Container Instances solutions
  • Design for Azure Kubernetes Service solutions
  • Design for Azure Functions solutions
  • Design for Azure Logic Apps solutions
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary and resources

MODULE 3: Design a data storage solution for non-relational data

Azure Architects design and recommend non-relational data storage solutions.

In this module, you learn how to:

  • Design for data storage.
  • Design for Azure storage accounts.
  • Design for Azure blob storage.
  • Design for data redundancy.
  • Design for Azure files.
  • Design an Azure disk solution.
  • Design for storage security.

  • Introduction
  • Design for data storage
  • Design for Azure storage accounts
  • Design for data redundancy
  • Design for Azure Blob Storage
  • Design for Azure Files
  • Design for Azure managed disks
  • Design for storage security
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary and resources

MODULE 4: Design a data storage solution for relational data

Azure Architects design and recommend relational data storage solutions.

In this module, you learn how to:

  • Design for Azure SQL Database.
  • Design for Azure SQL Managed Instance.
  • Design for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines.
  • Recommend a solution for database scalability.
  • Recommend a solution for database availability.
  • Design protection for data at rest, data in transmission, and data in use.
  • Design for Azure SQL Edge.
  • Design for Azure Cosmos DB.
  • Design for Azure Table Storage.

  • Introduction
  • Design for Azure SQL Database
  • Design for Azure SQL Managed Instance
  • Design for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines
  • Recommend a solution for database scalability
  • Recommend a solution for database availability
  • Design security for data at rest, data in motion, and data in use
  • Design for Azure SQL Edge
  • Design for Azure Cosmos DB and Table Storage
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary and resources

MODULE 5: Design data integration

Azure Architects design and recommend data integration solutions.

In this module, you learn how to:

  • Design a data integration solution with Azure Data Factory.
  • Design a data integration solution with Azure Data Lake.
  • Design a data integration and analytics solution with Azure Databricks.
  • Design a data integration and analytics solution with Azure Synapse Analytics.
  • Design strategies for hot, warm, and cold data paths.
  • Design an Azure Stream Analytics solution for data analysis.

  • Introduction
  • Design a data integration solution with Azure Data Factory
  • Design a data integration solution with Azure Data Lake
  • Design a data integration and analytic solution with Azure Databricks
  • Design a data integration and analytic solution with Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Design strategies for hot, warm, and cold data paths
  • Design an Azure Stream Analytics solution for data analysis
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary and resources

MODULE 6: Design an application architecture

Azure Architects design and recommend application architectures.

In this module, you learn how to:

  • Describe message and event scenarios.
  • Design a messaging solution.
  • Design an Azure Event Hubs messaging solution.
  • Design an event-driven solution.
  • Design an automated app deployment solution.
  • Design API integration.
  • Design an application configuration management solution.
  • Design a caching solution.

  • Introduction
  • Describe message and event scenarios
  • Design a messaging solution
  • Design an Azure Event Hubs messaging solution
  • Design an event-driven solution
  • Design a caching solution
  • Design API integration
  • Design an automated app deployment solution
  • Design an app configuration management solution
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary and resources

MODULE 7: Design authentication and authorization solutions

Azure Architects design and recommend authentication and authorization solutions.

In this module, you learn how to:

  • Design for identity and access management.
  • Design for Microsoft Entra ID.
  • Design for Microsoft Entra business-to-business (B2B).
  • Design for Azure Active Directory B2C (business-to-customer).
  • Design for conditional access.
  • Design for identity protection.
  • Design for access reviews.
  • Design for managed identities.
  • Design for service principals for applications.
  • Design for Azure Key Vault.

  • Introduction
  • Design for identity and access management (IAM)
  • Design for Microsoft Entra ID
  • Design for Microsoft Entra business-to-business (B2B)
  • Design for Azure Active Directory B2C (business-to-customer)
  • Design for conditional access
  • Design for identity protection
  • Design for access reviews
  • Design service principals for applications
  • Design managed identities
  • Design for Azure Key Vault
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary and resources

MODULE 8: Design a solution to log and monitor Azure resources

Azure Architects design and recommend logging and monitoring solutions.

In this module, you learn how to:

  • Design for Azure Monitor data sources
  • Design for Azure Monitor Logs (Log Analytics) workspaces
  • Design for Azure Workbooks and Azure insights
  • Design for Azure Data Explorer

  • Introduction
  • Design for Azure Monitor data sources
  • Design for Azure Monitor Logs (Log Analytics) workspaces
  • Design for Azure Workbooks and Azure insights
  • Design for Azure Data Explorer
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary and resources

MODULE 9: Design network solutions

Azure Architects design and recommend network solutions.

In this module, you learn how to:

  • Recommend a network architecture solution based on workload requirements
  • Design for on-premises connectivity to Azure Virtual Network
  • Design for Azure network connectivity services
  • Design for application delivery services
  • Design for application protection services

  • Introduction
  • Recommend a network architecture solution based on workload requirements
  • Design patterns for Azure network connectivity services
  • Design outbound connectivity and routing
  • Design for on-premises connectivity to Azure Virtual Network
  • Choose an application delivery service
  • Design for application delivery services
  • Design for application protection services
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary and resources

MODULE 10: Design a solution for backup and disaster recovery

Learn how to select appropriate backup solutions and disaster recovery solutions for Azure workloads.

In this module, you’ll learn how to:

  • Design for backup and recovery.
  • Design for Azure Backup.
  • Design for Azure blob backup and recovery.
  • Design for Azure Files backup and recovery.
  • Design for Azure virtual machine backup and recovery.
  • Design for Azure SQL backup and recovery.
  • Design for Azure Site Recovery.

  • Introduction
  • Design for backup and recovery
  • Design for Azure Backup
  • Design for Azure blob backup and recovery
  • Design for Azure files backup and recovery
  • Design for Azure virtual machine backup and recovery
  • Design for Azure SQL backup and recovery
  • Design for Azure Site Recovery
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary and resources

MODULE 11: Design migrations

Azure Architects design and recommend migration solutions.

In this module, you learn how to:

  • Evaluate migration with the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure
  • Describe the Azure Migration and Modernization Program (Azure Migration Framework)
  • Assess your on-premises workloads
  • Select a migration tool
  • Migrate your databases
  • Select an online storage migration tool
  • Migrate offline data

  • Introduction
  • Evaluate migration with the Cloud Adoption Framework
  • Describe the Azure migration framework
  • Assess your on-premises workloads
  • Select a migration tool
  • Migrate your structured data in databases
  • Select an online storage migration tool for unstructured data
  • Migrate offline data
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary and resources

LEARNING PATH: Build great solutions with the Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework

Introduction to the Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework

  • Introduction
  • Azure Well-Architected Framework pillars
  • Cost optimization
  • Operational excellence
  • Performance efficiency
  • Reliability
  • Security
  • Summary

Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework - Cost optimization

  • Introduction
  • Plan and estimate your Azure costs
  • Provision with optimization
  • Use monitoring and analytics to gain cost insights
  • Maximize efficiency of cloud spend
  • Summary

Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework - Operational excellence

  • Introduction
  • Design, build, and orchestrate with modern practices
  • Use monitoring and analytics to gain operational insights
  • Use automation to reduce effort and error
  • Testing strategies for your application
  • Summary

Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework - Performance efficiency

  • Introduction
  • Use scaling up and scaling out in your architecture
  • Optimize network performance
  • Optimize storage performance
  • Identify performance bottlenecks in your application
  • Summary

Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework - Reliability

  • Introduction
  • High availability
  • Disaster recovery
  • Processes for backup and restore
  • Summary

Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework - Security

  • Introduction
  • Defense in depth
  • Identity management
  • Infrastructure protection
  • Encryption
  • Network security
  • Application security
  • Summary

LEARNING PATH: Accelerate cloud adoption with the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure

Getting started with the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure

  • Introduction
  • Customer narrative
  • Common blockers
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary

Prepare for successful cloud adoption with a well-defined strategy

  • Introduction
  • Customer narrative
  • Capture strategic motivation
  • Define objectives and key results
  • Evaluate financial considerations
  • Understand technical considerations
  • Create a business case
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary

Prepare for cloud adoption with a data-driven plan

  • Introduction
  • Customer narrative
  • Exercise - Deploy your first cloud adoption plan
  • Exercise - Assess your digital estate
  • Exercise - Customize your cloud adoption plan
  • Summary

Choose the best Azure landing zone to support your requirements for cloud operations

  • Introduction
  • Customer narrative
  • Common operating models
  • Design areas for Azure landing zones
  • Design principles for Azure landing zones
  • Journey to the target architecture
  • Choose an Azure landing zone option
  • Deploy the Azure landing zone accelerator
  • Enhance your landing zone
  • Summary

Migrate to Azure through repeatable processes and common tools

  • Introduction
  • Customer narrative
  • Migration process
  • Migration tools
  • Common tech platforms
  • Exercise - Migration and modernization
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary

Address tangible risks with the Govern methodology of the Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure

  • Introduction
  • Customer narrative
  • Govern methodology
  • Corporate policies
  • Governance disciplines
  • Knowledge check
  • Deploy a cloud governance foundation
  • The Cost Management discipline
  • Summary

Ensure stable operations and optimization across all supported workloads deployed to the cloud

  • Introduction
  • Establish business commitments
  • Deploy an operations baseline
  • Protect and recover
  • Enhance an operations baseline
  • Manage platform and workload specialization
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary

Innovate applications by using Azure cloud technologies

  • Introduction
  • Follow the innovation lifecycle
  • Azure technologies for the build process
  • Infuse your applications with AI
  • Azure technologies for measuring business impact
  • Azure technologies for the learn process
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary

Prepare for cloud security by using the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure

  • Introduction
  • Customer narrative
  • Methodology
  • Security roles and responsibilities
  • Simplify compliance and security
  • Simplify security implementation
  • Security tools and policies
  • Summary


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