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NICF - Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies (SF)

Course Overview

NTUC LearningHub Course Code: NICF046

Microsoft Course Code: AZ-300T01, AZ-300T02, AZ-300T03, AZ-300T04, AZ-300T06

SSG Skillsconnect Code: CRS-Q-0038964-ICT

This course will prepare participants to sit for Exam AZ-300, which is one of the required exams to pass in order to achieve Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert. Candidates for this exam are Azure Solution Architects who advise stakeholders and translates business requirements into secure, scalable, and reliable solutions.

This course is a combination of five Microsoft courses:

  •   AZ-300T01: Deploying and Configuring Infrastructure
  •   AZ-300T02: Implementing Workloads and Security
  •   AZ-300T03: Understanding Cloud Architect Technology Solutions
  •   AZ-300T04: Creating and Deploying Apps
  •   AZ-300T06: Developing for the Cloud

Who Should Attend

Successful Cloud Solutions Architects begin this role with practical experience with operating systems, virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures, billing, and networking.

Course Duration

5 Days / 40 Hours

Course Outline

Module 1: Managing Azure Subscriptions and Resources

In this module you will explore Azure monitoring capabilities using Azure alerts, Azure activity logs, and Log Analytics. You will learn to query, analyse, and interpret the data viewed in Log Analytics. 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Managing Azure Subscriptions and Resources 

Module 2: Implementing and Managing Storage

In this module you will learn about Azure storage accounts, data replication, how to use Azure Storage Explorer, and monitor storage. 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Implementing and Managing Storage 

Module 3: Deploying and Managing Virtual Machines (VMs)

In this module you will learn how to do the following:

  •   Create Virtual Machines (VM)s within the Azure Portal
  •   Create Virtual Machines (VM)s using Azure PowerShell
  •   Create Virtual Machines (VM)s using ARM templates
  •   Deploy Linux Virtual Machines (VM)s
  •   Monitor Virtual Machines (VM)s

Additionally, you will learn how to protect data using backups at regular intervals, whether by snapshot, Azure Backup, or Azure Site Recovery.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Deploying and Managing VMs 

Module 4: Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

In this module you will create and implement virtual networks using the Azure Portal as well as Azure PowerShell and CLI. You will receive and overview on how to assign IP addresses to Azure resources to communicate with other Azure resources, your on-premises network, and the Internet. 

  •   Network routing using routing tables and algorithms
  •   Inter-site connectivity using VNet-to-VNet connections and VPNs
  •   Virtual network peering for regional and global considerations
  •   Gateway transit 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

 Module 5: Managing Identities

This module covers Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) for IT Admins and Developers with a focus on the Azure AD multi-tenant cloud-based directory and identity management service.

  •   Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
  •   built-in roles
  •   Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR)
  •   authentication methods for password reset 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Managing Identities using Azure Active Directory 

Module 6: Evaluating and Performing Server Migration to Azure

This module covers migrating workloads to a new environment, whether it be another datacenter, or to a public cloud, and setting clear goals for the migration. Goals include both technology-focused and business-focused goals for migrations, and the benefits to an organizations business. Activities include components of the Azure migration process: creating a project, creating a collector, assessing readiness, and estimating costs. Additionally, you will receive and overview of Azure Site Recovery (ASR) that includes and end-to-end scenarios.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Evaluating and Performing Server Migration to Azure 

Module 7: Implementing and Managing Application Services

This module includes the following topics:

  •   Deploying Web Apps
  •   Managing Web Apps
  •   App Service Security
  •   Serverless Computing Concepts
  •   Managing Event Grid
  •   Managing Service Bus
  •   Managing Logic App

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Implementing and Managing Application Services 

Module 8: Implementing Advanced Virtual Networking

This module includes the following topics:

  •   Azure Load Balancer
  •   Azure Application Gateway
  •   Site-to-Site VPN Connections

As well as an overview of ExpressRoute which allows companies to extend on-premises networks into the Microsoft cloud over a dedicated private connection facilitated by a connectivity provider.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Implementing Advanced Virtual Networking. 

Module 9: Securing Identities

This module includes the following topics with an emphasis on identity and roles:

  •   Azure AD Identity Protection
  •   Azure Domains and Tenants
  •   Azure Users and Groups
  •   Azure Roles

As well as an overview of Azure AD integration options that focuses on Azure AD Connect to integrate on-premises directories with Azure Active Directory.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Securing Identities using Azure AD. 

Module 10: Selecting Compute and Storage Solutions

This module includes the following topics:

  •   Azure Architecture Center
  •   Cloud design patterns
  •   Competing consumers pattern
  •   Cache-aside pattern

As well as sharing patterns to divide a data store into horizontal partitions, or shards. Each shard has the same schema but holds its own distinct subset of the data.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Design and Connectivity Patterns 

Module 11: Hybrid Networking

This module includes the following topics:

  •   Site-to-site connectivity
  •   Point-to-site connectivity
  •   Combining site-to-site and point-to-site connectivity
  •   Virtual networktovirtual network connectivity

As well as connecting across cloud providers for failover, backup, or even migration between providers such as AWS.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  Hybrid Networking

Module 12: Measuring Throughput and Structure of Data Access

This module includes the following topics:

  •   DTUs Azure SQL Database
  •   RUs Azure Cosmos DB
  •   Structured and unstructured data
  •   Using structured data stores

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Address Durability of Data and Caching
  •   Measure Throughput and Structure of Data Access 

Module 13: Creating Web Applications using PaaS

This module provides and overview of Azure App Service Web Apps for hosting web applications, REST APIs, and a mobile back end. Topics include the following:

  •   Using shell commands to create an App Service Web App
  •   Creating Background Tasks
  •   Using Swagger to document an API

As well as an explanation of how Logic Apps help to build solutions that integrate apps, data, systems, and services across enterprises or organizations by automating tasks and business processes as workflows. 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Use shell commands to create an App Service Web App
  •   Create Background Tasks
  •   Use Swagger to document an API 

Module 14: Creating Apps and Services Running on Service Fabric

This module provides an overview of Azure Service Fabric as a distributed systems platform that makes it easy to package, deploy, and manage scalable and reliable microservices and containers. This module also addresses the challenges in developing and managing cloud native applications. Additional topics include:

  •   Creating a reliable service
  •   Creating a Reliable Actors app
  •   Working with Reliable collections

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Create a reliable service
  •   Create a Reliable Actors app
  •   Hands-on with Reliable collections 

Module 15: Using Azure Kubernetes Service

This module focuses on the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) for deploying and managing a Kubernetes cluster in Azure. Topics include how to reduce operational overhead of managing Kubernetes by offloading much of that responsibility to Azure, such as health monitoring and maintenance. Additional topics include:

  •   Azure Container Registry
  •   Azure Container Instances

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Understand the Azure Container Registry
  •   Use Azure Container instances 

Module 16: Developing Long-Running Tasks and Distributed Transactions

Topics for this module include:

  •   Implementing large-scale, parallel, and high-performance apps using batches
  •   HPC using Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines
  •   Implementing resilient apps by using queues 

As well as, implementing code to address application events by using webhooks. Implementing a webhook gives an external resource a URL for an application. The external resource then issues an HTTP request to that URL whenever a change is made that requires the application to take an action. 

Module 17: Configuring a Message-Based Integration Architecture 

  •   Configure an app or service to send emails
  •   Configure an event publish and subscribe model
  •   Configure the Azure Relay service
  •   Configure apps and services with Microsoft Graph 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   How to configure a message-based integration architecture 

Module 18: Developing for Asynchronous Processing

  •   Implement parallelism, multithreading, and processing
  •   Implement Azure Functions and Azure Logic Apps
  •   Implement interfaces for storage or data access
  •   Implement appropriate asynchronous computing models
  •   Implement autoscaling rules and patterns 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Understand how to Develop for Asynchronous Processing 

Module 19: Developing for Autoscaling

  •   Implementing autoscaling rules and patterns
  •   Implementing code that addresses singleton application instances
  •   Implementing code that addresses a transient state 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Begin creating apps for Autoscaling 

Module 20: Developing Azure Cognitive Services Solutions

  •   Developing Solutions using Computer Vision
  •   Developing solutions using Bing Web Search
  •   Developing solutions using Custom Speech Service
  •   Developing solutions using QnA Maker 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Understand Azure Cognitive Services Solutions 

Module 21: Develop for Azure Storage

  •   Develop Solutions that use Azure Cosmos DB Storage
  •   Develop Solutions that use a Relational Database
  •   Modeling a Database by using Entity Framework Core
  •   Develop Solutions that use Microsoft Azure Blob Storage
  •   Manipulating Blob Container Properties in .NET 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Understand Azure Storage services such as blobs and Cosmos DB

Mode of Assessment

Participants must complete a paper-based assessment during the class.

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

1.  Certificate of Achievement from Microsoft

Certificate of Achievement from Microsoft will be issued to participants who have met at least 75% attendance and passed the prescribed assessment(s). 

2.  Statement of Attainment from SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)

Upon meeting at least 75% attendance and passing the assessment(s), Statement of Attainment (SOAs) will be issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) to certify that the participant has achieved the following Competency Standard(s):

  •   Software Configuration (ICT-DIT-3014-1.1)

NTUC LearningHub reserves the right not to disclose any information on the assessment process.

3.  External Certification Exam

Upon passing Exam AZ-300 and AZ-301, participant will receive Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification from Microsoft.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  •   Managing Azure Subscriptions and Resources
  •   Implementing and Managing Storage
  •   Deploying and Managing VMs
  •   Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
  •   Managing Identities using Azure Active Directory
  •   Evaluating and Performing Server Migration to Azure
  •   Implementing and Managing Application Services
  •   Implementing Advanced Virtual Networking.
  •   Securing Identities using Azure AD.
  •   Design and Connectivity Patterns
  •   Hybrid Networking
  •   Address Durability of Data and Caching
  •   Measure Throughput and Structure of Data Access
  •   Use shell commands to create an App Service Web App
  •   Create Background Tasks
  •   Use Swagger to document an API
  •   Create a reliable service
  •   Create a Reliable Actors app
  •   Hands-on with Reliable collections
  •   Understand the Azure Container Registry
  •   Use Azure Container instances
  •   How to configure a message-based integration architecture
  •   Understand how to Develop for Asynchronous Processing
  •   Begin creating apps for Autoscaling
  •   Understand Azure Cognitive Services Solutions

Pre-requisites

Candidates should have advanced experience and knowledge across various aspects of IT operations, including networking, virtualization, identity, security, business continuity, disaster recovery, data management, budgeting, and governance. The Azure Solutions Architect role requires managing how decisions in each area affects an overall solution. Candidates must be proficient in Azure administration, Azure development, and DevOps, and have expert-level skills in at least one of those domains.

Medium of Instruction & Trainer

Medium of instruction: English

Trainer: Trainee Ratio is 1:16

Price

Individual Sponsored 

Company Sponsored 

w/o GST

w GST

Non-SME 

SME 

w/o GST

w GST

w/o GST

w GST

Original Course Fee

$2,950.00

$3,156.50

$2,950.00

$3,156.50

$2,950.00

$3,156.50

Singapore Citizens & PRs aged 21 years and above

$2,350.00

$2,556.50

$2,350.00

$2,556.50

$950.00

$1,156.50

Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

$950.00

$1,156.50

$950.00

$1,156.50

$950.00

$1,156.50

Singapore Citizens aged 35 years and above who are not earning more than $2,000 per month (WTS Scheme)

$830.00

$1036.50

$830.00

$1036.50

$830.00

$1036.50

Remarks:

Individual Sponsored

  • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset course fee payable after funding. 
  • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their PSEA funds to offset course fee payable after funding.

Company Sponsored

  • Absentee Payroll claimable by SMEs: Up to 80% of hourly basic salary capped at $7.50/hr 
  • Absentee Payroll claimable by Non-SMEs: Up to 80% of hourly basic salary capped at $4.50/hr 
  • Absentee payroll claimable by companies (SMEs and Non-SMEs) sponsoring candidates under WTS Scheme: Up to 95% of hourly basic salary (no dollar cap)

Terms and conditions apply. NTUC LearningHub reserve the right to make changes or improvements to any of the products described in this document without prior notice.

Prices are subject to other LHUB miscellaneous fees

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