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Course Description

V2.2 August 2018 Updates. Adding Hands-On Labs. Added 1 hour of new content on Azure Databases.

Microsoft Azure is a skill in high demand in today's large business marketplace.

  • According to Microsoft, Azure is being used by 85% of the Fortune 500 companies, particularly with their hot Office 365 suite
  • Use of Azure has grown 90% year-over-year
  • Salary survey sites report that Azure Architects earn US$130,000 to US$170,000 per year across the United States
  • Microsoft has more than 100 data centers, across 33 regions and 10 geos, making it one of the largest data centers in the world.

Microsoft has 3 certification tests around Azure, and 4 certifications. This course is the complete study preparation course for 70-535: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions. Passing this test gives you the "Microsoft Specialist: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions" certification.

I'm quite confident that this is the most complete training course targeted specifically at the exam. Microsoft doesn't even have any official training available at this time.

While the technology world is full of "buzzwords" and "flavors of the month", the cloud is a real paradigm shift in the way solutions are designed and architected. There are now so many reasons why you should include Azure cloud technology in your solutions design that there are almost no reasons why not to do it. 

Cost savings is the one that catches the attention of businesses. Some companies are spending millions of dollars per month of their IT infrastructure, and every few years that hardware needs to be repaired and upgraded. Being able to reduce the capital investment and essentially rent powerful equipment on demand is quite a lot of up front savings.

If you add in the scalability, flexibility, and worldwide reach of the cloud, and the technology group sees the potential as well. You can truly do more with less. 

This course goes through all of the requirements of the Microsoft exam 70-535: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions. Multiple videos are devoted to each sub-objective, and we cover the topic thoroughly.

Most of the courses and content you find online assumes you already have expert knowledge of Azure and just tells you what to study, spending only seconds covering entire objectives. I can confidently say this course goes deep on everything you need to know.

If you ARE already an expert at many Azure topics, you can easily skip the sections that you already know and focus on the ones you have not yet had much exposure too. This is the benefit of having the complete course.

Each section has additional web-based resources for you to do further research and expand your knowledge beyond the requirements of the exam.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Quick Start

    • Deprecated Exam and Course

    • Course Introduction

    • Overview of this Course

    • Meet the Instructor

    • Connect With Me

    • Activity: Build a Study Plan

    • Azure 70-535 Study Plan

    • Details of the 70-535 Exam

    • Exam 70-535 Requirements

    • My Experience with the Exam

    • Azure Hands-On Labs

  • 2

    High-Level Overview of Azure

    • From Self Hosting to Cloud Computing

    • Overview of 100+ Azure Services

    • Azure Geos and Regions

  • 3

    70-535 2018 Edition - Virtual Machines

    • New 70-535 Updates Coming

    • Introduction to Virtual Machines

    • New Azure VM UI

    • Live Demo: Create a Virtual Machine

    • Live Demo: Verify Virtual Machine

    • Assignment: Create a Virtual Machine

    • Hands-On Labs: Virtual Machines

    • Availability Sets

    • Web Apps for Containers

    • Live Demo: Web Apps for Containers

    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets VMSS

    • Live Demo: Virtual Machine Scale Sets

    • Azure Batch + Azure Batch AI

    • Migrating On Premises to Azure Virtual Machines

    • Virtual Machine Reserved Instances

    • DevTest Labs

    • Accelerated Networking

    • Azure Backup

    • Live Demo: Azure Backup

    • Azure Site Recovery

    • Live Demo: Azure Site Recovery

    • Availability Zones

  • 4

    70-535 2018 Edition - Serverless

    • Introduction to Serverless Architecture

    • Live Demo: Azure Functions

    • Functions

    • Live Demo: Cosmos DB

    • Cosmos DB

    • Azure Container Instance (ACI)

    • Live Demo: Azure Container Instance (ACI)

    • Logic Apps

    • Live Demo: Logic Apps

    • API Management Services

    • Event Grid

    • Serverless Stream Processing

    • Bot Messaging Options

  • 5

    70-535 2018 Edition - Microservices

    • What are Microservices?

    • Microservices Best Practices for Architecture

    • When to Use Container-Based Solution

    • When to Use Container-Orchestration

    • When to Use Azure Service Fabric (ASF)

    • When to Use Functions

    • When to Use API Management

    • When to Use Web API

  • 6

    70-535 2018 Edition - Web Apps

    • Introduction to App Services

    • Live Demo: Create a Web App

    • Design Azure App Service Web Apps

    • Design Custom Web API

    • Web App Scaling and Performance

    • Live Demo: Scale Up a Web App

    • Live Demo: Web App Instances

    • Web App High Availability

    • Live Demo: Multi-Region Web Apps

    • App Service Plans

    • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

    • App Service Isolated

    • Content Delivery Network (CDN)

    • Caching including Redis Cache

  • 7

    70-535 2018 Edition - High Performance Computing

    • Introduction to HPC

    • Azure Batch

    • Low-Priority Option

    • Live Demo: Azure Batch

  • 8

    70-535 2018 Edition - Azure Storage Options

    • Introduction to Azure Blob Storage

    • Live Demo: Create a Storage Account

    • Hands-On Labs: Azure Storage

    • Blob Storage Tiers

    • Azure Files and Disks

    • Azure Data Box

    • Azure Storage Service Encryption (SSE)

    • StorSimple Device and Virtual Array

  • 9

    70-535 2018 Edition - Azure Data Services

    • Introduction to Azure Data Services

    • Azure Data Catalog

    • Azure Data Factory

    • Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    • Azure Data Lake Analytics

    • Azure Analysis Services

    • Azure HDInsight

  • 10

    70-535 2018 Edition - Relational Databases

    • Introduction to Relational Databases

    • Azure SQL Database

    • Live Demo: Create a Azure SQL Database

    • SQL Server Stretch Database

    • Scalability

    • Azure Database for MySQL and PostgreSQL

    • HA/DR, Geo-Replication

    • Live Demo: Geo-Replication

    • Backup and Recovery Strategy

  • 11

    70-535 2018 Edition - Virtual Networking

    • Introduction to Azure Networking

    • More to Come!

    • Azure Load Balancer

    • Live Demo: Create a Virtual Network

    • Azure Traffic Manager

    • Live Demo: Create a Load Balancer

    • DNS, DHCP, and IP Strategies

    • Azure Application Gateway

    • Live Demo: Create an Application Gateway

    • Virtual Network (VNet) Service Endpoints

  • 12

    70-535 2018 Edition - VPNs

    • Introduction to Azure Virtual Private Networks

    • User Defined Routes (UDR)

    • ExpressRoute Failover Options

    • Container Networking Interface (CNI) Plugin

    • Global VNet Peering

    • Live Demo: Setting Up VNet Peering

  • 13

    70-535 2018 Edition - Networking Security

    • Introduction to Network Security

    • Network Virtual Appliances

    • Perimeter Network (DMZ)

    • Web Application Firewall (WAF)

    • Network Security Groups (NSG)

    • Live Demo: Network Security Groups

    • Virtual Network Service Tunneling

    • Service Tags

  • 14

    70-535 2018 Edition - Hybrid Applications

    • Introduction to Hybrid Applications

    • Azure Relay Service

    • Azure Data Management Gateway for Data Factory

    • Azure On-Premises Data Gateway

    • Hybrid Connections

    • App Service VPN Capability

    • Constraints for Connectivity with VPN

    • Joining an Azure VM to a Domain

  • 15

    70-535 2018 Edition - Azure Active Directory

    • Introduction to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD or AAD)

    • Live Demo: Azure Active Directory

    • AD Connect

    • AD Federation Services (ADFS)

    • Multi-Factor Authentication

    • AD Domain Services

    • Using Azure AD with Mobile Apps

  • 16

    70-535 2018 Edition - Azure AD B2B and B2C

    • Introduction to Azure AD B2B and B2C

    • Azure AD B2B

    • Azure AD B2C

    • Live Demo: Azure AD B2B & B2C

  • 17

    70-535 2018 Edition - Data Security

    • Introduction to Data Security

    • Azure Data and Storage Encryption

    • Azure Key Vault

    • Securing ARM Templates

    • Securing Application Secrets

    • Securing Certificates and Keys

    • Azure AD Managed Service Identity

    • More to Come!

  • 18

    Azure Virtual Networks

    • Introduction to Azure Virtual Networks

    • Azure Active Directory

    • Understanding IP Addresses

    • Network Security Groups (NSGs)

    • Resource Groups

    • User Defined Routes and IP Forwarding

    • Resources for Objective 1.2

  • 19

    Azure Compute

    • Resources for Objective 1.3

  • 20

    Azure VPN

    • Resources for Objective 1.4

  • 21

    Azure Services

    • Azure Services and Solutions

    • Azure Media Services

    • Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN)

    • Azure Active Directory

    • What is Azure Multi Factor Authentication?

    • Resources for Objective 1.5

  • 22

    Assignment 1 - Hands On Lab for Objective 1

    • Assignment 1

    • Assignment 1, Create a Virtual Network and Gateway

    • Assignment 1, Create Certificates

    • Assignment 1, Connect to the VPN

    • Walk-through of Assignment 1, VPNs

  • 23

    Managed Identities

    • Introduction to Azure Security

    • Managed Identities

    • GraphAPI

    • OAuth and OpenID

    • Resources for Objective 2.1

  • 24

    Hybrid Identities

    • Hybrid Identities

    • SAML Claims

    • Azure AD FS

    • Application Proxy

    • Resources for Objective 2.2

  • 25

    Identity Providers

    • Resources for Objective 2.3

  • 26

    Data Security

    • Network Security Group

    • NSGs In Practice

    • Data security in transit and at rest

    • Azure Operations Management Suite

    • Resources for Objective 2.4

  • 27

    Role-Based Security

    • What is Role Based Access Control?

    • RBAC In Practice

    • Resources for Objective 2.5

  • 28

    Assignment 2 - Hands On Lab for Objective 2

    • Assignment 2

    • Walk-through of Assignment 2

  • 29

    Azure Data Storage

    • Resources for Objective 3.1

  • 30

    Azure Mobile Apps

    • Resources for Objective 3.2

  • 31

    Azure Notification

    • Resources for Objective 3.3

  • 32

    Web API

    • Resources for Objective 3.4

  • 33

    Hybrid Applications

    • Resources for Objective 3.5

  • 34

    Media Services

    • Overview of Azure Media Services

    • Resources for Objective 3.6

  • 35

    Assignment 3 - Hands On Lab for Objective 3

    • Assignment 3

    • AzuWalk-through of Assignment 3, .NET

    • Walk-through of Assignment 3, Storage Account

    • Walk-through of Assignment 3, Insert Data

    • Walk-through of Assignment 3, Query Data

    • Halfway Through the Course!

  • 36

    Compute Intensive Applications

    • Resources for Objective 4.1

  • 37

    Long Running Applications

    • Resources for Objective 4.2

  • 38

    Selecting Storage Options

    • Resources for Objective 4.3

  • 39

    Integrating Azure Services with a Solution

    • Azure Machine Learning

    • Big Data

    • Azure Search

    • Resources for Objective 4.4

  • 40

    Scalability and Performance of Azure Web Apps

    • Resources for Objective 5.1

  • 41

    Deploy Web Apps

    • Resources for Objective 5.2

  • 42

    Design for Business Continuity

    • Scaling for Business Continuity

    • Data replication

    • Disaster Recovery

    • Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Templates

    • Resources for Objective 5.3

  • 43

    Assignment 5 - Hands On Lab for Objective 5

    • Assignment 5

  • 44

    Microsoft System Center for Hybrid Model

    • Introduction to Managing, Monitoring and Deployment

    • What Is Microsoft System Center?

    • Considerations for Choosing the Hybrid Model

    • When to Use a Hybrid Model

    • Resources for Objective 6.1

  • 45

    Monitoring

    • Overview of Azure Monitoring

    • System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)

    • Monitoring Use Cases

    • Patching Strategy

    • Resources for Objective 6.2

  • 46

    Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

    • Introduction to Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery

    • Hyper-V and Hyper-V Replica

    • Azure Backup for VMs

    • Resources for Objective 6.3

  • 47

    Azure Backup

    • Overview of Azure Backup

    • Azure Backup LiveLab - Walk-through of Azure Backup

    • Resources for Objective 6.4

  • 48

    Azure Automation

    • Azure Automation Options

    • Resources for Objective 6.6

  • 49

    Chef and Puppet

    • Desired State Configuration (DSC)

    • Resources for Objective 6.6

  • 50

    New Lectures for New Requirements

    • Stream Analytics

    • IoT Hub

    • Azure Cloud Shell

    • Walkthrough: Create Your First AKS Cluster

    • Walkthrough: Deploy a Service to AKS

    • Azure Key Vault

    • Azure Key Vault - Create a New Key or Secret

    • Azure Key Vault - Service Limits

    • Azure Containers Overview

    • Network Watcher

    • Azure Monitor

    • Log Analytics

    • Azure Advisor

  • 51

    Azure Big Data

    • Introduction to Big Data

    • HDInsight for ETL

    • SQL Data Warehouse

    • Azure HDInsight Cluster Types

    • Azure Data Factory

  • 52

    Wrapping Up and Errata

    • Thank You!

    • How to Sign Up for a Free Azure Account

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