About This Course
Azure is Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, a growing collection of integrated services—analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web—for moving faster, achieving more, and saving money.
In this course, you’ll apply what you already know about implementing solutions on Microsoft Azure to learn solution design skills. At the completion of this course, you will be able to identify tradeoffs and make decisions for designing public and hybrid cloud solutions.
This course will help you prepare for the Microsoft Certification Exam 70-534: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions.
Note: To complete the final assignment in this course, you will need an Azure subscription. You can use your existing Azure account, or sign up for a free Azure trial subscription (a valid credit card is required for verification, but you will not be charged for Azure services). Note that the free trial is not available in all regions. It is possible to complete the course and earn a certificate without completing the final assignment.
Students considering taking this course are expected to be able to define and implement the appropriate infrastructure and platform solutions to meet the required functional, operational, and deployment requirements through the solution lifecycle. Including:
- Create and manage infrastructure components in Azure
- Implement Web apps
- Describe common practices for building resilient and scalable applications
- Implement Storage & Data Services
- Implement and manage app and mobile services
- Implement CDNs and Media Services
- Implement Azure Active Directory and use it to implement security in an application
- Automate and integrate Azure resources using PowerShell
Note: this is not an introductory course on Microsoft Azure, it’s intended for students with implementation level knowledge of Azure’s services who are looking to increase their skills around design and architecture.
Sidney Andrews is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Director of Developer Training with Opsgility. He has a background in ASP.NET web development and also extensive experience client and device development leveraging XAML. Sidney is the author of both the 10978A: Introduction to Azure for Developers and 20532B: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions official courses for Microsoft. He also regularly travels to user groups, conferences and code camps to talk about the Azure platform including Ignite, //build and SharePoint Conference.
Cale Teeter is a Consultant in the Azure COE, based out of New York, and his capabilities include architecture and development of enterprise systems encompassing an array of Microsoft technologies. His specializations span application development of C#/C++ applications, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft SQL Server, and web-based applications. He brings more than 10 years of experience developing applications and web services for large enterprises.
Cale is currently an Azure SME in the US Communities and, most recently, took on an Azure Captain role. He was also a member of the Azure Champs and has contributed by reviewing IP, presenting at TechReady, and building utility libraries with other Azure community members. In addition, he has contributed by developing new IP in the form of libraries to extend features in Azure (custom blob syncing and encrypted settings for configuration). Most recently, he has been leading deployment planning sessions with several customers on migrations of applications to platform as a service (PaaS) and with application lifecycle management (ALM) and Visual Studio Online opportunities. He has proctored sessions on campus around PaaS development and, in his spare time, he co-hosts a podcast on Azure with two other Microsoft colleagues.
Mark Grimes has been a Microsoft Consulting Services Senior Consultant for the past 5 years, focused on Identity Federation Solutions. He recently joined the Azure IaaS Center of Excellence (COE) within Microsoft as an Identity Subject Matter Expert. Before that he worked for a Microsoft Gold partner for 5 years. As an 18 year Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT) veteran, Mark still enjoys delivering Microsoft training both internally and externally to Microsoft. Mark recently delivered Azure Certifications at the first Microsoft 2015 Ignite for the Infrastructure (70-533) and Architecture (70-534) exams. Mark maintains an active TechNet blog to reuse public IP for customers and partners at aka.ms/markgrimes and is also contributing blogger on the Application Proxy Blog team blog at aka.ms/AppProxyBlog.
Rob has been in the software space for 22 years. He learned customer empathy starting at Microsoft in 1993 supporting the Visual C++ 1.0 compiler. After welcoming the demise of the evil that was 16-bit memory models, he drifted to various roles looking for the unfilled cracks between disciplines. He's had jobs doing dev, test, content architecture, taxonomy, SEO, teaching and instruction, video and audio encoding and engineering, music composition and performance, and lately visual design. At Microsoft, he's worked on Visual Studio, Windows NT , Windows Media Player, Windows Phone, Windows Live and now Microsoft Azure. Lately, his passion for instruction and guidance led him to write Cloud and Enterprise docs where he specializes in creating visuals both large and small to speed people’s understanding of Microsoft Azure.
Pete Harris is a Senior Content Developer in Microsoft’s Learning Experiences team based in Redmond, WA. He has a diverse background building content that spans Microsoft’s application platform including Microsoft Azure and various data platform services. Pete has been building content for Microsoft since 1995. He continues to meet customers who think he looks familiar from training videos they saw of him in the Mastering Series titles he worked on in the nineties as well as current training on MicrosoftVirtualAcademy.com.