M20535: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M20535

This course has been superseded by the Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Design course.


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Application Architecture Patterns in Azure (5 topics)

  • Pattern Resources
  • Performance Patterns
  • Resiliency Patterns
  • Scalability Patterns
  • Data Patterns

Deploying Resources with Azure Resource Manager (10 topics)

  • ARM Templates
  • Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Resource Policies
  • Security
  • Building Blocks
  • Lab : Getting Started with Azure Resource Manager
  • Create Resource Groups
  • Deploy an Empty Template
  • Deploy a Simple Template
  • Cleanup Subscription

Building Azure IaaS-Based Server Applications (7 topics)

  • High Availability
  • Templated Infrastructure
  • Domain-Connected Machines
  • Lab : Deploying Infrastructure Workloads to Azure
  • Deploy a Virtual Machine using PowerShell DSC
  • Deploy a Virtual Machine Scale Set using PowerShell DSC
  • Cleanup Subscription

Creating Managed Server Applications in Azure (7 topics)

  • Infrastructure-Backed Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
  • High-Performance Compute (HPC)
  • Migration
  • Lab : Deploying Managed Server Workloads to Azure
  • Create Azure Container Service Cluster
  • Deploy Docker Image
  • Cleanup Subscription

Authoring Serverless Applications in Azure (9 topics)

  • Azure Web App
  • Azure Functions
  • Integration
  • High Performance
  • Lab : Deploying Serverless Workloads to Azure
  • Create Web App
  • Deploy Web App Code
  • Deploy Function App and Code
  • Cleanup Subscription

Backing Azure Solutions with Azure Storage (9 topics)

  • Pricing
  • Blob Storage
  • Files
  • StorSimple
  • Lab : Deploying Azure Storage to Support Other Workloads in Azure
  • Create Required Resources for a Virtual Machine
  • Create a VM With a Storage Account
  • Create a VM With a Managed Disk
  • Cleanup Subscription

Comparing Database Options in Azure (9 topics)

  • Relational
  • NoSQL Services
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Data Storage
  • Data Analysis
  • Lab : Deploying Database Instances in Azure
  • Deploy a CosmosDB Database Instance
  • Validate the REST API
  • Cleanup Subscription

Networking Azure Application Components (9 topics)

  • VNETs
  • Load Balancing
  • External Connectivity
  • Hybrid Connectivity
  • Lab : Deploying Network Components for Use in Azure Solutions
  • Create an ARM Template for a Linux VM
  • Duplicate the VM Resources
  • Create a Load Balancer Resource
  • Cleanup Subscription

Managing Security and Identity for Azure Solutions (9 topics)

  • Security Monitoring
  • Data Security
  • Application Security Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
  • Hybrid Identity
  • Azure AD Application Integration
  • Lab : Deploying Services to Secure Secrets in Azure
  • Deploy Key Vault using ARM Template
  • Deploy Virtual Machine using Key Vault Secret
  • Cleanup Subscription

Integrating SaaS Services Available on the Azure Platform (7 topics)

  • Cognitive Services
  • Bot Services
  • Machine Learning
  • Media Services
  • Lab : Deploying Service Instances as Components of Overall Azure Solutions
  • Deploy Function App and Cognitive Service using ARM Template
  • Cleanup Subscription

Integrating Azure Solution Components using Messaging Services (7 topics)

  • Event Messaging
  • Integration
  • IoT
  • Lab : Deploying Messaging Components to Facilitate Communication Between Azure Resources
  • Deploy Service Bus Namespace
  • Deploy Logic App
  • Cleanup Subscription

Monitoring and Automating Azure Solutions (13 topics)

  • Application Monitoring
  • Platform Monitoring
  • Network Monitoring
  • Alerting
  • Backup
  • Azure Automation
  • Config Management
  • Auto-Scale
  • Lab : Deploying Configuration Management Solutions to Azure
  • Deploy a Chef Management Server using ARM
  • Configure Management Server
  • Deploy a VM Scale Set using Chef-Configured VMs
  • Cleanup Subscription


Before attending this course delegates should have knowledge and experience to the level of the M20533 'Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions' course.

Specifically, students must have the following technical knowledge:

  • Create resources and resource group in Azure.
  • Manage users, groups, and subscriptions in an Azure Active Directory instance.
  • Build an Azure Virtual Machine with related resources.
  • Manage containers and blobs stored in an Azure Storage account.
  • Create App Service Plans and manage apps related to the plan.
  • Configure an Azure Virtual Network and enable S2S and P2S connectivity.
  • Protect networked application components using Network Security Groups.
  • Automate everyday Azure resource tasks using Azure CLI or Azure PowerShell.
  • Deploy an Azure SQL, MySQL, Postgres or Cosmos database instance.
  • Monitor existing Azure solutions using built-in metrics, Application Insights, or Operational Insights.
  • Monitor existing Azure solutions using built-in metrics, Application Insights, or Operational Insights.

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