Microsoft MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect - Only 9 Days

Seven reasons why you should sit your Azure Solutions course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be Azure Solutions certified in just 9 days. With us, you’ll be Azure Solutions trained in record time
  2. Our Azure Solutions course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass Azure Solutions first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more Azure Solutions. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn Azure Solutions faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying Azure Solutions with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 63,173 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Azure Solutions courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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"Hard work, but worth it."
Lyndon Hills, British Heart Foundation. - Microsoft MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect (9 days) (4/4/2016 to 10/4/2016)

"A lot of information in a short period delivered in a very well thought out and structured manner. The Instructors are very knowledgeable, friendly, approachable and hopefully they are taking my next course."
Robert Newnham, Self. - Microsoft MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect (9 days) (4/4/2016 to 10/4/2016)

"An outstanding delivery of course content by two very knowledgeable and inspiring instructors."
S.T. - Microsoft MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect (9 days) (4/4/2016 to 10/4/2016)

"Firebrand is a good place to train on new technologies with a continuous focus on the topic. The instructor for Azure Infrastructure is the best when it comes to helping you understand the different products you need to learn in Microsoft to get grips on Azure. "
Santhosh Gopinath. - Microsoft MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect (9 days) (11/1/2016 to 17/1/2016)

"Very intensive training and you will have to come with an open and clear mind, to be able to handle a 7 days course with Firebrand. If you are able to do that, you will get much more from this course, that any other course possible can give you!"
Martin G Rasmussen, EG A/S. - Microsoft MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect (9 days) (23/5/2016 to 29/5/2016)

"Highly engaging trainer! Found the MCSA Server 2012 course to be intense but it was helped along the way with the unique and fun way that the trainer took with his approach to it. Hes very, very knowledgeable in the subject which is helped with live notes to take a way (a first for me!) and provided time to carry out labs to test out what is learnt in theory."
The Vinh Hoang, Agent Provocateur Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 (9 days) (1/4/2017 to 9/4/2017)

"The training is very intensive, but everything is taken care of and thought about. The instructor was immensely knowledgeable and had huge amounts of experience. The facility is excellent too."
Matt Bridgeworth, Softcat plc. - Microsoft Specialist: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (2 days) (29/3/2017 to 30/3/2017)

"Firebrand delivers a complete studying experience that is geared towards results. Tutors and support staff are excellent with incredible knowledge and outstanding customer service. The immersive format is absolutely critical to the success of the training approach and delivers results time after time. If you want your organisation and your staff to develop and succeed then Firebrand is the training partner that you need. Completely committed to delivering the results that you deserve. Love it........"
Paul OSullivan, CSC. - Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (9 days) (13/3/2017 to 21/3/2017)

"Very useful, very intense, Plenty of information to take in but it was all useful and will be practical for when i take it back to work. Only positives to say really."
Aman Kumar, DMS. - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (20/3/2017 to 21/3/2017)

"Very hard work, but it gets you through the course. My brain is so full!"
Chris Fitz-Avon. - Microsoft Developing ASP.NET MVC Web 4 Applications (3 days) (14/3/2017 to 16/3/2017)

"I would recommend Firebrand to anyone who wants to get qualified quickly in a fast learning environment. The days are tough but rewarding as well."
Nick Margerum, React CP. - Microsoft Specialist: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (3 days) (13/3/2017 to 15/3/2017)

"Excellent training. For anyone planning to take certification it's helpful and intensive. This training helped me understand the new features of the software and how to use those for performance improvement of our data model."
Brinda Jana, British Red Cross. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (6/3/2017 to 10/3/2017)

"Great delivery and having the freedom to learn key areas critical to my job made this course fantastic. The fact that I had a VM remotely accessible from my hotel room was a big help, allowing me to mess around with settings. "
Paul Robertshaw. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 & MCSE: Server Infrastructure (15 days) (25/2/2017 to 11/3/2017)

"A very informative course, ideal for any server administrator. Covered many areas that my personal studying and experience hadnt reached."
PhIllip Edwards, Telis LTD. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 (9 days) (25/2/2017 to 5/3/2017)

"I love coming to do my training down at Firebrand, this is the 5th time I have been down here and I have always gained lots of experience from the courses. "
N.M. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 (9 days) (25/2/2017 to 5/3/2017)

"Having little knowledge before attendance im leaving with much more confidence and understanding."
P.R. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 (9 days) (25/2/2017 to 5/3/2017)

"Every one of the instructors Ive had on courses here has been amazing in there own way. They are all experts in the field when it comes to the knowledge required to pass these courses."
Jai Hayes. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 (9 days) (25/2/2017 to 5/3/2017)

"Firebrand Training goes into depth on the all the training courses they do, they provide all the information required for exam and do it in such a way that is easy to understand. All the instructors are friendly and always willing to help."
Adam Sells, Hospice in the Weald. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 (9 days) (25/2/2017 to 5/3/2017)

"Excellent learning ennvironment dedicated to your specific requirements. Great professional networking as well."
K.P. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (20/2/2017 to 25/2/2017)

"Super fast paced course in which I learnt so much!"
Claire Farina. - Microsoft MTA HTML5 App Development Fundamentals (2 days) (22/2/2017 to 23/2/2017)

"I love coming down to firebrand for my training, its really intense but very rewarding. Staff and trainers are so professional and knowledgeable "
Simon Leyland, Prodo Digitalhtml. - Microsoft MTA HTML5 App Development Fundamentals (2 days) (22/2/2017 to 23/2/2017)

"Training was extremely engaging and i am happy to say i have walked away with a lot of knowledge and NOTES! The tutor used multiple training styles so it gave everyone in the classroom the opportunity to work with their learning style. Overall a good course taught by a very good tutor. "
Daniel Whitley. - Microsoft MTA HTML5 App Development Fundamentals (2 days) (22/2/2017 to 23/2/2017)

"Intensive but enjoyable course. First step on the ladder towards MCSD."
Jason Hinsley, IM Tec Solutions. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (20/2/2017 to 21/2/2017)

"I loved it! I did a 2-day course was very fast-paced and intense, the instructor was very personable, enthusiastic, extremely knowledgeable and an all-round fun guy to talk to. I learned way more than I thought I could within 2 days. The whole experience was very enjoyable and I would highly recommend it. Im already looking forward to my next course. "
Ashleigh Bair. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (20/2/2017 to 21/2/2017)

"Firebrand provide an ideal training that shortens the length of the time that the training takes whilst providing all the required content. The course was delivered with a smile and a laugh. "
Tim Headicar. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (11/2/2017 to 21/2/2017)

"I have had a great 11 days on this course, i have learnt all i need to pass the exams, the instructor was great and very knowledgeable. I will be looking to come back and further my qualifications here again."
T.S. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (11/2/2017 to 21/2/2017)

"I have been to Firebrand 9 times now and looking forward to coming back again! Having all resources that I could possibly need within 1 facility means that the time here can be dedicated solely to training and get the best accelerated experience. "
R.M, Gamma. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (11/2/2017 to 21/2/2017)

"My experience at Firebrand was amazing. The instructors level of knowledge was beyond my expectations and the facilities were excellent"
John Cutt. - Microsoft MCSE: SharePoint 2016 (6 days) (6/2/2017 to 11/2/2017)

"The training I received at whilst training with Firebrand was excellent. 11 Days on the course was hard work and demanded a lot of will power. I put in the time and effort and it paid off for me. Thank you to all involved. See you next time."
M.C. - Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 (11 days) (29/1/2017 to 8/2/2017)

"I found the courses, trainers and accommodation very good. I learnt a lot and felt very comfortable. I think accelerated learning is a good way to learn and firebrand delivers this very well."
Joanne Nash, Fujitsu Services. - Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 (11 days) (29/1/2017 to 8/2/2017)

"It was intense but provides the focus necessary to achieve so much in such a short time. The environment prevents distraction, the course material was detailed and the instructor very knowledgeable and helpful."
Tunde Tayo. - Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Cloud (7 days) (2/2/2017 to 8/2/2017)

"My experience has been great, thoroughly enjoyed my training and the people. Trainer was first class! Very interactive, learnt a great deal and it can go into practice. It will make me better at my job and has made me a lot more confident in my work."
Timothy Farmer, Utilita Ltd. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (30/1/2017 to 4/2/2017)

"Intensive but complete training. You can tell the instructor is a leader in their field. "
B.H, Natures Way Foods Ltd. - Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Development - Advanced (4 days) (23/1/2017 to 26/1/2017)

"Fast paced course with excellent material. Facilities conducive to learning experience. Highly recommended."
S.S, Sogeti Suiss. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (9/1/2017 to 13/1/2017)

"Tutor was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, hotel rooms and food were lovely. "
Kieron Larcombe, North Norfolk District Council. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (19/12/2016 to 20/12/2016)

"My experience with firebrand has been very good. I have learned a lot regarding the course in such a short amount of time thanks to accelerated learning provided and the skill of the instructors."
C.G. - Microsoft MTA HTML5 App Development Fundamentals (2 days) (19/12/2016 to 20/12/2016)

"If you want to learn a lot of useful job-related information this course provides it. But be aware you need to be able to work long days and dedicate time to each part of the course."
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server (9 days) (5/12/2016 to 13/12/2016)

"The combination of the luxury training location and set up, plus the 5 star training itself and overall personal support makes FIREBRAND the top choice of IT training for me, I will be back!"
Gareth Birdsall, Lloyds Banking. - Microsoft Querying SQL Server (4 days) (5/12/2016 to 8/12/2016)

"Course content excellent. Staff and instructor helpful throughout the duration."
Karl Lindley. - Microsoft MCSD: Web Applications (9 days) (3/12/2016 to 11/12/2016)

"Great and thorough training in a short time."
Casey Smith, Jolly IT Solutions. - Microsoft Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (4 days) (19/11/2016 to 22/11/2016)

"Very intense course, but very enjoyable. I met some great people, including our instructor and learned a great amount in a short time. Facilities are fantastic, food amazing. Overall a thumbs up! "
Kay Duddy, SSAFA. - Microsoft Specialist: Dynamics CRM 2016 Customisation and Configuration (4 days) (14/11/2016 to 17/11/2016)

"Great course and instructor really explained the material well"
Paddy OToole. - Microsoft Specialist: Dynamics CRM 2016 Online Deployment (3 days) (18/11/2016 to 20/11/2016)

"Very intense course, instructors very supportive, food very good. "
Kayleigh Duddy. - Microsoft Specialist: Dynamics CRM 2016 Online Deployment (3 days) (18/11/2016 to 20/11/2016)

"The training is extremely helpful not just in equipping students for the exams but also for providing valuable knowledge relevant to the workplace."
Obi Onuorah, Senior Internet. - Microsoft Specialist: Dynamics CRM 2016 Online Deployment (3 days) (18/11/2016 to 20/11/2016)

"The Firebrand training was excellent, with a knowledgeable tutor who was able to share his experience in a highly interactive classroom environment. I have come away from the training with a lot more experience and knowledge that I can apply in my workplace"
Ryan Maclean, Oil & Gas UK. - Microsoft Specialist: Dynamics CRM 2016 Customisation and Configuration (4 days) (14/11/2016 to 17/11/2016)

"Fantastic instructor and made the class very interesting with the many different teaching methods. I thoroughly enjoyed it."
S.B, AT&T. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Skype for Business) (6 days) (24/10/2016 to 29/10/2016)

"Be prepared to work very hard! Guaranteed to take away vital knowledge at the end but if you have worked hard you'll be taking away a qualification too!"
Johnne Karki. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (7/11/2016 to 11/11/2016)

"As always my stay at Firebrand was very good and I am now an MCP in o365 which is great. The instructor was knowledgeable and had a great character which allowed for great learning and understanding of the course requirements."
Nick Margerum. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (7/11/2016 to 11/11/2016)

"Firebrand is supportive, educational and a fantastic experience. If ever you need to learn anything IT based, Firebrand is an excellent way to get out of work and really knuckle down to focus on the training at hand."
Kai Stewart. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (7/11/2016 to 11/11/2016)

"A lot of information to take in in a short time, therefore very intense but a great learning environment and good instructor make it worthwhile. "
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSE: Messaging (Exchange 2016) (6 days) (31/10/2016 to 5/11/2016)

On this accelerated nine day course you’ll learn how to migrate your existing on-premise infrastructure to Azure – Microsoft’s globally integrated cloud platform.

You’ll be MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect certified and get the knowledge you need to design websites, application storage and infrastructure in Microsoft Azure.

Get four Microsoft certifications in nine days

As well as getting MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect certified in nine days, you’ll also achieve the following three Microsoft Specialist certifications:

  • Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
  • Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
  • Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

Ranked by Gartner, Azure is the only major cloud platform that is an industry leader for both infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS).

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Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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Course 20533C: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

Module 1: Introduction to Azure

This module introduces cloud solutions in general and then focuses on the services that Azure offers. The module goes on to describe the portals that you can use to manage Azure subscriptions and services before introducing Windows PowerShell as a scripting solution for managing Azure. Finally, the module provides explanations and guidance for the use of Azure Resource Manager and Azure management services.

Lessons

  • Cloud technology overview
  • Overview of Azure
  • Managing Azure with the Azure portal
  • Managing Azure with Windows PowerShell
  • Overview of Azure Resource Manager
  • Azure management services

Lab : Managing Microsoft Azure

  • Use the Azure portals.
  • Use Azure Resource Manager features via the Azure portal.
  • Use Azure PowerShell.

Module 2: Implementing and managing Azure networking

This module explains how virtual networking provides the glue that brings together VMs, web apps, and storage to enable you to publish a service onto the Internet.

Lessons

  • Overview of Azure networking
  • Implementing and managing Azure virtual networks
  • Configuring Azure virtual networks
  • Configuring Azure virtual network connectivity
  • Overview of Azure networking in an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) version 1 (v1)

Lab : Using a deployment template to implement Azure virtual networks

  • Creating an Azure virtual network by using a deployment template
  • Creating a virtual network by using PowerShell
  • Configure virtual networks

Lab : Configuring connectivity between the IaaS v1 and IaaS version 2 (v2)

  • Using a PowerShell script to Connect IaaS v1 VNet and IaaS v2 VNet
  • Configuring a point-to-site VPN
  • Using a PowerShell script to connect IaaS v1 VNet and IaaS v2 VNet

Module 3: Implementing virtual machines

This module explains how to implement virtual machines.

Lessons

  • Overview of IaaS v2 virtual machines
  • Planning for Azure virtual machines
  • Deploying Azure IaaS v2 virtual machines
  • Authoring Azure Resource Manager templates
  • Overview of IaaS v1 virtual machines

Lab : Creating IaaS v2 virtual machines in Azure

  • Creating virtual machines by using the Azure portal and Azure PowerShell
  • Validating virtual machine creation

Lab : Deploying IaaS v2 virtual machines by using Azure Resource Manager templates

  • Using Visual Studio and an Azure Resource Manager template to deploy IaaS v2 virtual machines
  • Using Azure PowerShell and an Azure Resource Manager template to deploy virtual machines

Module 4: Managing virtual machines

This module explains how to manage virtual machines.

Lessons

  • Configuring virtual machines
  • Configuring virtual machine disks
  • Managing and monitoring Azure virtual machines
  • Managing IaaS v1 virtual machines

Lab : Managing Azure virtual machines

  • Configuring availability
  • Implementing desired state configuration (DSC)
  • Implementing storage space–based volumes

Module 5: Implementing Azure App services

This module explains how to implement Azure Web App services.

Lessons

  • Introduction to App Service
  • Planning app deployment in App Service
  • Implementing and maintaining web apps
  • Configuring web apps
  • Monitoring web apps and WebJobs
  • Implementing mobile apps
  • Traffic Manager

Lab : Implementing websites

  • Creating web apps
  • Deploying a web app
  • Managing web apps
  • Implementing Traffic Manager

Module 6: Planning and implementing storage, backup, and recovery services

This module explains how to plan and implement storage, backup, and recovery services.

Lessons

  • Planning storage
  • Implementing and managing storage
  • Implementing Azure Content Delivery Networks
  • Implementing Azure Backup
  • Planning for and implementing Azure Site Recovery

Lab : Planning and implementing storage

  • Creating and configuring storage
  • Using Azure file storage
  • Protecting data with Microsoft Azure Backup

Module 7: Planning and implementing Azure SQL Database

This module explains how to plan and implement Azure SQL Database.

Lessons

  • Planning and deploying Azure SQL Database
  • Implementing and managing Azure SQL Database
  • Managing Azure SQL Database security
  • Monitoring Azure SQL Database
  • Managing Azure SQL Database business continuity

Lab : Planning and implementing Azure SQL Database

  • Creating, securing, and monitoring an Azure SQL Database
  • Migrating a Microsoft SQL Server database to Azure SQL Database
  • Restoring a database

Module 8: Implementing PaaS cloud services

This module explains how to implement platform as a service (PaaS) cloud services.

Lessons

  • Planning and deploying PaaS cloud services
  • Managing and maintaining cloud services

Lab : Implementing PaaS cloud services

  • Deploying a PaaS cloud services
  • Configuring deployment slots and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)
  • Monitoring cloud services

Module 9: Implementing Azure Active Directory

This module explains how to implement Azure AD.

Lessons

  • Creating and managing Azure AD tenants
  • Configuring application and resource access with Azure AD
  • Overview of Azure AD Premium

Lab : Implementing Azure AD

  • Administering Active AD
  • Configuring SSO
  • Configuring Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Configuring SSO from a Windows 10–based computer that is joined to Azure AD

Module 10: Managing Active Directory in a hybrid environment

This module explains how to manage Active Directory in a hybrid environment.

Lessons

  • Extending on-premises Active Directory domain to Azure
  • Implementing directory synchronisation by using Azure AD Connect
  • Implementing federation

Lab : Implementing and managing Azure AD synchronization

  • Configuring directory synchronization
  • Synchronising directories

Module 11: Implementing Azure-based management and automation

This module explains how to implement Azure-based management and automation.

Lessons

  • Implementing Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS)
  • Implementing Azure Automation
  • Implementing Automation runbooks
  • Managing Azure Automation

Lab : Implementing Automation

  • Configuring Automation accounts
  • Creating runbooks

Course 20532C: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

Module 1: Overview of the Microsoft Azure Platform

This module reviews the services available in the Azure platform and the Management Portals used to manage the service instances.

Lessons:

  • Azure Services
  • Management Portals

Lab : Using the Azure Preview Portal

Module 2: Establishing a Development Environment using Azure Virtual Machines

This module describes the Virtual Machine hosting options available in Azure.  Students will be able to deploy custom workloads to an Azure Virtual Machine, manage the VM and images and also monitor VMs.

Lessons:

  • Constructing Azure Virtual Machines
  • Azure Virtual Machine Workloads
  • Migrating Azure Virtual Machine Instances
  • Using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to Connect to a Virtual Machine

Lab : Creating an Azure Virtual Machine for Development & Testing

Module 3: Hosting Web Applications on the Azure Platform

In this module, students will be able to create and host a simple website using Azure Web Sites.  Students will learn how to monitor and manage the website using the Management Portal.

Lessons:

  • Azure Web Sites
  • Hosting Web Applications in Azure
  • Configuring an Azure Web Site
  • Publishing an Azure Web Site
  • Monitoring and Analyzing Running Azure Web Sites
  • Lab Overview

Lab : Creating an ASP.NET Web Site Using Azure Websites

Module 4: Storing SQL Data in Azure

In this module, students will learn how to use Azure SQL Databases to store and retrieve data.

Lessons:

  • Azure SQL Database Overview
  • Managing SQL Databases in Azure
  • Using Azure SQL Databases with SQL Server Data Tools
  • Migrating Data to Azure SQL Databases
  • Replication and Recovery of Azure SQL Database Instances

Lab : Storing Event Data in Azure SQL

Module 5: Designing Cloud Applications For Resiliency

In this module, students will understand and identify the common practices and patterns for building resilient and scalable web applications that will be hosted in Azure.

Lessons:

  • Design Considerations for Scale with Cloud Applications
  • Application Design Practices for Highly Available Applications
  • Building High Performance Applications using ASP.NET
  • Common Cloud Application Patterns
  • Application Analytics
  • Caching Application Data

Module 6: Managing Cloud Services in Azure

In this module, students will learn how to use Cloud Service Worker Roles and Web Sites Web Jobs to process data in the background. Students will also be able to use Cloud Service Cache Roles to store data in the cache.

Lessons:

  • Overview of Cloud Services
  • Cloud Service Web Roles
  • Customising Cloud Service Configurations
  • Updating and Managing Cloud Service Deployments
  • Cloud Service Worker Role
  • Cloud Service Worker Role Processing
  • Analyzing Application Cloud Service Role Instances

Lab : Creating Azure Web Roles Using Visual Studio 2013Lab : Creating a Background Process Using Azure Worker Roles

Module 7: Storing NoSQL Data in Azure

In this module, students will learn how to store data in Azure Table Storage.

Lessons:

  • Azure Storage Overview
  • Azure Storage Tables Overview
  • Table Entity Transactions
  • Azure DocumentDB

Lab : Storing Attendee Registration Data in Azure Table Storage

Module 8: Storing and Consuming Files from Azure Storage

In this module, students will be able to store and access multimedia files in Azure using Blob Storage.

Lessons:

  • Azure Storage Blobs
  • Controlling Access to Storage Blobs & Containers
  • Monitoring Storage Blobs
  • Configuring Azure Storage Accounts
  • Azure Files
  • Uploading and Migrating Storage Data

Lab : Storing Generated Documents in Azure Blob StorageLab : Creating File Shares using Azure Files

Module 9: Designing a Communication Strategy using Queues and Service Bus

In this module, students will use Azure Queue Storage to queue data for asynchronous processing. Students will also be able to identify the Service Bus offerings and identify which ones to use in appropriate scenarios. Students will be able to use the Azure Service Bus Relay to connect on-premise services with client applications.

Lessons:

  • Queue Mechanisms in Azure
  • Azure Storage Queues
  • Handling Storage Queue Messages
  • Azure Service Bus
  • Azure Service Bus Queues
  • Azure Service Bus Relay
  • Azure Service Bus Notification Hubs

Lab : Using Storage Queues to Manage Requests Between Web Applications in AzureLab : Using Service Bus to Manage Communication Between Web Applications in Azure

Module 10: Managing Infrastructure in Azure

In this module students will explore the Infrastructure components in Azure.  Students will be able to describe Virtual Networks and understand the relationship between the VNETs and the different services offered in Azure.  Students will also be able to add Cloud Services and Virtual Machines to VNETs.  Finally students will scale multiple instances of services in a VNET.

Lessons:

  • Azure Virtual Networks
  • Highly Available Azure Virtual Machines
  • Customise Azure Virtual Machine Networking

Lab : Managing Multiple Virtual Machines in a Virtual Network

Module 11: Automating Integration with Azure Resources

In this module, students will explore the options for Automating their interactions with Azure Resources using PowerShell, Client Libraries or the REST API.  Students will also explore the two sets of modules available for PowerShell automation.

Lessons:

  • Azure SDK Client Libraries
  • Virtual Machine Configuration Management
  • Scripting Azure Service Management using PowerShell
  • Azure REST Interface
  • Azure Resource Manager

Lab : Automating the Creation of a Test Environment using PowerShell

Module 12: Securing Azure Web Applications

In this module, students will be able to use Azure Active Directory to implement security in a Cloud web application

Lessons:

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Introduction to Identity Providers
  • Azure AD Directories
  • Azure AD Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Azure Role-Based Access Control

Lab : Integrating Azure Active Directory with the Events Administration Portal

Module 13: Maintaining and Monitoring Web Solutions in Azure

In this module, students will learn how to deploy web applications to Azure by using WebDeploy and Service Packages.

Lessons

  • Deployment Strategies for Web Applications
  • Deploying Azure Services
  • Continuous Integration
  • Monitoring Cloud Applications

Lab : Deploying the Events Web Application to Azure

Course 40442A: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

Module 1: Design Principles for Cloud Infrastructure and Development

In this module you will review common patterns for cloud applications, and design techniques for performance, resiliency and scalability

Module 2: Designing App Service Web Apps

In this module you will review the features and capabilities of Azure Web Apps, Azure SQL Database, ARM, and design techniques for business continuity.

Module 3: Designing Application Storage & Data Access

In this module you will review the features and capabilities of Azure Storage, Mobile Services, other Azure storage options, and related design techniques.

Module 4: Securing Resources

In this module you will review various techniques for designing secure solutions.

Module 5: Design Microsoft Azure Infrastructure & Networking

In this module you will review core Azure networking and infrastructure features and capabilities and design techniques for distributed applications.

Module 6: Designing an Advanced Application

In this module you will review advanced Azure platform capabilities including running compute-intensive applications, long-running jobs, and other advanced features.

Module 7: Designing a Management and Monitoring Strategy

In this module you will review techniques for configuring, monitoring, and continuous updating of Azure applications.

Module 8: Designing a Business Continuity Strategy

In this module you will review techniques for designing backup and recovery solutions.

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You'll sit the following exams at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • Microsoft Exam 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
  • Microsoft Exam 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
  • Microsoft Exam 70-534: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

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Microsoft Official Courseware:

  • Course 20532C: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
  • Course 20533C: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

Books:

  • Exam Ref 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions - ISBN - 978-0735697041
  • Exam Ref 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions - ISBN - 978-0735697065
  • Exam Ref 70-534: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions - ISBN - 978-0735697447

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 080 80 800 888.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CISSP CBK Review and CSX Practitioner Level 1,2 and 3
  • *** On site testing is not included in our PMI, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certifications
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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Before attending this accelerated course, you should be able to:

  • Compare the services available in the Azure platform
  • Configure and deploy web applications
  • Create Azure WebSites using the gallery
  • Deploying and monitoring Azure WebSites
  • Create and configure Azure Virtual Machines
  • Describe the relationship between Cloud Services and Virtual Machines
  • Deploy existing Cloud Service packages
  • Create and manage a Storage account
  • Manage blobs and containers in a Storage account
  • Create, configure and connect to a SQL Databases instance
  • Identify the implications of importing a SQL Standalone database
  • Manage users, groups and subscriptions in an Azure Active Directory instance
  • Create a virtual network
  • Implement a point to site network

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on 080 80 800 888 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

Interested? See prices or call 080 80 800 888