AZ-030T00-A: Microsoft Azure technologies for AWS architects

Course Modality

Instructor-led (classroom)

Course Level

Intermediate

Course Time

4 Days

Course Language

English

Course Overview

This course teaches Solutions Architects who have previously designed for Amazon Web Services how to translate business requirements into secure, scalable, and reliable solutions for Azure. Lessons include virtualization, automation, networking, storage, identity, security, data platform, and application infrastructure. This course outlines how decisions in each theses area affects an overall solution.

Prerequisites

  • Experience (>1year) as an AWS Architect designing secure and scalable AWS cloud solutions across storage structures, compute, networking, and the interaction with external resources/services.
  • Understanding of on-premises virtualization technologies, including: VMs, virtual networking, and virtual hard disks.
  • Understanding of network configuration, including TCP/IP, Domain Name System (DNS), virtual private networks (VPNs), firewalls, and encryption technologies.
  • Understanding of Active Directory concepts, including domains, forests, domain controllers, replication, Kerberos protocol, and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).
  • Understanding of resilience and disaster recovery, including backup and restore operations.
  • Understanding of programming fundamentals and use of a scripting language.

Candidates will benefit from familiarity with Azure administration, Azure development processes, and DevOps processes.

 

Intended Audience

This course is for AWS Cloud Architects with expertise in designing and implementing solutions running on AWS who now want to design for Microsoft Azure.

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Skill Covered

  • Secure identities with Azure Active Directory and users and groups.
  • Implement identity solutions spanning on-premises and cloud-based capabilities
  • Apply monitoring solutions for collecting, combining, and analyzing data from different sources.

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Course Curriculum

Introduction to Azure

In this module, you’ll learn about how Azure organizes subscriptions and accounts, and you can set up resource groups and templates to standardize creation and life-cycle management of your resources.

Lessons

  • Subscriptions and accounts

  • Resource groups and templates in Azure Resource Manager

After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Determine the type of account and subscription best suited to your solution.

  • Create resource groups and templates to standardize and manage solutions.

Azure global infrastructure

In this module, you’ll see the worldwide architecture of Microsoft Azure and how that architecture affects the availability and reliability of your applications and sites.

Lessons

  • Azure regions
  • Azure Availability Zones
  • Comparison with AWS

After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Implement an architecture that provides the availability and reliability required by your solution.

Implement Azure Active Directory

In this module, you will learn how to secure identities with Azure Active Directory, and implement users and groups.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Azure Active Directory
  • Domains and custom domains
  • Safety features
  • Guest users in Azure Active Directory
  • Manage multiple directories
  • Comparison with AWS

After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Secure identities with Azure Active Directory.
  • Implement users and groups.

Implement and manage hybrid identities

In this module, you will learn how to extend your on-premise Active Directory accounts to the cloud, and how to sync the accounts.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Azure AD Connect
  • Comparison with AWS

After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Use your on-premise Active Directory account to authenticate to your cloud solution.
  • Sync accounts between on-premise and the cloud.

Implement virtual networking

In this module, you will learn about basic virtual networking concepts like virtual networks and subnetting, IP addressing, Azure DNS, network security groups, and Azure Firewall.

Lessons

  • Azure Virtual Network and VNet peering

  • VPN and ExpressRoute connections

  • Comparison with AWS

After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Design virtual networks with security in mind.

 Implement VMs for Windows and Linux

In this module, you will learn how to configure VMs for high availability and how to deploy and configure scale sets.

Lessons

  • Configure high availability

  • Comparison with AWS

After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Implement VMs to create high availability solutions.

  • Deploy and configure scale sets.

Implement load balancing and network security

In this module, you will learn how to implement Azure Load Balancer, and how to set up security groups.

Lessons

  • Implement Azure Load Balancer

  • Implement an Azure Application Gateway

  • Implement Azure Firewall

  • Implement network security groups and application security, groups

  • Comparison with AWS

After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Implement the components of load balancing.

  • Set up network and application security groups.

Implement container-based applications

In this module, you will learn how to configure the Azure Kubernetes Service and how to publish a solution on an Azure container.

Lessons

  • Configure Azure Kubernetes Service

  • Publish a solution on an Azure Container Instance

  • Comparison with AWS

After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Configure Azure Kubernetes Service for your solution.

  • Publish your solution on an Azure Container Instance.

Implementing IT Security Layers

This module explains how, in addition to file and share permissions, you can also use data encryption to restrict data access.

Lessons

  • Overview of Defense-in-Depth.
  • Physical Security.
  • Internet Security.

Lab: Implementing IT Security Layers

After completing this module, students will be able to: 

  • Describe the risks posed by connecting to the Internet.
  • Describe possible mitigations to these risks.
  • Describe the Windows Server components and features that can help provide his Internet security.

Implement storage accounts

In this module, you’ll be introduced to Azure Storage and how to configure network access, replication, authentication, access, and failover.

Lessons

  • Azure Storage core concepts

  • Managing the Azure Blob storage lifecycle

  • Working with Azure Blob storage

  • Comparison with AWS

After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Select an appropriate Azure Storage account for your solution.

  • Configure your storage account.

Implement NoSQL databases

In this module, you will learn about Azure Cosmos DB and how to configure it.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Azure Cosmos DB

  • Consistency

  • Select appropriate CosmosDB APIs

  • Set up replicas in CosmosDB

  • Comparison with AWS DynamoDB

After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Configure a NoSQL database solution by using Azure Cosmos DB.

Implement Azure SQL databases

In this module, you will learn how to implement managed instances of Azure SQL database and how to configure it for high availability.

Lessons

  • Configure Azure SQL database settings

  • Implement Azure SQL Database managed instances

  • Configure high availability for an Azure SQL database

  • Comparison with AWS

After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Implement managed instances of Azure SQL database.

  • Configure your database for high availability.

Implement cloud infrastructure monitoring

In this module, you will learn how to use Azure Monitor to set alerts and how to log and manage costs.

Lessons

  • Monitor security

  • Monitor cost

  • Configure a Log Analytics workspace

  • Comparison with AWS

After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Set up security monitoring for your solution.

  • Monitor costs by analyzing logs.

Implement and manage Azure governance solutions

In this module, you will learn how to configure role-based access control and how to configure Azure Policy to force compliance with governance requirements.

Lessons

  • Assign RBAC roles

  • Configure management access to Azure

  • Implement and configure an Azure Policy

  • Comparison with AWS

After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Configure RBAC roles for governance access.

  • Configure an Azure Policy to enforce compliance with governance requirements.

Manage security for applications

In this module, you will learn how to implement and configure KeyVault, how to register and manage application in Azure Active Directory, and how to configure Azure Active Directory Managed Identities.

Lessons

  • Implement Azure Key Vault

  • Implement and configure Azure AD Managed Identities

  • Register and manage applications in Azure AD

  • Comparison with AWS

After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Register your app in Azure Active Directory.

  • Configure Azure Active Directory for managed identities used by your app to access data.

Migration, backup, and disaster recovery management

In this module, you will learn how to migrate workloads, and now to manage backup, disaster recovery, and updates.

Lessons

  • Migrate workloads
  • Implement Azure Backup for VMs
  • Implement disaster recovery
  • Comparison with AWS

After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Migrate workloads to the cloud and across VMs.
  • Implement cloud backups.
  • Implement disaster recovery options.
  • Implement update strategies that avoid negative impacts to availability and performance.

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