Microsoft Azure for Solution Architects

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This learning path is designed to help you become an Azure Solution Architect. These courses and hands-on labs will help you gain a solid understanding of how to architect a variety of Azure services.

We’ll start with designing, implementing, and monitoring Azure infrastructure. We'll cover a wide variety of topics, starting with compute services, such as virtual machines, Azure App Service, and Azure Kubernetes Service. Then we'll go through various storage and data services, such as Azure Storage, Azure SQL Database, and Cosmos DB. Next, we'll cover the ins and outs of networking on Azure, including virtual networks, Azure Load Balancer, and Azure Network Watcher. After that, you'll learn how to keep your Azure implementation secure using services such as Azure Active Directory, role-based access control, and Azure Key Vault. Next, we’ll show you how to manage your Azure infrastructure using services such as Azure Monitor and Azure Resource Manager.

Learning Objectives

  • Design and implement an Azure infrastructure, including compute, storage, and networking
  • Design and implement Azure security solutions
  • Design and implement Azure management solutions

Intended Audience

  • People who want to become Azure solution architects


  • General knowledge of IT architecture


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Learning Path Steps


This course gives an overview of the services available on Azure and shows how to create virtual machines and web apps using the Azure CLI and Azure Portal.


This course will give you a basic understanding of Azure virtual machines (VMs) and how you can use them in your Azure environments.


In this lab, you'll learn how to configure and start your first Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine (VM) from the Azure portal.


This course offers an in-depth look at VM scale sets, VM configuration management, VM storage options, and VM monitoring within Azure.


In this course, you will learn how to design a compute infrastructure using the appropriate Azure services.


Knowledge Check: Design Azure Compute Infrastructure


This course explains how to quickly and easily set up a website and publish apps using Azure App Service.


Deploy an app to Azure App Service Web Apps in this Lab and use a variety of services to monitor the app and send alerts when certain conditions are met.


In this course, you'll learn how to configure serverless computing on the Microsoft Azure platform.


This course is designed to give you a solid understanding of containers and how they are used in Azure DevOps.


This lab explores several key services that allow you to create containerized solutions in Azure.


In this course, you will learn how to design a data implementation using the appropriate Azure services.


Knowledge Check: Design Azure Data Implementation


In this course, you will learn how to use the core Azure Storage services as building blocks for Azure applications and virtual machines.


Working with Azure Storage using PowerShell, you will explore the different storage types, manage storage account keys, and generate shared access signatures.


This course provides an introductory tour of Azure Storage Solutions such as its SQL and NoSQL databases, Redis, Azure Backup, Site Recover, and StorSimple.


This course shows how to make use of Cosmos DB's incredible flexibility and performance tools on Microsoft Azure.


Learn how to manage Cosmos DB using the Azure Portal and CLI as you integrate Azure Functions with Cosmos DB change feed triggers to buy and sell stocks.


In this course, you will learn everything you need to get started with setting up virtual networks inside Azure.


Learn how to configure an Azure Application Gateway to load balance traffic to a web application that you deploy on a Virtual Machine Scale Set in this Lab.


In this course, you will learn how to design a network implementation using the appropriate Azure services.


Knowledge Check: Design Azure Network Implementation


In this course, you will learn two different ways to connect virtual networks together in Azure.


Understand when and why you would want to use Azure VNet peering in this Lab as you implement peering to solve a practical design challenge


In this course, you’ll learn about both troubleshooting and monitoring.


Through a combination of both theory and practical demonstrations, this course teaches how to implement Azure network security.


In this lab challenge, you'll use your Azure networking knowledge to configure Virtual Networks to allow two virtual machines to communicate with each other.


In this course, you'll learn how to manage subscriptions and resource groups in Azure.


This course provides you with a basic understanding of all of the key security options and features available in Microsoft Azure.


Learn about Azure Key Vault to store keys/secrets used for encrypting an Azure Virtual Machine in a hands-on Lab environment


In this course, you'll learn how to implement and deploy identity management on Azure to better protect your organization with this expertly instructed training content.


Knowledge Check: Azure Active Directory Security


In this course, you'll learn about Azure Role-Based Access Control and gain skills to allow you to manage access to resources in Azure.


Learn Role Based access control for the Microsoft Azure Cloud


In this course, you'll learn how to implement Multi-Factor Authentication on Azure.


This course explains how to configure security for your containers and virtual machines in Microsoft Azure.


In this course, you'll learn how to configure monitoring and alerting for software applications in Azure, and how to implement autoscaling and automate system tasks,


This course introduces you to Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and how to use it for processing templates that specify resource deployments.


In this lab, you will first create a Windows virtual machine using an Azure Resource Manager template, and then you will improve the template using several additional ARM features.


This course looks into how to capture log data and metrics from Azure services and feed this information into different locations for processing.


Learn to leverage Azure Monitor to diagnose application and infrastructure with logs, query logs with Azure log queries, and leverage alerts and action groups


In this course, you'll learn about costing on Azure to ensure efficient optimization of budgets to push your enterprise to the max.


This course provides an overview of the Azure Migrate offering and the various Azure Migrate integrations that are available.


In this course, you will learn how to plan and deploy Azure Backup and how to manage backups on a day-to-day basis.


In this lab challenge, you'll be given a desired end state and be required to reach it using your knowledge of Microsoft Azure and relevant tools.


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