Microsoft Azure | AZ 900 & AZ 300



April 20 – 24 (Weekday)

April 18, 25 – May 2, 9 & 16 (Sat only)


The AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam is designed for candidates looking to demonstrate foundational knowledge of cloud services and how those services are implemented with Microsoft Azure. The exam is intended for those of you who don’t have a technical background but have an interest in the cloud, such as those involved in selling or purchasing cloud-based solutions and services; those you with a technical background who have a need to validate your foundational level knowledge around cloud services; and those of you who are simply interested in exploring the world of cloud-based solutions to determine if it’s the building block you need to change your career.


This course teaches IT Professionals:

Learn how cloud resources are managed in Azure through user and group accounts, and how to grant access to Azure AD users, groups, and services using Role-based access control (RBAC).

Learn about the different storage accounts and services as well as basic data replication concepts and available replication schemes.
Introduced to Storage Explorer as a convenient way to work with Azure storage data.

Learn the types of storage and how to work with managed and custom disks.
Azure blob storage is how Azure stores unstructured data in the cloud, and you will work with blobs and blob containers. In addition to blob storage, the course covers Table and Queue storage as storage options for structured data.

Learn how to create and deploy virtual machines in Azure, using the Azure portal, PowerShell, and ARM templates. The course includes instruction on deploying custom images and Linux virtual machines. You will see how to configure the networking and storage components of virtual machines. Deploying highly available virtual machines is critical for planned and unplanned events, and you will learn how to use availability sets to ensure that virtual machine resources are available during downtime.

Learn the monitoring tools and capabilities provided by Azure, including Azure Alerts and Activity Log. In addition to alerts and logs, you will be introduced to Log Analytics as an effective data analytics solution for understanding your system status and health. And perhaps the most exciting thing you will learn is how to use the Azure Resource Manager deployment model to work with resources, resource groups, and ARM templates.

Discover, assess, plan and implement a migration of on-premises resources and infrastructure to Azure.

Learn how to use Azure Migrate to perform the discovery and assessment phase that is critical to a successful migration. Students will also learn how to use Azure Site Recovery for performing the actual migration of workloads to Azure. The course focuses primarily on using ASR on a Hyper-V infrastructure to prepare and complete the migration process.

Learn how to deploy serverless computing features like Azure Functions, Event Grid, and Service Bus. You will learn how Azure Multi-Factor Authentication helps safeguard access to data and applications, helping to meet customer demand for a simple sign-in process. Also, how to use Azure Active Directory Privileged Identity Management to manage, control, and monitor access to Azure resources within your organization.
Manage and maintain the infrastructure for the core web apps and services that developers build and deploy.

Learn how Azure App Service is used as a Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering for deploying cloud apps for web and mobile environments.
Get a glimpse of how to implement advanced networking features like Application Gateway and how to configure load balancing. Learn to integrate on-premises networks with Azure virtual networks and to use Network Watcher to monitor and troubleshoot issues.
Operations are done in parallel and asynchronously. And, how your whole enterprise system must be resilient when failures occur, and just as importantly, how deployments can be automated and predictable. By using the Azure Application Architecture Guide and Azure reference architectures as a basis, you will understand how monitoring and telemetry are critical for gaining insight into the system.

You will dive into the cloud design patterns that are important, such as partitioning workloads where a modular application is divided into functional units that can be integrated into a larger application. In such cases, each module handles a portion of the application’s overall functionality and represents a set of related concerns.
Load balancing where the application traffic, or load, is distributed among various endpoints by using algorithms. Load balancers allow multiple instances of your website to be created so they can behave in a predictable manner. In Azure, it is possible to use virtual load balancers, which are hosted in virtual machines, if a company requires a very specific load balancer configuration.
Transient fault handling which helps define the primary differences between developing applications on-premises and in the to handle transient errors. Transient errors are errors that occur due to temporary interruptions in the service or to excess latency.
Discussion of hybrid networking that provides an overview of site-to-site connectivity, point-to-site connectivity, and the combination of the two.
To build Logic App solutions that integrate apps, data, systems, and services across enterprises or organizations by automating tasks and business processes as workflows. Logic Apps is cloud service in Azure that simplifies how you design and create scalable solutions for app integration, data integration, system integration, enterprise application integration (EAI), and business-to-business (B2B) communication, whether in the cloud, on premises, or both.

How Azure Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that makes it easy to package, deploy, and manage scalable and reliable microservices and containers. Service Fabric also addresses the significant challenges in developing and managing cloud native applications. Developers and administrators can avoid complex infrastructure problems and focus on implementing mission-critical, demanding workloads that are scalable, reliable, and manageable. Service Fabric represents the next-generation platform for building and managing these enterprise-class, tier-1, cloud-scale applications running in containers.

See how Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) makes it simple to deploy a managed Kubernetes cluster in Azure. AKS reduces the complexity and operational overhead of managing Kubernetes by offloading much of that responsibility to Azure. As a hosted Kubernetes service, Azure handles critical tasks like health monitoring and maintenance for you.

Learn how to Implement authentication in applications (certificates, Azure AD, Azure AD Connect, token-based), implement secure data (SSL and TLS), and manage cryptographic keys in Azure Key Vault.
Learn how to configure a message-based integration architecture, develop for asynchronous processing, create apps for autoscaling, and better understand Azure Cognitive Services solutions.

At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Managing Azure Subscriptions and Resources
Implementing and Managing Storage
Deploying and Managing VMs
Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
Managing Identities using Azure Active Directory
Evaluating and Performing Server Migration to Azure
Implementing and Managing Application Services
Implementing Advanced Virtual Networking.
Securing Identities using Azure AD.
Design and Connectivity Patterns
Hybrid Networking
Address Durability of Data and Caching
Measure Throughput and Structure of Data Access
Use shell commands to create an App Service Web App
Create Background Tasks
Use Swagger to document an API
Create a reliable service
Create a Reliable Actors app
Hands-on with Reliable collections
Understand the Azure Container Registry
Use Azure Container instances
Understand how to Implement authentication using certificates, Azure AD, Azure AD Connect, and tokens.
Implement Role-aBsed Access Control (RBAC) authorization.
Implement secure data for end-to-end encryption.
Implement secure data for implementing SSL and TLS communications.
Use Azure Key Vault to manage cryptographic keys.
How to configure a message-based integration architecture
Understand how to Develop for Asynchronous Processing
Begin creating apps for Autoscaling
Understand Azure Cognitive Services Solutions

Related Certifications
Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert

Who Should Attend
Successful Cloud Solutions Architects begin this role with practical experience with operating systems, virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures, billing, and networking.

Course Outline

AZ-300T01: Deploying and Configuring Infrastructure

Module 1: Managing Azure Subscriptions and Resources
In this module you will explore Azure monitoring capabilities using Azure alerts, Azure activity logs, and Log Analytics. You will learn to query, analyze, and interpret the data viewed in Log Analytics.

Module 2: Implementing and Managing Storage
In this module you will learn about Azure storage accounts, data replication, how to use Azure Storage Explorer, and monitor storage.

Module 3: Deploying and Managing Virtual Machines (VMs)
In this module you will learn how to do the following: • Create Virtual Machines (VM)s within the Azure Portal • Create Virtual Machines (VM)s using Azure PowerShell • Create Virtual Machines (VM)s using ARM templates • Deploy Linux Virtual Machines (VM)s • Monitor Virtual Machines (VM)s Additionally, you will learn how to protect data using backups at regular intervals, whether by snapshot, Azure Backup, or Azure Site Recovery.

Module 4: Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
In this module you will create and implement virtual networks using the Azure Portal as well as Azure PowerShell and CLI. You will receive and overview on how to assign IP addresses to Azure resources to communicate with other Azure resources, your on-premises network, and the Internet.
Network routing using routing tables and algorithms
Inter-site connectivity using VNet-to-VNet connections and VPNs
Virtual network peering for regional and global considerations
Gateway transit

Module 5: Managing Identities
This module covers Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) for IT Admins and Developers with a focus on the Azure AD multi-tenant cloud-based directory and identity management service.
Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
built-in roles
Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR)
authentication methods for password reset

AZ-300T02: Implementing Workloads and Security

Module 1: Evaluating and Performing Server Migration to Azure
This module covers migrating workloads to a new environment, whether it be another datacenter, or to a public cloud, and setting clear goals for the migration. Goals include both technology-focused and business-focused goals for migrations, and the benefits to an organization’s business. Activities include components of the Azure migration process: creating a project, creating a collector, assessing readiness, and estimating costs. Additionally, you will receive and overview of Azure Site Recovery (ASR) that includes and end-to-end scenarios.

Module 2: Implementing and Managing Application Services
This module includes the following topics:
Deploying Web Apps
Managing Web Apps
App Service Security
Serverless Computing Concepts
Managing Event Grid
Managing Service Bus
Managing Logic App

Module 3: Implementing Advanced Virtual Networking
This module includes the following topics:
Azure Load Balancer
Azure Application Gateway
Site-to-Site VPN Connections As well as an overview of ExpressRoute which allows companies to extend on-premises networks into the Microsoft cloud over a dedicated private connection facilitated by a connectivity provider.

Module 4: Securing Identities
This module includes the following topics with an emphasis on identity and roles:
Azure AD Identity Protection
Azure Domains and Tenants
Azure Users and Groups
Azure Roles As well as an overview of Azure AD integration options that focuses on Azure AD Connect to integrate on-premises directories with Azure Active Directory.

AZ-300T03: Understanding Cloud Architect Technology Solutions

Module 1: Selecting Compute and Storage Solutions
This module includes the following topics:
Azure Architecture Center
Cloud design patterns
Competing consumers pattern
Cache-aside pattern As well as sharding patterns to divide a data store into horizontal partitions, or shards. Each shard has the same schema but holds its own distinct subset of the data.

Module 2: Hybrid Networking
This module includes the following topics:
Site-to-site connectivity
Point-to-site connectivity
Combining site-to-site and point-to-site connectivity
Virtual network–to–virtual network connectivity As well as connecting across cloud providers for failover, backup, or even migration between providers such as AWS.

Module 3: Measuring Throughput and Structure of Data Access
This module includes the following topics:
DTUs – Azure SQL Database
RUs – Azure Cosmos DB
Structured and unstructured data
Using structured data stores

AZ-300T04: Creating and Deploying Apps

Module 1: Creating Web Applications using PaaS
This module provides and overview of Azure App Service Web Apps for hosting web applications, REST APIs, and a mobile back end. Topics include the following:
Using shell commands to create an App Service Web App
Creating Background Tasks
Using Swagger to document an API As well as an explanation of how Logic Apps help to build solutions that integrate apps, data, systems, and services across enterprises or organizations by automating tasks and business processes as workflows.

Module 2: Creating Apps and Services Running on Service Fabric
This module provides an overview of Azure Service Fabric as a distributed systems platform that makes it easy to package, deploy, and manage scalable and reliable microservices and containers. This module also addresses the challenges in developing and managing cloud native applications. Additional topics include:
Creating a reliable service
Creating a Reliable Actors app
Working with Reliable collections

Module 3: Using Azure Kubernetes Service
This module focuses on the AzureKubernetes Service (AKS) for deploying and managing a Kubernetes cluster in Azure. Topics include how to reduce operational overhead of managing Kubernetes by offloading much of that responsibility to Azure, such as health monitoring and maintenance. Additional topics include:
Azure Container Registry
Azure Container Instances

AZ-300T06: Developing for the Cloud

Module 1: Developing Long-Running Tasks and Distributed Transactions
Topics for this module include:
Implementing large-scale, parallel, and high-performance apps using batches
HPC using Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines
Implementing resilient apps by using queues As well as, implementing code to address application events by using webhooks. Implementing a webhook gives an external resource a URL for an application. The external resource then issues an HTTP request to that URL whenever a change is made that requires the application to take an action.

Module 2: Configuring a Message-Based Integration Architecture
Configure an app or service to send emails
Configure an event publish and subscribe model
Configure the Azure Relay service
Configure apps and services with Microsoft Graph

Module 3: Developing for Asynchronous Processing
Implement parallelism, multithreading, and processing
Implement Azure Functions and Azure Logic Apps
Implement interfaces for storage or data access
Implement appropriate asynchronous computing models
Implement autoscaling rules and patterns

Module 4: Developing for Autoscaling
Implementing autoscaling rules and patterns
Implementing code that addresses singleton application instances
Implementing code that addresses a transient state

Module 5: Developing Azure Cognitive Services Solutions
Developing Solutions using Computer Vision
Developing solutions using Bing Web Search
Developing solutions using Custom Speech Service
Developing solutions using QnA Maker


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