Course Overview: Implementing Workloads and Security
Welcome to Implementing Workloads and Security (AZ-300t2).This course is part of a series of six courses to help students prepare for Microsoft’s Azure Solutions Architect technical certification exam AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies. These courses are designed for IT professionals and developers with experience and knowledge across various aspects of IT operations, including networking, virtualization, identity, security, business continuity, disaster recovery, data management, budgeting, and governance.
This course teaches IT professionals how to discover, assess, plan and implement a migration of on-premises resources and infrastructure to Azure. Students will learn how to use Azure Migrate to perform the discovery and assessment phase that is critical to a successful migration. They will also learn how to use Azure Site Recovery for performing an actual migration of workloads to Azure. This course focuses on using ASR on a Hyper-V infrastructure to prepare and complete the migration process.
Also, you will learn how to deploy serverless computing features like Azure Functions, Event Grid, and Service Bus. You will see how Azure multi-factor authentication facilitates safeguard access to data and applications, thus helping to meet customer demands for a simple sign-in process. Also, see how to use Azure Active Directory Privileged Identity Management to manage, control, and monitor access to Azure resources within an organization.
Additionally, learn how to manage and maintain infrastructure for core web apps and services that developers build and deploy. Discover how the Azure App Service is used as a Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering for deploying cloud apps for web and mobile environments.
Lastly, you will see how to implement advanced networking features, such as Application Gateway, and how to configure load balancing. See how to integrate on-premises networks with Azure virtual networks and use Network Watcher to monitor and troubleshoot issues.
The outline for this course is as follows:
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 how that benefits 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 an overview of Azure Site Recovery (ASR) that includes 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 - Determining Azure Workload Requirements
A fictitious case study of Contoso, a US-based financial company based in Boston, where there are three additional local branches across the United States. The main datacenter is connected to the internet with a fiber metro Ethernet connection (500 Mbps). Each branch is connected locally to the internet using business class connections, with IPSec VPN tunnels back to the main datacenter. This allows the entire network to be permanently connected, and optimizes internet connectivity.
The module contains the following topics:
- Overview of Customer Case Study
- Step-by-Step: Determining Azure Workload Requirements
- Checklist of Assessment Goals
What You’ll Learn
- Evaluating and Performing Server Migration to Azure
- Implementing and Managing Application Services
- Implementing Advanced Virtual Networking
- Securing Identities using Azure
Successful Cloud Solutions Architects begin this role with practical experience with operating systems, virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures, billing, and networking.