NICF - MICROSOFT AZURE ARCHITECT TECHNOLOGIES (SF)

NICF - MICROSOFT AZURE ARCHITECT TECHNOLOGIES (SF)

Funded
Course Duration
40.0 hr(s)
Mode of Assessment

Participants will be required to complete a web-based assessment during class. 

Who Should Attend

This course is for IT Professionals with expertise in designing and implementing solutions running on Microsoft Azure. They should have broad knowledge of IT operations, including networking, virtualization, identity, security, business continuity, disaster recovery, data platform, budgeting, and governance. Azure Solution Architects use the Azure Portal and as they become more adept they use the Command Line Interface.

Candidates must have expert-level skills in Azure administration and have experience with Azure development processes and DevOps processes.

Course Overview

NTUC LearningHub Course Code: NICF046

Microsoft Course Code: AZ-303T00-A

TPGateway Course Code: TGS-2019503336 (F2F)


This course teaches Solutions Architects how to translate business requirements into secure, scalable, and reliable solutions. 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.

Next available schedule

Course Objectives

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
  •   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

Pre-requisites

Candidates should have advanced experience and knowledge across various aspects of IT operations, including networking, virtualization, identity, security, business continuity, disaster recovery, data management, budgeting, and governance. The Azure Solutions Architect role requires managing how decisions in each area affects an overall solution. Candidates must be proficient in Azure administration, Azure development, and DevOps, and have expert-level skills in at least one of those domains.

This course will be conducted as a Virtual Live Class (VLC) via Zoom platform.  Participants must have a laptop or a desktop with “Zoom Client for Meetings” installed.  This can be downloaded from https://zoom.us/download

Minimum Specs

Recommended Specs

Processor / CPU

1.6 GHz or faster, 2-core Intel Core i3 or equivalent

1.8 GHz, 2-core Intel Core i3 or equivalent

Memory

4 GB RAM

8 GB RAM

Hard Disk

10 GB available storage space

Display

1280 x 768 screen resolution

Graphics

2GB Graphics Card

Others

  • Internet Connection: Wired or Wireless broadband (min 10 mbps)
  • Speakers and Microphone: built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
  • Webcam: built-in or USB plug-in

Software

  • Zoom

Course Outline

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, analyse, and interpret the data viewed in Log Analytics.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Managing Azure Subscriptions and Resources

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.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implementing and Managing 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.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Deploying and Managing VMs

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Managing Identities using Azure Active Directory

Module 6: 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 organizations 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.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Evaluating and Performing Server Migration to Azure

Module 7: 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implementing and Managing Application Services

Module 8: 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.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implementing Advanced Virtual Networking.

Module 9: 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.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Securing Identities using Azure AD.

Module 10: 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 sharing 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.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Design and Connectivity Patterns

Module 11: 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 networktovirtual network connectivity

As well as connecting across cloud providers for failover, backup, or even migration between providers such as AWS.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Hybrid Networking

Module 12: 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Address Durability of Data and Caching
  • Measure Throughput and Structure of Data Access

Module 13: 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.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use shell commands to create an App Service Web App
  • Create Background Tasks
  • Use Swagger to document an API

Module 14: 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create a reliable service
  • Create a Reliable Actors app
  • Hands-on with Reliable collections

Module 15: Using Azure Kubernetes Service

This module focuses on the Azure Kubernetes 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the Azure Container Registry
  • Use Azure Container instances

Module 16: 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 17: 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • How to configure a message-based integration architecture

Module 18: 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand how to Develop for Asynchronous Processing

Module 19: Developing for Autoscaling

  • Implementing autoscaling rules and patterns
  • Implementing code that addresses singleton application instances
  • Implementing code that addresses a transient state

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Begin creating apps for Autoscaling

Module 20: 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand Azure Cognitive Services Solutions

Module 21: Develop for Azure Storage

  • Develop Solutions that use Azure Cosmos DB Storage
  • Develop Solutions that use a Relational Database
  • Modeling a Database by using Entity Framework Core
  • Develop Solutions that use Microsoft Azure Blob Storage
  • Manipulating Blob Container Properties in .NET

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand Azure Storage services such as blobs and Cosmos DB

Certificate Obtained and Conferred by

  • Certificate of Completion from Microsoft

Upon meeting at least 75% attendance and passing the assessment(s), participants will receive Certificate of Completion from Microsoft/NTUC LearningHub

  • Statement of Attainment from SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)

Upon meeting at least 75% attendance and passing the assessment(s), Statement of Attainment (SOAs) will be issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) to certify that the participant has achieved the following Competency Standard(s):

    • ICT-DIT-3014-1.1 - Software Configuration
  • External Certification Exam
    • Upon passing Exam AZ-303 and AZ-304, participant will receive Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification from Microsoft

Additional Details

Medium of Instruction: English

Trainer:Trainee Ratio is 1:16

Mode of Delivery: Virtual Live Class (VLC) via Zoom

As this is a government subsidised programme, the entire training programme will be video recorded for audit purposes by the relevant funding agency. To ascertain their presence, Trainees / Participants are required to

  • Turn on web camera to show real-time video, as opposed to using a profile picture / video for the entirety of the training and assessment session.
  • Ensure that their faces are fully visible (not just the forehead / eyebrows)
  • Use their full name as per NRIC / Passport as their Screen Name on Zoom

Courseware: Microsoft Official Curriculum

Labs: Microsoft Virtual Labs

Price

Course Fee: $2,950.00 before GST / $3,156.50 with GST

For Classes commencing until 31st Dec 2021

Individual Sponsored

Company Sponsored

Non-SME

SME

Before GST

With GST

Before GST

With GST

Before GST

With GST

Full Course Fee (For International Students)

$2,950.00

$3,156.50

$2,950.00

$3,156.50

$2,950.00

$3,156.00

Promo Course Fee (valid until 31 Dec 2021 by class start date)

$2,242.06

$2,399.00

$2,242.06

$2,399.00

$2,242.06

$2,399.00

For Singapore Citizens and PRs
(after 50% funding capped at $15/hr)

$1,642.06

$1,799.00

$1,642.06

$1,799.00

$242.06

$399.00

For Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above
(after 90% funding capped at $50/hr)

$242.06

$399.00

$242.06

$399.00

$242.06

$399.00

For Classes commencing on or after 1st Jan 2022

Individual Sponsored

Company Sponsored

Non-SME

SME

Before GST

With GST

Before GST

With GST

Before GST

With GST

For International Students (Full Course Fee)

$2,950.00

$3,156.50

$2,950.00

$3,156.50

$2,950.00

$3,156.00

For Singapore Citizens and PRs
(after 50% funding)

$1,475.00

$1,681.50

$1,475.00

$1,681.50

*$885.00

*$1,091.50

For Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above
(after 70% funding)

$885.00

$1,091.50

$885.00

$1,091.50

$885.00

$1,091.50

*After 70% ­­­­funding for SME-sponsored Singaporeans and PRs under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) scheme

Funding Eligibility Criteria:

Individual Sponsored Trainee

Company Sponsored Trainee

  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Trainee must achieve at least 75% attendance
  • Trainee must pass all prescribed tests / assessments, and attain 100% competency
  • NTUC LearningHub reserves the right to claw back the funded amount from trainee if he/she did not meet the eligibility criteria
  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Trainee must achieve at least 75% attendance
  • Trainee must pass all prescribed tests / assessments, and attain 100% competency
  • NTUC LearningHub reserves the right to claw back the funded amount from the employer if trainee did not meet the eligibility criteria

Remarks:

Individual Sponsored Trainee

Company Sponsored Trainee

SkillsFuture Credit:

  • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset course fee payable after funding

PSEA:

  • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) funds to offset course fee payable after funding

UTAP:

  • NTUC Members can enjoy up to 50% funding (capped at $250 per year) under Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

Absentee Payroll (AP) Funding:

  • $4.50 per hour, capped at $100,000 per enterprise per calendar year
  • AP funding will be computed based on the actual number of training hours attended by the trainee
  • Note: Courses / Modules under Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) will not be eligible for AP funding claim.

Terms and conditions apply. NTUC LearningHub reserve the right to make changes or improvements to any of the products described in this document without prior notice.

Prices are subject to other LHUB miscellaneous fees

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