Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (M20535)



This course is intended for architects who have experience building infrastructure and applications on the Microsoft Azure platform. �Through interactive exercises you will have the opportunity to deploy Azure solutions using built-in DevOps tools such as Azure Resource Manager templates, deployments, resource groups, tags and Role-Based Access Control.� You will also focus on the architectural comparisons between services and technical decision making needed to deploy well-designed solutions on the Azure platform

This course incorporates materials from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 20535 and can assist you in your preparation for Exam 70-535: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions.


This course is intended for students who have experience building infrastructure and applications on the Microsoft Azure platform. Students should have a thorough understanding of most services offered on the Azure platform.

Students should have intermediate experience in designing, implementing and monitoring Azure solutions and proficient with the tools, techniques, and approaches used to build solutions on the Azure platform.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe Azure architecture components, including infrastructure, tools, and portals�
  • Create and deploy Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates for various all-up solutions
  • Compare and contrast various infrastructure, serverless, database and communication services; such as App Services, Virtual Machine Scale Sets, Azure Cosmos DB, SQL Database, and Container Service in Azure
  • Incorporate various Azure platform services, such as Cognitive Services and Media Servicers into an overall Azure solution
  • Secure, monitor and backup solutions deployed to Azure
  • Create automated DevOps solutions using a combination of ARM templates, configuration management utilities, Azure CLI, and the Cloud Shell

Application Architecture Patterns in Azure

  • Pattern Resources
  • Performance Patterns
  • Resiliency Patterns
  • Scalability Patterns
  • Data Patterns

Deploying Resources with Azure Resource Manager

  • ARM Templates
  • Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Resource Policies
  • Security
  • Building Blocks

Building Azure IaaS-Based Server Applications

  • High Availability
  • Templated Infrastructure
  • Domain-Connected Machines

Creating Managed Server Applications in Azure

  • Infrastructure-Backed Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
  • High-Performance Compute (HPC)
  • Migration

Authoring Serverless Applications in Azure

  • Azure Web App
  • Azure Functions
  • Integration
  • High Performance

Backing Azure Solutions with Azure Storage

  • Pricing
  • Blob Storage
  • Files
  • StorSimple

Comparing Database Options in Azure

  • Relational
  • NoSQL Services
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Data Storage
  • Data Analysis

Networking Azure Application Components

  • VNETs
  • Load Balancing
  • External Connectivity
  • Hybrid Connectivity

Managing Security and Identity for Azure Solutions

  • Security Monitoring
  • Data Security
  • Application Security Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
  • Hybrid Identity
  • Azure AD Application Integration

Integrating SaaS Services Available on the Azure Platform

  • Cognitive Services
  • Bot Services
  • Machine Learning
  • Media Services

Integrating Azure Solution Components using Messaging Services

  • Event Messaging
  • Integration
  • IoT

Monitoring and Automating Azure Solutions

  • Application Monitoring
  • Platform Monitoring
  • Network Monitoring
  • Alerting
  • Backup
  • Azure Automation
  • Config Management
  • Auto-Scale