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Microsoft Azure Training from New Horizons Baltimore

What is Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services—analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web—for moving faster, achieving more, and saving money. Designed so that any developer or IT professional can be productive with Azure, it includes integrated tools, templates and managed services to effectively build and manage enterprise, mobile, Web and Internet of Things (IoT) apps, using skills you already have and technologies you already know.

Microsoft Azure allows you to:

  • Use an open and flexible platform that supports the broadest selection of operating systems, programming languages, frameworks, tools, databases and devices
  • Extend your existing IT through the largest network of secure private connections, hybrid database and storage solutions
  • Protect your data with the first major cloud provider to adopt the new international cloud privacy standard, ISO 27018
  • Run your apps anywhere on a worldwide network of Microsoft-managed datacenters across 22 regions
  • Make smarter decisions using Azure’s predictive analytics services, including Machine Learning, Cortana Analytics and Stream Analytics

Role Based Certifications

Whether you’re new to cloud computing or an experienced Azure developer, New Horizons Baltimore has Azure training for you. And now that training is more focused than ever with the release of a series of new Role-Based Certifications. These job-focused paths will help you truly become an Azure expert in your areas of responsibility:

Azure Administrator

Azure Administrators manage the cloud services that include storage, networking, and compute cloud capabilities. They possess a strong working knowledge of each service across the full IT lifecycle so they can successfully react to end-user requests for new cloud applications. They must have the expertise to make recommendations on services to use for optimal performance and scale, as well as provision, size, monitor and adjust as appropriate. This role requires communicating and coordinating with vendors. Azure Administrators use the Azure Portal and as they become more proficient they use PowerShell and the Command Line Interface.

AZ-100 Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment (5-Days)

This track consists of 5 modules: Manage Subscriptions and Resources, Implement and Manage Storage, Deploy and Manage Virtual Machines, Configure and Manage Virtual Machines, Manage Identities

Course Objectives

  • Manage Azure subscriptions and billing, and implement Azure policies.
  • Implement access management with Azure users, groups, and role-based access control.
  • Use Azure Monitor to configure Azure alerts and review the Azure Activity Log.
  • Query and analyze Log Analytics data.
  • Deploy resources with ARM templates and organize Azure resources.
  • Optimize your use of Azure tools like the Azure portal, Azure PowerShell, Cloud Shell and the Azure CLI.
  • Create Azure storage accounts for different data replication, pricing, and content scenarios.
  • Implement virtual machine storage, blob storage, Azure files, and structured storage.
  • Secure and manage storage with shared access keys, Azure backup, and Azure File Sync.
  • Store and access data using Azure Content Delivery Network, and the Import and Export service.
  • Monitor Azure storage with metrics and alerts, and the Activity Log.
  • Explain virtual machine usage cases, storage options, pricing, operating systems, networking capabilities, and general planning considerations.
  • Create Windows virtual machines in the Azure Portal, with Azure PowerShell, or using ARM Templates.
  • Deploy custom server images and Linux virtual machines.
  • Configure virtual machine networking and storage options.
  • Implement virtual machine high availability, scalability, and custom scripts extensions.
  • Backup, restore, and monitor virtual machines.
  • Understand virtual networking components, IP addressing, and network routing options.
  • Implement Azure DNS domains, zones, record types, and resolution methods.
  • Configure network security groups, service endpoints, logging, and network troubleshooting.
  • Implement site connectivity schemas including VNet-to-VNet connections and virtual network peering.
  • Implement Azure Active Directory, Self-Service Password Reset, Azure AD Identity Protection, and integrated SaaS applications.
  • Configure domains and tenants, users and groups, roles, and devices.
  • Implement and manage Azure Active Directory integration options and Azure AD Application Proxy.

This course, along with AZ-101, prepares you for the Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate examination.

AZ-101 Microsoft Azure Integration and Security (4-Days)

This track consists of 4 modules: Migrate Servers to Azure, Implement and Manage Application Services, Implement Advanced Virtual Networking, Secure Identities.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Use Azure Migrate to discover and assess on-premises virtual machine migration to Azure.
  • Use Azure Site Recovery to migrate Hyper-V infrastructures to Azure.
  • Review migration strategies for VMWare and System Center VMM virtual machines.
  • Implement use cases and configuration options for Azure App Services and App Service Environments.
  • Manage and secure web apps with backup, restore, snapshot, and cloning.
  • Optimize your web app performance with Scale Up, Scale Out, Autoscale, and Grow out strategies.
  • Deploy serverless computing features like Azure Functions, Event Grid, and Service Bus.
  • Implement and configure Azure Load Balancer, Azure Traffic Manager, and Azure Application Gateway.
  • Implement and configure Site-to-Site VPN connections and ExpressRoute.
  • Implement and configure Network Watcher and troubleshooting common network issues.
  • Use Azure RBAC to grant a granular level of access based on an administrator’s assigned tasks.
  • Use Azure Multi-Factor Authentication to configure a strong authentication for users at sign-in.
  • User Azure AD Privileged Identity Management to configure access rights based on just-in-time administration.

This course, along with AZ-100, prepares you for the Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate examination.

Azure Developer

Azure Developers are experienced programmers with the desire to acquire the skills needed to develop and host solutions in Azure. Potential developers should have some experience with Azure and must be able to program in at least one Azure-supported language. The courses in the track focus on C#, Node.js, Azure CLI, Azure PowerShell, and JavaScript.

AZ-200 Microsoft Azure Developer Core Solutions (4-Days)

This track consists of 4 modules: Select the Appropriate Cloud Technology Solution, Developing for Cloud Storage, Developing PaaS Solutions, Securing Cloud Solutions

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify common Azure application design and connectivity patterns
  • Measure and plan throughput, and data access structure
  • Distinguish Azure networking topologies
  • Connect to storage in Azure
  • Design and implement policies to Tables
  • Create, read, update, and delete tables by using code
  • Develop for Azure Redis cache and content delivery networks
  • Develop solutions that use blob storage
  • Create an Azure app service web app by using Azure CLI, Powershell, and other tools
  • Create documentation for the API by using open source and other tools
  • Add push notifications and enable offline sync for mobile apps
  • Develop stateful and stateless apps on Service Fabric
  • Create Azure functions including bindings and triggers
  • Define and run scheduled bulk operations
  • Create an Azure Container Service (ACS/AKS) cluster using Azure CLI and Azure Portal
  • Develop media solutions that use AI services
  • Leverage the different authentication options, including multi-factor, available in Azure and how they operate
  • Implement access control in your solution including claims- and role-based authorization
  • Implement secure data solutions by using encryption, Azure confidential computing, and SSL/TLS communications
  • Manage cryptographic keys in Azure Key Vault

This course, along with AZ-201, prepares you for the Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate examination.

AZ-201 Microsoft Azure Developer Advanced Solutions (4-Days)

This track consists of 3 modules: Developing for an Azure Cloud Model, Implementing Cloud Integration Solutions, Developing AI, Machine Learning, and IoT Solutions

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop for asynchronous processing and implement the appropriate asynchronous compute model.
  • Implement autoscaling in your solution and implement code that addresses transient state.
  • Implement large-scale, parallel and high-performance apps by using batches.
  • Manage distributed transactions.
  • Configure instrumentation in an app or service by using Application Insights and other tools.
  • Manage APIs by using API Management (APIM)
  • Create an APIM instance, configure authentication for APIs, create an API gateway, and define policies for APIs
  • Configure a message-based integration architecture by using the services included in Azure.
  • Configure an app or service to send email
  • Develop an application message model including message schema and message exchange.
  • Create an event model, topics, and subscriptions
  • Develop solutions using Computer Vision.
  • Use speech services and natural language processing in your app.
  • Create and manage dictionaries for FAQ generation by using QnA maker.
  • Leverage Bing Search in your application.
  • Create and register simple bot using the Bot Framework, and manage a bot using the Azure Portal.
  • Configure Azure Time Series Insights for your IoT solution.
  • Configure the Stream Analytics Service for inputs and outputs for your IoT device.

This course, along with AZ-200, prepares you for the Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate examination.

Azure Solutions Architect

Cloud Solutions Architects begin this role with practical experience with operating systems, virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures, billing, and networking and take the deep knowledge and practical skills learned through these courses to build a successful career in this essential and growing field.

AZ-300 Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Technologies (5-Days)

This track consists of 6 modules: Deploy and Configure Infrastructure, Implement Workloads and Security, Architect Cloud Technology Solutions, Create and Deploy Apps, Implement Authentication and Secure Data, Develop for the Cloud

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Manage Azure Subscriptions and Resources
  • Implement and Manage Storage
  • Deploy and Manage VMs
  • Configure and Manage Virtual Networks
  • Manage Identities using Azure Active Directory
  • Evaluate and Perform Server Migration to Azure
  • Implement and Manage Application Services
  • Implement Advanced Virtual Networking.
  • Secure Identities using Azure AD.
  • Design Connectivity Patterns
  • Leverage 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
  • 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-Based 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.
  • Configure a message-based integration architecture
  • Understand how to Develop for Asynchronous Processing
  • Begin creating apps for Autoscaling
  • Understand Azure Cognitive Services Solutions

This course, along with AZ-301, prepares you for the Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert examination.

AZ-301 Microsoft Azure Solution Architect Design (4-Days)

This track consists of 4 modules: Design for Identity and Security, Design a Data Platform Solution, Design for Deployment, Migration, and Integration, Design an Infrastructure Strategy

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Integrate existing solutions with external identity providers using Azure AD B2B or B2C.
  • Design a hybrid identity solution.
  • Determine when to use advanced features of Azure AD such as Managed Service Identity, MFA and Privileged Identity Management.
  • Secure application secrets using Key Vault.
  • Secure application data using SQL Database and Azure Storage features.
  • Detail the various APIs available in Cognitive Services.
  • Identify when to use the Face API, Speech API or Language Understanding (LUIS) service.
  • Describe the relationship to Bot Framework and Azure Bot Services.
  • Determine the ideal pricing option for Azure Storage based on a solution’s requirements.
  • Identify performance thresholds for the Azure Storage service.
  • Determine the type of Storage blobs to use for specific solution components.
  • Use the Azure Files service for SMB operations.
  • Identify solutions that could benefit from the use of StorSimple physical or virtual devices.
  • Compare and contrast monitoring services for applications, the Azure platform, and networking.
  • Design an alert scheme for a solution hosted in Azure.
  • Select the appropriate backup option for infrastructure and data hosted in Azure.
  • Automate the deployment of future resources for backup recovery or scaling purposes.
  • Create a resource group.
  • Add resources to a resource group.
  • Deploy an ARM template to a resource group Integrate an API or Logic App with the API Management service.
  • Design an App Service Plan or multi-region deployment for high performance and scale.
  • Integrate an API or Logic App with the API Management service.
  • Design an App Service Plan or multi-region deployment for high performance and scale.
  • Describe various patterns pulled from the Cloud Design Patterns.
  • Distribute network traffic across multiple loads using load balancers.
  • Design a hybrid connectivity scenario between cloud and on-premise.
  • Design an availability set for one or more virtual machines.
  • Describe the differences between fault and update domains.
  • Author a VM Scale Set ARM template.

This course, along with AZ-300, prepares you for the Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert examination

Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate

Role-based Certification

!Prerequisites
 
  • No Prerequisites
 

Step 2

Take These Exams

AZ-100: Azure Administrator Deployment

AZ-101: Azure Administrator Integration and Security

Step 3

Earn These Certifications

Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate

Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate

Role-based Certification

An Azure Developer is responsible for the development and implementation of cloud storage, PaaS, cloud modelling, security, and cognitive services solutions, including Bot and IoT.

!Prerequisites
 
  • None
 

Step 2

Take These Exams

AZ-200: Azure Developer Core Solutions

AZ-201: Azure Developer Advanced Solutions

Step 3

Earn These Certifications

Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate

Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Associate

Role-based Certification

An Azure Solutions Architect is responsible for the design and deployment of applications, workloads, security and identity management, and business continuity and infrastructure strategies.

!Prerequisites
 
  • None
 

Step 2

Take These Exams

AZ-300: Azure Architect Technologies

AZ-301: Azure Solutions Architect - Design

Step 3

Earn These Certifications

Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Associate

MCSA: Machine Learning

Demonstrate your ability to design,implement and maintain Linux® cloud-enabled solutions leveraging Microsoft Azure open source capabilities.

THIS CERTIFICATION IS SCHEDULED TO BE RETIRED AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2018. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS ON ALTERNATIVE AND REVISED CERTIFICATION OPTIONS.

!Prerequisites
 
  • None
 

Step 2

Take These Exams

LFCS: Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator

70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

Step 3

Earn These Certifications

MCSA: Linux on Azure

MCSA: Cloud Platform

Earning an MCSA: Cloud Platform provides the foundation for a position as a cloud administrator or architect and is the first step on your path to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE). It clearly demonstrates your expertise in Microsoft cloud-related technologies to reduce IT costs and deliver more value for the modern business.

THIS CERTIFICATION IS SCHEDULED TO BE RETIRED AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2018. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS ON ALTERNATIVE AND REVISED CERTIFICATION OPTIONS.

!Prerequisites
 
  • None
 

Step 2

Take TWO of these Exams

70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

70-535 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

70-537 Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack (coming soon)

Step 3

Earn These Certifications

MCSA: Cloud Platform

MCSA: Data Engineering with Azure

Earning this certification demonstrates your knowledge and expertise in engineering data with HD Insight and Cloud Services.

!Prerequisites
 
  • None
 

Step 1

Take these courses

20775 Performing Data Engineering on Microsoft HD Insight

20776A Performing Big Data Engineering on Microsoft Cloud Services

Step 2

Take These Exams

70-775 Perform Data Engineering on Microsoft HD Insight

70-776 Perform Big Data Engineering on Microsoft Cloud Services

Step 3

Earn These Certifications

Data Engineering with Azure

MCSA: Machine Learning

Earning this certification demonstrates knowledge relevant to Machine Learning and illustrates your expertise in operationalizing Microsoft Azure machine learning and Big Data with R Server and SQL R Services.

!Prerequisites
 
  • None
 

Step 2

Take These Exams

70-773 Analyzing Big Data with Microsoft R

70-774 Perform Cloud Data Science with Azure Machine Learning

Step 3

Earn These Certifications

Machine Learning

MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

Validate your skills in running a data center and demonstrate your expertise in cloud technologies, identity management, systems management, virtualization, storage and networking.

THIS CERTIFICATION IS SCHEDULED TO BE RETIRED AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2018. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS ON ALTERNATIVE AND REVISED CERTIFICATION OPTIONS.

!Prerequisites
 
  • Earn one of these MCSA certfications
  • MCSA: Windows Server 2016 or
  • MCSA: Cloud Platform or
  • MCSA: Linux on Azure or
  • MCSA: Windows Server 2012
 

Step 2

Take ONE of these Exams

70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

70-535 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

70-473 Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions

70-475 Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions

70-744 Securing Windows Server 2016

70-745 Implementing a Software-Defined Datacenter

70-413 Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

70-414 Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

70-537 Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack (coming soon)

Step 3

Earn These Certifications

MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure