70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions Certification

Get Azure certified as an architect in one of Microsoft's newest certifications on the hottest cloud platform Azure.
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  • Lectures 175
  • Length 10 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English, captions
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Published 7/2016 English Closed captions available

Course Description

BRAND NEW COURSE

V1.07 New videos added in November 2016. Changes to exam coming in Nov 2016. User Defined Routes and IP Forwarding. Azure Application Gateway. AD Connect. Course constantly improving.

Course will be modified to match new exam requirements going live in November 2016.

Microsoft Azure is a skill in high demand in today's large business marketplace.

  • According to Microsoft, Azure is being used by 85% of the Fortune 500 companies, particularly with their hot Office 365 suite
  • Use of Azure has grown 100% year-over-year
  • Salary survey sites report that Azure Architects earn US$130,000 to US$170,000 per year across the United States
  • Microsoft has more than 100 data centers, across 33 regions and 10 geos, making it one of the largest data centers in the world. 

Microsoft recently introduced 3 new certification tests around Azure, and 4 certifications. This course is the complete study preparation course for 70-534: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions. Passing this test gives you the "Microsoft Specialist: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions" certification.

I'm quite confident that this is the most complete training course targeted specifically at the exam. Microsoft doesn't even have any official training available at this time.

While the technology world is full of "buzzwords" and "flavors of the month", the cloud is a real paradigm shift in the way solutions are designed and architected. There are now so many reasons why you should include Azure cloud technology in your solutions design that there are almost no reasons why not to do it. 

Cost savings is the one that catches the attention of businesses. Some companies are spending millions of dollars per month of their IT infrastructure, and every few years that hardware needs to be repaired and upgraded. Being able to reduce the capital investment and essentially rent powerful equipment on demand is quite a lot of up front savings.

If you add in the scalability, flexibility, and worldwide reach of the cloud, and the technology group sees the potential as well. You can truly do more with less. 

This course goes through all of the requirements of the Microsoft exam 70-534: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions. Multiple videos are devoted to each sub-objective, and we cover the topic thoroughly.

Most of the courses and content you find online assumes you already have expert knowledge of Azure and just tells you what to study, spending only seconds covering entire objectives. I can confidently say this course goes deep on everything you need to know.

If you ARE already an expert at many Azure topics, you can easily skip the sections that you already know and focus on the ones you have not yet had much exposure too. This is the benefit of having the complete course. 

Each section has additional web-based resources for you to do further research and expand your knowledge beyond the requirements of the exam.

Enroll today!

Version history

V1.01 New videos added August 2016! Hands on labs and assignments!

V1.02 New videos added September 2016! Latest updates to the exam requirements, and new lectures added to match.

V1.03 New videos added September 2016! Expanding lectures on cloud hosting and Azure data centers.

V1.04 Flashcards added September 2016! Research has shown that flashcards are one of the most effective techniques for remembering what you've learned. I've created 100+ questions about Azure Architecture, and put them together in flashcard videos for you, to reinforce what you've learned. 

V1.05 New videos added in October 2016! Meet the instructor, build your own study plan. 

V1.06 New videos added in October 2016. Role Based Access Control, and Data Security lessons, 6 new videos.

V1.07 New videos added in November 2016. Changes to exam coming in Nov 2016. User Defined Routes and IP Forwarding. Azure Application Gateway. AD Connect.


What are the requirements?

  • A free or paid subscription to Microsoft Azure
  • Excitement to learn Microsoft's constantly growing cloud platform

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Know how to design solutions for the Microsoft Azure platform
  • Pass the Microsoft 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions test the first time
  • Become Microsoft MCP Certified
  • Understand the main concepts of Azure, beyond the ones you normally use
  • Be up-to-date on the latest updates to this ever-changing platform

What is the target audience?

  • Senior technical people with exposure to Azure
  • Those interested in passing the Azure 70-534 test
  • Technical architects who want to learn more about designing for the cloud
  • Does not cover development or implementation in any detail

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: Quick Start
01:50

Welcome to the course. What you're getting.

04:59

A look inside the course.

Meet The Instructor (*NEW* 10/2016)
Preview
01:49
Activity: Build a Study Plan (*NEW* 10/2016)
04:19
04:56

Microsoft exam web page.

02:26

A look at what's being tested.

07:01

My experience, and some general tips.

Old Portal Versus New Portal (*NEW* 8/2016)
05:28
01:24

These new topics were added to the exam in June 2016 but announced in Sept 2016.

04:23

The exam is changing this month. As of Nov 22, there'll be a new emphasis on certain topics.

Section 2: Azure Data Centers
Introduction to Azure Networking
02:04
Self-Hosted, Co-Location and Cloud Hosting (*NEW* 9/2016)
03:27
What is High Availability? (*UPDATED* 9/2016)
05:40
Reviewing the Azure Regions and Geos
06:08
Regional Availability And Fallback
07:08
Data Centers, Clusters and Racks
05:34
Data Center 3D Tour (*NEW* 9/2016)
01:29
Objective 1.1 Flashcards (*NEW* 9/2016)
04:36
Resources for Objective 1.1
Article
Section 3: Azure Virtual Networks
Azure Active Directory
03:16
Understanding Reserved IP Addresses
04:21
Access Control Lists
04:24
Network Security Groups
01:52
Resource groups
04:45
User Defined Routes and IP Forwarding (*NEW* 11/2016)
07:04
Objective 1.2 Flashcards (*NEW* 9/2016)
03:03
3 questions

Let's review some of the important concepts from this section.

Resources for Objective 1.2
Article
Section 4: Azure Compute
Azure Compute
11:40
Cloud Services
03:53
Virtual Machines
02:26
Virtual Machine Sizing
08:02
Objective 1.3 Flashcards (*NEW* 9/2016)
03:37
Azure VM LiveLab - Walk Through of Creating a VM (*NEW* 9/2016)
02:46
Resources for Objective 1.3
Article
Section 5: Azure VPN
Overview of VPN and ExpressRoute
03:01
P2S Point-to-Site VPN
01:41
S2S Site-to-Site VPN
04:34
ExpressRoute
06:38
Objective 1.4 Flashcards (*NEW* 9/2016)
01:25
VPN Networking Quiz
3 questions
Resources for Objective 1.4
Article
Section 6: Azure Services
Azure Services & Solutions
07:00
Azure Load Balancer
06:25
Internal Load Balancer
03:07
Azure Application Gateway (*NEW* 11/2016)
04:13
Traffic Manager
07:18
Azure Media Services
02:29
Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN)
04:03
Azure Active Directory
03:34
Microsoft Azure Redis Cache
07:59
What is Azure Multi-Factor Authentication?
02:04
Azure Service Bus
02:18
Objective 1.5 Flashcards (*NEW* 9/2016)
03:20
Azure Services Quiz
3 questions
Resources for Objective 1.5
Article
Section 7: Assignment 1 - Hands On Lab for Objective 1
Assignment 1 (*NEW* 8/2016)
02:13
Walk-through of Assignment 1, VNET (*NEW* 8/2016)
05:11
Walk-through of Assignment 1, Certificates (*NEW* 8/2016)
06:00
Walk-through of Assignment 1, Connecting (*NEW* 8/2016)
03:14
Walk-through of Assignment 1, VPNs (*NEW* 8/2016)
03:59
Section 8: Managed Identities
Introduction to Azure Security
02:05
Managed Identities
03:59
Graph API
01:52
OAuth and OpenID
02:10
Objective 2.1 Flashcards (*NEW* 9/2016)
02:28
Resources for Objective 2.1
Article
Section 9: Hybrid Identities
Hybrid Identities
04:13
SAML Claims
03:15
Azure AD FS
01:36
Application Proxy
02:17
Objective 2.2 Flashcards (*NEW* 9/2016)
02:08
Resources for Objective 2.2
Article
Section 10: Identity Providers
ACS
03:53
.NET Coding
01:57
Objective 2.3 Flashcards (*NEW* 9/2016)
01:47
Resources for Objective 2.3
Article
Section 11: Data Security
Network Security Group (*NEW* 10/2016)
02:28
NSGs In Practice (*NEW* 10/2016)
Preview
03:35
Data security in transit and at rest (*NEW* 10/2016)
05:48
Azure Operations Management Suite (*NEW* 10/2016)
02:39
Objective 2.4 Flashcards (*NEW* 9/2016)
02:25
Resources for Objective 2.4
Article
Section 12: Role-Based Security
What is Role Based Access Control? (*NEW* 10/2016)
04:42
RBAC In Practice (*NEW* 10/2016)
04:44
Objective 2.5 Flashcards (*NEW* 9/2016)
03:49
Resources for Objective 2.5
Article
Section 13: Assignment 2 - Hands On Lab for Objective 2

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Instructor Biography

Scott Duffy, TOGAF Certified Software Architect, Azure Architect

Hi there, my name is Scott Duffy. And I love making complex technical topics easy to understand.

This has been the basis of my entire career – as a developer, as a development manager, as a software architect – over the past 20 years. I spend half my time in the world of business, explaining complex technical topics to business owners and stakeholders so that they can understand and agree with my approach to solving their business problems with technical solutions. And the other half with developers, explaining the business reasons behind decisions and ensuring that any decisions made on the technical side don't restrict the business in unexpected ways.

And I'm here on Udemy to teach what I know in an approachable way. I started with TOGAF 9.1. That document is long and not written in a way that is easy to understand.  I am a member of the Open Group, and am hold a commercial license to teach TOGAF.

I have been developing with Microsoft technologies for 20 years, starting with Classic ASP, and all the versions of .NET. We now live in the cloud era, with Microsoft Azure being prevalent in most large enterprises. I'm certified as an Azure Architect too.

Please don't hesitate to drop me a message if you have a suggestion for a topic for one of my courses, or need help with something. I may not always be able to help you directly, but I would still love to talk to you.

Instructor Biography

Software Architect, Training for enterprise architects

Software Architect provides quality online training about Enterprise Architecture. Whether you are just starting out, or are a grizzled veteran in the field, Software Architect provides courses to help you take your career to the next level.

Software Architect is run by Scott Duffy, who is a TOGAF Certified architect and trainer. Scott's consulting company, Little Oliver Consulting, is a member of The Open Group architecture forum, which helps set the standards for the future.

TOGAF is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.

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