Designing an Azure Data Solution Course: DP-201T01-A

Two days • Instructor-led training • Virtual course

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Course summary: Designing an Azure Data Solution

The Designing an Azure Data Solution course teaches how to design data platforms that act as business and technical solutions. This covers on-premises, cloud, and hybrid data as well as relational, NoSQL, and data warehouse data. Further areas covered include:

  • data security, including data access, data policies, and standards
  • optimisation, availability, and disaster recovery
  • big data, batch processing, and streaming data

Training details

  • Format: instructor-led, virtual
  • Length: 2 days
  • Price: £1260 (+VAT)

Certification

This course prepares students for the DP-201 certification exam. Those who pass both the DP-201 and DP-200 exams can display the Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Engineer Associate badge.

Microsoft Certified Associate Badge for Designing an Azure Data Solution

Designing an Azure Data Solution

DP-201T01-A

  • Instructor-led virtual training
  • 2 days
  • £1260 (+VAT)

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Audience profile

Learning goals

Most students on the Designing an Azure Data Solution course are data professionals, data architects, or BI professionals. The course is also popular with developers who want to work with Azure data platform technologies.

Applicable job roles

Data engineer, developer.

Prerequisites

To join this course, you will need an understanding of cloud computing as well as professional experience with data solutions.

If you have no experience of Microsoft Azure, you should take one of the following courses first:

Training schedule

April 19-20, 2021 Virtual course £1260 (+VAT)Book
Monday, April 19 to Tuesday, April 20 9am to 5pm, UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
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May 17-18, 2021 Virtual course £1260 (+VAT)Book
Monday, May 17 to Tuesday, May 18 9am to 5pm, UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
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June 21-22, 2021 Virtual course £1260 (+VAT)Book
Monday, June 21 to Tuesday, June 22 9am to 5pm, UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
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July 19-20, 2021 Virtual course £1260 (+VAT)Book
Monday, July 19 to Tuesday, July 20 9am to 5pm, UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
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August 16-17, 2021 Virtual course £1260 (+VAT)Book
Monday, August 16 to Tuesday, August 17 9am to 5pm, UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
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September 20-21, 2021 Virtual course £1260 (+VAT)Book
Monday, September 20 to Tuesday, September 21 9am to 5pm, UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
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Course outline

Module 1: Data platform architecture considerations

In this module, the students will learn how to design and build secure, scalable, and performant solutions in Azure by examining the core principles found in every good architecture. They will learn how using key principles throughout architecture, regardless of technology choice, can help you design, build, and continuously improve the architecture for an organization’s benefit.

Lessons

  • Core Principles of Creating Architectures
  • Design with Security in Mind
  • Performance and Scalability
  • Design for availability and recoverability
  • Design for efficiency and operations
  • Case Study

Lab: Case Study

  • Design with security in mind
  • Consider performance and scalability
  • Design for availability and recoverability
  • Design for efficiency and operations

Module 2: Azure batch processing reference architectures

In this module, students will learn the reference design and architecture patterns for dealing with the batch processing of data. The student will be exposed to dealing with the movement of data from on-premises systems into a cloud data warehouse and how it can be automated. The students will also be exposed to an AI architecture and how the data platform can integrate with an AI solution.

Lessons

  • Lambda architectures from a Batch Mode Perspective
  • Design an Enterprise BI solution in Azure
  • Automate enterprise BI solutions in Azure
  • Architect an Enterprise-grade Conversational Bot in Azure

Lab: Architect an Enterprise-grade Conversational Bot in Azure

  • Designing an Enterprise BI solution in Azure
  • Automate an Enterprise BI solution in Azure
  • Automate an Enterprise BI solution in Azure

Module 3: Azure real-time reference architectures

In this module, the students will learn the reference design and architecture patterns for dealing with streaming data. They will learn how streaming data can be ingested by Event Hubs and Stream Analytics to deliver real-time analysis of data. They will also explore a data science architecture that streams data into Azure Databricks to perform trend analysis. They will finally learn how an Internet of Things (IoT) architecture will require data platform technologies to store data.

Lessons

  • Describe Lambda architectures for a Real-Time Perspective
  • Architect a stream processing pipeline with Azure Stream Analytics
  • Design a stream processing pipeline with Azure Databricks
  • Create an Azure IoT reference architecture

Lab: Azure real-time reference architectures

  • Architect a stream processing pipeline with Azure Stream Analytics
  • Design a stream processing pipeline with Azure Databricks
  • Create an Azure IoT reference architecture

Module 4: Data platform security design considerations

In this module, the students will learn how to incorporate security into an architecture design and learn the key decision points in Azure provided to help create a secure environment through all the layers of architecture.

Lessons

  • Defense in Depth Security Approach
  • Identity Management
  • Infrastructure Protection
  • Encryption Usage
  • Network Level Protection
  • Application Security

Lab: Data Platform Security Design Considerations

  • Defense in Depth Security Approach
  • Identity Protection

Module 5: Designing for resiliency and scale

In this module, students will learn scaling services to handle load. They will learn how identifying network bottlenecks and optimizing storage performance are important to ensure users have the best experience. They will also learn how to handle infrastructure and service failure, recover from the loss of data, and recover from a disaster by designing availability and recoverability into the architecture.

Lessons

  • Adjust Workload Capacity by Scaling
  • Optimise Network Performance
  • Design for Optimized Storage and Database Performance
  • Identify Performance Bottlenecks
  • Design a Highly Available Solution
  • Incorporate Disaster Recovery into Architectures
  • Design Backup and Restore strategies

Lab: Designing for Resiliency and Scale

  • Adjust Workload Capacity by Scaling
  • Design for Optimised Storage and Database Performance
  • Design a Highly Available Solution
  • Incorporate Disaster Recovery into Architectures

Module 6: Design for efficiency and operations

In this module, students will learn how to design an Azure architecture that is operationally-efficient and minimizes costs by reducing spend and they will understand how to design architectures that eliminate waste and gives them full visibility into what is being utilized in the organization’s Azure environment.

Lessons

  • Maximising the Efficiency of your Cloud Environment
  • Use Monitoring and Analytics to Gain Operational Insights
  • Use Automation to Reduce Effort and Error

Lab: Design for Efficiency and Operations

  • Maximise the Efficiency of your Cloud Environment
  • Use Monitoring and Analytics to Gain Operational Insights
  • Use Automation to Reduce Effort and Error

Azure data engineer certification path

Fundamentals

Course AZ-900T01-A: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (1 Day)

OR

Course AZ-900T00-A: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (2 Day)

Intermediate

Course DP-200T01-A: Implementing an Azure Data Solution

AND

Course DP-201T01-A: Designing an Azure Data Solution

Note: you must take two courses — DP-200T01-A and DP-201T01-A — to achieve the Microsoft Azure Data Engineer Associate certification.

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