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Planning Microsoft Azure Data Solutions

Authors: William Myers, John Savill

Data is such an important part of so many computing solutions. In this path, you’ll learn the core concepts and skills needed to plan and design effective data and data management... Read more

Beginner

The courses in this section will teach you the fundamentals for data management, focused on designing a data management strategy.

Design a Data Management Strategy for Microsoft Azure

by John Savill

Nov 12, 2018 / 1h 36m

1h 36m

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Description

At the core of designing a data management strategy is a thorough knowledge of data requirements and the data lifecycle. In this course, Design a Data Management Strategy for Microsoft Azure, you’ll learn how to architect a strategy for data management for your organization. First, you’ll learn key aspects related to the data lifecycle. Next, you’ll explore requirements related to data and data services. Finally, you’ll discover how to utilize key Azure services related to data. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of data management design that will help you as you move forward with your organization's overall data management strategy.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview0m
  2. Understanding Data Fundamentals31m
  3. Interpreting Data Attributes and Data Services48m
  4. Utilizing Additional Azure Data Services16m

Intermediate

These intermediate courses will take you through some of the more intricate elements within data management, including designing for data protection and documenting how data flows within a solution.

Design a Data Protection Strategy with Microsoft Azure

by John Savill

Nov 26, 2018 / 1h 32m

1h 32m

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Understanding all the aspects of data protection and addressing can be complex. In this course, Design a Data Protection Strategy with Microsoft Azure, you will learn the foundational knowledge necessary to design a data protection strategy using Azure services. First, you will learn key considerations related to data protection. Next, you will discover encryption options for all stages of the data lifecycle. Finally, you will explore how to add performance and availability requirements for data in Microsoft cloud services. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of data protection needed to design a strategy for your organization's data in Microsoft Azure.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview0m
  2. Covering Data Protection Basics34m
  3. Utilizing Data Encryption Technologies27m
  4. Protecting Data Access29m

Design and Document Data Flows with Microsoft Azure

by John Savill

Nov 27, 2018 / 1h 15m

1h 15m

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Every organization has a large amount of data and needs to design solutions to get the right insights to answer questions about the business. In this course, Design and Document Data Flows with Microsoft Azure, you will learn foundational knowledge of data flow requirements and solutions at Microsoft.com. First, you will learn to identify the key data flow requirements. Next, you will discover key Microsoft technologies to help facilitate the designed data flow. Finally, you will explore how to put the different components together and orchestrate them via a control flow. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of data components in Azure needed to design and implement data flow solutions using Microsoft Azure.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Covering Data Flow Basics28m
  3. Providing a Data Flow Solution37m
  4. Reference Architectures9m

Advanced

In this section, you’ll get the opportunity to explore the more complicated areas in data management, including planning for data warehousing and designing a data monitoring strategy.

Plan for Data Warehousing with Microsoft Azure

by John Savill

Nov 29, 2018 / 1h 16m

1h 16m

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Organizations want answers and many of those answers come from data analysis, but that can be challenging with the vast amount and variety of data in a modern organization. In this course, Plan for Data Warehousing with Microsoft Azure, you will learn foundation knowledge of data warehousing and core components in Microsoft Azure that can be used to solve this problem. First, you will examine the fundamentals of data warehousing and identifying requirements. Next, you will explore key Microsoft technologies that will form part of the complete data warehouse solution. Finally, you will discover common architectures for a complete data warehouse solution. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of data warehousing to design an architecture in Microsoft Azure.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Understanding Data Warehouse Core Concepts31m
  3. Designing Data Warehouse Solutions in Azure37m
  4. Reference Architectures5m

Designing a Monitoring Strategy for the Microsoft Azure Data Platform

by William Myers

Nov 30, 2018 / 39m

39m

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Description

Do you have an Azure Storage Account or Accounts that you would like to monitor to ensure availability and performance? In this course, Designing a Monitoring Strategy for the Microsoft Azure Data Platform, you will gain foundational knowledge of monitoring with Azure Monitor. First, you will learn what metrics are available. Next, you will discover what action types are available to send alerts with. Finally, you will explore how to implement alerts for the available metrics and when to use each type. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Azure Monitor needed to monitor the Microsoft Azure Data Platform.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview0m
  2. Specifying Metrics and Alerts for Data Solutions21m
  3. Identifying Appropriate Teams for Alert Notifications17m

What you will learn

  • How to design a data management strategy
  • How to design data protection
  • How to monitor data within a solution

Pre-requisites

This path is intended for intermediate learners, and prior knowledge of virtual machines, cloud computing fundamentals, and solution architecture is required.