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Cloud Architect using Microsoft Azure

Microsoft via Udacity Nanodegree


This program will teach you how to become an Azure Cloud Architect, build a migration plan to migrate from on-premises to the Azure Cloud, and apply automation, high availability, and backup/recovery skills to the role of an Azure Cloud Architect, Cloud Server Engineer, Azure Security Engineer, DevOps Engineer, and more.


  • Welcome to the Cloud Architect Using Microsoft Azure Nanodegree Program
    • Welcome to Udacity! We're excited to share more about your nanodegree and start this journey with you!
      In this course, you will learn more about the pre-requisites, structure of the program, and getting started!
  • Designing Infrastructure and Managing Migration
    • In this course, you will go over the best practices for implementing High Availability within the Azure Cloud using different solutions. We will create a backup strategy/plan. We'll go through migrating on-premise resources into the Azure cloud with built-in tools. We will go over how to monitor and optimize migrated resources to ensure they are running at their optimum level using Azure Monitor and Advisor respectively. We will also go over how to use ARM Templates to automate the provisioning of resources using Infrastructure as code as well as enforcing an organization's policies and requirements automatically through Azure Policy and Azure Blueprint.
  • Cost Optimization and Monitoring
    • In this course, you will go over the best practices for understanding how cost management is an important aspect of a well architected framework. For each lesson, you will learn the fundamental concepts, how experts think about the topic, and then deep dive into the Azure offerings.
      Throughout the course, you will deep dive into how to design for a cloud optimized architecture instead of trying to apply the traditional on-premises architecture principles, how monitoring for cloud efficiency helps an organization bring transparency and visibility into cloud costs, and how to leverage automation of infrastructure autoscale as well as Azure available API’s for cost analysis to ensure cost transparency and savings.
  • Azure Cloud Security
    • In this course, we will explore IAM to help protect organizations against breaches and achieve compliance. We'll see how AD Connect lets you sync and manage cloud and on-premises identities. Always use Least Privilege to control access by leveraging conditional access and MFA. We will see how infrastructure and network design can use the Zero Trust model through tools such as Firewalls, Azure Bastion, and Just in Time. Learn what steps to take to secure data with secured keys. We will dive deep into Security Center to detect and fix top layer security vulnerabilities. Then we will dive deep into the SOAR and SIEM capabilities of Sentinel to identify deep threat detection and protection tool.
  • Congratulations!
  • Career Services

Taught by

nd090 Gary McLeary, nd090 Pratik Shah and nd090 Ed Clausen


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