Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions

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Course Overview

The “Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions” course is tailored for professionals looking to deepen their expertise in cloud-based data platform solutions using Microsoft’s suite of services. This comprehensive training provides an overview of Microsoft’s Cloud Data Platform, covering essential components like Microsoft SQL Server and various cloud data offerings, including the Cortana Analytics Suite, and data visualization techniques. Learners will gain hands-on experience in implementing SQL Server on Azure VMs, understanding the intricacies of virtual machine components, storage architecture, and deployment models. The course also delves into SQL Database implementation, highlighting scalability options, performance tuning, and service tier recommendations. Crucial aspects such as high availability (HA), disaster recovery (DR) strategies for SQL Database, and hybrid HA/DR scenarios with SQL Server are thoroughly explored. Security design and implementation take center stage in Module 6, where students learn about SQL Database firewalls, Active Directory integration, encryption, and threat detection.To ensure smooth operations, the course also offers insights into monitoring and managing implementations on Azure, using tools like Azure Automation and Operational Insights. Finally, it wraps up with practical case studies, guiding learners through real-world scenarios for SQL Server and SQL Database solutions, including hybrid environments and “lift and shift” migrations. By completing this course, learners will be well-equipped to design, implement, and manage robust, secure, and scalable data platform solutions in the cloud, enhancing their professional capabilities in the ever-evolving landscape of cloud technologies.

Course Prerequisites

To ensure you can gain maximum benefit from the Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions course, it’s important to come prepared with a foundational understanding in certain areas. Here are the minimum required prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems and their core functionality.
  • Familiarity with database concepts, including relational databases such as Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Understanding of basic SQL syntax and database design principles.
  • Some experience with or exposure to cloud computing concepts and technologies, particularly Microsoft Azure.
  • An introductory level of knowledge about data storage and management within cloud environments.

Please note that while these prerequisites are intended to set a foundation for the course, the instructors at Koenig Solutions are skilled at guiding learners of various skill levels through the material to ensure a comprehensive learning experience.

Target Audiance

  • Database Administrators
  • Data Architects
  • Cloud Solution Architects
  • IT Professionals with a focus on Microsoft Azure
  • SQL Server Developers
  • Data Analysts interested in data platform solutions
  • System Engineers seeking to implement cloud data services
  • IT Project Managers overseeing cloud migration or deployment
  • Technical Consultants specializing in cloud data solutions
  • Infrastructure Specialists transitioning to cloud platforms

Schedule Dates

Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions
20 May 2024
Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions
20 August 2024
Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions
20 November 2024
Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions
20 February 2025

Course Content

  • Understand the components of the Microsoft Cloud Data Platform and differentiate between various cloud data offerings.

  • Deploy, configure, and manage SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines, including storage architecture and deployment models.

  • Implement and scale SQL Databases in Azure, utilizing data tiers, elastic pools, and performance tuning.

  • Ensure business continuity with SQL Database High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) strategies, including backups and replication.

  • Design and implement hybrid HA/DR scenarios with SQL Server, leveraging AlwaysOn availability groups and other replication techniques.

  • Master security measures for SQL Database, such as firewall rules, Active Directory integration, encryption, and threat detection.

  • Monitor and manage Azure data implementations, employing Azure Automation, SQL monitoring tools, and Operational Insights.

  • Apply best practices for virtual machine configurations and SQL Server setup in Azure to optimize performance and cost.

  • Design effective database solutions for SQL Server and SQL Database that address real-world business requirements and challenges.

  • Implement advanced features like row-level security, dynamic data masking, and auditing to strengthen database security and compliance.


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