Length
4 days
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Overview

This course is developed for those aspired to be and new to the solution architect role. This course provides the technical information focusing on application architecture and technical skills to start their journey into this role.

This course will not cover the industrial skills and delivery skills required for this role.

Key Topics

Detailed Info
  • The Architect Role
  • Cloud Solution, CDM and CDS
  • Lifecycle Services
  • Data Management
  • Localization, Compliance and Reporting
  • Performance
  • Automated Testing and RSAT
  • Environment, Instances and Deployment Models
  • Licensing, AppSource and Support
  • Blueprinting Dynamics 365 Solutions
  • Integration and Business Events
  • Extensibility
  • Security
  • Application Lifecycle Management
  • Additional Areas for Architects
Skills Gained
Key Topics
Target Audience
Prerequisites

Skills Gained

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Define skill areas for solution architect role
  • Explain instances & deployment models recommendations by Microsoft
  • Understand cloud solution, CDM & CDS
  • Get more info on Licensing, AppSource & Support for Dynamics 365
  • Use Lifecycle services as solution architect
  • Know the considerations for blueprinting Dynamics 365 solution
  • Understand the concepts and tools used for data management
  • Explain the Integration options & Business events on solutions
  • Know the available options on solution localization, compliance & reporting
  • Have architectural conversations on extensibility, security, & performance
  • Know what is ALM application lifecycle management
  • Identify opportunities for automated testing and using RSAT

Key Topics

Module 1: The Architect Role
The solution architect is one of the most critical roles for delivering success to Microsoft customers, and it requires many skills. This course primarily focuses on technical skills.

Other topics in this module provide overviews of other skill areas that might be helpful for understanding the solution architect role. These skill areas include:

  • Delivery skills
    The ability to deliver a business solution to your customer.
  • Industry skills
    The accumulated knowledge obtained about a certain industry.
  • Soft skills
    Skills that help you communicate with others, from co-workers to customers.

Lessons

  • Solution architect skills
  • Recap the solution architect learning path
  • Group exercise

Module 2: Environment, Instances & Deployment Models
Topics and concepts in this module include:

  • Instance strategy
    Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations solutions can be deployed with multiple instances, which some organizations consider for scalability or security and privacy reasons.
  • Environment planning
    Environment planning helps provide a clear understanding of what environment(s) are required for which task(s) for a planned duration.
  • Infrastructure design
    Key considerations for Dynamics 365 infrastructure design are discussed in this topic.
  • Deployment models
    Cloud-hosted and on-premises deployments have different requirements, which are discussed in this section.

Lessons

  • Instance strategy
  • Environment planning
  • Infrastructure & deployment
  • Group exercise

Module 3: Cloud Solution, CDM & CDS
Topics and concepts in this module include:

  • CDM and CDS core concepts
    Explanations of these data-sharing technologies.
  • CDM vs. CDS
    A brief discussion of how these technologies interact and complement each other.
  • Power Platform
    This topic explores some of the components of Power Platform, the Microsoft business application platform.
  • Dual Write
    A brief explanation of a new bi-directional integration functionality that Microsoft unveiled in 2019.

Lessons

  • Introduction
  • CDM and CDS core concepts
  • Power Platform
  • Dual Write
  • Group Exercise

Module 4: Licensing, AppSource & Support
Topics in this module include:

  • Licensing requirements
    Having the appropriate licensing in place is an important aspect of deploying Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations solutions.
  • Microsoft-certified ISV solutions
    AppSource, a rich source of information about ISV (independent software vendor) solutions that have been certified by Microsoft, can be used to identify solutions that can complement projects that you’re involved with.
  • Support options
    Knowing which support options are available as well as other support considerations can be important to a project’s success.

Lessons

  • Introduction
  • Licensing
  • AppSource
  • Support

Module 5: Lifecycle services
Topics in this module include:

  • Core LCS features and concepts
    Brief definitions for many LCS features and concepts that enable closer collaboration, speed implementations, and reduce time to value.
  • The role and function of Azure DevOps and how to connect to LCS
    LCS can take advantage of the tools in Azure DevOps to track implementation and associate work items with requirements and business processes, including bugs, tasks, backlog items, tests, and documents.

Lessons

  • Introduction
  • Core features and concepts
  • Understand the role and function of Azure DevOps and how to connect to LCS
  • Group exercise

Module 6: Blueprinting Dynamics 365 solutions
Topics include:

  • Develop a solution blueprint
    Reviews Process, Application, Data, Integration, Intelligence, Security, Continuous Update, Platform, and Timeline architecture considerations.
  • Engage FastTrack in solution blueprint review
    Reviews the benefits of engaging a Microsoft FastTrack architect and/or team to review solution blueprints to help ensure a positive customer outcome.

Lessons

  • Introduction
  • Develop a solution blueprint
  • Engage FastTrack in solution blueprint review

Module 7: Data Management
The topic of data management is broad, and it has many ramifications when deploying Dynamics 365. Four key considerations are discussed:

  • Data migration strategy
    Based on what data is needed for
  • Cutover plan
    Considerations include what data needs to be brought in during cutover and whether any data needs to be manually entered
  • Tools and framework
    Different tools and frameworks are available for different scenarios
  • Data retention plan
    Considerations include what data needs to be stored for business operation and compliance purposes

Lessons

  • Introduction
  • Data management
  • Key considerations
  • Group exercise

Module 8: Integration & Business events
Topics in this module include:

  • Integration
    This topic is primarily focused on integration strategy, system integrations, and integration platforms and tools.
  • Business events
    Business events is a new integration method that has been added to Dynamics 365 and has been largely adopted.
  • Endpoints
    Endpoints let you manage the destinations for the sending of business events.

Lessons

  • Introduction
  • Integration
  • Business events
  • Endpoints
  • Group exercise

Module 9: Localization, Compliance & Reporting
Topics in this module include:

  • Localization
    The process of localization is used to adapt a product or content to a specific location or market.
  • Compliance
    Compliance is the state or fact of according with or meeting rules or standards and is often required by governmental agencies.
  • Reporting
    Reporting capabilities can be important for localization and for compliance verification.

Lessons

  • Introduction
  • Localization
  • Compliance
  • Reporting
  • Group exercise

Module 10: Extensibility
Topics include:

  • Intrusive customization A brief review of the issue of intrusive customization and why it’s become difficult to manage.
  • Benefits of extensibility
    Why extensibility is a better type of customization.
  • Extensibility options
    A listing of available common extensibility options.
  • Extensibility requests
    How to make an extensibility request to Microsoft when necessary.

Lessons

  • Introduction
  • Intrusive customization
  • Benefits of extensibility
  • Extensibility options
  • Extensibility requests

Module 11: Security
Topics in this module include:

  • Enterprise resource planning (ERP) security consists of a wide range of measures to protect systems from illicit access and ensure accessibility and integrity of system data. This module discusses the following security-related topics:
  • Advise on security and compliance requirements
    The process of localization is used to adapt a product or content to a specific location or market.
  • Security design
    Compliance is the state or fact of according with or meeting rules or standards and is often required by governmental agencies.
  • Tools and features
    Reporting capabilities can be important for localization and for compliance verification

Lessons

  • Introduction
  • Advise on security and compliance requirements
  • Security design
  • Tools and features

Module 12: Performance
Topics include:

  • Performance benchmarks
    Recommendations and guidance for properly defining benchmarks
  • Performance design
    Key considerations for performance design
  • Patterns
    Recommendations for key patterns to observe during design
  • Testing and tools
    Performance testing prerequisites and a list if existing performance tools

Lessons

  • Introduction
  • Define performance benchmarks and requirements
  • Performance design
  • Key patterns
  • Performance testing and tools
  • Group Exercise

Module 13: Application Lifecycle Management
Topics in this module include:

  • Version control
    Used to help resolve concerns over consistency in solution management.
  • Development
    Concepts, terminology, and core considerations.
  • Build
    Requirements, recommendations, and considerations.
  • Deployment
    Key considerations for deployment into runtime environments.

Lessons

  • Introduction
  • Version control
  • Development
  • Build
  • Deployment

Module 14: Automated Testing & RSAT
Topics include:

  • Understand the test options
    Four types of testing are performed throughout a Dynamics 365 implementation. This topic reviews these testing types and discusses the importance of the quality and coverage of use cases.
  • Summarize testing strategy and plan
    This topic discusses the reasons why a detailed testing strategy is necessary for several reasons and provides guidance about what a comprehensive testing plan should include.
  • Available tools for testing
    This topic identifies the Regression Suite Automation Tool (RSAT) as well as other available tools that can be used for testing, including the Performance SDK and the Data Expansion Tool.

Lessons

  • Introduction
  • Understand the test options

Module 15: Additional Areas for Architects
This module provides information about additional considerations that were not covered in the preceding modules. Topics include:

  • Overview of the upgrade process
    Lays out the typical high-level steps for project teams to complete an upgrade.
  • Special considerations
    Provides guidance for handling attachments, large databases, and other miscellaneous upgrade scenarios.
  • Printing scenarios in Dynamics 365
    Describes printing options as well as print management configuration options.

Lessons

  • Introduction
  • Overview of the upgrade process
  • Special considerations
  • Printing scenarios in Dynamics 365
  • High-level Implementation Phases

Target Audience

Candidates should have previous experience with functional or technical focus in Dynamics 365: Finance and Operations Applications.
Primarily for those who are aspired to be and new to solution architect role.

We can also deliver and customise this training course for larger groups – saving your organisation time, money and resources. For more information, please call us at +632 8244 2098 or email [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Completed the solution architect learning path for solution architects
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