Course Overview

The Solution Architect is responsible for the successful design, implementation, deployment and adoption of an overall solution.  The Solution Architect ensures that the solution meets the customer’s needs now and in the future.  In this course, students will learn about decisions aa Solution Architect makes during an implementation, covering security, integrations, Power Apps architecture, Power Automate architecture, and more.  This course is deigned to give you an introduction to the Solutions Architect role.

3 days
  • Module 1: Introduction

    Module 2: Becoming a Solution Architect/Getting to know your customer


    • Define a Solution Architect
    • Role of a Solution Architect on projects
    • Project Methodology
    • Getting to know your customer
    • Group exercise – Getting to know your customer

    Module 3: Conceptualizing the design from requirements


    • How to lead the requirement collection effort
    • Using fit gap analysis
    • Pillars of good architecture
    • Blueprinting the solution architecture
    • Group exercise – Design from requirements

    Module 4: Project governance and working as a team


    • Solution Architect’s role in project governance
    • Techniques for keeping a project on track
    • Scenarios that could cause a project to fail
    • Group exercise – Project governance and working as a team

    Module 5: Power Platform Architecture


    • Key Power Platform architecture components
    • Understand how platform design and limits influence solution architectures
    • Updates and feature releases
    • Understand how to communicate how the platform meets customer needs

    Module 6: Data Modeling


    • Data model influences, strategy
    • Data types
    • Data relationships
    • Group exercise – Data modeling

    Module 7: Visualizations, Analytics, Reporting and AI


    • Planning and evaluating requirements
    • Operational reporting
    • Power BI, Enterprise BI
    • Pre-built insights and custom AI

    Module 8: Power Apps Architecture


    • Discuss options for apps and how to choose where to start
    • Discuss app composition options
    • Using components as part of your app architecture
    • Considerations for including Portals as an app in your architecture
    • Group exercise – Power Apps Architecture topics

    Module 9: Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)


    • Microsoft vision and Solution Architect’s role in ALM
    • Environment strategies
    • Defining a solution structure for your deliverable

    Lab: ALM Hands-on Lab

    Module 10: Power Automate Architecture


    • Discuss options for automation and custom logic
    • Review considerations for using triggers and common actions
    • Explore using Business Process Flows (BPF) to guide users through business processes
    • Group Exercise – Evaluate scenarios for Power Automate usage

    Module 11: Security Modeling


    • Solution Architect’s role in security modeling
    • Discovery and learning your client’s environment
    • Controlling access to environments and resources
    • Controlling access to CDS Data
    • Group Exercise – Security Modeling

    Module 12: Integrations


    • Solution Architects role in Integrations
    • What is an integration and why do we need it
    • Platform features that enable integration
    • CDS Event Publishing
    • Scenarios for group discussion

    Module 13: Dynamics 365 Applications Architecture


    • Solution Architect’s role when deploying Dynamics 365 apps
    • Architecture Considerations for primary apps
    • Group Exercise – App specific working groups evaluate requirements

    Module 14: Testing and Go Live


    • Solution Architect’s role with testing and go live
    • Planning for testing
    • Planning for go live


  • Before attending this course, students must have:

    • Passed MB-200 Exam
    • Experience with Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform
    • Senior Consultant (functional or technical) or Solution Architect new to role
    • Some knowledge of Microsoft Azure
  • Senior Consultants (both functional and technical) that aspire to be Solution Architects, or current Solution Architects that are new to the role.