This Learning Path is designed to help you and your team prepare for the AZ-300 Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies exam. Even if you don't plan to take the exam, these courses and hands-on Labs will help you gain a solid understanding of how to architect a variety of Azure services.
The AZ-300 and AZ-301 exams replace the older 70-535 exam, which was retired on December 31, 2018. These two exams are part of Microsoft’s new role-based certification program. Candidates who pass both exams will earn the Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification.
The AZ-300 exam tests your knowledge of five subject areas and that’s how we’ve structured this learning path as well. We’ll start with deploying and configuring Azure infrastructure. This is the biggest section, and it covers a wide variety of topics, including storage, virtual machines, networking, and Azure Active Directory. Next, we’ll show you how to implement workloads and security. After that, you’ll learn how to create and deploy apps using either Azure App Service or Azure Container Service. Next, you’ll learn how to implement authentication and encryption. Finally, we’ll cover how to develop for the cloud using autoscaling and messaging.
- Deploy and configure Azure infrastructure
- Implement workloads and security on Azure
- Create and deploy apps on Azure
- Implement Azure authentication and secure data
- Develop for the cloud
- People who want to become Azure cloud architects
- People preparing for Microsoft’s AZ-300 exam
- General knowledge of IT architecture
Learning Path Steps
Learn how to configure and start your first Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine (VM) from the Azure portal. Once running, you will connect to the VM via the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). Basic VM controls are also explored, such as start, stop, restart and del...
Knowledge Check: Azure Resource Manager Virtual Machines
Knowledge Check: Introduction to Azure Resource Manager
Knowledge Check: Introduction to Azure Storage
Working with Azure Storage using PowerShell, you will explore the different storage types, manage storage account keys, and generate shared access signatures.
Learn how to configure an Azure Application Gateway to load balance traffic to a web application that you deploy on a Virtual Machine Scale Set in this Lab.
Knowledge Check: Introduction to Azure Virtual Networking
Knowledge Check: Design Azure Network Implementation
Understand when and why you would want to use Azure VNet peering in this Lab as you implement peering to solve a practical design challenge
Learn Role Based access control for the Microsoft Azure Cloud
Knowledge Check: Azure Active Directory Security
Learn about Azure Key Vault to store keys/secrets used for encrypting an Azure Virtual Machine in a hands-on Lab environment
Knowledge Check: Design Azure Compute Infrastructure
Deploy an app to Azure App Service Web Apps in this Lab and use a variety of services to monitor the app and send alerts when certain conditions are met.
Knowledge Check: Getting Started with Azure App Service
Preparation Exam: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies (AZ-300)
About the Author
Guy launched his first training website in 1995 and he's been helping people learn IT technologies ever since. He has been a sysadmin, instructor, sales engineer, IT manager, and entrepreneur. In his most recent venture, he founded and led a cloud-based training infrastructure company that provided virtual labs for some of the largest software vendors in the world. Guy’s passion is making complex technology easy to understand. His activities outside of work have included riding an elephant and skydiving (although not at the same time).