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
This course gives an overview of the requirements for the Microsoft AZ-300 exam and how they will be covered.
This course will give you a basic understanding of Azure virtual machines (VMs) and how you can use them in your Azure environments.
This course offers an in-depth look at VM scale sets, VM configuration management, VM storage options, and VM monitoring within Azure.
In this lab, you'll learn how to configure and start your first Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine (VM) from the Azure portal.
Knowledge Check: Azure Resource Manager Virtual Machines
This course introduces the Microsoft Azure Resource Manager (ARM) REST API, and how to interact with it.
Knowledge Check: Introduction to Azure Resource Manager
In this lab, you will first create a Windows virtual machine using an Azure Resource Manager template, and then you will improve the template using several additional ARM features.
In this course, you will learn how to use the core Azure Storage services as building blocks for Azure applications and virtual machines.
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.
In this course, you will learn everything you need to get started with setting up virtual networks inside Azure.
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
In this course, you will learn how to design a network implementation using the appropriate Azure services.
Knowledge Check: Design Azure Network Implementation
In this course, you will learn two different ways to connect virtual networks together in Azure.
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
In this course, you’ll learn about both troubleshooting and monitoring.
Through a combination of both theory and practical demonstrations, this course teaches how to implement Azure network security.
In this course, you'll learn about Azure Role-Based Access Control and gain skills to allow you to manage access to resources in Azure.
Learn Role Based access control for the Microsoft Azure Cloud
This course looks into how to capture log data and metrics from Azure services and feed this information into different locations for processing.
Learn to leverage Azure Monitor to diagnose application and infrastructure with logs, query logs with Azure log queries, and leverage alerts and action groups
In this course, you'll learn how to implement and deploy identity management on Azure to better protect your organization with this expertly instructed training content.
In this course, you'll learn about Azure AD fundamentals and Cloud Security, and will gain an understanding of Identity Management.
Knowledge Check: Azure Active Directory Security
In this course, you'll learn how to implement Multi-Factor Authentication on Azure.
Learn about Azure Key Vault to store keys/secrets used for encrypting an Azure Virtual Machine in a hands-on Lab environment
In this course, you will learn how to plan and deploy Azure Backup and how to manage backups on a day-to-day basis.
This course provides an overview of the Azure Migrate offering and the various Azure Migrate integrations that are available.
In this course, you will learn how to design a compute infrastructure using the appropriate Azure services.
Knowledge Check: Design Azure Compute Infrastructure
In this course, you'll learn how to configure serverless computing on the Microsoft Azure platform.
This course explains how to quickly and easily set up a website and publish apps using Azure App Service.
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
This course explores AKS, Azure’s managed Kubernetes service, covering the fundamentals of the service and how it's used.
This lab explores several key services that allow you to create containerized solutions in Azure.
This course is focused on creating practical solutions using Azure technologies in areas such as AI, messaging, the Internet of Things, and video media.
In this course, you'll develop your skills for autoscaling on Azure, work with transient faults, and learn how to problem solve autoscaling.
This course provides an introductory tour of Azure Storage Solutions such as its SQL and NoSQL databases, Redis, Azure Backup, Site Recover, and StorSimple.
This course shows how to make use of Cosmos DB's incredible flexibility and performance tools on Microsoft Azure.
In this Lab, you will learn how to manage Cosmos DB using the Azure Portal and Azure CLI as you integrate Azure Functions with Cosmos DB change feed triggers to buy and sell fictitious stocks.
This short video gives you a list of some of the other resources you should review before taking the Microsoft AZ-300 exam.
In this lab challenge, you'll use your Azure networking knowledge to configure Virtual Networks to allow two virtual machines to communicate with each other.
In this lab challenge, you'll be given a desired end state and be required to reach it using your knowledge of Microsoft Azure and relevant tools.
Cert Prep: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies (AZ-300)
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