AZ-300 Exam Preparation: Technologies for Microsoft Azure Architects

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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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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

Intended Audience

  • People who want to become Azure cloud architects
  • People preparing for Microsoft’s AZ-300 exam


  • General knowledge of IT architecture


Your certificate for this learning path

Learning Path Steps

1 courses

This course gives an overview of the requirements for the Microsoft AZ-300 exam and how they will be covered.

2 courses

This course gives you an overview of VMs, and how to create, configure, and monitor them in Azure Resource Manager.

3 labs

In this lab, you'll learn how to configure and start your first Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine (VM) from the Azure portal.

4 exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Azure Resource Manager Virtual Machines

5 courses

This course introduces the Microsoft Azure Resource Manager (ARM) REST API, and how to interact with it.

6 exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Introduction to Azure Resource Manager

7 labs

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.

8 courses

In this course, you will learn how to use the core Azure Storage services as building blocks for Azure applications and virtual machines.

9 exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Introduction to Azure Storage

10 labs

Working with Azure Storage using PowerShell, you will explore the different storage types, manage storage account keys, and generate shared access signatures.

11 courses

In this course, you will learn everything you need to get started with setting up virtual networks inside Azure.

12 labs

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.

13 exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Introduction to Azure Virtual Networking

14 courses

In this course, you will learn how to design a network implementation using the appropriate Azure services.

15 exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Design Azure Network Implementation

16 courses

In this course, you will learn two different ways to connect virtual networks together in Azure.

17 labs

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

18 courses

In this course, you’ll learn about both troubleshooting and monitoring.

19 courses

Through a combination of both theory and practical demonstrations, this course teaches how to implement Azure network security.

20 courses

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.

21 labs

Learn Role Based access control for the Microsoft Azure Cloud

22 courses

This course looks into how to capture log data and metrics from Azure services and feed this information into different locations for processing.

23 courses

In this course, you'll learn about Azure AD fundamentals and Cloud Security, and will gain an understanding of Identity Management.

24 exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Azure Active Directory Security

25 courses

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.

26 courses

In this course, you'll learn how to implement Multi-Factor Authentication on Azure.

27 labs

Learn about Azure Key Vault to store keys/secrets used for encrypting an Azure Virtual Machine in a hands-on Lab environment

28 courses

In this course, you will learn how to plan and deploy Azure Backup and how to manage backups on a day-to-day basis.

29 courses

This course provides an overview of the Azure Migrate offering and the various Azure Migrate integrations that are available.

30 courses

In this course, you will learn how to design a compute infrastructure using the appropriate Azure services.

31 exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Design Azure Compute Infrastructure

32 courses

In this course, you'll learn how to configure serverless computing on the Microsoft Azure platform.

33 courses

In this course, you'll learn more about how to get started with Azure App Service and start managing and developing Apps.

34 labs

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.

35 exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Getting Started with Azure App Service

36 labs

This lab explores several key services that allow you to create containerized solutions in Azure.

37 courses

This course is focused on creating practical solutions using Azure technologies in areas such as AI, messaging, the Internet of Things, and video media.

38 courses

In this course, you'll develop your skills for autoscaling on Azure, work with transient faults, and learn how to problem solve autoscaling.

39 courses

This course provides an introductory tour of Azure Storage Solutions such as its SQL and NoSQL databases, Redis, Azure Backup, Site Recover, and StorSimple.

40 courses

This course shows how to make use of Cosmos DB's incredible flexibility and performance tools on Microsoft Azure.

41 labs

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.

42 courses

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.

45 exam-filled

Preparation Exam: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies (AZ-300)

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