This learning path is designed to help you and your team prepare for the AZ-301 Microsoft Azure Architect Design exam. If you pass both of the AZ-300 and AZ-301 exams, then you will earn the Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification.
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-301 exam tests your knowledge of six subject areas. Here’s how we’ll cover them in this learning path. We’ll start with determining workload requirements. Next, we’ll show you how to design for identity and security using Azure Active Directory. After that, you’ll learn how to design a data platform solution. Then, you’ll find out how to design a business continuity strategy using services such as Azure Site Recovery. Next, you’ll see how to design for deployment, migration, and integration. Finally, we’ll cover how to design an infrastructure strategy.
- Determine workload requirements
- Design for identity and security
- Design a data platform solution
- Design a business continuity strategy
- Design for deployment, migration, and integration
- Design an infrastructure strategy
- People who want to become Azure cloud architects
- People preparing for Microsoft’s AZ-301 exam
- General knowledge of IT architecture
- Microsoft AZ-300 exam
Learning Path Steps
This introduction to the Designing a Microsoft Azure Architecture learning path gives an overview of the requirements for the Microsoft AZ-301 exam and how they will be covered. The 6 major subject areas are: Determine workload requirements Design for ...
Course Overview Microsoft Azure provides a variety of cloud services in a variety of cloud service models: IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. When businesses migrate to the cloud, they must choose which model is best suited to their needs and is the most cost-effective...
Microsoft Azure has evolved into a full-featured cloud service provider that does so much more than just host your servers. There are dozens of technologies at the user's disposal for crafting a resilient high-performance cloud application. Whether you wish...
As an IT professional tasked with managing resources in Azure, it’s important to understand key administrative roles and permissions within a subscription and within a resource group. It’s also important to know how to leverage Role Based Access Control (RB...
Azure Active Directory Security Azure Active Directory, commonly referred to as Azure AD, is Microsoft’s Identity and Access Management service in the Cloud. It manages users, groups, and applications along with their access to other applications and resou...
Knowledge Check: Azure Active Directory Security
Course Overview This Designing for Azure Identity Management course will guide you through the theory and practice of recognizing, implementing, and deploying the services on offer within your enterprise. Learn how to better the protection of your organiza...
Microsoft Azure offers services for a wide variety of data-related needs, including ones you would expect like file storage and relational databases, but also more specialized services, such as for text searching and time-series data. In this course, you wi...
Knowledge Check: Design Azure Data Implementation
The Azure Storage suite of services form the core foundation of much of the rest of the Azure services ecosystem. Blobs are low-level data primitives that can store any data type and size. Tables provide inexpensive, scalable NoSQL storage of key/value data...
Knowledge Check: Introduction to Azure Storage
Course Overview This Designing Data Flows in Azure course will enable you to implement the best practices for data flows in your own team. Starting from the basics, you will learn how data flows work from beginning to end. Though we do recommend an idea of...
Microsoft Azure offers services for a wide variety of compute-related needs, including traditional compute resources like virtual machines, as well as serverless and container-based services. In this course, you will learn how to design a compute infrastruc...
Knowledge Check: Design Azure Compute Infrastructure
This course will introduce the Microsoft Azure Resource Manager (ARM) REST API, and how to interact with it using the Azure Cross-Platform (xPlat) CLI Tool and the ARM PowerShell module. The ARM interface is a web service that provides two primary mechanism...
Knowledge Check: Introduction to Azure Resource Manager
With the push to the cloud accelerating, it’s critical to understand how to migrate on-prem servers to Microsoft Azure. As an IT professional, you are likely to encounter situations where you need to plan and execute such migrations. In this course, you wi...
Microsoft Azure supports a variety of options for both internal and external networking. In this course, you will learn how to design a network implementation using the appropriate Azure services. Some of the highlights include: Configuring virtual netw...
Knowledge Check: Design Azure Network Implementation
This short video gives you a list of some of the other resources you should review before taking the Microsoft AZ-301 exam.
Preparation Exam: Microsoft Azure Architect Design (AZ-301)
Added "Design and Document Data Flows in Azure" course
Added "Designing for Azure Identity Management" course
Added "Optimizing Azure Costs" course
Added 3 section exams for Data, Compute, and Network
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