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 course introduces the Designing a Microsoft Azure Architecture learning path, giving an overview of the requirements for the Microsoft AZ-301 exam and how they will be covered.
In this course, you'll learn about costing on Azure to ensure efficient optimization of budgets to push your enterprise to the max.
In this course, you'll learn how to configure monitoring and alerting for software applications in Azure, and how to implement autoscaling and automate system tasks,
In this course, you'll learn how to manage subscriptions and resource groups in Azure.
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 and deploy identity management on Azure to better protect your organization with this expertly instructed training content.
Learn Role Based access control for the Microsoft Azure Cloud
In this course, you will learn how to design a data implementation using the appropriate Azure services.
Knowledge Check: Design Azure Data Implementation
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
In this course, you'll learn the basic principles of designing data flows using the Azure platform.
In this course, you will learn how to design a compute infrastructure using the appropriate Azure services.
Knowledge Check: Design Azure Compute Infrastructure
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 practice the basics of Azure Resource Manager by creating a basic template that will launch an Azure web app.
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 network implementation using the appropriate Azure services.
Knowledge Check: Design Azure Network Implementation
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.
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)
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