This learning path is designed to help you prepare for the AZ-303 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-303 and AZ-304 exams replace the older AZ-300 and AZ-301 exams, which will retire on September 30, 2020. These two exams are part of Microsoft’s role-based certification program. Candidates who pass both exams will earn the Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification.
The AZ-303 exam tests your knowledge of four subject areas and that’s how we’ve structured this learning path as well. We’ll start with implementing and monitoring Azure infrastructure. This is the biggest section, and it covers a wide variety of topics, including storage, virtual machines, networking, Azure Active Directory, and more. Next, we’ll show you how to implement management and security solutions. After that, you’ll learn how to create and deploy apps using either Azure App Service or one of the container services, such as Azure Kubernetes Service. Finally, we’ll cover how to implement and manage data platforms.
- Implement and monitor an Azure infrastructure
- Implement management and security solutions
- Implement solutions for apps
- Implement and manage data platforms
- People who want to become Azure cloud architects
- People preparing for Microsoft’s AZ-303 exam
- General knowledge of IT architecture
Learning Path Steps
This course introduces the "AZ-303 Exam Preparation: Technologies for Microsoft Azure Architects" learning path.
This course gives an overview of the services available on Azure and shows how to create virtual machines and web apps using the Azure CLI and Azure Portal.
Knowledge Check: Overview of Azure Services
This course will give you a basic understanding of Azure virtual machines (VMs) and how you can use them in your Azure environments.
Knowledge Check: Getting Started with Azure Virtual Machines
In this lab, you'll learn how to configure and start your first Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine (VM) from the Azure portal.
This course offers an in-depth look at VM scale sets, VM configuration management, VM storage options, and VM monitoring within Azure.
This course introduces you to Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and how to use it for processing templates that specify resource deployments.
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.
This course explores Azure Virtual Networks, how to create them, and how to connect them.
This course will provide you with a foundational understanding of the different ways you can load balance traffic in Microsoft 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.
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 how to manage subscriptions and resource groups in Azure.
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 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
In this course, you'll learn how to implement Multi-Factor Authentication on Azure.
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,
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 about costing on Azure to ensure efficient optimization of budgets to push your enterprise to the max.
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 plan and deploy Azure Backup and how to manage backups on a day-to-day basis.
In this hands-on lab, you will learn the key concepts of Azure Backup.
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 explains how to configure security for your containers and virtual machines in Microsoft Azure.
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.
Knowledge Check: Getting Started with 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.
This course is designed to give you a solid understanding of containers and how they are used in Azure DevOps.
This course is focused on how to create and manage Kubernetes clusters on Azure.
This lab explores several key services that allow you to create containerized solutions in Azure.
This course shows how to make use of Cosmos DB's incredible flexibility and performance tools on Microsoft Azure.
Learn how to manage Cosmos DB using the Azure Portal and CLI as you integrate Azure Functions with Cosmos DB change feed triggers to buy and sell stocks.
This course explores how to plan and implement data platform resources specifically with regards to Azure SQL offerings.
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-303)
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