AZ-303 Exam Preparation: Technologies for Microsoft Azure Architects

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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.

Learning Objectives

  • Implement and monitor an Azure infrastructure
  • Implement management and security solutions
  • Implement solutions for apps
  • Implement and manage data platforms

Intended Audience

  • People who want to become Azure cloud architects
  • People preparing for Microsoft’s AZ-303 exam

Prerequisites

  • General knowledge of IT architecture
     

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Training Content

1
Course - Beginner - 3m
AZ-303 Exam Preparation: Introduction
This course introduces the "AZ-303 Exam Preparation: Technologies for Microsoft Azure Architects" learning path.
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Course - Beginner - 50m
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Overview of Azure Services
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.
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Exam - 30m
Knowledge Check: Overview of Azure Services
Knowledge Check: Overview of Azure Services
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Course - Intermediate - 1h 27m
Getting Started with Azure Virtual Machines
This course will give you a basic understanding of Azure virtual machines (VMs) and how you can use them in your Azure environments.
5
Exam - 20m
Knowledge Check: Getting Started with Azure Virtual Machines
Knowledge Check: Getting Started with Azure Virtual Machines
6
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 30m
Start Your First Azure Virtual Machine (Windows)
In this lab, you'll learn how to configure and start your first Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine (VM) from the Azure portal.
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Course - Advanced - 56m
Advanced VM Management in Azure
This course offers an in-depth look at VM scale sets, VM configuration management, VM storage options, and VM monitoring within Azure.
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Course - Intermediate - 52m
Introduction to Azure Resource Manager
This course introduces you to Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and how to use it for processing templates that specify resource deployments.
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Exam - 20m
Knowledge Check: Introduction to Azure Resource Manager
Knowledge Check: Introduction to Azure Resource Manager
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Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 2h
Azure Resource Manager Templates In Depth
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.
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Course - Beginner - 49m
Introduction to Azure Storage
In this course, you will learn how to use the core Azure Storage services as building blocks for Azure applications and virtual machines.
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Exam - 20m
Knowledge Check: Introduction to Azure Storage
Knowledge Check: Introduction to Azure Storage
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Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 2h 10m
Working with Azure Storage Using PowerShell
Working with Azure Storage using PowerShell, you will explore the different storage types, manage storage account keys, and generate shared access signatures.
14
Course - Intermediate - 1h 5m
Getting Started with Azure Virtual Networks
This course explores Azure Virtual Networks, how to create them, and how to connect them.
15
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 30m
Create Your First Azure Virtual Network
In this lab, you will cover the basics of Azure Virtual Network and related configuration and integration options.
16
Course - Intermediate - 1h 23m
Load Balancing with Azure
This course will provide you with a foundational understanding of the different ways you can load balance traffic in Microsoft Azure.
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Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 2h
Application Load Balancing with Azure Application Gateways
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.
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Course - Intermediate - 31m
Azure Network Connectivity and Name Resolution
In this course, you will learn two different ways to connect virtual networks together in Azure.
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Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 1h 30m
Connect Azure Virtual Networks with VNet Peering
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
20
Course - Advanced - 38m
Managing Connectivity with Azure Network Watcher
In this course, you’ll learn about both troubleshooting and monitoring.
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Course - Intermediate - 1h 26m
Implementing Azure Network Security
Through a combination of both theory and practical demonstrations, this course teaches how to implement Azure network security.
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Course - Beginner - 38m
Managing Azure Subscriptions and Resource Groups
In this course, you'll learn how to manage subscriptions and resource groups in Azure.
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Course - Advanced - 1h 41m
Designing for Azure Identity Management
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.
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Course - Intermediate - 19m
Managing Role-Based Access Control on Azure
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.
25
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 15m
Manage Access to Azure With Role-Based Access Control
Learn Role Based access control for the Microsoft Azure Cloud
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Course - Intermediate - 24m
Implementing Multi-Factor Authentication on Azure
In this course, you'll learn how to implement Multi-Factor Authentication on Azure.
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Course - Beginner - 43m
Designing for Azure Operations
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,
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Course - Intermediate - 55m
Analyzing Resource Utilization on Azure
This course looks into how to capture log data and metrics from Azure services and feed this information into different locations for processing.
29
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 30m
Monitoring Resources with Azure Monitor
Learn to leverage Azure Monitor to diagnose application and infrastructure with logs, query logs with Azure log queries, and leverage alerts and action groups
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Course - Intermediate - 43m
Optimizing Azure Costs
In this course, you'll learn about costing on Azure to ensure efficient optimization of budgets to push your enterprise to the max.
31
Course - Intermediate - 1h 34m
Migrating Servers To Azure
This course provides an overview of the Azure Migrate offering and the various Azure Migrate integrations that are available.
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Course - Beginner - 50m
Implementing Azure Backups
In this course, you will learn how to plan and deploy Azure Backup and how to manage backups on a day-to-day basis.
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Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 2h 15m
Back Up and Restore VMs with Azure Backup
In this hands-on lab, you will learn the key concepts of Azure Backup.
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Course - Intermediate - 51m
Designing an Azure Compute Infrastructure
In this course, you will learn how to design a compute infrastructure using the appropriate Azure services.
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Exam - 25m
Knowledge Check: Design Azure Compute Infrastructure
Knowledge Check: Design Azure Compute Infrastructure
36
Course - Intermediate - 1h
Configuring Azure VM and Container Security
This course explains how to configure security for your containers and virtual machines in Microsoft Azure.
37
Course - Beginner - 1h 20m
Configuring Serverless Computing on Azure
In this course, you'll learn how to configure serverless computing on the Microsoft Azure platform.
38
Course - Beginner - 1h 22m
Getting Started with Azure App Service
This course explains how to quickly and easily set up a website and publish apps using Azure App Service.
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Exam - 20m
Knowledge Check: Getting Started with Azure App Service
Knowledge Check: Getting Started with Azure App Service
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Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 1h 45m
Deploying And Monitoring Azure App Service Web Apps
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.
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Course - Intermediate - 29m
Building Containers with Azure DevOps
This course is designed to give you a solid understanding of containers and how they are used in Azure DevOps.
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Course - Intermediate - 14m
Configuring Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
This course is focused on how to create and manage Kubernetes clusters on Azure.
43
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 1h 30m
Create Containerized Solutions with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
This lab explores several key services that allow you to create containerized solutions in Azure.
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Course - Beginner - 1h 8m
Introduction to Azure Cosmos DB
This course shows how to make use of Cosmos DB's incredible flexibility and performance tools on Microsoft Azure.
45
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 2h
Working With Azure Cosmos DB
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.
46
Course - Intermediate - 1h 19m
Implementing Azure SQL Databases
This course explores how to plan and implement data platform resources specifically with regards to Azure SQL offerings.
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Hands-on Lab Challenge - Beginner - 45m
Configure Azure Virtual Networks Challenge
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.
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Hands-on Lab Challenge - Intermediate - 2h
Microsoft Azure Architect Challenge
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.
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Resource - Beginner - 1h
AZ-303 Exam Preparation: Additional Resources
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Exam - 2h 30m
Cert Prep: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies (AZ-303)
Cert Prep: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies (AZ-303)
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Guy launched his first training website in 1995 and he's been helping people learn IT technologies ever since. He has been a sysadmin, instructor, sales engineer, IT manager, and entrepreneur. In his most recent venture, he founded and led a cloud-based training infrastructure company that provided virtual labs for some of the largest software vendors in the world. Guy’s passion is making complex technology easy to understand. His activities outside of work have included riding an elephant and skydiving (although not at the same time).