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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Learning Path Steps

1courses

This course introduces the "AZ-303 Exam Preparation: Technologies for Microsoft Azure Architects" learning path.

2courses

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.

3courses

This course will give you a basic understanding of Azure virtual machines (VMs) and how you can use them in your Azure environments.

4labs

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

5courses

This course offers an in-depth look at VM scale sets, VM configuration management, VM storage options, and VM monitoring within Azure.

6exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Azure Resource Manager Virtual Machines

7courses

This course introduces you to Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and how to use it for processing templates that specify resource deployments.

8exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Introduction to Azure Resource Manager

9labs

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.

10courses

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

11exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Introduction to Azure Storage

12labs

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

13courses

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

14labs

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.

15exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Introduction to Azure Virtual Networking

16courses

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

17exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Design Azure Network Implementation

18courses

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

19labs

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

20courses

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

21courses

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

22courses

In this course, you'll learn how to manage subscriptions and resource groups in Azure.

23courses

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.

24courses

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

25exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Azure Active Directory Security

26courses

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.

27labs

Learn Role Based access control for the Microsoft Azure Cloud

28courses

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

29courses

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,

30courses

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

31labs

Learn to leverage Azure Monitor to diagnose application and infrastructure with logs, query logs with Azure log queries, and leverage alerts and action groups

32courses

In this course, you'll learn about costing on Azure to ensure efficient optimization of budgets to push your enterprise to the max.

33courses

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

34courses

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

36courses

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

37exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Design Azure Compute Infrastructure

38courses

This course explains how to configure security for your containers and virtual machines in Microsoft Azure.

39courses

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

40courses

This course explains how to quickly and easily set up a website and publish apps using Azure App Service.

41labs

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.

42exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Getting Started with Azure App Service

43courses

This course is designed to give you a solid understanding of containers and how they are used in Azure DevOps.

44courses

This course explores AKS, Azure’s managed Kubernetes service, covering the fundamentals of the service and how it's used.

45labs

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

46courses

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

47labs

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.

48courses

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

49

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.

50

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.

52exam-filled

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).