AZ-304 Exam Preparation: Designing a Microsoft Azure Architecture

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This learning path is designed to help you prepare for the AZ-304 Microsoft Azure Architect Design exam. If you pass both of the AZ-303 and AZ-304 exams, then you will earn the Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification.

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-304 exam tests your knowledge of five subject areas. Here’s how we’ll cover them in this learning path. We’ll start with designing Azure monitoring. 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 storage solution. Then, you’ll find out how to design a business continuity strategy using services such as Azure Site Recovery. Finally, we’ll cover how to design infrastructure.

Learning Objectives

  • Design monitoring
  • Design identity and security
  • Design data storage
  • Design business continuity
  • Design infrastructure

Intended Audience

  • People who want to become Azure cloud architects
  • People preparing for Microsoft’s AZ-304 exam


  • General knowledge of IT architecture
  • Microsoft AZ-303 exam


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Learning Path Steps


This course introduces the "AZ-304 Exam Preparation: Designing a Microsoft Azure Architecture" 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


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,


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


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'll learn how to manage subscriptions and resource groups in Azure.


This course provides you with a basic understanding of all of the key security options and features available in Microsoft Azure.


Learn about Azure Key Vault to store keys/secrets used for encrypting an Azure Virtual Machine in a hands-on Lab environment


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


Knowledge Check: Design Azure Data Implementation


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


In this course, you'll learn the basic principles of designing data flows using the Azure platform.


The course begins with a brief review of Azure Storage Accounts and then drills down into the details of blobs storage services, highlighting the different kinds of blobs.


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


Knowledge Check: Design Azure Compute Infrastructure


In this hands-on lab, you will learn the key concepts of Azure Backup.


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


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


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


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 course is focused on creating practical solutions using Azure technologies in areas such as AI, messaging, the Internet of Things, and video media.


In this lab, you'll how to create workflows in Azure Logic Apps using variables and controls to develop complex workflows while integrating external services.


This course deals with how to deploy, configure, and manage some keys aspects of Azure API management (APIM).


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


Cert Prep: Microsoft Azure Architect Design (AZ-304)

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