AZ-304 Exam Preparation: Designing a Microsoft Azure Architecture

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Description

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

Prerequisites

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

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Training Content

1
Course - Beginner - 4m
AZ-304 Exam Preparation: Introduction
This course introduces the "AZ-304 Exam Preparation: Designing a Microsoft Azure Architecture" learning path.
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Course - Beginner - 50m
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.
3
Exam - 30m
Knowledge Check: Overview of Azure Services
Knowledge Check: Overview of Azure Services
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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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Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 1h 30m
Automating DSC Configuration using Azure Automation Account
In this hands-on lab, you will implement Desired State Configuration using Azure Automation Account.
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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.
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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.
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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 - 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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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 - Beginner - 38m
Managing Azure Subscriptions and Resource Groups
In this course, you'll learn how to manage subscriptions and resource groups in Azure.
12
Course - Intermediate - 50m
Microsoft Azure Security Solutions
This course provides you with a basic understanding of all of the key security options and features available in Microsoft Azure.
13
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 2h
Azure Key Vault and Disk Encryption
Learn about Azure Key Vault to store keys/secrets used for encrypting an Azure Virtual Machine in a hands-on Lab environment
14
Course - Beginner - 45m
Designing an Azure Data Implementation
In this course, you will learn how to design a data implementation using the appropriate Azure services.
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Exam - 25m
Knowledge Check: Design Azure Data Implementation
Knowledge Check: Design Azure Data Implementation
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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.
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Course - Beginner - 1h 10m
Designing Data Flows in Azure
In this course, you'll learn the basic principles of designing data flows using the Azure platform.
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Course - Intermediate - 31m
Managing Azure Blob Storage
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.
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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
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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.
22
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.
23
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 - 37m
Designing an Azure Network Implementation
In this course, you will learn how to design a network implementation using the appropriate Azure services.
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Exam - 25m
Knowledge Check: Design Azure Network Implementation
Knowledge Check: Design Azure Network Implementation
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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 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.
28
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.
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Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 10m
Create and Manage Workflows with Azure Logic Apps
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.
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Course - Advanced - 54m
Configuring Azure API Management
This course deals with how to deploy, configure, and manage some keys aspects of Azure API management (APIM).
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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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Resource - Beginner - 1h
AZ-304 Exam Preparation: Additional Resources
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Exam - 2h 30m
Cert Prep: Microsoft Azure Architect Design (AZ-304)
Cert Prep: Microsoft Azure Architect Design (AZ-304)
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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).