AZ-305 Exam Preparation: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

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Description

This learning path is designed to help you prepare for the AZ-305 Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions exam. If you pass both the AZ-104 and AZ-305 exams, then you will earn the Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification.

The AZ-305 exam replaces the older AZ-304 exam, which will retire on March 31, 2022. This exam is part of Microsoft’s role-based certification program. It tests your knowledge of four subject areas. Here’s how we’ll cover them in this learning path. We’ll start with designing Azure identity, governance, and monitoring solutions. Next, we’ll show you how to design data storage solutions. After that, you’ll learn how to design business continuity solutions. Finally, we’ll cover how to design infrastructure solutions.

Learning Objectives

  • Design identity, governance, and monitoring solutions
  • Design data storage solutions
  • Design business continuity solutions
  • Design infrastructure solutions

Intended Audience

  • People who want to become Azure cloud architects
  • People preparing for Microsoft’s AZ-305 exam

Prerequisites

  • General knowledge of IT architecture
  • Microsoft AZ-104 exam

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Training Content

1
Course - Beginner - 51m
FREE
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
3
Course - Beginner - 38m
Managing Azure Subscriptions and Resource Groups
In this course, you'll learn how to manage subscriptions and resource groups in Azure.
4
Course - Intermediate - 24m
Managing Azure Costs
In this course, you’ll learn how to forecast Azure costs, choose the right subscription and purchasing options, track spending, and use cost reduction strategies.
5
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,
6
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
7
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.
8
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.
9
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.
10
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 30m
Manage Access to Azure With Role-Based Access Control
Learn Role Based access control for the Microsoft Azure Cloud
11
Course - Intermediate - 15m
Getting Started with Conditional Access Policies
In this course, you'll learn the fundamentals of conditional access policies and how to build them.
12
Course - Intermediate - 50m
FREE
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
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.
14
Exam - 25m
Knowledge Check: Design Azure Data Implementation
Knowledge Check: Design Azure Data Implementation
15
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.
16
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.
17
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 45m
Getting Started with Azure SQL Database
Explore the main features of Azure SQL and learn how to deploy and manage the service by connecting to the database and assigning user access in this lab.
18
Course - Intermediate - 42m
Running Spark on Azure Databricks
In this course, we will show you how to set up a Databricks cluster and run interactive queries and Spark jobs on it.
19
Course - Advanced - 39m
Using Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2
In this course, you will follow hands-on examples to import data into Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 and then securely access it and analyze it using Azure Databricks. You will also learn how to monitor and optimize your Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2.
20
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.
21
Exam - 25m
Knowledge Check: Design Azure Compute Infrastructure
Knowledge Check: Design Azure Compute Infrastructure
22
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 30m
Start Your First Azure Virtual Machine (Linux)
Learn how to configure and start your first Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine (VM) from the Azure portal. You will generate and use your own public/private key pair using (PuTTY and PuTTYgen). Once running, you will connect to the VM via Secure Shell (SSH). Basic VM controls are also explored, such...
23
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.
24
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.
25
Course - Beginner - 14m
Introduction to Azure App Service
This course explores Azure App Service, which makes deploying a web application as easy as possible by managing the underlying infrastructure for you.
26
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 2h
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.
27
Course - Intermediate - 8m
Using Deployment Slots in Azure App Service
This course explores how to use deployment slots in Azure App Service in a variety of ways.
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.
29
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 40m
Creating a Topic and Subscription in Azure Service Bus
In this Hands-On lab you will learn how to create a namespace, topic, and subscription in Azure Service Bus.
30
Course - Intermediate - 14m
FREE
Configuring Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
This course is focused on how to create and manage Kubernetes clusters on Azure.
31
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 45m
Getting Started with Azure Container Instances
Learn how to use Azure Container Instances to run automation jobs and simple services.
32
Course - Beginner - 50m
FREE
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.
33
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h
Managing Azure Storage Accounts
Learn to create and configure hardened Azure storage accounts by creating and managing one yourself, using many available tools to configure it for your needs.
34
Course - Intermediate - 40m
Integrating Redis Cache and CDN on Azure
This course provides an overview of Redis Cache and how to create a Redis Cache instance in Azure.
35
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).
36
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 1h 30m
Azure API Management Policies and Security
This lab explores Azure API Management capabilities related to security and policies, API Management's feature to change API behavior through configuration.
37
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.
38
Course - Intermediate - 1h 5m
FREE
Getting Started with Azure Virtual Networks
This course explores Azure Virtual Networks, how to create them, and how to connect them.
39
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 30m
FREE
Create Your First Azure Virtual Network
In this lab, you will cover the basics of Azure Virtual Network and related configuration and integration options.
40
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.
41
Exam - 25m
Knowledge Check: Design Azure Network Implementation
Knowledge Check: Design Azure Network Implementation
42
Course - Intermediate - 1h 23m
FREE
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.
43
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.
44
Course - Intermediate - 13m
Configuring Networking in Azure App Service
In this course, we’ll cover the most commonly used networking configurations in Azure App Service.
45
Hands-on Lab - Advanced - 1h 30m
Securing Azure Storage Account using Private Endpoints
In this hands-on lab, you will learn how to use Private Endpoints to secure Azure Storage Account.
46
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.
47
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
48
Course - Intermediate - 53m
Implementing an Azure Virtual WAN
In this course, we review Azure Virtual Wide Area Network (WAN).
49
Course - Advanced - 38m
Managing Connectivity with Azure Network Watcher
In this course, you’ll learn about both troubleshooting and monitoring.
50
Resource - Intermediate - 1h 10m
Required Reading for AZ-305
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