Azure Architect Technologies (AZ-300)

Course code: AZ300

Exam Code: AZ300

Duration: 40 Hours

Note: The English version of this exam will retire on September 30, 2020. A replacement exam, AZ-303, is available. Note: Exams retire at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time. Localized language exams will continue to be available until October 30, 2020.


Microsoft Azure Architect exam is for the Azure Architect role and the Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Associate certification. Candidates for this exam are Azure Solution Architects who advise stakeholders and translates business requirements into secure, scalable, and reliable solutions. Before taking this courses the candidates should have advanced experience and knowledge across various aspects of IT operations, including networking, virtualization, identity, security, business continuity, disaster recovery, data management, budgeting, and governance. This certification requires managing how decisions in each area affects an overall solution. Candidates must be proficient in Azure administration, Azure development, and DevOps, and have expert-level skills in at least one of those domains. Who should take this course? Azure Architect Certification course is ideal for: IT professionals Cloud solution architects Experienced Azure administrators and developers DevOps professionals

  • Managing Azure Subscriptions and Resources
  • Implementing and Managing Storage
  • Deploying and Managing VMs
  • Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
  • Managing Identities using Azure Active Directory
  • Evaluating and Performing Server Migration to Azure
  • Implementing and Managing Application Services
  • Implementing Advanced Virtual Networking.
  • Securing Identities using Azure AD.
  • Design and Connectivity Patterns
  • Hybrid Networking
  • Address Durability of Data and Caching
  • Measure Throughput and Structure of Data Access
  • Use shell commands to create an App Service Web App
  • Create Background Tasks
  • Use Swagger to document an API
  • Create a reliable service
  • Create a Reliable Actors app
  • Hands-on with Reliable collections
  • Understand the Azure Container Registry
  • Use Azure Container instances
  • Understand how to Implement authentication using certificates, Azure AD, Azure AD Connect, and tokens.
  • Implement Role-aBsed Access Control (RBAC) authorization.
  • Implement secure data for end-to-end encryption.
  • Implement secure data for implementing SSL and TLS communications.
  • Use Azure Key Vault to manage cryptographic keys.
  • How to configure a message-based integration architecture
  • Understand how to Develop for Asynchronous Processing
  • Begin creating apps for Autoscaling
  • Understand Azure Cognitive Services Solutions
Target Audience

Successful Cloud Solutions Architects begin this role with practical experience with operating systems, virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures, billing, and networking. 

AZ-300T01: Deploying and Configuring Infrastructure

In this module you will explore Azure monitoring capabilities using Azure alerts, Azure activity logs, and Log Analytics. You will learn to query, analyze, and interpret the data viewed in Log Analytics.

In this module you will learn about Azure storage accounts, data replication, how to use Azure Storage Explorer, and monitor storage.

  • In this module you will learn how to do the following:

    • Create Virtual Machines (VM)s within the Azure Portal
    • Create Virtual Machines (VM)s using Azure PowerShell
    • Create Virtual Machines (VM)s using ARM templates
    • Deploy Linux Virtual Machines (VM)s
    • Monitor Virtual Machines (VM)s
  • Network routing using routing tables and algorithms
  • Inter-site connectivity using VNet-to-VNet connections and VPNs
  • Virtual network peering for regional and global considerations
  • Gateway transit
  • Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Built-in roles
  • Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR)
  • Authentication methods for password reset
AZ-300T02: Implementing Workloads and Security
  • This module covers migrating workloads to a new environment, whether it be another datacenter, or to a public cloud, and setting clear goals for the migration. Goals include both technology-focused and business-focused goals for migrations, and the benefits to an organization’s business. Activities include components of the Azure migration process: creating a project, creating a collector, assessing readiness, and estimating costs. Additionally, you will receive and overview of Azure Site Recovery (ASR) that includes end-to-end scenarios.

This module includes the following topics: Deploying Web Apps; Managing Web Apps; App Service Security; Serverless Computing Concepts; Managing Event Grid; Managing Service Bus; and Managing Logic App.

  • This module includes the following topics: Azure Load Balancer; Azure Application Gateway; Site-to-Site VPN Connections; as well as an overview of ExpressRoute, which allows companies to extend on-premises networks into the Microsoft cloud over a dedicated private connection facilitated by a connectivity provider.

  • This module includes the following topics with an emphasis on identity and roles: Azure AD Identity Protection; Azure Domains and Tenants; Azure Users and Groups; Azure Roles; as well as an overview of Azure AD integration options that focuses on Azure AD Connect to integrate on-premises directories with Azure Active Directory.
AZ-300T03: Implementing Workloads and Security
  • This module includes the following topics: Azure Architecture Center; cloud design patterns; competing consumers pattern; cache-aside pattern; as well as sharding patterns to divide a data store into horizontal partitions, or shards. Each shard has the same schema but holds its own distinct subset of the data.

This module includes the following topics: site-to-site connectivity; point-to-site connectivity; combining site-to-site and point-to-site connectivity; virtual network–to–virtual network connectivity; as well as connecting across cloud providers for failover, backup, or even migration between providers such as AWS.

This module includes the following topics: DTUs – Azure SQL Database; RUs – Azure Cosmos DB; structured and unstructured data; and using structured data stores


Working knowledge of various IT operations such as networking, virtualization, security, compute, storage, billing and budgeting, and governance Good Understanding in at least one of the following domains: Azure administration Azure development DevOps

On completion of this course, you will know: Deploying and Configuring Infrastructure Implementing Workloads and Security Understanding Cloud Architect Technology Solutions Creating and Deploying Apps Implementing Authentication and Secure Data Developing for the Cloud

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