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AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design Expert

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This course provides students with the key knowledge to help prepare for Exam AZ-301. Passing this exam is required to earn Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification. 
The four-MOC courses aligned to Exam AZ-301 are as follows: 
AZ-301T01: Designing for Identity and Security 
AZ-301T02: Designing a Data Platform Solution 
AZ-301T03: Design for Deployment, Migration, and Integration 
AZ-301T04: Designing an Infrastructure Strategy

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

Course Requirement
  • Experience with Windows PowerShell
  • Basic understanding of networking, including DNS & SQL Server management
  • Working knowledge of windows server administration
  • Basic understanding of Active Directory and Azure AD
  • Basic understanding of mobile device management, and alternative operating systems (Android and macOS)


  • AZ-301T01: Designing for Identity and Security
  • Integrate their existing solutions with external identity providers using Azure AD B2B or B2C
  • Design a hybrid identity solution
  • Determine when to use advanced features of Azure AD such as Managed Service Identity, MFA and Privileged Identity Management
  • Secure application secrets using Key Vault
  • Secure application data using SQL Database and Azure Storage features
  • Detail the various APIs available in Cognitive Services
  • Identify when to use the Face API, Speech API or Language Understanding (LUIS) service
  • Describe the relationship to Bot Framework and Azure Bot Services
  • AZ-301T02: Designing a Data Platform Solution
  • Determine the ideal pricing option for Azure Storage based on a solution’s requirements
  • Identify performance thresholds for the Azure Storage service
  • Determine the type of Storage blobs to use for specific solution components
  • Use the Azure Files service for SMB operations
  • Identify solutions that could benefit from the use of StorSimple physical or virtual devices
  • Compare and contrast monitoring services for applications, the Azure platform, and networking
  • Design an alert scheme for a solution hosted in Azure
  • Select the appropriate backup option for infrastructure and data hosted in Azure
  • Automate the deployment of future resources for backup recovery or scaling purposes
  • AZ-301T03: Design for Deployment, Migration, and Integration
  • Create a resource group
  • Add resources to a resource group
  • Deploy an ARM template to a resource group Integrate an API or Logic App with the API Management service
  • Design an App Service Plan or multi-region deployment for high performance and scale
  • Integrate an API or Logic App with the API Management service
  • Design an App Service Plan or multi-region deployment for high performance and scale
  • AZ-301T04: Designing an Infrastructure Strategy
  • Describe various patterns pulled from the Cloud Design Patterns
  • Distribute network traffic across multiple loads using load balancers
  • Design a hybrid connectivity scenario between cloud and on-premise
  • Design an availability set for one or more virtual machines
  • Describe the differences between fault and update domains
  • Author a VM Scale Set ARM template
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