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Microsoft Azure Architect Design: AZ-301 Certification Training

The 2nd level AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam measures your ability to design for - identity and security, data platform solution, deployment, migration, integration; business continuity strategy; and infrastructure strategy etc. During the online training, you will apply the existing Azure administration - development knowledge to learn the new skills required to pass AZ-301 exam.

AZ-301: Azure Architect Design certification training is designed to impart you the knowledge and practical expertise to design for deployment, migration, identity and security. The certified improved abilities to design data platform solutions, formulating strategies for smooth business continuity and developing a cost- efficient infrastructure make you competitive candidate for the range of high paying job roles aligned to Azure Architect expert.

Learning Scope of AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design Training:

  • Integrating existing solutions with external identity providers with Azure AD B2B or B2C.
  • Determining when to use advanced features of Azure AD
  • Detailing the various APIs available in Cognitive Services.
  • Securing application secrets using Key Vault
  • Identifying when to use the Face API, Speech API or Language Understanding (LUIS) service.
  • Describing the relationship to Bot Framework and Azure Bot Services.
  • Securing application data using SQL Database and Azure Storage features
  • Determining the ideal pricing option for Azure Storage based on a solutions requirements.
  • Identifying performance thresholds for the Azure Storage service.
  • Using the Azure Files service for SMB operations.
  • Determining the type of Storage blobs to use for specific solution components.
  • Identifying solutions that could benefit from the use of StorSimple physical or virtual devices.
  • Comparing and contrast monitoring services for applications, the Azure platform, and networking.
  • Selecting the appropriate backup option for Azure infrastructure and hosted data.
  • Deployment automation of future resources for backup recovery/ scaling purposes.
  • Designing an alert scheme for a solution hosted in Azure; Creating a resource group.
  • Adding resources to a resource group.
  • Deploying an ARM template to a resource group
  • Integrating an API or Logic App with the API Management service.
  • Designing an App Service Plan
  • Designing a hybrid connectivity scenario between cloud and on-premise.
  • Integrating an API or Logic App with the API Management service.
  • Designing an App Service Plan or multi-region deployment for high performance and scale.
  • Designing various patterns pulled from the Cloud Design Patterns.
  • Describing the differences between fault and update domains.
  • Authoring a VM Scale Set ARM template
  • Designing availability set for one or more VMs.
  • Distributing network traffic across the multiple loads using load balancers

Target Audience for AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design Exam: 

Ideal candidates for this value added certification course are Azure Solution Architects translating business requirements into reliable, secure, scalable and solutions. Candidates, engaged in Azure administration, Azure development, and DevOps willing to advance their career, must have this certification.  

Growth Prospects after AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design Certification:

  • Based on report released by PayScale, the average salary of Azure Solution Architect ranges $85000-$162000 in the United States.
  • Azure Cloud computing is the most used technologies across the world.
  • The certified Microsoft Azure Architect Design experts are always in high demand.
  • Jobs for Azure architects are projected to grow at steady rate of 4 percent per annum.
  • Azure gives faster PaaS capability that is more important for the IT businesses as part of Cloud infrastructure.

AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design Certification Exam Course Outline

Determine workload requirements (10-15%)

  • Gather Information and Requirements
  • Optimize Consumption Strategy
  • Design an Auditing and Monitoring Strategy

Design for identity and security (20-25%)

  • Design Identity Management
  • Design Authentication
  • Design Authorization
  • Design for Risk Prevention for Identity
  • Design a Monitoring Strategy for Identity and Security

Design a data platform solution (15-20%)

  • Design a Data Management Strategy
  • Design a Data Protection Strategy
  • Design and Document Data Flows
  • Design a Monitoring Strategy for the Data Platform

Design a business continuity strategy (15-20%)

  • Design a Site Recovery Strategy
  • Design for High Availability
  • Design a Data Archiving Strategy

Design for deployment, migration, and integration (10-15%)

  • Design Deployments
  • Design Migrations
  • Design an API Integration Strategy

Design an infrastructure strategy (15-20%)

  • Design a Storage Strategy
  • Design a Compute Strategy
  • Design a Networking Strategy
  • Design a Monitoring Strategy for Infrastructure


Prerequisite for AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design Course:

AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies certification with hands-on experience with Azure products is must to attend this certification course. You must have experience and knowledge across various IT operations aspects including identity, security, networking, virtualization, business continuity, data management, disaster recovery, governance and budgeting.

FAQs for AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design Certification Course Exam

Q: What is duration of AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certification exam?

 Duration of AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design exam is 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Q: What is the Microsoft AZ-301 certification exam format?

You may need to attempt 40-60 questions; passing score is 700. There is the variety in questions. You may expect the range of questions types like multiple choices, mark review, short answer, hot area, drag and drop, repeated answer choice, case studies, build a list and more.  

Q: When will I get the result of AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design exam?

Within few minutes, you will get your exam result.

Q: What is the learning scope of AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design training about Storage Strategy designing?

Here, you learn to design storage provisioning strategy, storage access strategy. In addition, you also learn to identify storage requirements and to recommend the best storage solutions and storage management tools.


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