Course Description

  • What are the course objectives?

    The Microsoft Azure Architect Design (Exam AZ-301) online training course will prepare you for a career as a certified Azure Cloud Solutions Architect. The Azure training course covers the advanced activities for working with the Azure platform including managing Azure resources, configuring and deploying virtual machines and networks, and mastering Azure AD, secure data (SSL and TLS). You will also learn how to identify data storage options, integrate SaaS service on the Azure Platform, author a complex deployment using the Azure Building Blocks tools, and many more.

  • What skills will you learn?

    After completing this online Azure certification training course, you will be able to:

    • Manage security and identity for Azure solutions
    • Integrate SaaS services available on the Azure platform
    • Compare and analyze database options in Azure
    • Monitor and automate Azure solutions
    • Deploy resources with Azure Resource Manager
    • Choose the correct backup option for infrastructure and data hosted in Azure
    • Automate the deployment of future resources for backup recovery or scaling purposes
    • Build Azure IaaS-Based Server Applications (ADSK)
    • Deploy network infrastructure for use in Azure solutions
    • Integrate Azure solution components using messaging services

  • Who should take this course?

    This Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect - Design course is ideal for:

    • IT professionals
    • Cloud solution architects
    • Experienced Azure administrators and developers
    • DevOps professionals

  • What are the prerequisites for this course?

    • Prior hands-on experience in various IT operations including networking, virtualization, security, compute, storage, billing and budgeting, and governance.
    • Proficiency in at least one of the following domains:  Azure administration, Azure development or DevOps.

Course Preview

    • Lesson 1. Designing for Identity and Security

      • Module 1: Managing Security & Identity for Azure Solutions
      • Module 2: Integrating SaaS Services Available on the Azure Platform
    • Lesson 2. Designing a Data Platform Solution

      • Module 1: Backing Azure Solutions with Azure Storage
      • Module 2: Comparing Database Options in Azure
      • Module 3: Monitoring & Automating Azure Solutions
    • Lesson 3. Designing for Deployment, Migration, and Integration

      • Module 1: Deploying Resources with Azure Resource Manager
      • Module 2: Creating Managed Server Applications in Azure
      • Module 3: Authoring Serverless Applications in Azure
    • Lesson 4. Designing an Infrastructure Strategy

      • Module 1: Application Architecture Patterns in Azure
      • Module 2: Building Azure IaaS-Based Server Applications (ADSK)
      • Module 3: Networking Azure Application Components
      • Module 4: Integrating Azure Solution Components Using Messaging Services
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Exam & Certification

  • How much does AZ-301: Azure Architect Design exam cost?

    The cost of the AZ-301: Azure Architect Design Exam is $165.00 USD plus tax or INR 4800 plus tax. This fee is paid to Microsoft when you register for your exam.

  • What is the difference between Exam AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies and Exam AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design?

    The new Microsoft Certified Architect certifications have in-depth coverage of the fundamentals of Azure compared to the previous certification and are more role-oriented and industry-specific. Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies measures your ability to deploy and configure infrastructure, implement workloads and security, create and deploy apps, implement authentication and secure data, and develop for the cloud and Azure storage. Microsoft Azure Architect Design measures your ability to determine workload requirements, design for identity and security, design data platform solution, design a business continuity strategy, design for deployment, migration, and integration, and design an infrastructure strategy. AZ-300 Exam is more on implementation and management and not into architecting and designing whereas AZ-301 Exam will focus on designing and architecting Azure solutions.

  • What is the duration of Exam AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design?

    The exam consists of 40-60 multiple choice questions and is 150 minutes long.

  • Are there negative markings for Exam AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design?

    No, there are no negative markings for the wrong answers.

  • What is the passing score of Exam AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design?

    The passing score for Exam AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design is 700 points out of 1000. Microsoft has a scaled scoring system, which means that the number of answers a candidate will have to answer correctly depends on the complexity of the test and the expected skill of the audience.

  • How long does it take to get the Microsoft Azure Certification exam results?

    Candidates taking the Microsoft Azure Certification exam will know if they’ve passed almost immediately after they’ve completed their exam. 

  • Is this course accredited?

    Yes, Simplilearn is a Silver Microsoft Partner, and this course is accredited by Microsoft.

  • Is the exam fee included in the course fee?

    Yes, the exam fee is included in the course fee.

  • How can I pass the Exam AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design in my first attempt?

    Simplilearn’s training course is designed to give you all of the skill sets necessary to successfully complete the required projects and help you pass the Exam AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design on your first attempt. 
    Please note that this course does not guarantee you will pass the exam on your first attempt, but you will be armed with all of the knowledge to do so.

  • How should I prepare for Exam AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design?

    Simplilearn’s Microsoft Azure Certification training is aligned with the requirements of the exam. As such, our experienced trainers will help you learn to use the Azure platform and prepare for the certification exam. The successful completion of Simplilearn’s Azure Certification Training course will allow you to pass the Microsoft Azure certification exam and get certified.

  • In what languages is Exam AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design available?

    The Azure exams can be taken in a variety of languages. The exams are available in English, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), and Russian.  Non-native English speakers who take the exam in English can appeal for additional time.

  • What is required to earn the Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect certification?

    Exam AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design is one of two exams required to pass in order to earn the Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification. The other is the Exam AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies. To earn the Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect certification, you must pass the following exams:

  • Does Microsoft Certified Expert: Azure Solutions Architect replace any existing Azure exams?

    Yes, this Azure Solutions Architect certification is the replacement for Exam 70-535.  You can earn this certification by passing exams AZ-300 and AZ-301. This curriculum prepares you for Exam AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design.

  • Do you provide assistance for the exam application process?

    Yes, our Help and Support team can provide you with assistance for the exam application process.

  • If I need to cancel my enrollment, can I get a refund?

    Yes, you can cancel your enrollment if necessary. We will refund the course price after deducting an administration fee. To learn more, please read our Refund Policy.

  • How can I learn more about this training program?

    Contact us using the form on the right of any page on Simplilearn website, or select the Live Chatbot. Our customer service representatives can provide you with more details.

  • How do I order books and study materials?

    When you take Simplilearn’s Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect certification training, you won’t need additional study materials. Everything you need to pass the certification exam will be provided in the course. 

  • Where can I download Microsoft Azure application?

    You can download the application for the Azure certification exam here.


    • What is an Azure Architect?

      A Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect is a verified expert at architecting and managing all aspects of Azure infrastructure and solutions and is responsible for planning solutions to meet the business needs of an organization.

    • What is Microsoft Azure?

      Microsoft Azure is a set of cloud services design to help any organization address day-to-day business challenges. Azure allows you to build, manage, and deploy applications on a large, worldwide network using Azure tools and frameworks.

    • How much does a cloud architect make?

      A cloud architect in the U.S earns an average annual salary of $155,581. Salaries currently range between $122,500 -  $175,000 (source: Zip Recruiter).

    • Who are the trainers for this training program?

      Our Trainers are Microsoft certified (MCTs) and highly qualified with over 15 years of experience in training and are working in the domain.

    • How do I get access to the Azure Platform?

      You may get access a free trial of Azure by visiting

    • What tools do I need to attend the training sessions?

      The system requirements to attend this online training are quite basic:

      • A supported operating system; OS: Windows any version above XP SP3 or & Mac any version above OS X 10.6
      • Internet Speed: preferably at or above 512 KBPS
      • Headset: Any decent headset and microphone which can be used to talk and hear clearly
      • Azure trial from Microsoft or a paid subscription  


    • What is Global Teaching Assistance?

      Our teaching assistants are here to help you get certified in your first attempt. They are a dedicated team of subject matter experts to help you at every step and enrich your learning experience from class onboarding to project mentoring and job assistance. They engage with the students proactively to ensure the course path is followed. Teaching Assistance is available during business hours.

    • What is covered under the 24/7 support promise?

      We offer 24/7 support through email, chat, and calls. We also have a dedicated team that provides on-demand assistance through our community forum. What’s more, you will have lifetime access to the community forum, even after completion of your course with us.

    • What is online classroom training?

      All of the classes are conducted via live online streaming. They are interactive sessions that enable you to ask questions and participate in discussions during class time. 

    • How do I register for this online training course by Simplilearn?

      You can enrol in this online Azure Solutions Architect Certification training on our website and make an online payment using any of the following options: 

      • Visa Credit or Debit Card
      • MasterCard
      • American Express
      • Diner’s Club
      • PayPal 

       Once payment is received you will automatically receive a payment receipt and access information via email.

    • What certification will I receive after completing the Azure Solutions Architect training?

      After successful completion of Microsoft Certified Expert: Azure Solutions Architect Certification training, you will be awarded the course completion certificate from Simplilearn.

    • Is this live training, or will I watch pre-recorded videos?

      If you enrol for self-paced e-learning, you will have access to pre-recorded videos. If you enrol for the online classroom Flexi Pass, you will have access to live training conducted online as well as the pre-recorded videos.

    • What If I miss a session?

      We provide recordings of each session you attend for future reference.

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