Course description

  • What are the course objectives?

    The Microsoft Certified Expert: Azure Solution Architect 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), Azure Key Vault, and Azure Cognitive Services solutions. You will also learn how to manage security and identity within Azure, identify data storage options, deploy an ARM template to a resource group, author a complex deployment using the Azure Building Blocks tools, integrate an API using the API Management service, distribute network traffic across multiple loads, and design a hybrid cloud/on-premise connectivity scenario. 

    Please note that Exam AZ-300: Azure Architect Technologies training will be available as live virtual classroom and Exam AZ-301: Azure Architect Design training will be online self-paced learning.

  • What skills will you learn?

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

    • Deploy, configure, and manage virtual networks
    • Implement workloads and security
    • Evaluate throughput and structure of data access
    • Architect  cloud  technology solutions
    • Implement shell commands to create an app service web app
    • Use Swagger to document an API
    • Understand the Azure Container Registry and use Azure Container Instances
    • Know how to Implement authentication using certificates, Azure AD, Azure AD Connect, and tokens
    • Implement role-based access control (RBAC) authorization
    • Implement secure data for end-to-end encryption and for implementing SSL and TLS communications
    • Use the Azure Key Vault to manage cryptographic keys
    • Develop for asynchronous processing
    • Design a hybrid identity solution
    • Understand when to use advanced features of Azure AD such as Managed Service Identity, MFA and Privileged Identity Management.
    • Secure application secrets using Key Vault and application data using SQL Database and Azure Storage features
    • Determine performance thresholds for the Azure Storage service
    • Choose the correct backup option for infrastructure and data hosted in Azure
    • Automate the deployment of future resources for backup recovery or scaling purposes
    • Deploy an ARM template to a resource group 
    • Integrate an API or Logic App with the API Management service

  • Who should take this course?

    This Microsoft Azure Solution Architect certification 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, covering 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

    • 1. Deploying and Configuring Infrastructure
      • Module 1: Managing Azure Subscriptions and Resources
      • Module 2: Implementing and Managing Storage
      • Module 3: Deploying and Managing Virtual Machines (VMs)
      • Module 4: Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
      • Module 5: Managing Identities
    • 2. Implementing Workloads and Security
      • Module 1: Evaluating and Performing Server Migration to Azure
      • Module 2: Implementing and Managing Application Services
      • Module 3: Implementing Advanced Virtual Networking
      • Module 4: Securing Identities
    • 3. Understanding Cloud Architect Technology Solutions
      • Module 1: Selecting Compute and Storage Solutions
      • Module 2: Hybrid Networking
      • Module 3: Measuring Throughput and Structure of Data Access
    • 4. Creating and Deploying Apps
      • Module 1: Creating Web Applications using PaaS
      • Module 2: Creating Apps and Services Running on Service Fabric
      • Module 3: Using Azure Kubernetes Service
    • 5. Implementing Authentication and Secure Data
      • Module 1: Implementing Authentication and Secure Data
      • Module 2: Implementing Secure Data
    • 6. Developing for the Cloud
      • Module 1: Developing Long-Running Tasks and Distributed Transactions
      • Module 2: Configuring a Message-Based Integration Architecture
      • Module 3: Developing for Asynchronous Processing
      • Module 4: Developing for Autoscaling
      • Module 5: Developing Azure Cognitive Services Solutions
    • 1. Designing for Identity and Security
      • Module 1: Managing Security & Identity for Azure Solutions
      • Module 2: Integrating SaaS Services Available on the Azure Platform
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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

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

    To earn the Microsoft Azure Solution Architect certification, you must pass the following exams:

    • Exam AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies
    • Exam AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design

  • Does this new exam and certification replace any existing Azure exams?

    Yes, this Azure Solution 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 both the exams.

  • When will old Azure certification competencies expire and when will the new requirements become valid?

    Exam 70-535 will expire on December 31, 2018, but will have validity for competencies until December 31, 2019. The new requirements will come into effect on January 1, 2019.

  • What is the difference between 70-535: Architecting Microsoft Azure solutions and Microsoft Certified Associate: Azure Solution Architect Certification?

    This new Microsoft Certified Associate: Azure Solution Architect certification has an in-depth coverage of the fundamentals of Azure compared to the previous certification and is more role-oriented and industry-specific.

  • If I have already taken the 70-535: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions Certification exam, how do I become a Microsoft Certified Solution Architect?

    If you have already taken the 70-535: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions Certification exam, you must pass the Microsoft Azure Architect Certification Transition: Exam AZ-302 to become a Microsoft Certified Solution Architect.

  • Is this course accredited?

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

  • How much does Microsoft Azure Solution Architect Certification exam cost?

    The cost of the Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies Exam AZ-300 and Microsoft Azure Architect Design: AZ-301 is $165.00 USD (plus taxes) each or INR 4800 (plus taxes) each. This fee is paid to Microsoft when you register for your exam.

  • 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 can I pass the Exam AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies and 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-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies and Exam AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design certifications in your first attempt. 
    Please note that this course does not guarantee you will pass in your first attempt, but you will be armed with all of the knowledge to do so.

  • 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. 

  • How do I order books and study materials?

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

  • How should I prepare for Microsoft Azure Certification exam?

    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.

  • How long is the Microsoft Azure Solution Architect certification valid for?

    Azure Solution Architect certification is valid as per Microsoft discretion. Retired certifications (i.e. certification for technologies that are no longer being used) move to the retired section of a candidate’s transcript. 

  • Where can I download Microsoft Azure application?

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

  • In what languages are Microsoft Azure Solution Architect exams 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. Those who have to take the test in English and aren’t comfortable with it can appeal for additional time. 


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