Azure Architect Course Overview

This Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies AZ-303 online training course will prepare you for a career as a certified Azure Cloud Solutions Architect. You will learn how to manage Azure resources, configure and deploy virtual machines, and master Azure Cognitive Services solutions as you become familiar with the Azure platform.

Skills Covered

  • Manage Azure subscriptions
  • Manage resources
  • Deploy virtual machines
  • Evaluate server migration
  • Perform server migration
  • Manage application services
  • Select compute and storage
  • Perform hybrid networking
  • Create applications using PaaS
  • Azure Kubernetes
  • Authentication and secure data
  • Develop for cloud


Microsoft Azure holds a significant share in the overall public cloud market. It is a cloud provider of choice for top companies like Adobe, HP, Rolls Royce, and 3M Informatics. Getting Microsoft Azure certified helps start a promising career in the cloud computing space.  

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Training Options

Corporate Training

Customized to your team's needs

  • Blended learning delivery model (self-paced eLearning and/or instructor-led options)
  • Flexible pricing options
  • Enterprise grade Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Enterprise dashboards for individuals and teams
  • 24x7 learner assistance and support

Azure Architect Course Curriculum


This Azure Architect Technologies course is ideal for IT professionals, cloud solutions architects, experienced Azure administrators and developers, and DevOps professionals.
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To take this Azure solution architect certification course, you need prior hands-on experience in various IT operations, covering networking, virtualization, security, compute, storage, billing and budgeting, and governance. Also, you need proficiency in at least one of the following domains: Azure administration, Azure development, or DevOps.
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Course Content

  • Section 01: Course Introduction

    • Lesson 01: Course Introduction

      • 1 Welcome
      • 2 Certification Overview
      • 3 Skills Covered
      • 4 Azure Overview
  • Section 02: Implement and Monitor an Azure Infrastructure

    • Lesson 01: Implement Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring

      • 1 Monitor Security
      • 2 Monitor Performance
      • 3 Monitor Health and Availability
      • 4 Monitor Cost
      • 5 Configure Advanced Logging
      • 6 Configure Logging for Workloads
      • 7 Configure and Manage Advanced Alerts
    • Lesson 02: Implement Storage Accounts

      • 1 Select Storage Account Options Based On a Use Case
      • 2 Implement Blob Storage
      • 3 Configure Azure Files
      • 4 Configure Network Access to the Storage Account
      • 5 Implement Shared Access Signatures
      • 6 Implement Azure AD Authentication for Storage
      • 7 Manage Access Keys
      • 8 Implement Azure Storage Replication
    • Lesson 03: Implement VM's for Windows and Linux

      • 1 Configure High Availability: Part One
      • 2 Configure High Availability: Part Two
      • 3 Configure Storage for VM's
      • 4 Select Virtual Machine Size
      • 5 Deploy and Configure Scale Sets
      • 6 Configure Azure Disk Encryption
    • Lesson 04: Automate Deployment and Configuration of Resources

      • 1 Save a Deployment as an ARM Template
      • 2 Modify Azure Resource Manager Template
      • 3 Evaluate Location of a New Resource
      • 4 Configure a Virtual Disk Template
      • 5 Deploy From a Template
      • 6 Manage a Template Library
    • Lesson 05: Implement Virtual Networking

      • 1 Implement VNet to VNet Connections
      • 2 Implement VNet Peering
    • Lesson 06: Implement Azure Active Directory

      • 1 Add Custom Domains
      • 2 Configure Azure-AD Identity Protection
      • 3 Implement Self Service Password Reset
      • 4 Implement Conditional Access Including MFA
      • 5 Configure User Accounts for MFA
      • 6 Configure Fraud Alerts
      • 7 Configure Bypass Options
      • 8 Configure Trusted IP's
      • 9 Configure Verification Methods
      • 10 Implement and Manage Guest Account
    • Lesson 07: Implement and Manage Hybrid Identities

      • 1 Install and Configure Azure AD Connect
      • 2 Identity Synchronization Options
      • 3 Configure Single Sign on
      • 4 Use Azure AD Connect Health
  • Section 03: Implement Management and Security Solutions

    • Lesson 01: Manage Workloads in Azure

      • 1 Migrate Workloads using Azure Migrate
      • 2 Implement Azure Backup for VMs
      • 3 Implement Disaster Recovery
      • 4 Implement Azure Update Management
    • Lesson 02: Implement Load Balancing and Network Security

      • Implement Azure Load Balancer
      • 2 Implement an Application Gateway
      • 3 Implement a Web Application Firewall
      • 4 Implement Azure Firewall
      • 5 Implement the Azure Front Door Service
      • 6 Implement Azure Traffic Manager
      • 7 Implement Network Security Group
      • 8 Implement Bastion
    • Lesson 03: Implement and Manage Azure Governance Solutions

      • 1 Create and Manage Hierarchial Structure using Management Groups
      • 2 Assign RBAC Roles
      • 3 Create a Custom Role
      • 4 Configure Access to Azure Resources by assigning Roles
      • 5 Interpret Effective Permissions
      • 6 Implement and Configure an Azure Policy
      • 7 Implement an Azure Blueprint
    • Lesson 04: Manage Security for Applications

      • 1 Implement and Configure KeyVault
      • 2 Implement and Configure Azure AD Managed Identities
      • 3 Register and Manage applications in Azure AD
  • Section 04: Implement Solutions for Apps

    • Lesson 01: Implement An Application Infrastructure

      • 1 Create and Configure Azure App Service
      • 2 Create an App Service Web App for Containers
      • 3 Create and Configure an App Service Plan
      • 4 Configure An App Service
      • 5 Configure Networking for an App Service
      • 6 Create and Manage Deployment Slots
      • 7 Implement Logic Apps
      • 8 Implement Azure Function
    • Lesson 02: Implement Container based Applications

      • 1 Create a Container Image
      • 2 Configure Azure Kubernetes Service
      • 3 Publish and automate Image Deployments to the ACR
      • 4 Publish a Solution on an Azure Container Instance
  • Section 05: Implement and Manage Data Platforms

    • Lesson 01: Implement NoSQL Databases

      • 1 Configure Storage Account Tables
      • 2 Select Appropriate CosmosDB APIs
      • 3 Setup Replicas in Cosmos DB
    • Lesson 02: Implement Azure SQL databases

      • 1 Configure Azure SQL Database Settings
      • 2 Implement Azure SQL Database Managed Instance
      • 3 Configure HA for an Azure SQL Database

Azure Architect Exam & Certification

Microsoft Azure AZ-303 Certificate
  • How much does the AZ-303: Azure Architect Technologies Exam cost?

    The cost of the AZ-303: Azure Architect Technologies 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-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies and Exam AZ-304: 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 solutions, design business continuity strategy, design for deployment, migration, and integration, and design an infrastructure strategy. AZ-303 Exam is more on implementation and management and not architecting and designing whereas AZ-304 Exam,  focuses on designing and architecting Azure solutions.

  • What is the duration of the Exam AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies?

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

  • Are there negative markings for Exam AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies?

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

  • What is the passing score of Exam AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies?

    The passing score for Exam AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies Exam 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 Architect course Exam results?

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

  • Is this Azure Architect Technologies course accredited?

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

  • Is the exam fee included in the Azure Architect course fee?

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

  • How can I pass the Exam AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies in my first attempt?

    Simplilearn’s Azure 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-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies on your first attempt. 
    Please note that this Azure 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-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies?

    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 the Exam AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies 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.

  • Where can I apply to take Exam AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies?

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

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

    Exam AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies is one of two exams required to pass in order to earn the Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification. The other exam is Exam AZ-301 Microsoft Azure Architect Design. 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 Microsoft Azure Architect certification is the replacement for Exam AZ-300, which will retire on September 30, 2020.  You can earn this certification by passing the AZ-303 exam now and this curriculum prepares you for Exam AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies.

  • 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 Azure architect training course?

    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. 

  • What is the complete syllabus for the AZ-303 Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies Certification?

    The AZ-303 Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies Certification exam tests your knowledge in these four domains (along with weights in the exam):

    • Implement and monitor an Azure infrastructure (50-55%)
    • Implement management and security solutions (25-30%)
    • Implement solutions for apps (10-15%)
    • Implement and manage data platforms (10-15%)
    • You can refer to the exam skills outline document provided by Microsoft for the detailed syllabus.

  • What is Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies AZ-303 certification?

    The Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies AZ-303 certification is a credential that validates your knowledge of the following:

    • Implement and monitor an Azure infrastructure
    • Implement management and security solutions
    • Implement solutions for apps
    • Implement and manage data platforms
    • Someone who has advanced experience and knowledge of IT operations, including identity, networking, budgeting, data platform, virtualization, and governance can apply for this certification.

Azure Architect Course Reviews

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    Mihir Dhere

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    Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, when most of the activities were blocked, Simplilearn enabled me to utilize this time for upskilling and regaining my self-confidence. I was able to concentrate on the learning aspect due to the dedicated training by the Simplilearn team and could complete the Azure Course successfully.


Why Online Bootcamp

  • Develop skills for real career growthCutting-edge curriculum designed in guidance with industry and academia to develop job-ready skills
  • Learn from experts active in their field, not out-of-touch trainersLeading practitioners who bring current best practices and case studies to sessions that fit into your work schedule.
  • Learn by working on real-world problemsCapstone projects involving real world data sets with virtual labs for hands-on learning
  • Structured guidance ensuring learning never stops24x7 Learning support from mentors and a community of like-minded peers to resolve any conceptual doubts

Azure Architect Training FAQs

  • What is an Azure Solutions Architect?

    A Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect is a verified Azure 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 designed 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.

  • Who are the trainers for this Azure Solutions Architect program?

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

  • What comes after Azure Solutions Architect Certification course?

    We recommend you upgrade your knowledge after you have completed this Azure Solutions Architect Certification course. Consider taking a Post Graduate Program in Cloud Computing to become an expert and take your career to new heights. 

  • How do I get access to the Azure Platform?

    You may get access to a free trial of Azure by visiting

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

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

    • A supported operating system; 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 Azure Solutions Architect 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.

  • 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 for future reference.

  • What does an Azure Architect do?

    Azure architects design and implement solutions that run on the Microsoft Azure platform. They advise stakeholders and translate business requirements into scalable, reliable, and secure cloud solutions. They often collaborate with clients, cloud administrators, and cloud DBAs when implementing solutions.

  • Is Microsoft Azure AZ-303 worth learning in 2021?

    A solutions architect is one of the key designations for companies migrating their existing workload to the cloud. As many organizations are embracing Microsoft Azure, the demand for skilled cloud architects has increased over the years. Adding the Microsoft Azure 203 certification to your portfolio in 2021 will open your doors to promising career opportunities available out there.

  • How do I become an Azure Architect?

    To become an Azure Cloud Architect, you need to have previous practical experience in various IT operations, including networking, virtualization, security, compute, storage, billing and budgeting, and governance. Furthermore, you need to be proficient in at least one of the domains like Azure administration, Azure development, or DevOps.

  • What is Azure Architecture used for?

    Azure architecture is used for developing secure, scalable, efficient applications on the cloud. Pursuing an Azure architect course will help you gain deeper insights into the applications of Azure Architecture and its benefits.

  • Is the Azure Architect course difficult to learn?

    This Azure Architect course is easy to learn and can be pursued by anyone from an IT background.

  • Is Azure Architect a good career option?

    Professionals with Azure Architect certification are regarded immensely across the world. As per the Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast (2018-2025), the cloud-based architecture market will likely reach $21,988.07 million by 2025 and will probably record a CAGR of 27.9% (from 2018 to 2025). Also, Azure cloud architects are one of the highest-paid professionals earning a starting salary of $106,000, which may reach $135,000 with an experience of 10-15 years. Hence seeking an Azure architect certification can be highly beneficial and help you have a flourishing career ahead.

  • How do beginners learn Azure Architecture?

    Beginners can learn Azure Architecture by simply opting for a comprehensive Azure Architect training like Simplilearn’s, which will allow you to get the foundational and advanced level knowledge in Azure architecture. Upon completing the course, you must work diligently on the course-end project to gain the required industry-level practical knowledge.

  • Is Azure Architect certification worth it?

    Azure Architect certification is worth it and is beneficial for any IT professional looking for career growth. Seeking this azure architect training will allow you to:

    • Gain an understanding of managing Azure resources, configuring and deploying virtual machines, and becoming proficient in Azure Cognitive Services solutions.
    • Seek employment with top companies such as Adobe, HP, Rolls Royce, and 3M Informatics
    • Have a rewarding career in cloud computing

  • What are the job roles available after getting an Azure Architect certification?

    After taking an Azure Architect certification, you can get into the following job roles:

    • Software engineer
    • Solutions architect
    • Software programmer
    • Technical architect
    • Data scientist
    • DevOps engineer

  • What does Azure Architect do?

    Primarily roles and responsibilities of an Azure Architect include:

    • Providing technical guidance
    • Design and develop solutions for meeting functional as well as non-functional requirements
    • Ensuring implementation of architectural standards, usability design standards and ensure enforcement of product-specific guidelines
    • Offering insight and direction on engineering methodologies, standards, and leading practices
    • Identifying, communicating, and mitigating risks, issues, and decisions 

  • What skills should an Azure Architect know?

    An Azure Architect must possess the following skills:

    • Adequate knowledge of Azure and its services
    • Complete understanding of Architecture of Azure
    • Networking
    • Knowledge of OS like Linux
    • Designing Security
    • PowerShell scripting

    While taking an Azure Architect certification, you must ensure that you work hard on these skills to become a successful Azure architect.

  • What industries use Azure Architecture most?

    Industries that extensively use Azure architecture are:

    • Software
    • Information Technology and Services
    • Hospitals and Healthcare
    • Construction
    • Nonprofit Organization Management
    • Real Estate
    • Financial Services
    • Retail

    Upon completion of an Azure Architecture course, you can easily seek employment in these industries.

  • Which companies hire for Azure Architect?

    Some of the top companies commonly hiring professionals with Azure Architect Certification include IBM, HCL, Mindtree, CTS, Cognizant, Capgemini, and Accenture.

  • What book do you suggest reading for Azure Architecture?

    While taking this Azure architect training course, you can refer to the following books for further insights:

    • Developing Microservices Architecture on Microsoft Azure with Open Source Technologies by Ovais Mehboob Ahmed Khan, Arvind Chandaka
    • Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions: Technology Workbook: Volume 1 by IP Specialist, Pri mooz.
    • Microsoft Azure IaaS by Sachin Srivastava
    • The Big Book Of Microsoft Azure by Fred Dozar
    • The Azure Cloud Native Architecture Mapbook by Stephane Eyskens, Ed Price
    • Azure Arc-Enabled Data Services Revealed by Ben Weissman, Anthony E. Nocentino

  • What is the pay scale of Azure Architects across the world?

    According to, professionals with an azure architect certification earn an average salary of $119487 in a year.

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