Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert (Exam AZ-303 and Exam AZ-304) Details

Certification Industry: Cloud

Certificate Name: Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert (Exam AZ-303 and Exam AZ-304)

Certificate Issuing Authority: Microsoft

Certification Price: 165 USD + 165 USD

Certificate Validity: 2 years

The average annual Salary of an Azure Architect in the United States is $149,029. Microsoft Azure Solutions Architects must have expertise in computing, network, storage, and security so that they can design solutions that run on Azure.

Attaining a Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification validates your understanding of the following concepts:


  1.     Analyze resource utilization and consumption
    • configure diagnostic settings on resources
    • create a baseline for resources
    • create and rest alerts
    • analyze alerts across subscription
    • analyze metrics across subscription
    • create action groups
    • monitor for unused resources
    • monitor spend
    • report on spend
    • utilize Log Search query functions
    • view alerts in Azure Monitor logs

  2. Create and configure storage accounts
    • configure network access to the storage account
    • create and configure the storage account
    • generate shared access signature
    • install and use Azure Storage Explorer
    • manage access keys
    • monitor activity log by using Azure Monitor logs
    • implement Azure storage replication

  3. Create and configure a Virtual Machine (VM) for Windows and Linux
    • configure high availability
    • configure monitoring, networking, storage, and virtual machine size
    • deploy and configure scale sets

  4. Automate deployment of Virtual Machines (VMs)
    • Modify Azure Resource Manager template
    • configure the location of new VMs
    • configure VHD template
    • deploy from template
    • save a deployment as an Azure Resource Manager template
    • deploy Windows and Linux VMs

  5. Implement solutions that use virtual machines (VM)
    • provision VMs
    • create Azure Resource Manager templates
    • configure Azure Disk Encryption for VMs

  6. Create connectivity between virtual networks
    • create and configure VNET peering
    • create and configure VNET to VNET
    • verify virtual network connectivity
    • create a virtual network gateway

  7. Implement and manage virtual networking
    • configure private and public IP addresses, network routes, network interface, subnets, and virtual network

  8. Manage Azure Active Directory (AD)
    • add custom domains
    • configure Azure AD Identity Protection, Azure AD Join, and Enterprise State Roaming
    • configure self-service password reset
    • implement conditional access policies
    • manage multiple directories
    • perform an access review

  9.   Implement and manage hybrid identities
    • install and configure Azure AD Connect
    • configure federation and single sign-on
    • manage Azure AD Connect
    • manage password sync and writeback


Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert (Exam AZ-303 and Exam AZ-304) Exam Details:

Required exams: Exam AZ-300 and Exam AZ-301, or Transition Exam AZ-302. More details from Microsoft: 

1. Exam AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies. This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks:

  • deploy and configure infrastructure
  • implement workloads and security
  • create and deploy apps
  • implement authentication and secure data
  • develop for the cloud and Azure storage


2. Exam AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design

Exam update: Effective May 22, 2019

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks:

  • determine workload requirements
  • design for identity and security
  • design a data platform solution
  • design a business continuity strategy
  • design for deployment, migration, and integration
  • design an infrastructure strategy


For training guide refer to the link: https://query.prod.cms.rt.microsoft.com/cms/api/am/binary/RWtVsd

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