AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies – Study Guide

Now that AZ-302 has officially been retired, there is only one route to earn your Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification. That route is to sit and pass both the AZ-300 and the AZ-301 exams. Currently this is arguably the most difficult exam certification path as it is one of only two Expert level certifications for Azure. This post will cover AZ-300, here is what Microsoft have to say about it:

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; and develop for the cloud and Azure storage.

Below I’ve put together a collection of links relevant to the sections highlighted as being part of the skills measured for this exam. As always, these are only guide links, sometimes you need to explore a topic much more deeply if you are not familiar with it. Hopefully these study materials will help guide you to successfully passing AZ-300!

If you spot something, or have a better link for a topic, get in touch! I will update this post as regularly as possible and always appreciate any feedback.

A good place to start is Microsoft Learn. there are several interactive learning paths that are free that you can work through at your own pace. I find this a great way to study and gain greater understanding of the services by actually using them.

Deploy and configure infrastructure

Analyze resource utilization and consumption

Create and configure storage accounts

Create and configure a Virtual Machine (VM) for Windows and Linux

Automate deployment of Virtual Machines (VMs)

Implement solutions that use virtual machines (VM)

Create connectivity between virtual networks

Implement and manage virtual networking

Manage Azure Active Directory (AD)

Implement and manage hybrid identities

Implement workloads and security

Migrate servers to Azure

Configure serverless computing

Implement application load balancing

Integrate on-premises network with Azure virtual network

Manage role-based access control (RBAC)

Implement Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Create and deploy apps

Create web apps by using PaaS

Design and develop apps that run in containers

Implement authentication and secure data

Implement authentication

Implement secure data solutions

Develop for the cloud and for Azure storage

Develop solutions that use Cosmos DB storage

Develop solutions that use a relational database

Configure a message-based integration architecture

Develop for autoscaling

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