AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies


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AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies

This instructor led, online training course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to translate business requirements into secure, scalable, and reliable solutions. We will also discuss virtualization, automation, networking, storage, identity, security, data platform, and application infrastructure.

Exam Number: AZ-303


Dale Hill
MCSA Windows 10, MCSA Server 2012, MCT, MCP

Course Information

Skills Learned

After completing this course, the student should be able to:

  • Secure identities with Azure Active Directory and users and groups.
  • Implement identity solutions spanning on-premises and cloud-based capabilities
  • Apply monitoring solutions for collecting, combining, and analyzing data from different sources.

Who Should Attend This Course

The primary audience for this course is IT Professionals with expertise in designing and implementing solutions running on Microsoft Azure.


None but we recommend students have:

  • Understanding of on-premises virtualization technologies, including: VMs, virtual networking, and virtual hard disks.
  • Understanding of network configuration, including TCP/IP, Domain Name System (DNS), virtual private networks (VPNs), firewalls, and encryption technologies.
  • Understanding of Active Directory concepts, including domains, forests, domain controllers, replication, Kerberos protocol, and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).
  • Understanding of resilience and disaster recovery, including backup and restore operations.

Course Outline

Azure IaaS and Monitoring Management

  • Monitoring
    • Security
    • Performance
    • Health and availability
    • Cost
    • Advanced logging and logging for workloads
    • Automated responses
    • Advanced alerts
  • Storage Accounts
    • Storage accounts options
    • Storage replication
    • Azure Files and blob storage
    • Securing Storage accounts
    • Storage account failover
  • Windows and Linux VMs
    • High Availability
    • Storage for VMs and Disk Encryption
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Azure Dedicated Hosts
  • ARM templates and automation
    • Configure and deploy ARM templates
    • Evaluate location and manage template library
    • Automation Runbooks
  • Virtual Networks
    • VNet peering
    • VPN Gateways and VNet to VNet connections
  • Azure AD and Hybrid Identities
    • Azure AD Connect
    • Synchronization options
    • Single sign-on

Networking and Security Management

  • Implement workload management
    • Azure Migrate
    • Azure Backup
    • Disaster recovery
    • Update management
  • Network security and load balancing
    • Azure Load Balancer
    • Application Gateway
    • Web Application Firewall
    • Azure Front Door
    • Azure Firewall
    • Azure Traffic Manager
    • Network security groups and application security groups
    • Azure Bastion
  • Azure governance
    • Management groups, subscriptions, and resource groups
    • RBAC and custom roles
    • Access Reviews
    • Azure Policy
    • Azure Blueprints
  • Securing applications
    • Azure Key Vault
    • Azure AD managed identities
    • Applications in Azure AD

Applications Solutions

  • App infrastructure
    • Azure App Service
    • App Service Plans
    • Securing App service using networking
    • Logic Apps
    • Azure Functions
  • Containers
    • Azure container registry
    • Azure container instances
    • Azure Kubernetes service

Data Platforms

  • Azure SQL databases
    • Configure and implement Azure SQL databases
    • SQL Database managed instances
  • NoSQL databases
    • Storage accounts tables
    • CosmosDB

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