Azure Architect AZ-300 Exam

Microsoft recently released information around the new Azure Architect exams: – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/exam-az-300.aspx

This blog post will cover available learning materials and docs links to information relevant to the exam AZ-300, links to these articles will be updated regularly.

Hopefully this will give you as an architect a head start on what you need to learn in order to pass the AZ-300 exam.

 

 

Deploy and Configure Infrastructure (25-30%)
Analyze resource utilization and consumption

May include but not limited to: Configure diagnostic settings on resources; create 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 Log Analytics

Configure diagnostic settings on resources
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/blog/azure-monitor-multiple-diagnostic-settings/
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/monitoring-and-diagnostics/monitoring-overview-of-diagnostic-logs
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/monitoring-and-diagnostics/monitoring-enable-diagnostic-logs-using-template

Create baseline for resources
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/monitoring-and-diagnostics/monitoring-alerts-dynamic-thresholds

Create and raise alerts; Analyze alerts across subscription
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/monitoring-and-diagnostics/monitor-alerts-unified-usage

Monitor for unused resources; monitor spend; report on spend
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/advisor/advisor-overview
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/billing/billing-getting-started
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/billing/billing-understand-your-bill

Utilize Log Search query functions;
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/log-analytics/log-analytics-queries

View alerts in Log Analytics
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/log-analytics/log-analytics-solution-alert-management
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/monitoring-and-diagnostics/monitoring-overview-unified-alerts

Create and configure storage accounts

May include but not limited to: Configure network access to the storage account; create and configure storage account; generate shared access signature; install and use Azure Storage Explorer; manage access keys; monitor activity log by using Log Analytics; implement Azure storage replication

Configure network access to the storage account;
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/blog/announcing-virtual-network-integration-for-azure-storage-and-azure-sql/

Create and configure storage account
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-quickstart-create-account?tabs=portal
https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/microsoft-azure-creating-configuring-storage-accounts

Generate shared access signature
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-dotnet-shared-access-signature-part-1
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/blobs/storage-dotnet-shared-access-signature-part-2
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/rest/api/eventhub/generate-sas-token

Install and use Azure Storage Explorer
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/features/storage-explorer/

Manage access keys;
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/key-vault/key-vault-ovw-storage-keys
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-account-manage

Monitor activity log by using Log Analytics
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/log-analytics/log-analytics-activity
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/monitoring-and-diagnostics/monitoring-activity-log-alerts
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/monitoring-and-diagnostics/monitoring-overview-activity-logs

Implement Azure storage replication
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-redundancy
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-redundancy-grs

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

May include but not limited to: Configure high availability; configure monitoring, networking, storage, and virtual machine size; deploy and configure scale sets

Overview
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/linux/

Configure high availability
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/linux/tutorial-availability-sets
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/linux/manage-availability

Configure monitoring, networking, storage, and virtual machine size
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/linux/tutorial-monitoring

Deploy and configure scale sets
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/linux/tutorial-create-vmss

Automate deployment of Virtual Machines (VMs)

May include but not limited to: Modify Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template; configure location of new VMs; configure VHD template; deploy from template; save a deployment as an ARM template; deploy Windows and Linux VMs

Modify Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/apps/cd/azure/build-azure-vm-template?view=vsts

Configure location of new VMs
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/quick-create-portal
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/tutorial-manage-vm

Configure VHD template
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/create-vm-specialized
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/prepare-for-upload-vhd-image
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/resources/templates/201-vm-specialized-vhd-new-or-existing-vnet/

Deploy from template
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/ps-template
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/linux/create-ssh-secured-vm-from-template

Save a deployment as an ARM template
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/lab-services/devtest-lab-use-resource-manager-template
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/download-template

Deploy Windows and Linux VMs
https://azure.microsoft.com/id-id/services/virtual-machines/

Create connectivity between virtual networks

May include but not limited to: Create and configure VNET peering; create and configure VNET to VNET; verify virtual network connectivity; create virtual network gateway

Create and configure VNET peering; create and configure VNET to VNET
http://www.msserverpro.com/configuring-azure-vnet-peering-using-azure-portal/
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/vpn-gateway/vpn-gateway-howto-vnet-vnet-resource-manager-portal
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/vpn-gateway/vpn-gateway-vnet-vnet-rm-ps

Verify virtual network connectivity;
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/vpn-gateway/vpn-gateway-howto-site-to-site-resource-manager-portal#VerifyConnection
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/virtual-network-peering-overview

Create virtual network gateway
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/vpn-gateway/vpn-gateway-about-vpngateways
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/canitpro/2017/06/28/step-by-step-configuring-a-site-to-site-vpn-gateway-between-azure-and-on-premise/
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/vpn-gateway/create-routebased-vpn-gateway-portal

Implement and manage virtual networking

May include but not limited to: Configure private and public IP addresses, network routes, network interface, subnets, and virtual network

Configure private and public IP addresses, network routes, network interface, subnets, and virtual network
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/virtual-networks-static-private-ip-arm-pportal
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/virtual-network-ip-addresses-overview-arm
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/virtual-network-network-interface-addresses

Manage Azure Active Directory (AD)

May include but not limited to: 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

Add custom domains;
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/fundamentals/add-custom-domain

Configure Azure AD Identity Protection, Azure AD Join, and Enterprise State Roaming
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/active-directory/identity-protection/enable
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/active-directory/user-help/user-help-join-device-on-network
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/active-directory-windows-enterprise-state-roaming-overview

Configure self-service password reset
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/active-directory/authentication/concept-sspr-howitworks

Implement conditional access policies;
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/active-directory/conditional-access/app-based-mfa

Manage multiple directories
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/fundamentals/active-directory-administer#how-can-i-add-and-manage-multiple-directories

Perform an access review
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/active-directory/governance/access-reviews-overview

Implement and manage hybrid identities

May include but not limited to: Install and configure Azure AD Connect; configure federation and single sign-on; manage Azure AD Connect; manage password sync and writeback

Install and configure Azure AD Connect;
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/active-directory/hybrid/whatis-hybrid-identity#install-azure-ad-connect

Configure federation and single sign-on
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/active-directory/hybrid/whatis-hybrid-identity

Manage Azure AD Connect
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/active-directory/hybrid/how-to-connect-post-installation

Manage password sync and writeback
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/authentication/howto-sspr-writeback

 


Implement Workloads and Security (20-25%)
Migrate servers to Azure

May include but not limited to: Migrate by using Azure Site Recovery (ASR); migrate using P2V; configure storage; create a backup vault; prepare source and target environments; backup and restore data; deploy Azure Site Recovery (ASR) agent; prepare virtual network

Migrate by using Azure Site Recovery (ASR);
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/site-recovery/migrate-tutorial-on-premises-azure

Migrate using P2V
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/site-recovery/physical-azure-disaster-recovery

Configure storage
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/site-recovery/tutorial-prepare-azure#create-a-storage-account

Create a backup vault
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/site-recovery/migrate-tutorial-on-premises-azure#create-a-recovery-services-vault

Prepare source and target environments
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/site-recovery/migrate-tutorial-on-premises-azure#set-up-the-source-environment

Backup and restore  data
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/backup-azure-recovery-services-vault-overview

Deploy Azure Site Recovery (ASR) agent
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/site-recovery/hyper-v-azure-tutorial#install-the-provider

Prepare virtual network
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/site-recovery/tutorial-prepare-azure#set-up-an-azure-network

Configure serverless computing

May include but not limited to: Create and manage objects; manage a Logic App resource; manage Azure Function app settings; manage Event Grid; manage Service Bus

Create and manage objects
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/overview/serverless-computing/

Manage a Logic App resource
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/logic-apps/

Manage Azure Function app settings
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/functions-how-to-use-azure-function-app-settings

Manage Event Grid
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/event-grid/

Manage Service Bus
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/service-bus-messaging/

Implement application load balancing

May include but not limited to: Configure application gateway and load balancing rules; implement front end IP configurations; manage application load balancing

Configure application gateway and load balancing rules
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/application-gateway/application-gateway-introduction
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/application-gateway/application-gateway-ilb-arm
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/services/application-gateway/

Implement front end IP configurations
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/rest/api/load-balancer/loadbalancerfrontendipconfigurations/get
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/load-balancer/load-balancer-overview

Manage application load balancing
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/load-balancer/tutorial-load-balancer-standard-manage-portal

Integrate on premises network with Azure virtual network

May include but not limited to: Create and configure Azure VPN Gateway; create and configure site to site VPN; configure Express Route; verify on premises connectivity; manage on-premise connectivity with Azure

Create and configure Azure VPN Gateway
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/vpn-gateway/vpn-gateway-about-vpngateways
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/vpn-gateway/vpn-gateway-tutorial-create-gateway-powershell

Create and configure site to site VPN
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/canitpro/2017/06/28/step-by-step-configuring-a-site-to-site-vpn-gateway-between-azure-and-on-premise/
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/vpn-gateway/vpn-gateway-howto-site-to-site-resource-manager-portal

Configure Express Route
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/expressroute/
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/expressroute/expressroute-howto-circuit-portal-resource-manager
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/expressroute/expressroute-howto-routing-portal-resource-manager

Verify on premises connectivity
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/vpn-gateway/vpn-gateway-howto-site-to-site-resource-manager-portal

Manage on-premise connectivity with Azure
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/enterprise/connect-an-on-premises-network-to-a-microsoft-azure-virtual-network

Manage role-based access control (RBAC)

May include but not limited to: Create a custom role; configure access to Azure resources by assigning roles; configure management access to Azure; troubleshoot RBAC; implement RBAC policies; assign RBAC roles

Create a custom role
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/role-based-access-control/custom-roles

Configure access to Azure resources by assigning roles
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/role-based-access-control/role-assignments-portal

Configure management access to Azure
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/users-groups-roles/directory-admin-roles-secure

Troubleshoot RBAC
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/role-based-access-control/troubleshooting

Implement RBAC policies
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/governance/policy/overview

Assign RBAC roles
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/role-based-access-control/role-assignments-portal#grant-access

Implement Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

May include but not limited to: Enable MFA for an Azure tenant; configure user accounts for MFA; configure fraud alerts; configure bypass options; configure trusted IPs; configure verification methods; manage role-based access control (RBAC); implement RBAC policies; assign RBAC Roles; create a custom role; configure access to Azure resources by assigning roles; configure management access to Azure

Enable MFA for an Azure tenant;
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/authentication/howto-mfa-getstarted#enable-azure-multi-factor-authentication

Configure user accounts for MFA
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/authentication/howto-mfa-userstates

Configure fraud alerts
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/authentication/howto-mfa-mfasettings#fraud-alert

Configure bypass options
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/authentication/howto-mfa-mfasettings#one-time-bypass

Configure trusted IPs
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/authentication/howto-mfa-mfasettings#trusted-ips

Configure verification methods
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/authentication/howto-mfa-mfasettings#selectable-verification-methods

Manage role-based access control (RBAC)
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/role-based-access-control/role-assignments-portal

Implement RBAC policies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_KK9fX-wKI

Assign RBAC Roles
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/role-based-access-control/

Create a custom role
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/role-based-access-control/custom-roles

Configure access to Azure resources by assigning roles
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/role-based-access-control/role-assignments-portal

Configure management access to Azure
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/role-based-access-control/overview


Architect Cloud Technology Solutions (5-10%)
Select an appropriate compute solution

May include but not limited to: Leverage appropriate design patterns; select appropriate network connectivity options; design for hybrid topologies

Leverage appropriate design patterns
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/magazine/dd727504.aspx

Select appropriate network connectivity options
https://www.moqdigital.com.au/insights/technical/network-connectivity-options-for-azure

Design for hybrid topologies
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/hybrid/plan-connect-topologies

Select an appropriate integration solution

May include but not limited to: Address computational bottlenecks, state management, and OS requirements; provide for web hosting if applicable; evaluate minimum number of nodes

Address computational bottlenecks, state management, and OS requirements
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-azure-the-cloud-for-high-performance-computing/
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/blog/improving-your-io-performance/

Provide for web hosting if applicable
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/videos/inside-azure-web-hosting-plans/

May include but not limited to: Validate data storage technology capacity limitations; address durability of data; provide for appropriate throughput of data access; evaluate structure of data storage; provide for data archiving, retention, and compliance

Validate data storage technology capacity limitations

Address durability of data
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-introduction

Provide for appropriate throughput of data access

Evaluate structure of data storage
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/guide/technology-choices/data-store-overview
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/guide/technology-choices/data-store-comparison

Provide for data archiving, retention, and compliance
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/solutions/backup-archive/


Create and Deploy Apps (5-10%)
Create web applications by using PaaS

May include but not limited to: Create an Azure app service web app by using Azure CLI, PowerShell, and other tools; create documentation for the API by using open source and other tools; create an App Service Web App for containers; create an App Service background task by using WebJobs

Create an Azure app service web app by using Azure CLI, PowerShell, and other tools
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service/app-service-cli-samples
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service/scripts/app-service-cli-deploy-staging-environment

Create documentation for the API by using open source and other tools
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/appserviceteam/tag/swagger/

Create an App Service Web App for containers
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/services/app-service/containers/
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service/containers/

Create an App Service background task by using WebJobs
https://www.hanselman.com/blog/IntroducingWindowsAzureWebJobs.aspx
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service/webjobs-sdk-get-started
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service/websites-dotnet-deploy-webjobs
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service/web-sites-create-web-jobs

Create app or service that runs on Service Fabric

May include but not limited to: Develop a stateful Reliable Service and a stateless Reliable Service; develop an actor-based Reliable Service; write code to consume Reliable Collections in your service

Develop a stateful Reliable Service and a stateless Reliable Service
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/service-fabric/service-fabric-reliable-services-introduction
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/service-fabric/service-fabric-reliable-services-quick-start

Develop an actor-based Reliable Service
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/resources/videos/azure-service-fabric-and-the-actor-model-with-mark-fussell/
https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Journey-to-the-Websummit–Online-Masterclasses/Service-Fabric-and-actor-model-architectures–Joo-Pedro-Martins-Microsoft-UK/Service-Fabric-and-actor-model-architectures–Joo-Pedro-Martins-Microsoft-UK

Write code to consume Reliable Collections in your service
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/service-fabric/service-fabric-reliable-services-reliable-collections

Design and develop applications that run in containers

May include but not limited to: Configure diagnostic settings on resources; create a container image by using a Docker file; create an Azure Container Service (ACS/AKS) cluster by using the Azure CLI and Azure Portal; publish an image to the Azure Container Registry; implement an application that runs on an Azure Container Instance; implement container instances by using Azure Container Service (ACS/AKS), Azure Service Fabric, and other tools; manage container settings by using code

Configure diagnostic settings on resources;
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/overview/containers/
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/containers/

Create a container image by using a Docker file
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/uk_faculty_connection/2016/09/23/getting-started-with-docker-and-container-services/
https://docs.docker.com/docker-for-azure/deploy/

Create an Azure Container Service (ACS/AKS) cluster by using the Azure CLI and Azure Portal
https://stackify.com/azure-container-service-kubernetes/
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/services/kubernetes-service/

Publish an image to the Azure Container Registry
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/container-registry/container-registry-get-started-docker-cli
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/container-registry/container-registry-tutorial-quick-task

Implement an application that runs on an Azure Container Instance
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/services/container-instances/
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/container-instances/container-instances-quickstart

Implement container instances by using Azure Container Service (ACS/AKS), Azure Service Fabric, and other tools
https://medium.com/bitnami-perspectives/az-aci-aks-acs-in-5-minutes-top-chrono-65c9952dfeb8

Manage container settings by using code
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/resources/samples/container-service-python-manage/

 


Implement Authentication and Secure Data (5-10%)
Implement authentication

May include but not limited to: Implement authentication by using certificates, forms-based authentication, tokens, Windows-integrated authentication; implement multi-factor authentication by using Azure AD options

Implement authentication by using certificates, forms-based authentication, tokens, Windows-integrated authentication
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service/app-service-authentication-overview
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/develop/authentication-scenarios
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/blog/azure-websites-authentication-authorization/

Implement multi-factor authentication by using Azure AD options
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/authentication/concept-mfa-howitworks
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/resources/videos/multi-factor-authentication-for-azure-ad/

Implement secure data solutions

May include but not limited to: Encrypt and decrypt data at rest; encrypt data with Always Encrypted; implement Azure Confidential Compute and SSL/TLS communications; manage cryptographic keys in the Azure Key Vault

Encrypt and decrypt data at rest
https://cloudacademy.com/blog/how-does-azure-encrypt-data/

Encrypt data with Always Encrypted
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/transparent-data-encryption-or-always-encrypted/
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sql-database/sql-database-always-encrypted
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sql-database/sql-database-always-encrypted-azure-key-vault

Implement Azure Confidential Compute and SSL/TLS communications
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/security/azure-security-data-encryption-best-practices
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/blog/introducing-azure-confidential-computing/
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/blog/azure-confidential-computing/

Manage cryptographic keys in the Azure Key Vault
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/key-vault/key-vault-overview
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/key-vault/key-vault-whatis
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/services/key-vault/
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/key-vault/about-keys-secrets-and-certificates


Develop for the Cloud (20-25%)
Develop long-running tasks

May include but not limited to: Implement large-scale, parallel, and high-performance apps by using batches; implement resilient apps by using queues; implement code to address application events by using web hooks; address continuous processing tasks by using web jobs

Implement large-scale, parallel, and high-performance apps by using batches
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/batch/batch-technical-overview
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/solutions/big-compute/

Implement resilient apps by using queues
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/resiliency/
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/blog/using-the-retry-pattern-to-make-your-cloud-application-more-resilient/

Implement code to address application events by using web hooks
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/automation/automation-webhooks
https://thenewstack.io/tutorial-exploring-azure-event-grid-custom-webhooks/

Address continuous processing tasks by using web jobs
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/best-practices/background-jobs
https://blog.comminus.hr/Comminus-Blog/January-2018/Run-continuous-or-triggered-background-task-with-W.aspxhttps://exceptionless.com/better-approach-running-azure-webjobs/

Configure a message-based integration architecture

May include but not limited to: Configure an app or service to send emails, Event Grid, and the Azure Relay Service; create and configure a Notification Hub, an Event Hub, and a Service Bus; configure queries across multiple products; configure an app or service with Microsoft Graph

Configure an app or service to send emails, Event Grid, and the Azure Relay Service
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/service-bus-messaging/service-bus-to-event-grid-integration-example
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/event-grid/custom-event-to-hybrid-connection
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/blog/azure-service-bus-now-integrates-with-azure-event-grid/

Create and configure a Notification Hub, an Event Hub, and a Service Bus
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/notification-hubs/notification-hubs-push-notification-overview
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/resources/videos/azure-service-bus-event-hubs-101-with-dan-rosanova/
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/blog/events-data-points-and-messages-choosing-the-right-azure-messaging-service-for-your-data/
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/notification-hubs/

Configure queries across multiple products
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/product-categories/integration/
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/collaboration-and-federation-azure-service-bus-messaging-on-premises-futures/

Configure an app or service with Microsoft Graph
https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/graph
https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/graph/docs/concepts/overview

Develop for asynchronous processing

May include but not limited to: Implement parallelism, multithreading, processing, durable functions, Azure logic apps, interfaces with storage, interfaces to data access, and appropriate asynchronous compute models

Implement parallelism, multithreading, processing, durable functions, Azure logic apps, interfaces with storage, interfaces to data access, and appropriate asynchronous compute models
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-resource-manager/resource-manager-async-operations
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/durable-functions-overview
https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/azure-durable-functions-fundamentals?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjpGLv7_o3QIVqrDtCh11bwoNEAAYASAAEgIKkPD_BwE&aid=701j0000001heIpAAI&promo=&oid=&utm_source=non_branded&utm_medium=digital_paid_search_google&utm_campaign=UK_Dynamic&utm_content=&s_kwcid=AL!5668!3!277727472896!b!!g!!&ef_id=WyEQRAAAALSF5mjc:20181002193153:s
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/guide/technology-choices/compute-comparison

Develop for autoscaling

May include but not limited to: Implement autoscaling rules and patterns (schedule, operational/system metrics, code that addresses singleton application instances, and code that addresses transient state

Implement autoscaling rules and patterns

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/features/autoscale/
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/monitoring-and-diagnostics/monitoring-overview-autoscale
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/best-practices/auto-scaling
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/autoscale

Implement distributed transactions

May include but not limited to: Identify tools to implement distributed transactions (e.g., ADO.NET, elastic transactions, multi-database transactions); manage transaction scope; manage transactions across multiple databases and servers

Identify tools to implement distributed transactions (e.g., ADO.NET, elastic transactions, multi-database transactions);
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sql-database/sql-database-elastic-transactions-overview

Manage transaction scope
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/1639.handling-transactions-in-windows-azure-sql-database.aspx

Manage transactions across multiple databases and servers
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/tag/distributed-transactions/
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sql-database/sql-database-elastic-transactions-overview
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/elastic-database-transactions-general-availability/
https://docs.particular.net/nservicebus/azure/understanding-transactionality-in-azure

Develop advanced cloud workloads

May include but not limited to: Develop solutions by using intelligent algorithms that identify items from images and videos; develop solutions by using intelligent algorithms related to speech, natural language processing, Bing Search, and recommendations and decision making; create and integrate bots; integrate machine learning solutions in an app; create and implement IoT solutions

Develop solutions by using intelligent algorithms that identify items from images and videos
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/classify-images-with-custom-vision-service/index
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/create-computer-vision-service-to-classify-images/index

Develop solutions by using intelligent algorithms related to speech, natural language processing, Bing Search, and recommendations and decision making
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cognitive-services/bing-web-search/
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cognitive-services/custom-decision-service/custom-decision-service-overview
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/cognitive-services/speech-service/

Create and integrate bots
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/bot-service/bot-service-overview-introduction?view=azure-bot-service-4.0

Integrate machine learning solutions in an app
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/machine-learning/

Create and implement IoT solutions
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/overview/iot/build/

3 thoughts on “Azure Architect AZ-300 Exam

  1. Hi Gregor, thank you for compiling the content of the AZ-300. This is a awful lot of stuff! Do you recommend to head for the AZ-100 Infrastructure exam first? I could not find suitable online courses right now – was looking at udemy, linuxacademy etc. Do you know one? I have found some courses for the old 70-533 exam – does it help for the new AZ-300 / AZ-100 as well?

    Kind regards
    Stephan

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