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AZ-304 – Microsoft Azure Architect Design

This course teaches Solutions Architects how to translate business requirements into secure, scalable, and reliable solutions. Lessons include design considerations related to logging, cost analysis, authentication and authorization, governance, security, storage, high availability, and migration. This role requires decisions in multiple areas that affect an overall design solution.

Audience Profile

This course is for IT Professionals with expertise in designing and implementing solutions running on Microsoft Azure. They should have broad knowledge of IT operations, including networking, virtualization, identity, security, business continuity, disaster recovery, data platform, budgeting, and governance. Azure Solution Architects use the Azure Portal and as they become more adept, they use the Command Line Interface. Candidates must have expert-level skills in Azure administration and have experience with Azure development processes and DevOps processes.

Course Objectives

  • Recommend solutions to minimize costs
  • Recommend a solution for Conditional Access, including multi-factor authentication
  • Recommend a solution for a hybrid identity including Azure AD Connect and Azure AD Connect
  • Recommend a solution for using Azure Policy
  • Recommend a solution that includes KeyVault
  • Recommend a solution that includes Azure AD Managed Identities
  • Recommend a storage access solution
  • Design an Azure Site Recovery solution
  • Recommend a solution for autoscaling
  • Recommend a solution for containers
  • Recommend a solution for network security
  • Recommend a solution for migrating applications and VMs
  • Recommend a solution for migration of databases

Participant Prerequisites

Successful Azure Solution Architects start this role with experience on operating systems, virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures, and networking.

  • 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

The following items describe the outline of the course:

Module 1: Design a Compute Solution

Module 2: Design a Network Solution

Module 3: Design for Migration

Module 4: Design Authentication and Authorization

Module 5: Design Governance

Module 6: Design a Solution for Databases

Module 7: Select an Appropriate Storage Account

Module 8: Design Data Integration

Module 9: Design a Solution for Logging and Monitoring

Module 10: Design a Solution for Backup and Recovery

Module 11: Design for High Availability

Module 12: Design for Cost Optimization

Module 13: Design an Application Architecture

Module 14: Design Security for Applications

Course Materials

The following materials are included as part of the course:

  • Microsoft Official digital Curriculum (MOC)
  • Microsoft Online Lab (MLO)

AZ-304 - Microsoft Azure Architect Design

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