Microsoft Azure Architect Design - Exam AZ-301 (LA)

By James Lee

Develop the skills necessary to pass the AZ-301 certification exam and become a great solution architect.

36 hours
  • 161 Lessons
  • 10 Hands-On Labs
  • 1 Practice Exam

About the course

This course is designed to help develop the skills of an Azure solution architect and enable them to pass the Microsoft Azure AZ-301 certification exam.

The AZ-301 exam is one of two exams required to achieve the expert-level certification as an Azure Solutions Architect Expert.

Throughout this course, we cover all of the AZ-301 exam objectives. We provide experience designing and architecting Azure-based solutions. This course provides:

  • Fundamental knowledge of solution architecture.
  • Experience designing solutions for a range of scenarios.
  • Familiarity with features and functionality of many Azure services.
  • Knowledge on how to best deploy, migrate, and integrate Azure solutions.

We work with concepts, Azure Services, and various scenarios to provide the necessary skills, not solely to pass this exam, but also to become a great Azure solution architect.

Interactive Diagram: https://interactive.linuxacademy.com/diagrams/AzureArchitectDesign.html

  • Chapter 1 5 Lessons Welcome to the Course 13:12

    An Important Note About A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy Courses

    1:19

    Course Introduction

    4:55

    Course Support and Feedback

    2:39

    About the Training Architect

    1:03

    Using the Interactive Guide

    3:16
  • Chapter 2 2 Lessons Architecting Azure Solutions 18:46

    Overview of Solution Architecture

    10:38

    Overview of Project Management and Execution

    8:08
  • Chapter 3 6 Lessons Fundamentals of Design 37:28

    Introduction to Design Fundamentals

    2:01

    Design Principles - Scalability

    7:09

    Design Principles - Reliability

    6:11

    Design Principles - Efficiency

    5:26

    Design Principles - Security

    8:51

    Design Patterns

    7:50
  • Chapter 4 4 Lessons Gather Information and Requirements 30:38

    Introduction to Assessing Requirements

    5:48

    Assessing Technical Requirements

    7:53

    Assessing Non-technical Requirements

    5:00

    Scenario - Assessing Requirements

    11:57
  • Chapter 5 10 Lessons Optimize Consumption Strategy 56:08

    Introduction to Consumption Optimization

    4:44

    Azure Purchasing Options

    7:11

    Azure Reservations

    2:32

    Azure Licensing

    6:24

    Azure Product Pricing

    11:28

    Azure Advisor

    3:58

    Azure Pricing Calculator

    3:52

    Azure Total Cost of Ownership Calculator

    5:09

    Managing Azure Costs

    5:28

    Scenario - Optimizing Consumption

    5:22
  • Chapter 6 13 Lessons Designing an Auditing and Monitoring Strategy 1:06:37

    Introduction to Auditing and Monitoring

    1:40

    Monitoring in Azure

    4:46

    Audit and Compliance in Azure

    6:23

    Azure Monitoring Solutions - Part 1

    8:14

    Azure Monitoring Solutions - Part 2

    15:48

    Important Monitoring Scenarios

    8:38

    Organizing Azure Resources

    5:47

    Azure Policy

    7:09

    Microsoft Service Trust Portal

    3:52

    Scenario - Auditing and Monitoring

    4:20

    Ensuring Compliance with Azure Policies

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Configure Application Insights with Azure

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Routing Azure Resource Logs

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 7 11 Lessons Design for Identity Management 1:36:29

    Introduction to Design for Identity Management

    2:14

    Identity Management

    10:39

    Access Control

    6:23

    Azure Active Directory (AD)

    13:20

    Azure AD Business-to-Business (B2B)

    8:15

    Azure AD Business-to-Consumer (B2C)

    10:26

    Azure AD Domain Services (DS)

    9:10

    Azure Access Control

    14:58

    Enterprise Access Management

    7:19

    Self-Service

    9:32

    Scenario - Identity Management

    4:13
  • Chapter 8 12 Lessons Design for Authentication and Authorization 1:25:09

    Introduction to Authentication and Authorization

    1:37

    Authentication and Authorization Protocols: Part 1

    9:43

    Authentication and Authorization Protocols: Part 2

    7:55

    Identity Delegation

    8:59

    API Management and API Keys

    5:23

    Azure AD Authentication Methods

    13:14

    Single-Sign On

    13:20

    Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)

    5:41

    Managed Service Identities

    7:11

    Key Vault

    6:59

    Scenario - Authentication and Authorization

    5:07

    Using Azure Key Vault

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 9 8 Lessons Design for Risk Prevention for Identity 53:24

    Introduction to Risk Prevention for Identity

    1:54

    Identity Security and Risk Management

    15:20

    Azure AD Identity Protection

    8:42

    Azure AD Conditional Access

    5:22

    Azure AD Privileged Identity Management

    13:10

    Azure AD Password Protection

    2:37

    Azure AD Licensing

    2:36

    Scenario - Identity Risk Prevention

    3:43
  • Chapter 10 5 Lessons Monitoring for Identity and Security 35:05

    Introduction to Monitoring Identity and Security

    1:13

    Azure AD Monitoring - Part 1

    11:25

    Azure AD Monitoring - Part 2

    13:35

    Azure AD Connect Health

    4:03

    Scenario - Monitoring Identity

    4:49
  • Chapter 11 7 Lessons Design a Data Management Strategy 1:20:01

    Introduction to Data Management

    1:21

    Data Platform Fundamentals

    20:13

    Azure SQL Introduction

    20:39

    Cosmos DB Introduction

    13:20

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse Introduction

    11:39

    Azure Data Lake Storage Introduction

    9:27

    Scenario: Data Management

    3:22
  • Chapter 12 5 Lessons Design and Document Data Flows 41:48

    Introduction to Data Flows

    0:43

    Data Flow Fundamentals

    11:09

    Azure Data Factory

    15:57

    Azure Databricks

    9:09

    Scenario - Data Flows

    4:50
  • Chapter 13 9 Lessons Design a Data Protection Strategy 1:13:28

    Introduction to Data Protection

    0:49

    Data Protection Fundamentals

    10:09

    Azure SQL Data Protection: Part 1

    14:54

    Azure SQL Data Protection: Part 2

    18:04

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse: Data Protection

    8:39

    Azure Cosmos DB: Data Protection

    15:42

    Scenario: Data Protection

    5:11

    Enabling Always Encrypted in Azure SQL

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Configure Azure SQL Database User Access

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 14 3 Lessons Data Platform Monitoring 15:50

    Introduction to Data Platform Monitoring

    1:14

    Monitoring Data Platforms

    14:36

    Configuring Alerts for Azure SQL

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 15 5 Lessons Design a Site Recovery Strategy 1:05:23

    Introduction to Site Recovery

    2:18

    Site Recovery Fundamentals

    22:28

    Azure Site Recovery

    20:42

    Azure Backup

    14:16

    Scenario: Site Recovery

    5:39
  • Chapter 16 6 Lessons Design for High Availability 1:02:45

    Introduction to High Availability

    1:03

    High Availability Fundamentals

    16:16

    High Availability for Azure Data Centers

    8:59

    High Availability for Azure Storage and Services

    12:05

    High Availability for Connecting to Azure Services

    17:54

    Scenario: High Availability

    6:28
  • Chapter 17 5 Lessons Design a Data Archiving Strategy 37:19

    Introduction to Data Archiving

    1:01

    Archiving Fundamentals

    14:47

    Azure Blob Storage Archiving

    16:11

    Scenario: Data Archiving

    5:20

    Enable Archiving with Azure Blob Storage

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 18 6 Lessons Design Deployments 55:49

    Introduction to Deployment Design

    0:59

    Deployment Fundamentals

    13:57

    Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Templates

    17:26

    Azure Automation

    19:21

    Scenario: Deployments

    4:06

    Import JSON into Cosmos DB

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 19 6 Lessons Design Migrations 57:50

    Introduction to Migration Design

    1:10

    Migration Fundamentals

    14:08

    Azure Migrate Overview - Part 1

    13:14

    Azure Migrate Overview - Part 2

    19:19

    Azure Import Export

    5:56

    Scenario: Migrations

    4:03
  • Chapter 20 5 Lessons Design an Integration Strategy 33:43

    Introduction to Designing for Integration

    1:23

    Integration Fundamentals

    11:33

    Azure API Management

    11:56

    Azure Messaging Services Overview

    4:20

    Scenario: Integration

    4:31
  • Chapter 21 7 Lessons Design a Storage Strategy 51:05

    Introduction to Storage Infrastructure Design

    0:51

    Storage Design Fundamentals

    12:21

    StorSimple

    11:20

    Azure Files

    7:59

    Azure File Sync

    8:45

    Storage Accounts and Blob Refresher

    5:30

    Scenario: Storage

    4:19
  • Chapter 22 10 Lessons Design a Compute Strategy 1:15:59

    Introduction to Compute Design

    1:10

    High Performance Compute Fundamentals

    11:32

    Azure Compute Design Considerations

    7:00

    Design for Virtual Machines

    6:36

    Design for Containers

    9:15

    Design for Azure App Service

    7:18

    Design for Function Apps

    5:54

    Design for High Performance Compute on Azure - Part 1

    9:03

    Design for High Performance Compute on Azure - Part 2

    11:29

    Scenario: Compute

    6:42
  • Chapter 23 8 Lessons Design a Networking Strategy 41:46

    Introduction to Network Infrastructure Design

    0:56

    Networking Concepts Refresher

    7:14

    Design for Virtual Networks

    9:59

    Design for Integrated Networks

    5:19

    Design Networking for Azure Services

    9:39

    Design for Hybrid Networking

    5:19

    Scenario: Networking

    3:20

    Configure Accelerated Networking for an Azure VM

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 24 2 Lessons Design a Monitoring Strategy for Infrastructure 16:21

    Introduction to Infrastructure Monitoring

    0:47

    Infrastructure Monitoring and Metrics

    15:34
  • Chapter 25 2 Lessons Final Steps 1:35:02

    Course Completion and How to Prepare for the Exam

    5:02

    AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design - FINAL EXAM

    1:30:00 Quiz

What you will need

  • The AZ-301 exam is one of two exams required to achieve the expert level certification Azure Solutions Architect Expert. Being an expert level exam, this course expects familiarity with managing and implementing Azure solutions. Students should also have already passed AZ-300.With that being said, this course is not heavily focused on implementation skills. Instead, as a design-centric course, you will build upon the knowledge and skills necessary to select and design technical solutions based on various scenarios.We will start with an introduction to the foundations of solution architecture, and then move through the exam objectives, including a range of concepts, products (including licensing and functionality), and scenarios for various Azure product groups.This course covers key services for six sections of the exam. The more familiar you are with related Azure products and technologies, the more prepared you will be to fulfil the requirements of the Azure solution architect role.

What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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