AZ-300 Exam Study Guide (Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies)

AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies Certificate Exam Study Guide

Preparing for the AZ-300 Azure Architect exam? Don't know where to start? This post is the AZ-300 Certificate Study Guide (with links to each exam objective).

I have curated a list of articles from Microsoft documentation for each objective of the AZ-103 exam. I hope this article will be your AZ-300 Certificate Study Guide. Also, please share the post within your circles so it helps them to prepare for the exam.

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Deploy and Configure Infrastructure (40-45%)

Analyze Resource Utilization and Consumption

Configure diagnostic settings on resources

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Create a baseline for resources

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Create and test 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

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View alerts in Azure Monitor logs

Visualize diagnostics data using Azure Monitor Workbooks


Create and Configure Storage Accounts

Configure network access to the storage account

Create and configure storage account

Generate shared access signature

Implement Azure AD authentication for storage

Install and use Azure Storage Explorer

Manage access keys

Monitor activity log by using Azure Monitor logs

Implement Azure storage replication

Implement Azure storage account failover

Create and Configure a VM for Windows and Linux

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Configure high availability

Configure monitoring

Configure networking

Configure storage

Configure Virtual Machine Size

Implement dedicated hosts

Deploy and configure scale sets


Automate Deployment of VMs

Modify Azure Resource Manager template

Configure the location of new VMs

Configure VHD template

Deploy from template

Save a deployment as an Azure Resource Manager template

Deploy Windows and Linux VMs


Create Connectivity Between Virtual Networks

Create and configure Vnet peering

Create and configure Vnet to Vnet connections

Verify virtual network connectivity

Create virtual network gateway


Implement and Manage Virtual Networking

Configure private IP addressing

Configure public IP addresses

Create and configure network routes

Create and configure network interface

Create and configure subnets

Create and configure virtual network

Create and configure Network Security Groups and Application Security Groups

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Manage Azure Active Directory

Add custom domains

Configure Azure AD Identity Protection

Configure Azure AD Join

Configure self-service password reset

Implement conditional access policies

Manage multiple directories

Perform an access review


Implement and Manage Hybrid Identities

Install and configure Azure AD Connect

Configure federation and single sign-on

Configure single sign-on

Manage and troubleshoot Azure AD Connect

Troubleshoot password sync and writeback


Implement solutions that use virtual machines (VM)

Provision VMs

Create Azure Resource Manager templates

Configure Azure Disk Encryption for VMs

Implement Azure Backup for VMs


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Implement Workloads and Security (20-25%)

Migrate Servers to Azure

Migrate servers using Azure Migrate

Backup and restore data


Configure Serverless Computing

Create and manage objects

Manage a Logic App resource

Manage Azure Function app settings

Manage Event Grid

Manage Service Bus


Implement Application Load Balancing

Configure application gateway

Configure Azure Front Door service

Configure Azure Traffic Manager


Integrate On premises Network with Azure Virtual Network

Create and configure Azure VPN Gateway

Create and configure site to site VPN

Configure Express-Route

Configure Virtual WAN

Verify on premises connectivity

Troubleshoot on premises connectivity with Azure


Implement Multi factor Authentication (MFA)

Configure user accounts for MFA

Configure fraud alerts

Configure bypass options

Configure trusted IPs

Configure verification methods


Manage Role based Access Control (RBAC)

Create a custom role

Configure access to Azure resources by assigning roles

Configure management access to Azure

Troubleshoot RBAC

Implement Azure policies

Assign RBAC roles


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Create and Deploy Apps (5-10%)

Create Web Apps by Using PaaS

Create an Azure App Service Web App

Create documentation for the API

Create an App Service Web App for containers

Create an App Service background task by using WebJobs

Enable diagnostics logging


Design and Develop Apps That Run in Containers

Configure diagnostic settings on resources

Create a container image by using a Docker file

Create an Azure Kubernetes Service

Publish an image to the Azure Container Registry

Implement an application that runs on an Azure Container Instance

Manage container settings by using code

Implement Authentication and Secure Data (5-10%)

Implement Authentication

Implement authentication by using certificates, forms-based authentication, tokens, or Windows-integrated authentication

Implement multi-factor authentication by using Azure AD

Implement OAuth2 authentication

Implement Managed identities for Azure resources Service Principal authentication


Implement Secure Data Solutions

Encrypt and decrypt data at rest and in transit

Encrypt data with Always Encrypted

Implement Azure Confidential Compute

Implement SSL/TLS communications

Create, read, update, and delete keys, secrets and certificates by using the KeyVault API





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Develop for the Cloud and for Azure Storage (15-20%)

Configure a Message-based Integration Architecture

Configure an app or service to send emails

Configure Event Grid

Configure Azure Relay Service

Create and configure a Notification Hub

Create and configure an Event Hub

Create and configure a Service Bus

Configure queries across multiple products


Develop for Autoscaling

Implement autoscaling rules and patterns (schedule, operational/system metrics)

Implement code that addresses singleton application instances

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Implement code that addresses transient state


Develop Solutions That Use Cosmos DB Storage

Create, read, update, and delete data by using appropriate APIs

Implement partitioning schemes

Set the appropriate consistency level for operations


Develop Solutions That Use a Relational Database

Provision and configure relational databases

Configure elastic pools for Azure SQL Database

Implement Azure SQL Database managed instances

Create, read, update, and delete data tables by using code

This brings us to the end of AZ-300 Study Guide

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