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Microsoft Certified
Azure Solutions Architect Expert

Earn your Microsoft
Azure Solutions Architect
Expert Certification

Are You Ready?

If you are excited about the future of technology and dedicated to improving your skills, earning your certification is a pivotal step in your career. Being certified is the ideal way to bridge the gap between the development of talent and access to prime connections within the professional community. The ideal candidate for Azure certification is interested in navigating Cloud technology and maintains a consistent drive to learn more. If you want to take your career to the next level, INE’s Microsoft Azure Learning Path can take you there, step by step.

Are you Set?

In order to earn your Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification, you must pass two, extensive exams; the AZ-300 and AZ-301.These exams cover both knowledge and ability, ascertaining the candidate’s overall skill level. Preparing for the exams can often be overwhelming, as students struggle to cover all their bases and know what to prioritize.

Let's Go!

INE’s Microsoft Azure Learning Path is designed to keep candidates focused on their goals and guide them through the necessary steps to pass their exams. The entire certification journey is mapped out, from start to finish. Every topic is presented in the right sequence, building upon each other, and ensuring that students never overlook crucial information. As students work their way through the Learning Path, they can track their progress, noting both accomplishments and work left to complete. It’s the ultimate syllabus, leading students directly to their goal.

Why You Should Get Certified

of IT positions will be Cloud related by 2021

of Fortune 500 Companies use Microsoft Azure

of IT professionals recommend certification to anyone seeking a career or advancement in IT

of IT professionals say online, self-study programs played a role in passing a certification exam

of certified Microsoft developers say that certification resulted in a positive impact on their professional reputation

What You Can Expect as a Certified Microsoft Azure Expert

Average Salary

$147k

Salary Increase

Professionals who earn their certification report seeing a 20% salary increase as a result. The average salary for a Certified Cloud Solutions Architect is $147k.

Leadership Roles

50% of Azure professionals are promoted within the first six months of becoming certified, demonstrating the trust employers place in their certified employees.

Diverse Opportunities

Certified employees are nearly 20% more productive than their un-certified counterparts, leading to additional responsibilities, work flexibility, and a wide range of project options.

THE INS AND OUTS OF THE AZURE EXAMS

Every Azure Solutions Architect Expert Certification candidate must pass the AZ-300 and AZ-301 exams in order to be certified.

The exams are easy to register for on Microsoft.com and cost $165 each.

AZ-300 - Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies

This exam focuses on the implementation of Azure’s many capabilities. Candidates will be asked to accomplish the following:

Deploy and Configure Infrastructure

Comprising 25-30% of the exam, candidates will need to -

  • Analyze resource utilization and consumptionaonsumption
  • Implement solutions that use virtual machines
  • Create connectivity between virtual networks
  • Implement and manage virtual networking
  • Create and configure storage accounts
  • Manage Azure Active Directory
  • Create and configure a Virtual Machine for Windows and Linux
  • Automate deployment of Virtual Machines
  • Implement and manage hybrid identities

Implement workloads and security

Comprising 20-25% of the exam, candidates will need to -

  • Migrate servers to Azure
  • Manage role-based access control (RBAC)
  • Configure serverless computing
  • Implement Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
  • Implement application load balancing
  • Integrate on-premises network with Azure virtual network

Develop for the Cloud and Azure Storage

Comprising 20-25% of the exam, candidates will need to -

  • Develop solutions that use Cosmos DB storage
  • Develop for autoscaling
  • Develop solutions that use a relational database
  • Configure a message-based integration architecture

Create and Deploy Apps

Comprising 5-10% of the exam, candidates will need to create web apps by using PaaS and design and develop apps that run in containers.

Implement Authentication and Secure Data

Comprising 5-10% of the exam, candidates will need to implement both authentication and secure data solutions.

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AZ-301 - Microsoft Azure Architect Design

This exam focuses on the design capabilities necessary to fully utilize Azure. Candidates will be asked to accomplish the following:

Design for Identity and Security

Comprising 20-25% of the exam, candidates will need to -

  • Design identity management
  • Design authentication
  • Design authorization
  • Design for risk prevention for identity
  • Design a monitoring strategy for identity and security

Design a Data Platform Solution

Comprising 15-20% of the exam, candidates will need to -

  • Design a data management strategy
  • Design a data production strategy
  • Design and Document Data Flows
  • Design and Document Data Flows
  • Design a monitoring strategy for the data platform

Design an Infrastructure Strategy

Comprising 15-20% of the exam, candidates will need to -

  • Design a Storage Strategy
  • Design a Compute Strategy
  • Design a Networking Strategy
  • Design a Monitoring Strategy

Determine Workload Requirements

Comprising 10-15% of the exam, candidates will need to gather information and requirements, optimize consumption strategy, and design an auditing and monitoring strategy.

Design a Business and Continuity Strategy

Comprising 15-20% of the exam, candidates will need to design a site recovery and data archiving strategy, and design for high availability.

Design for Deployment, Migration, and Integration

Comprising 10-15% of the exam, candidates will need to design deployments, migrations, and an API integration strategy.