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Become a proficient Microsoft Azure solutions architect

Azure certifications are critical to the millions of IT professionals Microsoft has certified as MCSE and MCSA in Windows Server in the last 20 years. All of these professionals need to certify in key Azure exams to stay current and advance in their careers. Exams AZ-303 and AZ-304 are the key solutions architect exams that experienced Windows professionals will find most useful at the intermediate and advanced points of their careers.

Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies and Design Complete Study Guide Exams AZ-303 and AZ-304 covers the two critical Microsoft Azure exams that intermediate and advanced Microsoft IT professionals will need to show proficiency as their organizations move to the Azure cloud.

  • Understand Azure
  • Set up your Microsoft Cloud network
  • Solve real-world problems
  • Get the confidence to pass the exam

By learning all of these things plus using the Study Guide review questions and practice exams, the reader will be ready to take the exam and perform the job with confidence.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. About the Author
  6. Introduction
    1. Who This Book Is For
    2. What This Book Covers
    3. How This Book Is Structured
    4. What You Need to Use This Book
    5. Conventions
    6. Source Code
    7. AZ-303 Objective Map
    8. AZ-304 Objective Map
    9. Assessment Test
  7. Answers to Assessment Test
  8. Chapter 1: Gaining the Azure Solutions Architect Expert Certification
    1. The Journey to Certification
    2. A Strategy to Pass the Azure Exams
    3. Recognize Azure Product Names, Features, and Functionalities
    4. An Introduction to “Must-Know” Azure Features
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Key Terms
    8. Review Questions
  9. Chapter 2: Security and Identity
    1. Azure Active Directory
    2. Role-Based Access Control
    3. Hardware and Network Security
    4. Azure Security Products and Techniques
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
  10. Chapter 3: Networking
    1. Microsoft's Global Network
    2. Overview of Hybrid Networks
    3. Azure Virtual Networking
    4. Network Security
    5. IP Restrictions
    6. Using Azure DNS
    7. Hybrid Azure Networking
    8. Additional Azure Networking Products
    9. Key Terms
    10. Summary
    11. Exam Essentials
    12. Review Questions
  11. Chapter 4: Compute
    1. An Overview of Compute (Hosting Model)
    2. Azure Container Instances
    3. Azure Virtual Machines
    4. Azure App Services
    5. Azure Batch and HPC
    6. Azure Functions
    7. Service Fabric
    8. Azure Kubernetes Service
    9. Cloud Services
    10. Windows Virtual Desktop
    11. Summary
    12. Key Terms
    13. Exam Essentials
    14. Review Questions
  12. Chapter 5: Data and Storage
    1. RDBMS, OLTP, OLAP, and ETL
    2. Big Data/NoSQL
    3. Choosing the Right Data Storage Solution
    4. Summary
    5. Key Terms
    6. Review Questions
  13. Chapter 6: Hybrid, Compliance, and Messaging
    1. Hybrid Solutions
    2. Azure Cloud Compliance Techniques
    3. Azure Messaging Services
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Key Terms
    7. Review Questions
  14. Chapter 7: Developing for the Cloud
    1. Architectural Styles, Principles, and Patterns
    2. An Introduction to Coding for the Cloud
    3. IDEs and Source Code Repositories
    4. Implementing Security
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Key Terms
    8. Review Questions
  15. Chapter 8: Migrate and Deploy
    1. Migrating to Azure
    2. Moving Resources in Azure
    3. Deploying Application Code and Azure Resources
    4. Learning Azure Automation
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Key Terms
    8. Review Questions
  16. Chapter 9: Monitor and Recover
    1. Monitoring Azure Resources
    2. Recover Azure Resources
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Review Questions
  17. Appendix: Answers to Review Questions
  18. Index
  19. End User License Agreement