Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert

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Candidates for the Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification should have subject matter expertise in designing and implementing solutions that run on Microsoft Azure, including aspects like compute, network, storage, and security.

Responsibilities for this role include advising stakeholders and translating business requirements into secure, scalable, and reliable cloud solutions.

An Azure Solutions Architect partners with cloud administrators, cloud DBAs, and clients to implement solutions.

A candidate for this certification should have advanced experience and knowledge across various aspects of IT operations, including networking, virtualization, identity, security, business continuity, disaster recovery, data management, budgeting, and governance–this role should manage how decisions in each area affect an overall solution. In addition, this role should be proficient in at least one of these Azure knowledge domains: administration, development, or DevOps.

Job role: Solutions Architect

Required exams: AZ-300 AZ-301

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Certification details

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Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert

Skills measured

  • Deploy and configure infrastructure
  • Implement workloads and security
  • Create and deploy apps
  • Implement authentication and secure data
  • Develop for the cloud and for Azure storage
  • Determine workload requirements
  • Design for identity and security
  • Design a data platform solution
  • Design a business continuity strategy
  • Design for deployment, migration, and integration
  • Design an infrastructure strategy

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Two ways to prepare

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Certification exams

  • AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies

    Languages: en ja zh-cn ko

    Retirement date: **

    This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: deploy and configure infrastructure; implement workloads and security; create and deploy apps; implement authentication and secure data; and develop for the cloud and Azure storage.

    Price based on the country in which the exam is proctored.

    for Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies

    All objectives of the exam are covered in depth so you'll be ready for any question on the exam.

  • AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design

    Languages: en ja zh-cn ko

    Retirement date: **

    This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: determine workload requirements; design for identity and security; design a data platform solution; design a business continuity strategy; design for deployment, migration, and integration; and design an infrastructure strategy.

    Price based on the country in which the exam is proctored.

    for Microsoft Azure Architect Design

    All objectives of the exam are covered in depth so you'll be ready for any question on the exam.

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* Pricing does not reflect any promotional offers or reduced pricing for Microsoft Imagine Academy program members, Microsoft Certified Trainers, and Microsoft Partner Network program members. Pricing is subject to change without notice. Pricing does not include applicable taxes. Please confirm exact pricing with the exam provider before registering to take an exam.

** Complete this exam before the retirement date to ensure it is applied toward your certification. After the retirement date, please refer to the related certification for exam requirements.