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Exam AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies Crash Course

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What you’ll learn and how you can apply it

At course conclusion, you will be able to:

  • Complete your AZ-303 exam preparation with confidence
  • Deploy and manage Azure infrastructure
  • Implement Azure workloads in the platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) scenarios
  • Create and deploy cloud apps
  • Implement authentication mechanisms for cloud apps

This course is for you because…

  • AZ-303 certification candidates
  • Current or prospective Azure cloud solution architects (CSAs)
  • On-premises data center administrators and/or developers who are pressured to “skill up” in Azure
  • Microsoft Partners who require certification to achieve a competency rating


The Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect is an expert-level credential. Accordingly, the learner needs to have a healthy skills balance:

  • Azure administrator: Deploying, managing, and troubleshooting all sorts of Azure resources by using Azure portal and Azure PowerShell
  • Azure developer: Coding and maintaining PaaS and IaaS applications, most of which rely on Azure AD, databases, and so forth
  • Azure architect: Choosing which Azure services to compose for a customer to meet their business goals and financial/technical constraints

Course Setup

To follow along with the demonstrations and practice on his or her own, the learner should have the following environment available:

And please retrieve Tim’s course files from his 303 GitHub repository:

Recommended Preparation

Recommended Follow-up


The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing.


Introduction (10 minutes)

  • Set expectations: Explain exam (AZ 303)
  • Perform high-level course overview
  • Give tips and tricks to maximize benefit from this course

Module 1: Deploy and Configure Azure Infrastructure (70 min)

  • Analyze resource utilization and consumption
  • Create and configure storage accounts
  • Create, configure, and automate deployment of Windows and Linux virtual machines (VMs)
  • Create connectivity between virtual networks
  • Implement and manage virtual networking
  • Manage Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
  • Implement and Manage Hybrid Identities

10-min break

Module 2: Implement Azure Workloads and Security (70 min)

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

Synthesis (20 min)

  • Q&A
  • Content review
  • Takeaways
  • What we'll cover in Day 2


Introduction (10 minutes)

  • Briefly review Day 1 material
  • Perform Day 2 content overview
  • Answer any outstanding questions from Day 1

Module 3: Create and Deploy Apps in Azure (45 min)

  • Create web apps by using PaaS
  • Design and develop apps that run in containers

Module 4: Implement Authentication and Secure Data in Azure (30 min)

  • Implement authentication
  • Implement secure data solutions

10-min break

Module 5: Develop for the Cloud and for Azure Storage (45 min)

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

Module 6: Exam AZ-300 Exam Strategy (40 min)

  • Grasp the content
  • Acquire the hands-on skills
  • Master computer-based testing
  • Comprehend what to expect before, during, and after the exam

Synthesis (20 min)

  • Content review
  • Q&A
  • Takeaways
  • Next steps/Goodbye

Your Instructor

  • Tim Warner

    Tim Warner is a Microsoft MVP and cloud solutions architect based in Nashville, Tennessee. Tim has over 20 years of experience as an IT generalist and technical trainer. Reach Tim at Twitter (@TechTrainerTim) or his website,

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