Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert: AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

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  • Includes Test Prep
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Explore the skills required to become an Azure Solutions Architect, such as networks, storage, compute, and security while you prepare for the AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions certification exam.

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Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions: Active Directory

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Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions: Active Directory
As an Azure solutions architect, you will face a variety of problems requiring extensive experience and knowledge of the breadth of IT operations to design effective and appropriate infrastructure solutions. Discover how to deploy and manage Azure Active Directory to support cloud authentication and authorization. Explore how to create and manage Azure AD users and groups using GUI and command line tools. Finally, join devices to Azure AD and configure custom DNS names, app permissions, and assign product licenses to Azure AD users. This course can be used to prepare for exam AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.
14 videos | 1h 25m has assessment available Badge
Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions: Authentication
Azure AD authentication and authorization security settings are required to verify user identities. Security identity objects such as Azure service principals and managed identities are two options provided to authenticate users and grant access to Azure AD resources. Begin by exploring how authentication and authorization differ and when identity federation should be used. Discover how to provide permissions to software through service principles and managed identities. Finally, explore how to utilize Azure AD access reviews and enable various Azure AD security features such as multi-factor authentication (MFA), conditional access, password reset, and group management. This course can be used to prepare for Exam AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.
14 videos | 1h has assessment available Badge
Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions: Cloud Storage
Azure Storage is a scalable, durable, secure, and highly available cloud storage solution for contemporary enterprise cloud storage needs. Begin by examining the Azure Storage Explorer tool and learn how to limit storage account network access, add disks to virtual machines (VMs), and manage lifecycle properties for blobs. Discover how to manage storage account keys and shared access signatures and how to use role-based access control (RBAC) for storage management delegation. Finally, explore how to manage data archiving in a storage account. This course can be used to prepare for exam AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.
15 videos | 1h 31m has assessment available Badge
Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions: Blob Management
Azure Blob storage helps your organization store and access considerable amounts of unstructured data, ultimately allowing for the creation of analytics-driven data lakes, as well as cloud-driven and native apps. Use this course to explore how to upload blobs to a storage account using the portal, CLI, and PowerShell. Then, manage blobs using the Storage Explorer tool. Finally, discover how to manage blob storage account settings such as soft deletion and legal holds. This course can be used to prepare for Exam AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.
8 videos | 46m has assessment available Badge
Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions: Data Solutions
Designing data storage solutions is a primary focus for Azure solutions architects. This course will help you confidently analyze your organization's data storage needs and select the appropriate solutions. Begin by exploring NoSQL and SQL Azure database services and deploying a SQL database. Next, discover how to manage settings related to cloud SQL deployments and how to use Microsoft Visual Studio on-premises to connect to cloud SQL instances. Learn how to resize a database and configure database high availability. Finally, discover data analysis services such as Azure Synapse Analytics and Azure HDInsight. This course can be used to prepare for Exam AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.
12 videos | 1h 3m has assessment available Badge
Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions: Files Share
Azure Files provides fully managed shared folder access via the cloud, allowing your organization to augment or replace on-premises servers, seamlessly move apps to the cloud, and even simplify future cloud development. This course explores how to manage that share access using GUI and CLI tools. Explore how to manage file shares using the Azure portal, CLI, and PowerShell. Discover how to map a Windows drive letter to Azure shared folders, and then how to use a Linux mount points to connect to an Azure file share. This course can be used to prepare for Exam AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.
8 videos | 40m has assessment available Badge
Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions: Protecting Data at Rest
Data confidentiality is provided by the use of encryption using cryptographic keys. Cloud apps and services are secured by cryptographic keys and other secrets which are managed by Azure Key Vault. In this course, you'll begin by exploring how encryption provides data confidentiality using a variety of techniques. Learn how to use a custom encryption key to protect the contents of a storage account. Finally, discover how to manage SQL database TDE and how to create and manage a key vault using GUI and command line tools. This course can be used to prepare for Exam AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.
9 videos | 47m has assessment available Badge
Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions: Virtual Networks
An understanding of Azure networking fundamentals is an important aspect of designing infrastructure solutions. Azure virtual networks (VNets) provide a range of functions including DNS, routing, DHCP, and of course VM connectivity and access control. In this course, you will discover how Azure network service offerings can support Azure services without having to set up a physical network infrastructure. Explore Azure DHCP and DNS settings, as well as how to create and manage Azure VNets and subnets using GUI and command line tools. This course can be used to prepare for Exam AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.
11 videos | 1h 1m has assessment available Badge
Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions: VNet Peering & VPNs
Virtual network peering enables you to connect different virtual networks and allows resources of the different virtual networks to communicate. Use this course to learn how to interconnect VNets within Azure and on-premise networks to the Azure cloud. Begin by exploring how VNet peering links networks together over a global backbone and allows communication using private IP addresses. Next, discover how to enable peering using GUI and command line tools. Review how VPNs provide a secure method for connecting to remote networks and configure a site-to-site and point-to-site VPN. Finally, discover how ExpressRoute offers an alternative network connection to the Azure cloud. This course can be used to prepare for Exam AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.
11 videos | 1h 4m has assessment available Badge
Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions: Managing Azure VMs
Virtual machines are the workhorse of most cloud computing services. Explore how Azure virtual machines are deployed and managed in the Azure cloud. You'll begin by discovering how to deploy Windows and Linux VMs using GUI and command line tools. Next, explore VM resizing options to accommodate IT workloads running in VMs. Finally, you'll enable SSH public key authentication for Linux hosts and enable Azure Bastion for secure VM management over the Internet. This course can be used to prepare for Exam AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.
10 videos | 53m has assessment available Badge
Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions: Network Security
One way to reduce network and service attacks is to begin with controlling the flow of network traffic through firewalls. In this course, you will explore various types of firewall solutions and when they should be used. Next, you will discover how to control inbound and outbound network traffic using network security groups (NSGs) through GUI and command line configurations. Finally, learn how the Azure Firewall application network and NAT rules can help control network traffic flow. This course can be used to prepare for Exam AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.
11 videos | 1h has assessment available Badge
Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions: Managing Azure Web Apps
Web applications can be created with or without a user front-end. Hosting web apps in Azure allows developers to focus on the app functionality without having to manage the underlying infrastructure. In this course, you will explore how to deploy and manage an Azure-hosted web application in the Azure cloud through the portal as well as using Microsoft Visual Studio. Next, you will learn how deployment slots can maximize web app uptime even while making web app changes and testing them. You will configure custom DNS domain names, enable HTTPS binding, and manage web app settings. Finally, discover how APIs are used in Azure and how CDNs replicate select content to reduce network latency. This course can be used to prepare for Exam AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.
11 videos | 1h 1m has assessment available Badge
Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions: Application Containers
Many modern applications are run in application containers to allow for modular and portable software solutions. In this course, you will discover how containerized applications differ from traditional applications. First, you will explore how Docker hosts are configured on the Linux and Windows platforms along with how to build and manage Docker container images. Next, you will deploy cloud container solutions such as a container registry and Azure Container Instances. Finally, you will discover when to use Azure Kubernetes container clusters. This course can be used to prepare for Exam AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.
9 videos | 51m has assessment available Badge
Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions: Developer Solutions
Microsoft Azure provides services to facilitate the creation, hosting, and execution of cloud environments and software development solutions. Explore how various Azure services provide relevant functionality for software developers. Discover how to work with cloud-based message queues, function apps, logic apps. Finally, create compliant Azure environments using Azure Blueprints. This course can be used to prepare for Exam AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.
9 videos | 51m has assessment available Badge
Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions: ARM Templates
Azure Resource Manager templates provide an infrastructure as code method of deploying and managing cloud resources in an automated fashion. In this course, begin by looking at how Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates can be used to automate the creation and management of Azure resources. Create and deploy templates using the portal, CLI, PowerShell, and Microsoft Visual Studio. This course can be used to prepare for Exam AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.
7 videos | 34m has assessment available Badge
Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions: Policy & Monitoring
Cloud governance requires control of cloud resource configuration and the ability to centrally monitor cloud services. Learn how Azure Policy can be used to check for and enforce Azure resource configuration compliance. Discover how to assign built-in and custom policies to various Azure hierarchy scopes and view compliance results. Explore various Azure monitoring solutions and view Azure logs. Finally, discover how to monitor Azure service performance metrics, configure alerts and notifications, and view Azure Security Center recommendations. This course can be used to prepare for Exam AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.
14 videos | 1h 17m has assessment available Badge
Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions: Business Continuity
Proactive planning for inevitable IT disruptions can reduce downtime for IT services. This is a vital step to ensure that any business continues to run smoothly should disruptions occur. Explore how cloud IT solutions can help ensure continuity of business processes in the event of disruptions. Learn how to configure container, storage account, and virtual machine high availability. Finally, discover how to configure cloud backups and enable blob versioning and web application load balancing. This course can be used to prepare for Exam AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.
12 videos | 1h 4m has assessment available Badge
Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions: Migrating to Azure
Organizations can protect investments in on-premises IT systems by migrating suitable candidates into the Microsoft Azure cloud. Understanding the tools and strategies available is the first step to successfully completing this type of migration. Learn how to use the Azure import and export service including the Azure Import/Export tool to work with jobs. Explore how Azure Data Box can be used to facilitate the movement of large amounts of data into or out of the Azure cloud. This course can be used to prepare for Exam AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.
9 videos | 44m has assessment available Badge
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SKILL BENCHMARKS INCLUDED

AZ-305: Design Data Storage Solutions Proficiency (Advanced Level)
The AZ-305: Design Data Storage Solutions Proficiency benchmark measures your ability to recommend database service tier sizing, recommend a solution for database scalability, and encrypt data. You will be assessed on your ability to design solutions for data integration and data analysis, and recommend a solution for storing relational, semi-structured, and non-relational data. You will also be evaluated on your ability to design a data solution for protection and durability, and recommend access control solutions to data storage. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates that they have the skills to design and recommend a data storage solution for relational and non-relational data.
25m    |   25 questions
AZ-305: Design Infrastructure Solutions Competency (Intermediate Level)
The AZ-305: Design Infrastructure Solutions Competency benchmark measures your ability to design a load balancing and routing solution. You will be evaluated on your skills to recommend a network architecture solution based on workload requirements and a connectivity solution that connects Azure resources to the internet and on-prem networks. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates that they have the skills to design network solutions and optimize network performance for applications.
26m    |   26 questions
AZ-305: Design Infrastructure Solutions Proficiency (Advanced Level)
The AZ-305: Design Infrastructure Solutions Proficiency benchmark measures your ability to design container and serverless-based compute solutions, messaging and event-driven architecture, and an automated deployment solution. You will be evaluated on your skills to recommend an appropriately sized compute solution based on workload requirements. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates that they have the skills to design a compute solution and an application architecture, and recommend an appropriate solution for migration.
28m    |   28 questions
AZ-305: Design Identity, Governance, Monitoring, and Business Continuity Solutions Proficiency (Advanced Level)
The AZ-305: Design Identity, Governance, Monitoring, and Business Continuity Solutions Proficiency benchmark measures your ability to design a solution for logging, monitoring, and governance. You will be assessed on your skills to design authentication and authorization solutions, and design identities and access for applications. You will also be evaluated on your expertise to design a solution for backup and disaster recovery and high availability. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates that they have the skills to translate business requirements into designs for secure, scalable, and reliable Azure solutions.
27m    |   27 questions
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