Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: Exam Guide AZ-300

Zaal, Sjoukje



Key Features

  • Learn to successfully design and architect powerful and cost-effective solutions on Microsoft Azure
  • Prepare to gain AZ-300 certification with the help of mock tests and practice questions
  • Enhance your computing, networking, storage, and security skills to design modern cloud-based solutions

Book Description

From designing solutions on Azure to configuring and managing virtual networks, AZ-300 certification can help you achieve all this and more. Whether you want to get certified or gain hands-on experience in administering, developing, and architecting Azure solutions, this study guide will help you get started. The book features not only the different exam objectives, but also guides you through configuring, managing, securing, and architecting Azure resources.

Divided into five modules, this book will systematically take you through the different concepts and features as you advance through the sections. The first module demonstrates how to deploy and configure infrastructure. You will cover techniques related to implementing workloads and security, before learning how to create and deploy apps in the next module. To build on your knowledge, the final two modules will get you up to speed with implementing authentication, data security, and application and platform monitoring, along with covering Azure storage, alerting, and automation strategies. Finally, you'll work through exam-based mock tests with answers to boost your confidence in passing the exam.

By the end of this book, you'll have learned the concepts and techniques you need to know in order to prepare for the AZ-300 exam, along with the skills to design effective solutions on Microsoft Azure.

What you will learn

  • Manage Azure subscriptions and resources
  • Understand how to migrate servers to Azure
  • Configure and manage virtual networks
  • Monitor and troubleshoot virtual network connectivity
  • Manage Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Connect and implement multi-factor authentication
  • Implement and manage hybrid identities
  • Develop solutions that use Cosmos DB and the Azure SQL Database
  • Get to grips with implementing secure data solutions

Who this book is for

This book is for solution architects and experienced developers who advise stakeholders and translate business requirements into secure, scalable, and reliable solutions. Technical architects interested in learning more about designing cloud solutions will also find this book useful. Some experience and knowledge of various aspects of IT operations, including networking, security, business continuity, disaster recovery, budgeting, and governance are required to grasp the concepts covered in the book effectively.


Sjoukje Zaal is a management consultant, Microsoft cloud architect, and Microsoft Azure MVP with over 15 years' experience of providing architecture, development, consultancy, and design expertise. She works at Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology services, and digital transformation.

She loves to share her knowledge and is active in the Microsoft community as a co-founder of the Dutch user groups SP&C NL, MixUG, and the Global Mixed Reality Bootcamp. She is also a board member of the Global Azure Bootcamp and Azure Thursdays. She is a public speaker and is involved in organizing events. She has written several books, writes blogs, and is active in the Microsoft Tech Community. She is also part of the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board.



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  1. Analyzing Resource Utilization and Consumption
  2. Creating and Configuring Storage Accounts
  3. Implementing and Managing Virtual Machines
  4. Implementing and Managing Virtual Networking
  5. Creating Connectivity between Virtual Networks
  6. Managing Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
  7. Implementing and Managing Hybrid Identities
  8. Migrating Servers to Azure
  9. Configuring Serverless Computing
  10. Implementing Application Load Balancing
  11. Integrating On-Premises Networks with Azure Virtual Network
  12. Managing Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
  13. Implementing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)