AZ-303 Azure Architecture

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Azure AZ-303 Architecture Syllabus



Implement and Monitor an Azure Infrastructure (50-55%)

Implement cloud infrastructure monitoring

  • Monitor security
  • monitor performance
  • Monitor health and availability
  • Monitor cost
  • Configure advanced logging
  • Configure logging for workloads
  • Configure and manage advanced alerts
  • select storage account options based on a use case
  • configure Azure Files and blob storage
  • configure network access to the storage account
  • implement Shared Access Signatures and access policies
  • implement Azure AD authentication for storage
  • manage access keys
  • implement Azure storage replication
  • implement Azure storage account failover
  • Migrate workloads using Azure Migrate
  • implement Azure Backup for VMs
  • implement disaster recovery
  • implement Azure Update Management
  • Monitor security
  • Monitor performance
  • Monitor health and availability
  • Monitor cost
  • Configure advanced logging
  • Configure logging for workloads
  • Configure and manage advanced alerts
  • Migrate workloads using Azure Migrate
  • Implement Azure Backup for VMs
  • Implement disaster recovery
  • Implement Azure Update Management
  • configure diagnostic settings on resources
  • create a performance baseline for resources
  • monitor for unused resources
  • monitor performance capacity
  • visualize diagnostics data using Azure Monitor
  • monitor networking
  • monitor service health
  • monitor spend
  • report on spend
  • implement and configure Azure Monitor insights, including App Insights,
    Networks, Containers
  • configure a Log Analytics workspace
  • initiate automated responses by using Action Groups
  • collect alerts and metrics across multiple subscriptions
  • view Alerts in Azure Monitor logs
  • NOT: create Log Analytics query
  • assess infrastructure
  • select a migration method
  • prepare the on-premises for migration
  • recommend target infrastructure
  • configure diagnostic settings on resources
  • create a performance baseline for resources
  • monitor for unused resources
  • monitor performance capacity
  • visualize diagnostics data using Azure Monitor
  • monitor networking
  • monitor service health
  • monitor spend
  • report on spend
  • implement and configure Azure Monitor insights, including App Insights, Networks, Containers
  • configure a Log Analytics workspace
  • collect alerts and metrics across multiple subscriptions
  • view Alerts in Azure Monitor logs
  • NOT: create Log Analytics query
  • assess infrastructure
  • select a migration method
  • prepare the on-premises for migration
  • recommend target infrastructure

Implement storage accounts

Implement VMs for Windows and Linux

  • configure High Availability
  • configure storage for VMs
  • select virtual machine size
  • implement Azure Dedicated Hosts
  • deploy and configure scale sets
  • configure Azure Disk Encryption

Automate deployment and configuration of resources

  • save a deployment as an Azure Resource Manager template
  • modify Azure Resource Manager template
  • evaluate location of new resources
  • configure a virtual disk template
  • deploy from a template
  • manage a template library
  • create and execute an automation runbook

Implement virtual networking

  • implement VNet to VNet connections
  • implement VNet peering

Implement Azure Active Directory

  • add custom domains
  • configure Azure AD Identity Protection
  • implement self-service password reset
  • implement Conditional Access including MFA
  • configure user accounts for MFA
  • configure fraud alerts
  • configure bypass options
  • configure Trusted IPs
  • configure verification methods
  • implement and manage guest accounts
  • manage multiple directories

Implement and manage hybrid identities

  • install and configure Azure AD Connect
  • identity synchronization options
  • configure and manage password sync and password writeback
  • configure single sign-on
  • use Azure AD Connect Health

Implement Management and Security Solutions (25-30%)


Manage workloads in Azure

Implement load balancing and network security

  • implement Azure Load Balancer
  • implement an application gateway
  • implement a Web Application Firewall
  • implement Azure Firewall
  • implement the Azure Front Door Service
  • implement Azure Traffic Manager
  • implement Network Security Groups and Application Security Groups
  • implement Bastion

Implement and manage Azure governance solutions

  • create and manage hierarchical structure that contains management groups,
  • assign RBAC roles
  • create a custom RBAC role
  • configure access to Azure resources by assigning roles
  • configure management access to Azure
  • interpret effective permissions
  • set up and perform an access review
  • implement and configure an Azure Policy
  • implement and configure an Azure Blueprint

subscriptions and resource groups

Manage security for applications

  • implement and configure KeyVault
  • implement and configure Managed Identities
  • register and manage applications in Azure AD

Implement Solutions for Apps (10-15%)

Implement an application infrastructure

  • create and configure Azure App Service
  • create an App Service Web App for Containers
  • create and configure an App Service plan
  • configure an App Service
  • configure networking for an App Service
  • create and manage deployment slots
  • implement Logic Apps
  • implement Azure Functions

Implement container-based applications

  • create a container image
  • configure Azure Kubernetes Service
  • publish and automate image deployment to the Azure Container Registry
  • publish a solution on an Azure Container Instance
    o NOT: Service Fabric

Implement and Manage Data Platforms (10-15%)

Implement NoSQL databases

  • configure storage account tables
  • select appropriate CosmosDB APIs
  • set up replicas in CosmosDB

Implement Azure SQL databases

  • configure Azure SQL database settings
  • implement Azure SQL Database managed instances
  • configure HA for an Azure SQL database
  • publish an Azure SQL database

The exam guide below shows the changes that were implemented on November 24, 2020.

Skills Measured

NOTE: The bullets that appear below each of the skills measured are intended to illustrate how

we are assessing that skill. This list is not definitive or exhaustive.

NOTE: In most cases, exams do NOT cover preview features, and some features will only be

added to an exam when they are GA (General Availability).

Implement and Monitor an Azure Infrastructure (50-55%)

Implement cloud infrastructure monitoring

initiate automated responses by using Action Groups

Implement storage accounts

select storage account options based on a use case

configure Azure Files and blob storage

configure network access to the storage account

implement Shared Access Signatures and access policies

implement Azure AD authentication for storage

manage access keys

implement Azure storage replication

implement Azure storage account failover

Implement VMs for Windows and Linux

configure High Availability

configure storage for VMs

select virtual machine size

implement Azure Dedicated Hosts

deploy and configure scale sets

configure Azure Disk Encryption

Automate deployment and configuration of resources

save a deployment as an Azure Resource Manager template

modify Azure Resource Manager template

evaluate location of new resources

configure a virtual disk template

deploy from a template

manage a template library

create and execute an automation runbook

Implement virtual networking

implement VNet to VNet connections

implement VNet peering

Implement Azure Active Directory

add custom domains

configure Azure AD Identity Protection

implement self-service password reset

implement Conditional Access including MFA

configure user accounts for MFA

configure fraud alerts

configure bypass options

configure Trusted IPs

configure verification methods

implement and manage guest accounts

manage multiple directories

Implement and manage hybrid identities

install and configure Azure AD Connect

identity synchronization options

configure and manage password sync and password writeback

configure single sign-on

use Azure AD Connect Health

Implement Management and Security Solutions (25-30%)

Manage workloads in Azure

Implement load balancing and network security

implement Azure Load Balancer

implement an application gateway

implement a Web Application Firewall

implement Azure Firewall

implement the Azure Front Door Service

implement Azure Traffic Manager

implement Network Security Groups and Application Security Groups

implement Bastion

Implement and manage Azure governance solutions

create and manage hierarchical structure that contains management groups,

subscriptions and resource groups

assign RBAC roles

create a custom RBAC role

configure access to Azure resources by assigning roles

configure management access to Azure

interpret effective permissions

set up and perform an access review

implement and configure an Azure Policy

implement and configure an Azure Blueprint

Manage security for applications

implement and configure KeyVault

implement and configure Azure AD Managed Identities
register and manage applications in Azure AD

Implement Solutions for Apps (10-15%)

Implement an application infrastructure

create and configure Azure App Service

create an App Service Web App for Containers

create and configure an App Service plan

configure an App Service

configure networking for an App Service

create and manage deployment slots

implement Logic Apps

implement Azure Functions

Implement container-based applications

create a container image

configure Azure Kubernetes Service

publish and automate image deployment to the Azure Container Registry

publish a solution on an Azure Container Instance

o NOT: Service Fabric

Implement and Manage Data Platforms (10-15%)

Implement NoSQL databases

configure storage account tables

select appropriate CosmosDB APIs

set up replicas in CosmosDB

Implement Azure SQL databases

configure Azure SQL database settings

implement Azure SQL Database managed instances

configure HA for an Azure SQL database

publish an Azure SQL database

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