Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies AZ 303 Introduction

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Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert is a role-based certification with a 1 year expiry.

Azure Role-Based Certifications

Fundamental Associate Expert
AZ-900 - AZ-303, AZ-304
AZ-900 AZ-104 AZ-400
AZ-900 AZ-204 AZ-400

๐Ÿ˜Š If you want to give exams at Expert level without giving fundamental and associate level exams then Yes you can give expert exams directly. As far as you have more than 2 years of experience.

Job Description Role for Azure Architects

  • This is an expert level certification.
  • You donโ€™t have to code
  • You must understands the code for Azure CLI, Azure PowerSell & KQL queries.
  • You should be advising stake holders and translating business requirement
  • Advanced knowledge & experience of IT Opโ€™s

Lotโ€™s of implementations and hands on learning is in AZ-303 exams.

Q & A

Which one I should take first?

You can take AZ-303 or AZ-304 anyone as your first exam. You will earn a badge for AZ-303 but you will not receive Azure Solution Architect badge unless you do AZ-304 also.

How much time you need to prepare?

I depends on your dedications and efforts.

Does exam has hands-on lab questions?

Not yet!

Which book I should read?

Use Microsoft publications book

Which practice exam?

  • MeasureUp
  • Whizlabs

When my certificate expires

After June 2021 your certificates will be valid only for 1 year. You have to renew every year by giving exam.


Bookmark the AZ-303 site URL. Make sure you check the content if Microsoft has changed the skills. Since they change the content every 2 months.


Download the curriculum for AZ-303

Skills details in Excel Sheet

Study Plan for AZ-303

  1. Content Knowledge: Understand the azure role of the solutions architect and products by Azure.
  2. Practical application knowledge: How things are working and why you need them.
  3. Test Taking Skills: You must build your online test giving skills.


  1. Free: Microsoft Learn Blog - Microsoft Tech Community
  2. [Paid $50: Microsoft Azure Exam AZ-303 Certification Whizlabs](
  3. Paid $99: Microsoft Official Practice Test AZ-303: Azure Architect Technologies
  4. [Paid $149: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies (AZ-303) Practice Test - CyberVista](

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