Microsoft Azure Solution Architect Expert Certification Basics

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In order to become Azure Solution Architect Expert You must give AZ-303 and AZ-304 certification exams.


The Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification is one of the highest-level Microsoft Azure accreditations. You must clear both AZ-303 & AZ-304 exams.

Should you give this exam?

  • If you want to become Azure Cloud Architect then consider for this certification.
  • If you want to apply jobs for Azure Solution Architect

Exam Details

In order to achieve the Azure Solutions Expert Certification, you must pass two individual exams;

AZ-303 : Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies AZ-301 : Microsoft Azure Architect Design


  • Candidates are expected to have at least two years’ experience of using Azure and designing
  • An understanding of software development patterns and technologies.

Skills Measured

You must learn below for AZ-303 exam

Below skills are tested in the AZ-303.

pie "Infrastructure" : 55 "Security" : 30 "Solutions" : 15 "Data" : 15
  • Implement and monitor an Azure infrastructure (50-55%)
    • Implement cloud infrastructure monitoring
    • Implement storage accounts
    • Implement VMs for Windows and Linux
    • Automate deployment and configuration of resources
    • Implement virtual networking
    • Implement Azure Active Directory
    • Implement and manage hybrid identities
  • Implement management and security solutions (25-30%)
    • Manage workloads in Azure
    • Implement load balancing and network security
    • Implement and manage Azure governance solutions
    • Manage security for applications
  • Implement solutions for apps (10-15%)
    • Implement an application infrastructure
    • Implement container-based applications
  • Implement and manage data platforms (10-15%)
    • Implement NoSQL databases
    • Implement Azure SQL databases

You must learn below for AZ-304 exam

Below skills are tested in the AZ-304.

pie "Monitoring" : 15 "Security" : 30 "Storage" : 20 "Business" : 15 "Infrastructure" : 15
  • Design monitoring (10-15%)
  • Design identity and security (25-30%)
  • Design data storage (15-20%)
  • Design business continuity (10-15%)
  • Design infrastructure (25-30%)

Learning Materials

AZ-303 Resources

AZ-304 Resources

Salary of Cloud Architect

You will get 20-30% more salary than an Azure Developer Associate.

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