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Below you will find a list of what is going to be tested in the new AZ-300 Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies exam and a link to a resource that I think will help you learn and pass the exam. It is a work in progress at the moment and I will keep updating it. If you do find a link that is not working, or I have linked to the wrong resource. Please let me know. Also if you would like to help fill in the blanks please leave a comment below.

At Microsoft Ignite, they had a session on this Exam. It is worth the watch.

Skills measured from AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment

Deploy and Configure Infrastructure (25-30%)

Analyze resource utilization and consumption

Configure diagnostic settings on resources
Create baseline for resources
Create and rest alerts
Analyze alerts across subscription
Analyze metrics across subscription
Create action groups
Monitor for unused resources
Monitor spend
Report on spend
Utilize Log Search query functions
View alerts in Log Analytics

Create and Configure storage accounts

Configure network access to the storage account
Create and configure storage account
Generate shared access signature
Install and use Azure Storage Explorer
Manage access keys
Monitor activity log by using Log Analytics
Implement Azure storage replication

Create and configure a Virtual Machine (VM) for Windows and Linux

Configure high availability
Configure monitoring, networking, storage, and virtual machine size
Deploy and configure scale sets

Automate deployment of Virtual Machines (VMs)

Modify Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template
Configure location of new VMs
Configure VHD template
Deploy from template
Save a deployment as an ARM template
Deploy Windows and Linux VMsHttp://

Create connectivity between virtual networks

Create and configure VNET peering
Create and configure VNET to VNET
Verify virtual network connectivity
reate virtual network gateway

Implement and manage virtual networking

Configure private and public IP addresses, network routes, network interface, subnets, and virtual network

Manage Azure Active Directory (AD)

Add custom domains
onfigure Azure AD Identity Protection, Azure AD Join, and Enterprise State Roaming
Configure self-service password reset
Implement conditional access policies
Manage multiple directories
Perform an access review

Implement and manage hybrid identities

Install and configure Azure AD Connect
Configure federation and single sign-on
Manage Azure AD Connect
Manage password sync and writeback

Implement Workloads and Security (20-25%)

Migrate servers to Azure

Migrate by using Azure Site Recovery (ASR)
Migrate using P2V
Create a backup vault
Prepare source and target environments
Backup and restore data
Deploy Azure Site Recovery (ASR) agent
Prepare virtual network

Configure serverless computing

Create and manage objects
Manage a Logic App resource
Manage Azure Function app settings
Manage Event Grid
Manage Service Bus

Implement application load balancing

Configure application gateway and load balancing rules
Implement front end IP configurations
Manage application load balancing

Integrate on-premises network with Azure virtual network

Create and configure Azure VPN Gateway
Create and configure site to site VPN
Configure Express Route
Verify on-premises connectivity
anage on-premise connectivity with Azure

Manage role-based access control (RBAC)

Create a custom role
Configure access to Azure resources by assigning roles
Configure management access to Azure
Troubleshoot RBAC
Implement RBAC policies
Assign RBAC roles

Implement Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Enable MFA for an Azure tenant
Configure user accounts for MFA
Configure fraud alerts
Configure bypass options
Configure trusted IPs
Configure verification methods

Architect Cloud Technology Solutions (5-10%)

Select an appropriate compute solution

Leverage appropriate design patterns
Select appropriate network connectivity options
Design for hybrid topologies

Select an appropriate integration solution

Address computational bottlenecks, state management, and OS requirements
Provide for web hosting if applicable
Evaluate minimum number of nodes

Select an appropriate storage solution

Validate data storage technology capacity limitations
Address durability of data
Provide for appropriate throughput of data access
Evaluate structure of data storage
Provide for data archiving, retention, and compliance

Create and Deploy Apps (5-10%)

Create web applications by using PaaS

Create an Azure app service web app by using Azure CLI, PowerShell, and other tools
reate documentation for the API by using open source and other tools
Create an App Service Web App for containers
Create an App Service background task by using WebJobs

Create app or service that runs on Service Fabric

Develop a stateful Reliable Service and a stateless Reliable Service
Develop an actor-based Reliable Service
Write code to consume Reliable Collections in your service

Design and develop applications that run in containers

Configure diagnostic settings on resources; create a container image by using a Docker file
Create an Azure Container Service (ACS/AKS) cluster by using the Azure CLI and Azure Portal
Publish an image to the Azure Container Registry
Implement an application that runs on an Azure Container Instance
Implement container instances by using Azure Container Service (ACS/AKS), Azure Service Fabric, and other tools
Manage container settings by using code

Implement Authentication and Secure Data (5-10%)

Implement authentication

Implement authentication by using certificates, forms-based authentication, tokens, Windows-integrated authentication
Implement multi-factor authentication by using Azure AD options

Implement secure data solutions

Encrypt and decrypt data at rest
Encrypt data with Always Encrypted
Implement Azure Confidential Compute and SSL/TLS communications
Manage cryptographic keys in the Azure Key Vault

Develop for the Cloud (20-25%)

Develop long-running tasks

Implement large-scale, parallel, and high-performance apps by using batches
Implement resilient apps by using queues
Implement code to address application events by using web hooks
Address continuous processing tasks by using web jobs

Configure a message-based integration architecture

Configure an app or service to send emails, Event Grid, and the Azure Relay Service
Create and configure a Notification Hub, an Event Hub, and a Service Bus
Configure queries across multiple products
Configure an app or service with Microsoft Graph

Develop for asynchronous processing

Implement parallelism, multithreading, processing, durable functions, Azure logic apps, interfaces with storage, interfaces to data access, and appropriate asynchronous compute models

Develop for autoscaling

Implement autoscaling rules and patterns (schedule, operational/system metrics, code that addresses singleton application instances, and code that addresses transient state

Implement distributed transactions

Identify tools to implement distributed transactions (e.g., ADO.NET, elastic transactions, multi-database transactions); manage transaction scope
Manage transactions across multiple databases and servers

Develop advanced cloud workloads

Develop solutions by using intelligent algorithms that identify items from images and videos
Develop solutions by using intelligent algorithms related to speech, natural language processing, Bing Search, and recommendations and decision making
Create and integrate bots
Integrate machine learning solutions in an app
Create and implement IoT solutions

I hope you found this helpful and Good Luck in your exams!

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Iā€™m Richard Hooper aka Pixel Robots. I started this blog in 2016 for a couple reasons. The first reason was basically just a place for me to store my step by step guides, troubleshooting guides and just plain ideas about being a sysadmin. The second reason was to share what I have learned and found out with other people like me. Hopefully, you can find something useful on the site.


Pedro · September 27, 2018 at 7:44 am

Great resources!!

Thank you very much!!

    Pixel Robots. · September 27, 2018 at 7:47 am

    Thanks for the kind words. Let us know if you know any links that are missing.

Nitin R. Goyal · September 27, 2018 at 9:35 pm

Hi Richard, In today’s world who does all so much for others to learn from all what you have created that too for free. Thanks much for all your time and energy you have spent creating these resources and sharing with us for our learning.

I’m planning to learn more about azure technology as I’m into SAP administration since 12+ years and now want to make sure I’m on top of the latest technology/ platform

Nitin R. Goyal

    Pixel Robots. · September 27, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Hey Nitin, thanks for the kind words. I am glad that the posts are helping people.

    12+ years with sap! That’s some good going. Azure is a lot of fun and always being improved, it’s fun to keep up with it all.

    Lets us know how your Azure journey goes and reach out of you ever need to talk about anything!

    Thanks again


      Amit · September 29, 2018 at 7:37 am

      Hi Richard thank you so much as i am also following your blog continuously after lots of search i found your blog simple and useful…

        Pixel Robots. · September 29, 2018 at 7:39 am

        Hey Amit, thanks for the kind words. It’s nice to hear. I am happy it’s helping.

Invictuz · September 29, 2018 at 5:23 am

At first i figured this was going to be another scam / sales site for test dumps.
Wow what a great site this turned out to be…probably the first legitimate study resource i have found online.
Thank you for the long hours spent collecting, organizing and posting the info for the Azure AZ300 exam!

    Pixel Robots. · September 29, 2018 at 7:37 am

    Thanks for the kind words.

Sandip · October 1, 2018 at 10:52 am

Great Very Useful

Ram · October 2, 2018 at 6:19 pm

Thanks for the great effort to collect and share the resources with everyone. But unfortunately google doesnt list this page right on top, I had to scroll a couple of pages to get here. May be its a treasure šŸ™‚

    Pixel Robots. · October 2, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    Thanks for the kind words.

      Ram · October 3, 2018 at 1:18 am

      WC. One more question, I do not have any experience with Azure, but only with .NET. Can I still have a crack at this exam by just knowing the concepts?? How hard will be the learning curve??

        Pixel Robots. · October 3, 2018 at 8:11 am

        If I was you and did not have much experience with Azure I would have a look at and the Azure fundamentals course they have. It’s free. Then as you seem to be a Developer I would look at doing the new Azure Developer certification. It consists of two exams the AZ-200 and AZ-201. the Microsoft Learn site should also have some course to help with that too.

        I hope that helps. Let me know if you have any more questions.

Vincent · October 5, 2018 at 9:29 pm

Hi Richard, thanks for this. Could you have another article for the az-301 as well please?

    Pixel Robots. · October 5, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    I am working on it. I will try and get it up this weekend or early next week. Keep an eye out for it.

      Vincent · October 7, 2018 at 1:03 pm

      Perfect. Thank you!

Sudeep · October 23, 2018 at 9:29 pm

This was an excellent effort. Thank you for taking the time and effort to pull this together.

I have couple of comments. Will post them one by one as I go through. link seems to be old. The command shown in the video is no longer correct. I think the URL or any other sub URLs in that section should be used instead of the video

    Pixel Robots. · October 23, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    Thanks. I will get this link updated.

Kode · November 16, 2018 at 1:11 am

Hello Pixel
Thanks a lot for putting this together. It will be of great help in my preparation for the AZ-300 exam.
I’ve noticed a small typo in the below section. The percentage range should read 25-30%. You have it as 25-13%
Deploy and Configure Infrastructure (25-13%)

    Pixel Robots. · November 16, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Thanks. That’s been fixed.

krishna · December 3, 2018 at 1:18 pm

Hi Richard are you also working on uploading the AZ301 Content as well that would be very helpful.

    Pixel Robots. · December 3, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Yes, I am slowly trying to update both the az-300 and az-301.

      krishna · December 3, 2018 at 3:34 pm

      thank you very much.looking forward.

Harj · December 14, 2018 at 8:49 pm

Thank you for putting this together. Its a great resource and very helpful.

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