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Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect (AZ-305)

Become an Azure solutions architect. Learn how to design, deploy, and optimize scalable solutions on Microsoft Azure for maximum business impact and efficiency.

course: Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect (AZ-305)

Duration: 4 days

Format: Virtual or Classroom

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Become a proficient Azure Solutions Architect with our specialized course. Learn to design scalable and reliable cloud solutions using Microsoft Azure. From architecture design to implementation, this course covers all aspects of Azure solution development. With hands-on labs and expert guidance, you'll gain the skills needed to pass the AZ-305 exam and become certified as a Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect. Enroll now to get certified and elevate your career in cloud computing.

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Who is this course for?

Who is the Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect AZ305 Training for?

The Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect (AZ-305) certification exam is for IT professionals and cloud architects with experience in designing cloud infrastructures using Microsoft Azure services. As part of the Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification track, the exam covers various aspects of designing Azure solutions, including infrastructure design principles, compute services, networking, storage solutions, identity and security, data platform solutions, monitoring, and hybrid cloud integration. Passing the exam demonstrates the candidate's ability to design reliable, scalable, and secure cloud infrastructure solutions tailored to specific business needs.


What you will learn during our AZ-305 course.

  • Monitor security
  • Monitor performance
  • Monitor health and availability
  • Monitor cost
  • Configure advanced logging
  • Initiate automated responses by using Action Groups
  • Configure and manage advanced alerts
  • Select storage account options based on a use case
  • Configure Azure Files and Azure 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
  • Configure High Availability
  • Configure storage for VMs
  • Select virtual machine size
  • Implement Azure Dedicated Hosts
  • Deploy and configure scale sets
  • Configure Azure Disk Encryption
  • Save a deployment as an Azure Resource Manager template
  • Modify Azure Resource Manager template
  • Evaluate location of new resources
  • Configure a VHD template
  • Deploy from a template
  • Manage an image library
  • Create and execute an automation runbook
  • Implement VNet to VNet connections
  • Implement VNet peering
  • Add custom domains
  • Configure Azure AD Identity Protection
  • Implement selfservice password reset
  • Implement Conditional Access including MFA
  • Configure fraud alerts
  • Configure verification methods
  • Implement and manage guest accounts
  • Manage multiple directories
  • Install and configure Azure AD Connect
  • Identity synchronization options
  • Configure and manage password sync and password writeback
  • Configure single signon
  • Configure Azure AD Connect cloud sync
  • Use Azure AD Connect Health
  • Migrate workloads using Azure Migrate
  • Implement Azure Backup for VMs
  • Implement disaster recovery
  • Implement Azure Automation Update Management
  • Implement Azure Load Balancer
  • Implement an Azure Application Gateway
  • Implement Web Application Firewall
  • Implement Azure Firewall
  • Implement Azure Firewall Manager
  • Implement Azure Front Door
  • Implement Azure Traffic Manager
  • Implement Network Security Groups and Application Security Groups
  • Implement Bastion
  • 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 Azure Policy
  • Implement and configure Azure Blueprints
  • Implement and configure Key Vault
  • Implement and configure Managed Identities
  • Register and manage applications in Azure AD
  • Create and configure Azure App Service
  • Create an App Service Web App for Containers
  • Create and configure an App Service plan
  • Configure App Service
  • Configure networking for an App Service
  • Create and manage deployment slots
  • Implement Logic Apps
  • Implement Azure Functions
  • Create a container image
  • Configure Azure Kubernetes Service
  • Publish and automate image management by using the Azure Container Registry
  • Deploy a solution on an Azure Container Instance
  • Configure Azure Storage account tables
  • Select appropriate Cosmos DB APIs
  • Set up replicas in Cosmos DB
  • Configure Azure SQL database settings
  • Implement Azure SQL managed instances
  • Configure HA for an Azure SQL database
  • Deploy an Azure SQL database
  • Recommend a solution for cost management and cost reporting
  • Recommend solutions to minimize costs
  • Determine levels and storage locations for logs
  • Plan for integration with monitoring tools including Azure Monitor and Azure Sentinel
  • Recommend appropriate monitoring tool(s) for a solution
  • Choose a mechanism for event routing and escalation
  • Recommend a logging solution for compliance requirements
  • Recommend a solution for singlesign on
  • Recommend a solution for authentication
  • Recommend a solution for Conditional Access, including multifactor authentication
  • Recommend a solution for network access authentication
  • Recommend a solution for a hybrid identity including Azure AD Connect and Azure AD
  • Recommend a solution for user selfservice
  • Recommend and implement a solution for B2B integration
  • NOT: federation with ADFS or PingFederate
  • Choose an authorization approach
  • Recommend a hierarchical structure that includes management groups, subscriptions and resource groups
  • Recommend an access management solution including RBAC policies, access reviews, role assignments, Privileged
  • Recommend a strategy for tagging
  • Recommend a solution for using Azure Policy
  • Recommend a solution for using Azure Blueprints
  • Recommend a solution that leverages Azure Resource Graph
  • Recommend a solution that includes Key Vault
  • Recommend a solution that includes Managed Identities
  • Recommend a solution for integrating applications into Azure AD
  • Select an appropriate data platform based on requirements
  • Recommend database service tier sizing
  • Recommend a solution for database scalability
  • Recommend a solution for encrypting data at rest, data in transmission, and data in use
  • Recommend a data flow to meet business requirements
  • Recommend a solution for data integration, including Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Bricks, Azure Data Lake, Azure
  • Select an appropriate storage account
  • Choose between storage tiers
  • Recommend a storage access solution
  • Recommend storage management tools
  • Recommend a recovery solution for Azure hybrid and onpremises workloads that meets recovery objectives (RTO, RLO, RPO)
  • Design and Azure Site Recovery solution
  • Recommend a solution for recovery in different regions
  • Recommend a solution for georedundancy of workloads
  • Recommend a solution for Azure Backup management
  • Design a solution for data archiving and retention
  • Recommend a solution for application and workload redundancy, including compute, database, and storage
  • Recommend a solution for autoscaling
  • Identify resources that require high availability
  • Identify storage types for high availability
  • Recommend a solution for compute provisioning
  • Determine appropriate compute technologies, including virtual machines, App Services, Service Fabric, Azure Functions, Windows Virtual Desktop, Batch, HPC and containers
  • Recommend a solution for containers
  • Recommend a solution for automating compute management
  • Recommend a network architecture (hub and spoke, Virtual WAN)
  • Recommend a solution for network addressing and name resolution
  • Recommend a solution for network provisioning
  • Recommend a solution for network security including Private Link, firewalls, gateways, network segmentation (perimeter networks/DMZs/NVAs)
  • Recommend a solution for network connectivity to the Internet, onpremises networks,
  • Recommend a solution for automating network management
  • Recommend a solution for load balancing and traffic routing
  • Recommend a microservices architecture including Event Grid, Event Hubs, Service Bus, Azure Queue Storage, Logic Apps, Azure Functions, Service Fabric, AKS, Azure App Configuration and webhooks
  • Recommend an orchestration solution for deployment and maintenance of applications including ARM templates, Azure Automation, Azure Pipelines, Logic Apps, or Azure Functions
  • Recommend a solution for API integration
  • Assess and interpret onpremises servers, data, and applications for migration
  • Recommend a solution for migrating applications and VMs
  • Recommend a solution for migration of databases
  • Determine migration scope, including redundant, related, trivial, and outdated data
  • Recommend a solution for migrating data (Storage Migration Service, Azure Data Box, Azure File Syncbased migration to hybrid file server)


How to best be prepared for our AZ305 Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect course.

  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Successful Azure Solution Architects start this role with experience in operating systems, virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures and networks.
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Have an understanding of on-premise virtualization technologies including: VMs, virtual networks and virtual hard disks.
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Have an understanding of network configuration including TCP/IP, Domain Name System (DNS), virtual private networks (VPNs), firewalls and encryption technologies.
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Have an understanding of Active Directory concepts including domains, forests, domain controllers, replication, Kerberos protocol and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Have an understanding of resilience and disaster recovery, including backup and recovery.

Meet our instructors

Meet some of the Readynez Instructors you can meet on your course. They are experts, passionate about what they do, and dedicated to give back to their industry, their field, and those who want to learn, explore, and advance in their careers.


Tiago Costa

Tiago Costa is Microsoft MVP and a Cloud Architect and Advisor and International speaker on the Microsoft Cloud.

Tiago Costa is a Cloud Architect and Advisor on Microsoft Azure. For the past years he has been architecting and developing solutions using Microsoft Azure for some of the fortune 500 companies.

Due to his strong real-world experience, Tiago regularly teaches Microsoft Azure classes around the world. Microsoft Azure MVP since 2016 for his community efforts in promoting and sharing knowledge with the community.

Tiago has 40+ Microsoft Certifications including MCT – Microsoft Certified Trainer - and got awarded as MCT Regional Lead every year since 2016. He’s the founder of the Azure Portugal User Group. He loves diving into new technologies and to share his experience at conferences and training classes, but what excites him about his work is to help others exploring new frontiers in technology impacting their life’s, making the world a better place for everyone. His free time is spent with his family in the sunny Lisbon, Portugal building cool and geek projects

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Ed Baker

Ed is a Microsoft MVP for many years and has authored several Microsoft Official Curriculum Courses for Azure, Windows Server and Windows.

He is a 25 year IT veteran with experience in the UK Police and armed forces. Ed is a former Microsoft Technical Evangelist and is an MCT Regional Lead for the UK and he currently holds the most prestigious Microsoft MVP accreditation. Ed also helps run the UK MS Cloud User Group and the annual Evolve Conference in the UK.

Ed has authored several Microsoft Official Curriculum Courses for Azure, Windows Server and Windows as well as writing courses for Opsgility and other online providers.
Ed is a regular conference speaker at events such as TechEd, Ignite, TechSummit, SpiceWorld and more.

Ed now spends his time mixed between teaching Microsoft Azure, Windows Server and Enterprise Mobility topics. In addition Ed provides consultancy services to Small and Medium Enterprises as well as direct to Microsoft UK and Microsoft Corp.


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Jens Gilges

Jens is a 20-year MCT, an Amazon Authorized Champion Instructor and a well accomplish Cloud Infrastructure Security Consultant and Penetration Tester.

Jens Gilges is a highly skilled professional with expertise in Azure, AWS, and Penetration Testing. With a remarkable 20-year tenure as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Jens has honed his proficiency in various Microsoft technologies. Notably, he is not just a trainer but an industry leader, holding the prestigious title of AWS Champion Instructor.

Jens is dedicated to imparting his knowledge globally, delivering top-tier security and AWS training to clients across the world. His passion for these cloud platforms shines through in his engaging and informative sessions. Whether you're seeking insights into Azure's versatile capabilities, AWS's vast infrastructure, or the intricacies of Penetration Testing, Jens is your go-to expert.

With Jens at the helm, you can expect a comprehensive learning experience that combines years of expertise with a commitment to staying at the forefront of cloud technologies. Join him on a journey of continuous learning and explore the ever-evolving landscapes of Azure, AWS, and Penetration Testing.

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FAQs for the Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect (AZ-305) course.

The AZ-305 certification exam by Microsoft assesses the proficiency of Azure Solutions Architects. This certification is centered on verifying the capabilities and understanding necessary for devising and deploying solutions on Microsoft Azure. It encompasses key areas such as security, governance, identity, networking, storage, computing, and monitoring.

Begin your AZ-305 certification journey at Readynez! Our in-depth course empowers individuals and teams to conquer the exam, guaranteeing certification triumph. Specializing in expert exam preparation, Readynez guides you towards an accomplished career in Azure. Enroll now to uncover the route to AZ-305 certification success. Your journey to becoming a certified professional starts here at Readynez.

The prerequisites for AZ-305 certification include a foundational understanding of Microsoft Azure services, solutions, and IT fundamentals. Familiarity with networking concepts, security, and proficiency in deploying and managing Azure solutions are recommended. Additionally, hands-on experience in Azure administration and a fundamental understanding of scripting and automation can be beneficial for success in the AZ-305 exam.

Microsoft certification exams such as the AZ-305 certification exam typically range from €150 - €228.

The AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions exam and its syllabus measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: design identity, governance, and monitoring solutions; design data storage solutions; design business continuity solutions; and design infrastructure solutions.

The value of the AZ-305 certification for your career depends on your professional goals and the role you aspire to in the field of Microsoft Azure. Certifications demonstrate expertise and may enhance your credibility with employers.

The time required to become AZ-305 certified varies depending on factors such as your prior knowledge of Microsoft Azure, your experience in cloud technologies, and the amount of time you dedicate to exam preparation. Typically, candidates engage in several weeks of focused study and hands-on practice before attempting the AZ-305 exam.

Most Microsoft certification exams such as the AZ-305 can be either taken online or through a certified Pearson VUE test center.

The difficulty of the AZ-305 exam can vary depending on your prior experience with Microsoft Azure, cloud technologies, and your overall familiarity with the exam content. This certification is designed for individuals with advanced knowledge and skills in implementing and managing Azure solutions.

To obtain the certificate, a minimum score of 700 out of 1000 is required, with a passing threshold of 70%.

Microsoft certifications such as the AZ-305 are valid for two years. To maintain your AZ-305 certification, you can either retake the current exam or take a new qualifying exam within that two-year period.

The salary for an individual with AZ-305 certification can vary based on factors such as experience, location, and the specific employer. Candidates in the United States can earn salaries within the range of €78,164 – €1,20,217 or more, with higher levels of experience and expertise generally commanding higher compensation.


Feedback from our Azure Solutions Architect (AZ-305) delegates.


Peter Sundelin

Great course to get a good understanding of the Azure Architecture and what areas to focus on. Awesome instructor, deep knowledge on Azure and an excellent way to explain complicated stuff.


Johan Andersson

Easy to attend over Teams and an excellent instructor gave me great value for the time I invested.

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