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Microsoft AZ-304 Exam

Microsoft Azure Architect Design Exam

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Microsoft AZ-304 Exam Overview :

Exam Name Microsoft Azure Architect Design Exam
Exam Code AZ-304
Actual Exam Duration 150 minutes
Expected no. of Questions in Actual Exam 60
Exam Registration Price $165
Official Information https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/az-304
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Microsoft AZ-304 Exam Topics :

Section Weight Objectives
Design for cost optimization 10-15% - recommend a solution for cost management and cost reporting
- recommend solutions to minimize costs
Design a solution for logging and monitoring 10-15% - 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
Design authentication 10-15% - recommend a solution for single-sign on
- recommend a solution for authentication
- recommend a solution for Conditional Access, including multi-factor authentication
- recommend a solution for network access authentication
- recommend a solution for a hybrid identity including Azure AD Connect and Azure AD Connect Health
- recommend a solution for user self-service
- recommend and implement a solution for B2B integration
- NOT: federation with ADFS or PingFederate
Design authorization 25-30% - 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 Identity Management (PIM), Azure AD Identity Protection, Just In Time (JIT) access
Design governance 25-30% - recommend a strategy for tagging
- recommend a solution for using Azure Policy
- recommend a solution for using Azure Blueprint
- recommend a solution that leverages Azure Resource Graph
Design security for applications 25-30% - recommend a solution that includes KeyVault
- recommend a solution that includes Managed Identities
- recommend a solution for integrating applications into Azure AD
Design a solution for databases 15-20% - 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
Design data integration 15-20% - 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 Synapse Analytics
Select an appropriate storage account 15-20% - choose between storage tiers
- recommend a storage access solution
- recommend storage management tools
Design a solution for backup and recovery 10-15% - recommend a recovery solution for Azure hybrid and on-premises 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 geo-redundancy of workloads
- recommend a solution for Azure Backup management
- design a solution for data archiving and retention
Design for high availability 10-15% - 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
Design a compute solution 25-30% - 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
Design a network solution 25-30% - 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, on-premises networks, and other Azure virtual networks
- recommend a solution for automating network management
- recommend a solution for load balancing and traffic routing
Design an application architecture 25-30% - recommend a microservices architecture including Event Grid, Event Hubs, Service Bus, Storage Queues, 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
Design migrations 25-30% - assess and interpret on-premises 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 Sync-based migration to hybrid file server)

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