AZ-305 Certification Exam AZ-305 Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions Study Guide

The AZ-305, Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions, the certification exam is geared towards Azure Solution Architects.

The exam includes four study areas. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions the exam will contain.

AZ-305 Study Areas Weights
Design identity, governance, and monitoring solutions 25-30%
Design data storage solutions 25-30%
Design business continuity solutions 10-15%
Design infrastructure solutions 25-30%

 

References – additional study resources

There are a lot of resources to help you and the student learn about Azure. We recommend you bookmark these pages. The list is included in the Welcome section of the student materials.

  • Microsoft Learn. Provides a wealth of self-paced learning including hands-on experiences.
  • Azure Architecture Center. Is guidance for architecting solutions on Azure using established patterns and practices.
  • Azure Documentation. Stay informed on the latest products, tools, and features. Get information on pricing, partners, support, and solutions.

 

Module 1 Design governance and compute solutions

  • Design for governance.
  • Design for management groups.
  • Design for Azure subscriptions.
  • Design for resource groups.
  • Design for Azure policy.
  • Design for resource tags.
  • Design for Azure blueprints.

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Module 2 Design storage and data integration solutions
Design a nonrelational data storage solution

  • Design for data storage.
  • Design for Azure storage accounts.
  • Design for Azure blob storage.
  • Design for Azure files.
  • Design an Azure disk solution.
  • Design for storage security.

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Design a relational data storage solution

  • Design for Azure SQL Database
  • Design for Azure SQL Managed Instance
  • Design for SQL Server on Azure VM
  • Recommend a solution for Database Scalability
  • Design encryption for data at rest, data in transmission, and data in use
  • Design for Azure SQL Edge
  • Design for Azure table storage.
  • Design for Azure Cosmos DB.

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Design a data integration solution

  • Design a data integration solution with Azure Data Factory
  • Design a data integration solution with Azure Data Brick
  • Design a data integration solution with Azure Data Lake
  • Design a data integration solution with Azure Blob Storage
  • Design a data integration solution with Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Design a strategy for hot, warm, cold data path
  • Design Azure Synapse Analytics solution for Data Analysis
  • Design Azure Stream Analytics solution for Data Analysis

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Azure Data Factory

Azure Databricks

Azure Data Lake

Azure Synapse SQL architecture

Azure Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB

Transact-SQL features supported in Azure Synapse SQL

Understand stream processing

Overview of Azure Stream Analytics Cluster

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Module 3 Design app architecture, access, and monitoring solutions

Design an app architecture solution

  • Assess different messaging patterns and architecture.
  • Design a messaging architecture.
  • Recommend an event driven architecture.
  • Evaluate automated deployment solutions for your applications.
  • Select an application configuration management solution.
  • Evaluate a solution for API integration.
  • Recommend a caching solution for applications.

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Design authentication and authorization solutions

  • Design for identity and access management.
  • Design for Azure AD B2B.
  • Design for Azure AD B2C.
  • Design for role-based access control.
  • Design for conditional access.
  • Design for identity protection.
  • Design for access reviews.
  • Design for service principals for applications.
  • Design for Azure Key Vault.

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Design a logging and monitoring solution

  • Design for Azure Monitor data sources
  • Design for Log Analytics
  • Design for Azure workbooks and Insights
  • Design for Azure Data Explorer
  • Monitor resources for performance efficiency

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Module 4 Design network, continuity, and migration solutions

Design a network infrastructure solution

  • Recommend a network architecture solution based on workload requirements
  • Design for on-premises connectivity to Azure Virtual Networks
  • Design for Azure network connectivity services
  • Design for application delivery services
  • Design for application protection services

Resources

Use these resources to discover more.

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Design a business continuity solution

  • Design for backup and recovery.
  • Design for Azure Backup.
  • Design for Azure blob backup and recovery.
  • Design for Azure Files backup and recovery.
  • Design for Azure virtual machine backup and recovery.
  • Design for Azure SQL backup and recovery
  • Design for Azure Site Recovery.

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Design a migration solution

  • Assess and interpret on-premises servers, data, and applications for migration
  • Recommend a solution for migrating applications and Virtual Machines
  • Recommend a solution for migrating databases
  • Recommend a solution for migrating unstructured data
  • Evaluate migration solution that leverages the Cloud Adoption Framework

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