The Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification is designed for experienced professionals who are responsible for designing and implementing solutions on Microsoft Azure. This certification is focused on advanced architecture and design topics, providing you with the skills and knowledge needed to design complex Azure-based solutions.
Key topics covered in the Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification include:
- Design for Identity and Security: Designing identity and access management solutions, implementing authentication and authorization mechanisms, and ensuring security and compliance.
- Design a Data Platform Solution: Designing data storage solutions using Azure SQL Database, Cosmos DB, Azure Synapse Analytics, and other Azure data services.
- Design for Deployment, Migration, and Integration: Designing solutions for deploying applications and services on Azure, including hybrid and multi-cloud scenarios. This includes migration strategies, networking considerations, and integration with on-premises and other cloud environments.
- Design an Infrastructure Strategy: Designing solutions for compute, networking, and storage, including virtual machines, virtual networks, availability sets, and scalability.
- Design for Business Continuity: Designing solutions for high availability, disaster recovery, and backup using Azure services like Azure Site Recovery and Azure Backup.
- Design for Cost Optimization: Designing solutions to optimize costs, including managing resource utilization, Azure reservations, and monitoring spending.
- Design for Monitoring and Scaling: Designing solutions for monitoring and managing application performance, as well as scaling resources based on demand.
To earn the Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification, you need to pass both the AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies and AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design exams. These exams cover the architectural aspects of designing and implementing solutions on Azure.