Course AZ-304 Microsoft Azure Architect Design


This course teaches Solutions Architects how to translate business requirements into secure, scalable, and reliable solutions. Lessons include design considerations related to logging, cost analysis, authentication and authorization, governance, security, storage, high availability, and migration. This role requires decisions in multiple areas that affect an overall design solution.

Course Duration: 4 Day(s)


Recommend solutions to minimize costs

Recommend a solution for Conditional Access, including multi-factor authentication

Recommend a solution for a hybrid identity including Azure AD Connect and Azure AD Connect

Recommend a solution for using Azure Policy

Recommend a solution that includes KeyVault

Recommend a solution that includes Azure AD Managed Identities

Recommend a storage access solution

Design an Azure Site Recovery solution

Recommend a solution for autoscaling

Recommend a solution for containers

Recommend a solution for network security

Recommend a solution for migrating applications and VMs

Recommend a solution for migration of databases


Module 1: Design a Compute Solution

Module 2: Design a Network Solution

Module 3: Design for Migration

Module 4: Design Authentication and Authorization

Module 5: Design Governance

Module 6: Design a Solution for Databases

Module 7: Select an Appropriate Storage Account

Module 8: Design Data Integration

Module 9: Design a Solution for Logging and Monitoring

Module 10: Design a Solution for Backup and Recovery

Module 11: Design for High Availability

Module 12: Design for Cost Optimization

Module 13: Design an Application Architecture

Module 14: Design Security for Applications

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Who Should Attend

Successful Azure Architects begin this role with experience on operating systems, virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures, networking, applications and databases.

Understanding of on-premises virtualization technologies, including: VMs, virtual networking, and virtual hard disks.

Understanding of network configuration, including TCP/IP, Domain Name System (DNS), virtual private networks (VPNs), firewalls, and encryption technologies.

Understanding of Active Directory concepts, including domains, forests, domain controllers, replication, Kerberos protocol, and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).

Understanding of resilience and disaster recovery, including backup and restore operations.

Understanding of Applications development and APIs.

Understanding of Databases, both SQL such as MS SQL, MySQL or Postgres, and Non-SQL databases like MongoDB.

Understanding of decoupling Applications and services, for example, Queues, tables, Cache.

Understanding of Security concepts to protect your environment, like encryption at rest, encryption in transit, SSL, TLS.

Prerequisite Courses (or equivalent knowledge):

Free online: Azure Fundamentals (

Instructor-led course: AZ-900: Azure Fundamentals (

Prerequisites for Azure administrators (

Target Audience

Developers / Architects / Azure Developer


Azure Infrastructure Specialist / Azure Developer / DevOPs professional