Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert

Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert

Microsoft Azure Solutions Architects must have expertise in compute, network, storage, and security so that they can design solutions that run on Azure.

Skills and Knowledge

Candidates who earn an Azure Solutions Architect certification are verified by Microsoft to have the following skills and knowledge.

  • Deploy and Configure Infrastructure
  • Implement Workloads and Security
  • Create and Deploy Apps
  • Implement Authentication and Secure Data
  • Develop for the Cloud
  • Determine Workload Requirements
  • Design for Identity and Security
  • Design a Data Platform Solution
  • Design a Business Continuity Strategy
  • Design for Deployment, Migration, and Integration
  • Design an Infrastructure Strategy

Global Certification Details

Required Exams


Exam AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

  • Deploy and Configure Infrastructure (25-30%)
  • Implement Workloads and Security (20-25%)
  • Implement Authentication and Secure Data (5-10%)
  • Develop for the Cloud (20-25%)

Exam AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

  • Determine Workload Requirements (10-15%)
  • Design for Identity and Security (20-25%)
  • Design a Data Platform Solution (15-20%)
  • Design a Business Continuity Strategy (15-20%)
  • Design for Deployment, Migration, and Integration (10-15%)
  • Design an Infrastructure Strategy (15-20%)

Content Limits

Exam AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies
Exam AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design

Who should take this exam?

Candidates for this exam should have proficiency in using PowerShell, the Command Line Interface, Azure Portal, ARM templates, operating systems, virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures, and networking and are Azure Administrators who manage cloud services that span storage, security, networking, and compute cloud capabilities.

Candidates have a deep understanding of each service across the full IT lifecycle, and take requests for infrastructure services, applications, and environments. They make recommendations on services to use for optimal performance and scale, as well as provision, size, monitor, and adjust resources as appropriate.