About the course

This course is designed to help one master the requisite skills required for the Microsoft Azure AZ-500 certification exam.

The AZ-500 exam is an associate-level exam which tests candidates for advanced security knowledge and experience working with various aspects of Microsoft Azure.

Throughout this course, we will progressively build and expand upon both your security knowledge and hands-on experience working with Azure technologies. This includes but is not limited to: identity and security, hybrid cloud, monitoring, encryption, database security, and securing both apps and services for the Cloud.

This learning path is designed to help you prepare for the AZ-303 Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies exam. Even if you don’t plan to take the exam, these courses and hands-on labs will help you gain a solid understanding of how to architect a variety of Azure services.

The AZ-303 and AZ-304 exams replace the older AZ-300 and AZ-301 exams, which will retire on September 30, 2020. These two exams are part of Microsoft’s role-based certification program. Candidates who pass both exams will earn the Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification.

The AZ-303 exam tests your knowledge of four subject areas and that’s how we’ve structured this learning path as well. We’ll start with implementing and monitoring Azure infrastructure. This is the biggest section, and it covers a wide variety of topics, including storage, virtual machines, networking, Azure Active Directory, and more. Next, we’ll show you how to implement management and security solutions. After that, you’ll learn how to create and deploy apps using either Azure App Service or one of the container services, such as Azure Kubernetes Service. Finally, we’ll cover how to implement and manage data platforms.