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Microsoft Azure Architect Design Exam (AZ-301) - RETIRED

Microsoft Azure Architect Design Exam (AZ-301) - RETIRED

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Microsoft Azure Architect Design Exam (AZ-301)

The exam has been retired.  The replacement exam, AZ-304, is available. 

Microsoft Azure Architect Design is for the Azure Solution Architects who have already passed the AZ-300 exam. AZ-301 exam measures the ability to accomplish technical tasks like determining workload requirements; designing for identity and security; designing a data platform solution; designing a business continuity strategy; designing for deployment, migration, and integration; and designing an infrastructure strategy.

Who should take AZ-301 Exam?

Microsoft Azure AZ-301 Exam should be taken by Azure Solution Architects who advise stakeholders and translate business requirements into secure, scalable, and reliable solutions. It is suggested for candidates to have advanced experience and knowledge across various aspects of IT operations, including networking, virtualization, identity, security, business continuity, disaster recovery, data management, budgeting, and governance. Candidates appearing for AZ-301 exam should be proficient in Azure administration, Azure development, and DevOps, with expert-level skills in at least one of those domains.

Course Structure

The AZ-301 exam covers the following topics - 

  • 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%)

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Exam Format and Information

Exam Name Microsoft Azure Architect Design
Exam Code AZ-301
Exam Duration 150 minutes
Exam Format Multiple Choice and Multi-Response Questions
Exam Type Architect
Number of Questions 40-60 questions
Eligibility/Pre-Requisite NIL
Exam Fee $165 USD

Exam Language English, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), Korean

Retirement Date None

Microsoft Azure Architect Design Exam (AZ-301) - RETIRED FAQs

The Microsoft Azure Architect Design (AZ-301) exam was retired and replaced by the AZ-304 exam.

No, there is no prerequisites but a good knowledge of IT Architecture and if you have passed AZ-300 exam would be an advantage. Otherwise you can directly appear for the exam.
Microsoft AZ-301 exam is for those candidates who have already passed the AZ-300 exam. In this you will be able to validate your skills to design secure, reliable and scalable applications to become a Certified Azure Architect.
Microsoft certification contains 40-60 questions which need to be completed in 150 minutes.
To pass AZ-301 exam the basic requirement is to have knowledge in IT Architecture and should have passed AZ-300 exam. Having this would be an advantage to understand things better, otherwise you can directly appear for the exam.
Microsoft Azure is useful in many ways: (1) Applications can be created easily on Azure which run’s responsively without any requirement of coding. Azure includes storage services to provide safe and secure data storage platform. (2) Azure provides you options to create hybrid applications that allow your on-premises application to use cloud services. It includes various languages to write code such as Java, Php and ruby. (3) Pricing structure in Azure is based on how much consumption is there, that include per hour fees which depends on Azure computing services.
Microsoft Azure Architect Design exam is for those who have gained knowledge and experience in IT architecture. In this certification you will be able to validate your skills to design secure, reliable and scalable applications to become a Certified Azure Architect. While preparing, (1) Go through the blueprints to get an idea of exams section.(2) Search for Online Courses, which will help you in understanding things better. (3) Take as many practice tests as possible to check your strength and weakness
No, they both are different exams where AZ-300 is for Microsoft Azure Solution Architect and after clearing this exam you can give AZ-301 exam which is for Microsoft Azure Architect Design. After clearing both the certification you will be certified as Microsoft Azure Solution Architect Expert.
No, 70-535 exam is no valid anymore, the exam got retired on 31 December, 2018. This exam was further replaced by AZ-300 and AZ-301 to earn the expert level certification after passing both exams.
No, Microsoft Azure certifications do not expire. Previously there were certifications which after 2 or 3 years need recertification but now Microsoft have removed that policy.
In a year the candidate can give exam only five times and after then the candidate is eligible for the exam after 12 months. The 12 months period will start the day of the fifth unsuccessful exam. After giving first exam if candidate did not pass then they should have to wait at least a day to give second test.
Microsoft has set the rules that only some exams are available to retake. So if you have scored the passing marks you cannot give the exam again.
Cloud computing is used by many leading companies and learning it will help both technical as well as non-technical people. If you do not belong to software or technical industry still you can apply for entry level cloud services programs in Azure which will help you understand it better. It is better to learn cloud computing including managers, marketing executive and developers.
Microsoft Azure provides you an advantage in terms of programming skills; you need to have any prior skills when just started. Microsoft Azure being a leading cloud platform gives many offers to developers and administrators. Basic knowledge of any programming language can be an advantage but it is not required because in start you will not need those skills.
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Once purchased, the practice exams can be access for the lifetime.
No, there is no pre-requisite for the Azure AZ 301 Exam. You can directly appear for this Azure certification exam.
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