Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert

Certification details

Candidates for the Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification should have subject matter expertise in designing cloud and hybrid solutions that run on Microsoft Azure, including compute, network, storage, monitoring, and security.

Responsibilities for this role include advising stakeholders and translating business requirements into designs for secure, scalable, and reliable Azure solutions.

An Azure solutions architect partners with developers, administrators, and other roles responsible for implementing solutions on Azure.

A candidate for this certification should have advanced experience and knowledge of IT operations, including networking, virtualization, identity, security, business continuity, disaster recovery, data platforms, and governance. A professional in this role should manage how decisions in each area affect an overall solution. In addition, they should have experience in Azure administration, Azure development, and DevOps processes.

Skills measured

  • This list contains the skills measured on the exam associated with this certification. For more detailed information, visit the exam details page and download the study guide.
  • Design identity, governance, and monitoring solutions
  • Design data storage solutions
  • Design business continuity solutions
  • Design infrastructure solutions

Job role: Solution Architect

Prerequisites: 1 certification

Required exams: AZ-305Go to Learn Profile

Certification exams (AZ-305)

Exam AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

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Retirement date: none

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: design identity, governance, and monitoring solutions; design data storage solutions; design business continuity solutions; and design infrastructure solutions.