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Exam AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

As a Microsoft Azure solutions architect, you have subject matter expertise in designing cloud and hybrid solutions that run on Azure, including:

  • Compute
  • Network
  • Storage
  • Monitoring
  • Security

Your responsibilities for this role include advising stakeholders and translating business requirements into designs for Azure solutions that align with the Azure Well-Architected Framework and Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure. In this role, you implement solutions on Azure by partnering with various other job roles, including:

  • Developers
  • Administrators
  • Security engineers
  • Data engineers

As a candidate for this exam, you should have advanced experience and knowledge of IT operations, including networking, virtualization, identity, security, business continuity, disaster recovery, data platforms, and governance. You should manage how decisions in each area affect an overall solution. In addition, you should have experience with:

  • Azure administration
  • Azure development
  • DevOps processes

Important

The English language version of this exam was updated on January 22, 2024. Review the study guide linked in the “Tip” box for details about the latest changes. If a localized version of this exam is available, it will be updated approximately eight weeks after this date. While Microsoft makes every effort to update localized versions as noted, there may be times when the localized versions of this exam are not updated on this schedule.

Passing score: 700. Learn more about exam scores.

Tip

Part of the requirements for: Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert

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  • 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.

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  • The English language version of this exam was updated on January 22, 2024. Review the study guide linked in the preceding “Tip” box for details about the skills measured and latest changes.
  • Design identity, governance, and monitoring solutions (25–30%)
  • Design data storage solutions (20–25%)
  • Design business continuity solutions (15–20%)
  • Design infrastructure solutions (30–35%)

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  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert

    As a Microsoft Azure solutions architect, you advise stakeholders and translate business requirements into designs for Azure solutions that align with the Azure Well-Architected Framework and Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure.

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