AZ-305: Microsoft Azure Architect


In this four-day training, you will learn how to design end-to-end solution architectures for the Microsoft Azure cloud environment. The training will introduce you to governance, compute resources, application architectures, storage, data integration, authentication and authorization, business continuity, and migrations. All you need to become an outstanding Azure Solution Architect!

This training prepares you for the Azure Architect exam and certification.

Here’s What You’ll Get

Live Training Days

Lab Assignments

Azure Sandbox

Practice Exam

Exam Voucher

Day Lab Access

Training Details

This training will get you fully up to speed with designing end-to-end solution architectures for the Microsoft Azure cloud environment. 

You will learn how to design a Governance Solution, a Compute Solution, and a Non-relational Data Storage Solution. In addition, I’ll teach you to design Data Storage and Integration Solutions, Application Architecture Solutions, Network Infrastructure Solutions, Migration Solutions… and much more! The training combines lectures with case studies to illustrate architect design principles.

As part of this training, you´ll receive an Azure Pass with credits to spend on your own cloud services. The pass is valid for 30 days.



Name: AZ-305: Microsoft Azure Architect.

Format: Classroom.

Content: training manual, case studies, Azure cloud credit, practice exam, and an exam voucher.

Requirements: a laptop with a web browser installed. Chrome or Edge is recommended. Students must have previous experience deploying or administering Azure resources. 

Support: Live classroom support.

Associated certification: Microsoft Azure Developer.


Training Curriculum


Course Intro: Core concepts

Introducing Azure Solution Architects

Design a Governance Solution


Design for Governance

Design for Management Groups

Design for Azure Subscriptions

Design for Resource Groups

Design for Resource Tagging

Design for Azure Policy and RBAC

Design with Azure Blueprints

Case Study

Summary and Resources

Design a Compute Solution


Choose a Compute Service 

Design for Azure Virtual Machine 

Design for Azure Batch 

Design for Azure App Services 

Design for Azure Container Instances 

Design for Azure Kubernetes Service 

Design for Azure Functions 

Design for Azure Logic Apps 

Case Study

Summary and Resources

Design a Non-relational Data Storage Solution


Design for Data Storage

Design for Azure Storage Accounts

Design for Data Redundancy

Design for Azure Blob Storage

Design for Azure Files

Design an Azure Disk Solution

Design for Storage Security

Case Study

Summary and Resources

Design a Data Storage Solution for Relational Data


Design for Data Storage

Design for Azure SQL Databases

Database Scalability

Database Availability

Data at Rest, Data in Transit, and Data in Use

Design for Azure SQL Edge

Design for Azure Cosmos DB

Case Study

Summary and Resources

Design a Data Integration Solution


Design for Azure Data Factory

Design for Azure Data Lake

Design for Azure Databricks

Design for Azure Synapse Analytics 

Design for Azure Stream Analytics

The Hot/Warm/Cold Data Path

Summary and Resources

Design an Application Architecture Solution


Describe Message and Event Scenarios

Design a Messaging Solution

Design for Event Hub and Event Grid

Design for Application Optimization

Design an Application Lifecycle

Case Study

Summary and Resources

Design Authentication and Authorization Solutions


Design for Identity and Access Management

Design for Azure Active Directory

Design for Azure Active Directory B2B

Design for Azure Active Directory B2C

Design for Conditional Access

Design for Identity Protection

Design for Access Reviews 

Design Service Principals for Applications

Design for Azure Key Vault

Case Study

Summary and Resources

Design a Solution to Log and Monitor Azure Solutions


Design for Azure Monitor Data Sources

Design for Log Analytics

Design for Azure Workbooks

Design for Azure Insights

Design for Azure Data Explorer

Case Study

Summary and Resources

Design a Network Infrastructure Solution


Recommend a Network Architecture

Design for On-Prem to Azure VNets

Design for Azure Network Connectivity

Design for Azure Application Delivery 

Design for Application Protection

Case Study

Summary and Resources

Design a Business Continuity Solution


Design for Backup and Recovery

Design for Azure Backup

Design for Azure Blob Backup

Design for Azure Files Backup

Design for Azure Virtual Machine Backup

Design for Azure SQL Backup

Design for Azure Site Recovery

Case Study

Summary and Resources

Design a Migration Solution


The Cloud Adoption Framework

The Azure Migration Framework

Assess your Workloads

Compare Migration Tools

Migrate your Databases

Select an Online Storage Migration Tool

Select an Offline Storage Migration Tool

Summary and Resources

Request A Classroom Training

Feel free to request a classroom training with me by filling in this contact form. I will contact you asap to discuss your business requirements, team size and preferred location of the training to make sure your team members get what they need.

A typical classroom training can usually be scheduled within 30 days and can accommodate up to 15 people on-site or online.

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“Are you looking for an Azure teacher? You’ll find the right one in Mark! He makes difficult topics very clear and gives explanations until you totally get it. The structure and pace of his trainings are excellent. Although our classes were 100% online because of corona, Mark kept our utmost attention from early in the morning until the end of the day. And above all, after the training sessions he was more than willing to answer all of our questions”

Cindy Castricum, online student

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a classroom training?
A classroom training is a live event in which I will present the training lectures and help you complete the lab exercises. You will be sharing the classroom with your colleagues and learn together as a group.
Where is a classroom training conducted?
Depending on your needs, classroom trainings can be conducted on-site at your place of work, in a fully-equipped classroom at a training agency, or online in a multi-day Microsoft Teams or Zoom session.
Who should attend a classroom training?
A classroom training is ideal for tech professionals who can commit to full days of learning and want to learn together as a group.
How am I supported in a classroom training?
I will continuously support you live, because we’ll both be in the same physical or virtual classroom together.
What is a Microsoft training?
A Microsoft training is an official classroom training course from the Microsoft training catalog that will teach you essential tech skills and prepare you for a certification exam.
What's included in a Microsoft training?
You will receive online course content, access to an Azure sandbox environment, lab exercises, a practice exam and an exam voucher.
How long do I have access to a Microsoft training?
You have unlimited access to the training content, 180 days access to the lab environment and 30 days of access to the practice exam. The exam voucher is valid for a year.
How can my team and I attend a Microsoft training?
Please provide your requirements in the form on the training pages and I will contact you as soon as possible to plan and set up your training.
What is an online training?
In an online training you can study the training lectures and work on the lab assignments in your own time and at your own pace. You can spend as many or as little hours per week as you want on the training. This training format is ideal for tech professionals who have irregular work hours and cannot commit to a classroom training.
What's included in an online training?
You will receive prerecorded online video lectures, text lectures, multiple-choice quizzes and homework exercises.
How am I supported in an online training?
You are supported through email, and you can also book a 30-minute video support call with me if you want. I will help you with the training lectures and lab exercises and get you ready for your certification exams.
Who should attend an online training?
An online training is ideal for tech professionals who want to set their own learning pace and prefer to work independently with a bit of guidance and support throughout the training.
Are you a certified trainer?
Yes. I started classroom training in 1997 and obtained my Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) credential in 2005. I currently have more than 25 years of training experience.
What is the maximum size for a classroom training?
It depends on the size of the classroom, the team and the complexity of the subject. But typically, groups of up to 15 students work best. If you have a larger group, it's best to split them over multiple training sessions.
Can you provide training in a non-English language?
Yes, I am fluent in English, Dutch and German thanks to a multilingual upbringing by my international family. I can provide any training in all three languages.
Will you travel to my country to provide a classroom training?
Yes. I am based in Amsterdam and often travel abroad to provide classroom training in other countries. I love meeting my students on-site, no matter where they live.