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Microsoft - Transition Exam: Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert



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27.3.2023 (Monday)


Gain the skills necessary to earn Microsoft's Azure Solutions Architect Expert Certification on this accelerated transition course.

This course is only for you if you have already passed exam 70-535: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions. If you have not passed this exam, you should explore the full Azure Solutions Architect Expert Certification track

On this course, you will build on your Azure Solutions skillset, learning the full capabilities required to be an Azure Solutions Architect. Your expert Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) will immerse you in the curriculum with Firebrand's unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, helping you to build and retain information faster. You'll also have 24/7 lab access at the training centre, so you can test your skills and make the most of your stay.

You'll learn how to:

  • Determine Workload Requirements
  • Design for Identity and Security
  • Design a Business Continuity Strategy
  • Implement Workloads and Security
  • Implement Authentication and Secure Data
  • Develop for the Cloud

You'll benefit from the latest Microsoft Official Curriculum and Official practice papers, as Firebrand is a Microsoft Learning Partner.

You'll also be prepared for exam AZ-302: - currently in beta. You'll sit this exam at the Firebrand Training Centre during the course, covered by your Certification Guarantee.

If you're an Azure Solutions Architect who manages cloud services that span across a variety of cloud capabilities and have passed 70-535, this course is ideal for you.

Four reasons why you should sit your Azure Solutions Architect Expert course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be Azure Solutions Architect Expert trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 3-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your Azure Solutions Architect Expert course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass Azure Solutions Architect Expert first time or train again for free. Your expert instructor will deliver our unique accelerated learning methods, allowing you to learn faster and be in the best possible position to pass first time. In the unlikely event that you don't, it's covered by your Certification Guarantee
  4. Study Azure Solutions Architect Expert with an award-winning training provider. We've won the Learning and Performance Institute's "Training Company of the Year" three times. Firebrand is your fastest way to learn, with 134561 students saving more than one million hours since 2001


Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified fast. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams**, accommodation* and meals*. No hidden extras.
  4. Pass first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified over 100,000 professionals
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts


Determine Workload Requirements

Determine Feasibility and Refine Requirements - Recommend changes during project execution (ongoing); create proof of concept (PoC); determine whether a pilot is needed; evaluate products and services to align with solution; create testing scenarios; refine user stories

Optimise Consumption Strategy - Optimise app service, compute, identity, network, and storage costs

Design for Identity and Security

Design Authorisation - Choose an authorisation approach; define access permissions and privileges; design secure delegated access (e.g., oAuth, OpenID, etc.); recommend when and how to use API Keys

Design a Business Continuity Strategy

Design a Site Recovery Strategy - Design a recovery solution; design a site recovery replication policy; design for site recovery capacity and for storage replication; design site failover and failback (planned/unplanned); design the site recovery network; recommend recovery objectives (e.g., Azure, on-prem, hybrid, Recovery Time Objective (RTO), Recovery Level Objective (RLO), Recovery Point Objective (RPO)); identify resources that require site recovery; identify supported and unsupported workloads; recommend a geographical distribution strategy

Design for High Availability - Design for application redundancy, autoscaling, data center and fault domain redundancy, and network redundancy; identify resources that require high availability; identify storage types for high availability

Implement Workloads and Security

Configure serverless computing - Create and manage objects; manage a Logic App resource; manage Azure Function app settings; manage Event Grid; manage Service Bus

Implement Authentication and Secure Data

Implement secure data solutions - Encrypt and decrypt data at rest; encrypt data with Always Encrypted; implement Azure Confidential Compute and SSL/TLS communications; manage cryptographic keys in the Azure Key Vault

Develop for the Cloud

Develop long-running tasks - Implement large-scale, parallel, and high-performance apps by using batches; implement resilient apps by using queues; implement code to address application events by using web hooks; address continuous processing tasks by using web jobs

Configure a message-based integration architecture - Configure an app or service to send emails, Event Grid, and the Azure Relay Service; create and configure a Notification Hub, an Event Hub, and a Service Bus; configure queries across multiple products; configure an app or service with Microsoft Graph

Develop for asynchronous processing - Implement parallelism, multithreading, processing, durable functions, Azure logic apps, interfaces with storage, interfaces to data access, and appropriate asynchronous compute models

Develop for autoscaling - Implement autoscaling rules and patterns (schedule, operational/system metrics, code that addresses singleton application instances, and code that addresses transient state

Implement distributed transactions - Identify tools to implement distributed transactions (e.g., ADO.NET, elastic transactions, multi-database transactions); manage transaction scope; manage transactions across multiple databases and servers

Develop advanced cloud workloads - Develop solutions by using intelligent algorithms that identify items from images and videos; develop solutions by using intelligent algorithms related to speech, natural language processing, Bing Search, and recommendations and decision making; create and integrate bots; integrate machine learning solutions in an app; create and implement IoT solutions


Exam Track

On this course, you'll take the following exam at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

Exam AZ-302: Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Certification Transition - currently in Beta

  • Determine Workload Requirements (15-20%)
  • Design for Identity and Security (5-10%)
  • Design a Business Continuity Strategy (15-20%)
  • Implement Workloads and Security (5-10%)
  • Implement Authentication and Secure Data (5-10%)
  • Develop for the Cloud (45-50%)

What's Included

Microsoft Official Practice Tests

  • Microsoft Official Practice Test for exam AZ-302

Microsoft Exams:

  • AZ-302: Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Certification Transition - currently in beta

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Accommodation is included from the night before the course starts. This doesn't apply for online courses.
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free as many times as it takes, unlimited for 1 year. Just pay for accommodation, exams, and incidental costs.


This course is only intended for those that have taken and passed exam 70-535: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions.

You should have advanced experience and knowledge across IT Operations including:

  • Networking
  • Virtualisation
  • Identity, Security, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • Data Management
  • Budgeting
  • Governance

You should also be capable in Azure administration, Azure development and DevOps, with expert-level skills in at least one of those domains.

If you have not taken this exam, you should consider taking the full Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification track.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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