This learning path directs you to a number of resources to help prepare for taking the Microsoft Azure Architect Design (AZ-301) exam. It introduces skills required through a series of virtual instructor-led trainings (VILT) that are between 1-2 hours long each. For each item, you will need to register at the link provided to be able to watch these VILTs (recorded webinars) on-demand. To earn the Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification, you must pass AZ-301, along with AZ-300. This course will cover how to determine workload requirements, design for identity and security, design a data platform solution, design a business continuity strategy, design for deployment, migration, and integration, and design an infrastructure strategy. There is also available a MOOC — massive open online course. PLEASE NOTE: This course on oxa.microsoft.com only allows for registration using your MSA email account. The MSA account is the personal email account you use to sign in to Microsoft services like Hotmail, Skype or Xbox. Please follow these steps to access this course: 1. On a separate tab in your browser, go to OXA (https://oxa.microsoft.com) and click the “sign in” button to register with your MSA account. 2. On this learning path page, click the course you want to access. 3. You will then be taken to the OXA “about” page for that course, where you can click the “enroll” button. 4. Once you are enrolled, you will see the course in your OXA dashboard and you can then view and consume the course.
***IMPORTANT: Items marked as “[MOOC]” below will be retired on 31-December-2019 and will no longer be available in any form after that date. At that time, they will also be removed from this learning path. Please utilize the other resources in this learning path to prepare for the exam.