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Real Exam Format and Information

  • Exam Name Exam AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design
  • Exam Type Multiple Choice Examination
  • Exam Duration 150 Minutes
  • Number of Questions 40 - 60
  • Exam Fee $165
  • Eligibility/Pre-requisite None

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3 Full-length Mock Exams (165 unique Microsoft Azure AZ-304 Certification Exam practice questions)

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7 hours 36 minutes of Training Videos for all the certification exam objectives. Our easy-to-understand explanation, even for the difficult concepts, will amaze you and blow your mind.

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65 Scenario-based lab exercise videos recommended for AZ-304 Exam

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1. What is inside this course?

In the AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design training course, you can find more than 7 hours 36 minutes of training videos covering all the exam objectives. The course also contains 38 scenario-based lab exercise videos for the AZ-304 exam preparation. Aspiring candidates could also find 3 full-length mock exams with 165 practice questions in total. You can also try out the AZ-304 Free Test containing 15 practice questions. The free practice test would help you identify and validate the effectiveness of the actual practice tests. 

2. Is there any recommended prerequisite for the Microsoft Azure AZ-304 certification exam?

No, there is no prerequisite for the Microsoft Azure certification exam AZ-303. Exam AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design is the primary step to become a Microsoft Azure Architect Expert. Though it is recommended that the candidate should be proficient in the Azure administration. Also, the candidate should have significant experience in Azure development and DevOps processes.

3. What are the important domains covered in the Microsoft Azure AZ-304 certification exam?

The domains covered in the Microsoft Azure AZ-304 certification exam are as follows:

4. Who should take Microsoft Azure Architect Expert certification?

Solution Architects who work with stakeholders and convert business requirements into scalable, secure, and reliable solutions on the Microsoft Azure platform should go for the Microsoft Certified Azure Architect certification. It is recommended for the candidates to have advanced knowledge of IT operations, including identity, virtualization, security, business continuity, networking, data platform, disaster recovery, budgeting, and governance.

5. Can I try the free Microsoft Azure AZ-304 free test before purchasing the whole practice test?

Yes, you can try the AZ-304 Free Test before purchasing the whole practice tests. The free test is immediately delivered to interested learners online and contains 15 practice questions. We provide a free test to learners for evaluating the efficiency of our actual practice test for the AZ-304 certification exam. 

6. How does Whizlabs give a guarantee to pass the Microsoft Azure AZ-304 certification exam through the AZ-304 online training course and practice tests?

We are offering 165 practice questions and over 7 hours 36 minutes of training videos for the Microsoft Azure AZ-304 exam preparation. The AZ-304 training course is designed to help you understand the technical concepts covered in the main exam. Also, the AZ-304 practice tests provide you the real exam-like environment to practice and prepare well for the exam.

Also, we have a team of Azure experts that is always ready to clarify any queries within 24 hours. This would be sufficient to pass the Microsoft Azure AZ-304 certification with proper dedication and hard work.

7. How long does it take to prepare for the Microsoft Azure AZ-304 exam?

Being an expert-level certification exam, it’s not so easy to pass the AZ-304 exam. But if you’re well determined and dedicated, you will need 10-15 hours to take our Azure AZ-304 online course and 5-10 hours for the practice tests. 

So, overall get an aggregate of 15-25 hours for the exam preparation and you will be prepared for the Azure AZ-304 exam.

Note: The time period required for an exam preparation depends on many factors such as prior knowledge and experience, the difficulty level of the exam, the concentration of the candidate, and how much time one takes to grasp a new concept. So, the exam preparation duration mentioned above will vary individual to individual. 

8. Which Azure Certification should I choose?

Microsoft Azure introduced Role-based certifications in 2018 to make its certifications more role-specific. Since then there has been a number of modifications in the Azure certification list, involving the addition and deletion of certification exams as well as the addition of new roles.

Here is the complete list of Azure Certification Training Courses. 

9. What is the validity of the Microsoft Azure certification?

Once you get certified and achieve the Azure certification, it remains valid for a period of 2 years.

10. Are Whizlabs training courses enough to pass the Microsoft Azure certification exams?

To pass the Azure Azure certification exams all you need is to:

  • Go through exam content to prepare well
  • Get hands-on experience
  • Give practice tests to check your preparation level
  • The assistance of the subject matter experts to clarify your technical as well as non-technical doubts

This is all we provide in our azure certification training courses. 

Note that we include the links for whitepapers and documentation in our training videos and question explanations, and we highly recommend you to go through those links and dive deep to understand the concepts better.

11. Do you update the question bank with the latest updates?

Yes. Microsoft revises the exam syllabus based on the current trends to meet the industry standards. We have SMEs who monitor the changes into the exam syllabus and update the questions to ensure that we provide up to date preparation material to our students.

1. What are the skills measured in the AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design exam?

The AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design exam tests your following abilities:

  • Design monitoring 
  • Design identity and security 
  • Design infrastructure 
  • Design data storage 
  • Design business continuity

2. Does the AZ-304 certification exam contain any performance-based lab questions?

Yes, the AZ-304 certification exam contains many performance-based lab questions. You will be asked to go into the Microsoft Azure portal using the given login credentials and perform some tasks. Each lab may contain 8-9 tasks and you can use PowerShell, CLI, or Azure Portal to accomplish the tasks.

3. What are the important topics for the AZ-304 certification exam preparation?

All the domains and the topics under these domains are important for the AZ-303 exam preparation. Some of the important topics that you can’t miss during your AZ-304 exam preparation are monitoring tools, cost optimization, authorization and authentication, governance and compliance, security, backup and recovery, data storage and implementation.

4. What are the roles and responsibilities of an Azure Architect?

An Azure architect is responsible for designing and developing highly available, scalable, reliable, robust, and cost-effective solutions and applications on the Microsoft Azure platform. Following are the roles and responsibilities of an Azure Architect:

  • Manage Azure VM, resource utilization, and migrate resources to Azure Cloud. 
  • Configure storage accounts and manage Azure Active Directory
  • Build and verify virtual networking and connectivity
  • Design and configure serverless computing and deploy apps in AKS 
  • Implement secure data solutions and  multi-factor authentication
  • Manage role-based access, application load balancing.
  • Build and configure Azure Kubernetes Service
  • Configure and manage storage accounts and Azure active directory

5. Why is it important to understand consumption optimization for the AZ-304 exam?

AZ-304 is a solution architect exam and as an Architect, you need to learn the principal cost drivers of core Microsoft Azure technologies and how to optimize them aligning with the stakeholders’ business requirements.

6. What is the significance of managed identities for Azure resources?

Managing the credentials in your code for the authentication to cloud services, keeping the credentials secure, is a common challenge while building cloud applications. The managed identities for Azure resources in Azure AD (Azure Active Directories) is a solution to this problem. It provides Azure services with an automatically managed identity in Azure Active Directory. This identity can be used to authenticate any service that supports Azure Active Directory Authentication, including key vault, without any credential in your code.

1. Can I purchase an exam voucher from Whizlabs?

No, we do not provide an exam voucher. You will have to directly purchase it from Microsoft. The cost of the Azure AZ-304 exam is USD 165, which is different across countries.

2. How to prepare for the Azure AZ-304 exam?

Candidates need to prepare well to pass the AZ-304 exam in their first attempt. Steps you need to follow while preparing for Microsoft Azure AZ-304 Exam are:

3. Do you have any preparation guidance for the AZ-304 certification exam?

Yes. We frequently write about certification preparation guides and tips on our blog. Here’s How to Prepare for the Exam AZ-304.

4. I am a non-technical person. Can I take the Azure AZ-304 exam?

The recommended requirement to take up the Azure AZ-304 certification exam is to have a minimum of one year of experience in the field of Azure development, administration, or DevOps. Also, the candidate needs to pass AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies exam to sit in the AZ-304 exam. As you are from a non-technical background, I would recommend you start with the AZ-900: Azure Fundamental Certification exam that will help you learn the basics of Azure. Then you can gain some recommended knowledge and proceed for the AZ-303, and AZ-304 exams.

5. Will I receive the badge of Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert on passing the Azure AZ-304 exam?

Yes, you will receive the badge of Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert on passing the Azure AZ-304 exam (and AZ-303 exam prior to the AZ-304 exam). To become a Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert, you need to pass both the exams - Exam AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies and Exam AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design. After passing both the exams, you will receive the badge of a Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert.

6. What is the average salary of a Microsoft Certified Azure Architect?

According to the report by Neuvoo, the average Azure Architect average salary is $157,000 per year in the USA which may range from $112,275 to $210,125 per year as per the experience level of the candidate.

7. What is the Exam Retake Policy for the Microsoft Azure Certification exam?

  • The candidate needs to wait 24 hours before retaking the exam second time, if fails in the first attempt.
  • The candidate must wait at least 14 days before retaking the exam third time, if he/she fails in the 2nd attempt.
  • The candidate also has to wait at least 14 days before retaking the exam fourth and fifth times.
  • Candidate can take a maximum of 5 retakes in a year. (This 12-month period starts from the day of the fifth unsuccessful exam attempt.)

8. When the Azure certifications expire, do they disappear from my Microsoft transcript as well?

The Azure role-based certification gets lapse in 2 years. Your accreditation will consistently show up on the Microsoft transcript, however, it will be recorded in a different segment from the active certification.

9. Why should I go for Azure Certification?

The top reasons to go for Azure Certifications are:

  • Flexibility and development in Career.
  • High Salary Package.
  • Improves your technical skills on the Azure Cloud platform.
  • Top-paying info-Tech certifications in the world.
  • Adds a credential to your resume. 

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