Where the Azure Administrator is seen as a spider in the web of Microsoft cloud services is the Azure Architect playing the role of a generalist. They hold the umbrella of Azure Administration, Azure Development and Devops processes. Therefore they need to have advanced experience and knowledge of IT operations, including networking, virtualization, identity, security, business continuity, disaster recovery, data platforms, and governance. And a professional in this role should manage how decisions in each area affect an overall solution. Every organisation with some cloud ambitions should have at least one of these Architects in their teams.
To become an Azure Architect Expert you have to have a prerequisite certification as an Azure Administrator. This will help to create the broad view an architect is expected to have. Then the preparation for the Azure Architect exam will require some training.
Course M-AZ305, Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions will help with this preparation in 4 days of classroom training.
Some prep will be needed before taking the AZ-305 exam.
As soon as the AZ-305 exam has successfully been taken, a new Azure Architect Expert is born.
In the role of Architect you will be asked to help in making decisions regarding:
- Design identity, governance, and monitoring solutions
- Design data storage solutions
- Design business continuity solutions
- Design infrastructure solutions