As you might already know, a new AZ-305 exam for Azure Architects has been officially released a few days ago!!!
I would like to take this opportunity and help all my students and followers with preparation for this important exam.
My plan is to create a blog post series that cover official and community learning materials in addition to the Microsoft Learn, self-paced learning modules.
Table of content (blog series)
- *** Design Identity, Governance, and Monitoring Solutions ***
- Part 1: Design a Governance solution
- Part 2: Design Authentication and Authorization Solutions
- Part 3: Design a solution to log and monitor Azure resources
- *** Design Infrastructure Solutions ***
- Part 4: Design a compute solution
- Part 5: Design an application architecture solution
- Part 6: Design a network infrastructure solution
- Part 7: Design a migration solution
- *** Design Data Storage Solutions ****
- Part 8: Design a non-relational data storage solution
- Part 9: Design a data storage solution for relational data
- Part 10: Design a data integration solution
- *** Design Business Continuity Solutions ***
- Part 11: Design a solution for Business Continuity, backup and disaster recovery
- Part 12: Design for high availability
A list of helpful reference materials that will complement your four Microsoft Learn AZ-305: XXX learning paths on the official learning site are screenshotted below for your references 🙂
What is the Cloud Governance ?
The Cloud Governance is a framework that guides how end users make use of cloud services by defining and creating policies to control costs, minimize security risks, improve efficiency and accelerate deployment. It’s imperative to have good cloud governance because it’s a foundational element to your cloud practice that provides the ability to scale and be successful.
In short, the governance in Azure is one aspect of Azure Management. This includes the tasks and processes required to maintain your business applications and the resources that support them. Azure has many services and tools that work together to provide complete management.
What you can do with Azure Governance?
- Enforce and audit your policies for any Azure service
- Create compliant environments using Azure Blueprints, including resources, policies, and role-access controls
- Ensure that you’re compliant with external regulations by using built-in compliance controls
- Monitor spend and encourage accountability across your entire organization
The references below are taken from official Microsoft docs and focused on designing Azure governance solutions.
Part 1: Design a governance solution
The references below are taken from official Microsoft docs and focused on designing Governance solutions in Azure. You could also find it helpful to check the Microsoft docs and learning paths with [Tutorials] below 🙂
This collection of links is gathered with a focus on the exam objectives of the AZ-305 certification exam.
How to protect your resource hierarchy
Cloud governance guides
What are Azure management groups
Azure subscription and service limits, quotas, and constraints
What is Azure Resource Manager
Lock resources to prevent unexpected changes
Use tags to organize your Azure resources and management hierarchy
What is Azure Policy?
Azure Policy built-in policy definitions
Azure Policy built-in initiative definitions
What is Azure role-based access control (Azure RBAC)?
Organize and manage multiple Azure subscriptions
Recommended policies for Azure services
What are Azure management groups?
[Tutorial] Describe core Azure architectural components
[Tutorial] Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure
Governance in the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure
Define your tagging strategy
Thank you for visiting the AZ-305 Study Guide and checking the Part 1 – Design a Governance solution.
The next one will be Part 2: Design Authentication and Authorization Solutions.