Now that you have completed this course, what should you do next? Discover the other training options for this exam, as well as the other components of the Azure Solutions Architect certification.
- Congratulations, and thank you for completing this series of exam tips for the AZ-300 portion of the Solution Architect certification. I wouldn't expect anyone to be able to complete only this series and then be able to pass the exam. There's plenty of other resources available for the continued learning and preparing for the exam. For example, other courses on LinkedIn Learning as well as the Solution Architect learning path on Microsoft Learn. You should also go through and practice each objective as if they were labs. The Solution Architect exam contains performance-based testing, which means you should be presented with a connection to the Azure portal and then you'll be given a series of tasks that have to be completed using the tool of your choice, whether it's the Azure portal, the Azure CLI or Powershell. So you need to know more than just the theory and the background of each service, but how to configure them as well. Finally, set yourself a deadline by scheduling the exam. It's always easy to push back studying a certain component that you aren't interested in or that seems more difficult. But if you schedule the exam, and set a target for yourself, you're much more likely to be successful. Lets take a look at the scheduling process. So this is the exam page for AZ-300 and on the exam page, under Schedule exam there is a button for scheduling the exam. You can pick a few different languages during the scheduling process, depending on whether you want to take it in English, Japanese, Chinese or Korean. If we click on Schedule exam, we'll then be presented with different options for scheduling. So there's four different options for scheduling the exam once you go through the scheduling process. First, you can select to take the exam at a local test center. This would be a Pearson VUE testing center, where you go in, it's a clean environment, you can't take in any notes or electronics. Then you take the exam. The second option would be at your home or your office, where you can use your own device. You have to kind of provide a clean room, they'll use the webcam or the camera on your phone to kind of simulate the same environment, make sure your desk is clean, you don't have any notes nearby. And you can take the exam in a more convenient location. You can also use a Certiport testing center, which would be similar to a Pearson Vue testing center. Or if you're using something like an Azure Discovery Day, or one of the Microsoft events, they might give you a private access code where you can take it at an event. My personal recommendation is to take the exam at a local testing center. Then you don't have to worry about having a clean environment, clearing off your desk, anything like that. You go, put all your stuff in a locker, and then take the exam in a nice, clean environment. So these are the options, again I certainly recommend scheduling the exam and setting yourself a deadline. And good luck on the exam.
- Deploy and configure infrastructure
- Implement workloads for security
- Implement Multi-Factor Authentication
- Create and deploy apps
- Create and deploy container-based apps
- Implement authentication and secure data
- Develop for the cloud
- Develop Azure storage solutions
- Develop for autoscaling