Course Description

Learn how to design infrastructure solutions in Azure. Course topics cover governance, compute, application architecture, storage, data integration, authentication and identity, networks, high availability, business continuity, and migrations. The course combines lectures with case studies to demonstrate basic architecture design principles.

Student must have prior knowledge in IT operations, including networking, virtualization, identity, security, business continuity, disaster recovery, data platforms, and governance.

This course covers the objectives for Microsoft Exam AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

University of Calgary is Microsoft Education Global Training Partner.

Course Details

Learning Outcomes

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Design a governance solution.
  • Design a compute solution.
  • Design a data storage solution.
  • Design a data integration solution.
  • Design an app architecture solution.
  • Design authentication, authorization, and identity solutions.
  • Design monitoring solutions.
  • Design a networking solution.
  • Design backup and disaster recovery solutions.
  • Design migration solutions.


  • Design for governance
  • Design a compute solution
  • Design a data storage solution for non-relational data
  • Design a data storage solution for relational data
  • Design data integration
  • Design an application architecture
  • Design authentication and authorization solutions
  • Design a solution to log and monitor Azure resources
  • Design network solutions
  • Design a solution for backup and disaster recovery
  • Design migrations


No mandatory pre-requisite. 

Self-assessment for enrolment: 

A minimum of 12 months relevant working experience and knowledge in: 

  • Deployment of Azure workloads 
  • Azure Active Directory 
  • Azure compute technologies such as VMs, containers and serverless solutions 
  • Azure virtual networking to include load balancers 
  • Azure storage technologies (unstructured and databases) 


Recommended prerequisites: 

  • Microsoft Azure Administrator 

Applies Towards the Following Program(s)

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Online Synchronous
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6:00PM to 9:00PM
May 27, 2025 to Jun 26, 2025
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $979.00
Reading List / Textbook
No Textbook required. 
Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

Students will require access to a computer with the required software, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors).

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system, and Zoom web conferencing software. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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