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Exams as conducted by Pearson VUE testing centers.

Azure Certification

Exam 70-532 - Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/exam-70-532.aspx

  • Create and Manage Azure Resource Manager Virtual Machines (20-25%)
  • Design and Implement a Storage and Data Strategy (25-30%)
  • Manage Identity, Application, and Network Services (10-15%)
  • Design and Implement Azure Compute, Web, and Mobile Services (35-40%)

  • Compare the services available in the Azure platform
  • Configure and deploy ASP.NET web applications
  • Creating Azure WebSites from the gallery
  • Deploying and monitoring Azure WebSites
  • Creating and configuring Azure Virtual Machines
  • Describe the relationship between Cloud Services and Virtual Machines
  • Deploy existing Cloud Service packages
  • Create and manage a Storage account
  • Manage blobs and containers in a Storage account
  • Create, configure and connect to a SQL Databases instance
  • Identify the implications of importing a SQL Standalone database
  • Manage users, groups and subscriptions in an Azure Active Directory instance
  • Create a virtual network
  • Implement a point to site network

Resources:

Design and Implement Web Apps for Azure Solutions (70-532) 5h 31m video from Pluralsight Aug 30, 2016 by Tim Warner

$165

Exam 70-533 - Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

This is based on ASM vs. new ARM.

• Implement a website • Implement virtual machines • Implement cloud services • Implement storage • Implement an Azure Active Directory • Implement virtual networks

By Tim Warner:

Exam 70-534 - Architecting Azure Solutions

• Design Azure infrastructure and networking • Secure resources • Design an application storage and data access strategy • Design an advanced application • Design websites • Design a management, monitoring, and business continuity strategy

Resources:

Exam 70-535 - Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

ARM templates.

Exam 70-538 - Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack

Coming soon (in beta). $165

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/exam-70-537.aspx

  • Deploying and Integrating an Azure Stack Environment (20-25%)
  • Configuring PaaS and IaaS for an Azure Stack Environment (25-30%)
  • Providing Services to and Enabling DevOps for Azure Stack Tenants (25-30%)
  • Maintaining and Monitoring an Azure Stack Environment (20-25%)

Linux Azure

The Nadella Era in Microsoft

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/skills/

Deal: buy an Azure exam voucher for $99 and get a free Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) exam voucher too.

https://training.linuxfoundation.org/certification/lfcs

BLAH: Dead link at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/azure-skills-training.aspx

More on DevOps

This is one of a series on DevOps:

  1. DevOps_2.0
  2. ci-cd (Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery)
  3. User Stories for DevOps

  4. Git and GitHub vs File Archival
  5. Git Commands and Statuses
  6. Git Commit, Tag, Push
  7. Git Utilities
  8. Data Security GitHub
  9. GitHub API
  10. TFS vs. GitHub

  11. Choices for DevOps Technologies
  12. Java DevOps Workflow
  13. AWS DevOps (CodeCommit, CodePipeline, CodeDeploy)
  14. AWS server deployment options

  15. Cloud regions
  16. AWS Virtual Private Cloud
  17. Azure Cloud Onramp
  18. Azure Cloud
  19. Azure Cloud Powershell
  20. Bash Windows using Microsoft’s WSL (Windows Subystem for Linux)

  21. Digital Ocean
  22. Cloud Foundry

  23. Packer automation to build Vagrant images
  24. Terraform multi-cloud provisioning automation

  25. Powershell Ecosystem
  26. Powershell on MacOS
  27. Powershell Desired System Configuration

  28. Jenkins Server Setup
  29. Jenkins Plug-ins
  30. Jenkins Freestyle jobs
  31. Jenkins2 Pipeline jobs using Groovy code in Jenkinsfile

  32. Dockerize apps
  33. Docker Setup
  34. Docker Build

  35. Maven on MacOSX

  36. Ansible

  37. MySQL Setup

  38. SonarQube static code scan

  39. API Management Microsoft
  40. API Management Amazon

  41. Scenarios for load