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Exam Ref 70-535 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions, First Edition

Book Description

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-535-and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of architecting complete cloud solutions on the Microsoft Azure platform. Designed for architects and other cloud professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level.

Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives:


  • Design compute infrastructure
  • Design data implementation
  • Design networking implementation
  • Design security and identity solutions
  • Design solutions by using platform services
  • Design for operations


This Microsoft Exam Ref:


  • Organizes its coverage by exam skills
  • Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you
  • Includes DevOps and hybrid technologies and scenarios
  • Assumes you have experience building infrastructure and applications on the Microsoft Azure platform, and understand the services it offers

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication Page
  5. Contents at a glance
  6. Contents
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. About the authors
  9. Introduction
    1. Organization of this book
    2. Microsoft certifications
    3. Microsoft Virtual Academy
    4. Quick access to online references
    5. Errata, updates, & book support
    6. Stay in touch
  10. Important: How to use this book to study for the exam
  11. Chapter 1 Design compute infrastructure
    1. Skill 1.1: Design solutions using virtual machines
    2. Skill 1.2: Design solutions for serverless computing
    3. Skill 1.3: Design microservices-based solutions
    4. Skill 1.4: Design web applications
    5. Skill 1.5: Create compute-intensive applications
    6. Thought experiment
    7. Thought experiment answers
    8. Chapter summary
  12. Chapter 2 Design data implementation
    1. Skill 2.1: Design for Azure Storage solutions
    2. Skill 2.2: Design for Azure Data Services
    3. Skill 2.3: Design for relational database storage
    4. Skill 2.4: Design for NoSQL storage
    5. Skill 2.5: Design for Cosmos DB storage
    6. Thought experiment
    7. Thought experiment answers
    8. Chapter summary
  13. Chapter 3 Design networking implementation
    1. Skill 3.1: Design Azure Virtual Networks
    2. Skill 3.2: Design external connectivity for Azure Virtual Networks
    3. Skill 3.3: Design security strategies
    4. Skill 3.4: Design connectivity for hybrid applications
    5. Thought experiment
    6. Thought experiment answers
    7. Chapter summary
  14. Chapter 4 Design security and identity solutions
    1. Skill 4.1: Design an identity solution
    2. Skill 4.2: Secure resources by using identity providers
    3. Skill 4.3: Design a data security solution
    4. Skill 4.4: Design a mechanism of governance and polices for administrating Azure resources
    5. Skill 4.5: Manage security risks by using an appropriate security solution
    6. Thought experiment
    7. Thought experiment answers
    8. Chapter summary
  15. Chapter 5 Design solutions by using platform services
    1. Skill 5.1: Design for artificial intelligence services
    2. Skill 5.2: Design for IoT
    3. Skill 5.3: Design messaging solution architectures
    4. Skill 5.4: Design for media service solutions
    5. Thought experiment
    6. Thought experiment answers
    7. Chapter summary
  16. Chapter 6 Design for operations
    1. Skill 6.1: Design an application monitoring and alerting strategy
    2. Skill 6.2 Design a platform monitoring and alerting strategy
    3. Skill 6.3 Design an operations automation strategy
    4. Thought experiment
    5. Thought experiment answers
    6. Chapter summary
  17. Index
  18. Code Snippets