Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions 70-533

Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions 70-533

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Following are some of the great resources to study the Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions 70-533 exam.

1. https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-533.aspx
2. http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/product-training/microsoft-azure
3. http://www.amazon.com/70-533-Implementing-Microsoft-Infrastructure-Solutions/dp/073569706X
4. Microsoft Learning Instructor Led Course 20533A: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (five days)
5. Azure Subscription and Service Limits, Quotas, and Constraints
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/azure-subscription-service-limits/
6. Azure Documentation Center
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/
7. Azure Free Trial
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/free-trial/

The 70-533 Exam focused on following six knowledge areas with each area covering 15-20% of the exam.

  1. Implement websites
  2. Implement virtual machines
  3. Implement cloud services
  4. Implement storage
  5. Implement an Azure Active Directory
  6. Implement virtual networks

1. Implement websites

How to Manage Websites
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/web-sites-manage/

Deploy websites
Define deployment slots; roll back deployments, configure and deploy packages, deploy web jobs, schedule web jobs

Staged Deployment on Microsoft Azure Websites
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/web-sites-staged-publishing/
Azure Websites Backups
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/web-sites-backup/
Restore a Microsoft Azure website
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/web-sites-restore/
How to Deploy an Azure Website
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/web-sites-deploy/
Use WebJobs to run background tasks in Microsoft Azure Websites
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/web-sites-create-web-jobs/

Configure websites
Configure app settings, connection strings, handlers, and virtual directories; configure certificates, custom domains, and traffic manager; configure SSL bindings and runtime configurations; manage websites by using Windows PowerShell and Xplat-CLI

How to Configure Websites
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/web-sites-configure/
Custom configuration and application settings in Azure Web Sites – with Stefan Schackow
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/videos/configuration-and-app-settings-of-azure-web-sites/
Windows Azure Webs Sites: How Application Strings and Connection Strings Work
http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2013/07/17/windows-azure-web-sites-how-application-strings-and-connection-strings-work/
Configuring a custom domain name for an Azure Website
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/web-sites-custom-domain-name/
Enable HTTPS for an Azure Website
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/web-sites-configure-ssl-certificate/
Using Azure Traffic Manager with Azure Web Sites
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/waws/archive/2014/03/18/using-windows-azure-traffic-manager-with-waws.aspx
Managing Windows Azure Web Sites with PowerShell
http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Windows-Azure-Web-Sites-Tutorials/Managing-Windows-Azure-Web-Sites-with-PowerShell
Install and Configure the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/xplat-cli/

Configure diagnostics, monitoring, and analytics
Retrieve diagnostics data; view streaming logs; configure endpoint monitoring, alerts, and diagnostics; monitor website resources

How to Monitor Websites
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/web-sites-monitor/
How to: Receive Alert Notifications and Manage Alert Rules in Azure
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/azure/dn306638.aspx

Configure scale and resilience
Configure auto-scale using built-in and custom schedules; configure by metric; change the size of an instance

How to Scale Websites
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/web-sites-scale/
When to Scale Azure Websites – with Stefan Schackow
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/videos/azure-web-sites-free-vs-standard-scaling/
Auto Scaling Azure Websites, CPU or Scheduled – with Stefan Schackow
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/videos/auto-scaling-azure-web-sites/
How Azure Websites Scale – with Stefan Schackow
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/videos/how-azure-web-sites-scale/

Manage hosting plans
Create hosting plans; migrate websites between hosting plans; create a website within a hosting plan

What is a Web Hosting Plan?
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/web-sites-web-hosting-plan-overview/
Azure Websites Web Hosting Plan In-Depth Overview
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/azure-web-sites-web-hosting-plans-in-depth-overview/

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2. Implement virtual machines

Azure Virtual Machines FAQ
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn683781.aspx

Deploy workloads on Azure virtual machines (VMs)
Identify supported Microsoft workloads; deploy and connect to a Linux VM; create VMs

Microsoft Azure Documentation – Virtual Machines
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/services/virtual-machines/
Microsoft server software support for Microsoft Azure virtual machines
http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2721672
Create a Virtual Machine Running Windows
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/virtual-machines-windows-tutorial/
Create a Virtual Machine Running Linux
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/virtual-machines-linux-tutorial/
Azure Service Management Cmdlets – Deploying and Managing Virtual Machines
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn495240.aspx#sectionSection3

Implement images and disks
Create specialized and generalized images for Windows and Linux; copy images between storage accounts and subscriptions; upload VHDs

Creating and Uploading a Virtual Hard Disk that Contains the Linux Operating System
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/virtual-machines-linux-create-upload-vhd/
Creating and Uploading a Windows Server VHD to Azure
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/virtual-machines-create-upload-vhd-windows-server/
About Disks and Images in Azure
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/azure/jj672979.aspx
AzCopy – Using Cross Account Copy Blob
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazurestorage/archive/2013/04/01/azcopy-using-cross-account-copy-blob.aspx

Perform configuration management
Automate configuration management by using PowerShell Desired State Configuration and custom script extensions; enable puppet and chef extensions

Introducing the Azure PowerShell DCS (Desired State Configuration) extension
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2014/08/07/introducing-the-azure-powershell-dsc-desired-state-configuration-extension.aspx
Automating VM Configuration using PowerShell DSC Extension
http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/08/08/automating-vm-configuration-using-powershell-dsc-extension/
Automating VM Customization tasks using Custom Script Extension
http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/04/24/automating-vm-customization-tasks-using-custom-script-extension/
Puppet and Azure: Bringing DevOps to the Enterprise
http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2014/2-658
Puppetlabs: Microsoft Windows and Azure
http://puppetlabs.com/solutions/microsoft
Chef and Microsoft Windows
http://www.getchef.com/solutions/windows/
Using Chef to Manage Azure Resources
http://msopentech.com/blog/2014/03/31/using-chef-to-manage-azure-resources/

Configure VM networking
Settings include reserved IP addresses, access control list (ACL), internal name resolution, DNS at the cloud service level, load balancing endpoints, HTTP and TCP health probes, public IPs, firewall rules, direct server return, and Keep Alive

Azure Virtual Network Overview
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/azure/jj156007.aspx
Azure Virtual Network Configuration Tasks
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/jj156206.aspx
How to Set Up Endpoints to a Virtual Machine
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/virtual-machines-set-up-endpoints/
About Network Access Control Lists (ACLs)
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/azure/dn376541.aspx
Configure a Static Internal IP Address (DIP) for a VM
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn630228.aspx
Microsoft Azure – Name Resoulution (DNS)
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/jj156088.aspx
Azure Load Balancer
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn655058.aspx
Raj’s Cloud Musings – Setting up DMZ in Windows Azure
http://www.rajinders.com/2013/06/11/setting-up-dmz-in-windows-azure/
New: Configurable Idle Timeout for Azure Load Balancer
http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/08/14/new-configurable-idle-timeout-for-azure-load-balancer/

Configure VM resiliency
Scale up and scale down VM sizes; auto-scale; configure availability sets

How to Scale an Application
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/cloud-services-how-to-scale/
Azure Auto-Scale for IaaS
http://windowsitpro.com/azure/azure-auto-scale-iaas
Manage the availability of virtual machines
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/virtual-machines-manage-availability/

Design and implement VM storage
Configure disk caching; plan storage capacity; configure operating system disk redundancy; configure shared storage using Azure File service; configure geo-replication; encrypt disks

About Virtual Machine Disks in Azure
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/azure/dn790303.aspx
Setting up a File Share for the new Azure File Service
http://blogs.technet.com/b/uspartner_ts2team/archive/2014/06/09/setting-up-a-file-share-for-the-new-azure-file-service.aspx
Introducing Microsoft Azure File Service
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazurestorage/archive/2014/05/12/introducing-microsoft-azure-file-service.aspx
Azure Virtual Machine Disk Encryption using CloudLink
http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/08/19/azure-virtual-machine-disk-encryption-using-cloudlink/
Disk Encryption in Azure VMs
http://clemmblog.azurewebsites.net/disk-encryption-azure-vms/

Monitor VMs
Configure endpoint monitoring, alerts, and diagnostics

How to Set Up Endpoints to a Virtual Machine
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/virtual-machines-set-up-endpoints/
Create and Use Performance Counters in an Azure Application
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/azure/hh411542.aspx
Understanding Monitoring Alerts and Notifications in Azure
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn306639.aspx

3. Implement cloud services

Microsoft Azure Documentation – Cloud Services
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/services/cloud-services/
MSDN: Microsoft Azure Documentation – Cloud Services
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/jj155995.aspx

Configure cloud services and roles
Configure instance count and size, operating system version and family, upgrade and fault domains, ACLs, reserved IPs, and network access rules; configure local storage; configure dedicated and co-located caching, local and cloud configurations, and local disks; configure multiple websites; configure custom domains

Virtual Machine and Cloud Service Sizes for Azure
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn197896.aspx
About Network Access Control Lists (ACLs)
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/azure/dn376541.aspx
How to: Use an Azure In-Role Caching in Azure Cloud Service
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/jj131262.aspx
Set Up a Cloud Service for Azure
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/hh124108.aspx
Configure Local Storage Resources
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/ee758708.aspx
Configure a Web Role for Multiple Web Sites
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/gg433110.aspx

Deploy and manage cloud services
Upgrade a deployment; VIP swap a deployment; package a deployment; modify configuration files; perform in-place updates; perform runtime configuration changes using the portal; scale a cloud service; create service bus namespaces and choose a tier; apply scalability targets

Cloud Services – Manage Deployments in Azure
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/gg433027.aspx
Manage Upgrades to the Azure Guest Operating System (Guest OS)
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/ff729422.aspx
How to Manage Cloud Services
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/cloud-services-how-to-manage/
How to Scale an Application
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/cloud-services-how-to-scale/
Microsoft Azure – Service Bus Documentation
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/services/service-bus/

Monitor cloud services
Monitor service bus queues, topics, relays, and notification hubs; configure diagnostics

Collect Logging Data by Using Azure Diagnostics
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/gg433048.aspx
Monitoring an Azure Application
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/hh694039.aspx
Troubleshooting and Debugging in Azure Cloud Services
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/gg465380.aspx
Service Bus Queues, Topics, and Subscriptions
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/azure/hh367516.aspx

4. Implement storage

Implement blobs and Azure files
Read data; change data; set metadata on a container; use encryption (SSL); perform an async blob copy; configure a Content Delivery Network (CDN); implement storage for backup and disaster recovery; configure Azure Backup; define blob hierarchies; configure custom domains; configure the Import and Export Service

Microsoft Azure Documentation – Storage
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/services/storage/
How to Create a Storage Account
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/storage-create-storage-account/
Configure a custom domain name for blob data in an Azure storage account
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/storage-custom-domain-name/
Using the Microsoft Azure Import/Export Service to Transfer Data to Blob Storage
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/storage-import-export-service/
Migrate Data to Microsoft Azure Files
http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/07/24/migrating-data-to-microsoft-azure-files/
Microsoft Azure Documentation – Backup
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/services/backup/

Manage access
Create and manage shared access signatures; use stored access policies; regenerate keys

How To Manage Storage Accounts
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/storage-manage-storage-account/
Authentication for the Azure Storage Services
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dd179428.aspx
Configure diagnostics, monitoring, and analytics

Configure retention policies and logging levels; analyze logs
How to Monitor a Storage Account
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/storage-monitor-storage-account/

Implement SQL databases
Choose the appropriate database tier and performance level; configure point in time recovery and geo-replication; import and export data and schema; design a scaling strategy

Microsoft Azure Documentation – SQL Database
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/services/sql-database/
Choosing between SQL Server in Windows Azure VM & Windows Azure SQL Database
http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2013/02/14/choosing-between-sql-server-in-windows-azure-vm-windows-azure-sql-database/
Azure SQL Database Service Tiers (Editions)
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/azure/fea26432-7462-48a0-b58d-a6e3e36da165
Active Geo-Replication for Azure SQL Database
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn741339.aspx
Azure SQL Database Standard Geo-Replication
http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/09/03/azure-sql-database-standard-geo-replication/
Standard Geo-Replication for Azure SQL Database
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn758204.aspx
Azure SQL Database Performance and Scaling
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn741338.aspx
Windows Azure SQL Database
http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/windows-azure-sql-database

Implement recovery services
Create a backup vault; deploy a backup agent; back up and restore data

Microsoft Azure Documentation – Backup
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/services/backup/
Microsoft Azure Documentation – Site Recovery
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/site-recovery/
Azure Backup Overview
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/hh831419.aspx
Configure Azure Backup to quickly and easily back-up Windows Server
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/backup-configure-vault/
Use backup vaults to protect items
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn168843.aspx

5. Implement an Azure Active Directory

Microsoft Azure Documentation – Azure Active Directory
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/services/active-directory/

Integrate an Azure AD with existing directories
Implement DirSync, O365 integration, and single sign-on with on-premises Windows Server 2012 R2; add custom domains; monitor Azure AD

Azure Active Directory – Directory integration
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/jj573653.aspx
Directory Sync with Single Sign-On Scenario
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn441213.aspx
Azure Active Directory – Add your domain
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh969247.aspx
About Office 365 and Azure Active Directory
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn509517.aspx

Configure the Application Access Panel
Configure single sign-on with SaaS applications using federation and password based; add users and groups to applications; revoke access to SaaS applications; configure access; federation with Facebook and Google ID

MSDN: Microsoft Azure Active Directory Application Access
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn308590.aspx
Azure AD – Introduction to the Access Panel
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn308586.aspx
Application access enhancements for Azure AD
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn308588.aspx
Azure AD – User Management
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/hh967609.aspx
Azure AD – Group Management
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn532279.aspx
Access Control Service 2.0
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/azure/hh147631.aspx

Integrate an app with Azure AD
Web apps (WS-federation); desktop apps (OAuth); graph API

Authentication Scenarios for Azure AD
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn499820.aspx
Azure Active Directory Authentication Protocols
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn151124.aspx
Azure AD Graph API
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/hh974476.aspx

6. Implement virtual networks

Configure a virtual network
Deploy a VM into a virtual network; deploy a cloud service into a virtual network; configure static IPs; configure internal load balancing; design subnets

Microsoft Azure Documentation – Virtual Network
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/services/virtual-network/
Connection Web or Worker Roles to a Simple Virtual Network in Windows Azure
http://michaelwasham.com/2012/08/06/connecting-web-or-worker-roles-to-a-simple-virtual-network-in-windows-azure/
About Virtual Network Settings in the Management Portal
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/jj156074.aspx
Microsoft Azure Network Services – IP Addressing
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn376542.aspx
Microsoft Azure Network Services – Azure Load Balancer
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn655058.aspx
Microsoft Azure Network Services – Internal load balancing
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn690121.aspx
Create a Virtual Network in Azure
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/create-virtual-network/

Modify a network configuration
Modify a subnet; import and export a network configuration

View and Edit Virtual Network Properties
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/jj156211.aspx
Import a Network Configuration File
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/azure/jj156213.aspx
Export Virtual Network Settings to a Network Configuration File
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/azure/dn133804.aspx
Configure a Virtual Network Using a Network Configuration File
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/azure/jj156097.aspx
Move a VM or Role Instance to a Different Subnet
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn643636.aspx

Design and implement a multi-site or hybrid network
Choose the appropriate solution between ExpressRoute, site-to-site, and point-to-site; choose the appropriate gateway; identify supported devices and software VPN solutions; identify networking prerequisites; configure regional virtual networks and multi-site virtual networks

About Secure Cross-Premises Connectivity
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn133798.aspx
About VPN Devices for Virtual Network
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/jj156075.aspx
Configure a Multi-Site VPN
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn690124.aspx
Configure a VNet to VNet Configuration
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/azure/dn690122.aspx

 

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