Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions 70-533

Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions 70-533

Azure is the cloud solution from Microsoft.

Microsoft Azure - Cloud Solution
Microsoft Azure – Cloud Solution

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

4. Microsoft Learning Instructor Led Course 20533A: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (five days)
5. Azure Subscription and Service Limits, Quotas, and Constraints
6. Azure Documentation Center
7. Azure 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

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

Staged Deployment on Microsoft Azure Websites
Azure Websites Backups
Restore a Microsoft Azure website
How to Deploy an Azure Website
Use WebJobs to run background tasks in Microsoft Azure Websites

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
Custom configuration and application settings in Azure Web Sites – with Stefan Schackow
Windows Azure Webs Sites: How Application Strings and Connection Strings Work
Configuring a custom domain name for an Azure Website
Enable HTTPS for an Azure Website
Using Azure Traffic Manager with Azure Web Sites
Managing Windows Azure Web Sites with PowerShell
Install and Configure the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface

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

How to Monitor Websites
How to: Receive Alert Notifications and Manage Alert Rules in Azure

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
When to Scale Azure Websites – with Stefan Schackow
Auto Scaling Azure Websites, CPU or Scheduled – with Stefan Schackow
How Azure Websites Scale – with Stefan Schackow

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

What is a Web Hosting Plan?
Azure Websites Web Hosting Plan In-Depth Overview

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2. Implement virtual machines

Azure Virtual Machines FAQ

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
Microsoft server software support for Microsoft Azure virtual machines
Create a Virtual Machine Running Windows
Create a Virtual Machine Running Linux
Azure Service Management Cmdlets – Deploying and Managing Virtual Machines

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
Creating and Uploading a Windows Server VHD to Azure
About Disks and Images in Azure
AzCopy – Using Cross Account Copy Blob

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
Automating VM Configuration using PowerShell DSC Extension
Automating VM Customization tasks using Custom Script Extension
Puppet and Azure: Bringing DevOps to the Enterprise
Puppetlabs: Microsoft Windows and Azure
Chef and Microsoft Windows
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
Azure Virtual Network Configuration Tasks
How to Set Up Endpoints to a Virtual Machine
About Network Access Control Lists (ACLs)
Configure a Static Internal IP Address (DIP) for a VM
Microsoft Azure – Name Resoulution (DNS)
Azure Load Balancer
Raj’s Cloud Musings – Setting up DMZ in Windows Azure
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
Azure Auto-Scale for IaaS
Manage the availability of virtual machines

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
Setting up a File Share for the new Azure File Service
Introducing Microsoft Azure File Service
Azure Virtual Machine Disk Encryption using CloudLink
Disk Encryption in Azure VMs

Monitor VMs
Configure endpoint monitoring, alerts, and diagnostics

How to Set Up Endpoints to a Virtual Machine
Create and Use Performance Counters in an Azure Application
Understanding Monitoring Alerts and Notifications in Azure

3. Implement cloud services

Microsoft Azure Documentation – Cloud Services
MSDN: Microsoft Azure Documentation – Cloud Services

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
About Network Access Control Lists (ACLs)
How to: Use an Azure In-Role Caching in Azure Cloud Service
Set Up a Cloud Service for Azure
Configure Local Storage Resources
Configure a Web Role for Multiple Web Sites

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
Manage Upgrades to the Azure Guest Operating System (Guest OS)
How to Manage Cloud Services
How to Scale an Application
Microsoft Azure – Service Bus Documentation

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

Collect Logging Data by Using Azure Diagnostics
Monitoring an Azure Application
Troubleshooting and Debugging in Azure Cloud Services
Service Bus Queues, Topics, and Subscriptions

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
How to Create a Storage Account
Configure a custom domain name for blob data in an Azure storage account
Using the Microsoft Azure Import/Export Service to Transfer Data to Blob Storage
Migrate Data to Microsoft Azure Files
Microsoft Azure Documentation – Backup

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

How To Manage Storage Accounts
Authentication for the Azure Storage Services
Configure diagnostics, monitoring, and analytics

Configure retention policies and logging levels; analyze logs
How to Monitor a 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
Choosing between SQL Server in Windows Azure VM & Windows Azure SQL Database
Azure SQL Database Service Tiers (Editions)
Active Geo-Replication for Azure SQL Database
Azure SQL Database Standard Geo-Replication
Standard Geo-Replication for Azure SQL Database
Azure SQL Database Performance and Scaling
Windows Azure SQL Database

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

Microsoft Azure Documentation – Backup
Microsoft Azure Documentation – Site Recovery
Azure Backup Overview
Configure Azure Backup to quickly and easily back-up Windows Server
Use backup vaults to protect items

5. Implement an Azure Active Directory

Microsoft Azure Documentation – Azure 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
Directory Sync with Single Sign-On Scenario
Azure Active Directory – Add your domain
About Office 365 and Azure Active Directory

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
Azure AD – Introduction to the Access Panel
Application access enhancements for Azure AD
Azure AD – User Management
Azure AD – Group Management
Access Control Service 2.0

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

Authentication Scenarios for Azure AD
Azure Active Directory Authentication Protocols
Azure AD Graph API

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
Connection Web or Worker Roles to a Simple Virtual Network in Windows Azure
About Virtual Network Settings in the Management Portal
Microsoft Azure Network Services – IP Addressing
Microsoft Azure Network Services – Azure Load Balancer
Microsoft Azure Network Services – Internal load balancing
Create a Virtual Network in Azure

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

View and Edit Virtual Network Properties
Import a Network Configuration File
Export Virtual Network Settings to a Network Configuration File
Configure a Virtual Network Using a Network Configuration File
Move a VM or Role Instance to a Different Subnet

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
About VPN Devices for Virtual Network
Configure a Multi-Site VPN
Configure a VNet to VNet Configuration


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