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Exam 70-533 - Implementing Azure Infrastructure Solutions

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Exam Audience

This exam is for candidates who are experienced in implementing an infrastructure solution in Microsoft Azure. Candidates have experience implementing and monitoring cloud and hybrid solutions as well as supporting application lifecycle management.

Objective: Design and Implement Azure App Service Apps (15-20%)

Deploy Web Apps

Define deployment slots; roll back deployments; implement pre- and post-deployment actions; create, configure, and deploy packages; create App Service plans; migrate Web Apps between App Service plans; create a Web App within an App Service plan

Configure Web Apps

Define and use app settings, connection strings, handlers, and virtual directories; configure certificates and custom domains; configure SSL bindings and runtime configurations; manage Web Apps by using Azure PowerShell and Xplat-CLI

Configure diagnostics, monitoring, and analytics

Retrieve diagnostics data; view streaming logs; configure endpoint monitoring; configure alerts; configure diagnostics; use remote debugging; monitor Web App resources

Configure Web Apps for scale and resilience

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

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Objective: Create and manage Azure Resource Manager virtual machines (20-25%)

Deploy workloads on Azure Resource Manager (ARM) virtual machines (VMs)

Identify workloads that can and cannot be deployed; run workloads including Microsoft and Linux; create VMs; connect to a Windows/Linux VM

Perform configuration management

Automate configuration management by using PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) and VM Agent (custom script extensions); configure VMs using a configuration management tool such as Puppet or Chef; enable remote debugging

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; implement ARM VMs with Standard and Premium Storage

Monitor ARM VMs

Configure ARM VM monitoring; configure alerts; configure diagnostic and monitoring storage location

Manage ARM VM availability

Configure multiple ARM VMs in an availability set for redundancy; configure each application tier into separate availability sets; combine the Load Balancer with availability sets

Scale ARM VMs

Scale up and scale down VM sizes; deploy ARM VM Scale Sets (VMSS); configure ARM VMSS auto-scale

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Objective: Implement Azure Active Directory (15-20%)

Integrate an Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) with existing directories

Implement Azure AD Connect and single sign-on with on-premises Windows Server 2012 R2; add custom domains; monitor Azure AD

Configure Application Access

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; configure federation with Facebook and Google ID

Integrate an app with Azure AD

Implement Azure AD integration in web and desktop applications; leverage graph API

Implement Azure AD B2C and Azure AD B2B

Create an Azure AD B2C Directory; register an application; implement social identity provider authentication; enable multi-factor authentication; set up self-service password reset; implement B2B collaboration; configure partner users; integrate with applications

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Objective: Implement Azure Virtual Networks (10-15%)

Configure Virtual Networks

Deploy a VM into a virtual network; configure external and internal load balancing; implement Application Gateway; design subnets; configure static, public, and private IP addresses; set up Network Security Groups (NSGs), DNS at the virtual network level, HTTP and TCP health probes, public IPs, User Defined Routes (UDRs), firewall rules, and direct server return

Modify Network Configuration

Modify subnets, NSGs, and UDRs

Integrate an app with Azure AD

Implement Azure AD integration in web and desktop applications; leverage graph API

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 virtual networks and multi-site virtual networks

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Objective: Design and Deploy ARM Templates (10-15%)

Implement ARM templates

Author ARM templates; create ARM templates to deploy ARM Resource Providers resources; deploy templates with PowerShell, CLI, and REST API

Control Access

Leverage service principals with ARM authentication; use Azure Active Directory Authentication with ARM; set management policies; lock resources

Design role-based access control (RBAC)

Secure resource scopes such as the ability to create VMs and Azure Web Apps; implement Azure RBAC standard roles; design Azure RBAC custom roles

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Objective: Design and Implement a Storage Strategy (10-15%)

Implement Azure storage blobs and Azure files

Read data, change data, set meta-data on a container, store data using block and page blobs, stream data using blobs, access blobs securely, implement async blob copy, configure a Content Delivery Network (CDN), design blob hierarchies, configure custom domains, scale blob storage

Manage Access

Create and manage shared access signatures, use stored access policies, regenerate keys

Configure diagnostics, monitoring, and analytics

Set retention policies and logging levels, analyze logs

Implement Azure SQL Databases

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

Implement recovery services

Create a backup vault, deploy a backup agent, back up and restore data

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It is highly recommended to take a practice test prior to the exam.

A practice test (purchased separately) will help show where your knowledge gaps are lightest and to also help prepare you for the types of questions you will see on the exam.

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