Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate: AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure

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Explore how to design, build, test, and maintain cloud solutions as you prepare for the Exam AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure exam.

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Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure: Implementing IaaS Solutions
Infrastructure as a Service can manage unpredictable demand for resources. In this course, you'll learn how to create, deploy, and manage IaaS on the Azure platform. You'll examine the various compute resources available on Microsoft Azure and see how to deploy and manage VMs using the Azure portal and PowerShell. Next, you'll explore Azure Resource Manager templates. You'll be introduced to Docker images and containers and how to build new container images using Docker. You'll move on to learn how to manage container deployments using Azure Container Registry and Instances. Lastly, you'll learn to deploy containers to Azure Container Instances. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam.
12 videos | 1h 11m has Assessment available Badge
Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure: App Service Web Apps
Azure App Service is a PaaS solution for hosting your applications which enables you to scale on demand. In this course, you'll learn how to use Azure App Service for hosting your web and mobile applications, including how to deploy and configure the service and set up a staging site. Next, you'll examine how to configure common settings in your Azure App Service deployment, including how to configure apps to scale automatically and how to use backup and restore to protect against data loss. Lastly, you'll learn how to monitor application performance and implement Azure Firewall with App Service Environments, a dedicated App Service plan for large scale deployments. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam.
12 videos | 1h 2m has Assessment available Badge
Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure: Implementing Azure Functions
Azure Functions let you run serverless event-based apps that can scale with your workloads. In this course, you'll learn how to use Azure Functions for building serverless apps. You'll learn when to use Azure Functions and how a function is comprised of triggers and bindings. You'll explore how to use Visual Studio Code to create a function and push it to Azure and how to monitor a Functions app using Azure Application Insights. Next, you'll see how to debug a Functions app using back-end diagnostic tools and build a pipeline for Azure Functions using Azure DevOps. Lastly, you'll learn about Durable Functions and how to write one. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam.
12 videos | 1h 9m has Assessment available Badge
Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure: Managing IaaS
IaaS on Azure lets you provision and scale rapidly on demand while avoiding costs and time associated with managing infrastructure. In this course, you'll learn to manage IaaS deployments on Azure. You'll start by examining how to deploy an instance of Azure Kubernetes Service, how to incorporate Azure Dev Spaces for developing containerized apps, and how to use pipelines to deploy images to Azure Container Registry. You'll explore OpenShift and Azure Service Fabric, including how to use CI/CD methods to deploy an app to Azure Service Fabric. Next, you'll learn the various database services available in Azure and how to select the best one that suits your application's requirements. Lastly, you'll learn how to deploy and connect to an Azure SQL database and how to use Advanced Data Security to protect resources you deploy to Azure. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam.
12 videos | 1h 2m has Assessment available Badge
Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure: Development with Cosmos DB
Azure Cosmos DB lets you run a distributed NoSQL database with high throughput and low latency. In this course, you'll be introduced to Azure Cosmos DB and the available APIs for developing solutions to meet the database requirements of your applications. You'll learn uses of Azure Cosmos DB, how to use the MongoDB API to interact with Cosmos DB, and how to query Cosmos DB using the SQL API. Next, you'll examine how to set up Cosmos DB global distribution and use the SQL API to query JSON documents. Lastly, you'll see the consistency levels available in Cosmos DB and how to create containers in Cosmos DB. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam.
12 videos | 1h 5m has Assessment available Badge
Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure: Blob Storage
Azure Blob storage provides tiered, highly-available storage for structured and unstructured data. In this course, you'll learn how to work with Azure Blob storage. You'll examine the available Blob storage options on Azure and how to select the proper tools for moving data between storage accounts and containers. Next, you'll look at how to move data between storage containers using the Azure CLI, AzCopy, and the .NET storage client. You'll learn how to manage storage container properties and metadata using .NET and how to interact with data using the .NET SDK. Lastly, you'll learn how to archive data with immutable storage, differentiate between the Azure Blob storage access tiers of hot, cool, and archive, and retrieve offline archived data. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam.
12 videos | 1h 6m has Assessment available Badge
Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure: Implementing User Authentication & Authorization
The Microsoft identity platform is a set of unified, related services for developing applications to authenticate a variety of user accounts. In this course, you'll learn how to use Azure services for implementing user authentication and authorization. You'll then learn how to use OAuth 2.0 to protect exposed APIs, the uses of shared access signatures for providing access to resources, and best practices when using SAS. Next, you'll learn how to create a secure SAS to provide access to an Azure resource and how to include authentication into an application using Azure Active Directory. Lastly, you'll learn how to enable Azure Multi-Factor Authentication to secure accounts, and use Microsoft identity to both register an application and provide users and groups access to applications. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam.
12 videos | 1h 5m has Assessment available Badge
Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure: Secure Cloud Solutions
Azure provides various tools for securely storing secrets, connecting services, and configuring application deployments. In this course, you'll learn how to develop a secure cloud application and the role of Azure Key Vault in secrets management. You'll examine how to use Visual Studio Connected Services to connect Key Vault to a web app, retrieve a secret using Azure Web Apps with Key Vault, and integrate Key Vault into CI/CD pipelines. Next, you'll explore how to use the Azure App Configuration service. Lastly, you'll learn about the role of Azure Active Directory managed identities, including how to create both a user-assigned and a system-assigned managed identity. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam.
12 videos | 1h 4m has Assessment available Badge
Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure: Securing Azure Resources
In this course, you'll learn how to implement security measures to protect your Azure resources from external access. You'll explore the security mechanisms and the use of Azure Monitor for collecting and analyzing logs. You'll then learn about the encryption and decryption of client application data with the Azure Storage Client Library and the use of the Azure AD Application proxy. Next, you'll examine how to manage secure keys with Azure Storage Service Encryption and use secrets stored in Azure Vault for storage blob encryption and decryption. Finally, you'll learn about DDoS Protection, Azure Application Gateway and Web Application Firewall, and Azure Sentinel. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam.
12 videos | 52m has Assessment available Badge
Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure: Integrating Caching & Content Delivery
In this course, you'll learn to use Azure delivery services for distributing application content, as well as how to integrate caching to improve app responsiveness. You'll explore the uses and best practices of the Azure Content Delivery Network. You'll then examine how to deploy an Azure CDN endpoint and restrict access using geo-filtering with Azure CDN. Next, you'll learn to configure caching rules and behaviors in Azure CDN and how Azure Cache for Redis can help improve app responsiveness. Lastly, you'll learn how to implement the ASP.NET session state provider with Azure Cache for Redis and how to implement the Redis Output Cache Provider. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam.
12 videos | 1h has Assessment available Badge
Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure: Instrumenting Monitoring & Logging Solutions
In this course, you'll learn how to log, monitor, and diagnose application performance issues with Azure, as well as how to collect and query data using Azure Application Insights. You'll examine how to use the JavaScript SDK to leverage Application Insights and how to enable data collection from an ASP.NET Core web site. You'll then explore how to use the alerting function Azure Monitor to identify issues in a web app and how to monitor site availability using Application Insights. Lastly, you'll learn the causes of transient faults and how to add code to your app to handle transient faults. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam.
12 videos | 1h 8m has Assessment available Badge
Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure: Developing an App Service Logic App
Logic Apps are a lightweight, scalable service for easily designing and executing business workflows through a browser. In this course, you'll learn how to use Azure Logic Apps to automate integration tasks using the Azure portal and how to create an Azure Logic App in Visual Studio. Next, you'll examine how to use connectors to connect an app to external service APIs and create and use a custom connector for a Logic App. You'll then explore how to use the prebuilt templates for deploying Logic Apps and use ARM to create and deploy Logic Apps. Lastly, you'll learn how to use the built-in tools to monitor a Logic App and how to code data operations in a Logic App. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam.
12 videos | 1h 8m has Assessment available Badge
Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure: Implementing API Management
Managing API exposure, usage, and security can be consolidated into one tool on the Azure platform. In this course, you'll learn how to use Azure API Management to expose and manage APIs and how to use APIM with Azure Kubernetes Services. You'll then examine how to deploy an APIM instance and how to import an API. Next, you'll explore how to publish a list of APIs and assign usage quotas, and how to protect your API. You'll learn how to secure access to APIs and how to use Azure AD to authenticate client access. Lastly, you'll learn how to use APIM policies to configure your APIs and how to use authentication policies to control API access. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam.
12 videos | 55m has Assessment available Badge
Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure: Developing Event-driven Solutions
Event-driven architectures are used for highly scalable, asynchronous, decoupled applications. In this course, you'll explore event and message handling services on Azure. You'll learn how to use Azure Event Grid to architect a cloud-based app. route a custom event to a web endpoint, and monitor changes to a VM. Next, you'll use Azure Notification Hubs to create pushed alerts and a notification hub on Azure. You'll then learn how to integrate Notification Hubs with Visual Studio App Center. Lastly, you'll identify the components used in Azure Event Hubs, how to create an event hub, and how to stream data into a collector and analyzer using Event Hubs. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam.
12 videos | 57m has Assessment available Badge
Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure: Developing Message-based Solutions
Message-based architectures decouple services and applications, allowing them to run on different platforms at different speeds with resilient, highly-available patterns. In this course, you'll explore how to use Azure when building message-based applications. You'll examine how to broker messages and identify when to use either a Service Bus queue or a topic and subscription model. You'll outline how to code messages to include payload, routing, and serialization information, and to validate message transferal and settlement. Next, you'll describe message sequencing, scheduling, and expiration in Azure Service Bus and learn how to deploy a new Azure Service Bus. Lastly, you'll learn how to use Azure Queue Storage to store message queues, build queue storage functions into a .NET app, and manage queues. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification exam.
12 videos | 50m has Assessment available Badge
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AZ-204: Developing Azure Compute Solutions Competency
The AZ-204: Developing Azure Compute Solutions Competency benchmark measures your ability to provision virtual machines (VMs); configure, validate, and deploy ARM templates; configure container images for solutions; and work with Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and the Azure Container Registry. You will be evaluated on your skills to create and deploy Azure Functions apps, and implement function triggers and custom handlers. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates that they have the skills to create Azure App Service web apps and implement Azure Functions.
21m    |   21 questions
AZ-204: Monitoring, Troubleshooting, and Optimizing Azure Solutions Competency
The AZ-204: Monitoring, Troubleshooting, and Optimizing Azure Solutions Competency benchmark measures your ability to configure cache and expiration policies for Azure Cache for Redis and implement secure and optimized application cache patterns including data sizing, connections, encryption, and expiration. You will be evaluated on your skills to configure an app or service to use Application Insights, review and analyze metrics and log data, and implement Application Insights web tests and alerts. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates that they have the skills to implement caching solutions and troubleshoot solutions by using metrics and log data.
26m    |   26 questions
AZ-204: Implementing Azure Security Competency
The AZ-204: Implementing Azure Security Competency benchmark measures your ability to authenticate and authorize users by using the Microsoft Identity platform and Azure Active Directory. You will be evaluated on your skills to develop code that uses keys, secrets, and certificates stored in the Azure Key Vault and secure app configuration data by using the App Configuration Azure Key Vault. You will also be assessed on your skills to implement managed identities for Azure resources and create and implement shared access signatures. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates that they have the skills to implement user authentication and authorization, and secure cloud solutions.
18m    |   18 questions
AZ-204: Developing Azure Storage Solutions Competency
The AZ-204: Developing Azure Storage Solutions Competency benchmark measures your ability to implement partitioning schemes and partition keys, perform operations on data and Cosmos DB containers, and manage change feed notifications. You will be evaluated on your skills to move items in Blob Storage between storage accounts or containers, perform operations on data by using the appropriate SDK, implement storage policies, and use data archiving and retention. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates that they have the skills to develop solutions that use Cosmos DB storage and blob storage.
17m    |   17 questions
AZ-204: Consuming Azure and Third-party Services Competency
The AZ-204: Consuming Azure and Third-party Services Competency benchmark assesses your ability to configure authentication and define policies for APIs. You will be measured on your skills to implement solutions that use Azure Event Grid, Azure Event Hub, Azure Service Bus, and Azure Queue Storage queues. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates that they have the skills to implement API management, and develop event-based and message-based solutions.
22m    |   22 questions
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