70-533 Azure certification notes

Recently I certified myself for the 70-533 exam, which  is the MCP certification for Implementing Microsoft Azure infrastructure solutions. Here are my notes what I think you should do (HANDS ON) in order to pass:

  • Web Applications/ Paas services
    • Deploy some webapplications, using the concept of slots. Also pretend to do a production update
    • Enable monitoring for 1 or 2 endpoints in your app for different test locations
    • Play with the traffic manager and understand when to use it
    • Enable CDN and understand what needs to be done (for e.g. which DNS records)
    • Implement several databases and understand the difference in products and service levels.
    • Implement autoscaling
  • Azure Virtual Machines
    • Create some VMS’ preferable with own image and attaching own datadisks
    • Make an availabilty plan
    • Make a scaleset
    • Do an update on a update domain
    • Test a failover scenario with the failover domain(s)
    • Enable diagnostics and download the diagnostics with powershell commands
  • Storage and Disks
    • Create storage accounts with powershell, create shares on it and put files on them
    • Upload a VHD and create a image for an OS you would like to make available
    • Create a datadisk and play with the optimization parameters for caching
    • Play with Azure Site Recovery and Backup manager
    • Play and understand the with several zones (LRS/ZRS/GRS/GRS(A))
  • Azure Virtual Networks
    • Play with the setting for Site to Site and Point to Site and understand when to use Express route. Understand when a VPN needs to be installe
    • Export an existing network config, change it and import it back again
    • Make a connection between 2 Virtual Networks
    • Implement subnets and routing between them
    • Implement NSG and play with ACL
    • Play with Static IP addresses for PAAS services (reserved) or VM’s
  • Azure Active Directory (IAM)
    • Add a custom domain to your AAD
    • Add a custom web application and use the SSO with own credential store
    • Add an application from the store and enable SSO
    • Add an application using existing SSO (for e.g. from Google or facebook)
    • Implement a multisite network

To be honest I haven’t done all of this…but this is what I think I should have done in retrospective. The exam is doable ( I passed it the first time…so everyone can 🙂  If I would create a course for passing this exam (maybe I will someday) than I would spend a week doing the stuff I mentioned here. PS: I passed my exam by doing prep exams from: http://mindhub.com …