May 16, 2017
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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, alerts, and diagnostics; use remote debugging; monitor website 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

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
  • Monitor 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

Design and implement a storage strategy (20–25%)

  • Implement Azure storage blobs and Azure files
    • Read data, change data, set metadata 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

Implement an 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 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

Implement 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 a subnet, import and export a network configuration
  • 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

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
  • Implement ARM templates
    • Leverage service principals with ARM authentication, use Azure Active Directory Authentication with ARM, set management policies, lock resources
  • Implement ARM templates
    • Secure resource scopes, such as the ability to create VMs and Azure Web Apps; implement Azure role-based access control (RBAC) standard roles; design Azure RBAC custom
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