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Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure AZ-204 Exam Guide

By : Paul Ivey, Alex Ivanov
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Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure AZ-204 Exam Guide

By: Paul Ivey, Alex Ivanov

Overview of this book

With the prevalence of cloud technologies and DevOps ways of working, the industry demands developers who can build cloud solutions and monitor them throughout their life cycle. Becoming a Microsoft-certified Azure developer can differentiate developers from the competition, but with such a plethora of information available, it can be difficult to structure learning in an effective way to obtain certification. Through easy-to-understand explanations and exercises, this book will provide a more palatable learning experience than what you may expect from an exam preparation book. You’ll start off with a recap of some important cloud concepts, such as IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. From there, you’ll learn about each relevant solution area, with use cases. The chapters also cover different implementation methodologies, both manual and programmatic – ranging from compute resources such as App Service and serverless applications to storage, database, security, monitoring solutions, and connecting to third-party services. By the end of this book, you'll have learned everything you need to pass the AZ-204 certification exam and have a handy, on-the-job reference guide.
Table of Contents (25 chapters)
Part 1: Developing Compute Solutions in Azure
Part 2: Developing for Azure Storage
Part 3: Implementing Azure Security
Part 4: Implementing Monitoring, Troubleshooting, and Optimization Solutions in Azure
Part 5: Connecting to and Consuming Azure and Third-Party Services
Part 6: Exam Preparation
Mock Exam Answers

Part 1: Developing Compute Solutions in Azure

We’ll begin with a recap of some cloud computing fundamentals before we start exploring Microsoft Azure, covering the key need-to-know concepts of Azure. We’ll then introduce the relevant compute solutions available within Azure. You will learn how to create and use ARM templates and provision Azure virtual machines, as well as some important considerations when doing so. We’ll cover an introduction to containers and the relevant services for managing containers and container images. We’ll introduce Azure App Service, covering creating and deploying code to an App Service web app, along with scaling and configuration options. The final topic of this part is Azure Functions, where we’ll cover creating, developing, and deploying Azure Functions, along with durable functions for the stateful orchestration of serverless functions.

This part covers 25-30% of the AZ-204 exam questions.

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