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Exam Prep 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

The purpose of this course is to help prepare you for the Microsoft Azure 70-533 Exam. This course focuses on key points that are meant to fill in the learning gaps for those who already have a base foundational knowledge of Microsoft Azure.

What You'll Learn in this Exam Prep 70-533

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Overview of the Course Overview of the course and the Learning Objectives
About the 70-533 Exam Learn about the exam, its objectives, and certification paths
Design and Implement Azure App Service Apps Discuss App Service Plans and Web Apps
Create and Manage ARM Virtual Machines Understand ARM VMs, pricing, resiliency and configuration limits
Design and Implement a Storage Strategy Learn to Implement Azure Storage, SQL Databases, and Recovery Services
Implement an Azure Active Directory Discuss Azure AD, tools, App integration, and monitoring
Implement Virtual Networks Learn about Azure networking and cross-site connectivity
Design and Deploy ARM Templates Learn about ARM Templates and Deployment options
Summary Course summary including Exam Tips and Tricks



Storage Accounts themselves have Diagnostic settings which can be found in the Azure portal under Monitoring -> Diagnostics. Diagnostics are turned off by default on storage accounts. You may collect different metrics for each Azure storage option and set the number of days to retain the data.

Virtual Machines also have Diagnostic settings which has not only VM metrics but also developer application metrics. In addition there are options for collecting Windows Event logs to the level for which you need during troubleshooting or testing. Alerts are also available for Azure VMs and easily configurable in the portal. Blob storage logs are saved in the hidden $logs directory.

One important thing to note is that Diagnostic logs can fill up resources fast and rapidly increase the cost of storage. You want to use these options sparingly as needed depending on your scenario or circumstance and should do basic estimations on the cost of storage during planning.

About the Author

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Chris has over 15 years of experience working with top IT Enterprise businesses.  Having worked at Google helping to launch Gmail, YouTube, Maps and more and most recently at Microsoft working directly with Microsoft Azure for both Commercial and Public Sectors, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team in architecting complex solutions and advanced troubleshooting techniques.  He holds several Microsoft Certifications including Azure Certifications.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys movies, gaming, outdoor activities, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.