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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

Lesson What you'll learn
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



There are a few details you must pay attention to when configuring Web Apps. We talked about the Development Stack, but different versions are available for each framework. One big topic is Auto Swap. Auto Swap allows you to swap Deployment slots automatically. So say you have a deployment slot called Staging, and another deployment slot called Test. You may easily auto swap these deployment slots to move your Test code into Staging. Please note, as you can see from the image you *cannot* auto swap from a Production slot.

Cloud environments always try to be as frugal as possible when it comes to using resources. For this reason Azure by default unloads Web Apps after being idle for a while. Enabling the AlwaysOn feature keeps it loaded. This is typically useful for features that require your App to be loaded such as continuous Web Jobs for example.

There are other settings available as well you can configure such as Remote Debugging, ConnectionStrings, Virtual applications and directories, etc. AppSettings is also a common and useful method to store key-value pairs through the portal and made available to your Azure Web Apps like environmental variables.

Knowing the location of Logs is always a common certification exam point. Developers spend most of their time debugging, and IT Pros spend most of their time troubleshooting. In either case, leading your troubleshooting effort with hard data from logs is great first step. You can configure logging for your Azure Web Apps in the Azure Portal under Settings -> Properties and Monitoring -> Diagnostic Logs.

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.