AZ-204 Exam Preparation: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure

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This learning path is designed to help you prepare for the AZ-204 Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure exam. Even if you don't plan to take the exam, these courses will help you gain a solid understanding of developing applications on Azure. Candidates who pass the AZ-204 exam will earn the Microsoft Certified Azure Developer Associate certification.

The AZ-204 exam tests your knowledge of five subject areas. Here’s how we’ll cover them in this learning path. We’ll start with developing compute solutions, including Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, and Function-as-a-Service. Next, we’ll get into developing for Azure storage. This includes blob storage, which is for storing unstructured data, and Cosmos DB, which is a NoSQL datastore. Then, you’ll learn how to implement security, including authentication, authorization, and managed identities. After that, you’ll learn how to monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize your solutions. Finally, we’ll cover how to connect to and consume Azure services and third-party services.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop Azure compute solutions
  • Develop for Azure storage
  • Implement Azure security
  • Monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize Azure solutions
  • Connect to and consume Azure services and third-party services

Intended Audience

  • People who want to become Azure developers
  • People preparing for Microsoft’s AZ-204 exam


  • Software development experience
  • Microsoft Azure experience


Your certificate for this learning path

Learning Path Steps


This introduction to the AZ-204 Exam Preparation learning path gives an overview of the requirements for the Microsoft AZ-204 exam and how they will be covered.


This course gives an overview of the services available on Azure and shows how to create virtual machines and web apps using the Azure CLI and Azure Portal.


Knowledge Check: Overview of Azure Services


This course explains how to quickly and easily set up a website and publish apps using Azure App Service.


Knowledge Check: Getting Started with Azure App Service


Deploy an app to Azure App Service Web Apps in this Lab and use a variety of services to monitor the app and send alerts when certain conditions are met.


This course is designed to give you a solid understanding of containers and how they are used in Azure DevOps.


This course is focused on creating practical solutions using Azure technologies in areas such as AI, messaging, the Internet of Things, and video media.


In this Hands-On lab you will learn how to create a namespace, topic, and subscription in Azure Service Bus.


This course is an introduction to Azure Functions and explains how they can be used.


Test your skills in Integrate Services using Azure Functions Apps using this hands-on Lab


In this course, you will learn how to use the core Azure Storage services as building blocks for Azure applications and virtual machines.


Knowledge Check: Introduction to Azure Storage


The course begins with a brief review of Azure Storage Accounts and then drills down into the details of blobs storage services, highlighting the different kinds of blobs.


Working with Azure Storage using PowerShell, you will explore the different storage types, manage storage account keys, and generate shared access signatures.


This course shows how to make use of Cosmos DB's incredible flexibility and performance tools on Microsoft Azure.


In this Lab, you will learn how to manage Cosmos DB using the Azure Portal and Azure CLI as you integrate Azure Functions with Cosmos DB change feed triggers to buy and sell fictitious stocks.


This course introduces you to Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and how to use it for processing templates that specify resource deployments.


Knowledge Check: Introduction to Azure Resource Manager


In this lab, you will first create a Windows virtual machine using an Azure Resource Manager template, and then you will improve the template using several additional ARM features.


In this course, you'll learn how to implement and deploy identity management on Azure to better protect your organization with this expertly instructed training content.


Learn about Azure Key Vault to store keys/secrets used for encrypting an Azure Virtual Machine in a hands-on Lab environment


In this course, you'll develop your skills for autoscaling on Azure, work with transient faults, and learn how to problem solve autoscaling.


This course provides an overview of Redis Cache and how to create a Redis Cache instance in Azure.


In this course, you'll learn how to configure monitoring and alerting for software applications in Azure, and how to implement autoscaling and automate system tasks,


Learn to leverage Azure Monitor to diagnose application and infrastructure with logs, query logs with Azure log queries, and leverage alerts and action groups


This course looks at some of the features and benefits of Logic Apps and examines the kinds of business processes that you can easily model.


In this lab, you'll how to create workflows in Azure Logic Apps using variables and controls to develop complex workflows while integrating external services.


This course deals with how to deploy, configure, and manage some keys aspects of Azure API management (APIM).


This course explains some additional topics you should make sure you understand before taking the AZ-204 exam.


Cert Prep: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure (AZ-204)

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