Studying for all certifications can be difficult, as all you have to go on is a short list of the exam objectives and the services/technologies covered. It’s nice to get some kind of targeted resources or training that is targeted towards the specific certification exam you’re studying for. The new Second Edition of the Exam Reference book from Microsoft Press for the 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam is now available. This book will guide you through all the different topic areas you need to know in order to take and pass the 70-532 exam, then become a Microsoft Azure certified Software Developer.
Exam Ref 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions (2nd Edition)
You can purchase the book here: Amazon (Print or Kindle)
Here’s the book Introduction from the publisher:
The 70-532 exam focuses the skills necessary to develop software on the Microsoft Azure Cloud. It covers Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings like Azure VMs and Platform as-a Service (PaaS) offerings like Azure Storage, Azure CosmosDB, Azure Active Directory, Azure Service Bus, Azure Event Hub, Azure App Services, Azure Service Fabric, Azure Functions and other relevant marketplace applications. This book will help get started with these and other features of Azure so that you can begin developing and deploying Azure applications.
This book is geared toward cloud application developers who focus on Azure as the target host environment. It covers choosing from Azure compute options for IaaS and Paas, incorporating storage and data platforms. It will help you choose when to use features such as Web Apps, API Apps, API Management, Logic Apps and Mobile Apps. It will explain your data storage options between Azure CosmosDB, Azure Redis Cache, Azure Search, and Azure SQL Database. It also covers how to secure applications with Azure Active Directory using B2C and B2B features for single sign-on based on OpenID Connect, OAuth2 and SAML-P protocols, and how to use Azure Vault to protect secrets.
This book covers every major topic area found on the exam, but it does not cover every exam question. Only the Microsoft exam team has access to the exam questions, and Microsoft regularly adds new questions to the exam, making it impossible to cover specific questions. You should consider this book a supplement to your relevant real-world experience and other study materials. If you encounter a topic in this book that you do not feel completely comfortable with, use the “Need more review?” links you’ll find in the text to find more information and take the time to research and study the topic. Great information is available on MSDN, TechNet, and in blogs and forums.
About the Authors:
Zoiner Tejada has more than 18 years of experience in the software industry as a software architect, CTO, and start-up CEO, with particular expertise in cloud computing, big data, analytics, and machine learning. He was among the first to receive a Microsoft Azure MVP (“Most Valuable Professional”) designation and has since been awarded the MVP for six consecutive years, and most recently a dual MVP award for Azure and Data Platform. Additionally, he was recently recognized by Microsoft as a Microsoft Regional Director.
Michele Leroux Bustamante is cofounder / CIO of Solliance, a Microsoft Regional Director and Azure MVP, has been awarded Azure Elite and Azure Insider status as well as the ASP.NET Insider designation. Michele is a respected technology executive / thought leader, who builds high performance teams and infrastructure. With over 20 years of experience Michele has held senior executive positions, assembled software development teams and implemented processes for all aspects of the software development lifecycle, and actively facilitated large-scale enterprise application deployments. Michele is a recognized expert in many fields including distributed systems architecture, cloud computing and identity and access management – the latter, an area with very few deep technical experts. Today, Michele specializes in delivering cloud-enabled solutions at scale, cloud migration, security, compliance, and micro-services platforms.
Ike Ellis is a data architect who stays current on many database technologies. He specializes in the Microsoft Data Platform, including DocumentDB, Azure SQL Datawarehouse, and Azure Data Lake. He also loves visualizing data using Microsoft tools like Power BI, SQL Server Reporting Services, and mobile dashboarding. Ike is a current Microsoft MVP for the data platform team.
Happy studying, and good luck on the exam!
It’s too bad this is already outdated. I checked and it does not cover any of the changes to 70-532 that went into effect on January 18.
Don’t be discouraged, it’ll still help you study for the exam. These changes on January 18 aren’t that significant overall, but you’ll still want to research the stuff added during your studies.
Hi Chris, thanks for the exam advice:
WRT Powershell: There’s the Service Management version and the ARM version – for example, creating a web app:
I thought that they would use ARM Powershell in the exam, but from a lot of comments I have seen the exams seems to use the older version of Powershell?
The current state of the 70-532 exam covers the ARM (Azure Resource Manager) APIs. All the older “Service Management” stuff has been removed from the current state of the exam. Also, the 70-532 exam doesn’t have much PowerShell, and has a greater focus on C# and .NET API usage. The 70-533 infrastructure exam has a higher focus on PowerShell and command-line instead of C# and .NET APIs.
Thanks for the compliment! I really appreciate it.