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 70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure 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 70-533 exam, then become a Microsoft Azure certified IT Professional.
You can purchase the book here: Amazon (Print or Kindle)
Here’s the book Introduction from the publisher:
The 70-533 exam focuses on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) features available in Microsoft Azure (storage, networking, and compute). The exam also covers some of the more common Platform as a Service (PaaS) services that an IT professional will experience in an Azure environment. It covers deploying and configuring virtual machines, virtual machine scale sets,
containers, and web apps, with Azure App Services including integration with services like the Content Deployment Network (CDN). This exam also covers the intricacies of networking, including hybrid connectivity with technologies like ExpressRoute, site-to-site VPN, and point to- site, as well as a broad range of storage related topics, such as choosing the right storage solution, and understanding how to scale and diagnose performance.
Other key capabilities measured by the exam include your ability to author and deploy ARM templates, and automate workloads using a wide variety of services and tools, such as the Azure command line tools, Azure Automation, and implementing monitoring solutions for infrastructure and services deployed in Azure. Security is a key topic that is interwoven throughout the subjects, including topics such as encryption at rest and in transit, as well as identity management with Azure AD and monitoring for security threats with Azure Security Center.
This book is written specifically for IT professionals who want to demonstrate their skills to implement and configure these services in Microsoft Azure.
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:
Rick Rainey is Principal Program Manager in Microsoft’s Azure Customer Advisory Team (CAT).
Michael Washam, Microsoft Azure MVP, Insider and Advisor, is CEO of the cloud readiness company Opsgility. Michael has extensive history in the IT Industry where he has worked as an IT Professional, developer, Evangelist, and Program Manager before turning to his passion of enabling companies of all sizes make the digital transformation to the cloud. Michael is an author, speaker, and trainer on cloud computing, debugging, and DevOps.
Dan Patrick has an extensive background in the IT industry with a focus on Virtualization, Networking and Identity management. Dan is a 15 year veteran of Microsoft, where was a Principal Consultant and Practice Manager. Today he still works with Microsoft as an Azure MVP and advisor. He regularly speaks about the cloud all over the world, and you can follow him on twitter @deltadan.
Steve Ross is Partner Technology Strategist with Microsoft’s One Commercial Partner Technology Team and is heavily involved in helping partners build services using cloud technologies. Steve has also been a Principal Cloud Solution Architect with Opsgility, building Microsoft Azure training content and teaching enterprise customers and Microsoft partners and employees all around the world.
Happy studying, and good luck on the exam!