DevOps

Microsoft Ignite 2019 Rumors and Predictions: What’s coming?

Microsoft Ignite 2019 Rumors and Predictions: What’s coming?

The Microsoft Ignite 2019 conference in Orlando, Florida is only a few short weeks away. The excitement for Microsoft's largest annual conference is heating up, and rumors / expectations are starting to fly around the Internet. With such an exciting time of...

Security of Azure Container Registry Image Promotion Flow

Security of Azure Container Registry Image Promotion Flow

In Microsoft Azure, the natural fit to host container images is the Azure Container Registry (ACR) service.  Teams implementing immutable container images might stand up a single ACR instance as a central store for all environments.  With this topology, it...

What are the Microsoft Certified Expert Certifications?

What are the Microsoft Certified Expert Certifications?

Recently, Microsoft announced and started releasing all new certification exams that are more job role focused. This new set of certification paths are being made in response to the feedback that Microsoft customers have expressed over the previous certification path....

AZ-400 Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions Certification Exam

AZ-400 Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions Certification Exam

The AZ-400 Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions certification exam tests and validates a candidates expertise as a DevOps Professional around the use of Microsoft Azure technologies for designing and implementing DevOps practices. This exam is a part of the required exams...

Apply Tags to all of your Azure Resources

Apply Tags to all of your Azure Resources

Today I'm doing an Azure Migration and consolidation for a client and they wanted to tag everything within the existing Resource Group where is it deployed before we started moving things around to other Resource Groups and Subscriptions. Two important notes: ...

Azure DevOps Saves Our Eyes!

Azure DevOps Saves Our Eyes!

With one simple tweet, Buck Hodges of Microsoft gave us what we have all been waiting for: less eye strain.  Microsoft pushed changes to Azure DevOps, late today which introduced themes to the portal.  Now you can change to a black background which many...

First ever Azure & AI Conference in Las Vegas!

First ever Azure & AI Conference in Las Vegas!

I’m thrilled to be a part of the inaugural Azure + AI Conference in Las Vegas on December 3-6, 2018! Co-located with DevIntersection we will have a first of its kind Azure and AI focused conference! Join me along with industry experts Scott Guthrie, Zoiner Tejada,...

Featured Articles

Build5Nines.com Ranked Top Microsoft Azure Blog to Follow in 2020

Build5Nines.com Ranked Top Microsoft Azure Blog to Follow in 2020

Early last year, Build5Nines.com (formerly BuildAzure.com) was ranked, via Feedspot, as the #1 Top Microsoft Azure blog to follow in 2019 by the community. In 2020, Feedspot has ranked Build5Nines.com (formerly BuildAzure.com) as the #1 Top Microsoft Azure blog to...

Microsoft Linux Conference WSLConf is SOLD OUT for General Admission

Microsoft Linux Conference WSLConf is SOLD OUT for General Admission

The first ever Microsoft Linux Conference named WSLConf is being held on March 10 - 11, 2020 in Redmond, WA, and it's free to attend. With great news for the conference, and possibly bad news for you, the first ever WSLConf is SOLD OUT! That is for in-person General...

Build5Nines 2019 Year in Review

Build5Nines 2019 Year in Review

There was a lot more growth to BuildAzure.com (ahem... I mean Build5Nines.com) in 2019. It's been a couple years since I wrote up a "year in review" post, so I thought I'd do it again this year. Here's a short summary of the top 25 posts on Build5Nines.com, in...

Free Azure Certification Exam Self Assessment Tools

Free Azure Certification Exam Self Assessment Tools

Studying for certification exams can be a time consuming task. This can especially be true if you're not entirely certain what to study. Chris Pietschmann and Dan Patrick have collaborated to combine their own insights as Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT) to create a...

Certification

Microsoft Ignite 2019 Book of News

Microsoft Ignite 2019 Book of News

Microsoft has tons of news and updates they've announced at Microsoft Ignite 2019 in Orlando, Florida this week. Ignite is Microsoft's biggest tech event of the year with over 26,000 professionals in attendance. With the huge amount of news being released at and...

Microsoft Ignite 2019 Rumors and Predictions: What’s coming?

Microsoft Ignite 2019 Rumors and Predictions: What’s coming?

The Microsoft Ignite 2019 conference in Orlando, Florida is only a few short weeks away. The excitement for Microsoft's largest annual conference is heating up, and rumors / expectations are starting to fly around the Internet. With such an exciting time of...

Microsoft Learn is the new Microsoft Virtual Academy

Microsoft Learn is the new Microsoft Virtual Academy

Over the last few months I've seen a lot of comments about Microsoft Virtual Academy being retired, in addition to a fair amount of traffic going to an article I posted about Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) being retired January 31, 2019. It's important to note that...

Guide to Microsoft Azure Certifications

Guide to Microsoft Azure Certifications

No one can undermine the claim of Microsoft as a renowned player in the world of computing. The tech giant has not hesitated to take the big leap towards the cloud. Microsoft Azure has become a formidable name in the domain of cloud computing. Not to mention,...

Guide to Microsoft Azure Certifications

Registering for a Microsoft Certification Exam

There are several facets to the overall testing experience when sitting Microsoft certification exams. These includes the many different types of questions that could appear on the exam. There are also multiple options for taking the exams at a testing center or online proctored. You will also need to make sure you have a valid photo ID.

Internet of Things

Azure IoT Hub: Create using Azure Portal

Azure IoT Hub: Create using Azure Portal

Azure IoT Hub provides the cloud messaging service for building Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in the cloud using Microsoft Azure. There are a few other options for messaging services within Microsoft Azure, but the Azure IoT Hub service is the only service that's...

Azure Blockchain Hands-on Lab – Microsoft Cloud Workshop

Azure Blockchain Hands-on Lab – Microsoft Cloud Workshop

In this lab, you will learn how to build and configure an Internet of Things (IoT) Audit Solution using Azure blockchain services. You will collect device telemetry using Azure IoT Hub and use Ethereum blockchain ledger to enforce contract specifics related to...

Lambda Architecture for IoT and Big Data Systems

Lambda Architecture for IoT and Big Data Systems

Lambda Architecture is a data processing design pattern designed for Big Data systems that need to process data in near real-time. This pattern works very well any Big Data solutions; including the Internet of Things (IoT). Once device event telemetry is ingested from...

Get Certified!

The Ultimate Guide to Microsoft Certification

Advance your career through cloud certification

This book will guide you through choosing which certification path(s) to follow you’re your unique career goals and technical background. It’ll also explore all the different certifications Microsoft offers, as well as many of your questions, like:  

  • Which certification is right for me?
  • How much does it cost to get certified?
  • What are the exams like?
  • How do I get started?
  • How do I study?

Microsoft and cloud certification helps you keep up-to-date on the latest technologies in a structured, easy to follow path, that is also verifiable by your peers and future career opportunities.

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