Your 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions Exam Study Tracker


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Section 1: Create and Manage Azure Resource Manager Virtual Machines (20-25%)

  • Deploy workloads on Azure Resource Manager (ARM) virtual machines (VMs)
    • Identify workloads that can and cannot be deployed; run workloads including Microsoft and Linux; create and provision VMs including custom VM images; deploy workloads using Ansible and Terraform; leverage Azure Reserved Instances (RIs)
  • Perform configuration management
    • Automate configuration management by using PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) or VM Agent (custom script extensions); enable remote debugging; implement VM template variables to configure VMs
  • Scale ARM VMs
    • Scale up and scale down VM sizes; implement Accelerated Networking; deploy ARM VM Scale Sets (VMSS); configure ARM VMSS auto-scale
  • Design and implement ARM VM storage
    • Configure disk caching; plan for storage capacity; configure shared storage; configure geo-replication; implement ARM VMs with Standard and Premium Storage; implement Azure Disk Encryption for Windows and Linux ARM VMs; implement Azure Disk Storage; implement StorSimple
  • Monitor ARM VMs
    • Configure ARM VM monitoring; configure alerts; configure diagnostic and monitoring storage location; enable Application Insights at runtime; Monitor VM workloads by using Azure Application Insights; monitor VMs using Azure OMS Log Analytics; monitor Linux and Windows VMs by using the Azure Diagnostics Extension; monitor VMs by using Azure Monitor
  • Manage ARM VM availability
    • Configure multiple ARM VMs in an availability set for redundancy; configure each application tier into separate availability sets; combine the Load Balancer with availability sets; perform automated VM maintenance; use availability zones to protect from datacenter failures
  • Design and Implement DevTest Labs
    • Create and manage custom images and formulas; configure a lab to include policies and procedures; configure cost management; secure access to labs; use environments in a lab; claim and un-claim VMs; use artifacts to deploy and set up applications

Section 2: Design and Implement a Storage and Data Strategy (25-30%)

  • Implement Azure Storage blobs and Azure Files
    • Read data; change data; set metadata on a storage container; store data using block and page blobs; stream data using blobs; access blobs securely; implement async blob copy; configure Content Delivery Network (CDN); design blob hierarchies; configure custom domains; scale blob storage and implement blob tiering; create connections to files from on-premises or cloud-based Windows or Linux machines; shard large datasets; implement blob leasing; implement Storage Events; implement Azure File Sync; implement virtual network service endpoints; implement Azure Files backup
  • Implement Azure storage tables, queues, and Azure Cosmos DB Table API
    • Implement CRUD with and without transactions; design and manage partitions; query using OData; scale tables and partitions; add and process queue messages; retrieve a batch of messages; scale queues; choose between Azure Storage Tables and Azure Cosmos DB Table API
  • Manage access and monitor storage
    • Generate shared access signatures, including client renewal and data validation; create stored access policies; regenerate storage account keys; configure and use Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS); set retention policies and logging levels; analyze logs; monitor Cosmos DB storage
  • Implement Azure SQL Database
    • Choose the appropriate database tier and performance level; configure and perform point in time recovery; enable geo-replication; import and export data and schema; scale Azure SQL Database instances; manage elastic pools, including DTUs and eDTUs; manage limits and resource governor; implement Azure SQL Data Sync; implement graph database functionality in Azure SQL Database; design multi-tenant applications; secure and encrypt data; manage data integrity; enable metrics and diagnostics logs for monitoring; use adaptive query processing to improve query performance; implement sharding and elastic tools; implement SQL Server Stretch Database
  • Implement Azure Cosmos DB
    • Choose a Cosmos DB API surface; create Cosmo DB API databases and collections; query documents; run Cosmos DB queries; create Graph API databases; execute GraphDB queries; implement MongoDB database; manage scaling of Cosmos DB, including managing partitioning, consistency, and RU/m; manage multiple regions; implement stored procedures; implement JavaScript within Cosmos DB; access Cosmos DB from REST interface; manage Cosmos DB security
  • Implement Redis caching
    • Choose a cache tier; implement data persistence; implement security and network isolation; tune cluster performance; integrate Redis caching with ASP.NET session and cache providers; implement Redis data types and operations; implement geo-replication for availability and disaster recovery scenarios
  • Implement Azure Search
    • Create a service index; add data; search an index; handle search results; implement synonyms

Section 3: Manage Identity, Application, and Network Services (10-15%)

  • Integrate an app with Azure Active Directory (AAD)
    • Develop apps that use WS-federation, OAuth, and SAML-P endpoints; query the directory by using Microsoft Graph API, MFA and MFA API; implement Azure Managed Service Identity
  • Design and implement a messaging strategy
    • Develop and scale messaging solutions using service bus queues, topics, relays, event hubs, Event Grid, and notification hubs; monitor service bus queues, topics, relays, event hubs and notification hubs; determine when to use Event Hubs, Service Bus, IoT Hub, Stream Analytics, and Notification Hubs; implement Azure Event Grid
  • Develop apps that use AAD B2C and AAD B2B
    • Design and implement .NET MVC, Web API, and Windows Desktop apps that leverage social identity provider authentication, including Microsoft account, Facebook, Google+, Amazon, and LinkedIn; leverage Azure AD B2B to design and implement applications that support partner-managed identities, enforce multi-factor authentication
  • Manage secrets using Azure Key Vault
    • Configure Azure Key Vault; manage access, including tenants; implement HSM protected keys; manage service limits; implement logging; implement key rotation; store and retrieve app secrets including connection strings, passwords, and cryptographic keys

Section 4: Design and Implement Azure Compute, Web, and Mobile Services (35-40%)

  • Design Azure App Service Web Apps
    • Define and manage App Service plans; configure Web Apps settings, certificates, and custom domains; manage Web Apps by using the API, Azure PowerShell, Azure Cloud Shell, and Xplat-CLI; implement diagnostics, monitoring, and analytics; design and configure Web Apps for scale and resilience; use Azure Managed Service Identity to access other Azure AD-protected resources including Azure Key Vault; identify usage scenarios for App Service Isolated
  • Implement Azure Functions and WebJobs
    • Create Azure Functions; implement a webhook Function; create an event processing Function; implement an Azure-connected Function; design and implement a custom binding; debug a Function; integrate a Function with storage; implement and configure proxies; integrate with App Service plan; build serverless applications including Azure Event Grid-based applications
  • Implement API Management
    • Create managed APIs; configure API Management policies; protect APIs with rate limits; add caching to improve performance; monitor APIs; customize the Developer portal; add authentication and authorization to applications by using API Management; configure API versions by using API Management; implement git-based configuration using API Management
  • Design Azure App Service API Apps
    • Create and deploy API Apps; automate API discovery by using Swagger and Swashbuckle; use Swagger API metadata to generate client code for an API app; monitor API Apps
  • Develop Azure Logic Apps
    • Create a Logic App connecting SaaS services; create a Logic App with B2B capabilities; create a Logic App with XML capabilities; trigger a Logic App from another app; create custom and long-running actions; monitor Logic Apps; integrate a logic app with a function; access on-premises data; implement Logic Apps with Event Grid
  • Develop Azure App Service Mobile Apps
    • Create a Mobile App; add offline sync to a Mobile App; add authentication to a Mobile App; add push notifications to a Mobile App; distribute a Mobile App; add analytics to a Mobile App; collect crash data from devices; implement location-aware applications by using Azure location-based services
  • Design and implement Azure Service Fabric Applications
    • Create a Service Fabric application; build an Actors-based service; add a web front-end to a Service Fabric application; monitor and diagnose services; migrate apps from cloud services; create, secure, upgrade, and scale Service Fabric Cluster in Azure; scale a Service Fabric app; deploy an application to a Container
  • Design and implement Third Party Platform as a Service (PaaS)
    • Design and implement Third Party Platform as a Service (PaaS)”: Implement Cloud Foundry; implement OpenShift; provision applications by using Azure Quickstart Templates; build applications that leverage Azure Marketplace solutions and services; implement solutions that use Azure Bot Service; create Azure Managed Applications; implement Docker Swarm applications; implement Kubernetes applications
  • Design and Implement DevOps
    • Instrument an application with telemetry; discover application performance issues by using Application Insights; deploy Visual Studio Team Services with Continuous integration (CI) and Continuous development (CD); deploy CI/CD with third party platform tools (Jenkins, GitHub, Chef, Puppet; TeamCity); implement mobile DevOps by using HockeyApp; perform root cause analysis using Azure Time Series Insights
  • Design and implement Kubernetes applications on Azure Container Service (AKS)
    • Create container images; manage container images using Azure Container Registry or Docker Hub; build YAML application definition; scale applications; update running applications; monitor using Container Monitoring solution in Log Analytics; build development cluster; manage configuration values


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