Implementing Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies: AZ-303 Exam Prep and Beyond - Second Edition

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By Brett Hargreaves , Sjoukje Zaal
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  1. Chapter 1: Implementing Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring

About this book

From designing solutions on Azure to configuring and managing virtual networks, the AZ-303 certification validates your knowledge and skills for all this and much more. Whether you want to take the certification exam or gain hands-on experience in administering, developing, and architecting Azure solutions, this study guide will help you get started.

Divided into four modules, this book systematically takes you through the wide range of concepts and features covered in the AZ-303 exam. The first module demonstrates how to implement and monitor infrastructure. You'll develop the skills required to deploy and manage core Azure components such as virtual machines, networking, storage, and Active Directory (AD). As you progress, you'll build on that knowledge and learn how to create resilient and secure applications before moving on to working with web apps, functions, and containers. The final module will get you up to speed with data platforms such as SQL and Cosmos DB, including how to configure the different high availability options. Finally, you'll solve mock tests and assess yourself with the answers provided to get ready to take the exam with confidence.

By the end of this book, you'll have learned the concepts and techniques you need to know to prepare for the AZ-303 exam and design effective solutions on Microsoft Azure.

Publication date:
December 2020


Section 1: Implement and Monitor Azure Infrastructure

From the implementation to the monitoring of your services, this section covers the core aspects of the Azure platform and how to ensure it runs at optimal health.

This section contains the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Implementing Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring
  • Chapter 2, Creating and Configuring Storage Accounts
  • Chapter 3, Implementing and Managing Virtual Machines
  • Chapter 4, Implementing and Managing Virtual Networking
  • Chapter 5, Creating Connectivity between Virtual Networks
  • Chapter 6, Managing Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
  • Chapter 7, Implementing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
  • Chapter 8, Implementing and Managing Hybrid Identities

About the Authors

  • Brett Hargreaves

    Based in the UK, Brett Hargreaves is a lead Azure consultant who has worked for some of the world's biggest companies for over 25 years, helping them design and build cutting-edge solutions. With a career spanning infrastructure, development, consulting, and architecture, he has been involved in projects covering the entire solution stack, including hardware, virtualization, databases, storage, software development, and the cloud. He loves passing on his knowledge to others through books, blogging, and his online training courses, which have over 20,000 students (and counting!).

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  • Sjoukje Zaal

    Sjoukje Zaal is a Microsoft chief technical officer at Capgemini, a Microsoft regional director, and a Microsoft Azure MVP with over 20 years of experience providing architecture, development, consultancy, and design expertise. She mainly focuses on cloud, security, productivity, and IoT. She loves to share her knowledge and is active in the Microsoft community as a co-founder of the user groups Tech Daily Chronicle, Global XR Community, and the Mixed Reality User Group. She is also a board member of Azure Thursdays and Global Azure. Sjoukje is an international speaker, is involved in organizing many events, and has written several books and blogs. Sjoukje is also part of the MVP Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board.

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