I passed the AZ-400 Azure DevOps exam last week, so thought I would share a few thoughts for anyone else considering it.
I mostly used the AZ-400 course on Linux Academy by Tim Lawless to study for it and found it an excellent resource. I thought Tim did a great job of not just covering the topics as per the published curriculum, but also went further into illustrating many of the third-party integrations with Azure DevOps.
I recently passed the exam 70-534: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions so thought I would share a few preparation materials here. From reading the exam blueprint you will notice a certain amount of crossover with 70-533 (and to a slightly lesser extent 70-532), so a fair amount of the resources I used for those exams are also relevant. See my pages here for info on those: https://www.jonathanmedd.net/2017/03/preparing-for-70-533-implementing-microsoft-azure-infrastructure-solutions.html and https://www.jonathanmedd.net/2017/10/preparing-for-70-532-developing-microsoft-azure-solutions.html
In addition for this exam I used the excellent 70-534 preparation course from Scott Duffy on Udemy: https://www.
I recently passed the exam 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions so thought I would share a few preparation materials here. From reading the exam blueprint you will notice a certain amount of crossover with 70-533, so a fair amount of the resources I used for that exam are also relevant. See my page here for info on that one: https://www.jonathanmedd.net/2017/03/preparing-for-70-533-implementing-microsoft-azure-infrastructure-solutions.html
In addition for this exam I used the excellent 70-532 preparation course from Scott Duffy on Udemy: https://www.
I’m not a massive fan of certifications, but I understand why people do them and the benefits which can arise from the whole process of achieving them. I did a lot of them in the past when my career was more geared around infrastructure work rather than coding. However, I wanted to learn about Microsoft Azure and since it is such a large topic to get to grips with, decided that pursuing the 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions exam would be a good way to focus on learning an initial subset of what is available to work with in Azure.
My observations so far with the Azure PowerShell experience have been somewhat mixed and the example in this post will give you a flavour of that. I wanted to create a new Storage Blob Container via PowerShell, rather than through the below process in the web portal:
I looked for cmdlets which could potentially be used:
However, it returned nothing from the AzureRM module, only the Azure module. (There are currently two modules you need to use when working with Azure, some more info here and here) To say this can get confusing when you are new to the topic is an understatement, hopefully this situation is going to improve significantly ASAP.
New-AzureRmResourceGroupDeployment generates the following error:
New-AzureRmResourceGroupDeployment ` -Name $resourceDeploymentName ` -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName ` -TemplateFile $template ` @additionalParameters ` -Verbose -Force New-AzureRmResourceGroupDeployment : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name ‘xxxxxxxxxxx’. At line:5 char:5 + @additionalParameters ` + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [New-AzureRmResourceGroupDeployment], ParameterBindingException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NamedParameterNotFound,Microsoft.Azure.Commands.ResourceManager.Cmdlets.Implementation.NewAzureResourceGroupDeploymentCmdlet
This kind of error seems fairly in tune with the experience I have had so far with the AzureRM PowerShell module, i.
I needed to setup a Minecraft server so that one of my kids could play online against a friend who had moved to another continent and they wanted a few different ways to stay in touch. Since one half of the friendship doesn’t have Xbox Live, but both have the PC / Mac version I figured I could sort out a hosted server for them to play on. There are plenty of places around that will host one for you for a small fee, but since I had some monthly Windows Azure credits via my MSDN subscription I figured I’d have a go setting up my own one and see how that went.