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Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate

Microsoft Azure Developers design, build, test, and maintain cloud solutions, such as applications and services, partnering with cloud solution architects, cloud DBAs, cloud administrators, and clients to implement these solutions.

Required exams: Exam AZ-203

Optional prerequisite: 1 exam | See details

Skills measured

Develop for cloud storage

Develop solutions that use file storage

  • implement quotas for file shares in storage account
  • move items in file shares between containers asynchronously
  • set file storage container properties in metadata

Develop solutions that use a relational database

  • create, read, update, and delete database tables by using code
  • implement dynamic data masking

Create Platform as a Service (PaaS) Solutions

Create an app service Logic App

  • create a custom connector for Logic Apps, a custom template for a Logic App
  • create a Logic App
  • package an Azure App Service Logic App

Create app or service that runs on Service Fabric

  • develop a stateful Reliable Service and a stateless Reliable Service
  • develop an actor-based Reliable Service
  • write code to consume Reliable Collections in your service

Schedule bulk operations

  • define the batch output and conditions by using Batch Service API
  • write code to run a batch job
  • run a batch job by using Azure CLI, Azure Portal, and other tools

Design and develop applications that run in containers

  • configure diagnostic settings on resources
  • create a container image by using a Docker file
  • create an Azure Container Service (ACS/AKS) cluster by using the Azure CLI and Azure Portal
  • publish an image to the Azure Container Registry
  • implement an application that runs on an Azure Container Instance
  • implement container instances by using Azure Container Service (ACS/AKS), Azure Service Fabric, and other tools
  • manage container settings by using code

Secure cloud solutions

Implement access control

  • implement Claims-Based Access Control (CBAC) and Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) authorization

Develop for an Azure cloud model

Develop for asynchronous processing

  • implement parallelism, multithreading, processing, durable functions, Azure logic apps, interfaces with storage, interfaces to data access, and appropriate asynchronous compute models

Develop for autoscaling

  • implement autoscaling rules and patterns (schedule, operational/system metrics, code that addresses singleton application instances, and code that addresses transient state

Implement distributed transactions

  • identify tools to implement distributed transactions (e.g., ADO.NET, elastic transactions, multi-database transactions)
  • manage transaction scope
  • manage transactions across multiple databases and servers

Implement cloud integration solutions

Configure a message-based integration architecture

  • configure an app or service to send emails, Event Grid, and the Azure Relay Service
  • create and configure a Notification Hub, an Event Hub, and a Service Bus
  • configure queries across multiple products
  • configure an app or service with Microsoft Graph

Develop an application message model

  • create a message schema and a message exchange
  • create an event model
  • create topics and subscriptions

Develop Azure Cognitive Services, Bot, and IoT solutions

Integrate Azure Cognitive Services in an application

  • develop solutions by using intelligent algorithms that identify items from images and videos
  • develop solutions by using intelligent algorithms related to speech, natural language processing, Bing Search, and recommendations and decision making

Create and integrate bots

  • create a bot by using the Bot Framework
  • create a natural language conversation flow
  • manage bots by using the Azure Portal
  • register a bot by using the Bot Framework

Create and implement IoT solutions

  • configure Azure Time Series Insights
  • configure Stream Analytics service for inputs and outputs
  • establish bidirectional communication with IoT devices by using IoT Hub
  • register devices with IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service

Develop Azure Infrastructure as a Service compute solutions

Implement solutions that use virtual machines (VM)

  • provision VMs
  • create ARM templates
  • configure Azure Disk Encryption for VMs

Implement batch jobs by using Azure Batch Services

  • manage batch jobs by using Batch Service API
  • run a batch job by using Azure CLI, Azure portal, and other tools
  • write code to run an Azure Batch Services batch job

Create containerized solutions

  • create an Azure Managed Kubernetes Service (AKS) cluster
  • create container images for solutions
  • publish an image to the Azure Container Registry
  • run containers by using Azure Container Instance or AKS

Develop Azure Platform as a Service compute solutions

Create Azure App Service Web Apps

  • create an Azure App Service Web App
  • create an Azure App Service background task by using WebJobs
  • enable diagnostics logging

Create Azure App Service mobile apps

  • add push notifications for mobile apps
  • enable offline sync for mobile app
  • implement a remote instrumentation strategy for mobile devices

Create Azure App Service API apps

  • create an Azure App Service API app
  • create documentation for the API by using open source and other tools

Implement Azure functions

  • implement input and output bindings for a function
  • implement function triggers by using data operations, timers, and webhooks
  • implement Azure Durable Functions
  • create Azure Function apps by using Visual Studio

Develop for Azure storage

Develop solutions that use storage tables

  • design and implement policies for tables
  • query table storage by using code
  • implement partitioning schemes

Develop solutions that use Cosmos DB storage

  • create, read, update, and delete data by using appropriate APIs
  • implement partitioning schemes
  • set the appropriate consistency level for operations

Develop solutions that use a relational database

  • provision and configure relational databases
  • configure elastic pools for Azure SQL Database
  • create, read, update, and delete data tables by using code

Develop solutions that use blob storage

  • move items in blob storage between storage accounts or containers
  • set and retrieve properties and metadata
  • implement blob leasing
  • implement data archiving and retention

Implement Azure security

Implement authentication

  • implement authentication by using certificates, forms-based authentication, or tokens
  • implement multi-factor or Windows authentication by using Azure AD
  • implement OAuth2 authentication
  • implement Managed Service Identity (MSI)/Service Principal authentication

Implement access control

  • implement CBAC (Claims-Based Access Control) authorization
  • implement RBAC (Role-Based Access Control) authorization
  • create shared access signatures

Implement secure data solutions

  • encrypt and decrypt data at rest and in transit
  • create, read, update, and delete keys, secrets, and certificates by using the KeyVault API

Monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize solutions

Develop code to support scalability of apps and services

  • implement autoscaling rules and patterns (schedule, operational/system metrics, singleton applications)
  • implement code that handles transient faults

Integrate caching and content delivery within solutions

  • store and retrieve data in Azure Redis cache
  • develop code to implement CDNs in solutions
  • invalidate cache content (CDN or Redis)

Instrument solutions to support monitoring and logging

  • configure instrumentation in an app or service by using Application Insights
  • analyze and troubleshoot solutions by using Azure Monitor
  • implement Application Insights Web Test and Alerts

Connect to and consume Azure services and third-party services

Develop an App Service Logic App

  • create a Logic App
  • create a custom connector for Logic Apps
  • create a custom template for Logic Apps

Integrate Azure Search within solutions

  • create an Azure Search index
  • import searchable data
  • query the Azure Search index

Establish API Gateways

  • create an APIM instance
  • configure authentication for APIs
  • define policies for APIs

Develop event-based solutions

  • implement solutions that use Azure Event Grid
  • implement solutions that use Azure Notification Hubs
  • implement solutions that use Azure Event Hub

Develop message-based solutions

  • implement solutions that use Azure Service Bus
  • implement solutions that use Azure Queue Storage queues

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Exam AZ-203

Exam AZ-203: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure

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This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: develop Azure Platform as a Service compute solutions; develop for Azure storage; implement Azure security; monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize solutions; and connect to and consume Azure services and third-party services. Learn more.

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