Microsoft Certifications – Azure Developer Associate [ How:to Learn & Earn ]

Microsoft Azure Developer Core Solutions & Advanced Solutions Certification

Azure – New World of Development

Why get certified?

Certifications give you a professional edge by providing globally recognized industry endorsed evidence of skills mastery, demonstrating your abilities and willingness to embrace new technologies. Verify your skills—and unlock your opportunities.

Azure – Certification

What is the Microsoft Azure Developer Associate Certification?

The Microsoft Azure Developer Associate certification exam, AZ-200 “Microsoft Azure Developer Core solutions” will showcase your capabilities being professional Azure Developer.

This certification program validates Azure development process; from solution design, to development and deployment, to testing and maintenance.

The Microsoft Azure Developer Associate in Advanced Solutions, AZ-200 “Microsoft Azure Developer Core solutions” certofication exam help developers to understand business requirements and develop secure, reliable and competitive solution as per business need.

This course is for experienced programmers who want to develop and host solutions in Azure. Participants should have some experience with Azure and must be able to program in at least one Azure-supported language such as C#, Node.js etc. The course covers topics such as Azure architecture, choosing the right solution, developing solutions using Azure’s PaaS compute services, functions and storage services, and implementing secure data solutions.

The certification “Microsoft Certified Azure Developer Associate” consists of two exams:

  • AZ-200: Microsoft Azure Developer – Developing Core Cloud Solutions
  • AZ-201: Microsoft Azure Developer – Developing Advanced Solutions

Azure – Services

Azure provides an ever expanding array of products and services designed to meet all your needs through one convenient, easy to manage platform. Microsoft has leveraged its constantly-expanding worldwide network of data centers to create Azure, a cloud platform for building, deploying, and managing services and applications, anywhere. Azure lets you add cloud capabilities to your existing network through its platform as a service (PaaS) model, or entrust Microsoft with all of your computing and network needs with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Either option provides secure, reliable access to your cloud hosted data—one built on Microsoft’s proven architecture. Below are just some of the capabilities Microsoft offers through Azure and tips for determining if the Microsoft cloud is the right choice for your organization.

 Phases of Azure development Overview

Here is a small overview like structure on how the workflow on azure is generally initialized,

  1. Design
  2. Development
  3. Integration
  4. Implementation
  5. Testing(Unit/UAT)
  6. Support & maintenance

Here are links to the Microsoft Instructor Led Classes:

One of the very basic concepts include – Connecting to Azure Storage Explorer

But….What is Azure Storage?

Azure Storage is Microsoft’s cloud storage solution for modern data storage scenarios. Important data which can be stored at the Azure cloud servers with having no risk of loss. Azure Storage offers a massively scalable object store for data objects, a file system service for the cloud, a messaging store for reliable messaging, and a NoSQL store.

Azure Storage is Durable and highly available, Secure on the cloud, Scalable as per your requirement, Accessible from any device, anytime.

To connect the Azure Storage blobs or files, we need an explorer to view them, We can use an Azure Storage Explorer.

Azure Storage Explorer is a useful GUI tool for inspecting the data in your Azure cloud storage projects including the logs of your cloud-hosted applications.

You can download Azure Storage Explorer for free by clicking on this link:

Steps to connect to Azure Storage using Azure Storage Explorer:

  1. Open Azure Storage Explorer
  2. Click with your right mouse on Storage accounts and click Connect to Azure storage…
  3. Enter your Azure File Storage key.
  4. Enter your Azure File Storage Account Name.
  5. Click Connect.


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