Microsoft Azure Exam AZ-302 Study Notes

This exam is a transition for those who already passed AZ-535. AZ-302: Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect certification transition is is based on both AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies & AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architecture Design. The exam is very in-depth and covers the topics: Determine Workload Requirements (15-20%) Design and Identity Security (5-10%) Design a Business…

Securing your secrets using Azure Key Vault and Virtual Machine Managed Identity

In my previous blog I gave an overview of Azure Managed Identity, specifically around virtual machines and managed identities. In this, I will be detailing the process of implementing a secure use of Key Vault with this virtual machine and how Identity Management can be used to retrieve secrets. There are two types of managed…

Enabling Microsoft Antimalware User Interface in Azure

Installed the IaaSAntimalware “Microsoft Antimalware” extension and trying to access the User Interface within your RDP session and getting this restriction error? Run the below PowerShell snippet: You can now open System Centre Endpoint Protection

Azure Managed Identities

Keeping credentials safe and secure has always been a priority, even more so when in the cloud – quite a potential challenge this can be within your application, virtual machine or requirements to authenticate to additional cloud services Within Microsoft Azure, using managed identities is one of the security precautions can assist you with the…

Azure Action Groups:- What are they?

Action Groups within Azure are a group of notification preferences and/or actions which are used by both Azure Monitor and service alerts. They can be defined in various ways depending on the environment you are working on, whether one action group is used for all alerts or action groups are split into different alerting scenarios.…

Microsoft Azure Exam AZ-102 Preparation Tips And Study Notes

This exam is a transition for those who have already passed 70-533.AZ-102 exam is based on both AZ-100: Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment & AZ-101: Microsoft Azure Integration and Security. Exam questions weighing in roughly 50/50 from both exams. AZ:100 exam topics covered: Manage Azure Subscriptions and Resources (5-10%) Implement and Manage Storage (5-10%) Configure…

Microsoft Azure:- Exam Preparation Tips

As of writing this blog, I have passed the following Microsoft Azure Exams:- Microsoft 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Solutions Microsoft 70-535: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions Microsoft AZ-102: Microsoft Azure Administrator Certification Transition I thought my next blog I will go into some detail exam preparation tips aimed at Microsoft Azure exams. The exam set I…

Network Security Groups: 10 suggestions for best practice!

As mentioned in a previous blog – NSG’s control access by permitting or denying network traffic in a number of ways, whether it be:- Communication between different workloads on a vNET Network connectivity from on-site environment into Azure Direct internet connection 1. One NSG to rule them all Do you really need a NSG per subnet? Or…

Microsoft FutureDecoded 2018

I had the pleasure of attending this two day event “Microsoft FutureDecoded” in London Excel, thanks to @kainossoftware for sending me. The two days consisted of multiple Keynotes and numerous breakout sessions, infact over 100 of these! Day1 opened with a keynote consisting off: Michael Wignall – Microsoft UK CTO Cindy Rose – Microsoft UK…

Azure Virtual Machine:- Cost saving!

Azure Virtual Machine cost saving – 10 ways to save! 1. Virtual Machine Up-Time A simple procedure to implement that can have a big impact on your monthly cost! Have a review of your virtual machines, do they need to be on 24/7? A quick sum:- Virtual Machine D11v2  Region: UK South per hour cost:…

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