CBT Nuggets trainer Ben Finkel recently updated his Microsoft Azure 70-533 course, giving you the latest training toward earning your Microsoft Azure certification.
Ben addresses all of the concepts, terminology, and technology covered in the Microsoft Azure 70-533 exam.
In this 43-video course, Ben will teach you how to implement enterprise-grade application architecture on the Microsoft Azure Platform.
We asked Benabout his new course and how you can get more out of your training.
Q: Why should companies train their IT professionals in Microsoft Azure? What value does it bring?
Azure offers enterprise-class cloud services and products that are ready right out of the box to support a wide range of new and legacy application deployments. Azure cloud software allows for worldwide distribution and scaling of applications of any size, which means companies can ensure their services are responsive and available around the globe 24/7.
Azure relies on popular Microsoft technologies that your workforce is already familiar with and also integrates popular open source alternatives for maximum flexibility and cost savings.
Q: Who should learn Microsoft Azure? What kind of career will Azure skills set you up for in the IT industry?
Anyone expecting to be involved in the IT industry during the next two decades should be learning Azure. Cloud services are now an established and integral part of every industry. Azure is an environment for programmers and developers, system admins, devops professionals, team leaders, systems architects, and security and support. Learning Azure will ensure you’re a marketable individual with a skill set that is already prepared for the future.
Q: Any out-of-the-box tips for learners to get the most out of your course?
As always, practice, practice, practice! Open the Azure portal on your own computer, create an account, and try out all of the different tasks that we cover. Launch a PowerShell window and work with the PowerShell cmdlets. Install the Azure CLI and learn your way around that as well. The more hands-on experience you have with the product the more everything will “click” for you.
Q: What’s one real-world application someone can expect to use, thanks to this course?
Any real-world software deployment can be done using Microsoft Azure. Write a web app and deploy it to an Azure App Service. Connect that app to an Azure SQL database, store static images for that app in an Azure Storage account. Load balance traffic from around the world to multiple deployments of the application for performance and availability.
Q: What course(s) or certification(s) should learners complete before diving into your latest Azure 70-533 course?
70-533 is mostly intended to be a stand-alone certification. However, it is part of an Azure series that includes Exam 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions and (the upcoming) Exam 70-535: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions. Neither of those are required before working on this certification but 70-532 can be an easier way to ramp into the world of Azure.
Q: What course(s) or certification(s) should learners look to jump into after they complete your newest Azure 70-533 course?
Like I mentioned above, the 70-532 and 70-535 certifications are designed as companion certifications to 70-533. Passing any two of those exams earns you the Microsoft MCSA: Cloud Platform certification. You can also combine 70-533 with the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator certification to earn the MCSA: Linux on Azure certification.