AZ-300 Certification Exam - Overview of 100+ Azure Services

If you want to prepare for azure certification of AZ 300 then this is the first step you look into.
Written by Yashdeep Sahni |01-Aug-2020 | 0 Comments | 554 Views

There are more than 100+ services what Azure offers right now. In this article, I will share detailed information of all the services which you need to cover in this exam.

Azure Services 

Here is the list of all the services you need to know for passing the AZ-300 Exam.

  1. Compute.
  2. Networking.
  3. Storage.
  4. Web + Mobile.
  5. Database.
  6. Analysis.
  7. AI Machine Learning.
  8. Internet of Things (IoT).
  9. Enterprise Integration.
  10. Security + Identity.
  11. Developer Tools.
  12. Management Tools.

Now I will go through each category one by one in detail.


1. Compute

Azure Compute is the heart of Azure or one of the main component of Azure. Compute allows customers to Host applications and websites on the cloud. Services deploy as a package to an Azure datacenter.

  1. Virtual Machine.
  2. Functions.
  3. Container Instances.
  4. Batch.
  5. Service Fabric.
  6. VM Scale Set - VMSS.
  7. Azure Kubernetes Service - AKS.

All the above seven points are on the exam. You need to know what a virtual machine is, when to use it, how to use it, and what kind of workloads Microsoft supports. It's a core offering of Microsoft Azure, and indeed as an Architect, you need to know everything about it.


2. Networking

You can build your network on a global scale either all-in cloud or hybrid using networking services, Azure Networking services are built on one of the largest fiber networks. You can use Azure DNS with Azure Virtual Network resources for deploying advanced networking infrastructure. From Azure Load Balancers you can optimize multiple regions and optimize applications with Azure Availability Zone.

With the help of Azure Application Gateway, you can make scalable, secure, and highly available web front-ends. Customers can accelerate the speed and availability of your content with ACDN - Azure Content Delivery Network.

  1. ACDN - Azure Content Delivery Network.
  2. Azure DNS.
  3. Express Route.
  4. Traffic Manager. 
  5. Load Balancer.
  6. Application Gateway.
  7. VPN Gateway.
  8. DDoS Protection.
  9. Network Watcher. 

From the above points except for DDoS protection, all are in the exam. These all are very important topics of Azure Networking and you will find lots of questions related to networking in the exam.


3. Storage

Storing is all about storing files and binary objects within Azure. Similar to what AWS has with S3. For Modern data storage scenarios, Microsoft announces Azure Storage. Azure Storage offers so many services like file system services for the cloud, good for massively scalable object store for data objects, a messaging store for reliable messaging and a NoSQL store.

Azure Storage is Secure, Durable, Manageable, Scalable, Highly Available and easily accessible.

  1. Blob Storage.
  2. File Storage.
  3. Disk Storage.
  4. Queues.
  5. Data Lake Store.
  6. Backups.
  7. Site Recovery.
  8. Managed Storage.
  9. StorSimple.

File Storage is different from Blob Storage, File Storage can be treated as a disk, so the customer can mount it or attach it to windows.


4. Web + Mobile 

Web and Mobile Modules helps customers to Build and host Powerful, intelligent Web and Mobile applications. In the Web section, you can Choose the language of your choice like .net, Node.js, PHP, Python, Java, etc. and create your web application. Customers can Host those applications on a fully managed platform without any burden to manage the infrastructure.

Same thing with happens in Mobile Section you can create your mobile apps for any platform like Android, iOS, and Windows whatever your business needs. With the help of Azure Mobile Apps, you can power your mobile apps with smart back-end service and the customer can automate the development lifecycle to update faster.

  1. Web Apps.
  2. Mobile Apps.
  3. API Apps.
  4. Logic Apps.
  5. API Management.
  6. Media Services.
  7. Azure Search.
  8. Notification Hub.

There are lots of modules in the Web and Mobile Section but in AZ-300 Exam we need these above all eight topics, and I will discuss these in detail in later posts.


5. Databases

Microsoft Azure Database services are fully managed services for. Azure database services will manage your database automatically and gives the best enterprise-grade performance with built-in high availability to your application so the customers will not worry at all about any downtime. Customers can take advantage of built-in security with automatic monitoring and threat detection etc features.

Support rapid growth and save more time for innovation with a portfolio of secure, enterprise-grade, fully managed database services that support open-source database engines.

  1. SQL Database.
  2. SQL Data Warehouse.
  3. Azure MySQL.
  4. Table Storage.
  5. SQL Server Stretch Database.
  6. Azure PostgreSQL.
  7. Azure Cache for Redis.
  8. Cosmo DB.


6. Analytics

Big data calls for analytics solutions to provide the best values that go beyond the capabilities of traditional data-processing applications. Microsoft offers a huge variety of big data solutions that help customers to store, process, gather, visualize and analyze the data of any velocity, variety or volume. If you are into Big data then this module is a must learn thing for you.

  1. Azure Databricks.
  2. Stream Analytics.
  3. Log Analysis.
  4. HDInsight.
  5. Data Factory.
  6. Data Lake Analytics.
  7. Event Hubs.
  8. Azure Analysis Services.
  9. Apache Spark for Azure HDInsight.
  10. Apache Storm for HDInsight.
  11. R Server for HDInsight.
  12. Data Catalog.
  13. Azure Data Explorer.

These about thirteen topics are in the exam of AZ-300. I will cover these all one by one in future topics.


6. AI + Machine Learning

If you are interested in making smart applications, then Microsoft Azure provides you with a wide variety of AI productivity tools. These AI tools are specially designed for data scientists and developers to create the best AI solutions with max productivity.

  1. Machine Learning Studio.
  2. Cognitive Services.
  3. Bot Services.
  4. Batch AI.
  5. Genomics.
  6. Machine Learning Services.

Above all are in the AZ-300 exam. I will cover these all one by one in future topics.


7. Internet of Things

IoT or the Internet of Things is a solution to those millions of physical devices that are now connected to internet, collecting and sharing data. Thanks to cheap wireless networks and processors that it's possible now to change any small thing to big thing into the part of IoT. By making any hardware into the part of IoT you are giving that dumb hardware Digital intelligence or brain, enabling them to communicate without any human activity involvement.

Azure helps you to connect your devices to the cloud using flexible IoT solutions that integrate with your existing infrastructure.

  1. IoT Hub.
  2. IoT Suite.
  3. Time Series Insight.
  4. Event Grid.
  5. IoT Edge.
  6. Location Services.


8. Enterprise Integration

Enterprise Integration solutions help you to connect your existing on-prem applications in the cloud.

Bring your business workflows together, so they’re consistent and scalable. Expose your APIs to developers and create opportunities for new business models.

  1. Service Bus.
  2. SQL Server Stretch DB.
  3. Data Factory.
  4. Data Catalog.
  5. API Management.
  6. Event Grid.


9. Security

Azure has in-built security services that provide unparallel security intelligence to identify any security threats on your apps, data, or infrastructure. Azure security and enabled advanced threat management can be enabled for cloud or across hybrid cloud environments.

  1. Azure Active Directory.
  2. Multi-factor Authentication.
  3. Azure AD Domain Services.
  4. Key Vault.
  5. Azure AD B2C.
  6. Azure AD B2B.
  7. Security Center.


10. Developer Tools 

If you want to code with the language of your choice then you can use a wide range of SDKs and take full advantage of all-featured integrated development environments (IDEs) and editors with advanced debugging capabilities and built-in Azure support.

Microsoft gives a complete set of development tools for any developer—using any language—to deliver cloud applications.

  1. DevTest Labs.
  2. Application Insight.
  3. Hockey App
  4. Team Services.
  5. App Center.
  6. API Management.


11. Azure Management Tools

In this part of exam, you need to have full knowledge of Azure management tools, and they want to know that you are familiar with all the tools and how much comfortable with Azure Tools.

  1. Scheduler.
  2. Automation.
  3. Azure Portal.
  4. Mobile Apps.
  5. Cost Management.
  6. Azure Migrate.
  7. Cloud Shell.
  8. Azure Advisor.
  9. Application Insight.
  10. Azure Monitor.
  11. Network Watchers.

Only Automation and Azure Advisor are in AZ-300 exam. Rest of these modules are in 70-533 exam.

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