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Exam AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure Online Training & Certification Course
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Microsoft Azure is a highly embraced cloud offering a range of products and services. Azure has enabled businesses to scale up their presence, performance, and profitability with subscription based infrastructure, platform and services. With stringent security for data protection, Azure is a highly available, scalable, and robust platform for deploying and developing business solutions. Hosting, controlling, and managing applications with anytime, anywhere access has led Azure to take a front seat among various cloud platforms. This Azure Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure certification course delivers integral understanding of various solutions of Microsoft Azure.

AZ 204 Course Highlights

  • 32 hrs of instructor-led training
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
  • Microsoft Official Courseware
  • Microsoft Official Course Completion Certificate
  • Azure Pass
  • Access to the recorded sessions

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AZ 204 Course Description


Microsoft Azure is one of the leading cloud services and one of the most sought out skills for IT personnel. With subscription-based technology, platform, and services, Azure has enabled businesses to scale up their presence, results, and profitability. Azure is a highly accessible, scalable, and versatile platform for deploying and developing business solutions, with stringent data security. Azure has risen to the top of the cloud platform rankings thanks to its ability to host, monitor, and manage applications from anywhere at any time. To validate the efficacy of your skills, Microsoft launched AZ-204 Exam: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure. As per Microsoft, the exam is designed to test your knowledge on designing, building, testing, and maintaining cloud applications and services on Microsoft Azure. It is a very lucrative certification which can help a candidate trying for new jobs and promotions.

Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure Highlights

  • In-depth understanding of designing, building, testing, and maintaining cloud applications and services on Microsoft Azure
  • Learning the implementation of IaaS solutions, Azure functions, user authentication and authorization, secure cloud solutions, and API management
  • Exposure to creation of web apps
  • Understanding the development of solutions using Cosmos DB storage and blob storage
  • Gaining knowledge of development of event-based solutions and message-based solutions
  • Experiencing to integrate caching and content delivery within solutions
  • Learning to instrument solutions to support monitoring and logging
Why Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure with InfosecTrain?

The AZ-204 exam has been designed to assess a candidate’s knowledge of developing Azure applications, allowing them to gain experience working with different aspects of Microsoft Azure. Throughout this course, you’ll build on your knowledge of compute solutions, Azure storage, implementing security, monitoring, troubleshooting, and optimizing solutions, connecting to and consuming Azure services, and getting hands-on experience with Azure technologies.

  • We offer entire certification based training.
  • We have certified and highly experienced trainers who have an in-depth knowledge of the subject.
  • Our training schedule is flexible and we also provide recording of the lectures.
  • We deliver post-training support.
  • We also bring forth an interactive Q & A session.
  • This certification will validate your knowledge of various Azure Solutions, which allows you an edge over the other candidate’s in the market.

Target Audience

The Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure Certification is intended for people, who want to:

  • Gain understanding of Azure Solutions like compute and storage
  • Learn to monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize solutions
  • Become Azure Developers
  • Work with Cloud Solution Architects, Cloud DBAs, Cloud Administrators, and clients to implement solutions
  • Participate in all the phases of cloud development
  • IT professionals preparing for AZ-204 exam


This course will provide you an in-depth knowledge of AZ-204. It is mandatory that you have:

  • Proficiency in programming using a high-level programming language supported by Azure
  • 1-2 years of experience in cloud solution creation and Microsoft Azure
  • Skills of designing, building, testing, and maintaining cloud applications
  • Knowledge of designing, building, testing, and maintaining services on Microsoft Azure

Exam Information

The candidates need to pass the following certification exam get recognized as certified Azure Administrator:

Certification Name Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure Exam AZ-204
Test Format Multiple Choice Questions and Multi-Response
Number of Questions 40 to 60
Duration 150 Minutes
Passing Score 70%
Exam Languages English, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), and Korean



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AZ 204 Course Objectives

This Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure Certification aims to explain:

  • All phases of cloud development from requirements definition and design, to development, deployment, and maintenance
  • Performance tuning, and monitoring
  • Develop for Azure storage
  • Implementing Azure security
  • Develop Azure compute solutions
  • Monitoring, troubleshooting, and optimizing Azure solutions
  • Connecting to and consuming Azure assistance and third-party services
  • Building and designing cloud-based software solutions using the Microsoft Azure cloud platform
  • Implementing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Solutions

AZ 204 Course Content

1. Develop Azure compute solutions (25-30%)
1.1 Implement IaaS solutions

  • Provision virtual machines (VMs)
  • Configure, validate, and deploy ARM templates
  • Configure container images for solutions
  • Publish an image to the Azure Container Registry
  • Run containers by using Azure Container Instance

1.2 Create Azure App Service Web Apps

  • Create an Azure App Service Web App
  • Enable diagnostics logging
  • Deploy code to a web app
  • Configure web app settings including SSL, API settings, and connection strings
  • Implement autoscaling rules including scheduled autoscaling and autoscaling by operational or system metric

1.3 Implement Azure functions

  • Create and deploy Azure Functions apps
  • Implement input and output bindings for a function
  • Implement function triggers by using data operations, timers, and webhooks
  • Implement Azure Durable Functions
  • Implement custom handlers

2. Develop for Azure storage (15-20%)
2.1 Develop solutions that use Cosmos DB storage

  • Select the appropriate API and SDK for a solution
  • Implement partitioning schemes and partition keys
  • Perform operations on data and Cosmos DB containers
  • Set the appropriate consistency level for operations
  • Manage change feed notifications

2.2 Develop solutions that use blob storage

  • Move items in Blob storage between storage accounts or containers
  • Set and retrieve properties and metadata
  • Perform operations on data by using the appropriate SDK
  • Implement storage policies, and data archiving and retention

3. Implement Azure security (20-25%)
3.1 Implement user authentication and authorization

  • Authenticate and authorize users by using the Microsoft Identity platform
  • Authenticate and authorize users and apps by using Azure Active Directory
  • Create and implement shared access signatures

3.2 Implement secure cloud solutions

  • Secure app configuration data by using App Configuration Azure Key Vault
  • Develop code that uses keys, secrets, and certificates stored in Azure Key Vault
  • Implement solutions that interact with Microsoft Graph

4. Monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize Azure solutions (15-20%) 
4.1 Integrate caching and content delivery within solutions

  • Configure cache and expiration policies
  • Configure cache and expiration policies for Azure Redis Cache
  • Implement secure and optimized application cache patterns including data sizing, connections, encryption, and expiration

4.2 Instrument solutions to support monitoring and logging

  • Configure an app or service to use Application Insights
  • Analyze and troubleshoot solutions by using Azure Monitor
  • Implement Application Insights web tests and alerts

5. Connect to and consume Azure services and third-party services (15- 20%)
5.1 Implement API Management

  • Create an APIM instance
  • Configure authentication for APIs
  • Define policies for APIs

5.2 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
  • Import OpenAPI definitions

5.3 Develop message-based solutions

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

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