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 Execution Models

While the goal of Windows Azure is to provide a platform for development of cloud-based applications, Windows Azure is all about choices. At each layer of the application, developers have numerous options available.

Execution Models:

How and where will an Azure application be executed? There are three options:

Virtual Machine

Virtual Machines - Windows Azure allows you to create a virtual machine on demand from either standard images, or your own custom image. While this places the full administration of that machine in your hands, it also gives you complete flexibility. You specify the VM's size, and have the ability to pay by the hour, only for when that VM is running. This is referred to as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

Web Sites

Web Sites - Windows Azure offers a managed web environment using IIS. Add or remove instances dynamically to scale to your needs. In addition to .NET, it supports PHP, Node.js, SQL Database, MySQL, WordPress, Joomla and Drupal.

 

Cloud Services

Cloud Services - When you need to create a cloud application that is completely reliable, and don't wish the full responsibility of VM administration, Windows Azure provides Cloud Services, also known as Platform as a Service (PaaS).

 About Windows Azure

Microsoft Azure Training from New Horizons

What is Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services—analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web—for moving faster, achieving more, and saving money. Designed so that any developer or IT professional can be productive with Azure, it includes integrated tools, templates and managed services to effectively build and manage enterprise, mobile, Web and Internet of Things (IoT) apps, using skills you already have and technologies you already know.

Microsoft Azure allows you to:

  • Use an open and flexible platform that supports the broadest selection of operating systems, programming languages, frameworks, tools, databases and devices
  • Extend your existing IT through the largest network of secure private connections, hybrid database and storage solutions
  • Protect your data with the first major cloud provider to adopt the new international cloud privacy standard, ISO 27018
  • Run your apps anywhere on a worldwide network of Microsoft-managed datacenters across 22 regions
  • Make smarter decisions using Azure’s predictive analytics services, including Machine Learning, Cortana Analytics and Stream Analytics
 Windows Azure Training & Certification

Microsoft Certification for Azure

Expand the tab below to review the available certification for Azure, required exams and suggested courses for preparation.

MCSA: Linux on Azure

Demonstrate your ability to design,implement and maintain Linux® cloud-enabled solutions leveraging Microsoft Azure open source capabilities.

!Prerequisites
  • No Prerequisites

Step 2

Take These Exams

LFCS: Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator

70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

Step 3

Earn These Certifications

MCSA: Linux on Azure

MCSA: Cloud Platform

Earning an MCSA: Cloud Platform provides the foundation for a position as a cloud administrator or architect and is the first step on your path to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE). It clearly demonstrates your expertise in Microsoft cloud-related technologies to reduce IT costs and deliver more value for the modern business.

!Prerequisites
  • None

Step 1

Choose Two of these courses

20532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

20533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

40442 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

40441 Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions

Step 2

Take Two of these Exams

70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

70-473 Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions

70-475 Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions

Step 3

Earn These Certifications

MCSA: Cloud Platform

MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

Validate your skills in running a data center and demonstrate your expertise in cloud technologies, identity management, systems management, virtualization, storage and networking.

!Prerequisites
  • Earn one of these MCSA certfications
  • MCSA: Windows Server 2016 or
  • MCSA: Cloud Platform or
  • MCSA: Linux on Azure or
  • MCSA: Windows Server 2012

Step 2

Take One of these Exams

70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

70-473 Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions

70-475 Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions

70-744 Securing Windows Server 2016

70-413 Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

70-414 Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

70-246 Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud

70-247 Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud

Step 3

Earn These Certifications

MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

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