I had a great opportunity to attend an OpenHack Serverless event and guided my team in their hacking adventure. It was a great training/hacking event where participants team up to solve a close, real-world problem using the technology.
What my team did?
My team consisted of five professionals who had various levels of experience with Azure and its Serverless tech stack. As a team they were able to overcome a number of success criteria by solving problems and unlocking next challenges over the day. A number of different serverless technologies have been used in this event, such as:
Azure Logic App
Azure Cosmos DB
Azure Key Vault
Azure Event Grid
Azure Event Hub
How coaches help their Team?
As their Coach, I have leveraged my understanding of how to build and deploy an Azure Serverless solution and lead my team to learn and follow best practices through a Serverless OpenHack event.
My team will leverage these skills to understand and explain the serverless tech challenges to a diverse team of customers. Each participant of this event also provided product feedback directly to Microsoft employees.
If you get an opportunity to participate in a Microsoft OpenHack event, don’t miss that. You will be really challenged with your skills and learn much more while enjoying the event.
If you did miss most of the Build then no worries, as it has recorded sessions that you can watch on your schedule.
Please, join me and Marcos today, if you missed certification and learning announcements during the Build event. We will address a very important topic: Cloud Certification Journey, and share tips & bits on getting yours started.
You have a selection choice to pick the right challenge for YOU & earn #free#examvoucher. Available challenges are listed below:
✔️ Microsoft 365: Building Applications and Solutions Challenge ✔️ Azure Developer Challenge ✔️ IoT Developer Challenge ✔️ Azure Cosmos DB Developer Challenge ✔️ Power Platform: Functional Consultant Challenge ✔️ Power Platform: App Maker Challenge ✔️ Microsoft Security: Who Hacked? Challenge ✔️ Data and AI: Who Hacked? Challenge
What happens when I complete a challenge?
You will be notified by email and become eligible to redeem one exam voucher. Exam voucher is an official Microsoft exam payment code (💲165 or £ 113 value) you earn for #free by completing the cloud skills challenge on-time.
You can redeem an #examvoucher for an eligible exam listed below: 🌟 AI-102: Designing and Implementing a Microsoft Azure AI Solution 🌟 AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure 🌟 AZ-220: Microsoft Azure IoT Developer 🌟 AZ-400: Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions 🌟 DP-420: Designing and Implementing Cloud – Native Applications Using Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB 🌟 MS-600: Building Applications and Solutions 🌟 PL-100: Microsoft Power Platform App Maker 🌟 PL-200: Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant 🌟 PL-300: Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst 🌟 SC-200: Microsoft Security Operations Analyst 🌟 SC-300: Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator
I wish you all GOOD LUCK in this challenge 🤞
Please, don’t forget to tag me on LinkedIn or Twitter once your challenge is completed or you pass the exam!
I had a great joy while interacting with a number of attendees. Thank You for checking this blog and please feel free to reach out back with your questions.
As you might know, the Azure Bicep language brings a new Infrastructure as a Code (IaC) approach to manage your Azure resources in a clean way. We also have a classic ARM JSON template that is/was traditionally used to define Azure infrastructure resources in a declarative way.
However, it is not easy to author and maintain ARM JSON templates when your project grows in complexity.
But, I have good news for you – Microsoft infrastructure team has been working on new language to ease this process. Thus, an Azure Bicep language is created to simplify management of your infrastructure while re-using the code.
In this, I have introduced new features and capabilities of Azure Bicep v0.5 & v0.6 language. You also see demos on how it is simple to create, manage a modularized Azure infrastructure-as-code, while using familiar tools and extensions on VS Code.
If you missed this session, no worries, you are covered, as this session was recorded. It is freely availiable on the #cloudmarathoner 🖐 ⏩ YouTube channel here.
The slides and as well as links to the recommended resources are posted on my 🖐 🍴 GitHub repo here.
Please, feel free to check up this GitHub repo, share & fork it as you like 👍
Two weeks ago, I have earned and shared a Microsoft Advertising badge. I got several request to provide information about the training material and my expereince with the exam.
What is the digital advertising?
Well, if you are you new to digital advertising, then these Microsoft courses will provide you an introduction to the digital marketing industry. You could start learning the foundations and then looking at search, shopping, and display advertising.
Earn the Badge
By complete the 4 courses in the Learning Path (in any order) you could earn a digital Badge. As you know, it can be shared and verified on LinkedIn or other social media platforms to demonstrate your new knowledge.
Keep in mind that each chapter has assessment questions
Finally, review all the material and get ready to pass the final assessment
Few days ago, I was really honored to receive an invitation to speak at a great “Career Panel” Q&A event from Robin Smorenburg and Kevin Evans. This event was the first organized event of Streaming Clouds.
Oh boy, it was such an interesting and honest discussion where myself and other guests honestly shared experiences and struggles, while addressing questions from the live audience.
This panel focused on addressing the following hot question: – How to break into a cloud career or how to get your career journey to the next stage?
This event covered the certifications and how to gain hands-on experience, community and personal branding, and mentorship.
Dear friends, this event was recorded and available for re-watch at the following LinkedIn url.
High availability (HA) is an important quality measure of computing infrastructure that is mission-critical for the customer facing applications and overall organization’s systems. High availability permits the computing infrastructure to continue functioning, even when certain components fail.
Thus, cloud solution providers (CSPs) are expected to deliver certain measures and guarantees to claim the high availability of the offered services.
The diagram below, equates Service Level Agreement (SLA) percentual to actual downtime, measured in seconds per week, month and year.
How to achieve High Availability in Azure?
Azure infrastructure is composed of geographies, regions, and availability zones which in turn limits the impact of a physical server or Sofware update failure and therefore limit potential impact to customer applications and data.
The Azure availability zones construct was developed to provide a software and networking solution to protect against datacenter failures and to provide increased high availability (HA) to the Azure customers.
The references below are taken from official Microsoft docs and focused on designing HA solutions in Azure. You could also find it helpful to check the Microsoft docs and learning paths with [Tutorials] below 😉.
This collection of links is gathered with a focus on the exam objectives of the AZ-305 certification exam.