Sample chapters

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Deployment and configuration

  • By Orin ThomasMay 26, 2020
  • In this sample chapter from Windows Server 2019 Inside Out , author Orin Thomas teaches you how you can use Windows Server images, Windows Deployment Services, Virtual Machine Manager, Desired State Configuration, Puppet, and Chef to deploy and manage the configuration of computers and virtual machines running the Windows Server 2019 operating system.


Describe Azure architecture and services

  • By Jim CheshireOct 25, 2022
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals, 3rd Edition, you will explore key concepts in Azure’s architecture which apply to all Azure services.


Describe core Azure services

  • By Jim CheshireAug 14, 2020
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals, 2nd Edition, author Jim Cheshire reviews core Azure services and solutions.


Describe fundamental principles of machine learning on Azure

  • By Julian SharpFeb 1, 2022
  • Machine learning focuses on identifying and making sense of the patterns and structures in data and using those patterns in software for reasoning and decision making. In this sample chapter from Exam Ref AI-900 Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals, you will learn how to describe common machine learning types, identify the features and labels in a dataset, select and interpret model evaluation metrics, and more.


Describe how to work with relational data on Azure

  • By Francesco Milano, Daniel A. SearaMay 30, 2021
  • Relational data storage is described as storing information based on a predefined structure of the information. In this sample chapter from Exam Ref DP-900 Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals, you will learn how to identify the right data offering for a relational workload, describe relational data structures, and more.


Describe Microsoft 365 apps and services

  • By Craig ZackerApr 17, 2024
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref MS-900 Microsoft 365 Fundamentals, 2nd Edition, you will learn the core productivity solutions of Microsoft 365, including Outlook and OneDrive, as well as endpoint modernization, management concepts, and deployment options in Microsoft 365. This chapter covers exam skills 2.1-2.4.


Design a multidimensional business intelligence (BI) semantic model

  • Sep 7, 2017
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-768 Developing SQL Data Models, learn how to create a multidimensional database by using Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), design and implement dimensions in a cube, and implement measures and measure groups in a cube.


Design a security operations strategy

  • By Yuri Diogenes, Gladys Rodriguez, Mark Simos, Sarah YoungJun 26, 2023
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref SC-100 Microsoft Cybersecurity Architect learn how to define critical events, centralize log collection, and determine valuable security logs. With effective use cases and optimized log retention, you can stay one step ahead of cyber threats.


Design and Implement an Azure Storage Strategy


Design and implement Azure PaaS compute and web and mobile services

  • Apr 7, 2018
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions, 2nd Edition, explore Azure App Services and the skills needed to design, develop, and implement apps.


Design and implement core networking infrastructure

  • By Charles PlutaNov 5, 2022
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref AZ-700 Designing and Implementing Microsoft Azure Networking Solutions, you will review the primary components of a network infrastructure in Azure, which starts with virtual networks.


Design and implement Microsoft 365 services

  • By Orin ThomasJul 23, 2019
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref MS-100 Microsoft 365 Identity and Services, author Orin Thomas teaches the skills of how to manage domains, plan a Microsoft 365 implementation, set up Microsoft 365 tenancy and subscription, manage Microsoft 365 subscription and tenant health, and plan migration of users and data.


Design and Implement Network Infrastructure Services

  • Nov 15, 2012
  • This chapter from Exam Ref MCSE 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure shows you how to design and maintain a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) solution, design a name resolution solution strategy, and design and manage an IP address management solution.

Design data implementation

  • Aug 27, 2018
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-535 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions, explore skills related to the design of Azure Storage solutions, Azure Data Services, NoSQL storage, Cosmos DB storage, and more.


Design data storage solutions

  • By Ashish Agrawal, Avinash Bhavsar, Gurvinder Singh, Mohammad Sabir SopariwalaJun 26, 2023
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref AZ-305 Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions explore the critical concepts of designing data storage solutions and data integration on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Cover topics such as designing solutions for relational and non-relational data, database service tier sizing, scalability, encryption, sharding, read scale-out, and elastic pools.


Design for cloud/hybrid identity

  • Sep 19, 2016
  • The public cloud is growing and expanding services. This chapter from Exam Ref 70-398 Planning for and Managing Devices covers many Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) features and tools.


Design identity and security

  • By Ashish Agrawal, Avinash Bhavsar, MJ Parker, Gurvinder SinghAug 6, 2021
  • The challenge of migrating to a cloud-centered architecture forces us to think of new ways to protect data, resources, and services. In this sample chapter from Exam Ref AZ-304 Microsoft Azure Architect Design, you will learn how to design authentication, authorization, and security for applications.


Design Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Networking

  • Jun 23, 2015
  • After presenting a brief introduction of Microsoft Azure datacenters, this chapter from Exam Ref 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions focuses mostly on IaaS. It introduces tools and services for managing compute and network resources. In addition, it discusses design considerations and patterns to orchestrate these resources into complete solutions.

Design Principles and Patterns for Software Engineering with Microsoft .NET

  • Oct 15, 2008
  • This chapter from Microsoft .NET - Architecting Applications for the Enterprise offers a quick tutorial about software engineering. It first outlines some basic principles that should always inspire the design of a modern software system and then discusses principles of object-oriented design.

Designing a Client Life Cycle for Windows 7 Desktop Administrators

  • Oct 11, 2010
  • This chapter from MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-686): Windows 7 Enterprise Desktop Administrator covers designing and managing a licensing strategy, designing a client hardware platform and migrating user profiles.

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