Azure Certified Developer AZ-204 Accelerated Exam Prep

Learn Azure development with Microsoft MVPs Tim Warner and Mike Pfeiffer and prepare for the Microsoft Azure Developer (AZ-204) certification exam.

Your Instructors

Tim Warner

Microsoft MVP, Pluralsight teacher, Microsoft Press & Wiley author, Azure solution architect.

Mike Pfeiffer

Microsoft MVP, Pluralsight author, ex-AWS cloud solutions architect, host of CloudSkills.fm podcast.

Join us September 15th-17th
9am - 5pm Central

This LIVE online training course covers every single domain objective from Microsoft's official exam skills outline for the AZ-204 exam.

Develop Azure compute solutions (25-30%)


Implement IaaS solutions
  • provision VMs
  • configure VMs for remote access
  • create ARM templates
  • create container images for solutions by using Docker
  • publish an image to the Azure Container Registry
  • run containers by using Azure Container Instance
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is out of scope
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, and connection strings
  • implement autoscaling rules, including scheduled autoscaling, and scaling by operational or system metrics
Implement Azure functions
  • implement input and output bindings for a function
  • implement function triggers by using data operations, timers, and webhooks
  • implement Azure Durable Functions

Develop for Azure storage (10-15%)


Develop solutions that use Cosmos DB storage
  • select the appropriate API for your solution
  • implement partitioning schemes
  • interact with data using the appropriate SDK
  • set the appropriate consistency level for operations
  • create Cosmos DB containers
  • implement scaling (partitions, containers)
  • implement server-side programming including stored procedures, triggers, and change feed notifications
Develop solutions that use blob storage
  • move items in Blob storage between storage accounts or containers
  • set and retrieve properties and metadata
  • interact with data using the appropriate SDK
  • implement data archiving and retention
  • implement hot, cool, and archive storage

Implement Azure security (15-20%)


Implement user authentication and authorization
  • implement OAuth2 authentication
  • create and implement shared access signatures
  • register apps and use Azure Active Directory to authenticate users
  • control access to resources by using role-based access controls (RBAC)
Implement secure cloud solutions
  • secure app configuration data by using the App Configuration and KeyVault API
  • manage keys, secrets, and certificates by using the KeyVault API
  • implement Managed Identities for Azure resources

Monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize Azure solutions (10-15%)


Integrate caching and content delivery within solutions
  • develop code to implement CDNs in solutions
  • configure cache and expiration policies for FrontDoor, CDNs, or Redis caches Store and retrieve data in Azure Redis cache
Instrument solutions to support monitoring and logging
  • configure instrumentation in an app or service by using Application Insights
  • analyze log data and troubleshoot solutions by using Azure Monitor
  • implement Application Insights Web Test and Alerts
  • implement code that handles transient faults

Connect to and consume Azure services and third-party services (25-30%)


Develop an App Service Logic App
  • create a Logic App
  • create a custom connector for Logic Apps
  • create a custom template for Logic Apps
Implement API Management
  • create an APIM instance
  • configure authentication for APIs
  • define policies for APIs
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
Develop message-based solutions
  • implement solutions that use Azure Service Bus
  • implement solutions that use Azure Queue Storage queues

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Additional bonuses included with your enrollment

In-Depth Practice Exams for AZ-204 Certification

These practice tests are designed to simulate a real exam experience. The questions are based on the official skills outline from Microsoft.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This course is for anybody working in the IT industry who wants to successfully pass the AZ-204 Microsoft Azure Developer certification exams. This course is aimed at IT practitioners who have a general understanding of the Azure platform and software development experience.

The LIVE class will run on September 15th through September 17th, from 9am - 5pm Central Time.

This course includes a collection of practice exams with exhaustive explanations with every single question. These practice tests are designed to simulate a real exam experience. The questions are based on the official skills outline from Microsoft.

Yes! You'll get an online and verifiable certificate of completion, similar to this one.

Yes, anyone who enrolls in this course gets LIFETIME access to all the videos, including some special bonuses!

Enrollment in this course includes lifetime access + updates.

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