Azure Stack Exam 70-537 Blueprint

As you know the Azure Stack beta exam is out on last week Monday 29-01-2018. Here are the complete blue print details for the exam.

Deploy and Integrate an Azure Stack Environment (20-25%)

  • Build test environments by using the Azure Stack Development Kit (ASDK)
    • Use PowerShell commands; install updated ASDK; troubleshoot failed installs; post-deployment registration
  • Configure DNS for data center integration
    • Configure external DNS name resolution from within Azure Stack; configure Azure Stack DNS names from outside Azure Stack
  • Configure connectivity for data center integration
    • Manage firewall ports needed at the edge; configure connectivity to the data center; install and renew certificates for public endpoints
  • Connect to and perform API-based administration on Azure Stack
    • Connect to the stack by using PowerShell; configure client certificates; configure firewall to support remote administration; establish RBAC roles for the Azure Stack fabric; create subscriptions for end users

Configure PaaS and IaaS for an Azure Stack Environment (25-30%)

  • Configure and administer the App Service resource provider
    • Configure system; configure source control; configure worker tiers; configure subscription quotas; scale worker tiers and App Service infrastructure roles; add custom software; configure IP block list
  • Configure and administer database resource providers
    • Configure and administer the SQL adapter; configure and administer the MySQL adapter; set up SKUs; set up additional hosting capacity
  • Configure and administer IaaS services
    • Implement virtual machine images; prepare Linux and Windows images; prepare a custom image; upload an image

Provide Services to and Enable DevOps for Azure Stack Tenants (25-30%)

  • Create and manage quotas, plans, and offers
    • Create quotas; configure plans; configure offers; configure delegated offers; create add-on plans
  • Manage tenants
    • Add new tenants; remove tenants; manage authentication and authorization; establish RBAC roles for the tenant space
  • Manage the Azure Marketplace
    • Enable Azure Marketplace on Azure Stack; plan new packages; create and publish new packages; download Azure Marketplace items
  • Enable DevOps for tenants
    • Enable version control for tenants; manage ARM templates; deploy ARM templates; debug ARM templates; use Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services to connect to Azure Stack; use continuous integration and continuous deployment to automate a pipeline that targets Azure Stack

Maintain and Monitor an Azure Stack Environment (20-25%)

  • Plan and implement a backup-recovery and a disaster-recovery solution
    • Back up Azure Stack infrastructure services; perform cloud recovery of Azure Stack, replicate and fail over IaaS virtual machines to Azure; backup and restore PaaS resource data; backup and restore of user IaaS virtual machine guest-OS, disks, volumes, and apps
  • Manage and monitor capacity, performance, updates, and alerts
    • Manage storage; monitor available storage; integrate existing monitoring services; manage public IP address ranges; monitor infrastructure component health; monitor Azure Stack memory, public IP addresses, and storage tenant consumption; apply updates; update system firmware; review and react to alerts
  • Manage usage reporting
    • Query the usage database; configure access to the usage database; test usage by using the ASDK; collect the usage data by using the Provider Usage API and the Tenant Usage API; investigate the usage time versus the reported time.

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