Building Your Microsoft Azure Toolchain Hello, and welcome to Pluralsight. Tim Warner here welcoming you to the module entitled, Build Your Microsoft Azure Toolchain. Our Pluralsight learning path for Microsoft exam 70-533, Azure Infrastructure Solutions, is as follows. We have Prepare to Pass the Exam, Implement Websites, Implement Virtual Machine, Implement Cloud Services, which is done by my colleague, Razi, I do all the other courses, Implement Storage, Implement Azure Active Directory, and Implement Virtual Networks. Six of those courses map 1:1 to the objective domains on the exam. And the first course, which is where we are not, deals with metadata, information surrounding the exam. And to that point, we have three modules in the Prepare to Pass course--Understanding Cloud Computing's first, then Build Your Microsoft Toolchain, and, third, Conquer the 70-533 Exam. And we're in the middle of this course presently. What are we going to cover in this module? Well I'm going to do most of it in demo. I want to make sure that we know where to find and where to download the Azure command-line tools. You're going to be tested heavily on your 70-533 exam on both Windows PowerShell and the Azure command-line interface. We're going to install and configure Visual Studio. This is an optional step but highly recommended. And then we're going to install and configure Microsoft WebMatrix, which is an excellent tool, and you can't beat the price--free. Let's get started.
Conquer the 70-533 Exam Hi there, and welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Tim Warner, and this module is entitled Conquer the 70-533 Exam. Our Pluralsight learning path for exam 70-533 consists of the following courses: Prepare to Pass the Test, Implement Websites, Implement Virtual Machines, Implement Cloud Services, Implement Storage, Implement Azure Active Directory, and Implement Virtual Networks as you know by now in technicolor. Those last six course all map 1:1 with Microsoft's blueprint. And we're actually going to see that blueprint and study it together in this module. We are in the Prepare to Pass course. Speaking of which, the Prepare to Pass course consists of three modules. The first, Understand Cloud Computing and Microsoft Azure, second, Build Your Microsoft Azure Toolchain, and Conquer the 70-533 Exam. That's where we are today. My goals for you in this module are (1) we're going to review the prerequisites and exam objectives. We're going to understand what would lead somebody, particularly you, to study for the exam 70-533. What is the exam and what return on investment can it offer you? (2) I want you to understand the exam registration process. If you're already familiar with taking computer- based certification tests, you can skip that if you want to. But I think I should have some good value add for you at any rate. And then, finally, I want to give you some strategy tips on passing the 70-533 exam. I've been taking Microsoft certification exams since 1997, and I have lots of wisdom to share. Let's get started.