Microsoft Azure AZ-301 info by David Papkin

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Azure AD 

What is Azure Active Directory Domain Services?

Compare self-managed Active Directory Domain Services, Azure Active Directory, and managed Azure Active Directory Domain Services

Tutorial: Create and configure an Azure Active Directory Domain Services instance

How objects and credentials are synchronized in an Azure AD Domain Services managed domain

Azure AD User sign-in options

Azure Bot

Azure Bot Service

Build a Bot in Minutes with QnA Maker

Tutorial: Create and deploy a basic bot

Tutorial: Use QnA Maker in your bot to answer questions

Cosmos  DB

A technical overview of Azure Cosmos DB

Global data distribution with Azure Cosmos DB – overview

What is Azure SQL Database service

Explaining Consistency levels through Baseball

Consistency levels in Azure Cosmos DB

Azure Data Catalog

What is Azure Data Catalog?

Azure Data Catalog documentation

Azure Data Factory

Introduction to Azure Data Factory

Azure Data Factory

Create Azure Data Factory from Cloudshell

Azure Data Lake

Azure Data Lake is an on-demand scalable cloud-based storage and analytics service. It can be divided in two connected services, Azure Data Lake Store (ADLS) and Azure Data Lake Analytics (ADLA). ADLS is a cloud-based file system that allows the storage of any type of data with any structure, making it ideal for the analysis and processing of unstructured data.

Azure Data Lake Analytics

Azure Data Lake Analytics is a parallelly-distributed job platform that allows the execution of U-SQL scripts on the Cloud. The syntax is based on SQL with a twist of C#, a general-purpose programming language first released by Microsoft in 2001.

Azure Data Lake Storage

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1 (previously known as Azure Data Lake Store) is an enterprise-wide hyper-scale repository for big data analytics workloads. Data Lake Storage Gen1 lets you capture data of any size, type, and ingestion speed. The data is captured in a single place for operational and exploratory analytics.

Data Lake Storage Gen2 is the result of converging the capabilities of Microsoft two existing storage services, Azure Blob storage and Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1.

Azure Data Lake Storage Docs

Quickstart: Analyze data in Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 by using Azure Databricks

What is Apache Hadoop?

Deploying Resources

The Azure Building Blocks project is a command line tool (azbb) and set of Azure Resource Manager templates designed to simplify deployment of Azure resources. Users author a set of simplified parameters to specify settings for Azure resources, and the command line tool merges these parameters with best practice defaults to produce a set of final parameter files that can be deployed with the Azure Resource Manager templates.

Azure Building Blocks: Simplifying Resource Deployment

Azure HDInsight

Azure HDInsight is a cloud service that allows cost-effective data processing using open-source frameworks such as Hadoop, Spark, Hive, Storm, and Kafka, among others.

Using Apache Sqoop, we can import and export data to and from a multitude of sources, but the native file system that HDInsight uses is either Azure Data Lake Store or Azure Blob Storage.

What is Azure HDInsight?

Azure HDInsight documentation

Azure SQL Data Warehouse

What is Azure SQL Data Warehouse?

SQL Data Warehouse Documentation

Quickstart: Create and query an Azure SQL Data Warehouse in the Azure portal

What is Polybase

Polybase Tutorial


Azure Stream Analytics

What is Azure Stream Analytics?

Azure Stream Analytics documentation

Azure Event Hub Stream Analytics and Power BI demo (Lab 6 concepts)

Comparison of Databricks vs HDInsight vs Data Lake Analytics

Cloud Analytics on Azure: Databricks vs HDInsight vs Data Lake Analytics

Azure Machine Learning

What is Machine Learning?

Getting started with ML


Language Understanding


AZ-301 Labs Materials

1) Create NEW email account password Pa55w.rd1234 where xxx = your initials.


The new Microsoft account is needed for the Azure Pass used for the labs in this course. The use of any other account is not supported for this class.  Appreciate your understanding.

2) Md C:\Labfiles

3) Download and extract into C:\Labfiles


4 ) Download and install Visual Studio Code  Visual Studio Code

5) Let Instructor know you are ready for the next step.

Optional Labs





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Microsoft Azure Forums  The Azure forums are very active. You can search the threads for a
specific area of interest. You can also browse categories like Azure Storage, Pricing
and Billing, Azure Virtual Machines, and Azure Migrate.

Azure Architecture Center  Gain access to the Azure Application Architecture Guide,
Azure Reference Architectures, and the Cloud Design Patterns.

Microsoft Learning Community Blog  Get the latest information the certification
tests and exam study groups.  Channel 9 provides a wealth of informational videos, shows, and

Azure Tuesdays With Corey  Corey Sanders answers your questions about
Microsoft Azure – Virtual Machines, Web Sites, Mobile Services, Dev/Test etc.

Azure Fridays  Join Scott Hanselman as he engages one-on-one with the engineers
who build the services that power Microsoft Azure as they demo capabilities,
answer Scott’s questions, and share their insights.

Microsoft Azure Blog  Keep current on what’s happening in Azure, including what’s
now in preview, generally available, news & updates, and more.

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