Microsoft Azure AZ-204 info

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Az-204 Exam info

Application Insights

Deploy Azure Monitor Application Insights Agent for on-premises servers

Application Map: Triage Distributed Applications

Azure Monitor partner integrations


Authentication and authorization in Azure App Service and Azure Functions

Acquire a token from Azure AD for authorizing requests from a client application

Work with OAuth tokens in Azure App Service authentication


Azure Event Grid

Understanding Azure Events and Messages: Azure Service Bus, Event Grids, and Event Hubs

Azure Event Grid event schema

Choose between Azure messaging services – Event Grid, Event Hubs, and Service Bus


Azure Blob storage bindings for Azure Functions

Timer trigger for Azure Functions

Microsoft Graph

It exposes REST APIs and client libraries to access data on Microsoft cloud services such as 365, Azure, EMS, Windows 10 etc.

Microsoft Graph Documentation

Getting Started with Microsoft Graph Video (Excellent)

Get started with Microsoft Graph

Get a free sandbox, tools, and other resources you need to build solutions for the Microsoft 365 platform. Join the Microsoft 365 Developer Program

Node.js – As an asynchronous event-driven JavaScript runtime, Node.js is designed to build scalable network applications.

About Node.js

Azure Cache for Redis

Azure Cache for Redis Documentation


Microsoft Graph tutorials

Tutorial: Add authentication to your web app running on Azure App Service

Configure your App Service or Azure Functions app to use Azure AD login

Acquire a token from Azure AD for authorizing requests from a client application

Tutorial: Authenticate and authorize users end-to-end in Azure App Service

Create your first durable function in C#

Send messages to an Azure Service Bus topic and receive messages from its subscriptions (.NET)

Send messages to and receive messages from Azure Service Bus queues (.NET)

Walkthrough: Connect an app to Azure Cache for Redis by using .NET Core

Web App

Application Insights monitoring is only available directly for Linux Java and Node. Otherwise need to Manually instrument the application through code by installing the Application Insights SDK.

Application Insights for ASP.NET Core applications

Application Monitoring for Azure App Service Overview

Azure 204 Labfiles

List of lab instructions

Lab issues

Lab 06

Ex 1 Task 2


d.In the Redirect URI text box, enter http\://localhost.


d.In the Redirect URI text box, enter http://localhost.

Lab 11

Ex 2 Task 3

1. dotnet run



for Windows machine

1. dotnet dev-certs https –trust 

    dotnet run

for MAC machine

1. dotnet dev-certs https 

    dotnet run


Ex 2 Task 3 Step 7e

In the Pricing tier drop-down list, select Standard Akamai NOT Standard Microsoft, which only has General web delivery as an option. In Task 5, we will explore 2 different options (General web delivery) and (Video on demand media streaming).

Azure lab setup procedure

1) Create NEW email account suggested password Pa55w.rd1234 where ddmmyy = starting date of your course and xxx = your initials at


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) Make a new folder C:\Labfiles using File Explorer

or from Powershell or Cmd prompt

Md C:\Labfiles (command line)

3) Download and extract into C:\Labfiles


4 ) Download and install Visual Studio Code  Visual Studio Code

Make sure you are logged out of all other email accounts (except the new email account you have created) in ALL browsers before proceding to #5

5) Download and install azure-functions-core-tools v3

a) Download the Node.js  Windows Installer (.msi)

or other OS versions from

Windows 64-bit (VS Code debugging requires 64-bit)

Windows 32-bit

Other OS install instructions

b) Work with Azure Functions Core Tools

6) Redeem Azure pass

Optionally can get Azure FREE Trial with 200.00 credit. (needs credit card for Identity Management)

Azure Free Trial

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Helpful Azure  learning links

Microsoft Learn – – Learn new skills and discover the power of Microsoft products with step-by-step guidance. Start your journey today by exploring our learning paths and modules.

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.

A collection of Azure Exam Resources

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