The Microsoft cybersecurity architect has subject matter expertise in designing and evolving the cybersecurity strategy to protect an organization’s mission and business processes across all aspects of the enterprise architecture. This certification will be available on April 7, 2022.
Before I add/update my resources (coming soon) let’s look at some resources already out there..
Below are the exam objectives for the AZ-305 exam which come from https://aka.ms/AZ-305. Throughout my AZ-305 CERT session I have many links that I show on YouTube and are the source for the content that I show and share. Below are those links so you can explore them further if you wish. I cannot possible tell you everything in 60+ minutes. Plus sometimes it helps to also read over what you have heard. And quite possibly you may run across nuggets of information that I may not have addressed.
I also want to cross reference Thomas Maurer’s AZ-305 blog where he creates a lot of resource links. I usually start with that first, and then see if I can find anything else that may help.
When I used to have an appointment every weekend in Downtown detroit, the Whole Foods was across the street from where I was. And they had / have a wonderful Smoothie Bar. Not the foo foo smoothie type of place using ice cream or yogurts, but made just with real whole foods! It was sooo good, everytimeI I travel and find a Whole Foods, I look to see if they have a Smoothie Bar. They are pretty rare. So now whenever I pop into the Detroit Whole Foods, I automatically pop in to get this smoothie. This was the top selling smoothie when I used to go there, and still my favorite one too.
I’m taking a new approach to my study resources and trying to simplify it all. To start off, a simple URL for each eam to get to the corresponding exam objectives. In this case it’s aka.ms/SC-400. The, just append “StudyGuide and then you will have all of the resources that I used to create these sessions and links for you to further study a little deeper on areas that you are not as strong in. In the case of this blog, it is https://aka.ms/SC-400StudyGuide. I can’t review everything in my C.E.R.T. sessions, but try to highlight what areas I think are closest to what the exam objectives called out. Then you have two choices. 1. Listen through the audio sessions on YouTube, plus all of the links on the blog. No PowerPoints to drill down to. Just the resources to quickly listen to, or research through to get your ready faster!
How to prepare for any exam
Below I am going to link all the resource links that I find in order to build out my review slides. This is the process I use to build out my C.E.R.T. sessions on YouTube –https://aka.ms/YouTube/CERT.
Hello once again! This will be an evolving blog, but many are asking what are the specific certifications around Azure Stack. Below is an excerpt from our engineering group.
“Customers told us that compliance paperwork is a major frustration. To alleviate that, Azure Stack is going through a formal assessment with a 3PAO (3rd-Party Assessor Organization). The outcome of this effort will be documentation on how the Azure Stack infrastructure meets the applicable controls from several major compliance standards. Customers will be able to use this documentation to jump-start their certification process. For the first round of assessments, we are targeting the following standards: PCI-DSS and the CSA Cloud Control Matrix. The former addresses the payment card industry while the latter gives comprehensive mapping across multiple standards.
As my career progresses and I dive deeper and deeper into the cloud, every once in a while my core Windows Server Active Directory roots come up and tap me on the shoulder. Or else others ping me to say “Hey, where are the best resources out there for Active Directory goodness?”. Since many of these links are oldies but goodies, I want to collect and collate the best current and past links for you, me and our customers. Hope you enjoy and please share!
Having taken some recent internal PKI training, I decided to take my internal PKI resources, update with some of the newer concepts I have been learning about, and am now sharing with you. This is a lot! But if you want to really know PKI and Certificates, particularly around Windows Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS), then there is plenty for you to read below 🙂 As I find new and update resources, I will refresh this blog. Enjoy?