How to Prepare for Microsoft Azure 70-533 Exam?

Thanks to the 70-533 “Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions” certification and my “MCSA Windows Server” certification, I am now MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. If you want to pass the 70-533 exam, then you must be well prepared. So in order to prepare this exam, I used some useful resources that I will describe in this article.

Skills measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam:

Design and Implement Azure App Service Apps (10-15%)

  • Deploy Web Apps
  • Configure Web Apps
  • Configure diagnostics, monitoring, and analytics
  • Configure Web Apps for scale and resilience

Create and Manage Compute Resources (20-25%)

  • Deploy workloads on Azure Resource Manager (ARM) virtual machines (VMs)
  • Perform configuration management
  • Design and implement VM storage
  • Monitor ARM VMs
  • Manage ARM VM availability
  • Scale ARM VMs
  • Manage Containers with Azure Container Services (ACS)

Design and Implement a Storage Strategy (10-15%)

  • Implement Azure Storage blobs and Azure Files
  • Manage access
  • Configure diagnostics, monitoring, and analytics
  • Implement storage encryption

Implement Virtual Networks (15-20%)

  • Configure virtual networks
  • Design and implement multi-site or hybrid network connectivity
  • Configure ARM VM networking
  • Design and implement a connection strategy

Design and Deploy ARM Templates (10-15%)

  • Implement ARM templates
  • Control access
  • Design role-based access control (RBAC)

Manage Azure Security and Recovery Services (25-30%)

  • Manage data protection and security compliance
  • Implement recovery services

Manage Azure Operations

  • Enhance cloud management with automation
  • Collect and analyze data generated by resources in cloud and on-premises environments.

Manage Azure Identities

  • Monitor on-premises identity infrastructure and synchronization services with Azure AD Connect Health
  • Manage domains with Azure Active Directory Domain Services
  • Integrate with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
  • Implement Azure AD B2C and Azure AD B2B

Preparation options

1/ You must take a look at “MindHub” because there are some interesting “Exam Packs” that can help you to pass the exam. Actually, you can purchase the following Exam Pack: Microsoft Azure Exam Pack: Azure exam voucher + Retake + Practice test

This pack includes:

  • Voucher good for one (1) MCP exam with one (1) exam retake
  • One (1) Microsoft Official Practice Test, powered by MeasureUp (30-day access)

2/ You must use Official Practice Tests powered by MeasureUp. These tests will help you to understand the common frequently questions that you can get in this exam.

3/ Another interesting option is to create a Pluralsight account. There are many great training courses that can help you to learn more about Azure and this exam: Note that you can create a free trial account.

4/ Go to the Microsoft Virtual Academy and search for “70-533 Preparation”. You will get some useful MVA Courses such as:!q=70-533&lang=1036

5/ Find a Microsoft Learning Partner and follow the Course 20533D. During 5 days, you will learn more about Azure and you will practice with the labs.

6/ Finally, you must practice, practice and practice again! Create your Free Azure account and try all the Azure services to understand how each service works.


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About Nicolas 282 Articles
I work as an IT Production Manager, based in Paris (France) with a primary focus on Microsoft technologies. I have 10 years experience in administering Windows Servers. . I am a Microsoft MVP for Cloud & Datacenter Management. I also received the PowerShell Hero 2016 award by PowerShell.0rg. And finally, I am "MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure", "MCSA: Windows Servers", "Administering & Deploying SCCM", and CheckPoint CCSA certified.