26/7/2019 0 Comments
This week I passed my AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam and I can tell you, it was a little tricky. In this blog post I'm going to share some of my resources, that helped me understand the range of security services that are available in Microsoft Azure.
Firstly here is a simple visual cheat sheet, that fits beautifully on a page. It outlines all the key security services. The only one missing is Network Security Groups (NSGs) and that's because in my taxonomy I keep these in my networking section.
The second resource I wanted to share, was a set of flashcards that I created on Quizlet. That provides a detailed description of each service, but also a useful link to the Microsoft Azure service documentation. This makes it easy to use the cheat sheet and the flashcards in concert.
Remember this is only covering the security component of the AZ-900 exam. I'll share and explore my diagrams relating to IaaS, DevOps, IoT, Serverless and Datastores in future posts....so stay tuned!
In this blog article, I'm going to outline the key steps required to help transform a medium to large organisation. Digital Transformation is the ability of an organisation to change their culture, in order remain competitive. By using new technologies more effectively than their competitors, this leads to greater market share, lower price points, improved product and/or service quality and constant innovation for clients. Notice that I start with culture, not technology.
I'll draw on my 20+ years of hands-on experience as a solution architect and professional technologist with DXC Technology and Santander, as well as my expertise in running cultural change and technical courses at ALC Training & Consulting.
Here are the key steps and they are in order:
This is the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe):
And this is the top slice of TOGAF. You would use TOGAF as part of the architecture functions in SAFe.
Do you have questions with these steps? Feel free to reach out to me directly:
Have an awesome week, beautiful people.
Paul Colmer is a digital coach for ALC training and consulting, with a real passion for learning and applying disruptive technologies. Paul has responsibility for building and delivering ALC's digital architecture strategy and the development and execution of a number of cloud courses, including Cloud Security (CCSP), Amazon AWS, DevOps, Microsoft Azure and Office 365.