Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)

Just thought I would put together a quick post regarding the MCT accreditation and what this means for someone looking to obtain this. I was fortunate to have met the application criteria and have been privileged to receive this award this week. Full details of the award can be found here: Become a Microsoft Certified …

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Jonnychipz – In Conversation with Liam Gulliver

John is joined by DevOps consultant Liam Gulliver in this episode of 'In Conversation with...' where discussions around the perception of DevOps as well as navigating around the plethora of technologies to choose form in the dev and ops worlds! We cover a huge amount of ground in this talk but all centred around helping …

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Day[92/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Exams in the Bag!

Ok so again just a quick post here to really outline how fantastically happy I am to have been able to pass the AZ-204 Developing Solutions with Microsoft Azure Associate Exam. As part of my studies I used a number of resources to help me prepare, but the best things I utilised were to jump …

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Day[91/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Exam Revision and Robot Arm

I should have posted this last night, but I literally ran out of time and had to hit the hay! SO after a productive day in work it was time to return to dad taxi duties with a jaunt to Swindon with my son! I took the opportunity to do a little catch up with …

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Day[85/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Prep for the next WAUG Meet Up and announcing the WAUG CSC!!!

Another day in work drafting designs for some large Teams Voice projects, so a day spent with visio and word documents! I spent an hour over lunch putting the last few updates together for the meet up slide deck, finishing off the Kahoot Quiz kicked off a 3D print of a vase! As you do! …

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Day[82/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Azure Kubernetes Service Workshop

In keeping with this weeks activities around Containers and AKS, I thought I would take the time to work through the following MS Learn Pathway to cement some of the learnings form this week: Azure Kubernetes Service Workshop - Learn | Microsoft Docs Introduction 5 minExercise - Deploy Kubernetes with Azure Kubernetes Service 15 minExercise …

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Day[76/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Update and Stock Take!

Again, it seems that days and weeks are whizzing by in a flash! Which is good and bad at the same time! Work is keeping me exceptionally busy at the moment with new customer projects and opportunities flying around like nobodies business! So, I'm still studying for my AZ-204 behind the scenes so to speak, …

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Day[70/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Creating my First Logic App using VSCode

Logic Apps can of course be created directly in the Azure Portal, but I thought I would get my VS Code environment set up with the necessary plugins and configuration after seeing some cool demo's at the recent Welsh Azure User Group. I am keen to get as much configuration capability worked out and understood …

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Day[69/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – AZ-204 Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure – Exam Prep

On my quest for the AZ-204 Exam Pass I am just curating a list of resources that I will be utilising to prep for the exam in line with the Measured Skills section. This post is to act as a starting point for my studies over the coming weeks and as I develop other learning …

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Day[63/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Catch up day!

Hey all, ok so I think its time for a little bit of reflection and stock taking of everything that's going on in my 100DaysofCloud Challenge! It seems that my options and areas of interest grow by the hour! So....... What's Going on at Work? Easy..... Loads! Still focussed quite heavily on 365 opportunities especially …

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Day[62/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – AZ-400 Azure DevOps Engineer Expert Exam Day

Ok a short Blog post today as woke up at the crack of dawn this morning to do a little bit of last minute swotting for the AZ-400 exam, As I have already passed AZ-104, a pass of this exam would give me the DevOps Engineer Expert Credential. Overall I found the exam to be …

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Day[60/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Choosing the best tools to manage your Azure Environment

I thought I would jump in early today with a little bit of a lighter post on choosing appropriate management tooling to manage your Azure infrastructure. We know that we have several options for managing our Azure Environments, from Azure CLI, to PowerShell, the Azure Portal itself all the way through to utilising Azure Resource …

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Day[29/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Microsoft Ignite Security Challenge

So, Microsoft Ignite 2020 Virtual Edition kicked off in great style yesterday and is a 48 bonanza of learning and news of Microsoft Latest developments! As part of this virtual experience, Microsoft have set up the Cloud Skills Challenge https://csc.docs.microsoft.com/ignite/registration A series of 6 challenges that can be completed as Microsoft Learn modules aligned to …

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Day[25/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Define and implement continuous integration AZ-400

STOP PRESS: I am a 1/4 of the way through my 100DaysOfCloud Challenge!!!! and continue!!....... The Microsoft AZ-400 Exam (Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions) is the next certification I am going to be aiming for. The exam information can be found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/az-400 This will play its part on the pathway to the Microsoft …

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Day[24/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Facilitate communication and collaboration AZ-400

The Microsoft AZ-400 Exam (Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions) is the next certification I am going to be aiming for. The exam information can be found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/az-400 This will play its part on the pathway to the Microsoft Certified DevOps Engineer Expert Certification and will give me a depth of knowledge across the …

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Day[23/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Manage source control AZ-400

The Microsoft AZ-400 Exam (Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions) is the next certification I am going to be aiming for. The exam information can be found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/az-400 This will play its part on the pathway to the Microsoft Certified DevOps Engineer Expert Certification and will give me a depth of knowledge across the …

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Day[22/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Develop a security and compliance plan AZ-400

The Microsoft AZ-400 Exam (Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions) is the next certification I am going to be aiming for. The exam information can be found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/az-400 This will play its part on the pathway to the Microsoft Certified DevOps Engineer Expert Certification and will give me a depth of knowledge across the …

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Day[21/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Develop a Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) strategy AZ-400

The Microsoft AZ-400 Exam (Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions) is the next certification I am going to be aiming for. The exam information can be found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/az-400 This will play its part on the pathway to the Microsoft Certified DevOps Engineer Expert Certification and will give me a depth of knowledge across the …

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Day[20/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Develop an instrumentation strategy AZ-400 – Part 2

The Microsoft AZ-400 Exam (Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions) is the next certification I am going to be aiming for. The exam information can be found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/az-400 This will play its part on the pathway to the Microsoft Certified DevOps Engineer Expert Certification and will give me a depth of knowledge across the …

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Day[19/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Develop an instrumentation strategy AZ-400 – Part 1

The Microsoft AZ-400 Exam (Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions) is the next certification I am going to be aiming for. The exam information can be found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/az-400 This will play its part on the pathway to the Microsoft Certified DevOps Engineer Expert Certification and will give me a depth of knowledge across the …

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Day[18/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Stocktake Day with a bit of Azure DevOps Planning

Phew......... where did this week go?! Ok so I thought Id get my Day 18 blog entry up and out there and use it as a bit of a stop, breathe and reset for the next phase of learnings! In the early part of my 100DaysOfCloud Challenge I was looking at all the different areas …

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Day[17/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Welsh Azure User Group Day!!!

Ok so firstly, apologies...... I didn't get a chance to post this Day 17 up yesterday as I had a pretty packed day of work, learning, customers and User Group sessions!!! It was the day of our Welsh Azure User Group Virtual Meet!! We had some great content and fun to get through over the …

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Day[16/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – AZ-104 Azure Administrator Associate Exam Day

A nice short post today, really happy to tick off the AZ-104 Exam which gives me my updated Azure Administrator Associate Badge. For some reason I have never looked at sitting the exam, so felt that I would use the 100DaysOfCloud Challenge to revise and review my core understanding and knowledge around Azure Admin, of …

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Day[15/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Deploy and manage Azure Compute resources AZ-104

As part of the AZ104 Azure Administrator Associate Exam, the next core area of knowledge is based around the Compute resources, covering various types of Virtual Machine, Disks - both Managed and Unmanaged, keeping VM's updated and deploying them. This area also touches on the concepts of Scalable applications and Microservices running on a Container …

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Day[14/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Configure and Manage Virtual Networks for Azure Admins AZ-104

As part of the AZ104 Azure Administrator Associate Exam, another key area of knowledge required is around the Networking elements of Azure. I have spent some time revisiting the Learning materials that Microsoft have put together, some interesting interactive Azure Sandbox knowledge checks as well in this series. I'm following the MS Learn resources for …

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