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Adaptive Code, 2nd Edition
Adaptive Code, 2nd Edition

By applying this book's principles, you can create code that accommodates new requirements and unforeseen scenarios without significant rewrites. Gary McLean Hall describes Agile best practices, principles, and patterns for designing and writing code that can evolve more quickly and easily, with fewer errors, because it doesn't impede change. Now revised, updated, and expanded, Adaptive Code, Second Edition adds indispensable practical insights on Kanban, dependency inversion, and creating reusable abstractions. Drawing on over a decade of Agile consulting and development experience, McLean Hall has updated his best-seller with deeper coverage of unit testing, refactoring, pure dependency injection, and more. Master powerful new ways to: Write code that enables and complements Scrum, Kanban, or any other Agile framework; Develop code that can survive major changes in requirements; Plan for adaptability by using dependencies, layering, interfaces, and design patterns; Perform unit ...
Exam Ref 70-744 Securing Windows Server 2016
Exam Ref 70-744 Securing Windows Server 2016

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-744 - and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of securing Windows Server 2016 environments. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSE level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Implement server hardening solutions; Secure a virtualization infrastructure; Secure a network infrastructure; Manage privileged identities; Implement threat detection solutions; Implement workload-specific security. This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives; Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you; Assumes you have experience as a Windows Server administrator and an understanding of basic networking and Hyper-V virtualization fundamentals, Active Directory Domain Services principles, and Windows Server security principles. ...
Exam Ref 70-743 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA
Exam Ref 70-743 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-743 - and demonstrate that your skills are upgraded for Windows Server 2016. Designed for experienced IT pros ready to advance their status, this Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. Focus on the skills measured on the exam: Install Windows servers in host and compute environments; Implement storage solutions; Implement Hyper-V; Implement Windows containers; Implement high availability; Implement Domain Name System (DNS); Implement IP Address Management (IPAM); Implement network connectivity and remote access solutions; Implement an advanced network infrastructure; Install and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS); Implement identity federation and access solutions. This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by the "Skills measured" posted on the exam webpage; Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you; Points to in-depth material by topic for exam can ...
Exam Ref 70-742 Identity with Windows Server 2016
Exam Ref 70-742 Identity with Windows Server 2016

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-742 - and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Windows Server 2016 identity features and functionality. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Install and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS); Manage and maintain AD DS; Create and manage Group Policy; Implement Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS); Implement identity federation and access solutions. This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives; Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you; Assumes you have experience working with Windows Server, Windows clients, and virtualization; are familiar with core networking technologies, and are aware of basic security best practices. ...
Exam Ref 70-741 Networking with Windows Server 2016
Exam Ref 70-741 Networking with Windows Server 2016

Microsoft Exam 70-741 is for IT Pros interested in enhancing their skills for the latest version of Windows Server. This exam validates skills and knowledge for configuring advanced tasks required to deploy, manage, and maintain a Windows Server 2016 infrastructure, such as fault tolerance, certificate services, and identity federation. Passing this exam along with two other exams is required for MCSA and MCSE certifications. The Exam Ref is the official study guide for Microsoft certification exam 70-741. Featuring concise, objective-by-objective reviews and strategic case scenarios and Thought Experiments, exam candidates get professional-level preparation for the exam. The Exam Ref helps candidates maximize their performance on the exam and sharpen their job-role skills. It organizes material by the exam's objective domains Focus is on the skills measured on the exam: Implement Domain Name System (DNS); Implement DHCP; Implement IP Address Management (IPAM); Implement network ...
Exam Ref 70-740 Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016
Exam Ref 70-740 Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-740 - and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Windows Server 2016 installation, storage, and compute features and capabilities. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Install Windows Servers in host and compute environments; Implement storage solutions; Implement Hyper-V; Implement Windows containers; Implement high availability; Maintain and monitor server environments. This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives; Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you; Assumes you have experience working with Windows Server in an enterprise environment; are familiar with core networking infrastructure, topologies, architectures, and protocols; and have experience with Windows clients and virtualization. ...
Programming Microsoft Azure Service Fabric, 2nd Edition
Programming Microsoft Azure Service Fabric, 2nd Edition

This book combines a comprehensive guide to success with Microsoft Azure Service Fabric and a practical catalog of design patterns and best practices for microservices design, implementation, and operation. Haishi Bai brings together all the information you'll need to deliver scalable and reliable distributed microservices applications on Service Fabric. He thoroughly covers the crucial DevOps aspects of utilizing Service Fabric, reviews its interactions with key cloud-based services, and introduces essential service integration mechanisms such as messaging systems and reactive systems. Leading Microsoft Azure expert Haishi Bai shows how to: Set up your Service Fabric development environment; Program and deploy Service Fabric applications to a local or a cloud-based cluster; Compare and use stateful services, stateless services, and the actor model; Design Service Fabric applications to maximize availability, reliability, and scalability; Improve management efficiency via scripting ...
Microsoft Azure Security Center
Microsoft Azure Security Center

This book presents comprehensive Azure Security Center techniques for safeguarding cloud and hybrid environments. Leading Microsoft security and cloud experts Yuri Diogenes and Dr. Thomas Shinder show how to apply Azure Security Center's full spectrum of features and capabilities to address protection, detection, and response in key operational scenarios. You'll learn how to secure any Azure workload, and optimize virtually all facets of modern security, from policies and identity to incident response and risk management. Whatever your role in Azure security, you'll learn how to save hours, days, or even weeks by solving problems in most efficient, reliable ways possible. Two of Microsoft's leading cloud security experts show how to: Assess the impact of cloud and hybrid environments on security, compliance, operations, data protection, and risk management; Master a new security paradigm for a world without traditional perimeters; Gain visibility and control to secure compute, netwo ...
Exam Ref 70-779 Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Excel
Exam Ref 70-779 Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Excel

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-779 - and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Microsoft Excel data analysis and visualization. Designed for BI professionals, data analysts, and others who analyze business data with Excel, this Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Consume and transform data by using Microsoft Excel; Model data, from building and optimizing data models through creating performance KPIs, actual and target calculations, and hierarchies; Visualize data, including creating and managing PivotTables and PivotCharts, and interacting with PowerBI. This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives; Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you; Assumes you have a strong understanding of how to use Microsoft Excel to perform data analysis. ...
Exam Ref 70-535 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
Exam Ref 70-535 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-535 - and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of architecting complete cloud solutions on the Microsoft Azure platform. Designed for architects and other cloud professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Design compute infrastructure; Design data implementation; Design networking implementation; Design security and identity solutions; Design solutions by using platform services; Design for operations. This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam skills; Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you; Includes DevOps and hybrid technologies and scenarios; Assumes you have experience building infrastructure and applications on the Microsoft Azure platform, and understand the services it offers. ...
Exam Ref 70-767 Implementing a SQL Data Warehouse
Exam Ref 70-767 Implementing a SQL Data Warehouse

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-767 - and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of skills for managing data warehouses. This exam is intended for Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) data warehouse developers who create business intelligence (BI) solutions. Their responsibilities include data cleansing as well as ETL and data warehouse implementation. The reader should have experience installing and implementing a Master Data Services (MDS) model, using MDS tools, and creating a Master Data Manager database and web application. The reader should understand how to design and implement ETL control flow elements and work with a SQL Service Integration Services package. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Design, and implement, and maintain a data warehouse; Extract, transform, and load data; Build data quality solutions. This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives; Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you; Assumes you have working kno ...
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