March 2018 Changes to 70-535 Exam

I just received notification that Microsoft has updated the 70-535 exam. The changes took effect March 22, 2018, and the official exam web page just changed this week.

Here is a summary of new/changed items on the exam:

Virtual Machines:

  • Azure Batch AI
  • Reserved Instances
  • Design for DevTest Lab
  • Accelerated Networking
  • Azure Backup for Linux
  • Availability Zones


  • Data Storage for Serverless Computing
  • Azure Event Grid
  • Stream Processing and Bot Messaging

App Service:

  • Azure App Service Environment (ASE) changed to App Service Isolated

Compute Intensive:

  • Low Priority Batching and Job Task Counting

Azure Storage:

  • Azure Data Box
  • Azure Storage Service Encryption

Relational Database:

  • SQL Data Warehouse Columnar Storage


  • Managing Recurring Jobs

Virtual Networks:

  • Virtual Network Service Endpoints

Container Networking Interface (CNI) Plugin

  • Global VNet Peering


  • Service Tags

Media Service:

  • File-Based Encoding or Azure Media Analytics


  • TCP Connections

Operations Automation:

  • Update Management Strategy

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