[SC-100 Exam Prep] Zero trust example workflow topology

A (zero trust) picture is worth a thousand words :-)

July 07, 2023

In preparing for the Microsoft SC-100 exam, I came across a nifty article from Microsoft regarding their position on Zero Trust.

Among other things, it includes a high-level example diagram of a topology combining a number of concepts.

Check it out:

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Command Directory

July 05, 2023

I’ve been meaning to do this for awhile now… Here’s my own list of handy commands/one-liners.

Azure - Bash

az group create --name <resourcegroupname> --location <region> - Create a resource group in bash cloud console.

az acr create --resource-group <resourcegroupname> --name . . .

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Out with the old...

July 03, 2023

Well, after a seemingly excessive amount of deliberation, I've finally landed on Silvrback as my blogging platform of choice. My site has gone through a lot of changes throughout the years and at this point, I'm valuing simplicity, minimalism, and efficiency.

So why Silvrback specifically?

  • It prioritizes . . .

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The true purpose of productivity

June 03, 2023

...productivity is not about getting more things done; it's about getting the right things done. It's about starting each day with clarity and ending with a sense of satisfaction, accomplishment, and energy to spare.

I love this quote by noted author and productivity enthusiast Michael Hyatt. It resonates with me . . .

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SC-100 Study Resources

Because you can never have too much study material.

May 03, 2023

Alrighty! Time to get started on the SC-100 exam! What follows is a breakdown of the various study resources I'm using. Time permitting, I'll update it with additional resources I come across along the way.


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Azure Key Vault Exchange Workflow

September 07, 2022

A nice diagram explaining the authentication workflow for requesting a key (leveraging Azure AD).


Details and context here.

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How to convert a JKS file to PFX

January 03, 2018

Author's note: this is an older article I brought over from my prior blog by popular request. Some of the information may be a little dated.

In case it's helpful to other folks, here's how to convert a Java Keystore file (JKS) to a PKCS#12 archive file (PFX). You'll need java installed somewhere on a local system so . . .

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