This grammar is best explained through example.

This place is very famous as a tourist spot.

Note that として attaches directly to nouns without the auxiliary verb.

I said it just as a joke but I seem to have hurt her feelings.
Mori-san has her good points and bad points as a boss.

It can also take the possessive particle to join nouns.

Next year I will graduate from university and start life as a member of society.
Seeing your child take their first unsteady steps is one of the joys as a parent.
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