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Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions (20532C)

Description

This course is intended for students who have experience building ASP.NET and C# applications. Students will also have experience with the Microsoft Azure platform and a basic understanding of the services offered.This course offers students the opportunity to take an existing ASP.NET MVC application and expand its functionality as part of moving it to Azure. This course focuses on the considerations necessary when building a highly available solution in the cloud. This course also prepares the students for the 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam.

The candidates targeted by this training have basic experience in implementing and monitoring Microsoft Azure solutions. Candidates are also proficient with the development tools, techniques, and approaches used to build application solutions.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Compare the services available in the Azure platform.
  • Configure and deploy web applications.
  • Creating Azure Web Apps from the gallery.
  • Deploying and monitoring Azure Web Apps.
  • Creating and configuring Azure Virtual Machines.
  • Create and manage a storage account.
  • Manage blobs and containers in a storage account.
  • Create, configure and connect to a SQL Databases instance.
  • Identify the implications of importing a SQL standalone database.
  • Manage users, groups and subscriptions in an Azure Active Directory instance.
  • Create a virtual network.
  • Implement a point-to-site network.

 

Prerequisites

In addition to their professional experience, students must have experience working with the Azure platform. They will also have a general understanding of C# concepts for the lab scenario. Candidates experience can include:

  • Compare the services available in the Azure platform
  • Configure and deploy web applications
  • Creating Azure Web Apps from the gallery
  • Deploying and monitoring Azure Web Apps
  • Creating and configuring Azure Virtual Machines
  • Create and manage a storage account
  • Manage blobs and containers in a storage account
  • Create, configure, and connect to a SQL Databases instance
  • Identify the implications of importing a SQL standalone database
  • Manage users, groups, and subscriptions in an Azure Active Directory instance
  • Create a virtual network
  • Implement a point-to-site network

Curriculum

Module 1: Overview of the Microsoft Azure Platform

Microsoft Azure provides a collection of services that you can use as building blocks for your cloud applications.

Lessons

  • Azure Services
  • Azure Portal

Lab: Exploring the Azure Portal

  • Signing in to the Azure Portal
  • Customizing the Azure Portal

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe some of the common Azure services.
• Describe features of the Azure Portal.

Module 2: Building Application Infrastructure in Azure

Although many Microsoft Azure services use virtual machines, sometimes your application might have a unique need where it requires a virtual machine that is completely unmanaged. Azure provides networking, backup, and virtualization services as part of its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering.

Lessons

  • Azure Virtual Machines
  • Azure Virtual Machine Workloads
  • Migrating Azure Virtual Machine Instances
  • Highly Available Azure Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Configuration Management
  • Customizing Azure Virtual Machine Networking
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets

Lab: Creating an Azure Virtual Machine for Development and Testing

  • Creating a Network and Resource Container
  • Creating a Development Virtual Machine
  • Configuring the Virtual Machine for Development

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the Virtual Machines service in Azure.
• Deploy a Linux or Microsoft workload to a virtual machine.
• Import virtual hard disks to Azure.
• Monitor virtual machine endpoints.

Module 3: Hosting Web Applications on the Azure Platform

This module provides an overview of the Azure Web Apps service.

Lessons

  • Azure Web Apps
  • Azure Logic and Function Apps
  • Configuring an App Service App
  • Publishing an Azure App Service App
  • Supplemental Services

Lab: Creating an ASP.NET Web App by Using Azure Web Apps

  • Creating an Azure Web App and Function App
  • Deploying an ASP.NET Web Application to an Azure Web App
  • Configuring an Azure Web App
  • Deploy a Console Application to an Azure Function App

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Create a Web App instance.
• Publish a simple ASP.NET web application to Web Apps.
• Monitor a Web App instance.
• Use additional Azure services with a Web App instance.
• Use Function and Logic Apps to create an integration workflow.

Module 4: Storing SQL Data in Azure

Dynamic web applications must store the data that is being managed and manipulated by end users. ASP.NET technologies such as ADO.NET and Entity Framework provide a way for accessing data in SQL Server. In the cloud, the Microsoft Azure platform provides a database as a service offering that allows developers to use SQL in the same way as they would in an on-premises location.

Lessons

  • Azure SQL Database Overview
  • Managing SQL Databases in Azure
  • Azure SQL Database Tools
  • Securing and Recovering an Azure SQL Database Instance
  • Additional Managed Database Services

Lab: Storing Event Data in Azure SQL Databases

  • Creating an Azure SQL Databases Instance
  • Using Entity Framework with Local SQL Server
  • Using Entity Framework with Azure SQL Databases

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the difference between Azure SQL Database editions.
• Explain some of the advantages and disadvantages of hosting databases in Azure SQL     Database. 
• Explain some of the advantages and disadvantages of hosting databases in a SQL Server installation on a virtual machine in Azure.
• Describe the tools that you can use to manage Azure SQL Database.
• Implement a high-availability solution with Azure SQL Database. 
• Describe the Azure Database for MySQL and PostgreSQL services.

Module 5: Designing Cloud Applications for Resiliency

As a developer, you should keep in mind certain considerations while designing applications for the cloud. Although there are many platform improvements available in the ASP.NET ecosystem, you need to rethink the way you design your applications, and the patterns that are used, with respect to the scalability and reliability metrics present for the cloud applications.

Lessons

  • Application Design Practices for Highly Available Applications
  • Application Analytics
  • Building High Performance Applications by Using ASP.NET
  • Common Cloud Application Patterns
  • Caching Application Data

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the Valet Key, Retry and Transient Fault Handling Patterns.
• Use Load balancing in a geographically redundant application.
• Create modular applications with partitioned workloads.
• Build High Performance ASP.NET Web Applications.

 

Module 6: Storing Unstructured Data in Azure

Many new application workloads require new databases that offer scale and flexibility far beyond the capabilities of a traditional relational database. In Azure, there is a wide variety of NoSQL database services available for applications to store unstructured data in a flexible, schema-free and scalable fashion.

Lessons

  • Azure Storage Overview
  • Azure Storage Tables
  • Azure Redis Cache
  • Azure Search
  • Azure Cosmos DB

Lab: Storing Event Registration Data in Azure Storage Tables

  • Populating the Sign-In Form with Registrant Names
  • Updating the Events Website to use Azure Cosmos DB
  • Verify that the Events Web Site is using Azure Cosmos DB for Registrations

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the Azure Storage service.
• Use Azure Search or Cosmos to store NoSQL data.
• Use Azure Redis Cache to store cache data.

 

Module 7: Storing and Consuming Files from Azure Storage

When you want to scale to different cloud instances, storing files to a local disk becomes a difficult process to maintain and eventually an unreliable method of storage. Azure provides a Blob storage mechanism that not only offers high performance but also supports integration to Microsoft Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) for low latency downloads.

Lessons

  • Azure Storage Blobs
  • Controlling Access to Storage Blobs and Containers
  • Configuring Azure Storage Accounts
  • Azure Files

Lab: Storing Generated Documents in Azure Storage Blobs

  • Implement Azure Storage Blob
  • Populating the Container with Files and Media
  • Retrieving Files and Media from the Container
  • Specifying Permissions for the Container

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the Blob service in Microsoft Azure Storage.
• Identify the software development kit (SDK) libraries, namespaces, and classes that are available for blobs.

 

Module 8: Designing a Communication Strategy by Using Queues and Service Bus

With web applications presenting content and worker roles processing the logic, there needs to be a mechanism that facilitates the communication between these different entities. Microsoft Azure provides two queuing mechanisms that you can use for this purpose.

Lessons

  • Azure Storage Queues
  • Azure Service Bus
  • Azure Service Bus Queues
  • Azure Service Bus Relay
  • Azure Service Bus Notification Hubs

Lab: Using Queues and Service Bus to Manage Communication Between Web Applications in Azure

  • Creating an Azure Service Bus Namespace
  • Using Azure Storage Queues for Document Generation
  • Using Service Bus Queues for Document Generation

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe Storage Queues service.
• Describe Service Bus.
• Describe Service Bus Queues service. 
• Describe Service Bus Relay.
• Describe Notification Hubs service.

 

Module 9: Automating Integration with Azure Resources

Although you can manage most of the Azure services by using both of the Azure portals or Microsoft Visual Studio, you can use scripting to completely automate the management of the same resources. This module will look at automating the lifecycle of the services by using client libraries, Windows PowerShell, REST, and the Resource Manager.

Lessons

  • Creating Azure Scripts using Azure PowerShell
  • Creating Azure Scripts using Azure CLI
  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Azure REST Interface
  • Azure Cloud Shell

Lab: Automating the Creation of Azure Assets using PowerShell and Azure CLI

  • Use Azure CLI to Create and Manage an Azure Web App
  • Use PowerShell to Create and Manage an Azure Storage Account

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the Azure software development kits (SDKs) and client libraries.
• Use Windows PowerShell to automate Azure REST.
• Describe the REST API and the steps to authenticate to the API.
• Use the Resource Manager to create resource groups and templates.

 

Module 10: DevOps in Azure

Although you can deploy your cloud applications manually, it is in your best interest to begin automating cloud-based deployments. Automation creates many benefits including the ability to trace past actions, easier repetition of deployment tasks and reduced possibility of human error.

Lessons

  • Continuous Integration
  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Azure Resource Manager Templates
  • Managed Solution Hosting

Lab: Deploying Templated Environments Using the Cloud Shell

  • Start the Cloud Shell
  • Use the Cloud Shell to Deploy an ARTM Template

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Automate the deployment of their applications to Azure.

 

Module 11: Securing Azure Web Applications

Just like on-premises applications, applications in the cloud need streamlined security mechanisms that are flexible. Azure Active Directory is an identity provider that can provide identity and access functionality for your custom applications or SaaS applications.

 

Lessons

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Azure AD Directories
  • Azure AD Offerings
  • Azure Key Vault

Lab: Integrating Azure Active Directory with the Events Administration Portal

  • Describe the Azure AD service.
  • Explain the features that are available for the directories in Azure AD.
  • Describe the Microsoft Azure Multi-Factor Authentication service.

 

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