20532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

20532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

About this Course

This course is intended for students who have experience building vertically scaled applications. Students should also have experience with the Microsoft Azure platform and a basic understanding of the services offered in Azure. This course offers students the opportunity to take an existing web application and expand its functionality as part of moving it to Azure. The course does not require any existing experience with the ASP.NET platform. This course focuses on the architectural considerations and decisions 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.

Audience Profile

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.

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.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Review the services available in the Azure platform and the Management Portals used to manage the service instances.
  • Create a Virtual Machine using the Azure Management Portal and create an image of the VM.
  • Create an Azure Web Site and publish an existing ASP.NET web application to the site.
  • Create an Azure SQL server and database.
  • Describe and identify the common practices and patterns for building resilient and scalable web applications that will be hosted in Azure.
  • Create an Azure Cloud Service project in Visual Studio 2013 and debug locally.
  • Create a background process using a Azure Worker Role.
  • Create an Azure Table Storage table and manage the table data using the .NET API for Azure Storage.
  • Create Azure Files SMB file share and store documents.
  • Create an Azure Storage Queue instance to store requests.
  • Create an Azure Service Bus queue instance to store requests.
  • Create an Azure Service Bus namespace and use the namespace to connect a cloud web application to the local WCF service.
  • Create a Virtual Machine using the existing SQL template and connect this Virtual Machine to the existing application.
  • Create a test environment using PowerShell and the Azure Service Management CmdLets.
  • Integrate ASP.NET Identity for the administration portal with Azure Active Directory.
  • Deploy the web application projects to Azure.

Course Outline

Module 1: Overview of the Microsoft Azure Platform

  • Azure Services
  • Management Portals

Module 2: Establishing A Development Environment Using Azure Virtual Machines

  • Constructing Azure Virtual Machines
  • Azure Virtual Machine Workloads
  • Migrating Azure Virtual Machine Instances
  • Using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to Connect to a Virtual Machine

Module 3: Hosting Web Applications on the Azure Platform

  • Azure Web Sites
  • Hosting Web Applications in Azure
  • Configuring an Azure Web Site
  • Publishing an Azure Web Site
  • Monitoring and Analyzing Running Azure Web Sites
  • Lab Overview

Module 4: Storing SQL Data in Azure

  • Azure SQL Database Overview
  • Managing SQL Databases in Azure
  • Using Azure SQL Databases with SQL Server Data Tools

Module 5: Designing Cloud Applications For Resiliency

  • Design Considerations for Scale with Cloud Applications
  • Application Design Practices for Highly Available Applications
  • Building High Performance Applications using ASP.NET
  • Common Cloud Application Patterns
  • Application Analytics
  • Caching Application Data

Module 6: Managing Cloud Services in Azure

  • Overview of Cloud Services
  • Cloud Service Web Roles
  • Customizing Cloud Service Configurations
  • Updating and Managing Cloud Service deployments
  • Cloud Service Worker Role
  • Cloud Service Worker Role Processing
  • Analyzing Application Cloud Service Role Instances

Module 7: Storing NoSQL Data in Azure

  • Azure Storage Overview
  • Azure Storage Tables Overview
  • Table Entity Transactions
  • Azure DocumentDB

Module 8: Storing and Consuming Files From Azure Storage

  • Azure Storage Blobs
  • Controlling Access to Storage Blobs and Containers
  • Monitoring Storage Blobs
  • Configuring Azure Storage Accounts
  • Azure files
  • Uploading and Migrating Storage Data

Module 9: Designing A Communication Strategy Using Queues and Service Bus

  • Queue Mechanisms in Azure
  • Azure Storage Queues
  • Handling Storage Queue Messages
  • Azure Service Bus
  • Azure Service Bus Queues
  • Azure Service Bus Relay
  • Azure Service Bus Notification Hubs

Module 10: Managing Infrastructure In Azure

  • Azure Virtual Networks
  • Highly Available Azure Virtual Machines
  • Customize Azure Virtual Machine Networking

Module 11: Automating Integration with Azure Resources

  • Azure SDK Client Libraries
  • Virtual Machine Configuration Management
  • Scripting Azure Service Management using PowerShell
  • Azure REST Interface
  • Azure Resource Manager

Module 12: Securing Azure Web Applications

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Introduction to Identify Providers
  • Azure AD Directories
  • Azure AD Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Azure Role-Based Access Control

Module 13: Maintaining and Monitoring Web Solutions In Azure

  • Deployment Strategies for Web Applications
  • Deploying Azure Services
  • Continuous Integration
  • Monitoring Cloud Applications
Length of Class: 
Five Days
Instructor-led or Online: 
Instructor-Led