Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions - 20532 Course Outline
This course is intended for students who have experience building vertically scaled 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.
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MOC On-Demand 20532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
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.
At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Compare the services available in the Azure platform.
Configure and deploy ASP.NET web applications.
Creating Azure WebSites from the gallery.
Deploying and monitoring Azure WebSites.
Creating and configuring Azure Virtual Machines.
Describe the relationship between Cloud Services and Virtual Machines.
Deploy existing Cloud Service packages.
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.
Before attending this course, students must have experience working with the Azure platform. They will also have a general understanding of ASP.NET and C# concepts for the lab scenario. Candidates experience can include:
Compare services available in the Azure platform
Configure and deploy ASP.NET web applications
Creating Azure WebSites from the gallery
Deploying and monitoring Azure WebSites
Creating and configuring Azure Virtual Machines
Describe the relationship between Cloud Services and Virtual Machines
Deploy existing Cloud Service packages
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
Module 1: Development using the Microsoft Azure Platform
In this module, students will review the services available in the Azure platform and the Management Portals used to manage the service instances.
Module 2: Establishing a Development Environment using Azure Virtual Machines
In this module, students will learn about Virtual Machine hosting options available in Azure. Students will be able to deploy custom workloads to an Azure Virtual Machine, manage the VM and its images and also monitor VMs.
Constructing Azure Virtual Machines
Azure Virtual Machine Workloads
Migrating Azure Virtual Machine Instances
Lab : Creating an Azure Virtual Machine for Development & Testing
Create a Logical Network using Azure
Create a Development Virtual Machine using Azure
Configure the Virtual Machine for Development
Create an Image from the Virtual Machine
Module 3: Managing Infrastructure in Azure
In this module, students will explore the Infrastructure components in Azure. Students will be able to describe Virtual Networks and understand the relationship between the VNETs and the different services offered in Azure. Students will also be able to add Cloud Services and Virtual Machines to VNETs. Finally students will scale multiple instances of services in a VNET.
Azure Virtual Networks
Highly Available Azure Virtual Machines
Virtual Machine Configuration Management
Customizing Azure Virtual Machine Networking
Lab : Managing Multiple Virtual Machines in a Virtual Network
Create the Database Virtual Machine
Create the Application Virtual Machines
Connect the Test Application to the SQL Server Virtual Machine
Modify the Application Virtual Machine into a Web Server
Module 4: Web Infrastructure in the Azure Platform
In this module, students will learn how to create and host a simple website using Azure Web Sites. Students will also learn how to monitor and manage the website using the Management Portal.
Azure Web Sites
Hosting Web Applications in Azure
Configuring an Azure Web Site
Publishing an Azure Web Site
Monitoring an Azure Web Site
Lab : Creating an ASP.NET Web Site Using Azure Web Sites
Create an Azure Web Site
Deploy an ASP.NET Web Application to a Azure Web Site
Configure an Azure Web Site
Module 5: Designing Cloud Applications for Resiliency
This module covers the common practices and patterns for building resilient and scalable web applications that will be hosted in Azure.
Application Design Practices for Highly Available Applications
Building High Performance Applications using ASP.NET
Common Cloud Application Patterns
Caching Application Data
Module 6: Processing Background Logic using Azure
In this module, students will learn how to use Cloud Service Worker Roles and Web Sites Web Jobs to process data in the background. Students will also be able to use Cloud Service Cache Roles to store data in the cache.
Understanding Cloud Services
Cloud Service Web Roles
Customizing Cloud Service Configurations
Updating and Managing Azure Cloud Service Deployments
Cloud Service Worker Roles
Cloud Service Worker Role Processing
Caching Data using Roles
Analyzing Applications in Cloud Service Role Instances
Lab : Creating a Background Process Using Azure Worker Roles
Create a C# Class Library
Add the Class Library to a Cloud Service Project
Debug Worker Roles in a Cloud Service Project
Module 7: Storing Tabular Data in Azure
In this module, students will be able to use Azure SQL Databases to store and retrieve data. Students will also learn how to store data in Azure Table Storage.
Azure SQL Databases Overview
Managing SQL Databases in Azure
Using Azure SQL Databases with SQL Server Data Tools
Migrating Data to Azure SQL Databases
Replication and Recovery of Azure SQL Database Instances
Azure Storage Overview
Azure Storage Tables Overview
Table Entity Transactions
Lab : Storing Event Data in Azure SQL Databases
Creating an Azure SQL Instance
Using Entity Framework with Azure SQL
Lab : Storing Event Registration Data in Azure Storage Tables
Populating the Sign-In Form with Registrant Names
Updating the Events Website to use Storage Tables
Verify that the Events Web Site is using Azure Storage Tables for Registrations
Module 8: Storing Files and Media in Azure
In this module, students will learn how to store and access multimedia files in Azure using Blob Storage.
Azure Storage Blobs
Controlling Access to Storage Blobs & Containers
Monitoring Storage Blobs
Configuring Azure Storage Accounts
Uploading and Migrating Storage Data
Lab : Storing Generated Documents in Azure Storage Blobs
Implement Azure Storage Blobs
Populating the Container with Files and Media
Retrieving Files and Media From the Container
Specifying Permissions for the Container
Module 9: Storing Data in Queues using Azure
In this module, students will use Azure Queue Storage to queue data for asynchronous processing. Students will also be able to identify the Service Bus offerings and identify which ones to use in appropriate scenarios. Students will be able to use the Azure Service Bus Relay to connect on-premise services with client applications.
Queue Mechanisms in Azure
Azure Storage Queues Overview
Handling Storage Queue Messages
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
Create an Azure Service Bus Namespace
Use Azure Queue Storage For Document Generation
Use Service Bus Queues for Document Generation
Use Service Bus Relay to Connect a WCF Service and Client[s]
Module 10: Automating Integration with Azure Resources
In this module, students will explore the options for Automating their interactions with Azure Resources.
Azure SDK Client Libraries
Scripting Azure Service Management using PowerShell
Azure REST Interface
Azure Resource Manager
Lab : Automating the Creation of a Test Environment using PowerShell
Prepare Azure PowerShell Environment
Use PowerShell to Create and Access a Website
Use a Resource Template to Create Multiple Pre-Configured Resources
Module 11: Implementing Security in Web Applications using Azure
In this module, students will be able to use Azure Active Directory to implement security in a Cloud web application.
Azure Active Directory
Azure AD Directories
Azure AD Access Control Service
Azure AD Multi-Factor Authentication
Lab : Integrating Azure Active Director with the Events Administration Portal
Create an Azure AD Directory
Secure an Existing ASP.NET Web Application
Integrate Azure AD with ASP.NET Identity
Module 12: Deploying Web Applications to Azure
In this module, students will be able to deploy web applications to Azure by using WebDeploy and Service Packages.
Deployment Strategies for Web Applications
Deploying Azure Web Sites
Deploying Azure Cloud Services
Monitoring Cloud Applications
Lab : Deploying the Events Web Application to Azure
Create the Target Azure Services for Deployment
Manage Configuration Settings for a Cloud Web Application
Deploy the Web Applications to Azure
Monitor the Web Applications in Azure
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