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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.
Lesson 1: Azure Services
Provides a recap of the services that you might have worked with when using the Microsoft Azure platform in the past.
Lesson 2: Azure Portals
Describes the two current portals that are available for managing Azure subscriptions and services.
Lesson 3: Lab Overview
Provides a walkthrough of the lab application that you will be working on throughout the course.
Lab : Exploring the Azure Portal
After completing this module, you will be able to:
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.
Lesson 1: Azure Virtual Machines
Introduces the Virtual Machines service and describes the options that you can use for creating a virtual machine.
Lesson 2: Azure Virtual Machine Workloads
Provides details on the types of workloads that you can deploy to a virtual machine.
Lesson 3: Migrating Azure Virtual Machine Instances
Describes the options for migrating virtual machines to and from Azure.
Lesson 4: Azure Virtual Networks
Reviews the Microsoft Azure Virtual Network offering available in Azure.
Lesson 5: Highly Available Azure Virtual Machines
Reviews the options and features that must be considered when designing your Virtual Machine instances for high availability scenarios.
Lesson 6: Virtual Machine Configuration Management
Describes the common methods for managing and duplicating the configuration for virtual machines.
Lesson 7: Customizing Azure Virtual Machine Networking
Reviews the options for managing inbound and outbound connection rules for your virtual machine.
Lab : Creating an Azure Virtual Machine for Development and Testing
Module 3: Hosting Web Applications on the Azure Platform
This module provides an overview of the Azure Web Apps service.
Lesson 1: “Azure Web Apps”
Describes the Web Apps service in Azure.
Lesson 2: “Hosting Web Applications in Azure“
Describes the behavior and lifecycle of an Azure Web App.
Lesson 3: “Configuring an Azure Web App”
Discusses the various configuration options available to change the behavior of your Web App.
Lesson 4: “Publishing an Azure Web App”
Describes the process for publishing a web application using WebDeploy to Azure Web Apps.
Lab : Creating an ASP.NET Web App by Using Azure Web Apps
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.
Lesson 1: Azure SQL Database Overview
Describes the Azure SQL Database service and reasons you would consider using it.
Lesson 2: Managing SQL Databases in Azure
Describes the familiar and new management tools that are available for use with a SQL database that is hosted in Azure.
Lesson 3: Azure SQL Database Tools
Describes the SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) templates, panes, and projects that are available in Microsoft Visual Studio 2013.
Lesson 4: Securing and Recovering an Azure SQL Database Instance
Describes the recovery scenarios relevant in Azure SQL Database.
Lab : Storing Event Data in Azure SQL Databases
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 .
Lesson 1: Application Design Practices for Highly Available Applications
Discusses some of the considerations that are needed when you design applications that are hosted in the cloud such that they result in minimal downtime.
Lesson 2: Building High Performance Applications by Using ASP.NET
Describes the changes in the ASP.NET stack in .NET 4.5 that improve the framework`s performance in web applications.
Lesson 3: Common Cloud Application Patterns
Introduces a small set of example patterns from the MSDN cloud patterns reference.
Lesson 4: Application Analytics
Demonstrates the Application Insights service.
Lesson 5: Caching Application Data
Compares the Microsoft Azure Cache and Microsoft Azure Redis Cache services.
Module 6: Storing Tabular Data in Azure
Dynamic web applications will invariably need to store the data that is being managed and manipulated by users. ASP.NET has always relied on technologies like ADO.NET and Entity Framework to access data from Microsoft SQL Server. For the cloud, the Microsoft Azure platform provides a SQL as a Service that allows developers to use SQL data and queries in the same manner as they would use in an on-premises implementation.
Lesson 1: What Is Azure SQL Database
Defines the Microsoft Azure SQL Database service in Azure and the reasons for using it.
Describes the widely used management tools as well as the new ones available for use with a SQL database hosted in Azure.
Lesson 3: Using Azure SQL Databases with SQL Server Data Tools
Describes in detail the SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) templates, panes, and projects available in Microsoft Visual Studio 2015.
Lesson 4: Migrating Data to Azure SQL Databases
Describes a couple of simple methods to migrate an existing schema and data from an on-premises environment to the cloud.
Lesson 5: Using Azure SQL Databases with Entity Framework
Provides details on some of the ways you can leverage Entity Framework Code First to your advantage when working with a database that is hosted in the cloud.
Lab : Storing Event Registration Data in Azure Storage Tables
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.
Lesson 1: Storage Blobs
Lesson 2: Controlling Access to Storage Blobs
Lesson 3: Configuring Azure Storage Accounts
Lesson 4: Azure Files
Lab : Storing Generated Documents in Azure Storage 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.
Lesson 1: Azure Storage Queues
Lesson 2: Azure Service Bus
Lesson 3: Azure Service Bus Queues
Lesson 4: Azure Service Bus Relay
Lesson 5: Azure Service Bus Notification Hubs
Lab : Using Queues and Service Bus to Manage Communication Between
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 2013, 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.
Lesson 1: Azure SDK Client Libraries
Lesson 2: Scripting Azure Service Management by Using Windows PowerShell
Describes the modules that are available for managing Azure services by using Windows PowerShell.
Lesson 3: Azure REST Interface
Introduces and describes the Service Management API.
Lesson 4: Azure Resource Manager
Discusses the new Resource Manager in Azure and the concepts associated with the new method of managing resources.
Lab : Automating the Creation of Azure Assets using PowerShell
Module 10: 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.
Lesson 1: Azure Active Directory
Lesson 2: Azure AD Directories
Lesson 3: Azure AD Multi-Factor Authentication
Lab : Integrating Azure Active Directory with the Events Administration Portal
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:
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.
4 Days Course