DUNS #: 07-985-4198 | Cage Code: 7F5V0 | NAICS Codes: 611310, 611420

Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

5 Days

Price: $2625

Course Schedule

Overview

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.


Objectives

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.

Audience

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

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

Outline

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.

Lessons
Azure Services
Management Portals
After completing this module, you will be able to:
Describe some of the common Azure services
Describe the differences between the current and Ibiza management portals

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.

Lessons
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

After completing this module, you will be able to:
Describe Virtual Machines service in Azure.
Deploy a Linux or Microsoft workload to a Virtual Machine
Ingress VHDs to Azure
Monitor Virtual Machine endpoints

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.

Lessons
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

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Create a Virtual Network.
Describe the options for allowing anonymous and private access to a VM and its port.
Customize the networking rules for a VM.

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.

Lessons
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

After completing this module, you will be able to:
Create an Azure Web Sites instance
Publish a simple ASP.NET web application to Azure Web Sites
Monitor 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.

Lessons
Application Design Practices for Highly Available Applications
Building High Performance Applications using ASP.NET
Common Cloud Application Patterns
Caching Application Data

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the design practices for creating highly available applications.
Create high performance applications using ASP.NET.
Describe the common cloud application patterns.
Describe how to use analytics on cloud applications.

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.

Lessons
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

After completing this module, you will be able to:
Describe the Azure Cloud Service offering.
Explain the complexity of Cloud Service deployments as compared to Virtual Machines and Web Sites.
Describe the differences between Web Roles and Worker Roles.
Describe Cloud Service In-Role Caching.
Leverage the Azure Compute Emulator.
Create a Cloud Service Worker Role.
Implement the methods for the RoleEntryPoint base class.
Configure a Worker Role.
Co-locate cache with a Cloud Service role.
Convert a Worker Role to a dedicated cache role.

Module 7: Storing Tabular Data in AzureIn 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.

Lessons
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

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 Databases.
Explain some of the advantages and disadvantages of hosting databases in a SQL Server installation on an Azure Virtual Machine.
Describe the tools that can be used to manage Azure SQL Databases.
Describe the Visual Studio 2013 features that can be used to manage Azure SQL Databases.
Explain options for migrating data from on premise to the cloud.
Describe strategies for using Entity Framework with Azure SQL Databases.

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.

Lessons
Azure Storage Blobs
Controlling Access to Storage Blobs & Containers
Monitoring Storage Blobs
Configuring Azure Storage Accounts
Azure Files
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

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the Blob services in Azure Storage.
Detail the SDK libraries, namespaces and classes available for blobs.

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.

Lessons
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]

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe Azure Storage Queues.
Describe Azure Service Bus.
Describe Azure Service Bus Queues.

Module 10: Automating Integration with Azure ResourcesIn this module, students will explore the options for Automating their interactions with Azure Resources.Lessons
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

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the Azure SDKs and client libraries.
Use PowerShell to automate Azure service management.
Describe the Service Management API and how to authenticate to the API.
Use the Resource Manager to create resource groups and templates.

Module 11: Implementing Security in Web Applications using AzureIn this module, students will be able to use Azure Active Directory to implement security in a Cloud web application.Lessons
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

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the Azure Active Directory service offering.
Detail the features available for directories in Azure AD.
Describe the Azure AD Access Control Service.
Describe the Azure AD Multi-Factor Authentication service.

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.

Lessons
Deployment Strategies for Web Applications
Deploying Azure Web Sites
Deploying Azure Cloud Services
Continuous Integration
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

After completing this module, students will be able to:
List the deployment strategies for web applications.
Describe Cloud Service package deployment for Azure Cloud Services.
Describe WebDeploy deployment for Azure Web Sites.
Describe the options for monitoring a web application in Azure.