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Developing Windows Azure and Web Services Online (MOD)

Overview

Please note that access to the Microsoft On Demand online resources will expire on 29th December 2020, irrespective of when the package is purchased.

In this course, students will learn how to design and develop services that access local and remote data from various data sources. Students will also learn how to develop and deploy services to hybrid environments, including on-premises servers and Windows Azure.

e-Learning

Interactive self-paced content that provides flexibility in terms of pace, place and time to suit individuals and organisations. These resources also consist of online books, educational podcasts and vodcasts, and video-based learning.

Target Audience

This course is intended for both novice and experienced .NET developers who have a minimum of six months programming experience, and want to learn how to develop services and deploy them to hybrid environments.

What's Included

If you are searching for options and flexibility, look no further. With Microsoft On-Demand you can acquire Microsoft skills whenever you want. 

Each subscription includes:

  • HD-quality streaming videos that adapt to your connection speed and device
  • Hands-on live labs with integrated lab steps and the ability to save and resume labs
  • Knowledge checks for comprehensive assessment
  • 24x7 Mentoring via chat, email, and phone
  • Microsoft On Demand online resources will expire on 29th December 2020, irrespective of when the package is purchased.

More Information

Course Pre-requisites

  • Experience with C# programming, and concepts such as Lambda expressions, LINQ, and anonymous types.
  • Understanding the concepts of n-tier applications.
  • Experience with querying and manipulating data with ADO.NET.
  • Knowledge of XML data structures.

Learning Objectives

  • Query and manipulate data with Entity Framework
  • Use ASP.NET Web API to create HTTP-based services and consume them from .NET and non-.NET clients
  • Extend ASP.NET Web API services using message handlers, model binders, action filters, and media type formatters
  • Create SOAP-based services with the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and consume them from .NET clients
  • Apply design principles to service contracts and extend WCF services using custom runtime components and behaviors
  • Secure WCF services using transport and message security
  • Use Windows Azure Service Bus for relayed messaging and brokered messaging using queues and topics
  • Host services on on-premises servers, and on various Windows Azure environments, such as Web Roles, Worker Roles, and Web Sites
  • Deploy services to both on-premises servers and Windows Azure
  • Store and access data in Windows Azure Storage, and configure storage access rights
  • Monitor and log services, both on-premises and in Windows Azure
  • Implement federated authentication by using ACS with ASP.NET Web API services
  • Create scalable, load-balanced services

Course Content

Module 1: Overview of service and cloud technologies

  • Key Components of Distributed Applications
  • Data and Data Access Technologies
  • Service Technologies
  • Cloud Computing
  • Exploring Blue Yonder Airlines’ Travel Companion Application

Module 2: Querying and manipulating data using Entity Framework

  • ADO.NET overview
  • Creating an entity data model
  • Querying data
  • Manipulating data

Module 3: Creating and consuming ASP.NET Web API services

  • What are HTTP services?
  • Creating an ASP.NET Web API service
  • Handling HTTP requests and responses
  • Hosting and consuming ASP.NET Web API services

Module 4: Extending and securing ASP.NET Web API services

  • The ASP.NET Web API request pipeline
  • The ASP.NET Web API response pipeline
  • Creating OData services
  • Implementing Security in ASP.NET Web API services
  • Injecting dependencies into controllers

Module 5: Creating WCF services

  • Advantages of creating services with WCF
  • Creating and implementing a contract
  • Configuring and hosting WCF services
  • Consuming WCF services

Module 6: Designing and extending WCF services

  • Applying design principles to service contracts
  • Handling distributed transactions
  • WCF pipeline architecture
  • Extending the WCF pipeline

Module 7: Implementing Security in WCF services

  • Transport security
  • Message security
  • Configuring service authentication and authorization

Module 8: Windows Azure Service Bus

  • Windows Azure Service Bus Relays
  • Windows Azure Service Bus Queues
  • Windows Azure Service Bus Topics

Module 9: Hosting services

  • Hosting services on-premises
  • Hosting services in Windows Azure

Module 10: Deploying Services

  • Web Deployment with Visual Studio
  • Creating and deploying Web Application packages
  • Command-line tools for web deployment packages
  • Deploying to Windows Azure
  • Continuous delivery with TFS and GIT
  • Best practices for production deployment

Module 11: Windows Azure Storage

  • Introduction to Windows Azure storage
  • Windows Azure Blob Storage
  • Windows Azure Table Storage
  • Windows Azure Queue Storage
  • Restricting access to Windows Azure Storage

Module 12: Monitoring and diagnostics

  • Performing diagnostics using tracing
  • Configuring service diagnostics
  • Monitoring IIS
  • Monitoring services using Windows Azure diagnostics
  • Debugging using IntelliTrace
  • Collecting Windows Azure metrics

Module 13: Identity management and access control

  • Claim-based identity concepts
  • Access Control Service
  • Configuring services to use federated identities
  • Handling federated identities in the client side

Module 14: Scaling Services

  • Introduction to scalability
  • Load balancing
  • Scaling on-premises services with distributed cache
  • Windows Azure caching
  • Caveats of scaling services
  • Scaling globally

Test Certification

  • This course helps prepare candidates for exam 70-487.
  • Exam 70-487: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):
  • MCSD: Web Applications

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