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Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure

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Name Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure
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London - City
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£999.00 +vat
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477106

Overview

Special Notices

Please note: This course is currently under development by Microsoft and is due for release in April 2019. Once available this new course will replace both the MAZ200 “Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions” and MAZ201 “Microsoft Azure Developer - Developing Advanced Solutions” courses.

In this course will gain the knowledge and skills needed to implement Azure IaaS services and features in their development solutions. The course covers provisioning virtual machines, using Batch Service to deploy/maintain resources, and how to create containerized solutions by using Azure Kubernetes Service.

You will gain the knowledge and skills needed to implement Azure Platform as a Service feature and services in their development solutions. Students will learn how to create and manage Azure App Service resources, integrate push and offline sync in their mobile apps, and how to document an API. Students will also learn how to create and test Azure Functions.

Students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to leverage Azure storage services and features in their development solutions. It covers Azure Table storage, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Blob, and developing against relational databases in Azure.

You will gain the knowledge and skills needed to include Azure authentication and authorization services in their development solutions. Students will learn how identity is managed and utilized in Azure solutions by using the Microsoft identity platform. Students will also learn about access control (claims-based authorization and role-based access control) and how to implement secure data solutions. Throughout the course students learn how to create and integrate these resources by using the Azure CLI, REST, and application code.

Students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to ensure applications hosted in Azure are operating efficiently and as intended. Students will learn how Azure Monitor operates and how to use tools like Log Analytics and Application Insights to better understand what is happening in their application. Students will also learn how to implement autoscale, instrument their solutions to support monitoring and logging, and use Azure Cache and CDN options to enhance the end-user experience.

This course will also address communication between apps and services. Students will learn how to create and manage their own APIs by using API Management, and how to use the different event- and message-based services in Azure within their development solutions. Throughout the course students learn how to create and integrate these resources by using the Azure Portal, Azure CLI, REST, and application code.

Audience profile

Students in this course are interested in Azure development or in passing the Microsoft Azure Developer Associate certification exam.

What's Included            

Microsoft SA Vouchers accepted

Pre-Requisites

  •   Students should have 1-2 years experience as a developer. This course assumes students know how to code and have a fundamental knowledge of Azure.
  •   It is recommended that students have some experience with PowerShell or Azure CLI, working in the Azure portal, and with at least one Azure-supported programming language. Most of the examples in this course are presented in C\# .NET.

Course Content

Module 1: Implement solutions that use virtual machines Students will learn how to properly plan for VM deployment. It covers VM creation by using the Azure Portal, PowerShell, and through code. It also covers creating and using ARM templates for repeatable deployments and how to use Azure Disk Encryption to secure information on the VM.

Lessons

  •   Provision VMs
  •   Create ARM templates
  •   Configure Azure Disk Encryption for VMs

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Learn how to create and deploy virtual machines by using the Azure Portal, PowerShell, and through code.
  •   Learn how to create and deploy Azure Resource Manager templates by using the Azure Portal and Visual Studio.
  •   Understand the different encryption options and learn how to encrypt existing and new deployments.

Module 2: Implement batch jobs by using Azure Batch Services Azure Batch creates and manages a pool of compute nodes (virtual machines), installs the applications you want to run, and schedules jobs to run on the nodes.

Lessons

  •   Azure Batch overview
  •   Run a batch job by using the Azure CLI and Azure Portal
  •   Run batch jobs by using code
  •   Manage batch jobs by using the Batch Service API

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Understand how the Azure Batch service works
  •   Learn how to create and run batch jobs by using the Azure CLI
  •   Learn how to create and run batch jobs by using code
  •   Learn how to use the Azure Batch Service API to manage jobs

Module 3: Create containerized solutions You can build and run modern, portable, microservices-based applications that benefit from Kubernetes orchestrating and managing the availability of those application components. Kubernetes supports both stateless and stateful applications as teams progress through the adoption of microservices-based applications.

Lessons

  •   Create an Azure Managed Kubernetes Service (AKS) cluster
  •   Create container images for solutions
  •   Publish an image to the Azure Container Registry
  •   Run containers by using Azure Container Instance or AKS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Learn core concepts for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  •   Learn how to deploy AKS clusters
  •   Publish an image to the Azure Container Registry
  •   Learn about Azure Container Instances and how to deploy to them

Module 4: Create App Service web apps Azure App Service Web Apps (or just Web Apps) is a service for hosting web applications, REST APIs, and mobile back ends. Web Apps not only adds the power of Microsoft Azure to your application, such as security, load balancing, autoscaling, and automated management.

Lessons

  •   Azure App Service core concepts
  •   Creating an Azure App Service web app
  •   Creating background tasks by using WebJobs in Azure App Service

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Understand App Service core concepts and capabilities
  •   Know how to create App Service web apps by using Azure CLI, Azure Portal, and PowerShell.
  •   Be able to create continuous and triggered WebJobs

Module 5: Creating Azure App Service mobile apps The Mobile Apps feature of Azure App Service gives enterprise developers and system integrators a mobile-application development platform that's highly scalable and globally available.

Lessons

  •   Getting started with mobile apps in App Service
  •   Enable push notifications for your app
  •   Enable offline sync for your app

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Push their app on to the Mobile App service
  •   How to register apps for push notifications

Module 6: Create Azure App Service API apps This module covers how to create and document an Azure App Service API.

Lessons

  •   Creating APIs
  •   Using Swagger to document an API

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Know how to create an APIM instance and create a new API
  •   Know how to use Swashbuckle to create Swagger objects in ASP.NET Core

Module 7: Implement Azure Functions Azure Functions is a solution for easily running small pieces of code, or 'functions,' in the cloud. You can write just the code you need for the problem at hand, without worrying about a whole application or the infrastructure to run it.

Lessons

  •   Azure Functions overview
  •   Develop Azure Functions using Visual Studio
  •   Implement durable functions

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Understand the core features and functionality of Azure Functions
  •   Be able to create functions, bindings, and triggers
  •   Know common patters for Durable Functions and be able to create them

Module 8: Develop solutions that use Azure Table storage Azure Table storage is a service that stores structured NoSQL data in the cloud, providing a key/attribute store with a schemaless design. Because Table storage is schemaless, it's easy to adapt your data as the needs of your application evolve.

Lessons

  •   Azure Table storage overview
  •   Authorization in Table storage
  •   Table service REST API

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Understand the features and uses of Azure Table storage
  •   Know how to utilize Shared Key authorization
  •   Know how to use the Azure Table storage REST service to manage data

Module 9: Develop solutions that use Azure Cosmos DB storage This module covers Azure Cosmos DB storage. It instructs students on how it works, how to manage containers and items, and create and update documents by using code.

Lessons

  •   Azure Cosmos DB overview
  •   Managing containers and items
  •   Create and update documents by using code

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Understand core features and functionality of Azure Cosmos DB
  •   Be able to manage containers and items
  •   Be able to create and update documents

Module 10: Develop solutions that use a relational database SQL Database is a general-purpose relational database managed service in Microsoft Azure that supports structures such as relational data, JSON, spatial, and XML.

Lessons

  •   Azure SQL overview
  •   Create, read, update, and delete database tables by using code

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Know how the Azure SQL Database service works
  •   Be able to perform database operations by using code

Module 11: Develop solutions that use Microsoft Azure Blob storage Azure Blob storage is Microsoft's object storage solution for the cloud. Blob storage is optimized for storing massive amounts of unstructured data. Unstructured data is data that does not adhere to a particular data model or definition, such as text or binary data.

Lessons

  •   Azure Blob storage overview
  •   Working with Azure Blob storage

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Understand when and why to use Azure Blob storage
  •   Know how to set and retrieve Blob storage properties and metadata
  •   Know how to replicate and copy Blobs

Module 12: Introduction to Azure Monitor Azure Monitor is the central service that includes all of tools you need to monitor and optimize your solution.

Lessons

  •   Overview of Azure Monitor

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Understand how Azure Monitor works
  •   Know where and how Azure Monitor collects data

Module 13: Develop code to support scalability of apps and services This module covers how applications scale and how to handle some troubleshooting.

Lessons

  •   Implement autoscale
  •   Implement code that addresses singleton application instances
  •   Implement code that handles transient faults

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Understand autoscale patterns and best practices for scaling their solutions
  •   How to use the Azure CLI to communicate with a specific copy of a resource
  •   How to handle transient faults in your solution

Module 14: Instrument solutions to support monitoring and logging This module covers adding code to your app to send the data to Azure Monitor.

Lessons

  •   Configure instrumentation in an app or server by using Application Insights
  •   Analyze and troubleshoot solutions by using Azure Monitor

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Know how to add default code to web pages, console apps, and Windows desktop apps to support telemetry
  •   Know how to use dashboards and other tools to monitor and troubleshoot their app

Module 15: Integrate caching and content delivery within solutions This module shows students how to leverage Azure Cache for Redis and Azure CDNs to deliver assets to users more quickly.

Lessons

  •   Azure Cache for Redis
  •   Develop for storage on CDNs

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •   Understand how Azure Cache for Redis operates and how to configure and interact with it
  •   Know how to manage Azure CDN

Module 16: Develop an App Service Logic App Logic Apps helps you build solutions that integrate apps, data, systems, and services across enterprises or organizations by automating tasks and business processes as workflows. This module covers what they are and how to create them.

Lessons

  •   Azure Logic Apps overview
  •   Create Logic Apps by using Visual Studio
  •   Create custom connectors for Logic Apps
  •   Create custom templates for Logic Apps

Students will understand how to create and manage Azure Logic Apps.

Module 17: Integrate Azure Search within solutions Azure Search is a search-as-a-service cloud solution that gives developers APIs and tools for adding a rich search experience over private, heterogenous content in web, mobile, and enterprise applications. In this module students will learn how to integrate Azure Search in to their solutions.

Lessons

Create and query an Azure Search Index Full text search in Azure Search

Students will know how to provision the service, create an index, load data, and execute searches.

Module 18: API Management API Management (APIM) helps organizations publish APIs to external, partner, and internal developers to unlock the potential of their data and services.

Lessons

  •   Introduction to the API Management service
  •   Securing your APIs
  •   Defining API policies

Students will know how to provision the APIM service using the Azure Portal, secure APIs with subscriptions and client certificates, and use API policies to modify the behavior of an API.

Module 19: Develop event-based solutions This module covers developing event-based solutions in Azure by integrating Azure Event Grid, Event Hubs, and Notification Hubs in your applications.

Lessons

  •   Implement solutions that use Azure Event Grid
  •   Implement solutions that use Azure Event Hubs
  •   Implement solutions that use Azure Notification Hubs

Students will know how the services work and how to integrate them in to their solutions.

Module 20: Develop message-based solutions Microsoft Azure Service Bus is a fully managed enterprise integration message broker. Service Bus is most commonly used to decouple applications and services from each other, and is a reliable and secure platform for asynchronous data and state transfer. Azure Queue storage is a service for storing large numbers of messages that can be accessed from anywhere in the world via authenticated calls using HTTP or HTTPS.

Lessons

  •   Implement solutions that use Azure Service Bus
  •   Implement solutions that use Azure Queue Storage queues

Students will understand how to leverage Azure message-based services in their solutions.

London - Old Broad Street

Description:

The centre is set in the heart of the city, approximately a ten minute walk from Bank and Liverpool Street tube stations.

Centre Access

The centre is open between 08:30 and 17:30 on working days. The Reception is situated on the lower ground. All floors are accessible via lift. 

Registration

Most courses begin at 09:30 on the first morning. Please register with the customer services team at Reception on the lower ground floor. To maintain building security and comply with health and safety legislation, delegates will be asked to sign in on a daily basis.

Lunches

A map of local food outlets will be given to delegates. Lunch arrangements for any delegates with disabilities can be organised with the customer service team at Reception.  Refreshments are provided during breaks and consist of a selection of hot drinks and biscuits.

Internet Access

Internet café computers are available in the delegate area. 

Location:

120 Old Broad Street
London
EC2N 1AR

 

Directions:

London Old Broad Street Exterior

By Rail

Liverpool Street Railway Station (10 minutes)

The nearest railway station is Liverpool Street. Take exit 2 for Old Broad Street. Cross over the junction. Keeping Tower 42 on your left hand side, the training building is approximately 50 yards on your right.  Enter the building through revolving doors.  

By Tube

Bank Tube Station (5 minutes)

The nearest station is Bank. Take exit 2 for Threadneedle Street.  At the junction branch left into Old Broad Street, walk past 125 Old Broad Street (Old Stock Exchange). The training building is on the left hand side. Enter the building through revolving doors.


By Rail.

The nearest railway station is Liverpool Street. Take exit 2 for Old Broad Street. Cross over the junction. Keeping Tower 42 on your left hand side, the Azlan Old Broad Street building is approximately 50 yards on your right.

By Tube.

The nearest station is Bank. Take exit 2 for Threadneedle Street. At the junction branch left into Old Broad Street, walk past the Stock Exchange. The building is on the left hand side.
Enter through revolving doors.

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