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Course Outline

20532C+20533C : Azure Cloud Pack

Duration : 5 day      

ABOUT THIS COURSE

INTRODUCTION

This course is intended for students who have experience building vertically scaled applications.  Students should also have experience with the Microsoft Azure platform and a basic understanding of the services offered in Azure. This course offers students the opportunity to take an existing web application and expand its functionality as part of moving it to Azure.  The course does not require any existing experience with the ASP.NET platform.  This course focuses on the architectural considerations and decisions 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. and also for IT professionals who are familiar with managing on-premises IT deployments that include AD DS, virtualization technologies, and applications. The students typically work for organizations that are planning to locate some or all of their infrastructure services on Azure. This course also is intended for IT professionals who want to take the Microsoft Certification exam, 70-533, Implementing Azure Infrastructure Solutions.

 

This course offers students the opportunity to take an existing web application and expand its functionality as part of moving it to Azure.  The course does not require any existing experience with the ASP.NET platform.  This course focuses on the architectural considerations and decisions 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.

 

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.

 

COURSE OUTLINE

 

Module 1: OVERVIEW OF THE MICROSOFT AZURE PLATFORM

This module reviews the services available in the Azure platform and the Management Portals used to manage the service instances.

 

Lessons

  • Azure Services
  • Management Portals

 

Lab : Using the Azure Preview Portal

 

After completing this module, students will be able to create a Web Site using both the Azure Management and Preview Portals.

 

Module 2: Establishing a Development Environment using Azure Virtual Machines

This module describes the Virtual Machine hosting options available in Azure.  Students will be able to deploy custom workloads to an Azure Virtual Machine, manage the VM and images and also monitor VMs.

 

Lessons

  • Constructing Azure Virtual Machines
  • Azure Virtual Machine Workloads
  • Migrating Azure Virtual Machine Instances
  • Using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to Connect to a Virtual Machine

 

Lab : Creating an Azure Virtual Machine for Development & Testing

 

After completing this module, students will be able to create a Virtual Machine using the Azure Management Portal and create an image of the VM.

 

Module 3: Hosting Web Applications on the Azure Platform

In this module, students will be able to create and host a simple website using Azure Web Sites.  Students will 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 and Analyzing Running Azure Web Sites

 

Lab Overview

 

Lab : Creating an ASP.NET Web Site Using Azure Websites

 

After completing this module, students will be able to create an Azure Web Site and publish an existing ASP.NET web application to the site.

 

Module 4: Storing SQL Data in Azure

In this module, students will learn how to use Azure SQL Databases to store and retrieve data.

 

Lessons

  • Azure SQL Database 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

 

Lab : Storing Event Data in Azure SQL

 

After completing this module, students will be able to create an Azure SQL server and database.  They will also be able to use Entity Framework Code First to migrate tables to Azure.

 

Module 5: Designing Cloud Applications For Resiliency

In this module, students will understand and identify the common practices and patterns for building resilient and scalable web applications that will be hosted in Azure.

 

Lessons

  • Design Considerations for Scale with Cloud Applications
  • Application Design Practices for Highly Available Applications
  • Building High Performance Applications using ASP.NET
  • Common Cloud Application Patterns
  • Application Analytics
  • Caching Application Data

 

Lab : No lab

 

After completing this module, students will be able to describe and identify the common practices and patterns for building resilient and scalable web applications that will be hosted in Azure.

 

Module 6: Managing Cloud Services in 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

  • Overview of Cloud Services
  • Cloud Service Web Roles
  • Customizing Cloud Service Configurations
  • Updating and Managing Cloud Service Deployments
  • Cloud Service Worker Role
  • Cloud Service Worker Role Processing
  • Analyzing Application Cloud Service Role Instances

 

Lab : Creating Azure Web Roles Using Visual Studio 2013

 

Lab : Creating a Background Process Using Azure Worker Roles

 

After completing this module, students will be able to create a background process using a Azure Worker Role.

 

Module 7: Storing NoSQL Data in Azure

In this module, students will learn how to store data in Azure Table Storage.

 

Lessons

  • Azure Storage Overview
  • Azure Storage Tables Overview
  • Table Entity Transactions
  • Azure DocumentDB

 

Lab : Storing Attendee Registration Data in Azure Table Storage

 

After completing this module, students will be able to create an Azure Table Storage table and manage the table data using the .NET API for Azure Storage.

 

Module 8: Storing and Consuming Files from Azure Storage

In this module, students will be able to store and access multimedia files in Azure using Blob Storage.

 

Lessons

  • Azure Stoage 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 Blob Storage

 

Lab : Creating File Shares using Azure Files

 

After completing this module, students will be able to create Azure Files SMB file share and store documents related to the event website.

 

Module 9: Designing a Communication Strategy using Queues and Service Bus

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
  • Handling Storage Queue Messages
  • Azure Service Bus
  • Azure Service Bus Queues
  • Azure Service Bus Relay
  • Azure Service Bus Notification Hubs

 

Lab : Using Storage Queues to Manage Requests Between Web Applications in Azure

 

Lab : Using Service Bus to Manage Communication Between Web Applications in Azure

 

After completing this module, students will be able to create an Azure Storage Queue instance to store requests. They will also create an Azure Service Bus queue instance to store requests. Students will then create an Azure Service Bus namespace and use the namespace to connect a cloud web application to the local WCF service.

 

Module 10: Implementing and managing Azure networking

This module explains how virtual networking provides the glue that brings together VMs, web apps, and storage to enable you to publish a service onto the Internet.

 

Lessons

  • Overview of Azure networking
  • Implementing and managing Azure virtual networks
  • Configuring Azure virtual networks
  • Configuring Azure virtual network connectivity
  • Overview of Azure networking in an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) version 1 (v1)

 

Lab : Using a deployment template to implement Azure virtual networks

  • Creating an Azure virtual network by using a deployment template
  • Creating a virtual network by using PowerShell
  • Configure virtual networks

 

Lab : Configuring connectivity between the IaaS v1 and IaaS version 2 (v2)

  • Using a PowerShell script to Connect IaaS v1 VNet and IaaS v2 VNet
  • Configuring a point-to-site VPN
  • Using a PowerShell script to connect IaaS v1 VNet and IaaS v2 VNet

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan virtual networks in Azure.
  • Implement and manage virtual networks.
  • Configure intersite connectivity with virtual networks in Azure.
  • Configure networking components.
  • Plan virtual networks in IaaS v1.

 

Module 11: Implementing virtual machines

This module explains how to implement virtual machines.

 

Lessons

  • Overview of IaaS v2 virtual machines
  • Planning for Azure virtual machines
  • Deploying Azure IaaS v2 virtual machines
  • Authoring Azure Resource Manager templates
  • Overview of IaaS v1 virtual machines

 

Lab : Creating IaaS v2 virtual machines in Azure

  • Creating virtual machines by using the Azure portal and Azure PowerShell
  • Validating virtual machine creation

 

Lab : Deploying IaaS v2 virtual machines by using Azure Resource Manager templates

  • Using Visual Studio and an Azure Resource Manager template to deploy IaaS v2 virtual machines
  • Using Azure PowerShell and an Azure Resource Manager template to deploy virtual machines

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain IaaS v2 VMs.
  • Plan for Azure Virtual Machines.
  • Deploy IaaS v2 VMs.
  • Author Azure Resource Manager templates.
  • Explain IaaS v1 virtual machines.

 

Module 12: Managing virtual machines

This module explains how to manage virtual machines.

 

Lessons

  • Configuring virtual machines
  • Configuring virtual machine disks
  • Managing and monitoring Azure virtual machines
  • Managing IaaS v1 virtual machines

 

Lab : Managing Azure virtual machines

  • Configuring availability
  • Implementing desired state configuration (DSC)
  • Implementing storage space–based volumes

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure virtual machines.
  • Configure virtual machine disks.
  • Manage and monitor virtual machines

 

Module 13: Implementing Azure App services

This module explains how to implement Azure Web App services.

 

Lessons

  • Introduction to App Service
  • Planning app deployment in App Service
  • Implementing and maintaining web apps
  • Configuring web apps
  • Monitoring web apps and WebJobs
  • Implementing mobile apps
  • Traffic Manager

 

Lab : Implementing websites

  • Creating web apps
  • Deploying a web app
  • Managing web apps
  • Implementing Traffic Manager

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the different types of apps that you can create by using the Microsoft Azure App Service.
  • Select an App Service plan and deployment method for apps in Microsoft Azure.
  • Use Microsoft Visual Studio, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) clients, and Azure PowerShell to deploy web and mobile apps to Azure.
  • Configure web apps and use the Azure WebJobs feature to schedule tasks.
  • Monitor the performance of web apps.
  • Create and configure mobile apps.
  • Use Azure Traffic Manager to distribute requests between two or more app services.