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20487: Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services

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

Primary: .NET developers who want to learn how to develop services and deploy them to hybrid environments.

Secondary: .NET developers with Web application development experience who are exploring developing new applications or porting existing applications to Microsoft Azure.

Before attending this course, students must have:

• 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

This program will be conducted with interactive lectures, PowerPoint presentation, discussion and practical exercise.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

• Describe the basic concepts of service development and data access strategies using the .NET platform.

• Describe the Microsoft Azure cloud platform and its compute, data, and application hosting offerings.

• Design and develop a data-centric application using Visual Studio 2017 and Entity Framework Core.

• Design, implement, and consume HTTP services using ASP.NET Core.

• Extend HTTP services using ASP.NET Core.

• Host services on-premises and in Microsoft Azure.

• Deploy services to both on-premises and cloud environments and manage the interface and policy for their services.

• Choose a data storage solution, cache, distribute, and synchronize data.

• Monitor, log, and troubleshoot services.

• Describe claim-based identity concepts and standards and implement authentication and authorization with Azure Active Directory.

• Create scalable service applications.


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This module provides an overview of service and cloud technologies using the Microsoft .NET Framework and the Windows Azure cloud.

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

Lab: Exploring the work environment
After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe the key components of distributed applications.
• Describe data and data access technologies.
• Explain service technologies.
• Describe the features and functionalities of cloud computing.
• Describe the architecture and working of the Blue Yonder Airlines Travel Companion application.

This module Describes the Entity Framework data model, and how to create, read, update, and delete data.


• ADO.NET Overview

• Creating an Entity Data Model

• Querying Data

• Manipulating Data

Lab: Creating a Data Access Layer by Using Entity Framework

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Explain basic objects in ADO.NET and asynchronous operations.

• Create an Entity Framework data model.

• Query data by using Entity Framework.

• Insert, delete, and update entities by using Entity Framework.

This module describes HTTP-based services that are developed, hosted, and consumed by using ASP.NET Web API.


• HTTP Services

• Creating an ASP.NET Web API Service

• Handling HTTP Requests and Responses

• Hosting and Consuming ASP.NET Web API Services

Lab: Creating the Travel Reservation ASP.NET Web API Service

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Design services by using the HTTP protocol.

• Create services by using ASP.NET Web API.

• Use the HttpRequestMessage/HttpResponseMessage classes to control HTTP messages.

• Host and consume ASP.NET Web API services.

This module describes in detail the ASP.NET Web API architecture and how you can extend and secure ASP.NET Web API services.


• The ASP.NET Web API Pipeline

• Creating OData Services

• Implementing Security in ASP.NET Web API Services

• Injecting Dependencies into Controllers

Lab: Extending Travel Companion’s ASP.NET Web API Services

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Extend the ASP.NET Web API request and response pipeline.

• Create OData services using ASP.NET Web API.

• Secure ASP.NET Web API.

• Inject dependencies into ASP.NET Web API controllers.

This module introduces Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and describes how to create, host, and consume a WCF service.


• Advantages of Creating Services with WCF

• Creating and Implementing a Contract

• Configuring and Hosting WCF Services

• Consuming WCF Services

Lab: Creating and Consuming the WCF Booking Service

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe why and when to use WCF to create services.

• Define a service contract and implement it.

• Host and configure a WCF service.

• Consume a WCF service from a client application.

This module describes how to host web services both on-premises and in Windows Azure. It explains various components of Windows Azure Cloud Services: Web Role, Worker Role, and Windows Azure Web Sites.


• Hosting Services On-Premises

• Hosting Services in Windows Azure

Lab: Hosting Services

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Host services on-premises by using Windows services and IIS

• Host services in the Windows Azure cloud environment by using Windows Azure Cloud Services and Web Sites

This module describes web-scale messaging patterns, and the infrastructures provided by Windows Azure Service Bus.


• Windows Azure Service Bus Relays

• Windows Azure Service Bus Queues

• Windows Azure Service Bus Topics

Lab: Windows Azure Service Bus

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the purpose and functionality of relayed and buffered messaging.

• Provision, configure, and use the service bus queues.

• Enhance the effectiveness of queue-based communications using topics, subscriptions and filters.

This module describes different techniques for deploying web applications.


• Web Deployment with Visual Studio 2012

• Creating and Deploying Web Application Packages

• Command-Line Tools for Web Deploy

• Deploying Web and Service Applications to Windows Azure

• Continuous Delivery with TFS and Git

• Best Practices for Production Deployment

Lab: Deploying Services

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Deploy web applications with Visual Studio.

• Create and deploy web applications by using IIS Manager.

• Deploy web applications by using the command line.

• Deploy web applications to Windows Azure environments.

• Use continuous delivery with TFS and Git.

• Apply best practices for deploying web applications on-premises and to Windows Azure.

This module Describes Windows Azure Storage, the services it provides, and the best way to use these services.


• Introduction to Windows Azure Storage

• Windows Azure Blob Storage

• Windows Azure Table Storage

• Windows Azure Queue Storage

• Restricting Access to Windows Azure Storage

Lab: Windows Azure Storage

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the architecture of Windows Azure Storage.

• Implement Blob Storage in your applications.

• Use Table Storage in your applications

• Describe how to use Windows Azure Queues as a communication mechanism between different parts of your application

• Control access to your storage items.

This module describes how to perform monitoring and diagnostics in Windows Azure services.


• Performing Diagnostics by Using Tracing

• Configuring Service Diagnostics

• Monitoring Services Using Windows Azure Diagnostics

• Collecting Windows Azure Metrics

Lab: Monitoring and Diagnostics

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Perform tracing in the .NET Framework with the System.Diagnostics namespace.

• Configure and explore web service and IIS tracing.

• Monitor services by using Windows Azure Diagnostics.

• View and collect Windows Azure metrics in the management portal.

This module describes the basic principles of modern identity handling and demonstrates how to use infrastructures such as Windows Azure Access Control Service (ACS) to implement authentication and authorization with claims-based identity in Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).


• Claims-based Identity Concepts

• Using the Windows Azure Access Control Service

• Configuring Services to Use Federated Identities

Lab: Identity Management and Access Control

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the basic principles of claims- based identity.

• Create a Security Token Service (STS) by using Windows Azure ACS.

• Configure WCF to use federated identity.

This module describes the ways in which you can ensure services can handle increasing workloads and user demand.


• Introduction to Scalability

• Load Balancing

• Scaling On-Premises Services with Distributed Cache

• Windows Azure Caching

• Scaling Globally

Lab: Scalability

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Explain the need for scalability.

• Describe how to use load balancing for scaling services.

• Describe how to use distributed caching for on-premises as well as Windows Azure services.

• Describe how to use Windows Azure caching.

• Describe how to scale services globally.

This module deals with the various considerations you have to take into account when designing a secure web service, such as encryption, input validation, authentication, and authorization, and the techniques to use while applying these considerations to services developed with WCF.


• Introduction to Web Services Security

• Transport Security

• Message Security

• Configuring Service Authentication and Authorization

Lab: Securing a WCF Service

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe web application security.

• Configure a service for transport security.

• Configure a service for message security.

• Implement and configure authentication and authorization logic.


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