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Microsoft Azure solutions for AWS developers

Course Duration: 3 days

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Course Overview

This 3-day course has been designed to teach AWS (Amazon Web Services) developers how to prepare end-to-end solutions in Microsoft Azure. In this course you will construct Azure App Service Web App solutions and Azure Functions, use blob or Cosmos DB storage in solutions, implement secure cloud solutions that include user authentication and authorization, implement API management, and develop event- and message-based solutions, and monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize your Azure solutions.

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Who is it for?

Students in this course are experienced AWS developers interested in Azure development.

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Entry Requirements

Students should have 1-2 years professional development experience and experience with AWS. They must be able to program in an Azure Supported Language. 

The Exam

There is no exam or certification connected to this course 

Course Objectives

You will learn how developers use Azure services, with additional focus on features and tasks that differ from AWS, and what that means for you as you develop applications that will be hosted by using Azure services. 

Syllabus – Key points

Module 1: Create Azure App Service Web Apps 

Students will learn how to build a web application on the Azure App Service platform. They will learn how the platform functions and how to create, configure, scale, secure, and deploy to the App Service platform. 

Lessons  for module 1 

  • Azure App Service core concepts 
  • Creating an Azure App Service Web App 
  • Configuring and Monitoring App Service apps 
  • Scaling App Service apps 
  • Azure App Service staging environments 

Module 2: Implement Azure functions 

This module covers creating Functions apps, and how to integrate triggers and inputs/outputs into the app. 

Lessons for module 2 

  • Azure Functions overview 
  • Developing Azure Functions 
  • Implement Durable Functions 

Module 3: Develop solutions that use blob storage 

Students will learn how Azure Blob storage works, how to manage data through the hot/cold/archive blob storage lifecycle, and how to use the Azure Blob storage client library to manage data and metadata. Also, students will learn how to create an ARM (Azure Resource Manager) Template. 

Lessons for module 3 

  • Azure Blob storage core concepts 
  • Managing the Azure Blob storage lifecycle 
  • Working with Azure Blob storage 
  • Create an Azure Resource Manager Template 

Module 4: Develop solutions that use Cosmos DB storage 

Students will learn how Cosmos DB is structured and how data consistency is managed. Students will also learn how to create Cosmos DB accounts and create databases, containers, and items by using a mix of the Azure Portal and the .NET SDK. 

Lessons for module 4 

  • Azure Cosmos DB overview 
  • Azure Cosmos DB data structure 
  • Working with Azure Cosmos DB resources and data 
  • Create and deploy ARM templates 

Module 5: Implement user authentication and authorization 

Students will learn how to leverage the Microsoft Identity Platform v2.0 to manage authentication and access to resources. Students will also learn how to use the Microsoft Authentication Library and Microsoft Graph to authenticate a user and retrieve information stored in Azure, and how and when to use Shared Access Signatures. 

Lessons for module 5 

  • Microsoft Identity Platform v2.0 
  • Authentication using the Microsoft Authentication Library 
  • Using Microsoft Graph 
  • Authorizing data operations in Azure Storage 

Module 6: Implement secure cloud solutions 

This module covers how to secure the information (keys, secrets, certificates) an application uses to access resources. It also covers securing application configuration information. 

Lessons for module 6 

  • Manage keys, secrets, and certificates by using the KeyVault API 
  • Implement Managed Identities for Azure resources 
  • Secure app configuration data by using Azure App Configuration 

Module 7: Implement API Management 

Students will learn how to publish APIs, create policies to manage information shared through the API, and to manage access to their APIs by using the Azure API Management service. 

Lessons for module 7 

  • API Management overview 
  • Defining policies for APIs 
  • Securing your APIs 

Module 8: Develop event-based solutions 

Students will learn how to build applications with event-based architectures. 

Lessons for module 8 

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

Module 9: Develop message-based solutions 

Students will learn how to build applications with message-based architectures. 

Lessons for module 9 

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

Module 10: Monitor and optimize Azure solutions 

Lessons for module 10 

  • Overview of monitoring in Azure 
  • Instrument an app for monitoring 
  • Analyzing and troubleshooting apps 
  • Implement code that handles transient faults 


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