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AZ-203: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure
This course teaches developers how to create end-to-end solutions in Microsoft Azure. Students will learn how to implement Azure compute solutions, create Azure Functions, implement and manage web apps, develop solutions utilizing Azure storage, implement authentication and authorization, and secure their solutions by using KeyVault and Managed Identities. Students will also learn how to connect to and consume Azure services and third-party services, and include event- and message-based models in their solutions. The course also covers monitoring, troubleshooting, and optimizing Azure solutions.
Learning Path 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.
- Explore Azure App Service Module
- Configure web app settings
- Scale apps in Azure App Service Module
- Explore Azure App Service deployment slots
Azure App Service Module 4: Explore Azure App Service deployment slots
Learning Path 2: Implement Azure Functions
This module covers creating Functions apps, and how to integrate triggers and inputs/outputs in to the app.
- Azure Functions overview
- Developing Azure Functions
- Implement Durable Functions
Learning Path 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.
- Explore Azure Blob storage
- Managing the Azure Blob storage lifecycle
- Working with Azure Blob storage
Learning Path 4: Develop solutions that use Cosmos DB
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.
- Explore Azure Cosmos DB
- Implement partitioning in Azure Cosmos DB
- Working with Azure Cosmos DB resources and data
Learning Path 5: Implement IaaS solutions
This module instructs students on how to use create VMs and container images to use in their solutions. It covers creating VMs, using ARM templates to automate resource deployment, create and manage Docker images, publishing an image to the Azure Container Registry, and running a container in Azure Container Instances.
- Provisioning VMs in Azure
- Create and deploy ARM templates
- Manage container images in Azure Container Registry
- Run container images in Azure Container Instances
Learning Path 6: 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.
- Explore the Microsoft Identity Platform
- Implement Authentication using the Microsoft Authentication Library
- Implement shared access signatures
- Using Microsoft Graph
Learning Path 7: 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.
- Implement Azure Key Vault
- Implement Managed Identities
- Implement Azure App Configuration
Learning Path 8: 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.
- Explore API Management
Learning Path 9: Develop event-based solutions
Students will learn how to build applications with event-based architectures.
- Explore Azure Event Grid
- Explore Azure Event Hubs
Learning Path 10: Develop message-based solutions
Students will learn how to build applications with message-based architectures.
- Discover Azure Message queues
Learning Path 11: Instrument solutions to support monitoring and logging
This module teaches students how to instrument their code for telemetry and how to analyze and troubleshoot their apps.
- Monitor App performance
Module 12: Integrate caching and content delivery within solutions
Students will learn how to use different caching services to improve the performance of their apps.
- Develop for Azure Cache for Redis
- Develop for storage on CDNs
Students in this course are interested in Azure development or in passing the Microsoft Azure Developer Associate certification exam.
Students should have 1-2 years professional development experience and experience with Microsoft Azure. They must be able to program in an Azure Supported Language.