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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.

Target Audience

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.

  • Course content

    Module 1: Creating 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.

    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 in to the app.

    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.

    Azure Blob storage core concepts
    Managing the Azure Blob storage lifecycle
    Working with Azure Blob storage

    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.

    Azure Cosmos DB overview
    Azure Cosmos DB data structure
    Working with Azure Cosmos DB resources and data

    Module 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
    Create container images for solutions
    Publish a container image to Azure Container Registry
    Create and run container images in Azure Container Instances

    Module 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.

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

    Module 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.

    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 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.

    API Management overview
    Defining policies for APIs
    Securing your APIs

    Module 9: Develop App Service Logic Apps

    This module teaches students how to use Azure Logic Apps to schedule, automate, and orchestrate tasks, business processes, workflows, and services across enterprises or organizations.

    Azure Logic Apps overview
    Creating custom connectors for Logic Apps

    Module 10: Develop event-based solutions

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

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

    Module 11: Develop message-based solutions

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

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

    Module 12: Monitor and optimize Azure solutions

    This module teaches students how to instrument their code for telemetry and how to analyze and troubleshoot their apps.

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

    Module 13: 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

    Exams & Certification

    Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate (not included)

Duration: 5 days
Price: £1795 + VAT

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