Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services (90 Day) On Demand (OD20487D)
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.
At Course Completion
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.
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
MOC On-Demand is an integrated combination of video, text, practical tasks and knowledge tests designed to help IT experts and developers to expand their knowledge about Microsoft technologies. The courses are a great alternative for anyone wanting to learn independently and at their own pace. They can also be used in the form of a Blended Class together with managed training courses, or as the basis for training solutions with mentoring and other learning programmes.
All Labs within a course can be accessed via the Microsoft Labs Online (MLO) platform. Participants enrolled on a course can start the Labs directly from within a course; they do not need to be set up separately.
Licence codes purchased for the new Skillpipe MOC On-Demand courses can now all be found in the "Digital Library" section. The licence codes for these courses are now provided via the Management Dashboard, just like for the dMOC courses.
System requirements for Skillpipe MOC On-Demand
- Browser: current version of Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome™ or Firefox®
- Internet access: broadband Internet connection (recommended: network bandwidth of over 4Mbps)
- Screen resolution: 1280 x 1024 or higher
Module 1: Overview of service and cloud technologies
This module provides an overview of service and cloud technologies using the Microsoft .NET Core and the Azure. The first lesson, “Key Components of Distributed Applications,” discusses characteristics that are common to distributed systems, regardless of the technologies they use. Lesson 2, “Data and Data Access Technologies” describes how data is used in distributed applications. Lesson 3, “Service Technologies,” discusses two of the most common protocols in distributed system and the .NET Core technologies used to develop services based on those protocols. Lesson 4, “Cloud Computing,” describes cloud computing and how it is implemented in Azure.
- Key Components of Distributed Applications
- Data and Data Access Technologies
- Service Technologies
- Cloud Computing
- Manipulating Data
Module 2: Querying and Manipulating Data Using Entity Framework
In this module, you will learn about the Entity Framework data model, and about how to create, read, update, and delete data. Entity Framework is a rich object-relational mapper, which provides a convenient and powerful
application programming interface (API) to manipulate data. This module focuses on the Code First approach with Entity Framework.
- ADO.NET Overview
- Creating an Entity Data Model
- Querying Data
Module 3: Creating and Consuming ASP.NET Core Web APIs
ASP.NET Core Web API provides a robust and modern framework for creating Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)-based services. In this module, you will be introduced to the HTTP-based services. You will learn how HTTP works and become familiar with HTTP messages, HTTP methods, status codes, and headers. You will also be introduced to the Representational State Transfer (REST) architectural style and hypermedia. You will learn how to create HTTP-based services by using ASP.NET Core Web API. You will also learn how to consume them from various clients. After Lesson 3, in the lab "Creating an ASP.NET Core Web APIs", you will create a web API and consume it from a client.
- HTTP Services
- Creating an ASP.NET Core Web API
- Consuming ASP.NET Core Web APIs
- Handling HTTP Requests and Responses
- Automatically Generating HTTP Requests and Responses
ASP.NET Core Web API provides a complete solution for building HTTP services, but services often have various needs and dependencies. In many cases, you will need to extend or customize the way ASP.NET Core Web API executes your service. Handling needs such as applying error handling and logging integrate with other components of your application and supporting other standards that are available in the HTTP world. Understanding the way ASP.NET Core Web API works is important when you extend ASP.NET Core Web API. The division of responsibilities between components and the order of execution are important when intervening with the way ASP.NET Core Web API executes. Finally, with ASP.NET Core Web API, you can also extend the way you interact with other parts of your system. With the dependency resolver mechanism, you can control how instances of your service are created, giving you complete control on managing dependencies of the services.
- The ASP.NET Core Request Pipeline
- Customizing Controllers and Actions
- Injecting Dependencies into Controllers
Module 5: Hosting Services On-Premises and in Azure
In this module you will learn how to host your application on-premises and on Azure. You will also learn about Docker containers, and writing serverless applications with Azure functions.
- Hosting Services on-premises
- Hosting Services in Azure App Service
- Packaging Services in Containers
- Implementing Serverless Services
In this module, you will learn about Web Deploy and how to deploy web applications by using Web Deploy in Visual Studio. You will also learn how to define continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines and how to use Azure API Management and OpenAPI to provide robust, secure, and reliable APIs to your customers.
- Web Deployment with Visual Studio 2017
- Continuous Delivery with Visual Studio Team Services
- Deploying Applications to Staging and Production Environments
- Defining Service Interfaces with Azure API Management
Module 7: Implementing Data Storage in Azure
This module explains how to store and access data stored in Azure Storage. It also explains how to configure storage access rights for storage containers and content.
- Choosing a Data Storage Mechanism
- Accessing Data in Azure Storage
- Working with Structured Data in Azure
- Geographically Distributing Data with Azure CDN
- Scaling with Out-of-Process Cache
This module explains how to monitor and log services, both on-premises and in Azure.
- Logging in ASP.NET Core
- Diagnostic Tools
- Application Insights
This module describes claim-based identity concepts and standards, and how to implement authentication and authorization by using Azure Active Directory to secure an ASP.NET Core Web API service.
- Explaining Security Terminology
- Securing Services with ASP.NET Core Identity
- Securing Services with Azure Active Directory
This module explains how to create scalable services and applications and scale them automatically using Web Apps load balancers, Azure Application Gateway and Azure Traffic Manager.
- Introduction to Scalability
- Automatic Scaling
- Azure Application Gateway and Traffic Manager