Module 1: OVERVIEW OF THE MICROSOFT AZURE PLATFORM
This module reviews the services available in the Azure platform and the Management Portals used to manage the service instances.
Lab : Using the Azure Preview Portal
Connect to the Azure Portals
Create a Web Site in Azure
Configure the Web Site Template
After completing this module, students will be able to create a Web Site using both the Azure Management and Preview Portals.
Module 2: Establishing a Development Environment using Azure Virtual Machines
This module describes the Virtual Machine hosting options available in Azure. Students will be able to deploy custom workloads to an Azure Virtual Machine, manage the VM and images and also monitor VMs.
Constructing Azure Virtual Machines
Azure Virtual Machine Workloads
Migrating Azure Virtual Machine Instances
Using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to Connect to a Virtual Machine
Lab : Creating an Azure Virtual Machine for Development & Testing
Create a Resource Group using Azure
Create a Development Virtual Machine in Azure
Configure the Virtual Machine for Development
After completing this module, students will be able to create a Virtual Machine using the Azure Management Portal and create an image of the VM.
Module 3: Hosting Web Applications on the Azure Platform
In this module, students will be able to create and host a simple website using Azure Web Sites. Students will learn how to monitor and manage the website using the Management Portal.
Azure Web Sites
Hosting Web Applications in Azure
Configuring an Azure Web Site
Publishing an Azure Web Site
Monitoring and Analyzing Running Azure Web Sites
Lab : Creating an ASP.NET Web Site Using Azure Websites
Create an Azure Web Site
Deploy an ASP.NET Web Application to an Azure Web Site
Configure an Azure Web Site
After completing this module, students will be able to create an Azure Web Site and publish an existing ASP.NET web application to the site.
Module 4: Storing SQL Data in Azure
In this module, students will learn how to use Azure SQL Databases to store and retrieve data.
Azure SQL Database Overview
Managing SQL Databases in Azure
Using Azure SQL Databases with SQL Server Data Tools
Migrating Data to Azure SQL Databases
Replication and Recovery of Azure SQL Database Instances
Lab : Storing Event Data in Azure SQL
Create an Azure SQL Databases Instance
Using Entity Framework with Azure SQL Databases
After completing this module, students will be able to create an Azure SQL server and database. They will also be able to use Entity Framework Code First to migrate tables to Azure.
Module 5: Designing Cloud Applications For Resiliency
In this module, students will understand and identify the common practices and patterns for building resilient and scalable web applications that will be hosted in Azure.
Design Considerations for Scale with Cloud Applications
Application Design Practices for Highly Available Applications
Building High Performance Applications using ASP.NET
Common Cloud Application Patterns
Caching Application Data
Lab : No lab
After completing this module, students will be able to describe and identify the common practices and patterns for building resilient and scalable web applications that will be hosted in Azure.
Module 6: Managing Cloud Services in Azure
In this module, students will learn how to use Cloud Service Worker Roles and Web Sites Web Jobs to process data in the background. Students will also be able to use Cloud Service Cache Roles to store data in the cache.
Overview of Cloud Services
Cloud Service Web Roles
Customizing Cloud Service Configurations
Updating and Managing Cloud Service Deployments
Cloud Service Worker Role
Cloud Service Worker Role Processing
Analyzing Application Cloud Service Role Instances
Lab : Creating Azure Web Roles Using Visual Studio 2013
Create an Azure Cloud Service project
Create an Azure Cloud Service Web Role from an existing project
Configure the properties of an Azure Cloud Service project
Debug an Azure Cloud Service project
Lab : Creating a Background Process Using Azure Worker Roles
Create a C# Class Library
Add the Class Library to a Cloud Service Project
Debug Worker Roles in a Cloud Service Project
After completing this module, students will be able to create a background process using a Azure Worker Role.
Module 7: Storing NoSQL Data in Azure
In this module, students will learn how to store data in Azure Table Storage.
Azure Storage Overview
Azure Storage Tables Overview
Table Entity Transactions
Lab : Storing Attendee Registration Data in Azure Table Storage
Populating the Sign-In Form with Registrant Names
Updating the Events Website to use Storage Tables
Verifying that the Events Web Site is using Azure Storage Tables for Registrations
After completing this module, students will be able to create an Azure Table Storage table and manage the table data using the .NET API for Azure Storage.
Module 8: Storing and Consuming Files from Azure Storage
In this module, students will be able to store and access multimedia files in Azure using Blob Storage.
Azure Stoage Blobs
Controlling Access to Storage Blobs & Containers
Monitoring Storage Blobs
Configuring Azure Storage Accounts
Uploading and Migrating Storage Data
Lab : Storing Generated Documents in Azure Blob Storage
Implement Azure Storage Blobs
Populating the Container with Files and Media
Retrieving Files and Media from the Container
Specifying Permissions for the Container
Lab : Creating File Shares using Azure Files
Implement Azure Files
Populating the File Share with Media
After completing this module, students will be able to create Azure Files SMB file share and store documents related to the event website.
Module 9: Designing a Communication Strategy using Queues and Service Bus
In this module, students will use Azure Queue Storage to queue data for asynchronous processing. Students will also be able to identify the Service Bus offerings and identify which ones to use in appropriate scenarios. Students will be able to use the Azure Service Bus Relay to connect on-premise services with client applications.
Queue Mechanisms in Azure
Azure Storage Queues
Handling Storage Queue Messages
Azure Service Bus
Azure Service Bus Queues
Azure Service Bus Relay
Azure Service Bus Notification Hubs
Lab : Using Storage Queues to Manage Requests Between Web Applications in Azure
Using Azure Queue Storage for Document Generation
Verify the Requests are Created and Consumed
Lab : Using Service Bus to Manage Communication Between Web Applications in Azure
Create an Azure Service Bus Namespace
Use Service Bus Queues for Document Generation
Verify the Requests are Created and Consumed
Use Service Bus Relay to Connect a WCF Service and Client[s]
After completing this module, students will be able to create an Azure Storage Queue instance to store requests. They will also create an Azure Service Bus queue instance to store requests. Students will then create an Azure Service Bus namespace and use the namespace to connect a cloud web application to the local WCF service.
Module 10: Managing Infrastructure in Azure
In this module students will explore the Infrastructure components in Azure. Students will be able to describe Virtual Networks and understand the relationship between the VNETs and the different services offered in Azure. Students will also be able to add Cloud Services and Virtual Machines to VNETs. Finally students will scale multiple instances of services in a VNET. Lessons
Azure Virtual Networks
Highly Available Azure Virtual Machines
Customize Azure Virtual Machine Networking
Lab : Managing Multiple Virtual Machines in a Virtual Network
Create the Database Virtual Machine
Create the Application Web Site
Connect the Test Application to the SQL Server Virtual Machine
Modify the Database Virtual Machine
After completing this module, students will be able to create a Virtual Machine using the existing SQL template and connect this Virtual Machine to the existing application.
Module 11: Automating Integration with Azure Resources
In this module, students will explore the options for Automating their interactions with Azure Resources using PowerShell, Client Libraries or the REST API. Students will also explore the two sets of modules available for PowerShell automation.
Azure SDK Client Libraries
Virtual Machine Configuration Management
Scripting Azure Service Management using PowerShell
Azure REST Interface
Azure Resource Manager
Lab : Automating the Creation of a Test Environment using PowerShell
Prepare Azure PowerShell Environment
Use PowerShell to Create and Access a Web Site Instance
Use a Resource Template to Create Multiple Pre-Configured Resources
After completing this module, students will be able to create a test environment using PowerShell and the Azure Service Management CmdLets.
Module 12: Securing Azure Web Applications
In this module, students will be able to use Azure Active Directory to implement security in a Cloud web application.
Azure Active Directory
Introduction to Identity Providers
Azure AD Directories
Azure AD Multi-Factor Authentication
Azure Role-Based Access Control
Lab : Integrating Azure Active Directory with the Events Administration Portal
Create an Azure AD Directory
Secure an Existing ASP.NET Web Application
Integrate Azure AD with ASP.NET Identity
After completing this module, student will be able to integrate ASP.NET Identity for the administration portal with Azure Active Directory.
Module 13: Maintaining and Monitoring Web Solutions in Azure
In this module, students will learn how to deploy web applications to Azure by using WebDeploy and Service Packages. Lessons
Deployment Strategies for Web Applications
Deploying Azure Services
Monitoring Cloud Applications
Lab : Deploying the Events Web Application to Azure
Create the Target Azure Services for Deployment
Manage Configuration Settings for a Cloud Web Application
Deploy the Web Applications to Azure
Monitor the Web Applications in Azure
After completing this module, students will be able to deploy the web application projects to Azure.