AZ-204: Developing solutions for Microsoft Azure


  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Mode of Delivery: Online -Instructor-led training
  • Job role: Developer
  • Cost: USD$2750
  • Preparation for exam: AZ-204

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 Key Vault 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.

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Students in this course are interested in Azure development or in passing the Microsoft Azure Developer Associate certification exam.


To be successful in this course, learners should have the following:
• Hands-on experience with Azure IaaS and PaaS solutions, and the Azure Portal.
• Experience writing in an Azure supported language at the intermediate level. (C#, JavaScript, Python, or Java)
• Ability to write code to connect and perform operations on, a SQL or NoSQL database product. (SQL Server, Oracle, MongoDB, Cassandra or similar)
• Experience writing code to handle authentication, authorization, and other security principles at the intermediate level.
• A general understanding of HTML, the HTTP protocol and REST API interfaces.

Skills Gained

After completing this course, students will be able to:
• Develop Azure compute solutions
• Develop for Azure storage
• Implement Azure security
• Monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize Azure solutions
• Connect to and consume Azure services and third-party services

Course outline

Module 1: Creating Azure App Service
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


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Our minimum class-size is 3 for this course.
If there are no scheduled dates for this course, it can be customized to suit the time and skill needs of clients and it can be held online, at a rented location or at your premises.
Click on the following link below to arrange for a custom course: Enquire about a course date

Product Information

Azure also provides a huge array of services you can use to deliver applications for Web, mobile, and IoT devices; including Azure App Service, Azure Functions, and Azure IoT Edge. Azure also offers services for container-based deployment through services like Azure Container Services and Azure Kubernetes Services. Azure also integrates these cloud services that you need to develop, test, deploy, and manage your applications, all while taking advantage of the efficiencies of cloud computing. By hosting your applications in Azure, you can start small and easily scale your application as your customer demand grows.

Azure Developers design and build cloud solutions such as applications and services. They participate in all phases of development, from solution design, to development and deployment, to testing and maintenance. They partner with cloud solution architects, cloud DBAs, cloud administrators, and clients to implement the solution.
Microsoft offers different types of cloud services in Azure. The most commonly known services are the following:
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS): This type of cloud service allows you to run VMs on the cloud. The cloud service provider will take care of the underlying infrastructure, such as hardware, network, storage, and virtualization platform. However, you will be responsible for managing and maintaining what’s inside VMs.
Platform as a service (PaaS): This type of cloud service allows you to run your applications on Azure. The cloud service provider will take care of managing and maintaining the underlying infrastructure. Running your web app/container/microservices on Azure would unburden the headache of the hardware, network, storage, virtualization, operating system, and IIS. You only need to develop your application and run it.
Software as a service (SaaS): This type of cloud service allows you to use software on the cloud. The cloud service provider will handle the underlying infrastructure, such as hardware, storage, network, virtualization, operating system, and even the application itself. For example, Office 365 provides a variety of solutions ready to be used by you, such as email services, VOIP services, and so on, without implementing Exchange or Skype.
Using and integrating with cloud resources is done using a shared responsibility model which is a cloud security framework that dictates the security obligations of a cloud computing provider and its users to ensure accountability. Simply put, the cloud provider is responsible for the security of the cloud, while the customer is responsible for security in the cloud. Essentially, your cloud provider is responsible for making sure your infrastructure built within its platform is inherently secure and reliable

Additional Information

CANCELLATION POLICY – There is never a fee for cancelling seven business days before a class for any reason. Data Vision Systems reserves the right to cancel any course due to insufficient registration or other extenuating circumstances. Participants will be advised prior to doing so.


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