Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services (20487C)

Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services (20487C)

Overview

Duration: 5 Days

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to design and develop web applications that access various local and remote data and services including Microsoft Azure. You will see how to develop and deploy web applications to multi-tier environments, design and develop asynchronous solutions, and create and consume HTTP services. that access various local and remote data and services including Microsoft Azure. You will see how to develop and deploy web applications to multi-tier environments, design and develop asynchronous solutions, and create and consume HTTP services..

Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the features and functionalities of service and cloud technologies.
  • Query and manipulate data with Entity Framework.
  • Use ASP.NET Web API to create HTTP-based services and consume them from .NET and non-.NET clients.
  • Extend ASP.NET Web API services using message handlers, model binders, action filters, and media type formatters.
  • Create SOAP-based services with the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and consume them from .NET clients
  • Use Azure Service Bus for relayed messaging and brokered messaging using queues and topics
  • Host services on on-premises servers, and on various Azure environments, such as Web Roles, Worker Roles, and Web Apps.
  • Deploy services to both on-premises servers and Azure
  • Store and access data in Azure Storage, and configure storage access rights
  • Monitor and log services, both on-premises and in Azure
  • Implement federated authentication by using Azure Active Directory with ASP.NET Web API services
  • Create scalable, load-balanced services
  • Apply design principles to service contracts and extend WCF services using custom runtime components and behaviors
  • Secure WCF services using transport and message security

Course Outline

Module 1: Overview of Service and Cloud Technologies

This module provides an overview of service and cloud technologies using the Microsoft .NET Framework and the Azure cloud. The module describes distributed applications, service technologies and how cloud computing is implemented in the Azure platform.

Lessons

  • Key Components of Distributed Applications
  • Data and Data Access Technologies
  • Service Technologies
  • Cloud Computing
  • Exploring the Blue Yonder Airlines’ Travel Companion Application 

Lab : Exploring the Work Environment

  • Creating an SQL Database
  • Creating an Entity Data Model
  • Managing the Entity Framework Model with an ASP.NET Web API Project
  • Deploying a Web App to Azure

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the key components of distributed applications.
  • Describe data and data access technologies.
  • Explain service technologies.
  • Describe the features and functionalities of cloud computing.
  • Describe the architecture and working of the Blue Yonder Airlines' Travel Companion application.

Module 2: Querying and Manipulating Data Using Entity Framework

This module explains how to create Entity Framework models and use them to query and manipulate data.

Lessons

  • ADO.NET Overview
  • Creating an Entity Data Model
  • Querying Data
  • Manipulating Data

Lab : Creating a Data Access Layer by Using Entity Framework

  • Creating a Data Model
  • Querying and Manipulating Data

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe basic objects in ADO.NET and explain how asynchronous operations work.
  • Create an Entity Framework data model.
  • Query data by using Entity Framework.
  • Insert, delete, and update entities by using Entity Framework

Module 3: Creating and Consuming ASP.NET Web API Services

This module explains how to create HTTP-based services using the ASP.NET Web API.

Lessons

  • HTTP Services
  • Creating an ASP.NET Web API Service
  • Handling HTTP Requests and Responses
  • Hosting and Consuming ASP.NET Web API Services 

Lab : Creating the Travel Reservation ASP.NET Web API Service

  • Creating an ASP.NET Web API Service

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Design services by using the HTTP protocol.
  • Create services by using ASP.NET Web API.
  • Use the HttpRequestMessage/HttpResponseMessage classes to control HTTP messages.
  • Host and consume ASP.NET Web API services.

Module 4: Extending and Securing ASP.NET Web API Services

This module explains how to extend and secure ASP.NET web API services to support real world scenarios.

Lessons

  • The ASP.NET Web API Pipeline
  • Implementing Security in ASP.NET Web API Services
  • Injecting Dependencies into Controllers

Lab : Extending Travel Companion’s ASP.NET Web API Services

  • Creating a Dependency Resolver for Repositories
  • Applying Validation Rules in the Booking Service
  • Securing the Communication between the Client and the Server 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Extend the ASP.NET Web API request and response pipeline.
  • Secure ASP.NET Web API.
  • Inject dependencies into ASP.NET Web API controllers.

Module 5: Creating WCF Services

This module explains how to create WCF services, host them, and consume them from other applications.

Lessons

  • Advantages of Creating Services with WCF
  • Creating and Implementing a Contract
  • Configuring and Hosting WCF Services
  • Consuming WCF Services

Lab : Creating and Consuming the WCF Booking Service

  • Creating the WCF Booking Service
  • Configuring and Hosting the WCF Service
  • Consuming the WCF Service from the ASP.NET Web API Booking Service

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe why and when to use WCF to create services.
  • Define a service contract and implement it.
  • Host and configure a WCF service.
  • Consume a WCF service from a client application.

Module 6: Hosting Services

This module describes how to host services on various Azure environments, such as Web Roles, Worker Roles, and Web Apps.

Lessons

  • Hosting Services On-Premises
  • Hosting Services in Microsoft Azure

Lab : Hosting Services

  • Hosting the WCF Services in IIS
  • Hosting the ASP.NET Web API Services in an Azure Web Role
  • Hosting the Flights Management Web Application in Web Apps

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Host services on-premises by using Windows services and IIS.
  • Host services in the Azure cloud environment by using Cloud Services and Web Apps.

Module 7: Microsoft Azure Service Bus

This module explains how to use the Azure Service Bus for advanced routing and messaging scenarios.

Lessons

  • Microsoft Azure Service Bus Relays
  • Microsoft Azure Service Bus Queues
  • Microsoft Azure Service Bus Topics 

Lab : Microsoft Azure Service Bus

  • Using a Service Bus Relay for the WCF Booking Service
  • Publishing Flight Updates to Clients by using Azure Service Bus Queues 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose and functionality of relayed and buffered messaging.
  • Provision, configure, and use the service bus queues.
  • Enhance the effectiveness of queue-based communications by using topics, subscriptions, and filters.

Module 8: Deploying Services

This module explains how to deploy services to both on-premises and cloud environments.

Lessons

  • Web Deployment with Visual Studio 2017
  • Creating and Deploying Web Application Packages
  • Command-Line Tools for Web Deploy
  • Deploying Web and Service Applications to Azure
  • Continuous Delivery with TFS and Git
  • Best Practices for Production Deployment 

Lab : Deploying Services

  • Deploying an Updated Service to Azure
  • Exporting and Importing an IIS Deployment Package 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Deploy web applications with Visual Studio.
  • Create and deploy web applications by using IIS Manager.
  • Deploy web applications by using the command line.
  • Deploy web applications to Azure environments.
  • Use continuous delivery with TFS and Git.
  • Apply best practices for deploying web applications on-premises and to Azure.

Module 9: Microsoft Azure Storage

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.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Azure Storage
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Table Storage
  • Queue Storage
  • Restricting Access to Storage

Lab : Storage

  • Storing Content in Storage
  • Creating Shared Access Signatures for Blobs

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the architecture of Storage.
  • Use Blob storage in your applications.
  • Use Table storage in your applications.
  • Use Azure queues as a communication mechanism between different parts of your application.
  • Control access to your storage items.

Module 10: Monitoring and Diagnostics

This module explains how to monitor and log services, both on-premises and in Azure.

Lessons

  • Performing Diagnostics by Using Tracing
  • Configuring Service Diagnostics
  • Monitoring Services Using Diagnostics
  • Collecting Microsoft Azure Metrics 

Lab : Monitoring and Diagnostics

  • Configuring Message Logging
  • Configuring Azure Diagnostics 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Perform tracing in the .NET Framework with the System.
  • Diagnostics namespace.
  • Configure and explore web service and IIS tracing.
  • Monitor services by using Diagnostics.
  • View and collect Azure metrics in the Azure portal.

Module 11: Identity Management and Application Security using Microsoft Azure Active Directory

This module describes claim-based identity concepts and standards, and how to implement federated authentication by using Azure Active Directory to secure an ASP.NET Web API service.

Lessons

  • Claims-based Identity Concepts
  • Introduction to Azure AD
  • Azure Active Directory B2C

Lab : Securing ASP.NET Web API by using Azure AD B2C

  • Creating and configuring an Azure AD B2C tenant
  • Integrating the BlueYonder server and client applications with Azure AD B2C

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the basic principles of claims-based identity.
  • Describe the authentication and authorization flows in OpenID Connect, including Server-to-Server authorization
  • Integrate client applications and authenticate end users by using Microsoft Authentication Library (MSAL)

Module 12: Scaling Services

This module explains how to create scalable services and applications.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Scalability
  • Load Balancing
  • Scaling On-Premises Services with Distributed Cache
  • Azure Redis Cache 

Lab : Scalability

  • Use Azure Redis Cache 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the need for scalability.
  • Describe how to use load balancing for scaling services.
  • Describe how to use distributed caching for on-premises services as well as Azure services.
  • Describe how to use Microsoft Azure Redis Cache.
  • Describe how to scale services globally.

Module 13: Appendix A: Designing and Extending WCF Services

This module explains how to design a WCF service contracts with duplex support, asynchronous operations, and one-way operations. It also explains how to create services that use various instancing and concurrency modes. In addition, it describes how to extend a WCF service with custom behaviors and runtime components.

Lessons

  • Applying Design Principles to Service Contracts
  • Handling Distributed Transactions
  • Extending the WCF Pipeline 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Design and create services and clients to use different kinds of message patterns.
  • Configure a service to support distributed transactions.
  • Extend the WCF pipeline with runtime components, custom behaviors, and extensible objects.

Module 14: Appendix B: Implementing Security in WCF Services

This module explains how to implement security in WCF services by using transport and message security. It also describes how to configure and implement authentication and authorization for a service.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Web Services Security
  • Transport Security
  • Message Security
  • Configuring Service Authentication and Authorization 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe web application security.
  • Configure a service for transport security.
  • Configure a service for message security.
  • Implement and configure authentication and authorization logic.
This course is part of the following Certifications:
  • MCP 70-487: Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services
  • MCSD 70-487: Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services

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
  • Knowledge of XML and how to use XML with the .NET framework

Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:

  • 20486C (MVC)
  • 20483B (C#)
Course ID:
20487C


Show Schedule for:

Please provide as much information as possible for us to help you with your enquiry.