Windows Azure

About this course:

Microsoft Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy, and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool, or framework. You can also integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.



  • Understanding of on-premises virtualization technologies including: virtual machines, virtual networking, and virtual hard disks.
  • Understanding of network configuration including: TCP/IP, DNS, virtual private networks,firewalls,and encryption technologies.
  • Understanding of websites including: create, configure, monitor and deploy a website on Internet Information Services (IIS).
  • Understanding of Active Directory concepts including: Domains, Forests, Domain Controllers,replication, Kerberos, and LDAP.


  • Course Overview
  • Course Duration


  •        Azure Services
  •        Management Portals 

Module 2: Establishing a Development Environment using Azure Virtual Machines

  •          Constructing Azure Virtual Machines
  •          Azure Virtual Machine Workloads
  •          Migrating Azure Virtual Machine Instances
  •          Using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to Connect to a Virtual Machine 

Module 3: Hosting Web Applications on the Azure Platform

  •          Hosting Web Applications in Azure
  •          Configuring an Azure Web Site
  •          Publishing an Azure Web Site
  •          Monitoring and Analyzing Running Azure Web Sites

Module 4: Storing SQL Data in Azure

  •          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 

Module 5: Designing Cloud Applications For Resiliency

  •          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
  •          Application Analytics
  •          Caching Application Data 

Module 6: Managing Cloud Services in Azure

  •          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 

Module 7: Storing NoSQL Data in Azure

  •          Azure Storage Overview
  •          Azure Storage Tables Overview
  •          Table Entity Transactions
  •          Azure DocumentDB 

Module 8: Storing and Consuming Files from Azure Storage

  •          Azure Stoage Blobs
  •          Controlling Access to Storage Blobs & Containers
  •          Monitoring Storage Blobs
  •          Configuring Azure Storage Accounts
  •          Azure Files
  •          Uploading and Migrating Storage Data 

Module 9: Designing a Communication Strategy using Queues and Service Bus 

  •          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 

Module 10: Managing Infrastructure in Azure

  •          Azure Virtual Networks
  •          Highly Available Azure Virtual Machines
  •          Customize Azure Virtual Machine Networking 

Module 11: Automating Integration with Azure Resources

  •          Azure SDK Client Libraries
  •          Virtual Machine Configuration Management
  •          Scripting Azure Service Management using PowerShell
  •          Azure REST Interface
  •          Azure Resource Manager 

Module 12: Securing Azure Web Applications 

  •          Azure Active Directory
  •          Introduction to Identity Providers
  •          Azure AD Directories
  •          Azure AD Multi-Factor Authentication
  •          Azure Role-Based Access Control


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