Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions | Prepare for 70-532 Certification Exam

Developing Windows Azure Solutions Course Description

Microsoft Azure is an open, flexible, enterprise-grade cloud computing platform. Move faster, do more, and save money with IaaS + PaaS.  Azure Web Services course is intended to offer comprehensive coverage of designing and developing services that access local and remote data from various data sources. 

Developing Microsoft® Azure Solutions (70-532) certification training program is designed to give you mastery in Microsoft Azure enterprise-grade cloud platform. Through demos & practical applications, you’ll learn to design, develop, implement, automate, and monitor resilient and scalable cloud solutions on the Azure platform. The course will enable you to explore Microsoft Azure development environment and Azure platform features and learn development tools, techniques, and approaches used to build and deploy cloud apps.

Developing Windows Azure Solutions Course Learning Outcomes

  • Design and implement Web Apps
  • Create and manage virtual machines
  • Design and implement cloud services
  • Design and implement a storage strategy
  • Manage application and network services

Developing Windows Azure Solutions - Suggested Audience

This course is aimed at developers who need a string understanding of concepts & practices related to cloud app development & deployment. Suggested attended based on our past programs are:
  • .Net developer
  • Solution Architects
  • IT Team Leads'DevOps Engineers
  • Application Engineers
  • QA Engineers

Developing Windows Azure Solutions Training Duration

  • Open-House F2F (Public): 5 days
  • In-House F2F (Private): 5 days, for commercials please send us an email with group size to

Developing Windows Azure Solutions Training Prerequisites

Experience in developing web services.

This Developing Windows Azure Solutions training course outline includes:

Module 1: Overview of the Microsoft Azure Platform 
  • Microsoft Azure provides a collection of services that you can use as building blocks for your cloud applications. 
  • Lesson 1: Azure Services, provides a recap of the services that you might have worked with when using the Microsoft Azure platform in the past. 
  • Lesson 2: Azure Portals, describes the two current portals that are available for managing Azure subscriptions & services. 
  • Lesson 3: Lab Overview, provides a walk-through of the lab application that you will be working on throughout the course. 
  1. Azure Services 
  2. Azure Portals 
  3. LAB: Exploring the Azure Portal 

Module 2: Building Application Infrastructure in Azure 
  • Constructing Azure Virtual Machines 
  • Azure Virtual Machine Workloads 
  • Migrating Azure Virtual Machine Instances 
  • Highly Available Azure Virtual Machines 
  • Virtual Machine Configuration Management  
  • Customizing Azure Virtual Machine Networking 
  • LAB: Creating an Azure Virtual Machine for Development and Testing 

Module 3: Hosting Web Applications on the Azure Platform 
  • Lesson 1: “Azure Web Apps”, describes the Web Apps service in Azure. 
  • Lesson 2: “Hosting Web Applications in Azure“, describes the behavior and lifecycle of an Azure Web App. 
  • Lesson 3: “Configuring an Azure Web App”, discusses the various configuration options available to change the behavior of your Web App. 
  • Lesson 4: “Publishing an Azure Web App”, describes the process for publishing a web application using WebDeploy to Azure Web Apps. 
  1. Azure Web Apps 
  2. Hosting Web Applications in Azure 
  3. Configuring an Azure Web App 
  4. Publishing an Azure Web App 
  5. LAB: Creating an ASP.NET Web App by Using Azure Web Apps 

Module 4: Storing SQL Data in Azure 
  • Lesson 1: Azure SQL Database Overview, describes the Azure SQL Database service & reasons you would consider using it. 
  • Lesson 2: Managing SQL Databases in Azure, describes the familiar and new management tools that are available for use with a SQL database that is hosted in Azure. 
  • Lesson 3: Azure SQL Database Tools, describes the SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) templates, panes, and projects that are available in Microsoft Visual Studio 2013. 
  • Lesson 4: Securing and Recovering an Azure SQL Database Instance, describes the recovery scenarios relevant in Azure SQL Database. 
  1. Storing SQL Data in Azure 
  2. Managing SQL Databases in Azure 
  3. Azure SQL Database Tools 
  4. Securing and Recovering an Azure SQL Database Instance 
  5. LAB: Storing Event Data in Azure SQL Databases 

Module 5: Designing Cloud Applications for Resiliency 
  • Lesson 1: Application Design Practices for Highly Available Applications, discusses some of the considerations that are needed when you design applications that are hosted in the cloud such that they result in minimal downtime. 
  • Lesson 2: Building High-Performance Applications by Using ASP.NET, describes the changes in the ASP.NET stack in .NET 4.5 that improve the framework’s performance in web applications. 
  • Lesson 3: Common Cloud Application Patterns, introduces a small set of example patterns from the MSDN cloud patterns reference. 
  • Lesson 4: Application Analytics, demonstrates the Application Insights service. 
  • Lesson 5: Caching Application Data, compares the Microsoft Azure Cache and Microsoft Azure Redis Cache services. 
  1. Application Design Practices for Highly Available Applications 
  2. Application Analytics 
  3. Building High-Performance Applications by Using ASP.NET 
  4. Common Cloud Application Patterns 
  5. Caching Application Data

Module 6: Storing Tabular Data in Azure 
  • Lesson 1: What Is Azure SQL Database, defines the Microsoft Azure SQL Database service in Azure & the reasons for using it. 
  • Lesson 2: Managing SQL Databases in Azure, describes the widely used management tools as well as the new ones available for use with a SQL database hosted in Azure. 
  • Lesson 3: Using Azure SQL Databases with SQL Server Data Tools, describes in detail the SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) templates, panes, and projects available in Microsoft Visual Studio 2015. 
  • Lesson 4: Migrating Data to Azure SQL Databases, describes a couple of simple methods to migrate an existing schema and data from an on-premises environment to the cloud. 
  • Lesson 5: Using Azure SQL Databases with Entity Framework, provides details on some of the ways you can leverage Entity Framework Code First to your advantage when working with a database that is hosted in the cloud. 
  1. Azure Storage Overview 
  2. Azure Storage Tables Overview 
  3. Table Entity Transactions 
  4. LAB: Storing Event Registration Data in Azure Storage Tables

Module 7: Storing and Consuming Files from Azure Storage 
  • Lesson 1: Storage Blobs, describes the Blob service and the types of blobs supported. 
  • Lesson 2: Controlling Access to Storage Blobs, provides details on the ways that you can secure and grant temporary access to blobs or containers. 
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Azure Storage Accounts, looks at some of the unique configuration options available for Storage blobs. 
  • Lesson 4: Azure Files, introduces briefly the Azure Files service. 
  1. Storage Blobs 
  2. Controlling Access to Storage Blobs and Containers 
  3. Configuring Azure Storage Accounts 
  4. Azure Files 
  5. LAB: Storing Generated Documents in Azure Storage Blobs 

Module 8: Designing a Communication Strategy by Using Queues and Service Bus 
  • Lesson 1: Azure Storage Queues, introduces the queue mechanism that is available in Azure storage accounts. 
  • Lesson 2: Azure Service Bus, introduces the Service Bus offering in Azure. 
  • Lesson 3: Azure Service Bus Queues, describes the queuing mechanism that is available in Service Bus and how it 
  • differs from Azure Storage queues. 
  • Lesson 4: Azure Service Bus Relay, describes the relay mechanism available to connect client devices to WCF 
  • services. 
  • Lesson 5: Azure Service Bus Notification Hubs, introduces the Notification Hubs service and infrastructure useful 
  • for pushing notifications to mobile devices. 
  1. Azure Storage Queues 
  2. Azure Service Bus 
  3. Azure Service Bus Queues 
  4. Azure Service Bus Relay 
  5. Azure Service Bus Notification Hubs 
  6. LAB: Using Queues and Service Bus to Manage Communication between Web Applications in Azure. 

Module 9: Automating Integration with Azure Resources 
  • Lesson 1: Azure SDK Client Libraries, briefly describes the client libraries that are available for managing and interacting with Azure services. 
  • Lesson 2: Scripting Azure Service Management by Using Windows PowerShell, describes the modules that are available for managing Azure services by using Windows PowerShell. 
  • Lesson 3: Azure REST Interface, introduces and describes the Service Management API. 
  • Lesson 4: Resource Manager, discusses the new Resource Manager in Azure and the concepts associated with the new method of managing resources. 
  1. Azure SDK Client Libraries 
  2. Scripting Azure Service Management by Using Windows PowerShell 
  3. Azure REST Interface 
  4. Azure Resource Manager 
  5. LAB: Automating the Creation of Azure Assets using PowerShell and xPlat CLI 

Module 10: Securing Azure Web Applications 
  • Lesson 1: Azure Active Directory, introduces the Azure AD service. 
  • Lesson 2: Azure AD Directories, details how to create a directory in Azure AD. 
  • Lesson 3: Azure AD Multi-Factor Authentication, describes the multi-factor authentication features in Azure AD. 
  1. Azure Active Directory 
  2. Azure AD Directories 
  3. Azure AD Multi-Factor Authentication 
  4. LAB: Integrating Azure Active Directory with the Events Administration Portal 
Keny White


Keny White is Professor of the Department of Computer Science at Boston University, where he has been since 2004. He also currently serves as Chief Scientist of Guavus, Inc. During 2003-2004 he was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Laboratoire d'Infomatique de Paris VI (LIP6). He received a B.S. from Cornell University in 1992, and an M.S. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.


After working as a software developer and contractor for over 8 years for a whole bunch of companies including ABX, Proit, SACC and AT&T in the US, He decided to work full-time as a private software trainer. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Rochester in 2001. "What I teach varies from beginner to advanced and from what I have seen, anybody can learn and grow from my courses".


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