Microsoft Developing Windows Azure and Web Services - Only 3 Days

Seven reasons why you should sit your Azure and Web Services course with Firebrand Training

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  1. You'll be Azure and Web Services certified in just 3 days. With us, you’ll be Azure and Web Services trained in record time
  2. Our Azure and Web Services course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass Azure and Web Services first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more Azure and Web Services. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn Azure and Web Services faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying Azure and Web Services with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 63,490 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Azure and Web Services courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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In just three days, you’ll learn how to design and develop services that access both local and remote data. You’ll get the knowledge needed to deploy these services in Windows Azure, on-premises servers and other hybrid environments.

This accelerated course is 40% faster than traditional training and uses Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC). You’ll be taught by Microsoft Certified Trainers who will immerse you in this course using Firebrand’s Lecture | Lab | Review Technique.

On this Microsoft Developing Windows Azure and Web Services course you’ll learn how to:

  • Query and manipulate data with Entity Framework
  • Use ASP.NET Web API services
  • Deploy services to both on-premises servers and Windows Azure environments
  • Store, configure and access data in Windows Azure Storage
  • Create scalable load-balanced services

Plus, get an overview of service and cloud technologies using the Microsoft .NET framework and the Windows Azure cloud.

With Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) material and official practice exams, you’ll be prepared to take exam 70-487 - included at the end of your accelerated course. This exam is covered by your Certification Guarantee.

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  • One-on-one instruction attention
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  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

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Developing Windows Azure and Web Services

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 Windows Azure cloud.

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

Exploring the work environment

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

After completing this module, you'll 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 Describes the Entity Framework data model, and how to create, read, update, and delete data.

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

Creating a Data Access Layer by Using Entity Framework

  • Creating a Data Model
  • Querying and Manipulating Data

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Explain basic objects in ADO.NET and asynchronous operations
  • 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 describes HTTP-based services that are developed, hosted, and consumed by using ASP.NET Web API.

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

Creating the Travel Reservation ASP.NET Web API Service

  • Creating an ASP.NET Web API Service
  • Consuming an ASP.NET Web API Service

After completing this module, you'll 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 describes in detail the ASP.NET Web API architecture and how you can extend and secure ASP.NET Web API services.

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

Extending Travel Companion's ASP.NET Web API Services

  • Creating a Dependency Resolver for Repositories
  • Adding a New Media Type for RSS Requests
  • Adding OData Capabilities to the Flight Schedule Service
  • Applying Validation Rules in the Booking Service
  • Secure the communication between client and server

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

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

Module 5: Creating WCF Services

This module introduces Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and describes how to create, host, and consume a WCF service.

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

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, you'll 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 web services both on-premises and in Windows Azure. It explains various components of Windows Azure Cloud Services: Web Role, Worker Role, and Windows Azure Web Sites.

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

Hosting Services

  • Hosting the WCF Services in IIS
  • Host the ASP.NET Web API Services in a Windows Azure Web Role
  • Host the Flights Management Web Application in a Windows Azure Web Site

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

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

Module 7: Windows Azure Service Bus

This module describes web-scale messaging patterns, and the infrastructures provided by Windows Azure Service Bus.

  • What Are Windows Azure Service Bus Relays?
  • Windows Azure Service Bus Queues
  • Windows Azure Service Bus Topics

Windows Azure Service Bus

  • Use a Service Bus Relay for the WCF Booking Service
  • Publish Flight Updates to Clients by Using Windows Azure Service Bus Queues

After completing this module, you'll 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 using topics, subscriptions and filters

Module 8: Deploying Services

This module describes different techniques for deploying web applications

  • Web Deployment with Visual Studio 2012
  • Creating and Deploying Web Application Packages
  • Command-Line Tools for Web Deploy
  • Deploying Web and Service Applications to Windows Azure
  • Continuous Delivery with TFS and Git
  • Best Practices for Production Deployment

Deploying Services

  • Deploying an Updated Service to Windows Azure
  • Exporting and importing an IIS deployment package

After completing this module, you'll 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 Windows Azure environments
  • Use continuous delivery with TFS and Git
  • Apply best practices for deploying web applications on-premises and to Windows Azure

Module 9: Windows Azure Storage

This module Describes Windows Azure Storage, the services it provides, and the best way to use these services.

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

Windows Azure Storage

  • Storing Content in Windows Azure Storage
  • Storing Content in Windows Azure Table Storage
  • Creating Shared Access Signatures for Blobs

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the architecture of Windows Azure Storage
  • Implement Blob Storage in your applications
  • Use Table Storage in your applications
  • Describe how to use Windows 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 describes how to perform monitoring and diagnostics in Windows Azure services.

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

Monitoring and Diagnostics

  • Configuring WCF Tracing and Message Logging
  • Configuring Windows Azure Diagnostics

After completing this module, you'll 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 Windows Azure Diagnostics
  • View and collect Windows Azure metrics in the management portal

Module 11: Identity Management and Access Control

This module describes the basic principles of modern identity handling and demonstrates how to use infrastructures such as Windows Azure Access Control Service (ACS) to implement authentication and authorisation with claims-based identity in Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).

  • Claims-based Identity Concepts
  • Using the Windows Azure Access Control Service
  • Configuring Services to Use Federated Identities
  • Handling Federated Identities on the Client Side

Identity Management and Access Control

  • Configuring Windows Azure ACS
  • Integrating ACS with the ASP.NET Web API Project
  • Deploying the Web Application to Windows Azure and Configure the Client App

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the basic principles of claims-based identity
  • Create a Security Token Service (STS) by using Windows Azure ACS
  • Configure WCF to use federated identity
  • Consume a WCF service that uses federated identities

Module 12: Scaling Services

This module describes the ways in which you can ensure services can handle increasing workloads and user demand.

  • Introduction to Scalability
  • Load Balancing
  • Scaling On-Premises Services with Distributed Cache
  • Windows Azure Caching
  • Caveats of Scaling Services
  • Scaling Globally

Scalability

  • Use Windows Azure Caching

After completing this module, you'll 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 as well as Windows Azure services
  • Describe how to use Windows Azure caching
  • Describe how to deal with common challenges and issues that appear when services need to scale
  • Describe how to scale services globally

Module 13: Appendix A: Designing and Extending WCF Services

This module covers designing Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service contracts, creating services that support distributed transactions, and extending the WCF pipeline with custom runtime components and custom behaviors.

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

Designing and Extending WCF Services

  • Create a Custom Error Handler Runtime Component
  • Add Support for Distributed Transactions to the WCF Booking Service

After completing this module, you'll 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 deals with the various considerations you have to take into account when designing a secure web service, such as encryption, input validation, authentication, and authorisation, and the techniques to use while applying these considerations to services developed with WCF.

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

Securing a WCF Service

  • Securing the WCF Service
  • Using authorisation rules to validate the client's requests
  • Configure the ASP.NET web API booking service for secured communication

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe web application security
  • Configure a service for transport security
  • Configure a service for message security
  • Implement and configure authentication and authorisation logic

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You'll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • Exam 70-487: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services

Exam 70-487 provides credit towards your MCP and MCSD: Web Applications.

This exam will assess your knowledge of Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 and Microsoft Azure.

This exam is available in the following languages:

  • English
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese (Brazil)

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Microsoft Official Curriculum

  • MOC 20487: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services

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Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CISSP CBK Review and CSX Practitioner Level 1,2 and 3
  • *** On site testing is not included in our PMI, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certifications. On site testing for GIAC courses is only available in selected regions.
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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Before attending this course, you must have:

  • Experience with C# programming and concepts such as Lambda expressions, LINQ and anonymous types
  • An understanding of the concepts of n-tier applications
  • Experience with querying and manipulating data with ADO.NET
  • Knowledge of XML data structures

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on 080 80 800 888 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

Interested? See prices or call 080 80 800 888