20487 Developing Windows Azure and Web Services
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COURSE COST: $2495.00

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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In this course, students will learn how to design and develop services that access local and remote data from various sources. Students will also learn how to develop and deploy services to hybrid environments, including on-premises servers and Microsoft Azure.


Primary: .NET developers who want to learn how to develop services and deploy them to hybrid environments.
Secondary: .NET developers with Web application development experience who are exploring developing new applications or porting existing applications to Microsoft Azure.
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.


*Course Cost listed does not include the cost of courseware. Course is subject to a minimum enrollment to run the course. Course may run as a virtual live online class if the minimum enrollment is not met.


Module 1: Overview of service and cloud technologies
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
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
ADO.NET Overview
Creating an Entity Data Model
Querying Data
Manipulating Data
Lab : Creating a Data Access Layer by Using Entity Framework

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

Module 4: Extending and Securing 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
Lab : Extending Travel Companion’s ASP.NET Web API Services

Module 5: Creating WCF Services
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

Module 6: Hosting Services
Hosting Services On-Premises
Hosting Services in Windows Azure
Lab : Hosting Services

Module 7: Windows Azure Service Bus
What Are Windows Azure Service Bus Relays?
Windows Azure Service Bus Queues
Windows Azure Service Bus Topics
Lab : Windows Azure Service Bus

Module 8: Deploying Services
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
Lab : Deploying Services

Module 9: Windows Azure Storage
Introduction to Windows Azure Storage
Windows Azure Blob Storage
Windows Azure Table Storage
Windows Azure Queue Storage
Restricting Access to Windows Azure Storage
Lab : Windows Azure Storage

Module 10: Monitoring and Diagnostics
Performing Diagnostics by Using Tracing
Configuring Service Diagnostics
Monitoring Services Using Windows Azure Diagnostics
Collecting Windows Azure Metrics
Lab : Monitoring and Diagnostics

Module 11: Identity Management and Access Control
Claims-based Identity Concepts
Using the Windows Azure Access Control Service
Configuring Services to Use Federated Identities
Lab : Identity Management and Access Control

Module 12: Scaling Services
Introduction to Scalability
Load Balancing
Scaling On-Premises Services with Distributed Cache
Windows Azure Caching
Scaling Globally
Lab : Scalability

Module 13: Appendix A: Designing and Extending WCF Services
Applying Design Principles to Service Contracts
Handling Distributed Transactions
Extending the WCF Pipeline
Lab : Designing and Extending WCF Services

Module 14: Appendix B: Implementing Security in WCF Services
Introduction to Web Services Security
Transport Security
Message Security
Configuring Service Authentication and Authorization
Lab : Securing a WCF Service