Sep 24, 2023  
Ledet Training 2019 Course Catalog 
Ledet Training 2019 Course Catalog
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Azure 20487 - Developing Windows Azure and Web Services

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

Schedule and Pricing
Schedule of upcoming Azure training classes.

Course Benefits
After completing this course, Students will be able to:

  • 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 
  • Apply design principles to service contracts and extend WCF services using custom runtime components and behaviors 
  • Secure WCF services using transport and message security 
  • Use Windows Azure Service Bus for relayed messaging and brokered messaging using queues and topics 
  • Host services on on-premises servers, and on various Windows Azure environments, such as Web Roles, Worker Roles, and Web Sites 
  • Deploy services to both on-premises servers and Windows Azure 
  • Store and access data in Windows Azure Storage, and configure storage access rights 
  • Monitor and log services, both on-premises and in Windows Azure 
  • Implement federated authentication by using ACS with ASP.NET Web API services 
  • Create scalable, load-balanced services

Who Should Attend
This course is intended for both novice and experienced .NET developers who have a minimum of six months programming experience, and want to learn how to develop services and deploy them to hybrid environments.

Suggested Prerequisites
Before attending this course, paricipants should 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 data structures.

Certifications, Exams, and Continuing Education
This course helps people prepare for exam 70-487 Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services

This course and exam provides credit toward certifications as:

  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) - Specialist: Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MSCD) - Azure Solutions Architect

The American Council on Education CREDIT program recommends the following college credit for students who have attended this class and passed the requisite Microsoft 70-487 certification exam. 

  • In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in programming, web technology, and information technology. Scaled score of 700.

See ACE CREDIT - Earn College Credit  for more information on getting college credit for this class.
How to Enroll

Please see our Enrollment Page ( for our enrollment form.

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 Windows Azure cloud.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

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 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
Lab : Creating a Data Access Layer by Using Entity Framework

After completing this module, Students will 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.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

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 describes in detail the ASP.NET Web API architecture and how Students can extend and secure ASP.NET Web API services.Lessons 

  • 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

After completing this module, Students will 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
Lab : Creating and Consuming the WCF 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 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
Lab : Hosting Services

After completing this module, Students will 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
Lab : Windows Azure Service Bus

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 using topics, subscriptions and filters.

Module 8: Deploying Services

This module describes different techniques for deploying web applications.Lessons 

  • 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

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 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
Lab : Windows Azure Storage

After completing this module, Students will be able to:

  • Describe the architecture of Windows Azure Storage.
  • Implement Blob Storage in Students applications.
  • Use Table Storage in Students applications
  • Describe how to use Windows Azure Queues as a communication mechanism between different parts of Students application
  • Control access to Students storage items.

Module 10: Monitoring and Diagnostics

This module describes how to perform monitoring and diagnostics in Windows Azure services.Lessons 

  • Performing Diagnostics by Using Tracing
  • Configuring Service Diagnostics
  • Monitoring Services Using Windows Azure Diagnostics
  • Collecting Windows Azure Metrics
Lab : Monitoring and 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 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 authorization with claims-based identity in Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).Lessons 

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

After completing this module, Students will 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 ide\ntities.

Module 12: Scaling Services

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

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

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 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
Lab : Designing and Extending WCF Services

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 deals with the various considerations Students have to take into account when designing a secure web service, such as encryption, input validation, authentication, and authorization, 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 Authorization
Lab : Securing a WCF Service

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.

Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are treated as guides to help steer the workshop. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.

Available Delivery Methods

We have training centers in Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Denver, San Diego and Washington DC. We also have the option of live instructor lead online offerings for our courses. Our network of rental facilities is also an option for most of our high demand classes. If coming to a rental facility, please double-check the location of your class with our office to make sure you get to the right location.

As an option for customers needing completely customizable training we offer private onsite training and Individual instructor consulting sessions. To inquire about custom training please fill out our private training request form.

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