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20487 Developing Windows Azure and Web Services - Virtual Led Training - Course Information
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Name: 20487 Developing Windows Azure and Web Services - Virtual Led Training
Category: Microsoft Official Curriculum Courses
Length (Days): 5
Course Price (CAD): 2750
Description:
In this course, students will learn how to design and develop services that access local and remote data from various data sources and how to develop and deploy services to hybrid environments, including on-premises servers and Windows Azure.

TARGET AUDIENCE

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.

COURSE OBJECTIVE

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
Prerequisites:
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.

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Outline:
Lesson 1: Overview of service and cloud technologies
Key Components of Distributed Applications
Data and Data Access Technologies
Service Technologies
Cloud Computing
Exploring Blue Yonder Airlines’ Travel Companion Application
Lab : Exploring the work environment

Lesson 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

Lesson 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

Lesson 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

Lesson 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

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

Lesson 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

Lesson 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

Lesson 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

Lesson 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

Lesson 11: Identity Management and Access Control
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

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

Lesson 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

Lesson 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
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