MOC 20532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

This 5 day instructor-led training class is presented by Microsoft training partners to their end customers. Training partners in North America and the UK hire proven AMS Subject Matter Expert Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT’s) to teach on-site and on-line classes.

This Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions training class is intended for students who have experience building vertically scaled applications. Students will also have experience with the Microsoft Azure platform and a basic understanding of the services offered.

This class offers students the opportunity to take an existing ASP.NET MVC application and expand its functionality as part of moving it to Azure while focusing on the considerations necessary to build highly available solutions in the cloud. This class also prepares the students for the 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam.

The student audience for this training must have basic experience in implementing and monitoring Microsoft Azure solutions and  they must be proficient with the development tools, techniques and approaches used to build application solutions.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following areas is required:

  • Experience working with the Azure platform.
  • General understanding of ASP.NET and C# concepts for the lab scenario.


  • Learn to compare the services available in the Azure platform.
  • Learn to configure and deploy ASP.NET web applications.
  • Learn to creating Azure WebSites from the gallery.
  • Learn to deploying and monitoring Azure WebSites.
  • Learn to creating and configuring Azure Virtual Machines.
  • Learn to describe the relationship between Cloud Services and Virtual Machines.
  • Learn to deploy existing Cloud Service packages.
  • Learn to create and manage a Storage account.
  • Learn to manage blobs and containers in a Storage account.
  • Learn to create, configure and connect to a SQL Databases instance.
  • Learn to identify the implications of importing a SQL Standalone database.
  • Learn to manage users, groups and subscriptions in an Azure Active Directory instance.
  • Learn to create a virtual network.
  • Learn to implement a point to site network.



  1. Development using the Microsoft Azure Platform
    1. Azure Services
    2. Management Portals
  2. Establishing a Development Environment using Azure Virtual Machines
    1. Constructing Azure Virtual Machines
    2. Azure Virtual Machine Workloads
    3. Migrating Azure Virtual Machine Instances
    4. Lab: Creating an Azure Virtual Machine for Development & Testing
      1. Create a Logical Network using Azure
      2. Create a Development Virtual Machine using Azure
      3. Configure the Virtual Machine for Development
      4. Create an Image from the Virtual Machine
  3. Managing Infrastructure in Azure
    1. Azure Virtual Networks
    2. Highly Available Azure Virtual Machines
    3. Virtual Machine Configuration Management
    4. Customizing Azure Virtual Machine Networking
    5. Lab: Managing Multiple Virtual Machines in a Virtual Network
      1. Create the Database Virtual Machine
      2. Create the Application Virtual Machines
      3. Connect the Test Application to the SQL Server Virtual Machine
      4. Modify the Application Virtual Machine into a Web Server
  4. Web Infrastructure in the Azure Platform
    1. Azure Web Sites
    2. Hosting Web Applications in Azure
    3. Configuring an Azure Web Site
    4. Publishing an Azure Web Site
    5. Monitoring an Azure Web Site
    6. Lab: Creating an ASP.NET Web Site Using Azure Web Sites
      1. Create an Azure Web Site
      2. Deploy an ASP.NET Web Application to a Azure Web Site
      3. Configure an Azure Web Site
  5. Designing Cloud Applications for Resiliency
    1. Application Design Practices for Highly Available Applications
    2. Building High Performance Applications using ASP.NET
    3. Common Cloud Application Patterns
    4. Caching Application Data
  6. Processing Background Logic using Azure
    1. Understanding Cloud Services
    2. Cloud Service Web Roles
    3. Customizing Cloud Service Configurations
    4. Updating and Managing Azure Cloud Service Deployments
    5. Cloud Service Worker Roles
    6. Cloud Service Worker Role Processing
    7. Caching Data using Roles
    8. Analyzing Applications in Cloud Service Role Instances
    9. Lab: Creating a Background Process Using Azure Worker Roles
      1. Create a C# Class Library
      2. Add the Class Library to a Cloud Service Project
      3. Debug Worker Roles in a Cloud Service Project
  7. Storing Tabular Data in Azure
    1. Azure SQL Databases Overview
    2. Managing SQL Databases in Azure
    3. Using Azure SQL Databases with SQL Server Data Tools
    4. Migrating Data to Azure SQL Databases
    5. Replication and Recovery of Azure SQL Database Instances
    6. Azure Storage Overview
    7. Azure Storage Tables Overview
    8. Table Entity Transactions
    9. Lab: Storing Event Data in Azure SQL Databases
      1. Creating an Azure SQL Instance
      2. Using Entity Framework with Azure SQL
    10. Lab: Storing Event Registration Data in Azure Storage Tables
      1. Populating the Sign-In Form with Registrant Names
      2. Updating the Events Website to use Storage Tables
      3. Verify that the Events Web Site is using Azure Storage Tables for Registrations
  8. Storing Files and Media in Azure
    1. Azure Storage Blobs
    2. Controlling Access to Storage Blobs & Containers
    3. Monitoring Storage Blobs
    4. Configuring Azure Storage Accounts
    5. Azure Files
    6. Uploading and Migrating Storage Data
    7. Lab: Storing Generated Documents in Azure Storage Blobs
      1. Implement Azure Storage Blobs
      2. Populating the Container with Files and Media
      3. Retrieving Files and Media From the Container
      4. Specifying Permissions for the Container
  9. Storing Data in Queues using Azure
    1. Queue Mechanisms in Azure
    2. Azure Storage Queues Overview
    3. Handling Storage Queue Messages
    4. Azure Service Bus
    5. Azure Service Bus Queues
    6. Azure Service Bus Relay
    7. Azure Service Bus Notification Hubs
    8. Lab: Using Queues and Service Bus to Manage Communication Between Web Applications in Azure
      1. Create an Azure Service Bus Namespace
      2. Use Azure Queue Storage For Document Generation
      3. Use Service Bus Queues for Document Generation
      4. Use Service Bus Relay to Connect a WCF Service and Client[s]
  10. Automating Integration with Azure Resources
    1. Azure SDK Client Libraries
    2. Scripting Azure Service Management using PowerShell
    3. Azure REST Interface
    4. Azure Resource Manager
    5. Lab: Automating the Creation of a Test Environment using PowerShell
      1. Prepare Azure PowerShell Environment
      2. Use PowerShell to Create and Access a Website
      3. Use a Resource Template to Create Multiple Pre-Configured Resources
  11. Implementing Security in Web Applications using Azure
    1. Azure Active Directory
    2. Azure AD Directories
    3. Azure AD Access Control Service
    4. Azure AD Multi-Factor Authentication
    5. Lab: Integrating Azure Active Director with the Events Administration Portal
      1. Create an Azure AD Directory
      2. Secure an Existing ASP.NET Web Application
      3. Integrate Azure AD with ASP.NET Identity
  12. Deploying Web Applications to Azure
    1. Deployment Strategies for Web Applications
    2. Deploying Azure Web Sites
    3. Deploying Azure Cloud Services
    4. Continuous Integration
    5. Monitoring Cloud Applications
    6. Lab: Deploying the Events Web Application to Azure
      1. Create the Target Azure Services for Deployment
      2. Manage Configuration Settings for a Cloud Web Application
      3. Deploy the Web Applications to Azure
      4. Monitor the Web Applications in Azure

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