AZ-201: Develop Advanced Microsoft Azure Cloud Solutions

This is a completely new course that together with course "AZ-200: Develop Core Microsoft Azure Cloud Solutions" leads to the new MCSA Azure Developer certification.

Topics covered:

  • Learn to develop for asynchronous processing and how to implement the appropriate asynchronous compute model.
  • Implement autoscaling in your solution and implement code that addresses transient state.
  • Discover how to implement large-scale, parallel and high-performance apps by using batches.
  • Learn to implement, and manage, distributed transactions.
  • Configure instrumentation in an app or service by using Application Insights and other tools.
  • Manage APIs by using API Management (APIM)
  • Create an APIM instance, configure authentication for APIs, create an API gateway, and define policies for APIs
  • Configure a message-based integration architecture by using the services included in Azure.
  • Configure an app or service to send email
  • Develop an application message model including message schema and message exchange.
  • Create an event model, topics, and subscriptions
  • Learn to develop solutions using Computer Vision.
  • Use speech services and natural language processing in your app.
  • Create and manage dictionaries for FAQ generation by using QnA maker.
  • Leverage Bing Search in your application.
  • Create and register simple bot using the Bot Framework, and manage a bot using the Azure Portal.
  • Configure Azure Time Series Insights for your IoT solution.
  • Configure the Stream Analytics Service for inputs and outputs for your IoT device.
  • Register your device with the IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service.

Audience and Prerequisites:

These courses are for experienced programmers who want to develop and host solutions in Azure. Learners should have some experience with Azure and must be able to program in at least one Azure-supported language. These course focus on C#, Node.js, Azure CLI, Azure PowerShell, and JavaScript.

About Sergej Kešelj - instructor of the course

Sergej Kešelj is the founder of ICodeFactory, where he works as a CEO, Chief Solutions Architect and Lead Microsoft Certified Trainer. He is MCT, MCPD, MCTS, MCDBA, MCSD and MCAD certified software professional with 10+ years of experience as a trainer and 15+ years of software development experience. 

While educating and helping software professionals to get certified Sergej shares his broad experience from real-life software development projects. He has supported the whole development process of a CeBIT expo award-winning software which is now used by many international corporations. He does not miss a chance to speak at IT conferences. Some of his work has been published in leading IT magazines.

Course outline: 

  • Module 1: Develop for asynchronous processingLessons

    • Implement parallelism multithreading and processing
    • Implement Azure Functions and Azure Logic Apps
    • Implement interfaces for storage or data access
    • Implement appropriate asynchronous computing models


    Module 2: Develop for autoscalingLessons

    • Implement autoscaling rules and patterns
    • Implement code that addresses singleton application instances
    • Implement code that addresses a transient state


    Module 3: Develop long-running tasksLessons

    • Implement large scale parallel and high-performance apps by using batches
    • Implement resilient apps by using queues
    • Implement code to address aplication events by using webhooks
    • Address continuous processing tasks by using Azure WebJobs


    Module 4: Implement distributed transactionsLessons

    • Identify tools to implement distributed transactions
    • Manage the transaction scope
    • Manage transactions across multiple databases and servers


    Module 5: Enable the search of textual contentLessons

    • Create an Azure Search index
    • Import searchable data
    • Query the Azure Search index by using code


    Module 6: Instrument an app or service and implement loggingLessons

    • Configure instrumentation in an app or service
    • Configure the logging service
  • Module 1: Manage APIs by using API ManagementLessons

    • Analyze recommendations in Security Center
    • Create an API Management instance
    • Configure authentication for APIs
    • Create an API gateway
    • Define policies for APIs


    Module 2: Configure a message-based integration architectureLessons

    • Configure an app or service to send emails
    • Configure an event publish and subscribe model
    • Configure the Azure Relay service
    • Create and configure a notification hub
    • Create and configure an evnt hub
    • Create and configure a service bus
    • Configure an app or service with Microsoft Graph


    Module 3: Develop an application message modelLessons

    • Create an event model
    • Create topics and subscriptions
  • Module 1: Develop Azure Cognitive Services solutionsLessons

    • Cognitive Services overview
    • Develop solutions using Computer Vision
    • Develop solutins using Bing Web Search
    • Develop solutions using Custom Speech Service
    • Develop solutions using QnA Maker


    Module 2: Create and intergrate botsLessons

    • Azure Bot Service overview
    • Create a bot using the Bot Builder SDK for .NET
    • Using Language Understanding in your bot
    • Register a bot with Bot Service
    • Managing a bot using the Azure Portal


    Module 3: Create and implement IoT solutionsLessons

    • Working with the Azure IoT Hub
    • Working with Azure Time Series Insights
    • Working with Azure Stream Analytics

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