Azure for Developers (Az-204)


Azure Basics

  1. Introduction to Cloud Computing
  2. b. IaaS Vs PaaS vs SaaS and Serverless
  3. c. Understand Azure Management Portal
  4. d. Understand various Components of Azure (Subscription, Resource Groups

Azure App Service

  1. Introduction to various web apps supported in Azure App Services.
    • App Service – Web Apps
    • App Service – API Apps
    • App Service – Mobile Apps
  2. Creating & Publish the Asp.NET web application using Visual Studio
  3. Understand various Deployment Options available with Azure App Services
  4. Understand how App Settings & Connection Strings work in Azure App
  5. Learn how to secure the Secrets and Keys using Key Vault and learn how to
    access them in App Service – Web app.
  6. Debugging Azure App Service – Web App from a local Visual Studio.
  7. Zero downtime deployment and rollback using App Service Deployment Slots
  8. Restriction of access to only whitelisted IP Addresses
  9. Understand various troubleshooting options of App Services.
    • Web Server and Application Logs
    • KUDU
    • Diagnose and Solve Errors
    • App Service Diagnostics
    • Troubleshooting with Visual Studio
    • Configure real-time diagnostics logs using Log Stream.
  10. Host a RESTful API with CORS in Azure App Service.

Application Insights – Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  1. Overview of App Insights
  2. Configure Application Insights with the App Service from Visual Studio
  3. Create & Configure Availability Tests to monitor the availability of Web Apps
    from various locations across the globe.
  4. Application Insights – Write queries to understand how to filter data of
    Application analytics.

Creating a Logical SQL Server along with a SQL Database

  1. Create Logical SQL Server and Sql Database
  2. Understand how to scale-up and scale-down the capacity of SQL Database
  3. Understand how to configure Alerts on db load
  4. Configure Web App code to access SQL Database
  5. Hardening the Database connection for secured access using Managed
  6. Configure Geo-Replication for disaster recovery.

Cosmos DB

  1. Cosmos DB – architecture
  2. Understand the RUs and Throughput
  3. Understand Partitions and the advantages

Redis Cache

  1. Create Redis Cache
  2. Azure Redis Cache Configure Data Persistence
  3. Azure Redis Cache – Improve performance using Clustering
  4. Azure Redis Cache Enhanced security and network isolation
  5. Leverage Redis Cache to manage Application Sessions in a Load Balancing environment

 Azure Storage for storing Images & documents

  1. Understand different Storage Services
  2. Learn how to work with Blob Storage to save files and folders on the cloud
  3. Understand how to use Queues and implement Queue-Centric Patterns
  4. Copy files from on-premises to Azure Storage using AzCopy
  5. Understand how to configure SMB protocol with Azure File Share

App Service scaling and Load Balancing

  1. Overview of various App Service Plan tiers, it’s features and limits
  2. Understanding Vertical Scaling Vs Horizontal Scaling
  3. Simulate Load on App Services using PowerShell
  4. Manual Scale-out of App Service instances after simulating the load
  5. Auto Scale-out of the App Service instances based on CPU Utilization
  6. Configure Alerts when new instances gets provisioned and de-provisioned
  7. Understand the Auto-scale Core concepts and best practices that needs to be followed in real-world applications

Azure Functions – a Serverless Technology

  1. Understand the evolution of various Cloud services (IaaS, PaaS &
  2. Understand how scaling works in IaaS, PaaS & Serverless.
  3. Overview of Azure Functions – Core Concepts
    • Triggers
    • Bindings (Input & Output)
  4. Develop Azure Functions using Portal
  5. Integrate Azure Functions with other Azure Services.
    • Storage
    • Cosmos DB
  6. Understand how to configure background services and schedule them


  1. Configure security to Storage account using
    • Access keys
    • Shared Access Signature
  2. Configure Firewall to whitelist the required IP Address for secure access at
    both Server level and Database Level
  3. Implement RBAC (Role-Based Access Control) authorization to Azure
  4. Create and Configure Key-Vaults to secure secrets

Orchestrating the on-boarding process with Azure Logic apps.

  1. Getting Started with Logic Apps and it’s architecture
  2. Understand the building blocks of Logic Apps
  3. Understand the use cases of Logic Apps with a real-time examples
  4. Integrate Logic Apps with Azure Functions

API Management for securing the APIs

  1. Create and Configure API Management to secure your APIs
  2. Configure Throttling and Rate limit to limit the number of requests
  3. Understand how to secure and customize the API using APIM Policies

Azure Service Bus

  1. Overview of Service Bus
  2. Understand various components like queues, Topics

Azure Cognitive search

  1. Overview of Azure Search
  2. Understand the use-case of Azure Search
  3. Understand how to utilize and integrate Azure Search service to your
    application to implement Search.
  4. Import Data from Azure SQL Database
  5. Create Indexes and schedule the data-sync
  6. Understand how to search the index data

Azure DevOps (VSTS)

  1. Create an Organization
  2. Create Project & Configure Git / TFVC
  3. Understand the different types of users (Basic & Stakeholder)
  4. Understand Build & Release Agents
  5. Create & Manage repositories
  6. Create & Manage Branches
  7. Sync Branches using Visual Studio
  8. Implement Continuous integration
    • Understand Build Tasks
    • Understand Build Templates
    • Create Build Definitions for .NET Application
    • Integrate Sonarqube for Static Code Analysis of .NET Application
    • Run Build Definition
    • Understand the pre-defined Build variables
    • Configure Build Automation to automatically trigger the build
    • Understand and review Build Artifacts
  9. Implement Continuous Deployment
    1. Create Release pipeline
    2. Configure Azure Subscriptions & Azure Resource Groups to the
    3. Link Build artifacts with release pipeline
    4. Create Release stages (Environments)
    5. Create Environment Specific variables

ARM Templates

  1. Overview of ARM Templates
  2. Benefits of ARM Templates
  3. Understand the Structure of ARM Templates
  4. Provision Azure Resources using ARM Templates
  5. Plug-in ARM Templates to Release pipeline to automate the process of
    provisioning the Resources

Azure Data Factory

  1. Overview
  2. Understand ADF Core Concepts
  3. Move Data from SQL Database to Data Warehouse using pipelines and
  4. Learn how to integrate Azure Functions with ADF pipelines.
  5. Understand scheduling and Monitoring the ADF Pipelines

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