AZ-203: Microsoft Azure Developer Associate


Duration: 5 Days


This course is about communication between apps and services. Students will gain insight into various Azure services and features which can be implemented in their development solutions. Specifically, students will obtain the knowledge and skills needed to:

  • Implement Azure IaaS services and features
  • Implement Azure Platform as a Service
  • Leverage Azure storage
  • Apply Azure authentication and authorization services
  • Ensure applications hosted in Azure are operating efficiently and as intended

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Course Content

Develop Azure Infrastructure as a Service Compute Solutions

1. Implement solutions that use virtual machines
– Provision VMs
– Create ARM templates
– Configure Azure Disk Encryption for VMs

2. Implement batch jobs by using Azure Batch Services
– Azure Batch overview
– Run a batch job by using the Azure CLI and Azure Portal
– Run batch jobs by using code
– Manage batch jobs by using the Batch Service API

3. Create containerized solutions
– Create an Azure Managed Kubernetes Service (AKS) cluster
– Create container images for solutions
– Publish an image to the Azure Container Registry
– Run containers by using Azure Container Instance or AKS

Develop Azure Platform as a Service Compute Solutions

1. Create App Service web apps
– Azure App Service core concepts
– Creating an Azure App Service web app
– Creating background tasks by using Web Jobs in Azure App Service

2. Creating Azure App Service mobile apps
– Getting started with mobile apps in App Service
– Enable push notifications for your app
– Enable offline sync for your app

3. Create Azure App Service API apps
– Creating APIs
– Using Swagger to document an API

4. Implement Azure Functions
-Azure Functions overview
-Develop Azure Functions using Visual Studio
-Implement durable functions

Develop for Azure Storage

1. Develop solutions that use Azure Table storage
– Azure Table storage overview
– Authorization in Table storage
– Table service REST API

2. Develop solutions that use Azure Cosmos DB storage
– Azure Cosmos DB overview
– Managing containers and items
– Create and update documents by using code

3. Develop solutions that use a relational database
– Azure SQL overview
– Create, read, update, and delete database tables by using code

4. Develop solutions that use Microsoft Azure Blob storage
– Azure Blob storage overview
– Working with Azure Blob storage

Implement Azure Security

1. Implement authentication
– Microsoft identity platform
– Implement OAuth2 authentication
– Implement managed identities for Azure resources
– Implement authentication by using certificates, forms-based authentication, or tokens
– Implement multi-factor authentication

2. Implement access control
– Claims-based authorization
– Role-based access control (RBAC) authorization

3. Implement secure data solutions
– Encryption options
– End-to-end encryption
– Implement Azure confidential computing
– Manage cryptographic keys in Azure Key Vault

Monitor, Troubleshoot, and Optimize Azure Solutions

1. Introduction to Azure Monitor
– Overview of Azure Monitor

2. Develop code to support scalability of apps and services
– Implement auto-scale
– Implement code that addresses singleton application instances
– Implement code that handles transient faults

3. Instrument solutions to support monitoring and logging
– Configure instrumentation in an app or server by using Application Insights
– Analyze and troubleshoot solutions by using Azure Monitor

4. Integrate caching and content delivery within solutions
– Azure Cache for Redis
– Develop for storage on CDNs

Connect to and Consume Azure, and Third-party Services

1. Develop an App Service Logic App
– Azure Logic Apps overview
– Create Logic Apps by using Visual Studio
– Create custom connectors for Logic Apps
– Create custom templates for Logic Apps

2. Integrate Azure Search within solutions
– Create and query an Azure Search Index
– Full text search in Azure Search

3. API Management
– Introduction to the API Management service
– Securing your APIs
– Defining API policies

4. Develop event-based solutions
– Implement solutions that use Azure Event Grid
– Implement solutions that use Azure Event Hubs
– Implement solutions that use Azure Notification Hubs

5. Develop message-based solutions
– Implement solutions that use Azure Service Bus
– Implement solutions that use Azure Queue Storage queues


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