Course DescriptionIn this course, students will learn how to design and develop services that access local and remote data from various data sources. Students will also learn how to develop and deploy services to hybrid environments, including on-premises servers and Windows Azure. This course helps people prepare for exam 70-487.
Course OutlineModule 1: Overview of service and cloud technologiesThis module provides an overview of service and cloud technologies using the Microsoft .NET Framework and the Windows Azure cloud.Lessons
- Key Components of Distributed Applications
- Data and Data Access Technologies
- Service Technologies
- Cloud Computing
- Exploring the Blue Yonder Airlines’ Travel Companion Application
This module Describes the Entity Framework data model, and how to create, read, update, and delete data.
- ADO.NET Overview
- Creating an Entity Data Model
- Querying Data
- Manipulating Data
- HTTP Services
- Creating an ASP.NET Web API Service
- Handling HTTP Requests and Responses
- Hosting and Consuming 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
This module introduces Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and describes how to create, host, and consume a WCF service.
- Advantages of Creating Services with WCF
- Creating and Implementing a Contract
- Configuring and Hosting WCF Services
- Consuming WCF Services
This module describes how to host web services both on-premises and in Windows Azure. It explains various components of Windows Azure Cloud Services: Web Role, Worker Role, and Windows Azure Web Sites.
- Hosting Services On-Premises
- Hosting Services in Windows Azure
This module describes web-scale messaging patterns, and the infrastructures provided by Windows Azure Service Bus.
- What Are Windows Azure Service Bus Relays?
- Windows Azure Service Bus Queues
- Windows Azure Service Bus Topics
- 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
This module Describes Windows Azure Storage, the services it provides, and the best way to use these services.
- Introduction to Windows Azure Storage
- Windows Azure Blob Storage
- Windows Azure Table Storage
- Windows Azure Queue Storage
- Restricting Access to Windows Azure Storage
- Performing Diagnostics by Using Tracing
- Configuring Service Diagnostics
- Monitoring Services Using Windows Azure Diagnostics
- Collecting Windows Azure Metrics
- Claims-based Identity Concepts
- Using the Windows Azure Access Control Service
- Configuring Services to Use Federated Identities
- Handling Federated Identities on the Client Side
- Introduction to Scalability
- Load Balancing
- Scaling On-Premises Services with Distributed Cache
- Windows Azure Caching
- Caveats of Scaling Services
- Scaling Globally
This module covers designing Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service contracts, creating services that support distributed transactions, and extending the WCF pipeline with custom runtime components and custom behaviors.
- Applying Design Principles to Service Contracts
- Handling Distributed Transactions
- Extending the WCF Pipeline
This module deals with the various considerations you have to take into account when designing a secure web service, such as encryption, input validation, authentication, and authorization, and the techniques to use while applying these considerations to services developed with WCF.
- Introduction to Web Services Security
- Transport Security
- Message Security
- Configuring Service Authentication and Authorization
Before attending this course, students must have:
- Experience with C# programming, and concepts such as Lambda expressions, LINQ, and anonymous types.
- Understanding the concepts of n-tier applications.
- Experience with querying and manipulating data with ADO.NET.
- Knowledge of XML data structures.