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Developing for the Cloud

Course Overview: Developing for the Cloud

Welcome to Developing for the Cloud (AZ-300t6). This course is part of a series of six courses to help students prepare for Microsoft’s Azure Solutions Architect technical certification exam AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies. These courses are designed for IT professionals and developers with experience and knowledge across various aspects of IT operations, including networking, virtualization, identity, security, business continuity, disaster recovery, data management, budgeting, and governance.

The outline for this course is as follows:

Module 1 - Developing Long-Running Tasks and Distributed Transactions

Topics for this module include:

    • Implementing large-scale, parallel, and high-performance apps using batches
    • HPC using Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines
    • Implementing resilient apps by using queues

As well as, implementing code to address application events by using webhooks. Implementing a webhook gives an external resource a URL for an application. The external resource then issues an HTTP request to that URL whenever a change is made that requires the application to take an action.

Module 2 - Configuring a Message-Based Integration Architecture

Topics for this module include:

    • Configure an app or service to send emails
    • Configure an event publish and subscribe model
    • Configure the Azure Relay service
    • Configuring apps and services with Microsoft Graph

Module 3 - Developing for Asynchronous Processing

Topics for this module include:

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

This module includes recommendations for implementing code that addresses a transient state. Involving, momentary loss of network connectivity to components and services, the temporary unavailability of a service, or timeouts that occur when a service is busy.

Module 4 - Developing for Autoscaling

Topics for this module include:

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

Module 5 - Developing Azure Cognitive Services Solutions

Topics for this module include:

    • Developing Solutions using Computer Vision
    • Developing solutions using Bing Web Search
    • Developing solutions using Custom Speech Service
    • Developing solutions using QnA Maker

Additionally, you’ll receive an overview of Azure IoT Hub service, hosted in the cloud, that acts as a central message hub for bi-directional communication between your IoT application and the devices it manages.

What You’ll Learn:

    • How to configure a message-based integration architecture
    • Understand how to Develop for Asynchronous Processing
    • Begin creating apps for Autoscaling
    • Understand Azure Cognitive Services Solutions


Successful Cloud Solutions Architects begin this role with practical experience with operating systems, virtualization, cloud infrastructure, storage structures, billing, and networking.