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50466: Windows Azure Solutions with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

50466: Windows Azure Solutions with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Course Description

Duration: 3 days (24 hours)

This class is an introduction to cloud computing and specifically Microsoft's public cloud offering in Windows Azure. Windows Azure has been described by Microsoft as an operating system for "the cloud". In this class, you explore this new cloud operating system and learn how to write, deploy and monitor .NET applications in Azure.

You can gain your MCPD: Windows Azure Developer certification, once you pass these exams: Exam 70-513, Exam 70-516, Exam 70-583. Click here to find out more on certification course info MCPD: Windows Azure Developer

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With increasing interest in Microsoft Cloud services, Microsoft recognizes the need for students to have access to the Windows Azure platform in order to fully engage in their training experience.

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Intended Audience for this 50466: Windows Azure Solutions with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Course

  • » This class is designed for .NET developers with Web application experience that are exploring developing new applications or porting existing applications to Windows Azure.

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50466: Windows Azure Solutions with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Course Objectives

  • » Understand cloud computing in its various forms and how Windows Azure fits in the cloud computing space.
  • » Learn why organizations want to run applications in the Azure cloud.
  • » Understand the architecture of Azure.
  • » Explore the Azure SDK and DevFabric development environment.
  • » See how to develop applications for Azure and how that varies from "normal" .NET application development.
  • » Write and deploy a ASP.NET Web application (Web Role) to Azure.
  • » Explore Azure storage capability.
  • » Learn how to create and deploy background computational applications (Worker Role) in Azure.
  • » Explore SQL Azure capability.

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50466: Windows Azure Solutions with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Course Outline

    1. Module 1: Cloud Computing
      1. Define cloud computing.
      2. Learn the benefits of cloud computing.
      3. Understand the different types of cloud computing services.
      4. Explore where computing clouds might exist.
      5. Hear about potential concerns with cloud computing.
      6. Learn where cloud computing can and cannot be applied.
      7. Place Windows Azure in light of general cloud computing.
      8. Know how Windows Azure compares to other cloud environments.
    2. Module 2: Windows Azure Architecture
      1. See a simple Windows Azure application.
      2. Learn about the Microsoft data centers.
      3. Explore the hardware, servers and virtualization (the Fabric) that host cloud applications and data.
      4. Understand the role of the Fabric Controller in managing the Windows Azure cloud.
      5. Know the general architecture and components of the Windows Azure Platform.
      6. Understand the tools used to create and deploy Windows Azure services and data stores.
    3. Module 3: Windows Azure Web Roles
      1. Explore the purpose of Windows Azure Web roles.
      2. Understand how to create Web roles in a cloud service project.
      3. See how to configure a Web role.
      4. Learn how to test Web roles run in the Dev Fabric.
      5. Start exploring the Windows Azure API.
    4. Module 4: Local Storage
      1. Examine Windows Azure local storage.
      2. See how local storage differs from normal server file systems.
      3. Learn how to configure local storage.
      4. Understand the limitations of local storage and where/when to use it.
      5. Explore the API to access local storage.
      6. Learn about Windows Azure Drive (formerly X-Drive).
    5. Module 5: Windows Azure Storage and Queues
      1. Understand the purpose of Windows Azure Storage.
      2. Learn how to create a Windows Azure Storage account.
      3. Explore Windows Azure Storage costs.
      4. Understand Dev Storage, how to use it, and how it is different from Windows Azure Storage.
      5. See how to access Windows Azure Storage using both the REST API and the Storage Client Library.
      6. Examine Windows Azure Storage Queues.
      7. Learn how to get messages in and out of Windows Azure Queues.
    6. Module 6: Blob Storage
      1. Understand the rationale for using blob storage.
      2. Explore how to access blob storage with both the Storage Client and REST API.
      3. Examine blob storage containers and how they are used to organize and control access to blobs.
      4. Learn about the different types of blobs: block and page blobs.
    7. Module 7: Table Storage
      1. Explore Windows Azure Storage's structural data service.
      2. Understand the reason for table storage.
      3. Examine the differences between table storage and traditional relational databases (as exhibited by SQL Azure).
      4. Learn how to access table storage with both the Storage Client and REST API.
      5. Understand entities as they relate to table storage.
      6. Examine how to save and retrieve entities in table storage.
      7. See how to use table storage for session management in Windows Azure Web applications.
    8. Module 8: Worker Roles
      1. Explore the purpose of Windows Azure worker roles.
      2. Understand how to create worker roles in a cloud service project.
      3. See how to configure a worker role.
      4. Learn how to test worker roles run in the Dev Fabric.
      5. Learn how to use Windows Azure Storage queues and messages to communicate with worker roles.
      6. Explore how to setup worker role endpoints.
      7. Learn how to communicate with worker role internal and input endpoints.
    9. Module 9: SQL Azure
      1. Learn what SQL Azure is and why you want to use it.
      2. Understand SQL Azure in comparison to SQL Server and Windows Azure table storage.
      3. Learn how to provision a SQL Azure server and databases.
      4. Examine costs associated with SQL Azure.
      5. See how to use familiar tools and APIs to work in SQL Azure.
      6. Explore how to create and manage database objects in SQL Azure.
      7. Know how to limit SQL Azure access.
      8. Understand options for performing database backups.
      9. See how to migrate data to SQL Azure.
    10. Module 10: Diagnostics and Logging
      1. Learn how to accomplish debugging and logging in Windows Azure.
      2. Examine Windows Azure Diagnostic Service.
      3. Understand the role of the MonAgentHost process in the diagnostic service.
      4. Learn how to configure the diagnostic service.
      5. See how to transfer diagnostic data to Windows Azure Storage.

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    This training prepares students for the following exam(s):

    • » 70-583 : PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Azure Applications

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    We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

    Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

    1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
    2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
    3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
    This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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    As a recognition for training excellence, NetCom Learning was chosen by Microsoft as the 2013 Learning Partner finalist and 2007 Worldwide Learning Solutions Partner of the Year out of more than 1400 training companies globally.

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    Carmille A.
    - Highly-skilled in graphics and web software including Adobe CS3, CS4 & CS5 Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Captivate, Acrobat and Quark;
    - Expert in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Licensed Application Instructor and Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2000.
    - Over 20 years of experience as Creative Director for multinational corporations such as McCann Erickson, Lintas, and Publicis.

    Bio:

    Carmille has been a Licensed Application Instructor and Microsoft Certified Trainer for years. She specializes in web development, business productivity and digital media applications such as SharePoint, Quark and the Adobe Creative Suite as well as numerous programming languages including XML, XHMTL, HTML and CSS.

    Carmille is passionate about educating and has a unique talent for making complex design and development principals seem "easy" to students from all levels of expertise. She currently teaches Adobe Graphic and Web Designer, Microsoft Office Specialist, SharePoint End User and the acclaimed Website Development Professional courses at NetCom Learning. Her 20+ years of experience as Creative Director for multinational corporations bring a special and innovative approach to her classes at NetCom Learning.

    Charles W.
    - Expert in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, and Access as well as Adobe Graphic and Web Designer (InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash Catalyst)
    - Holds an A.A.S in Graphic Design as well as various Awards and Affiliations, including MCT, MCP, MCAS, and Office 2007 Master.
    - Senior Lead Trainer for over 10 years.

    Bio:

    Charles is a Technical Trainer & Instructional Designer for over 10 years. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and dedicates himself to Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, and Access. He is also an Adobe specialist and holds a degree in Graphic Design.

    Charles is well known for his high evaluation scores, achieving 8.75 out of 9 on a regular basis, teaching in one-on-one, instructor-led, and web-based environments; one of the reasons for his high evaluation is his expertise in increasing personnel performance by developing and implementing programs constructed from the job task analysis process. Charles currently teaches Adobe Graphic and Web Designer, and Microsoft Office Specialist courses at NetCom Learning.
    Emilio G.
    - Vastly experienced working within multinational environments and capable of connecting to different audiences
    - In-depth expertise in the implementation, troubleshooting and documentation of networks and security systems, with strong "hands on" technical knowledge of CISSP, CEH and CHFI.
    - Master of Science in Electronics Engineering, and holder of several technical certifications.
    - Highly-skilled in diverse fields ranging from Security, Computer Forensics, Networking, Routing Protocols, Programming, Databases and Applications to name a few.

    Bio:

    With over 25 years of technical experience, Emilio brings a dynamic set of skills supported by a Masters Degree in Electronics Engineering and on-the-field experience working in multinational environments. He also holds more than 12 Cisco, CompTIA, and Microsoft certifications. Although he is well versed and thorough in multiple technological fields, his technical forte lies in the security domain, specifically CISSP, CEH and CHFI.

    Emilio�s skills have evolved over time, studying closely and constantly staying well informed of the growing cyber threats. These are just some of the few reasons why Emilio brings to his classes more than just what's in the books.
    Enayat M.
    - Bachelors Degree in Mathematics and holder of several Cisco, CompTIA and Microsoft certifications.
    - Experienced instructor working in the field since 1999 and Subject Matter Expert at NetCom Learning since 2006.
    - Worked as Technical Support at Solomon Smith Barney/Citibank.

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    Enayat Meer has a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics and holds numerous certifications such as A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA, MCT, and MCTS to name a few. He is an experienced trainer, and has served as an A+, NT4.0, Window 2000 and Windows 2003 instructor in a variety of New York schools since 1999. Since that time, he has also provided technical support at Solomon Smith Barney/Citibank in its private banking and global assets management group.

    Enayat has trained over 800 students at NetCom Learning. He has been a Subject Matter Expert at NetCom Learning since 2006 and his hands-on project expertise is an invaluable addition to NetCom Learning�s classroom instruction, helping to bring theoretical topics to life.
    Erick P.
    - In-depth experience in all phases of project lifecycle: requirements gathering, specifications, development and team management, testing, end user training, and maintenance in addition to .NET, ASP, ADO, SQL, JavaScript, and SharePoint.
    - Developed the first online multimedia training content system to Harvard University as well as multiple online multimedia projects for the North Carolina State Government.
    - Highly rated instructor averaging 8.7 out of 9 on evaluation reports.

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    Erick has been training business and IT professionals since 1989, when he developed and introduced the first online multimedia training content system to Harvard University. Since then he has honed his business, programming, and database skills providing highly customized software solutions and education programs for multiple clients such as North Carolina State Government, Cisco, IBM, and Time Warner Cable.

    Erick's teaching prowess and real-world experience leading a team of software application developers make him a top Instructor and Subject Matter Expert at NetCom Learning, where he averages 8.7 out of 9 on evaluation reports.
    Ignacio J.
    - Designs and architects Microsoft IT solutions since the early 1990s.
    - Hands-on experience in multiple Microsoft Dynamics products including CRM, GP, SL, AX and NAV since 2004.
    - Taught over 250 courses at NetCom Learning.

    Bio:

    Ignacio is a Senior Solutions Architect, Civil Engineer and Certified Expert Trainer. He has been designing and architecting Microsoft IT solutions since the early 1990s, and has extensive experience developing scalable and high performance integration solutions. In 2004, Ignacio expanded into business management and accounting software as well, where he gained hands-on experience in many Microsoft Dynamics products including CRM, GP, SL, AX and NAV.

    Ignacio holds a library of industry-wide certifications from Microsoft and other leading IT vendors. He has taught over 250 courses at NetCom Learning and is revered by students for his wide-ranging IT expertise.
    J Tom K.
    - Software Developer and sought-after Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) with over 30 years of hands-on experience.
    - Expert in Microsoft technologies: .NET Framework, C#, VB .NET, ASP .NET, XML Web Services, ADO .NET, SQL Server, SharePoint Portal Server, Content Management Server, Commerce Server, BizTalk, MSMQ, COM+, COM Migration to .NET and PocketPC development.
    - Extremely knowledgeable and rated as excellent by NetCom Learning students.


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    Tom Kinser is an accomplished Software Developer and sought-after Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). Tom is also an expert in successfully designing software, managing and training programmers for over 30 years.

    Tom specializes in helping businesses, enterprises, and government agencies apply current technologies to solve their unique business problems. He accomplishes this via hands-on training in cutting-edge programming and database design techniques. Tom consistently delivers successful training engagements in both classroom and live-online settings and is rated as excellent by NetCom Learning students.
    Jayson F.
    - Over 32 years of experience as well as 18 certifications, including Cisco, CompTIA, and Microsoft.
    - Strong background, with web development & design of infrastructure for companies such as AT&T, Sports Illustrated, and Toys R Us.
    - Specialist in applying process and finding solutions to solve them in addition to training people in the skills to manage the process and meet goals.

    Bio:

    Jayson is a talented and valued Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) with over 32 years of IT experience. Along with web development & design of infrastructure for companies such as AT&T, Sports Illustrated, and Toys R Us, he holds several IT certifications. He is a CCDA, CCNA, Security+ certified, MCDBA, and MCSE to name a few.

    Jayson's focus is on finding solutions to problems and applying process to solve them. He instructs professionals in the skills to manage the process and meet goals, which makes him a respected trainer at NetCom Learning.
    Michael G.
    - Over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer.
    - An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, as well as select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.
    - High-skilled and acclaimed instructor. Has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning.

    Bio:

    Michael has over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer. An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, Michael also teaches select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.

    Michael's dedication and passion for teaching is unmatched. He has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning since 2006 and his evaluation scores average 8.7 out of 9.
    Owen J.
    - NY State Certified instructor since 1998.
    - Highly-skilled A+ and Network+ instructor; consistently scoring 9/9 on evaluation scores.
    - Acclaimed by students to be a very knowledgeable and hands-on instructor, while mixing personal and professional experiences with training.

    Bio:

    Owen has a NY State instructor license since 1998 and has been working in the industry since then. He is a Subject Matter Expert in A+ and Network+, consistently scoring 9/ 9 on student evaluation scores.

    Owen brings real life situations into the classroom to help students better understand how the technology is being used and how to resolve issues. He is very acclaimed by his students for his knowledge and teaching techniques.
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