Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure Training (AZ-204)

Course 8538

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Language: English
  • Level: Intermediate

This Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure Training (AZ-204) course teaches developers how to create end-to-end solutions in Microsoft Azure. Students will learn how to implement Azure compute solutions, create Azure Functions, implement and manage web apps, develop solutions utilizing Azure storage, implement authentication and authorization, and secure their solutions using KeyVault and Managed Identities. Students will also learn how to connect to and consume Azure services and third-party services and include event- and message-based models in their solutions. The course also covers monitoring, troubleshooting, and optimizing Azure solutions.

AZ-204 Training Course Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

AZ-204 Training Course Information

In this AZ-204 Training Course, you will learn how to: 

  • Create Azure App Service Web Apps. 
  • Implement Azure functions. 
  • Develop solutions that use blob storage. 
  • Develop solutions that use Cosmos DB storage. 
  • Implement IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) solutions. 
  • Implement user authentication and authorization. 
  • Implement secure cloud solutions. 
  • Implement API (Application Programming Interface) Management. 
  • Develop App Service Log Apps. 
  • Develop Event-based solutions. 
  • Develop message-based solutions. 
  • Monitor and optimize Azure solutions. 

Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure Training Prerequisites 

To be successful in this course, learners should have the following: 

  • Hands-on experience with Azure IaaS and PaaS (Platform as a Service) solutions and the Azure Portal. 
  • Experience writing in an Azure-supported language at the intermediate level (C#, JavaScript, Python, or Java). 
  • Ability to write code to connect and perform operations on a SQL or NoSQL database product (SQL Server, Oracle, MongoDB, Cassandra, or similar). 
  • Experience writing code to handle authentication, authorization, and other security principles at the intermediate level. 
  • A general understanding of HTML (HyperText Markup Language), the HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) protocol, and REST API interfaces. 
  • Attended Learning Tree course 8566, Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Training (AZ-900T00).

AZ-204 Exam Information 

This course can help you prepare for the following Microsoft role-based certification exam — Exam AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure

Developing Solutions for Azure Course Outline

Learn how Azure App Service functions and how to create and update an app. Explore App Service authentication and authorization, configuring app settings, scale apps, and how to use deployment slots.


  • Explore Azure App Service
  • Configure web app settings
  • Scale apps in Azure App Service
  • Scaling App Service apps
  • Explore Azure App Service deployment slots

Learn how to create and deploy Azure Functions. Explore hosting options, bindings, triggers, and how to use Durable Functions to define stateful workflows.


  • Explore Azure Functions
  • Develop Azure Functions
  • Implement Durable Functions

Learn how to create Azure Blob storage resources, manage data through the blob storage lifecycle, and work with containers and items by using the Azure Blob storage client library V12 for .NET.


  • Explore Azure Blob storage
  • Manage the Azure Blob storage lifecycle
  • Work with Azure Blob storage

Learn how to create Azure Cosmos DB resources with the appropriate consistency levels, choose and create a partition key, and perform data operations by using the .NET SDK (software development kit) V3 for Azure Cosmos DB.


  • Explore Azure Cosmos DB
  • Implement partitioning in Azure Cosmos DB
  • Work with Azure Cosmos DB

Learn how to create and deploy virtual machines, deploy resources using Azure Resource Manager templates, and manage and deploy containers.


  • Provision virtual machines in Azure
  • Create and deploy Azure Resource Manager templates
  • Manage container images in Azure Container Registry
  • Run container images in Azure Container Instances

Learn how to implement authentication and authorization to resources by using the Microsoft identity platform, Microsoft Authentication Library, shared access signatures, and use Microsoft Graph.


  • Explore the Microsoft identity platform
  • Implement authentication by using the Microsoft Authentication Library
  • Implement shared access signatures
  • Explore Microsoft Graph

Learn how to deploy apps more securely in Azure by using Azure Key Vault, managed identities, and Azure App Configuration.


  • Implement Azure Key Vault
  • Implement managed identities
  • Implement Azure App Configuration

Learn how the API Management service functions, how to transform and secure APIs (Application Programming Interface), and how to create a backend API. 


  • Explore API Management 

Learn how to build applications with event-based architectures by integrating Azure Event Grid and Azure Event Hubs into your solution.


  • Explore Azure Event Grid
  • Explore Azure Event Hubs

Learn how to build applications with message-based architectures by integrating Azure Service Bus and Azure Queue Storage into your solution.


  • Discover Azure message queues

Learn how to instrument apps to enable Application Insights to monitor performance and help troubleshoot issues.


  • Monitor app performance

Learn how to improve the performance and scalability of your applications by integrating Azure Cache for Redis and Azure Content Delivery Network into your solution.


  • Develop for Azure Cache for Redis
  • Develop for storage on CDNs (content delivery networks)

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Students in this course are interested in Azure development or in passing the Microsoft Azure Developer Associate certification exam.

Attend this course and get prepped to pass Exam AZ-204 to achieve Azure Developer Associate certification.

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