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Cloud Developer using Microsoft Azure

Nanodegree Program

This program teaches how to deploy, build, migrate, and monitor applications on Azure, thereby preparing learners for success on Microsoft’s AZ-204 Azure Developer Associate Expert certification

This program teaches how to deploy, build, migrate, and monitor applications on Azure, thereby preparing learners for success on Microsoft’s AZ-204 Azure Developer Associate Expert certification

Built in collaboration with

Microsoft

Intermediate

4 months

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated March 13, 2024

Skills you'll learn:
Cloud migration • Cloud security in Azure • Microservices architecture basics • Azure monitor
Prerequisites:

No experience required

Courses In This Program

Course 1 40 minutes

Welcome: Cloud Developer using Microsoft Azure

Welcome to Udacity! We're excited to share more about your nanodegree and start this journey with you! In this course, you will learn more about the pre-requisites, structure of the program, and getting started!

Lesson 1

Cloud Developer using Microsoft Azure Program Introduction

Welcome to the Developer for Microsoft Azure Nanodegree program! In this lesson, you will learn more about the structure of the program and meet your instructors.

Lesson 2

Getting Help

You are starting a challenging but rewarding journey! Take 5 minutes to read how to get help with projects and content.

Course 2 4 weeks

Azure Applications

In this course, you will learn the basics of deploying an application to Azure. Understand the benefits and costs of cloud deployments, different types of service models, and how to navigate the Microsoft Azure platform. Distinguish two types of compute services in Azure, virtual machines and app services, when to use each, and how to deploy applications onto the related service. Connect two useful types of cloud storage to a cloud application: Azure SQL databases and blob containers. Differentiate between the different security options available in Azure, and how to implement Microsoft’s OAuth 2.0 capabilities with Azure Active Directory, along with useful monitoring and logging tools in the cloud.

Lesson 1

Getting Started - Azure Setup

Instructions to set up an Azure Account for this program

Lesson 2

Introduction to Microsoft Azure Development

Discover the basics of cloud development and Microsoft Azure, along with an introduction to further course topics.

Lesson 3

Azure Compute Services

Begin creating and deploying various cloud compute services through Azure, with a focus on Virtual Machines and App Services.

Lesson 4

Azure Storage

Storage costs can quickly grow when hosting data on premises. Dive into the various storage options available through Azure here.

Lesson 5

Security and Monitoring Basics

Moving applications to the cloud doesn’t remove the need to build security and monitoring into the app and its services. Find out how to integrate these with Azure!

Lesson 6 • Project

Project: Deploy An Article CMS To Azure

Deploy storage and app solutions to Azure for an Article Content Management System, allowing users to log in, view published articles, and publish new articles.

Course 3 4 weeks

Azure Microservices

Lesson 1

Introduction to Azure Microservices

By the end of this lesson, students should be able to define microservices, identify offerings of microservices in Azure, and describe the appropriate use cases for building microservices.

Lesson 2

Serverless Functions

Create, test and authenticate Azure Functions, along with connecting them to database storage for your apps.

Lesson 3

Enterprise Logic Apps and Event Grid

Design additional work flows with logic apps, and set up event triggers for notifications.

Lesson 4

Deployment

It’s time to deploy your functions and apps to the web! From there, you’ll also learn how to containerize your app and deploy it with Kubernetes.

Lesson 5 • Project

Deploying the Neighborly App with Azure Functions

Deploy an app called Neighborly, allowing neighbors to post advertisements for services and products they can offer. Your app will use a blend of Cosmos DB, Azure Functions, Event Hub and more.

Course 4 4 weeks

Azure Migration

Lesson 1

Introduction to Migration to Azure

In this lesson, you will meet your instructor and have a brief introduction to the topics covered in this course.

Lesson 2

Migrating Web Applications

In this lesson, you will learn about the two migration options for web applications in Azure—Azure Web Apps and Lift and Shift.

Lesson 3

Migrating Database Workloads

In this lesson, you will learn about the different database tools and services Azure has to offer to help with migration.

Lesson 4

Migrating Background Jobs

In this lesson, you will be introduced to the four different Azure services available long-running tasks— Azure WebJobs, Azure Functions, Azure Durable Functions, and Azure Batch.

Lesson 5 • Project

Migrate App to Azure

Migrate and deploy a pre-existing web app to an Azure App Service in order to address pain points with its current on-premise deployment.

Taught By The Best

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Ann K. Hoang

Engineer & Research Scientist

Ann is a Senior Software Engineer & AI Research Scientist at Raytheon BBN Technologies, where she currently works on maritime predictive modelings for the Dept. of Defense. She also has experience building applications at startups and deploying AWS cloud infrastructure for the Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

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Nathan Anderson

DevOps Engineer, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Nathan has worked on implementing DevOps solutions for the past 8 years across the financial, educational, logistics, and manufacturing industries.

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Golois Mouelet

Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft

Golois is an experienced engineer specialized in building resilient and scalable cloud native applications as well as migrating software and systems to Azure. He has worked with enterprises on both cloud migration projects and application performance, and is Azure Certified both as a Developer and Solution Architect.

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Chris Vasquez

Full-Stack Product Engineer, Udacity

After beginning in restaurant and retail management, Chris transitioned his career to tech, leveraging Udacity and other training platforms to master several different programming languages on his journey to becoming a full-stack software engineer.

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