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Monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize Azure solutions

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About this course

This course is part of a series of six courses to help you prepare for Microsoft’s Azure Developer certification exam AZ-203: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure. These courses are designed for developers who already know how to code in at least one of the Azure-supported languages.

In this course students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to ensure applications hosted in Azure are operating efficiently and as intended. Students will learn how Azure Monitor operates and how to use tools like Log Analytics and Application Insights to better understand what is happening in their application. Students will also learn how to implement autoscale, instrument their solutions to support monitoring and logging, and use Azure Cache and CDN options to enhance the end-user experience.

What you'll learn

  • Understand how Azure Monitor works
  • Know where and how Azure Monitor collects data
  • Understand autoscale patterns and best practices for scaling their solutions
  • How to use the Azure CLI to communicate with a specific copy of a resource
  • How to handle transient faults in your solution
  • Know how to add default code to web pages, console apps, and Windows desktop apps to support telemetry
  • Know how to use dashboards and other tools to monitor and troubleshoot their app
  • Understand how Azure Cache for Redis operates and how to configure and interact with it
  • Know how to manage Azure CDN


Students should have 1-2 years experience as a developer. This course assumes students know how to code and have a fundamental knowledge of Azure.

It is recommended that students have some experience with PowerShell or Azure CLI, working in the Azure portal, and with at least one Azure-supported programming language. Most of the examples in this course are presented in C\# .NET.

Course Syllabus

Module 1: Introduction to Azure Monitor

  • Overview of Azure Monitor

Module 2: Develop code to support scalability of apps and services

  • Implement autoscale
  • Implement code that addresses singleton application instances
  • Implement code that handles transient faults

Module 3: Instrument solutions to support monitoring and logging

  • Configure instrumentation in an app or server by using Application Insights
  • Analyze and troubleshoot solutions by using Azure Monitor

Module 4: Integrate caching and content delivery within solutions

  • Azure Cache for Redis
  • Develop for storage on CDNs
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    20 hours in total