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Transient Faults: General guidelines for dealing with them

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Develop your skills for autoscaling on Azure with this course from Cloud Academy. Learn how to improve your teams and development skills and understand how they relate to scalable solutions. What's more, in this course you can analyze and execute how to deal with transient faults.

This Course is made up of 19 lectures that will guide you through the process from beginning to end. 

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Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to develop applications for autoscale
  • Prepare for the Azure AZ-303 certification
  • Design and Implement code that addresses singleton application instances


Intended Audience

This course is recommended for:

  • IT Professionals preparing for Azure certification
  • IT Professionals that need to develop applications that can autoscale


There are no prior requirements necessary in order to do this training course, although an understanding of MS Azure will prove helpful



Transient faults are a fact of life. When developing for autoscale or for any environment, for that matter, there will always be transient faults to deal with. That being said, it's important to follow a few key guidelines when dealing with transient faults to ensure a solution works as designed. Before implementing a custom retry mechanism, to deal with transient faults, first determine if there is a built-in retry mechanism available to you.

 In addition, you should also determine if the operation you are attempting is even suitable for retrying to begin with. If it is, it's important to determine an appropriate retry count and interval before beginning work on developing a retry strategy. Avoid anti-patterns when you can, and be sure to thoroughly test retry implementations and configurations. Be sure to log and track transient and non-transient faults and take care to manage operations that continually fail. We'll cover each of these general guidelines in a bit more detail throughout the next few lectures.

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Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.

In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys camping, fishing, and playing poker.