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Creating Azure Durable Functions Challenge

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Azure Durable Function is an extension of Azure Function. Durable functions are stateful functions running on a serverless compute service in Microsoft Azure. You can use Azure Functions to deploy durable functions without having to think about what servers the code will run on. Durable functions are defined using an orchestrator and an entity function.

Organizations looking to create durable and stateful serverless architecture often choose to use Durable Functions as their approach to the infrastructure. Due to the flexible nature and wide availability of different programming languages, developers can create functions in the language of their choice while using the same underlying infrastructure without managing the administration aspect of it.

This lab challenge assumes familiarity with the following concepts:

  • Understanding of Azure Function App
  • Understanding how to create Durable Functions using Function Core Tools

If you are unfamiliar with any of the above, Cloud Academy recommends completing the labs mentioned in the prerequisites before attempting this lab challenge.

This hands-on lab challenge will test your practical ability to interact with the Azure Durable Function to satisfy a set of requirements in a production-like Azure environment. You will be presented with a task and set of requirements you must fulfill to pass the challenge. You will need to use both Azure Portal and the IDE to finish the challenge.

This is a real environment, which means you can prove your knowledge in an applied way, substituting multiple-choice questions for a dynamic performance-based exam situation.


  • Introduction to Azure Durable Functions (Lab)

Intended audience

  • Candidates for Azure Administrator Exam (AZ-104)
  • Cloud Architects
  • Data Engineers
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Software Engineers

What will be assessed

  • Create Azure Function using the Azure Portal
  • Build durable function using Function Core Tools
  • Publish and trigger durable function

About the author

Learning paths

Parveen is an Azure advocate with previous experience in the professional consulting services industries. He specializes in infrastructure and DevOps with a wide range of knowledge in security and access management. He is also an Azure Certified - DevOps Engineer Expert, Security Engineer, Developer Associate, Administrator Associate, CompTIA Certified - Network+, Security+, and AWS Cloud Practitioner.
Parveen enjoys writing about cloud technologies and sharing the knowledge with the community to help students upskill in the cloud.

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Creating Azure Durable Functions Challenge