AZ-203 Exam Preparation: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure

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This learning path is designed to help you and your team prepare for the AZ-203 Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure exam. Even if you don't plan to take the exam, these courses will help you gain a solid understanding of developing applications on Azure. Candidates who pass the AZ-203 exam will earn the Microsoft Certified Azure Developer Associate certification.

The AZ-203 exam tests your knowledge of six subject areas. Here’s how we’ll cover them in this learning path. We’ll start with developing compute solutions, first using Infrastructure-as-a-Service and then using Platform-as-a-Service. Next, we’ll get into developing for Azure storage. This includes everything from basic object storage to databases. Then, you’ll learn how to implement security, including authentication, authorization, and encryption. After that, you’ll learn how to monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize your solutions. Finally, we’ll cover how to connect to and consume Azure services and third-party services.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service compute solutions
  • Develop Azure Platform-as-a-Service compute solutions
  • Develop for Azure storage
  • Implement Azure security
  • Monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize Azure solutions
  • Connect to and consume Azure services and third-party services

Intended Audience

  • People who want to become Azure developers
  • People preparing for Microsoft’s AZ-203 exam


  • Software development experience
  • Microsoft Azure experience


Your certificate for this learning path

Training Content

Course - Beginner - 4m
AZ-203 Exam Prep: Introduction
This introduction to the Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure learning path gives an overview of the requirements for the Microsoft AZ-203 exam and how they will be covered.
Course - Beginner - 1h 22m
Getting Started with Azure App Service
This course explains how to quickly and easily set up a website and publish apps using Azure App Service.
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 2h
Deploying And Monitoring Azure App Service Web Apps
Deploy an app to Azure App Service Web Apps in this Lab and use a variety of services to monitor the app and send alerts when certain conditions are met.
Course - Intermediate - 1h 42m
Introduction to AKS
This course explores AKS, Azure’s managed Kubernetes service, covering the fundamentals of the service and how it's used.
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 1h 30m
Create Containerized Solutions with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
This lab explores several key services that allow you to create containerized solutions in Azure.
Course - Beginner - 1h 13m
Designing Azure Solutions Using Platform Services
This course is focused on creating practical solutions using Azure technologies in areas such as AI, messaging, the Internet of Things, and video media.
Course - Intermediate - 46m
Introduction to Azure Functions
This course is an introduction to Azure Functions and explains how they can be used.
Course - Intermediate - 35m
Developing Long-Running Tasks on Azure
This course shows practical applications of key Azure features to meet the programming and configuration challenges introduced by long-running tasks.
Course - Beginner - 50m
Introduction to Azure Storage
In this course, you will learn how to use the core Azure Storage services as building blocks for Azure applications and virtual machines.
Course - Intermediate - 1h 13m
Introduction to Azure Storage Solutions
This course provides an introductory tour of Azure Storage Solutions such as its SQL and NoSQL databases, Redis, Azure Backup, Site Recover, and StorSimple.
Course - Intermediate - 31m
Managing Azure Blob Storage
The course begins with a brief review of Azure Storage Accounts and then drills down into the details of blobs storage services, highlighting the different kinds of blobs.
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 2h 10m
Working with Azure Storage Using PowerShell
Working with Azure Storage using PowerShell, you will explore the different storage types, manage storage account keys, and generate shared access signatures.
Course - Beginner - 1h 8m
Introduction to Azure Cosmos DB
This course shows how to make use of Cosmos DB's incredible flexibility and performance tools on Microsoft Azure.
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 2h
Working With Azure Cosmos DB
Learn how to manage Cosmos DB using the Azure Portal and CLI as you integrate Azure Functions with Cosmos DB change feed triggers to buy and sell stocks.
Course - Intermediate - 52m
Introduction to Azure Resource Manager
This course introduces you to Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and how to use it for processing templates that specify resource deployments.
Course - Advanced - 1h 41m
Designing for Azure Identity Management
In this course, you'll learn how to implement and deploy identity management on Azure to better protect your organization with this expertly instructed training content.
Course - Beginner - 41m
Azure Active Directory Security
In this course, you'll learn about Azure AD fundamentals and Cloud Security, and will gain an understanding of Identity Management.
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 2h
Azure Key Vault and Disk Encryption
Learn about Azure Key Vault to store keys/secrets used for encrypting an Azure Virtual Machine in a hands-on Lab environment
Course - Intermediate - 24m
Implementing Multi-Factor Authentication on Azure
In this course, you'll learn how to implement Multi-Factor Authentication on Azure.
Course - Intermediate - 19m
Managing Role-Based Access Control on Azure
In this course, you'll learn about Azure Role-Based Access Control and gain skills to allow you to manage access to resources in Azure.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 30m
Manage Access to Azure With Role-Based Access Control
Learn Role Based access control for the Microsoft Azure Cloud
Course - Beginner - 44m
Developing for Autoscaling on Azure
In this course, you'll develop your skills for autoscaling on Azure, work with transient faults, and learn how to problem solve autoscaling.
Course - Intermediate - 40m
Integrating Redis Cache and CDN on Azure
This course provides an overview of Redis Cache and how to create a Redis Cache instance in Azure.
Course - Beginner - 43m
Designing for Azure Operations
In this course, you'll learn how to configure monitoring and alerting for software applications in Azure, and how to implement autoscaling and automate system tasks,
Course - Intermediate - 33m
Developing Azure Logic Apps
This course looks at some of the features and benefits of Logic Apps and examines the kinds of business processes that you can easily model.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 10m
Create and Manage Workflows with Azure Logic Apps
In this lab, you'll how to create workflows in Azure Logic Apps using variables and controls to develop complex workflows while integrating external services.
Course - Advanced - 54m
Configuring Azure API Management
This course deals with how to deploy, configure, and manage some keys aspects of Azure API management (APIM).
Course - Beginner - 2m
AZ-203 Exam Prep: Additional Resources
This short video gives you a list of some of the other resources you should review before taking the Microsoft AZ-203 exam.
Exam - 2h 30m
Cert Prep: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure (AZ-203)
Cert Prep: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure (AZ-203)
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Guy launched his first training website in 1995 and he's been helping people learn IT technologies ever since. He has been a sysadmin, instructor, sales engineer, IT manager, and entrepreneur. In his most recent venture, he founded and led a cloud-based training infrastructure company that provided virtual labs for some of the largest software vendors in the world. Guy’s passion is making complex technology easy to understand. His activities outside of work have included riding an elephant and skydiving (although not at the same time).