• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Azure can help build scalable distributed web apps. In this course, you will learn about Azure scalability features, caching mechanisms, and how they are used to create distributed web apps. You'll also prepare for exam 70-487.

Learning Objectives


  • start the course
  • define the purpose and reasons for creating systems that can scale
  • describe the components and architectural challenges that come with scaling out a system
  • describe the types of load balancing and how they can be operated
  • scale out a web app to multiple systems in Azure


  • describe caching options available in Azure
  • create Redis database service in Azure Portal
  • use the Azure Access Control for a Redis Cache
  • assign configuration settings to a Redis cache in Azure
  • configure Redis Cache in web.config of a .Net application

Distributed Caching

  • describe the benefits and reasons for Distributed Caching
  • define what Content Delivery Networks (CDN) are used for and when they should be used
  • describe the features and offerings of the Windows Server AppFabric Cache
  • define the AppFabric Cache Components
  • use the AppFabric Cache API programmatically

Practice: Scaling with Azure

  • describe scalability and caching as they apply to Windows and Azure Web Apps and Services

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Software Development