This course is a preparation for the Microsoft Azure IoT Developer exam to help participants achieve the Microsoft Certified: Azure IoT Developer Specialty certification.
- Software Development Experience: Software development experience is a prerequisite for this course, but no specific software language is required, and the experience does not need to be at a professional level.
- Data Processing Experience: General understanding of data storage and data processing is a recommended but not required.
- Cloud Solution Awareness: Students should have a basic understanding of PaaS, SaaS, and IaaS implementations. Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900), or equivalent skills, is recommended.
Module 1: Introduction to IoT and Azure IoT Services
In this module, students will begin by examining the business considerations for various IoT implementations and reviewing how the Azure IoT Reference Architecture supports IoT solutions. This module also provides students with an overview of the Azure services commonly used in an IoT solution and provides an introduction to the Azure portal.
- Business Opportunities for IoT
- Introduction to IoT Solution Architecture
- IoT Hardware and Cloud Services
- Lab Scenarios for this Course
Module 2: Devices and Device Communication
In this module, students will take a closer look at the Azure IoT Hub service and will learn how to configure secure two-way communication between IoT hub and devices. Students will also be introduced to IoT Hub features such as Device Twins and IoT Hub Endpoints that will be explored in more depth as the course continues.
- IoT Hub and Devices
- IoT Developer Tools
- Device Configuration and Communication
Module 3: Device Provisioning at Scale
In this module, students will focus on device provisioning and how to configure and manage the Azure Device Provisioning Service. Students will learn about the enrollment process, auto-provisioning and re-provisioning, disenrollment, and how to implement various attestation mechanisms.
- Device Provisioning Service Terms and Concepts
- Configure and Manage the Device Provisioning Service
- Device Provisioning Tasks
Module 4: Message Processing and Analytics
In this module, students will examine how IoT Hub and other Azure services can be used to process messages. Students will begin with an investigation of how to configure message and event routing and how to implement routing to built-in and custom endpoints. Students will learn about some of the Azure storage options that are common for IoT solutions. To round out his module, students will implement Azure Stream Analytics and queries for a number of ASA patterns.
- Messages and Message Processing
- Data Storage Options
- Azure Stream Analytics
Module 5: Insights and Business Integration
In this module, students will learn about the Azure services and other Microsoft tools that can be used to generate business insights and enable business integration. Students will implement Azure Logic Apps and Event Grid, and they will configure the connection and data transformations for data visualization tools such as Time Series Insights and Power BI.
- Business Integration for IoT Solutions
- Data Visualization with Time Series Insights
- Data Visualization with Power BI
Module 6: Azure IoT Edge Deployment Process
In this module, students will learn how to deploy a module to an Azure IoT Edge device. Students will also learn how to configure and use an IoT Edge device as a gateway device.
- Introduction to Azure IoT Edge
- Edge Deployment Process
- Edge Gateway Devices
Module 7: Azure IoT Edge Modules and Containers
In this module, students will develop and deploy custom edge modules, and will implement support for an offline scenario that relies on local storage. Students will use Visual Studio Code to build custom modules as containers using a supported container engine.
- Develop Custom Edge Modules
- Offline and Local Storage
Module 8: Device Management
In this module, students will learn how to implement device management for their IoT solution. Students will develop device management solutions that use devoice twins and solutions that use direct methods.
- Introduction to IoT Device Management
- Manage IoT and IoT Edge Devices
- Device Management at Scale
Module 9: Solution Testing, Diagnostics, and Logging
In this module, students will configure logging and diagnostic tools that help developers to test their IoT solution. Students will use IoT Hub and Azure Monitor to configure alerts and track conditions such as device connection state that can be used to troubleshoot issues.
- Monitoring and Logging
Module 10: Azure Security Center and IoT Security Considerations
In this module, students will examine the security considerations that apply to an IoT solution. Students will begin by investigating security as it applies to the solution architecture and best practices, and then look at how Azure Security Center for IoT supports device deployment and IoT Hub integration. Students then use Azure Security Center for IoT Agents to enhance the security of their solution.
- Security Fundamentals for IoT Solutions
- Introduction to Azure Security Center for IoT
- Enhance Protection with Azure Security Center for IoT Agents
Module 11: ADT
In this module, students will examine the concepts of an Azure Digital Twins solution and take their first steps toward implementing ADT. Students will begin by investigating the concepts behind the Azure Digital Twins service and an ADT solution, followed by an introduction to the development tools that can be used to build and monitor an ADT solution. Students will then use the development tools to create custom models, build and query an ADT environment graph, ingest IoT device telemetry, and implement business logic and data processing.
- Introduction to Azure Digital Twins
- Introduction to ADT solution development
- Monitor and troubleshoot ADT
Module 12: Build an IoT Solution with IoT Central
In this module, students will learn how configure and implement Azure IoT Central as a SaaS solution for IoT. Students will begin with a high-level investigation of IoT Central and how it works. With a basic understanding of IoT central establish, students will move on to creating and managing device templates, and then managing devices in their IoT Central application.
- Introduction to IoT Central
- Create and Manage Device Templates
- Manage Devices in Azure IoT Central