Deploy cloud-native apps using Azure Container Apps (AZ-2003)

Course 8702

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Language: English
  • Level: Intermediate

Develop the skills necessary to configure a secure deployment solution for cloud-native apps. Learn how to build, deploy, scale, and manage containerized cloud-native apps using Azure Container Apps, Azure Container Registry, and Azure Pipelines.

AZ-2003 Course Delivery Methods

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AZ-2003 Course Information

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Configure a secure deployment solution for cloud-native apps using Azure Container Apps.
  • Build, deploy, scale, and manage containerized applications efficiently.
  • Leverage Azure Container Registry and Azure Pipelines for continuous integration and deployment.


  • Basic understanding of cloud computing concepts: Familiarity with cloud computing fundamentals, such as virtualization, scalability, and on-demand resource provisioning.
  • Knowledge of containers: Understanding the concept of containers, their benefits, and how they differ from traditional apps and virtual machines.
  • Familiarity with container orchestration: Basic understanding of container orchestration platforms like Kubernetes and their role in managing containerized applications.
  • Experience with Azure: Some familiarity with Microsoft Azure and its core container services, such as Azure Container Registry, Azure Kubernetes Service, and Azure Container Apps.
  • Experience with deployments: Some familiarity with Azure DevOps or similar CI/CD tools for application deployment.
  • Experience with networks: Some familiarity with networking concepts and Azure Virtual Networks.

AZ-2003 Course Outline

  • Examine Cloud-Native Apps
  • Explore Deployment Options for Cloud-Native Apps
  • Review Azure Container Apps Solution Architecture and Resources
  • Knowledge Check
  • Review Azure Container Registry Service
  • Create a Container Registry Instance in the Azure Portal
  • Examine Registry Operations for Image Management
  • Examine Authentication with Managed Identity
  • Examine Azure Container Registry Roles and Permissions
  • Examine Secure Communications Using Virtual Networks
  • Knowledge Check
  • Review Azure Container Apps Service
  • Examine Azure Container Apps Containers and Container Registries
  • Create a Container App and Container App Environment
  • Examine Managed Identities in Azure Container Apps
  • Examine Ingress in Azure Container Apps
  • Examine Management of Secrets in Azure Container Apps
  • Examine Storage Mounts in Azure Container Apps
  • Examine Cloud Service Connections in Azure Container Apps
  • Knowledge Check
  • Review Continuous Deployment Options for Container Apps
  • Examine Azure DevOps and Azure Pipelines
  • Examine Azure Pipeline Configuration and Deployment Tasks
  • Examine Agents and Agent Pools for Pipelines
  • Examine Environment and Secret Variables for Pipelines
  • Knowledge Check
  • Examine Revisions in Azure Container Apps
  • Examine Application Lifecycle Management in Azure Container Apps
  • Examine Scaling Options in Azure Container Apps
  • Examine Ingress Settings for Traffic-Splitting and Blue-Green Deployments
  • Knowledge Check
  • Prepare Your App Deployment Tools and Resources
  • Exercise Configure Azure Container Registry for a Secure Connection with Azure Container Apps
  • Exercise Create and Configure a Container App in Azure Container Apps
  • Exercise Configure Continuous Integration by Using Azure Pipelines
  • Exercise Manage Revisions in Azure Container Apps
  • Knowledge Check

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Certifications are role-based and evaluate a broader range of skills needed to be successful in critical roles that organizations need to be successful in today's rapidly changing technical environment.

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If you want to demonstrate that you have the range of skills needed to succeed in a given job role, a Certification is the right way to go. If you want to validate your skills on a specific business problem or scenario your organization faces, an Applied Skills credential will make more sense.

Here are some key differentiators between Certifications and Applied Skills:

  • Breadth of skills validated: Certifications typically validate 4-6 skill sets, while Applied Skills validate one specific skill set.
  • Focus: Certifications are job role-based, while Applied Skills are product-based.
  • Purpose: Certifications validate skills needed for the technical aspects of job roles that leverage Microsoft solutions and technologies. Applied Skills validate specific scenarios hindering an organization's digital transform organization's

Many of the Applied Skills credentials can be used to help you prepare for Certification exams. Because Applied Skills are awarded based on performance within a lab, that experience may set you up for success on a Certification. All role-based Certification exams require experience, so earning an Applied Skills credential is one way to get some of the experience needed to pass the exam. However, not all skills assessed on a Certification exam will have an associated Applied Skills assessment lab, so you should not rely on Applied Skills alone. Visit how to prepare for a Certification exam.

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