AZ-400 Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps solutions

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This training prepares for AZ-400 examination.

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AZ-400 Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps solutions


This course provides the knowledge and skills to design and implement DevOps processes and practices. Students will learn how to plan for DevOps, use source control, scale Git for an enterprise, consolidate artifacts, design a dependency management strategy, manage secrets, implement continuous integration, implement a container build strategy, design a release strategy, set up a release management workflow, implement a deployment pattern, and optimize feedback mechanisms


At the end of Designing Implementing Microsoft Azure Networking Solutions (AZ-400) training course, participants will learn to

  • Plan for the transformation with shared goals and timelines

  • Select a project and identify project metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)

  • Create a team and agile organizational structure

  • Design a tool integration strategy

  • Design a license management strategy (e.g., Azure DevOps and GitHub users)

  • Design a strategy for end-to-end traceability from work items to working software

  • Design an authentication and access strategy

  • Design a strategy for integrating on-premises and cloud resources

  • Describe Azure Repos and GitHub

  • Migrate from TFVC to Git

  • Manage code quality, including technical debt SonarCloud, and other tooling solutions

  • Build organizational knowledge on code quality

  • Explain how to structure Git repos

  • Describe Git branching workflows

  • Leverage pull requests for collaboration and code reviews

  • Leverage Git hooks for automation

  • Use Git to foster inner source across the organization

  • Explain the role of Azure Pipelines and its components

  • Configure Agents for use in Azure Pipelines

  • Explain why continuous integration matters

  • Implement continuous integration using Azure Pipelines

  • Design processes to measure end-user satisfaction and analyze user feedback

  • Design processes to automate application analytics

  • Manage alerts and reduce meaningless and non-actionable alerts

  • Carry out blameless retrospectives and create a just culture

  • Define an infrastructure and configuration strategy and appropriate toolset for a release pipeline and application infrastructure

  • Implement compliance and security in your application infrastructure

  • Describe the potential challenges with integrating open-source software

  • Inspect open-source software packages for security and license compliance

  • Manage organizational security and compliance policies

  • Integrate license and vulnerability scans into build and deployment pipelines

  • Configure build pipelines to access package security and license ratings


Students in this course are interested in designing and implementing DevOps processes or in passing the Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions certification exam.

Course Outline

Module 12022-09-05T23:55:18+05:30

Planning for DevOps


  • Transformation Planning
  • Project Selection
  • Team Structures
  • Migrating to Azure DevOps
Module 22022-09-06T00:30:35+05:30

Getting Started with Source Control


  • What is Source Control
  • Benefits of Source Control
  • Types of Source Control Systems
  • Introduction to Azure Repos
  • Introduction to GitHub
  • Migrating from Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) to Git in Azure Repos
Module 32022-09-06T00:31:43+05:30

Managing Technical Debt


  • Identifying Technical Debt
  • Knowledge Sharing within Teams
  • Modernizing Development Environments with Codespaces
Module 42022-09-06T00:32:52+05:30

Working with Git for Enterprise DevOps


  • How to Structure Your Git Repo
  • Git Branching Workflows
  • Collaborating with Pull Requests in Azure Repos
  • Why Care About Git Hooks
  • Fostering Inner Source
  • Managing Git Repositories
Module 52022-09-06T00:34:50+05:30

Configuring Azure Pipelines


  • The Concept of Pipelines in DevOps
  • Azure Pipelines
  • Evaluate use of Hosted versus Self-Hosted Agents
  • Agent Pools
  • Pipelines and Concurrency
  • Azure DevOps and Open-Source Projects (Public Projects)
  • Azure Pipelines YAML versus Visual Designer
Module 62022-09-06T00:36:54+05:30

Implementing Continuous Integration using Azure Pipelines


  • Continuous Integration Overview
  • Implementing a Build Strategy
  • Integration with Azure Pipelines
  • Integrating External Source Control with Azure Pipelines
  • Set Up Self-Hosted Agents
Module 72022-09-06T00:37:55+05:30

Managing Application Configuration and Secrets


  • Introduction to Security
  • Implement a Secure Development Process
  • Rethinking Application Configuration Data
  • Manage Secrets, Tokens, and Certificates
  • Integrating with Identity Management Systems
  • Implementing Application Configuration
Module 82022-09-06T00:38:42+05:30

Implementing Continuous Integration with GitHub Actions


  • GitHub Actions
  • Continuous Integration with GitHub Actions
  • Securing Secrets for GitHub Actions
Module 92022-09-06T00:39:07+05:30

Configuring Azure Pipelines


  • The Concept of Pipelines in DevOps
  • Azure Pipelines
  • Evaluate use of Hosted versus Self-Hosted Agents
  • Agent Pools
  • Pipelines and Concurrency
  • Azure DevOps and Open-Source Projects (Public Projects)
  • Azure Pipelines YAML versus Visual Designer
Module 122022-09-06T00:45:11+05:30

Implementing an Appropriate Deployment Pattern


  • Introduction to Deployment Patterns
  • Implement Blue Green Deployment
  • Feature Toggles
  • Canary Releases
  • Dark Launching
  • AB Testing
  • Progressive Exposure Deployment
Module 112022-09-06T00:44:12+05:30

Implementing Continuous Deployment using Azure Pipelines


  • Create a Release Pipeline
  • Provision and Configure Environments
  • Manage and Modularize Tasks and Templates
  • Configure Automated Integration and Functional Test Automation
  • Automate Inspection of Health
Module 132022-09-06T00:46:13+05:30

Managing Infrastructure and Configuration using Azure Tools


  • Infrastructure as Code and Configuration Management
  • Create Azure Resources using ARM Templates
  • Create Azure Resources using Azure CLI
  • Azure Automation with DevOps
  • Desired State Configuration (DSC)
Module 142022-09-06T00:47:17+05:30

Third Party Infrastructure as Code Tools Available with Azure


  • Chef
  • Puppet
  • Ansible
  • Terraform
Module 152022-09-06T00:48:26+05:30

Managing Containers using Docker


  • Implementing a Container Build Strategy
  • Implementing Docker Multi-Stage Builds
Module 162022-09-06T00:48:56+05:30

Creating and Managing Kubernetes Service Infrastructure


  • Azure Kubernetes Service
  • Kubernetes Tooling
  • Integrating AKS with Pipelines
Module 172022-09-06T00:51:49+05:30

Implementing Feedback for Development Teams


  • Implement Tools to Track System Usage, Feature Usage, and Flow
  • Implement Routing for Mobile Application Crash Report Data
  • Develop Monitoring and Status Dashboards
  • Integrate and Configure Ticketing Systems
Module 182022-09-06T00:57:15+05:30

Implementing System Feedback Mechanisms


  • Site Reliability Engineering
  • • Design Practices to Measure End-User Satisfaction
  • Design Processes to Capture and Analyze User Feedback
  • Design Processes to Automate Application Analytics
  • Managing Alerts
  • Blameless Retrospectives and a Just Culture
Module 202022-09-06T00:56:48+05:30

Validating Code Bases for Compliance


  • Open-Source Software
  • Managing Security and Compliance Policies
  • Integrating License and Vulnerability Scans
Module 192022-09-06T00:58:27+05:30

Implementing Security in DevOps Projects


  • Security in the Pipeline
  • Azure Security Center

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