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Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions Training (AZ-400)

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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.

AZ-400 Delivery Methods



AZ-400 Course Benefits

In this course, you will learn how 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 the benefits of using Source Control.

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.

Define Site Reliability Engineering.

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.

Recommended Experience

Successful learners will have prior knowledge and understanding of the following:

Cloud computing concepts, including an understanding of PaaS, SaaS, and IaaS implementations.
Both Azure administration and Azure development with proven expertise in at least one of these areas.
Version control, Agile software development, and core software development principles. It would be helpful to have experience in an organization that delivers software.

If you are new to Azure Administration, consider taking Course 8542, Microsoft Azure Administrator Training (AZ-104).

If you are new to Azure Developer, consider taking Course 8538, Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure Training (AZ-204).

Exam Information

Students in this course are interested in designing and implementing DevOps processes or in passing the AZ-400: Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions exam, part of the path towards the Microsoft role-based certification exam — Microsoft Certified: DevOps Engineer Expert.

AZ-400 Training Outline
Module 1: Get started on a DevOps transformation journey


Introduction to DevOps
Choose the right project
Describe team structures
Choose the DevOps tools
Plan Agile with GitHub Projects and Azure Boards
Introduction to source control
Describe types of source control systems
Work with Azure Repos and GitHub

Lab: Agile planning and portfolio management with Azure Boards

Lab: Version controlling with Git in Azure Repos

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Understand what DevOps is and the steps to accomplish it
Identify teams to implement the process
Plan for the transformation with shared goals and timelines
Plan and define timelines for goals
Understand different projects and systems to guide the journey
Select a project to start the DevOps transformation
Identify groups to minimize initial resistance
Identify project metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
Understand agile practices and principles of agile development
Create a team and agile organizational structure
Module 2: Development for enterprise DevOps
Module 3: Implement CI with Azure Pipelines and GitHub Actions
Module 4: Design and implement a release strategy
Module 5: Implement a secure continuous deployment using Azure Pipelines
Module 6: Manage infrastructure as code using Azure and DSC
Module 7: Implement security and validate code bases for compliance
Module 8: Design and implement a dependency management strategy
Module 9: Implement continuous feedback

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