AZ-400: Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions Training & Certification Course

Overview

This Azure DevOps certification course provides the knowledge and skills to implement DevOps processes. Students will learn how to use source control, scale Git for an enterprise, and implement and manage build infrastructure.

Audience profile

Students in AZ-400: Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions Certification Course are interested in implementing DevOps processes or in passing the Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions certification exam.

After completing this Azure DevOps certification course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of using source control
  • Migrate from TFVC to Git
  • Scale Git for Enterprise DevOps
  • Implement and manage build infrastructure
  • Manage application config & secrets
  • Implement a mobile DevOps strategy

 

Prerequisite

Fundamental knowledge about Azure, version control, Agile software development, and core software development principles. It would be helpful to have experience in an organization that delivers software.

Recommended Course

AZ-500: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies

Full Description

 AZ-400T01-A: Implementing DevOps Development Processes 

 

Module 1: Getting started with Source Control

 

Lessons

  1.  What is Source Control?
  2.  Benefits of Source Control
  3.  Types of source control systems
  4.  Introduction to Azure Repos
  5.  Migrating from TFVC to Git
  6.  Authenticating to your Git Repos

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •  Describe the benefits of using source control
  •  Migrate from TFVC to Git

 

Module 2: Scaling git for enterprise DevOps

 

Lessons

  1.  How to structure your git repo
  2.  Git Branching workflows
  3.  Collaborating with Pull Requests
  4.  Why care about GitHooks?
  5.  Fostering Internal Open Source
  6.  Git Version
  7.  Public projects
  8.  Files in Git

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •  Scale Git for Enterprise DevOps

 

Module 3: Implement & Manage Build Infrastructure

 

Lessons

  1.  The concept of pipelines in DevOps
  2.  Azure Pipelines
  3.  Evaluate the use of Hosted vs Private Agents
  4.  Agent pools
  5.  Pipelines & Concurrency
  6.  Azure DevOps and Open Source projects
  7.  Azure Pipelines YAML vs Visual Designer 
  8. Setup private agents
  9.  Integrate Jenkins with Azure Pipelines
  10.  Integration of external source control with Azure Pipelines
  11.  Analyze & Integrate Docker multi-stage builds

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •  Implement and manage build infrastructure

 

Module 4: Managing application config & secrets

 

Lessons

  1.  Introduction to Security
  2.  Implement secure & compliant development process
  3.  Rethinking application config data
  4.  Manage secrets, tokens & certificates
  5.  Implement tools for managing security and compliance in a pipeline

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •  Manage application config & secrets

 

Module 5: Implement a mobile DevOps strategy

 

Lessons

  1.  Introduction to Mobile DevOps
  2.  Introduction to Visual Studio App Center
  3.  Manage mobile target device sets and distribution groups
  4.  Manage target UI test device sets
  5.  Provision tester devices for deployment
  6.  Create public and private distribution groups

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •  Implement a mobile DevOps strategy

 

AZ-400T02-A: Implementing Continuous Integration 

 

Module 1: Implementing Continuous Integration in an Azure DevOps Pipeline

In this module, you’ll be introduced to continuous integration principles including benefits, challenges, build best practices, and implementation steps. You will also learn about implementing a build strategy with workflows, triggers, agents, and tools.

Lessons

  1.  Continuous Integration Overview
  2.  Implementing a Build Strategy

Lab: Enabling Continuous Integration with Azure Pipelines

Lab: Creating a Jenkins Build Job and Triggering CI

After completing this module, students will:

  •  Explain why continuous integration matters
  •  Implement continuous integration using Azure DevOps

 

Module 2: Managing Code Quality and Security Policies

In this module, you will learn how to manage code quality including technical debt, SonarCloud, and other tooling solutions. You will also learn how to manage security policies with open source, OWASP, and WhiteSource Bolt.

Lessons

  1.  Managing Code Quality
  2.  Managing Security Policies

Lab: Managing Technical Debt with Azure DevOps and SonarCloud

Lab: Checking Vulnerabilities using WhiteSource Bolt and Azure DevOps

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •  Manage code quality including technical debt SonarCloud, and other tooling solutions.
  •  Manage security policies with open source, OWASP, and WhiteSource Bolt.
  •  Manage code quality including technical debt, SonarCloud, and other tooling solutions.

 

Module 3: Implementing a Container Build Strategy

In this module, you will learn how to implement a container strategy including how containers are different from virtual machines and how microservices use containers. You will also learn how to implement containers using Docker.

Lessons

  1.  Implementing a Container Build Strategy

Lab: Existing .NET Applications with Azure and Docker Images

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •  Implement a container strategy including how containers are different from virtual machines and how microservices use containers.
  •  Implement containers using Docker.

 

AZ-400T03-A: Implementing Continuous Delivery 

 

 Module 1: Design a Release Strategy

 

Lessons

  1.  Introduction to Continuous Delivery
  2.  Release strategy recommendations
  3.  Building a High-Quality Release pipeline
  4.  Choosing a deployment pattern
  5.  Choosing the right release management tool

Lab: Building a release strategy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •  Differentiate between a release and a deployment
  •  Define the components of a release pipeline
  •  Explain things to consider when designing your release strategy
  •  Classify a release versus a release process, and outline how to control the quality of both
  •  Describe the principle of release gates and how to deal with release notes and documentation  Explain deployment patterns, both in the traditional sense and in the modern sense
  •  Choose a release management tool

 

Module 2: Set up a Release Management Workflow

 

Lessons

  1.  Create a Release Pipeline
  2.  Provision and Configure Environments
  3.  Manage And Modularize Tasks and Templates
  4.  Integrate Secrets with the release pipeline
  5.  Configure Automated Integration and Functional Test Automation
  6.  Automate Inspection of Health

Lab: Automating your infrastructure deployments in the Cloud with Terraform and Azure Pipelines

Lab: Setting up secrets in the pipeline with Azure Key vault

Lab: Setting up and Running Load Tests

Lab: Setting up and Running Functional Tests

Lab: Using Azure Monitor as a release gate

Lab: Creating a Release Dashboard

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •  Explain the terminology used in Azure DevOps and other Release Management Tooling
  •  Describe what a Build and Release task is, what it can do, and some available deployment tasks
  •  Classify an Agent, Agent Queue and Agent Pool
  •  Explain why you sometimes need multiple release jobs in one release pipeline
  •  Differentiate between multi-agent and multi-configuration release job
  •  Use release variables and stage variables in your release pipeline
  •  Deploy to an environment securely, using a service connection
  •  Embed testing in the pipeline
  •  List the different ways to inspect the health of your pipeline and release by using, alerts, service hooks and reports
  •  Create a release gate

 

Module 3: Implement an appropriate deployment pattern

 

Lessons

  1.  Introduction into Deployment Patterns
  2.  Implement Blue-Green Deployment
  3.  Feature Toggles
  4.  Canary Releases
  5.  Dark Launching
  6.  AB Testing
  7.  Progressive Exposure Deployment

Lab: Blue-Green Deployments

Lab: Traffic Manager

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •  Describe deployment patterns
  •  Implement Blue-Green Deployment
  •  Implement Canary Release
  •  Implement Progressive Exposure Deployment

 

AZ-400T04-A: Implementing Dependency Management 

 

Module 1: Designing a Dependency Management Strategy

 

Lessons

  1.  Introduction
  2.  Packaging dependencies
  3.  Package management
  4.  Implement a versioning strategy

Lab: Updating packages

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •  Recommend artefact management tools and practices
  •  Abstract common packages to enable sharing and reuse
  •  Inspect codebase to identify code dependencies that can be converted to packages
  •  Identify and recommend standardized package types and versions across the solution
  •  Refactor existing build pipelines to implement version strategy that publishes packages
  •  Manage security and compliance

 

Module 2: Manage security and compliance

 

Lessons

  1.  Introduction
  2.  Package security
  3.  Open-source software
  4.  Integrating license and vulnerability scans

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  •  Inspect open-source software packages for security and license compliance to align with corporate standards

Fees & Schedule

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