Microsoft certified Azure DevOps professionals combine people, process, and technologies to continuously deliver valuable products and services that meet end user needs and business objectives.
Professionals can earn this certification either taking the Azure Administrator Associate or Azure Developer Associate certification and pass the AZ-400 exam.
This course is recommended for those who are interested in planning DevOps projects or in passing the Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions certification exam.
Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps solutions
Module 1: Getting started with Source Control Lessons What is Source Control? Benefits of Source Control Types of source control systems Introduction to Azure Repos Migrating from TFVC to Git 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 How to structure your git repo Git Branching workflows Collaborating with Pull Requests Why care about GitHooks? Fostering Internal Open Source Git Version Public projects Files in Git After completing this module, students will be able to: Scale Git for Enterprise DevOps
Module 3: Implement & Manage Build Infrastructure Lessons The concept of pipelines in DevOps Azure Pipelines Evaluate use of Hosted vs Private Agents Agent pools Pipelines & Concurrency Azure DevOps and Open Source projects Azure Pipelines YAML vs Visual Designer Setup private agents Integrate Jenkins with Azure Pipelines Integration external source control with Azure Pipelines 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 Introduction to Security Implement secure & compliant development process Rethinking application config data Manage secrets, tokens & certificates 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 Introduction to Mobile DevOps Introduction to Visual Studio App Center Manage mobile target device sets and distribution groups Manage target UI test device sets Provision tester devices for deployment 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 Continuous Integration Overview 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 be 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 Managing Code Quality 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 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 Introduction to Continuous Delivery Release strategy recommendations Building a High Quality Release pipeline Choosing a deployment pattern 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 Create a Release Pipeline Provision and Configure Environments Manage And Modularize Tasks and Templates Integrate Secrets with the release pipeline Configure Automated Integration and Functional Test Automation 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 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 Introduction into Deployment Patterns Implement Blue Green Deployment Feature Toggles Canary Releases Dark Launching AB Testing 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 Introduction Packaging dependencies Package management Implement a versioning strategy Lab : Updating packages After completing this module, students will be able to: Recommend artifact 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 Introduction Package security Open source software 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 Configure build pipeline to access package security and license rating Configure secure access to package feeds
AZ-400T05-A: Implementing Application Infrastructure
Module 1: Infrastructure and Configuration Azure Tools Lessons Learning Objectives Infrastructure as Code and Configuration Management Create Azure REsources using ARM Templates Create Azure Resources using Azure CLI Create Azure Resources by using Azure PowerShell Additional Automation Tools Version Control Lab Deploy to Azure using ARM templates Module Review Questions After completing this module, students will be able to: Apply infrastructure and configuration as code principles Deploy and manage infrastructure using Microsoft automation technologies such as ARM templates, PowerShell, and Azure CLI
Module 2: Azure Deployment Models and Services Lessons Learning Objectives Deployment Models and Options Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Services Azure Automation with DevOps Desired State Configuration (DSC) Azure Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) services Azure Service Fabric Lab Azure Automation - IaaS or PaaS deployment Moduel Review Questions After completing this module, students will be able to: Describe deployment models and services that are available with Azure
Module 3: Create and Manage Kubernetes Service Infrastructure Lessons Learning Objectives Azure Kubernetes Service Lab Deploy and Scale AKS Cluster Module Review Questions After completing this module, students will be able to: Deploy and configure a Managed Kubernetes cluster
Module 4: Third Party and Open Source Tools available with Azure Lessons Learning Objectives Chef Puppet Ansible Cloud-Init Terraform Lab Provision and configure an App in Azure Using X Module Review Questions After completing this module, students will be able to: Deploy and configure infrastructure using 3rd party tools and services with Azure, such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack, and Terraform
Module 5: Implement Compliance and Security in your Infrastructure Lessons Security and Compliance Principles with DevOps Azure Security Center Lab Integrate a scanning extension or tool in an AZ DevOps pipeline/security center Module Review Questions After completing this module, students will be able to: Define an infrastructure and configuration strategy and appropriate toolset for a release pipeline and application infrastructure Implement compliance and security in your application infrastructure Module 6: Course Completion Lessons Final Exam
AZ-400T06-A: Implementing Continuous Feedback
Module 1: Recommend and design system feedback mechanisms Lessons The inner loop Continuous Experimentation mindset Design practices to measure end-user satisfaction Design processes to capture and analyze user feedback Design process to automate application analytics Lab : Integration between Azure DevOps and Teams Lab : Feature Flags After completing this module, students will be able to: Design practices to measure end-user satisfaction Design processes to capture and analyze user feedback from external sources Design routing for client application crash report data Recommend monitoring tools and technologies Recommend system and feature usage tracking tools
Module 2: Implement process for routing system feedback to development teams Lessons 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 After completing this module, students will be able to: Configure crash report integration for client applications Develop monitoring and status dashboards Implement routing for client application crash report data Implement tools to track system usage, feature usage, and flow Integrate and configure ticketing systems with development team's work management
Module 3: Optimize feedback mechanisms Lessons Site Reliability Engineering Analyze telemetry to establish a baseline Perform ongoing tuning to reduce meaningless or non-actionable alerts Analyze alerts to establish a baseline Blameless PostMortems and a Just Culture After completing this module, students will be able to: Analyze alerts to establish a baseline Analyze telemetry to establish a baseline Perform live site reviews and capture feedback for system outages Perform ongoing tuning to reduce meaningless or non-actionable alerts
AZ-400T07-A: Designing a DevOps Strategy
Module 1: Planning for DevOps In this module, students will learn about transformation planning, project selection, and team structures. Lessons Transformation Planning Project Selection Team Structures Lab : Agile Planning and Portfolio Management with Azure Boards After completing this module students will be able to: Plan for the transformation with shared goals and timelines Select a project and identify project metrics and KPIs Create a team and agile organizational structure
Module 2: Planning for Quality and Security In this module, students will learn about developing a quality strategy and planning for secure development. Lessons Planning a Quality Strategy Planning Secure Development Lab : Feature Flag Management with LaunchDarkly and AzureDevOps After completing the module, students will be able to: Develop a project quality strategy Plan for secure development practices and compliance rules.
Module 3: Migrating and Consolidating Artifacts and Tools In this module, students will learn about migrating and consolidating artifacts, and migrating and integrating source control measures. Lessons Migrating and Consolidating Artifacts Migrating and Integrating Source Control Lab : Integrating Azure Repos and Azure Pipelines with Eclipse After completing this module, students will be able to: Migrate and consolidate artifacts Migrate and integrate source control measures