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Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions / AZ-400

30 Hours
Online Instructor-led Training
GBP 999 (GBP 2000)
Save 50% Offer ends on 31-Dec-2023
Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions / AZ-400 course and certification
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About this Course
Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions (AZ-400) is a course which is designed for professionals who wants to have knowledge on designing and implementing DevOps processes and practices for an enterprise. Looking at the current market scenario where every organization is moving towards cloud for their enterprise project’s, it is highly advisable to learn this Azure DevOps Solutions (AZ-400) course which will gain insights to the IT professionals in carrying out their projects seamlessly with the advantage of having a cloud platform.

Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions (AZ-400) training provides an individual with mastery in DevOps practices for Microsoft Azure. It also helps prepare DevOps professionals to demonstrate agile practices to master the topics like designing strategy, implementing processes, and continuous integration and delivery.

At the end of the successful completion of this Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions (AZ-400) course, students will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from Uplatz.

This certification is designed for DevOps professionals who bring people, processes, and technologies closer to deliver valuable services and products that meet business requirements and objectives. DevOps professionals are responsible for delivering cloud services by improving collaboration and communications, designing, and implementing strategies for app coding, and creating automation, continuous delivery, monitoring, and feedback. For this job role, candidates should be proficient with Agile practices and familiar with both Azure development and operations processes.

Areas Covered Design a secure development lifecycle and tool integration process Design and implement version control and mobile DevOps strategy, implement and integrate source control, and manage to build infrastructure Analyze and manage hosting infrastructure and Azure Kubernetes Service infrastructure Implement infrastructure as code, compliance, and security of the infrastructure Design and optimize the feedback mechanism

Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions / AZ-400

Course Details & Curriculum

Module 1: Implementing DevOps Development Processes

Module 1.1 - Getting Started with Source Control

In this module, you will learn about source control principles and source control systems. You will also learn about Azure repositories, migrating strategies, and authentication options.

  • Lesson: What is Source Control
  • Lesson: Benefits of Source Control
  • Lesson: Types of Source Control Systems
  • Lesson: Introduction to Azure Repos
  • Lesson: Migrating from TFVC to Git
  • Lesson: Authenticating to Your Git Repos
  • Lab: Version Controlling with Git

Module 1.2 - Scaling Git for Enterprise DevOps

In this module, you will learn how to structure your Git repository and how to use branching workflows. You will also learn about pull requests, GitHooks, internal open source, Git versioning, and file handing.

  • Lesson: How to Structure Your Git Repo
  • Lesson: Git Branching Workflows
  • Lesson: Collaborating with Pull Requests
  • Lesson: Why Care about GitHooks
  • Lesson: Fostering Internal Open Source
  • Lesson: Git Version
  • Lesson: Files in Git
  • Lab: Code Review with Pull Requests

Module 1.3 - Implement and Manage Build Infrastructure

In this module, you will learn about Azure pipelines, agents, agent pools, concurrency, integration with Jenkins, and Docker multiple stage builds.

  • Lesson: The Concept of Pipelines in DevOps
  • Lesson: Azure Pipelines
  • Lesson: Evaluate Use of Hosted vs Private Agents
  • Lesson: Agent Pools
  • Lesson: Pipelines and Concurrency
  • Lesson: Azure DevOps and Open Source Projects
  • Lesson: Azure Pipelines YAML vs Visual Designer
  • Lesson: Setup Private Agents
  • Lesson: Integrate Jenkins with Azure Pipelines
  • Lesson: Integration External Source Control with Azure Pipelines
  • Lesson: Analyze and Integrate Docker Multi-stage Builds
  • Lab: Integrate Jenkins with Azure Pipelines
  • Lab: Integration External Source Control with Azure Pipelines
  • Lab: Deploying a Multi-Container Application to Azure Kubernetes Service

Module 1.4 - Managing Application Config and Secrets

In this module, you will learn about security and compliance including secrets, tokens, certifications, configuration data, and tooling.

  • Lesson: Introduction to security
  • Lesson: Implement Secure and Compliant Development Processes
  • Lesson: Rethinking Application Config Data
  • Lesson: Manage Secrets, Tokens and Certificates
  • Lesson: Implement Tools for Managing Security and Compliance
  • Lab: SonarCloud
  • Lab: WhiteSource

Module 1.5 - Implement a Mobile DevOps Strategy

In this module, you will learn about mobile DevOps strategies using the App Center, Device Sets, and Distribution Groups.

  • Lesson: Introduction to Mobile DevOps
  • Lesson: Introdcution to Visual Studio App Center
  • Lesson: Manage Mobile Target Device Sets and Distribution Groups
  • Lesson: Manage Target UI Test Device Sets
  • Lesson: Create Public and Private Distribution Groups

Module 2: Implementing Continuous Integration

Module 2.1 - 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. Content includes:

  • Lesson: Continuous Integration Overview
  • Lab: Enabling Continuous Integration with Azure Pipelines
  • Lesson: Implementing a Build Strategy
  • Lab: Creating a Jenkins Build Job and Triggering Continuous Integration

Module 2.2 - 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. Content includes:

  • Lesson: Managing Code Quality
  • Lab: Managing Technical Debt with Azure DevOps and SonarCloud
  • Lesson: Managing Security Policies
  • Lab: Checking Vulnerabilities using WhiteSource Bolt and Azure DevOps

Module 2.3 - 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. Content includes:

  • Lesson: Implementing a Container Build Strategy
  • Lab: Existing .NET Applications with Azure and Docker Images


Module 3: Implementing Continuous Delivery

Module 3.1 - Design a Release Strategy

In this module, you'll be introduced to

  • Lesson: Introduction to Continuous Delivery
  • Lesson: Release Strategy Recommendations
  • Lesson: Building a High Quality Release Pipeline
  • Lesson: Choosing a Deployment Pattern
  • Lesson: Choosing the Right Release Management Tool
  • Lab: Building a Release Strategy

Module 3.2 - Set Up a Release Management Workflow

In this module, you'll be introduced to

  • Lesson: Create a Release Pipeline
  • Lesson: Provision and Configure Environments
  • Lesson: Manage and Modularize Tasks and Templates
  • Lesson: Integrate Secrets with the Release Pipeline
  • Lesson: Configure Automated Integration and Functional Test Automation
  • Lesson: 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

Module 3.3 - Implement an Appropriate Deployment Pattern

In this module, you'll be introduced to

  • Lesson: Introduction to Deployment Patterns
  • Lesson: Implement Blue Green Deployment
  • Lesson: Feature Toggles
  • Lesson: Canary Releases
  • Lesson: Dark Launching
  • Lesson: AB Testing
  • Lesson: Progressive Exposure Deployment
  • Lab: Blue-Green Deployments
  • Lab: Traffic Manager


Module 4: Implementing Dependency Management

Module 4.1 - Designing a Dependency Management Strategy

  • Lesson: Introduction
  • Lesson: Packaging Dependencies
  • Lesson: Package Management
  • Lesson: Implement a Versioning Strategy
  • Lab: Updating packages

Module 4.2 - Manage Security and Compliance

  • Lesson: Introduction
  • Lesson: Package Security
  • Lesson: Open Source Software
  • Lesson: Integrating License and Vulberability Scans

Module 5: Implementing Application Infrastructure

Module 5.1 - Infrastructure and Configuration Azure Tools

In this module, you'll learn about Infrastructure as Code and Configuration management concepts and terminologies. How to deploy resources and applications using Azure CLI, PowerShell and Azure Resource Manager templates as well as alternative provisioning and configuration options for Azure and integrating scripts with version control. The content includes:

  • Lesson 1: Infrastructure as Code and Configuration Management
  • Lesson 2: Create Azure Resources using ARM Templates
  • Lesson 3: Create Azure Resources using Azure CLI
  • Lesson 4: Create Azure Resources by using Azure PowerShell
  • Lesson 4: Additional Automation Tools
  • Lesson 5: Version Control
  • Lab: Azure Deployments using Resource Manager templates

Module 5.2 - Azure Automation

In this module, you'll learn about Azure Automation and the various automation services that are available from within Azure Automation, such as workflows, runbooks, webhooks, source control integration, update management and more. It will also cover Azure Automation State configuration (DSC) and how to ensure state in deployed applications and environments and prevent configuration drift. Content includes:

  • Lesson 1: Azure Automation
  • Lesson 2: Azure Automation State Configuration (DSC)
  • Lab: Azure Automation Runbook Deployments
  • Lab: Azure Automation State configuration DSC

Module 5.3 - Azure Compute services

In this module, you'll learn about the different compute services and options available in Microsoft Azure such as IaaS, PaaS Serverless and HPC compute services. You'll also learn about Azure Service Fabric, Azure Kubernetes Service, the various architecture models and how the compute services they are suited for as well as choosing the most appropriate compute service for your workload. Content includes:

  • Lesson 1: Infrastructure as a Service
  • Lesson 2: Platform as a Service
  • Lesson 3: Serverless and HPC compute services
  • Lesson 4: Azure Service Fabric
  • Lesson 5: Azure Kubernetes Service
  • Lesson 6: Application Architecture models
  • Lesson 7: Choosing a Compute Service
  • Lab: Deploy Application to Azure App Services using Azure DevOps
  • Lab: Deploy Application to Azure Kubernetes Service

Module 5.4 - Third Party and Open Source Tool integration with Azure

In this module, you'll learn about third party and open source tools and products that can be integrated with Azure to help implement Infrastructure as code and configuration management methodologies. You'll learn about Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Cloud-init and Terraform integration with Azure, the differences and characteristics of each toolset. Content includes:

  • Lesson 1: Chef with Azure
  • Lesson 2: Puppet with Azure
  • Lesson 3: Ansible with Azure
  • Lesson 4: Cloud-init with Azure
  • Lesson 5: Terraform with Azure
  • Lab: Deploy app with Chef on Azure
  • Lab: Deploy app with Puppet on Azure
  • Lab: Ansible with Azure

Module 5.5 - Compliance and Security

In this module, you'll learn about Rugged DevOps and implementing security as part of the pipeline. It will cover Azure DevOps extensions available in the marketplace which can assist and deliver upon some of the requirements for integrating security into the release pipeline. It will also cover some of the core Azure tools and services that are available to also integrate into your pipeline and processes to enhance infrastructure and resource security, such as Azure Security Center, Azure Policy, Azure Key Vault, role-based access control and more. Content includes:

  • Lesson 1: Security and Compliance in the pipeline
  • Lesson 2: Azure security and compliance tools and services
  • Lab : Implement Security and Compliance in Azure DevOps pipelines

Module 6: Implementing Continuous Feedback

Module 6.1 - Recommend and Design System Feedback Mechanisms

  • Lesson: The Inner Loop
  • Lab: Integration between Azure DevOps and Teams
  • Lesson: Continuous Experimentation mindset
  • Lab: Feature Flags
  • Lesson: Design practices to measure end-user satisfaction
  • Lesson: Design processes to capture and analyze user feedback
  • Lesson: Design process to automate application analytics

Module 6.2 - Implement Process for Routing System Feedback to Developmen Teams

  • Lesson: Implement tools to track system usage, feature usage, and flow
  • Lesson: Implement routing for mobile application crash report data
  • Lesson: Develop monitoring and status dashboards
  • Lesson: Integrate and configure ticketing systems

Module 6.3 - Implement and Manage Build Infrastructure

  • Lesson: Site Reliability Engineering
  • Lesson: Analyze telemetry to establish a baseline
  • Lesson: Perform ongoing tuning to reduce meaningless or non-actionable alerts
  • Lesson: Analyze alerts to establish a baseline
  • Lesson: Blameless PostMortems and a Just Culture

Module 7: Designing a DevOps Strategy

Module 7.1 - Planning for DevOps

In this module, students will learn about transformation planning, project selection, and team structures. Content includes:

  • Transformation Planning
  • Project Selection
  • Team Structures
  • Lab: Agile Planning and Portfolio Management with Azure Boards

Module 7.2 - Planning for Quality and Security

In this module, students will learn about developing a quality strategy and planning for secure development. Content includes:

  • Planning a Quality Strategy
  • Planning Secure development
  • Lab: Feature Flag Management with LaunchDarkly and AzureDevOps

Module 7.3 - Migrating and Consolidating Artifacts and Tools

In this module, students will learn about migrating and consolidating artifacts, and migrating and integrating source control measures. Content includes:

  • Migrating and Consolidating Artifacts
  • Migrating and Integrating Source Control
  • Lab: Integrating Azure Repos and Azure Pipelines with Eclipse

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