AZ-400T00: Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions Training Certification Course

  • Duration: 4 Days (32 Hours)
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Azure DevOps Training Course Overview

The Azure DevOps Training course is carefully crafted to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully design and implement DevOps processes and practices. Throughout the Azure DevOps training, students will gain in-depth insights into various aspects of DevOps, including effective planning techniques, proficient use of source control systems, scaling Git for large-scale enterprise projects, artifact consolidation strategies, dependable dependency management design, secure secrets management, seamless implementation of continuous integration, strategic development of container build processes, meticulous release strategy design, efficient release management workflow setup, deployment pattern implementation, and the optimization of feedback mechanisms. By the end of the Azure DevOps training, students will have a comprehensive understanding of DevOps principles and will possess the capability to apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios. This will empower them to foster collaboration, streamline workflows, and maximize efficiency throughout the entire software development lifecycle.

Intended Audience For Azure DevOps Training

  • DevOps Process Designers
  • DevOps Process Implementers
  • Certification Exam Aspirants (Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions)
  • Azure DevOps Enthusiasts
  • Individuals Focused on Mastering DevOps Practices
  • Those Preparing for the Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions Certification Exam
  • Students Seeking Comprehensive Azure DevOps Training
  • Professionals Nurturing DevOps Skillsets
  • Azure Environment Practitioners
  • Tool and Technique Enthusiasts in DevOps
  • Individuals Aspiring to Apply DevOps Principles in Real-World Projects
  • Future Microsoft Certified Azure DevOps Solutions Professionals
  • Those Eager to Implement Best Practices in DevOps.

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Job role: DevOps Engineer

Certification Path

Learning objectives for the Azure DevOps training course

Azure DevOps training is a comprehensive program, providing a holistic skill set and best practices for professionals aspiring to excel within the Azure DevOps environment. This training encompasses various critical components, underscoring the significance of Azure DevOps training:

  • Configuration Expertise: Covering the setup of Azure DevOps pipelines and workflows, empowering professionals with the proficiency gained from Azure DevOps training to navigate this intricate environment.
  • Integration Mastery: Delving into the integration of Azure DevOps with a spectrum of tools and services, skills vital to the Azure DevOps training journey, ensuring seamless collaboration and workflow.
  • Security and Compliance: Focusing on the crucial aspect of security and compliance within the Azure DevOps framework, Azure DevOps training imparts the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain robust security measures and ensure compliance, in alignment with Azure DevOps best practices.
  • Source Control Strategy: Azure DevOps training equips professionals to design and manage source control strategies effectively, a cornerstone for collaborative development.
  • Build and Release Pipelines: Through Azure DevOps training, participants learn to design and implement build and release pipelines, which are essential for efficient application deployment to Azure.
  • Application Instrumentation: Azure DevOps training also guides professionals in developing effective instrumentation strategies for applications. This knowledge empowers them to collect and analyze telemetry data, leveraging this information for optimizing application performance and reliability.

Incorporating these skills into your professional toolkit via Azure DevOps training is essential for success in the Azure DevOps environment, equipping you to excel in your role and contribute to the success of your organization.

Benefits of taking the Azure DevOps training

  • Increased Productivity: Azure DevOps training enables teams to automate tasks, streamline processes, and reduce errors, resulting in improved efficiency and productivity.
  • Improved Quality: Through Azure DevOps training, teams gain the ability to implement continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) practices, ensuring software quality by automating building, testing, and deployment processes.
  • Better Collaboration: Azure DevOps fosters effective collaboration by offering tools and practices learned through Azure DevOps training. It enables teams to share files, track progress, and communicate better, ultimately enhancing teamwork and product quality.
  • Increased Visibility: Azure DevOps training equips professionals with the skills needed to access insights into team and project performance, allowing leaders to make more informed decisions.
  • Reduced Costs: Proficiency gained from Azure DevOps training helps teams reduce costs by automating processes and reducing the need for manual labor.

Course Fee: $1,450

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Azure DevOps Training Course Modules

Introduction to DevOps
  • 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 (KPI’s)
  • Understand agile practices and principles of agile development
  • Create a team and agile organizational structure
  • Identify ideal DevOps team members
  • Select and configure tools for collaboration
  • 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 GitHub Projects and Azure Boards
  • Link Azure Boards and GitHub
  • Configure and Manage GitHub Projects and boards
  • Customize Project views
  • Understand source control
  • Apply best practices for source control
  • Describe the benefits of using source control
  • Apply source control practices in your development process
  • Explain differences between centralized and distributed version control
  • Understand Git and TFVC
  • Develop using Git
  • Describe Azure Repos and GitHub
  • Migrate from TFVC to Git
  • Work with GitHub Codespaces
  • Understand Git repositories
  • Implement mono repo or multiple repos
  • Explain how to structure Git Repos
  • Implement a change log
  • Describe Git branching workflows
  • Implement feature branches
  • Implement GitHub Flow
  • Fork a repo
  • Leverages pull requests for collaboration and code reviews
  • Give feedback using pull requests
  • Configure branch policies
  • Use GitHub mobile for pull requests approvals
  • Identify and manage technical debt
  • Integrate code quality tools
  • Plan code reviews
  • Describe complexity and quality metrics
  • Understand Git hooks
  • Identify when used Git hooks
  • Implement Git hooks for automation
  • Explain Git hooks’ behavior
  • Use Git to foster inner source across the organization
  • Implement fork workflow
  • Choose between branches and forks
  • Share code between forks
  • Understand large Git repositories
  • Explain VFS for Git
  • Use Git Large File Storage (LFS)
  • Purge repository data
  • Manage and Automate Release Notes with GitHub
  • Describe Azure Pipelines
  • Explain the role of Azure Pipelines and its components
  • Decide Pipeline automation responsibility
  • Understand Azure Pipeline key terms
  • Choose between Microsoft-hosted and self-hosted agents
  • Install and configure Azure Pipelines Agents
  • Configure agent pools
  • Make the agents and pools secure
  • Explore communication to deploy using Azure Pipelines
  • Use and estimate parallel jobs
  • Use Azure Pipelines for open-source or private projects
  • Use Visual Designer
  • Work with Azure Pipelines and YAML
  • Explain why continuous integration matters
  • Implement continuous integration using Azure Pipelines
  • Explain benefits of continuous integration
  • Describe build properties
  • Define a build strategy
  • Explain and configure demands
  • Implement multi-agent builds
  • Use different source control types available in Azure Pipelines
  • Describe advanced Azure Pipelines anatomy and structure
  • Detail templates and YAML resources
  • Implement and use multiple repositories
  • Explain GitHub Actions and workflows
  • Create and work with GitHub Actions and Workflows
  • Describe Events, Jobs and Runners
  • Examine output and release management for actions
  • Implement Continuous Integration with GitHub Actions
  • Use environment variables
  • Share artifacts between jobs and use Git tags
  • Create and manage secrets
  • Design a container strategy
  • Work with Docker Containers
  • Create an Azure Container Registry
  • Explain Docker microservices and containers
  • Explain continuous delivery (CD)
  • Implement continuous delivery in your development cycle
  • Understand releases and deployment
  • Identify project opportunities to apply CD
  • 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
  • Implement release jobs
  • Explain things to consider when designing your release strategy
  • Define the components of a release pipeline and use artifact sources
  • Create a release approval plan
  • Implement release gates
  • Provision and configure target environment
  • Deploy to an environment securely using a service connection
  • Configure functional test automation and run availability tests
  • Setup test infrastructure
  • Use and manage task and variable groups
  • Use release variables and stage variables in your release pipeline
  • Use variables in release pipelines
  • Implement automated inspection of health
  • Create and configure events
  • Configure notifications in Azure DevOps and GitHub
  • Create service hooks to monitor pipeline
  • Classify a release versus a release process, and outline how to control the quality of both
  • Choose a release management tool
  • Describe deployment patterns
  • Explain microservices architecture
  • Understand classical and modern deployment patterns
  • Plan and design your architecture
  • Explain deployment strategies
  • Implement blue green deployment
  • Understand deployment slots
  • Implement and manage feature toggles”
  • Describe deployment strategies
  • Implement canary release
  • Explain traffic manager
  • Understand dark launching
  • Implement progressive exposure deployment
  • Implement A/B testing
  • Implement CI/CD with deployment rings
  • Identify the best deployment strategy
  • Integrate Azure DevOps with identity management systems
  • Integrate GitHub with single sign-on (SSO)
  • Understand and create a service principal
  • Create managed service identities
  • Rethink application configuration data
  • Understand separation of concerns
  • Integrate Azure Key Vault with Azure Pipelines
  • Manage secrets, tokens and certificates
  • Describe Azure App Configuration
  • Understand Key-value pairs
  • Understand app configuration feature management
  • Implement application configuration
  • Understand how to deploy your environment
  • Plan your environment configuration
  • Choose between imperative versus declarative configuration
  • Explain idempotent configuration
  • Create Azure resources using Azure Resource Manager templates
  • Understand Azure Resource Manager templates and template components
  • Manage dependencies and secrets in templates
  • Organize and modularize templates
  • Create Azure resources using Azure CLI
  • Understand and work with Azure CLI
  • Run templates using Azure CLI
  • Explains Azure CLI commands
  • Implement automation with Azure DevOps
  • Create and manage runbooks
  • Create webhooks
  • Create and run a workflow runbook and PowerShell workflows
  • Implement Desired State Configuration (DSC)
  • Describe Azure Automation State Configuration
  • Implement DSC and Linux Automation on Azure
  • Plan for hybrid management
  • Learn what Bicep is
  • Learn how to install it and create a smooth authoring experience
  • Use Bicep to deploy resources to Azure
  • Deploy Bicep files in Cloud Shell and Visual Studio Code
  • Identify SQL injection attack
  • Understand DevSecOps
  • Implement pipeline security
  • Understand threat modeling
  • Implement open-source software
  • Explain corporate concerns for open-source components
  • Describe open-source licenses
  • Understand the license implications and ratings
  • Inspect and validate code bases for compliance
  • Integrate security tools like WhiteSource with Azure DevOps
  • Implement pipeline security validation
  • Interpret alerts from scanning tools
  • Configure GitHub Dependabot alerts and security
  • Understand Static Analyzers
  • Work with SonarCloud
  • Work with CodeQL in GitHub
  • Interpret alerts from scanning tools
  • Understand OWASP and Dynamic Analyzers
  • Implement OWASP Security Coding Practices
  • Understand compliance for code bases
  • Configure Microsoft Defender for Cloud
  • Understand Azure policies
  • Describe initiatives, resource locks and Azure Blueprints
  • Work with Microsoft Defender for Identity
  • Define dependency management strategy
  • Identify dependencies
  • Describe elements and componentization of a dependency management
  • Scan your codebase for dependencies
  • Implement package management
  • Manage package feed
  • Consume and create packages
  • Publish packages
  • Identify artifact repositories
  • Migrate and integrate artifact repositories
  • Secure package feeds
  • Understand roles, permissions and authentication
  • Implement a versioning strategy
  • Promote packages
  • Push packages from pipeline
  • Describe semantic and explore best practices for versioning
  • Publish packages
  • Install packages
  • Delete and restore packages
  • Configure access control and visibility
  • Implement tools to track feedback
  • Plan for continuous monitoring
  • Implement Application Insights
  • Use Kusto Query Language (KQL)
  • Configure Azure Dashboards
  • Work with View Designer in Azure Monitor
  • Create Azure Monitor Workbooks
  • Monitor with Power BI
  • Share knowledge with development teams
  • Work with Azure DevOps Wikis
  • Integrate with Azure Boards
  • Automate application analytics
  • Assist DevOps with rapid responses and augmented search
  • Integrate telemetry
  • Implement monitoring tools and technologies
  • Carry out blameless retrospectives and create a just culture
  • Improve application performance
  • Explain server response time degradation
  • Reduce meaningless and non-actionable alerts

Azure DevOps Training Course Prerequisites

Successful learners for this Azure DevOps Training will have prior knowledge and understanding of: 

  • 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. 

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The Azure DevOps Engineer Expert certification exam, a crucial step in your career, is a comprehensive two-hour and 45-minute assessment. It evaluates your mastery in a range of essential Azure DevOps areas, all of which are addressed during Azure DevOps training:

  • Configuring Processes and Communications: This section tests your proficiency in configuring Azure DevOps pipelines, integrating it with other tools and services, and ensuring security and compliance, all skills honed through Azure DevOps training.
  • Design and Implementation of Source Control: Your Azure DevOps training equips you to design and implement a robust source control strategy, efficiently manage source code using Azure DevOps, and collaborate seamlessly with other developers via source control practices.
  • Design and Implementation of Build and Release Pipelines: Azure DevOps training empowers you to design and implement both build and release pipelines effectively, enabling the seamless deployment of applications to Azure.
  • Development of a Security and Compliance Plan: Thanks to your Azure DevOps training, you can confidently develop security and compliance plans for Azure DevOps while implementing best practices for security and compliance within the platform.
  • Implementation of an Instrumentation Strategy: Azure DevOps training hones your ability to design and implement instrumentation strategies for applications. You’ll learn to collect and analyze telemetry data from applications, leveraging it to enhance application performance and reliability.

The exam is scored on a scale of 1-1000, and to pass, a score of 700 or higher is required. Eligibility for the exam entails a minimum of one year of hands-on experience in designing and implementing DevOps solutions using Azure DevOps. This experience should cover a range of areas, including the software development lifecycle (SDLC), continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD), and proficiency in Azure DevOps features and functionality, as well as Azure services and products used in DevOps solutions. You should also be well-versed in DevOps for security and compliance and monitoring and observability.

For those looking to embark on this certification journey, registration can be completed on the Microsoft website. To prepare adequately:

  • Thoroughly review the exam objectives and ensure familiarity with all covered topics from your Azure DevOps training.
  • Take a practice exam to understand the format and identify areas where further knowledge improvement is required.
  • Join a study group or seek mentorship to enhance your preparation.
  • Complement your Azure DevOps training with an Azure DevOps training course to bolster your skills and knowledge for a successful exam experience.

Azure DevOps Training Course Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the AZ-400 Azure DevOps Training?

A: AZ-400 is a certification offered by Microsoft, known as Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions. The Azure DevOps training focuses on developing the skills required to design and implement DevOps practices using Microsoft Azure technologies.

A: The Azure DevOps training is suitable for individuals who want to pursue a career in DevOps or those responsible for implementing DevOps practices in Azure environments. Azure DevOps training is beneficial for DevOps engineers, software developers, and IT professionals involved in application development and release processes.

A: The AZ400 certification offers several benefits, including:

  • Expertise Validation: Azure DevOps training and the AZ-400 certification validate your skills in implementing DevOps practices using Azure technologies, demonstrating your ability to streamline development and deployment processes.
  • Career Advancement: Achieving the AZ-400 certification through Azure DevOps training can boost your employability and open doors to specialized roles in DevOps and Azure.
  • Job Performance Improvement: Azure DevOps training equips you with the skills necessary to implement effective DevOps practices, leading to improved job performance and increased efficiency in your current role.
  • Recognition and Credibility: The AZ-400 certification establishes you as an expert in Azure DevOps Solutions, signifying your commitment to continuous learning and professional development, enhancing your recognition and credibility within the industry.
  • Foundation for Further Certifications: Azure DevOps training and the AZ-400 certification can serve as a solid foundation for pursuing more advanced Azure certifications or other DevOps-related certifications, showcasing the depth of knowledge and skills obtained through the training.

A: The duration of Azure DevOps training can vary depending on the learning format, prior experience, and individual learning pace. Typically, it takes several days or weeks of intensive training to cover all the topics comprehensively.

A: It is recommended to have prior knowledge and experience with Azure services, software development, and DevOps principles. Familiarity with tools like Azure DevOps, Git, and CI/CD pipelines would be beneficial.

A: You can schedule the AZ 400 certification exam through the Microsoft Learning website or by contacting a Microsoft-authorized exam provider. The exam is conducted online and can be taken remotely or at an authorized testing center.

A: No, the AZ 400 certification is valid for a period of two years from the date of passing the exam. To maintain an active certification status, you must either pass a renewal exam or complete applicable continuing education requirements within the two-year period.

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