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Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions (AZ-400)

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: design a DevOps strategy, implement DevOps development processes, implement continuous integration, implement continuous delivery, implement dependency management, implement application infrastructure, and implement continuous feedback.

  • Course Objective
  • Who Can Benefit
  • Syllabus
  • AZ-400T01: Implementing DevOps Development Processes
  • AZ-400T02: Implementing Continuous Integration
  • AZ-400T03: Implementing Continuous Delivery
  • AZ-400T04: Implementing Dependency Management
  • AZ-400T05: Implementing Application Infrastructure
  • AZ-400T06: Implementing Continuous Feedback 
  • AZ-400T07: Designing a DevOps Strategy
  • Candidates for this exam are DevOps professionals who combine people, process, and technologies to continuously deliver valuable products and services that meet end user needs and business objectives. 
  • Candidates must be proficient with Agile practices. They must be familiar with both Azure administration and Azure development and experts in at least one of these areas. 
  • Azure DevOps professionals must be able to design and implement DevOps practices for version control, compliance, infrastructure as code, configuration management, build, release, and testing by using Azure technologies.
Day 1 :

AZ-400T01-A: Implementing DevOps Development Processes

Course Outline

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


Day 2 :

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.

Day 3 :

AZ-400T03-A: Implementing Continuous Delivery

Course Outline
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


Day 4 :

AZ-400T04-A: Implementing Dependency Management

Course Outline
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

Day 5 :

AZ-400T05-A: Implementing Application Infrastructure

Course Outline
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

Day 6 :

AZ-400T06-A: Implementing Continuous Feedback

Course OutlineModule 1: Recommend and design system feedback mechanismsLessons

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 TeamsLab : 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 teamsLessons

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 mechanismsLessons

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


Day 7 :

AZ-400T07-A: Designing a DevOps Strategy

Course OutlineModule 1: Planning for DevOpsIn 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 SecurityIn 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 ToolsIn 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
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  • Course Code: AZ-400
  • Duration : 7 Days
  • Certified by: Microsoft

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