AZ-400:Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions

This 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.

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About this course This 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. Students will gain the knowledge and skills to implement the DevOps practices of continuous integration. Students will learn how to implement continuous integration in an Azure DevOps pipeline, how to manage code quality and security principles, and how to implement a container build strategy. Students will gain the knowledge and skills to implement continuous delivery. Students will learn how to design a release strategy, set up a release management workflow, and implement an appropriate deployment pattern. Students will gain the knowledge and skills to implement dependency management. Students will learn how to design a dependency management strategy and manage security and compliance. Students will gain the knowledge and skills to deploy an application infrastructure in DevOps pipelines. Students will learn how to implement infrastructure as code and configuration management, how to provision Azure infrastructure using common automation tools, and how to deploy an application infrastructure using various Azure services and deployment methodologies. Students will also learn how to integrate 3rd party deployment tools with Azure, such as Chef and Puppet to incorporate compliance and security into the release pipeline. Students will gain the knowledge and skills to implement continuous feedback. Students will learn how to recommend and design system feedback mechanisms, implement a process for routing system feedback to development teams, and optimize feedback mechanisms. Students will gain the knowledge and skills to design a DevOps strategy. Students will learn how to plan for transformation, select a project, and create team structures. Students will also learn how to develop quality and security strategies. Planning for migrating and consolidating artifacts and source control will also be covered.

 

PART 1

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

 

PART 2

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

 

PART 3

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

 

PART 4

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

 

 

PART 5

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

 

PART 6

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

 

PART 7

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