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Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps solutions



Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps solutions course provides the knowledge and skills to design and implement DevOps processes and practices. Students will learn how to plan for DevOps, use source control, scale Git for an enterprise, consolidate artifacts, design a dependency management strategy, manage secrets, implement continuous integration, implement a container build strategy, design a release strategy, set up a release management workflow, implement a deployment pattern, and optimize feedback mechanisms.


Plan for the transformation with shared goals and timelines
Select a project and identify project metrics and KPIs
Create a team and agile organization structure
Describe the benefits of using Source Control
Migrate from TFVC to Git
Scale Git for Enterprise DevOps
Recommend artifact management tools and practices
Abstract common packages to enable sharing and reuse
Migrate and consolidate artifacts
Migrate and integrate source control measures
Manage application config and secrets
Develop a project quality strategy
Plan for secure development practices and compliance rules
Implement and manage build infrastructure
Explain why continuous integration matters
Implement continuous integration using Azure DevOps
Manage code quality including: technical debt, SonarCloud, and other tooling solutions
Manage security policies with open source, OWASP, and WhiteSource Bolt
Implement a container strategy including how containers are different from virtual machines and how microservices use containers
Implement containers using Docker
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
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
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
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
Describe deployment patterns
Implement Blue Green Deployment
Implement Canary Release
Implement Progressive Exposure Deployment
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
Implement a mobile DevOps strategy
Apply infrastructure and configuration as code principles
Deploy and manage infrastructure using Microsoft automation technologies such as ARM templates, PowerShell, and Azure CLI
Describe deployment models and services that are available with Azure
Deploy and configure a Managed Kubernetes cluster
Deploy and configure infrastructure using 3rd party tools and services with Azure, such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible,
SaltStack, and Terraform
Define an infrastructure and configuration strategy and appropriate toolset for a release pipeline and application infrastructure
Implement compliance and security in your application infrastructure
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
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


Students in this course are interested in implementing DevOps processes or in passing the Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions certification exam.


5 days


Fundamental knowledge about Azure, version control, Agile software development, and core software development principles. It would be helpful to have experience in an organization that delivers software.


Planning for DevOps
Getting started with Source Control
Scaling Git for enterprise DevOps
Consolidating Artifacts & Designing a Dependency Management Strategy
Implementing Continuous Integration with Azure Pipelines
Managing Application Config and Secrets
Managing Code Quality and Security Policies
Implementing a Container Build Strategy
Manage Artifact versioning, security & compliance
Design a Release Strategy
Set up a Release Management Workflow
Implement an appropriate deployment pattern
Implement process for routing system feedback to development teams
Implement a mobile DevOps strategy
Infrastructure and Configuration Azure Tools
Azure Deployment Models and Services
Create and Manage Kubernetes Service Infrastructure
Third Party Infrastructure as Code Tools available with Azure
Implement Compliance and Security in your Infrastructure
Recommend and design system feedback mechanisms
Optimize feedback mechanisms


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Exam AZ-400: Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions


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