Programming & Development

AZ-400T00 Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions


This 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

Who Should Attend
Students in this course are interested in designing and implementing DevOps processes or in passing the Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions certification exam.

Course Objectives
Plan for the transformation with shared goals and timelines
Select a project and identify project metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
Create a team and agile organizational structure
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 the benefits of using Source Control
Describe Azure Repos and GitHub
Migrate from TFVC to Git
Manage code quality including technical debt SonarCloud, and other tooling solutions
Build organizational knowledge on code quality
Explain how to structure Git repos
Describe Git branching workflows
Leverage pull requests for collaboration and code reviews
Leverage Git hooks for automation
Use Git to foster inner source across the organization
Explain the role of Azure Pipelines and its components
Configure Agents for use in Azure Pipelines
Explain why continuous integration matters
Implement continuous integration using Azure Pipelines
Define Site Reliability Engineering
Design processes to measure end-user satisfaction and analyze user feedback
Design processes to automate application analytics
Manage alerts and reduce meaningless and non-actionable alerts
Carry out blameless retrospectives and create a just culture
Define an infrastructure and configuration strategy and appropriate toolset for a release pipeline and application infrastructure
Implement compliance and security in your application infrastructure
Describe the potential challenges with integrating open-source software
Inspect open-source software packages for security and license compliance
Manage organizational security and compliance policies
Integrate license and vulnerability scans into build and deployment pipelines
Configure build pipelines to access package security and license ratings

Course Outline:

Introduction to DevOps
Choose the right project
Describe team structures
Choose the DevOps tools
Plan Agile with GitHub Projects and Azure Boards
Introduction to source control
Describe types of source control systems
Work with Azure Repos and GitHub
Structure your Git Repo
Manage Git branches and workflows
Collaborate with pull requests in Azure Repos
Explore Git hooks
Plan foster inner source
Manage Git repositories
Identify technical debt
Explore Azure Pipelines
Manage Azure Pipeline agents and pools
Describe pipelines and concurrency
Explore Continuous integration
Implement a pipeline strategy
Integrate with Azure Pipelines
Introduction to GitHub Actions
Learn continuous integration with GitHub Actions
Design a container build strategy
Introduction to continuous delivery
Create a release pipeline
Explore release strategy recommendations
Provision and test environments
Manage and modularize tasks and templates
Automate inspection of health
Introduction to deployment patterns
Implement blue-green deployment and feature toggles
Implement canary releases and dark launching
Implement A/B testing and progressive exposure deployment
Integrate with identity management systems
Manage application configuration data
Explore infrastructure as code and configuration management
Create Azure resources using Azure Resource Manager templates
Create Azure resources by using Azure CLI
Explore Azure Automation with DevOps
Implement Desired State Configuration (DSC)
Implement Bicep
Introduction to Secure DevOps
Implement open-source software
Software Composition Analysis
Static analyzers
OWASP and Dynamic Analyzers
Security Monitoring and Governance
Explore package dependencies
Understand package management
Migrate, consolidate, and secure artifacts
Implement a versioning strategy
Introduction to GitHub Packages
Implement tools to track usage and flow
Develop monitor and status dashboards
Share knowledge within teams
Design processes to automate application analytics
Manage alerts, Blameless retrospectives and a just culture

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