Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps solutions

Course ID : AZ-400T00-A

Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps solutions
Course ID : AZ-400T00-A

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.

  • 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
Audience(s) Everyone who is interested in designing and implementing DevOps processes or in passing the Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions certification exam.
Level Advanced
Course Duration 5 days
Course Outline

Module 1: Planning for DevOps Lessons

  • Transformation Planning
  • Project Selection
  • Team Structures
  • Migrating to Azure DevOps

Lab: Agile Planning and Portfolio Management with Azure Boards

Module 2: Getting started with Source Control Lessons

  • What is Source Control
  • Benefits of Source Control
  • Types of Source Control Systems
  • Introduction to Azure Repos
  • Introduction to GitHub
  • Migrating from Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) to Git in Azure Repos
  • Authenticating to Git in Azure Repos

Lab: Version Controlling with Git

Module 3: Scaling Git for enterprise DevOps Lessons

  • How to Structure your Git Repo
  • Git Branching Workflows
  • Collaborating with Pull Requests in Azure Repos
  • Why care about GitHooks
  • Fostering Inner Source

Lab: Code Review with Pull Requests

Module 4: Consolidating Artifacts & Designing a Dependency Management Strategy Lessons

  • Packaging Dependencies
  • Package Management
  • Migrating and Consolidating Artifacts

Lab: Updating Packages

Module 5: Implementing Continuous Integration with Azure Pipelines Lessons

  • The concept of pipelines in DevOps
  • Azure Pipelines
  • Evaluate use of Hosted vs Private Agents
  • Agent Pools
  • Pipelines and Concurrency
  • Azure DevOps and Open Source Projects (Public Projects)
  • Azure Pipelines YAML vs Visual Designer
  • Continuous Integration Overview
  • Implementing a Build Strategy
  • Integration with Azure Pipelines
  • Integrate External Source Control with Azure Pipelines
  • Set Up Private Agents
  • Analyze and Integrate Docker Multi-Stage Builds

Lab: Enabling Continuous Integration with Azure Pipelines

Lab: Integrating External Source Control with Azure Pipelines

Module 6: Managing Application Config and Secrets Lessons

  • Introduction to Security
  • Implement secure and compliant development process
  • Rethinking application config data
  • Manage secrets, tokens, and certificates
  • Implement tools for managing security and compliance in a pipeline

Lab: Integrating Azure Key Vault with Azure DevOps

Module 7: Managing Code Quality and Security Policies Lessons

  • Managing Code Quality
  • Managing Security Policies

Lab: Managing Technical Debt with Azure DevOps and SonarCloud

Module 8: Implementing a Container Build Strategy Lessons

  • Implementing a Container Build Strategy

Lab: Modernizing Existing ASP.NET Apps with Azure

Module 9: Manage Artifact versioning, security & compliance Lessons

  • Package security
  • Open-source software
  • Integrating license and vulnerability scans
  • Implement a versioning strategy

Lab: Manage Open-Source Security and License with White Source

Module 10: 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

Module 11: 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: Configuring Pipelines as Code with YAML

Lab: Setting up secrets in the pipeline with Azure Key vault

Lab: Setting up and Running Functional Tests

Lab: Using Azure Monitor as release gate

Lab: Creating a release Dashboard

Module 12: Implement an appropriate deployment pattern Lessons

  • Introduction to Deployment Patterns
  • Implement Blue Green Deployment
  • Feature Toggles
  • Canary Releases
  • Dark Launching
  • AB Testing
  • Progressive Exposure Deployment

Lab: Feature Flag Management with Launch Darkly and Azure DevOps

Module 13: 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

Lab: Monitoring Application Performance

Module 14: Infrastructure and Configuration Azure Tools Lessons

  • 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
  • Desired State Configuration (DSC)
  • Azure Automation with DevOps
  • Additional Automation Tools

Lab: Azure Deployments using Resource Manager Templates

Module 15: Azure Deployment Models and Services Lessons

  • Deployment Modules and Options
  • Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Services
  • Azure Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) services
  • Serverless and HPC Computer Services
  • Azure Service Fabric

Lab: Deploying a Dockerized Java app to Azure Web App for Containers

Module 16: Create and Manage Kubernetes Service Infrastructure Lessons

  • Azure Kubernetes Service

Lab: Deploying a multi-container application to Azure Kubernetes Service

Module 17: Third Party Infrastructure as Code Tools available with Azure Lessons

  • Chef
  • Puppet
  • Ansible
  • Terraform

Lab: Infrastructure as Code

Lab: Automating Your Infrastructure Deployments in the Cloud with Terraform and Azure Pipelines

Module 18: Implement Compliance and Security in your Infrastructure Lessons

  • Security and Compliance Principles with DevOps
  • Azure security Center

Lab: Implement Security and Compliance in an Azure DevOps Pipeline

Module 19: 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


Module 20: 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 Retrospectives and a Just Culture
Delivery Mode Virtual & Classroom Training
Location Tunisia / Bahrain
Language(s) English/French
Exam AZ-400: Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions
Certification N/A

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