Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions

Microsoft Training

Course ID: AZ-400

Exam Code: AZ-400

Training Fee: HK$19,600

Overview

Duration: 7 Days

Candidates will learn how to use source control, scale Git for an enterprise, implement and manage build infrastructure, implement continuous integration in an Azure DevOps pipeline, how to manage code quality and security principles, how to implement a container build strategy, design a release strategy, set up a release management workflow, implement an appropriate deployment pattern, design a dependency management strategy and manage security and compliance, 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, recommend and design system feedback mechanisms, implement a process for routing system feedback to development teams, optimize feedback mechanisms, 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.

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Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of using source control
  • Migrate from TFVC to Git
  • Scale Git for Enterprise DevOps
  • Implement and manage build infrastructure
  • Manage application config & secrets
  • Implement a mobile DevOps strategy
  • Explain why continuous integration matters
  • Implement continuous integration using Azure DevOps
  • Configure builds and the options available
  • Create an automated build workflow
  • Integrate other build tooling with Azure DevOps
  • Create hybrid build processes
  • Describe what is meant by code quality and how it is measured
  • Detect code smells
  • Integrate automated tests for code quality
  • Report on code coverage during testing
  • Add tooling to measure technical debt
  • Detect open source and other licensing issues
  • Implement a container build strategy
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 system
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Develop a project quality strategy.
  • Plan for secure development practices and compliance rules.
  • Migrate and consolidate artifacts.
  • Migrate and integrate source control measures.

Audience

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

Prerequisites

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.

Certifications

Exam : AZ-400: Azure DevOps Engineer

Course Outline

Implementing DevOps Development Processes – AZ-400T01

Module 1: Getting started with Source Control

  • 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

 

Module 2: Scaling git for enterprise DevOps

  • 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

 

Module 3: Implement & Manage Build Infrastructure

  • 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

 

Module 4: Managing application config & secrets

  • 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

 

Module 5: Implement a mobile DevOps strategy

  • 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

 

Implementing Continuous Integration – AZ-400T02

Module 1: Implementing Continuous Integration in an Azure DevOps Pipeline

  • Continuous Integration Overview
  • Implementing a Build Strategy

 

Module 2: Managing Code Quality and Security Policies

  • Managing Code Quality
  • Managing Security Policies

 

Module 3: Implementing a Container Build Strategy

  • Implementing a Container Build Strategy

 

Implementing Continuous Delivery – AZ-400T03

Module 1: Design a Release Strategy

  • Introduction to Continuous Delivery
  • Release strategy recommendations
  • Building a High Quality Release pipeline
  • Choosing a deployment pattern
  • Choosing the right release management tool

 

Module 2: Set up a Release Management Workflow

  • 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

 

Module 3: Implement an appropriate deployment pattern

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

 

Implementing Dependency Management – AZ-400T04

Module 1: Designing a Dependency Management Strategy

  • Introduction
  • Packaging dependencies
  • Package management
  • Implement a versioning strategy

 

Module 2: Manage security and compliance

  • Introduction
  • Package security
  • Open source software
  • Integrating license and vulnerability scans

 

Implementing Application Infrastructure – AZ-400T05

Module 1: Infrastructure and Configuration Azure Tools

  • 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 2: Azure Deployment Models and Services

  • 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

 

Module 3: Create and Manage Kubernetes Service Infrastructure

  • Azure Kubernetes Service
  • Lab Deploy and Scale AKS Cluster

 

Module 4: Third Party and Open Source Tools available with Azure

  • Chef
  • Puppet
  • Ansible
  • Cloud-Init
  • Terraform
  • Lab Provision and configure an App in Azure Using X

 

Module 5: Implement Compliance and Security in your Infrastructure

  • Security and Compliance Principles with DevOps
  • Azure Security Center
  • Lab Integrate a scanning extension or tool in an AZ DevOps pipeline/security center

 

Implementing Continuous Feedback – AZ-400T06

Module 1: Recommend and design system feedback mechanisms

  • 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

 

Module 2: Implement process for routing system feedback to development teams

  • 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

 

Module 3: Optimize feedback mechanisms

  • 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

 

Designing a DevOps Strategy – AZ-400T07

Module 1: Planning for DevOps

  • Transformation Planning
  • Project Selection
  • Team Structures

 

Module 2: Planning for Quality and Security

  • Planning a Quality Strategy
  • Planning Secure Development

 

Module 3: Migrating and Consolidating Artifacts and Tools

  • Migrating and Consolidating Artifacts
  • Migrating and Integrating Source Control