Exam AZ-400

Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions

Audience profile
Candidates for this exam are DevOps professionals who combine people, process, and technologies to continuously deliver valuable products and services that meet end user needs and business objectives.DevOps professionals streamline delivery by optimizing practices, improving communications and collaboration, and creating automation. They design and implement strategies for application code and infrastructure that allow for continuous integration, continuous testing, continuous delivery, and continuous monitoring and feedback.

Candidates must be proficient with Agile practices. They must be familiar with both Azure administration and Azure development and experts in at least one of these areas. Azure DevOps professionals must be able to design and implement DevOps practices for version control, compliance, infrastructure as code, configuration management, build, release, and testing by using Azure technologies.

Languages: English
Audiences: Developers
Technology: Microsoft Azure
Length: 7 Days



Implementing DevOps Development Processes

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

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

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

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

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

Implementing Continuous Integration in an Azure DevOps Pipeline
-Continuous Integration Overview
-Implementing a Build Strategy

Managing Code Quality and Security Policies
-Managing Code Quality
-Managing Security Policies

Implementing a Container Build Strategy
-Implementing a Container Build Strategy


Implementing Continuous Delivery

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

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

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

Designing a Dependency Management Strategy
-Packaging dependencies
-Package management
-Implement a versioning strategy

Manage security and compliance
-Package security
-Open source software
-Integrating license and vulnerability scans


Implementing Application Infrastructure

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

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

Create and Manage Kubernetes Service Infrastructure
-Azure Kubernetes Service

Third Party and Open Source Tools available with Azure

Implement Compliance and Security in your Infrastructure
-Security and Compliance Principles with DevOps
-Azure Security Center


Implementing Continuous Feedback

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

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

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


Designing a DevOps Strategy

Planning for DevOps
-Transformation Planning
-Project Selection
-Team Structures

Planning for Quality and Security
-Planning a Quality Strategy
-Planning Secure Development

Migrating and Consolidating Artifacts and Tools
-Migrating and Consolidating Artifacts
-Migrating and Integrating Source Control