Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions (AZ-400)


Course Number: MOC-AZ-400

Duration: 5 days (32.5 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

Azure DevOps Training Overview

This Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps solutions training (Microsoft course AZ-400) teaches attendees how to design and implement DevOps processes and practices for the Azure platform. Attendees learn how to integrate Azure with pipelines, infrastructure and configuration tools, automation, deployment, and more.

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some Microsoft courses are available as live, online classes for individuals.

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

Prerequisites

All students must have a fundamental knowledge of Azure, version control, Agile software development, and core software development principles. It would be helpful to have experience in an organization that delivers software.

Outline

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Introduction
Get started on a DevOps Transformation Journey
  • Introduction to DevOps
  • Choose the right project
  • Describe team structures
  • Migrate to DevOps
  • Introduction to source control
  • Describe types of source control systems
  • Work with Azure Repos and GitHub
Work with Git for Enterprise DevOps
  • Structure your Git Repo
  • Manage Git branches and workflows
  • Collaborate with pull requests in Azure Repos
  • Identify technical debt
  • Explore Git hooks
  • Plan foster inner source
  • Manage Git repositories
Implement CI with Azure Pipelines and GitHub Actions
  • 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 and Implement a Release Strategy
  • Introduction to continuous delivery
  • Explore release strategy recommendations
  • Build a high-quality release pipeline
  • 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
Implement a Secure Continuous Deployment using Azure Pipelines
  • Create a release pipeline
  • Configure and provision environments
  • Manage and modularize tasks and templates
  • Automate inspection of health
  • Manage application configuration data
  • Integrate with identity management systems
  • Implement application configuration
Manage Infrastructure as Code using Azure, DSC, and Third-Party Tools
  • 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)
  • Introduction to Chef and Puppet
  • Implement Ansible
  • Implement Terraform
Implement Security and Validate Code Bases for Compliance
  • Introduction to Secure DevOps
  • Implement open-source software
  • Software Composition Analysis
  • Static analyzers
  • OWASP and Dynamic Analyzers
  • Security Monitoring and Governance
Design and Implement a Dependency Management Strategy
  • Explore package dependencies
  • Understand package management
  • Migrate, consolidate, and secure artifacts
  • Implement a versioning strategy
Create and Manage Containers using Docker and Kubernetes
  • Design a container build strategy
  • Implement Docker multi-stage builds
  • Implement Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Explore Kubernetes tooling
  • Integrate AKS with Pipelines
Implement Continuous Feedback
  • Implement tools to track usage and flow
  • Implement route for mobile application crash report data
  • Develop monitor and status dashboards
  • Share knowledge within teams
  • Explore SRE and design practices to measure end-user satisfaction
  • Design processes to capture and analyze user feedback
  • Design processes to automate application analytics
  • Manage alerts, Blameless retrospectives, and a just culture
Conclusion

Training Materials

All Microsoft training students receive Microsoft official courseware.

For all Microsoft Official Courses taught in their entirety that have a corresponding certification exam, an exam voucher is included for each participant.

Software Requirements

Attendees will not need to install any software on their computer for this class. The class will be conducted in a remote environment that Accelebrate will provide; students will only need a local computer with a web browser and a stable Internet connection. Any recent version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome will be fine.



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