MS-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.

This course is not Microsoft Software Assurance Training Voucher (SATV) eligible.

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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.

Detailed Class Syllabus


Module 1: Planning for DevOps


Transformation Planning
Project Selection
Team Structures
Migrating to Azure DevOps

Module 2: Getting started with Source Control


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

Module 3: Scaling Git for enterprise DevOps


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

Module 4: Consolidating Artifacts & Designing a Dependency Management Strategy


Packaging Dependencies
Package Management
Migrating and Consolidating Artifacts

Module 5: Implementing Continuous Integration with Azure Pipelines


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

Module 6: Managing Application Config and Secrets


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

Module 7: Managing Code Quality and Security Policies


Managing Code Quality
Managing Security Policies

Module 8: Implementing a Container Build Strategy


Implementing a Container Build Strategy

Module 9: Manage Artifact versioning, security & compliance


Package security
Open source software
Integrating license and vulnerability scans
Implement a versioning strategy (git version)

Module 10: 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 11: 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 12: Implement an appropriate deployment pattern


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

Module 13: 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 14: 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

Module 15: 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
Desired State Configuration (DSC)
Azure Automation with DevOps
Additional Automation Tools

Module 16: Azure Deployment Models and Services


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

Module 17: Create and Manage Kubernetes Service Infrastructure


Azure Kubernetes Service

Module 18: Third Party Infrastructure as Code Tools available with Azure


Chef
Puppet
Ansible
Terraform

Module 19: Implement Compliance and Security in your Infrastructure


Security and Compliance Principles with DevOps
Azure security Center

Module 20: 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 21: 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 Retrospectives and a Just Culture