Azure DevOps Engineer (AZ-400)

Learn how to Design a DevOps Strategy, Implement DevOps Development Processes, Implement Continuous Integration, Implement Continuous Delivery, Implement Dependency Management, Implement Application Infrastructure and Implement Continuous Feedback.
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  • Duration: 7 days
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Course outline

Reference : AZ-400

Duration : 7 days

Students 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.

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.

Objectives

  • 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.

Contents

Module 1: Getting started with Source Control
Lessons
  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the benefits of using source control
  • Migrate from TFVC to Git
Module 2: Scaling git for enterprise DevOps
Lessons
  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Scale Git for Enterprise DevOps
Module 3: Implement & Manage Build Infrastructure
Lessons
  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Implement and manage build infrastructure
Module 4: Managing application config & secrets
Lessons
  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Manage application config & secrets
Module 5: Implement a mobile DevOps strategy
Lessons
  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Implement a mobile DevOps strategy
Module 6: Implementing Continuous Integration in an Azure DevOps Pipeline
In this module, you’ll be introduced to continuous integration principles including: benefits, challenges, build best practices, and implementation steps. You will also learn about implementing a build strategy with workflows, triggers, agents, and tools.
Lessons
  • Continuous Integration Overview
  • Implementing a Build Strategy

Lab : Enabling Continuous Integration with Azure Pipelines
Lab : Creating a Jenkins Build Job and Triggering CI

After completing this module, students will:
  • Explain why continuous integration matters
  • Implement continuous integration using Azure DevOps
Module 7: Managing Code Quality and Security Policies
In this module, you will be learn how to manage code quality including: technical debt, SonarCloud, and other tooling solutions. You will also learn how to manage security policies with open source, OWASP, and WhiteSource Bolt.
Lessons
  • Managing Code Quality
  • Managing Security Policies
Lab : Managing Technical Debt with Azure DevOps and SonarCloud
Lab : Checking Vulnerabilities using WhiteSource Bolt and Azure DevOps
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Manage code quality including: technical debt SonarCloud, and other tooling solutions.
  • Manage security policies with open source, OWASP, and WhiteSource Bolt.
  • Manage code quality including: technical debt, SonarCloud, and other tooling solutions.
Module 8: Implementing a Container Build Strategy
In this module, you will learn how to implement a container strategy including how containers are different from virtual machines and how microservices use containers. You will also learn how to implement containers using Docker.
Lessons
  • Implementing a Container Build Strategy
Lab : Existing .NET Applications with Azure and Docker Images
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Implement a container strategy including how containers are different from virtual machines and how microservices use containers.
  • Implement containers using Docker.
Module 9: 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
Lab : Building a release strategy
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • 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
Module 10: 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 : Automating your infrastructure deployments in the Cloud with Terraform and Azure Pipelines
Lab : Setting up secrets in the pipeline with Azure Key vault
Lab : Setting up and Running Load Tests
Lab : Setting up and Running Functional Tests
Lab : Using Azure Monitor as release gate
Lab : Creating a Release Dashboard
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • 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
Module 11: Implement an appropriate deployment pattern
Lessons
  • Introduction into Deployment Patterns
  • Implement Blue Green Deployment
  • Feature Toggles
  • Canary Releases
  • Dark Launching
  • AB Testing
  • Progressive Exposure Deployment
Lab : Blue-Green Deployments
Lab : Traffic Manager
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe deployment patterns
  • Implement Blue Green Deployment
  • Implement Canary Release
  • Implement Progressive Exposure Deployment
Module 12: Designing a Dependency Management Strategy
Lessons
  • Introduction
  • Packaging dependencies
  • Package management
  • Implement a versioning strategy
Lab : Updating packages
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • 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
Module 13: Manage security and compliance
Lessons
  • Introduction
  • Package security
  • Open source software
  • Integrating license and vulnerability scans
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • 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
Module 14: Infrastructure and Configuration Azure Tools
Lessons
  • Learning Objectives
  • 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 Review Questions
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Apply infrastructure and configuration as code principles
  • Deploy and manage infrastructure using Microsoft automation technologies such as ARM templates, PowerShell, and Azure CLI
Module 15: Azure Deployment Models and Services
Lessons
  • Learning Objectives
  • 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 Review Questions
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe deployment models and services that are available with Azure
Module 16: Create and Manage Kubernetes Service Infrastructure
Lessons
  • Learning Objectives
  • Azure Kubernetes Service
  • Lab Deploy and Scale AKS Cluster
  • Module Review Questions
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Deploy and configure a Managed Kubernetes cluster
Module 17: Third Party and Open Source Tools available with Azure
Lessons
  • Learning Objectives
  • Chef
  • Puppet
  • Ansible
  • Cloud-Init
  • Terraform
  • Lab Provision and configure an App in Azure Using X
  • Module Review Questions
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Deploy and configure infrastructure using 3rd party tools and services with Azure, such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack, and Terraform
Module 18: Implement Compliance and Security in your Infrastructure
Lessons
  • Security and Compliance Principles with DevOps
  • Azure Security Center
  • Lab Integrate a scanning extension or tool in an AZ DevOps pipeline/security center
  • Module Review Questions
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Define an infrastructure and configuration strategy and appropriate toolset for a release pipeline and application infrastructure
  • Implement compliance and security in your application infrastructure
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
  • Lab : Feature Flags
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • 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
Module 20: 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • 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
Module 21: 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 PostMortems and a Just Culture
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • 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
Module 22: Planning for DevOps
In this module, students will learn about transformation planning, project selection, and team structures.
Lessons
  • Transformation Planning
  • Project Selection
  • Team Structures
  • Lab : Agile Planning and Portfolio Management with Azure Boards
After completing this module students will be able to:
  • 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
Module 23: Planning for Quality and Security
In this module, students will learn about developing a quality strategy and planning for secure development.
Lessons
  • Planning a Quality Strategy
  • Planning Secure Development
  • Lab : Feature Flag Management with LaunchDarkly and AzureDevOps
After completing the module, students will be able to:
  • Develop a project quality strategy
  • Plan for secure development practices and compliance rules.
Module 24: Migrating and Consolidating Artifacts and Tools
In this module, students will learn about migrating and consolidating artifacts, and migrating and integrating source control measures.
Lessons
  • Migrating and Consolidating Artifacts
  • Migrating and Integrating Source Control
  • Lab : Integrating Azure Repos and Azure Pipelines with Eclipse
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Migrate and consolidate artifacts
  • Migrate and integrate source control measures

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