AZ-400T00 Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions

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4 days - $2,380

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

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  • Course Outline
  • Objectives
  • 1 – Module 1: Get started on a DevOps transformation journey

    • Introduction to DevOps
    • Choose the right project
    • Describe team structures
    • Choose the DevOps tools
    • Plan Agile with GitHub Projects and Azure Boards
    • Introduction to source control
    • Describe types of source control systems
    • Work with Azure Repos and GitHub

    2 – Module 2: Development for enterprise DevOps

    • Structure your Git Repo
    • Manage Git branches and workflows
    • Collaborate with pull requests in Azure Repos
    • Explore Git hooks
    • Plan foster inner source
    • Manage Git repositories
    • Identify technical debt

    3 – Module 3: 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 a container build strategy

    4 – Module 4: 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

    5 – Module 5: Implement a secure continuous deployment using Azure Pipelines

    • Create a release pipeline
    • Provision and test environments
    • Manage and modularize tasks and templates
    • Automate inspection of health
    • Manage application configuration data
    • Integrate with identity management systems
    • Implement application configuration

    6 – Module 6: Manage infrastructure as code using Azure and DSC

    • 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)
    • Implement Bicep

    7 – Module 7: 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

    8 – Module 8: Design and implement a dependency management strategy

    • Explore package dependencies
    • Understand package management
    • Migrate, consolidate, and secure artifacts
    • Implement a versioning strategy
    • Introduction to GitHub Packages

    9 – Module 9: Implement continuous feedback

    • Implement tools to track usage and flow
    • Develop monitor and status dashboards
    • Share knowledge within teams
    • Design processes to automate application analytics
    • Manage alerts, Blameless retrospectives and a just culture
  • After completing this course, students will be able to:
    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