AZ-400: Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps solutions


Seminar - Ziel

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.

Teilnehmer - Zielgruppe

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

Job role: DevOps Engineer

Preparation for exam: AZ-400

Features: None

Kurs - Voraussetzungen

Successful learners will have prior knowledge and understanding of:
•Cloud computing concepts, including an understanding of PaaS, SaaS, and IaaS implementations.
•Both Azure administration and Azure development with proven expertise in at least one of these areas.
•Version control, Agile software development, and core software development principles. It would be helpful to have experience in an organization that delivers software.

If you are new to Azure and cloud computing, consider one of the following resources:
•Free online: Azure Fundamentals (
•Instructor-led course: AZ-900: Azure Fundamentals (

If you are new to Azure Administration, consider taking:
•Free online: Prerequisites for Azure Administrators (
•Instructor-led courses: AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator ( and AZ-010: Azure Administration for AWS SysOps (

If you are new to Azure Developer, consider taking:
•Free online: Create serverless applications (
•Instructor-led course: AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure ( and AZ-020: Microsoft Azure Solutions for AWS Developers (


  • 5 Tage
  • 09:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr


  • nach Absprache

Seminar-Inhalt / Agenda

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

Module 3: Managing Technical Debt

  • Identifying Technical Debt
  • Knowledge Sharing within Teams
  • Modernizing Development Environments with Codespaces

Module 4: Working with Git for Enterprise DevOps

  • How to Structure Your Git Repo
  • Git Branching Workflows
  • Collaborating with Pull Requests in Azure Repos
  • Why Care About Git Hooks
  • Fostering Inner Source
  • Managing Git Repositories

Module 5: Configuring Azure Pipelines

  • The Concept of Pipelines in DevOps
  • Azure Pipelines
  • Evaluate use of Hosted versus Self-Hosted Agents
  • Agent Pools
  • Pipelines and Concurrency
  • Azure DevOps and Open-Source Projects (Public Projects)
  • Azure Pipelines YAML versus Visual Designer

Module 6: Implementing Continuous Integration using Azure Pipelines

  • Continuous Integration Overview
  • Implementing a Build Strategy
  • Integration with Azure Pipelines
  • Integrating External Source Control with Azure Pipelines
  • Set Up Self-Hosted Agents

Module 7: Managing Application Configuration and Secrets

  • Introduction to Security
  • Implement a Secure Development Process
  • Rethinking Application Configuration Data
  • Manage Secrets, Tokens, and Certificates
  • Integrating with Identity Management Systems
  • Implementing Application Configuration
  • Integrate Azure Key Vault with a pipeline

Module 8: Implementing Continuous Integration with GitHub Actions

  • GitHub Actions
  • Continuous Integration with GitHub Actions
  • Securing Secrets for GitHub Actions

Module 9: Designing and Implementing a Dependency Management Strategy

  • Packaging Dependencies
  • Package Management
  • Migrating and Consolidating Artifacts
  • Package Security
  • Implementing a Versioning Strategy

Module 10: Designing a Release Strategy

  • Introduction to Continuous Delivery
  • Release Strategy Recommendations
  • Building a High-Quality Release Pipeline
  • Choosing the Right Release Management Tool

Module 11: Implementing Continuous Deployment using Azure Pipelines

  • Create a Release Pipeline
  • Provision and Configure Environments
  • Manage and Modularize Tasks and Templates
  • Configure Automated Integration and Functional Test Automation
  • Automate Inspection of Health

Module 12: Implementing 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: Managing Infrastructure and Configuration using Azure Tools

  • Infrastructure as Code and Configuration Management
  • Create Azure Resources using ARM Templates
  • Create Azure Resources using Azure CLI
  • Azure Automation with DevOps
  • Desired State Configuration (DSC)

Module 14: Third Party Infrastructure as Code Tools Available with Azure

  • Chef
  • Puppet
  • Ansible
  • Terraform

Module 15: Managing Containers using Docker

  • Implementing a Container Build Strategy
  • Implementing Docker Multi-Stage Builds

Module 16: Creating and Managing Kubernetes Service Infrastructure

  • Azure Kubernetes Service
  • Kubernetes Tooling
  • Integrating AKS with Pipelines

Module 17: Implementing Feedback for 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 18: Implementing System Feedback Mechanisms

  • Site Reliability Engineering
  • Design Practices to Measure End-User Satisfaction
  • Design Processes to Capture and Analyze User Feedback
  • Design Processes to Automate Application Analytics
  • Managing Alerts
  • Blameless Retrospectives and a Just Culture

Module 19: Implementing Security in DevOps Projects

  • Security in the Pipeline
  • Azure Security Center

Module 20: Validating Code Bases for Compliance

  • Open-Source Software
  • Managing Security and Compliance Policies
  • Integrating License and Vulnerability Scans

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