Programme Overview

Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps solutions

Duration: 5 days
Level: 3
Program Code: B331
Exam Code: AZ-400

Price Includes SST
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Programme Overview

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 artefacts, 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. 

Who Should Attend?

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


Successful learners will have prior knowledge and understanding of: 
  • Specifically:
  • 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. 

Delivery Methods

Instructor Led Blended Learning (online and classroom)

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the program, participants 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) 
  • Design a strategy for end-to-end traceability from work items to working software 
  • Design a license management strategy (e.g. Azure DevOps and GitHub users) 
  • Design a strategy for integrating on-premises and cloud resources 

Course Content

Module 1

Module 1: Planning for DevOps 
  • Transformation Planning
  • Project Selection
  • Team Structures
  • Migrating to Azure DevOps 

Module 2

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

Module 3: Managing Technical Debt 
  • Identifying Technical Debt
  • Knowledge Sharing within Teams
  • Modernizing Development Environments with Codespaces 

Module 4

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

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

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

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 

Module 8

Module 8: Implementing Continuous Integration with GitHub Actions 
  • GitHub Actions
  • Continuous Integration with GitHub Actions
  • Securing Secrets for GitHub Actions 

Module 9

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

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

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

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

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

Module 14: Third Party Infrastructure as Code Tools Available with Azure 
  • Chef
  • Puppet
  • Ansible
  • Terraform 

Module 15

Module 15: Managing Containers using Docker 
  • Implementing a Container Build Strategy
  • Implementing Docker Multi-Stage Builds 

Module 16

Module 1: Describe core Azure concepts
  • Introduction to Azure fundamentals
  • Discuss Azure fundamental concepts
  • Describe core Azure architectural components 

Module 17

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

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

Module 19: Implementing Security in DevOps Projects 
  • Security in the Pipeline
  • Azure Security Center 

Module 20

Module 20: Validating Code Bases for Compliance 
  • Open-Source Software
  • Managing Security and Compliance Policies
  • Integrating License and Vulnerability Scans 


Certification Body
Microsoft Certified: DevOps Engineer Expert 

Trainer Profile

Jesu Arockia Xavier

      • Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science,2006 – 2010 (First Class), Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India
      • Diploma in Computer Technology 1997 – 2000 (First Class with Honours) Arasan Ganesan Polytechnic
    • SAP Certified Development Associate – ABAP with SAP NW 7.31
    • SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP HANA (Edition 2015)
    • PSMB/HRDF Train-The-Trainer Certification (TTT/14036)
    • Modern Classroom Certified Trainer
    • 2014-Present:
      SAP Certified Trainer, SAP Education Partner - KnowledgeCom Corporation Sdn Bhd
    • 2012-2014:
      ERP Lead & Trainer and System Administrator, I Precision Sdn Bhd
    • 2010 - 2012:
      IT Manager, HOPE Foundation
    • 2005 - 2010:
      Administrator - Web & Media, HOPE Foundation

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Simply put, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services—including servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence—over the Internet (“the cloud”) to offer faster innovation, flexible resources, and economies of scale.

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