This course provides:
- The knowledge and skills to implement DevOps processes. Students will learn how to use source control, scale Git for an enterprise, and implement and manage build infrastructure.
- The knowledge and skills to implement the DevOps practices of continuous integration. Students will learn how to implement continuous integration in an Azure DevOps pipeline, how to manage code quality and security principles, and how to implement a container build strategy.
- The knowledge and skills to implement continuous delivery. Students will learn how to design a release strategy, set up a release management workflow, and implement an appropriate deployment pattern.
- The knowledge and skills to implement dependency management. Students will learn how to design a dependency management strategy and manage security and compliance.
- The knowledge and skills to deploy an application infrastructure in DevOps pipelines. Students will learn 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.
- The knowledge and skills to implement continuous feedback. Students will learn how to recommend and design system feedback mechanisms, implement a process for routing system feedback to development teams, and optimize feedback mechanisms.
- The knowledge and skills to design a DevOps strategy. Students will learn how to 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.
Students in this course are interested in designing and implementing DevOps processes or in passing the Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions certification exam.
Accessing your courseware and registering attendance with Microsoft
To access your Official Curriculum (MOC) course materials you will need a Microsoft.com/Learn account. In Learn you will also be able to register your completion of the event and receive your achievement badge. You will be issued with a unique code during your event.
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:
- Instructor-led course: MAZ900 Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900)
If you are new to Azure Administration, consider taking:
- Instructor-led course: MAZ104 Microsoft Azure Administrator (AZ-104)
If you are new to Azure Developer, consider taking:
- Instructor-led course: MAZ204 Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure (AZ-204)
Please note: In order to access the Azure labs for this course you will need to have a Microsoft Outlook account that has/will not be used to associate with any other corporate Azure subscription. You can set up a new Outlook account here.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
- 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.
Learning Path 1: Get started on a DevOps transformation journey
- Module 1: Introduction to DevOps
- Module 2: Choose the right project
- Module 3: Describe team structures
- Module 4: Choose the DevOps tools
- Module 5: Plan Agile with GitHub Projects and Azure Boards
- Module 6: Introduction to source control
- Module 7: Describe types of source control systems
- Module 8: Work with Azure Repos and GitHub
Learning Path 2: Development for enterprise DevOps
- Module 1: Structure your Git Repo
- Module 2: Manage Git branches and workflows
- Module 3: Collaborate with pull requests in Azure Repos
- Module 4: Identify technical debt
- Module 5: Explore Git hooks
- Module 6: Plan foster inner source
- Module 7: Manage Git repositories
Learning Path 3: Implement CI with Azure Pipelines and GitHub Actions
- Module 1: Explore Azure Pipelines
- Module 2: Manage Azure Pipeline agents and pools
- Module 3: Describe pipelines and concurrency
- Module 4: Explore continuous integration
- Module 5: Implement a pipeline strategy
- Module 6: Integrate with Azure Pipelines
- Module 7: Introduction to GitHub Actions
- Module 8: Learn continuous integration with GitHub Actions
- Module 9: Design a container build strategy
Learning Path 4: Design and implement a release strategy
- Module 1: Introduction to continuous delivery
- Module 2: Create a release pipeline
- Module 3: Explore release recommendations
- Module 4: Provision and test environments
- Module 5: Manage and modularize tasks and templates
- Module 6: Automate inspection of health
Learning Path 5: Implement a secure continuous deployment using Azure Pipelines
- Module 1: Introduction to deployment patterns
- Module 2: Implement bluegreen deployment and feature toggles
- Module 3: Implement canary releases and dark launching
- Module 4: Implement A/B testing and progressive exposure deployment
- Module 5: Integrate with identity management systems
- Module 6: Manage application configuration data
Learning Path 6: Manage infrastructure as code using Azure and DSC
- Module 1: Explore infrastructure as code and configuration management
- Module 2: Create Azure resources using Azure Resource Manager templates
- Module 3: Create Azure resources by using Azure CLI
- Module 4: Explore Azure Automation with DevOps
- Module 5: Implement Desired State Configuration (DSC)
- Module 6: Implement Bicep
Learning Path 7: Implement security and validate code bases for compliance
- Module 1: Introduction to Secure DevOps
- Module 2: Implement opensource software
- Module 3: Software Composition Analysis
- Module 4: Static analyzers
- Module 5: OWASP and Dynamic Analyzers
- Module 6: Security Monitoring and Governance
Learning Path 8: Design and implement a dependency management strategy
- Module 1: Explore package dependencies
- Module 2: Understand package management
- Module 3: Migrate consolidating and secure artifacts
- Module 4: Implement a versioning strategy
- Module 5: Introduction to GitHub Packages
Learning Path 9: Implement continuous feedback
- Module 1: Implement tools to track usage and flow
- Module 2: Develop monitor and status dashboards
- Module 3: Share knowledge within teams
- Module 4: Design processes to automate application analytics
- Module 5: Manage alerts, blameless retrospectives and a just culture
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