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Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions Fast Track (AZ-400)

Detailed Course Outline

Getting started with Source Control
  • 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
Scaling git for enterprise DevOps
  • How to structure your git repo? Mono Repo or Multi-Repo?
  • Git Branching workflows
  • Collaborating with Pull Requests
  • Why care about GitHooks?
  • Fostering Internal Open Source
  • Git Version
  • public projects
  • Storing Large files in Git
Implement & Manage Build Infrastructure
  • The concept of pipelines in DevOps
  • Azure Pipelines
  • Evaluate use of Hosted vs Private Agents
  • Agent pools
  • Pipelines & Concurrency
  • Azure DevOps loves Open Source projects
  • Azure Pipelines YAML vs Visual Designer
  • Setup private agents
  • Integrate Jenkins with Azure Pipelines
  • Integration external source control with Azure Pipelines
  • Analyse & Integrate Docker multi stage builds
Managing application config & secrets
  • Demo: SQL Injection attack
  • Implement secure & compliant development process
  • Rethinking application config data
  • Manage secrets, tokens & certificates
  • Implement tools for managing security and compliance in a pipeline
Implement a mobile DevOps strategy
  • 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

Implementing Continuous Integration in an Azure DevOps Pipeline

  • Continuous Integration Overview
  • Implementing a Build Strategy
Managing Code Quality and Security Policies
  • Managing Code Quality
  • Managing Security Policies
Implementing a Container Build Strategy
  • Implementing a Container Build Strategy
Design a Release Strategy
  • Introduction to Continuous Delivery
  • Release strategy recommendations
  • Building a High Quality Release pipeline
  • Choosing a deployment pattern
  • Choosing the right release management tool
  • Building a release 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
Set up a Release Management Workflow
  • Introduction
  • 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
  • Building a release management workflow
  • 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
Implement an appropriate deployment pattern
  • Introduction into Deployment Patterns
  • Implement Blue Green Deployment
  • Implement Canary Release
  • Implement Progressive Exposure Deployment
  • Describe deployment patterns
  • Implement Blue Green Deployment
  • Implement Canary Release
  • Implement Progressive Exposure Deployment
Hands-On Lab: Microsoft 365 Tenant and Service Management
  • Exercise 1: Set up a Microsoft 365 trial tenant
  • Exercise 2: Managing Microsoft 365 users, groups, and administration
  • Exercise 3: Configuring Rights Management and compliance
  • Exercise 4: Monitor and troubleshoot Microsoft 365
Designing a Dependency Management Strategy
  • Introduction
  • Packaging dependencies
  • Package management
  • Implement versioning strategy
  • 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
Manage security and compliance
  • Introduction
  • Package security
  • Open source software
  • Integrating license and vulnerability scans
  • 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
Infrastructure and Configuration Azure Tools
  • 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
Azure Deployment Models and Services
  • 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
  • Moduel Review Questions
Create and Manage Kubernetes Service Infrastructure
  • Learning Objectives
  • Azure Kubernetes Service
  • Lab Deploy and Scale AKS Cluster
  • Module Review Questions
Third Party and Open Source Tools available with Azure
  • Learning Objectives
  • Chef
  • Puppet
  • Ansible
  • Cloud-Init
  • Terraform
  • Lab Provision and configure an App in Azure Using X
  • Module Review Questions
Implement Compliance and Security in your Infrastructure
  • 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
Planning for DevOps
  • Transformation Planning
  • Project Selection
  • Team Structures
Planning for Quality and Security
  • Planning a Quality Strategy
  • Planning Secure Development
Migrating and Consolidating Artifacts and Tools
  • Migrating and Consolidating Artifacts
  • Migrating and Integrating Source Control
 

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