AZ-400 - Microsoft Certified: Azure DevOps Engineer Expert

Microsoft cours officiels

Ce cours est dispensé en français sur la base d'une documentation pédagogique en anglais.
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.
These courses help prepare for the exams « Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate (AZ-400) ».

Modules et dates

The Microsoft Official Curriculum courses (MOC) can be paid with the vouchers offered by Microsoft.
This course of 5 days is given once a semester, 1 to 2 days a week, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm.
AZ-400 – Microsoft Azure, certification DevOps Solutions Associate
Cycle 1
Durée
7
Prix
5’250.-
Prix/J
750.-
17, 24 sep, 1,8,15,22,29 oct 2020
AZ-400 – Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps solutions
Cycle 2
Durée
7
Prix
5’250.-
Prix/J
750.-
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 mar, 6,13 avr 2021
The course is given in French on the basis of documentation in French if available (Fra) or in English (Eng). If it is available in both languages, the French version is distributed unless specifically requested by the interested party. The price of the course includes all the pedagogical documentation distributed.

AZ-400 - Azure DevOps Engineer Expert

Overview

This 5-day course is designed for IT Professionals. In this course, the student will learn how to:
design and implement DevOps processes and practices
plan for DevOps
use source control
scale Git for an enterprise
consolidate artifacts
consolidate artifacts
manage secrets
implement continuous integration
implement a container build strategy
design a release strategy,
implement a deployment pattern
optimize feedback mechanisms
set up a release management workflow.

Target Audience :

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

Objectives :

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 KPIs
create a team and agile organization structure
describe the benefits of using Source Control
migrate from TFVC to Git
scale Git for Enterprise DevOps
recommend artifact management tools and practices
migrate and consolidate artifacts
migrate and integrate source control measures
manage application config and secrets
plan for secure development practices and compliance rules
implement and manage build infrastructure
explain why continuous integration matters
implement continuous integration using Azure DevOps
manage code quality including: technical debt, SonarCloud, and other tooling solutions
manage security policies with open source, OWASP, and WhiteSource Bolt
implement a container strategy including how containers are different from virtual machines and how microservices use containers
implement containers using Docker
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
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
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
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
implement a mobile DevOps strategy
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
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

Prerequisites :

Prior to taking this course, students should have:
fundamental knowledge about Azure, version control, Agile software development, and core software development principles. It would be helpful to have experience in an organization that delivers software.

Program :

This course is composed of 25 modules including lessons and practical work (lab).
Module 1: Getting started with Source Control

Lessons
  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the benefits of using source control
  • Migrate from TFVC to Git


Module 2: Scaling git for enterprise DevOps

Lessons
  • How to structure your git repo
  • Git Branching workflows
  • Collaborating with Pull Requests
  • Why care about GitHooks?
  • Fostering Internal Open Source
  • Git Version
  • Public projects
  • Files in Git
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Scale Git for Enterprise DevOps


Module 3: Implement & Manage Build Infrastructure

Lessons
  • The concept of pipelines in DevOps
  • Azure Pipelines
  • Evaluate use of Hosted vs Private Agents
  • Agent pools
  • Pipelines & Concurrency
  • Azure DevOps and Open Source projects
  • Azure Pipelines YAML vs Visual Designer
  • Setup private agents
  • Integrate Jenkins with Azure Pipelines
  • Integration external source control with Azure Pipelines
  • Analyze & Integrate Docker multi-stage builds
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Implement and manage build infrastructure
  • Module 4: Managing application config & secrets
Lessons
  • Introduction to Security
  • Implement secure & compliant development process
  • Rethinking application config data
  • Manage secrets, tokens & certificates
  • Implement tools for managing security and compliance in a pipeline
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Manage application config & secrets


Module 5: Implement a mobile DevOps strategy

Lessons
  • Introduction to Mobile DevOps
  • 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
  • Create public and private distribution groups
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Implement a mobile DevOps strategy


Module 6: Implementing Continuous Integration in an Azure DevOps Pipeline

In this module, you’ll be introduced to continuous integration principles including: benefits, challenges, build best practices, and implementation steps. You will also learn about implementing a build strategy with workflows, triggers, agents, and tools.

Lessons
  • Continuous Integration Overview
  • Implementing a Build Strategy
  • Lab : Enabling Continuous Integration with Azure Pipelines
  • Lab : Creating a Jenkins Build Job and Triggering CI
After completing this module, students will:
  • Explain why continuous integration matters
  • Implement continuous integration using Azure DevOps


Module 7: Managing Code Quality and Security Policies

In this module, you will be learn how to manage code quality including: technical debt, SonarCloud, and other tooling solutions. You will also learn how to manage security policies with open source, OWASP, and WhiteSource Bolt.

Lessons
  • Managing Code Quality
  • Managing Security Policies
  • Lab : Managing Technical Debt with Azure DevOps and SonarCloud
  • Lab : Checking Vulnerabilities using WhiteSource Bolt and Azure DevOps
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Manage code quality including: technical debt SonarCloud, and other tooling solutions.
  • Manage security policies with open source, OWASP, and WhiteSource Bolt.
  • Manage code quality including: technical debt, SonarCloud, and other tooling solutions.


Module 8: Implementing a Container Build Strategy

In this module, you will learn how to implement a container strategy including how containers are different from virtual machines and how microservices use containers. You will also learn how to implement containers using Docker.

Lessons
  • Implementing a Container Build Strategy
  • Lab : Existing .NET Applications with Azure and Docker Images
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Implement a container strategy including how containers are different from virtual machines and how microservices use containers.
  • Implement containers using Docker.


Module 9: Design a Release Strategy

Lessons
  • Introduction to Continuous Delivery
  • Release strategy recommendations
  • Building a High Quality Release pipeline
  • Choosing a deployment pattern
  • Choosing the right release management tool
  • Lab : Building a release strategy
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • 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


Module 10: Set up a Release Management Workflow

Lessons
  • 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
  • Lab : Automating your infrastructure deployments in the Cloud with Terraform and Azure Pipelines
  • Lab : Setting up secrets in the pipeline with Azure Key vault
  • Lab : Setting up and Running Load Tests
  • Lab : Setting up and Running Functional Tests
  • Lab : Using Azure Monitor as release gate
  • Lab : Creating a Release Dashboard
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • 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


Module 11: Implement an appropriate deployment pattern

Lessons
  • Introduction into Deployment Patterns
  • Implement Blue Green Deployment
  • Feature Toggles
  • Canary Releases
  • Dark Launching
  • AB Testing
  • Progressive Exposure Deployment
  • Lab : Blue-Green Deployments
  • Lab : Traffic Manager
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe deployment patterns
  • Implement Blue Green Deployment
  • Implement Canary Release
  • Implement Progressive Exposure Deployment


Module 12: Designing a Dependency Management Strategy Lessons
  • Introduction
  • Packaging dependencies
  • Package management
  • Implement a versioning strategy
  • Lab : Updating packages
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • 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


Module 13: Manage security and compliance

Lessons
  • Introduction
  • Package security
  • Open source software
  • Integrating license and vulnerability scans
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • 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


Module 14: Infrastructure and Configuration Azure Tools

Lessons
  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Apply infrastructure and configuration as code principles
  • Deploy and manage infrastructure using Microsoft automation technologies such as ARM templates, PowerShell, and Azure CLI


Module 15: Azure Deployment Models and Services

Lessons
  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe deployment models and services that are available with Azure


Module 16: Create and Manage Kubernetes Service Infrastructure

Lessons
  • Learning Objectives
  • Azure Kubernetes Service
  • Lab Deploy and Scale AKS Cluster
  • Module Review Questions
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Deploy and configure a Managed Kubernetes cluster


Module 17: Third Party and Open Source Tools available with Azure

Lessons
  • Learning Objectives
  • Chef
  • Puppet
  • Ansible
  • Cloud-Init
  • Terraform
  • Lab Provision and configure an App in Azure Using X
  • Module Review Questions
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Deploy and configure infrastructure using 3rd party tools and services with Azure, such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack, and Terraform


Module 18: Implement Compliance and Security in your Infrastructure

Lessons
  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Define an infrastructure and configuration strategy and appropriate toolset for a release pipeline and application infrastructure
  • Implement compliance and security in your application infrastructure


Module 19: Course Completion

Lessons
  • Final Exam


Module 20: Recommend and design system feedback mechanisms

Lessons
  • The inner loop
  • Continuous Experimentation mindset
  • Design practices to measure end-user satisfaction
  • Design processes to capture and analyze user feedback
  • Design process to automate application analytics
  • Lab : Integration between Azure DevOps and Teams
  • Lab : Feature Flags
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • 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


Module 21: Implement process for routing system feedback to development teams

Lessons
  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • 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


Module 22: Optimize feedback mechanisms

Lessons
  • Site Reliability Engineering
  • Analyze telemetry to establish a baseline
  • Perform ongoing tuning to reduce meaningless or non-actionable alerts
  • Analyze alerts to establish a baseline
  • Blameless PostMortems and a Just Culture
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • 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


Module 23: Planning for DevOps

In this module, students will learn about transformation planning, project selection, and team structures.

Lessons
  • Transformation Planning
  • Project Selection
  • Team Structures
  • Lab : Agile Planning and Portfolio Management with Azure Boards
After completing this module students will be able to:
  • 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


Module 24: Planning for Quality and Security

In this module, students will learn about developing a quality strategy and planning for secure development.

Lessons
  • Planning a Quality Strategy
  • Planning Secure Development
  • Lab : Feature Flag Management with LaunchDarkly and AzureDevOps
After completing the module, students will be able to:
  • Develop a project quality strategy
  • Plan for secure development practices and compliance rules.


Module 25: Migrating and Consolidating Artifacts and Tools

In this module, students will learn about migrating and consolidating artifacts, and migrating and integrating source control measures.

Lessons
  • Migrating and Consolidating Artifacts
  • Migrating and Integrating Source Control
  • Lab : Integrating Azure Repos and Azure Pipelines with Eclipse
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Migrate and consolidate artifacts
  • Migrate and integrate source control measures
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