AZ-400 Exam Preparation - Introduction
AZ-400 Exam Preparation - Introduction

This introduction to the AZ-400 Exam Preparation: Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions learning path gives an overview of the requirements for the Microsoft AZ-400 exam and how they will be covered.




Hello, and welcome to Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions. The focus of this learning path is to prepare you for Microsoft’s AZ-400 exam. However, even if you’re not planning on sitting the exam, this learning path will help you get started on your way to becoming a Microsoft Azure DevOps specialist.

My name is Thomas Mitchell, and I’m an Azure content producer at Cloud Academy.

The AZ-400 exam will test your knowledge in several key subject areas. You’ll be expected to understand how to design a DevOps strategy, implement DevOps development processes, implement continuous integration, and implement continuous delivery. You will also be expected to know how to implement dependency management, implement application infrastructures, and implement continuous feedback. It’s quite in-depth.

This learning path has been designed to align closely with the published learning objectives covered by the AZ-400 exam. Therefore, we’ll begin by teaching you how to design a DevOps strategy. You’ll learn skills that you’ll need to recommend migration and consolidations strategies and to design and implement an agile work management approach. We’ll also get into skills needed for designing a quality strategy and for designing a secure development process. We will even touch on skills needed to design a tool integration strategy.

As you move through the learning path, you’ll learn about version control, source control, and how to implement and build infrastructure in a DevOps environment. We’ll look at code flow, mobile DevOps strategies, and application configuration management.

Other topics covered in this learning path include things like code quality, security policies, and container build strategies. We’ll even look at release strategy design and release management workflow. You’ll also learn skills necessary for implementing deployment patterns.

Security, compliance, and dependency management strategies will also be presented.

We will dive into application infrastructure topics that include infrastructure as code implementation, management of Azure Kubernetes service infrastructure, and infrastructure compliance and security.

Skills that are needed to implement continuous feedback will also be covered. We will, for example, cover system feedback mechanisms, system feedback routing, and feedback optimization.

Completing all courses in this learning path will allow you to learn the skills necessary to sit the AZ-400 exam. As you can see, there’s quite a bit to get through! So, let’s get started!


About the Author
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Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.

In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys camping, fishing, and playing poker.