AZ-400 Exam Prep: Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions

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This Learning Path is designed to help you and your team prepare for the AZ-400 Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions exam. Even if you don't plan to take the exam, these courses and hands-on labs will help you get started on your way to becoming an Azure DevOps specialist. 

The AZ-400 exam is part of Microsoft’s new role-based certification program. Candidates who already possess either the Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate certification or the Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate certification will earn the Microsoft Certified: Azure DevOps Engineer Expert certification by passing the AZ-400 exam. 

The AZ-400 exam tests your knowledge of seven key subject areas, and that’s how we’ve structured this Learning Path as well. We’ll start with the skills needed for designing a DevOps strategy. Next, we’ll get into implementing DevOps development processes. We'll also get into continuous integration and continuous delivery. As you move through the learning path, you'll learn about dependency management, application infrastructure, and implementing continuous feedback.

Learning Objectives 

  • Design a DevOps strategy 
  • Implement DevOps development processes 
  • Implement continuous integration 
  • Implement continuous delivery
  • Implement dependency management 
  • Implement application infrastructure 
  • Implement continuous feedback 

Intended Audience

  • IT professionals who want to become Azure DevOps Engineer Expert 
  • IT professionals preparing for Microsoft’s AZ-400 exam 


General knowledge of DevOps concepts.


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Training Content

Course - Beginner - 3m
AZ-400 Exam Preparation - Introduction
This introduction to the learning path gives an overview of the requirements for the Microsoft AZ-400 exam and how they will be covered.
Course - Intermediate - 21m
Designing and Implementing an Agile Work Management Approach
This course provides the foundational knowledge that is required to effectively design and implement an Agile work management approach in Azure DevOps.
Course - Intermediate - 30m
Designing for Quality and Security With Azure DevOps
This course covers topics to help you learn how to design a quality strategy in Azure DevOps.
Course - Intermediate - 38m
Implementing Version Control on Azure Repos
This course explores how to implement version control on Azure repos.
Course - Intermediate - 57m
Implementing and Managing Azure Build Infrastructure
This course focuses on implementing and managing your build infrastructure in Azure.
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 2h
Azure Key Vault and Disk Encryption
Learn about Azure Key Vault to store keys/secrets used for encrypting an Azure Virtual Machine in a hands-on Lab environment
Course - Intermediate - 1h 6m
Adding Mobile Devices to Your Azure DevOps Strategy
This course dives into creating a DevOps Strategy for mobile applications using the Visual Studio App Center.
Course - Intermediate - 1h 14m
Managing Application Configuration and Secrets in Azure
This course looks at how to protect sensitive information while an app is being developed and when it is in production in Azure.
Course - Intermediate - 29m
Building Containers with Azure DevOps
This course is designed to give you a solid understanding of containers and how they are used in Azure DevOps.
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 1h
Deploying Custom App Image to Container Apps using Azure Container Registry
Learn how to deploy custom app images to Container Apps using Azure Container Registry in this hands-on lab.
Course - Intermediate - 34m
Designing an Infrastructure and Configuration Management Strategy
This course provides you with the foundational knowledge required to design an infrastructure and configuration management strategy.
Course - Intermediate - 38m
Implementing a Build Strategy for Continuous Integration With Azure DevOps
This course focuses on the most important parts of Azure Pipelines in implementing an end-to-end continuous integration strategy.
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 1h 30m
Continuous Integration using Azure Pipelines in Azure DevOps
Learn the benefits of continuous integration using Azure Pipelines to automate the building and checking of your code in this hands-on Azure DevOps lab.
Course - Intermediate - 1h 2m
Implementing Continuous Delivery on Azure
This course deals with how to implement continuous delivery with the Azure DevOps solution.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 30m
Managing Workstreams Using Projects in Azure DevOps
Learn how to create a logical repository for source code and a place for users to plan, track progress, and collaborate on building software solutions to support different business units and manage multiple workstreams.
Course - Intermediate - 33m
Managing Code Quality and Security Policies with Azure DevOps
This course explores how to manage code quality and security policies with Azure DevOps, and will help those preparing for Microsoft's AZ-400 exam.
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 2h
Deploying And Monitoring Azure App Service Web Apps
Deploy an app to Azure App Service Web Apps in this Lab and use a variety of services to monitor the app and send alerts when certain conditions are met.
Course - Intermediate - 36m
Implementing Dependency Management With Azure DevOps
This course explains how to implement dependency management with Azure DevOps.
Course - Intermediate - 1h 21m
Implementing Azure Infrastructure Compliance and Security
This course explores the compliance and cloud security features of Microsoft Azure.
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 1h 20m
Using PowerShell DSC on Windows
Using PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) on Windows, configure a DSC pull server and a DSC target node to pull its configuration from the pull server
Course - Intermediate - 49m
Implementing Continuous Feedback with Azure DevOps
This course looks at how to implement continuous feedback with Azure DevOps.
Course - Intermediate - 41m
Implementing Azure Active Directory Privileged Identity Management
This course explains what Azure AD Privileged Identity Management is and what it offers and works through the deployment of PIM and how it works with multi-factor authentication.
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 2h
Practice Effective DevOps with Azure DevOps
Learn how to use Azure Boards, Azure Repos, and Azure Pipelines to practice effective DevOps in this lab.
Course - Beginner - 1m
AZ-400 Exam Preparation - Additional Resources
This course provides a list of resources for some additional topics you should make sure you understand before taking the AZ-400 exam.
Resource - Not defined - 1h
Recommended Reading for Microsoft AZ-400 Exam
Exam - 1h 30m
Preview Exam: Microsoft DevOps Solutions (AZ-400)
Preview Exam: Microsoft DevOps Solutions (AZ-400)
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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.