AZ-400 Exam Prep: Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions

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Learning Path Overview 

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 posses 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 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 

Prerequisites 

General knowledge of DevOps concepts 

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Learning Path Steps

1courses

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

2courses

This course provides the foundational knowledge that is required to effectively design and implement an Agile work management approach in Azure DevOps.

3courses

This course covers topics to help you learn how to design a quality strategy in Azure DevOps.

4courses

This course explores how to implement version control on Azure repos.

5courses

This course focuses on implementing and managing your build infrastructure in Azure.

6labs

Learn about Azure Key Vault to store keys/secrets used for encrypting an Azure Virtual Machine in a hands-on Lab environment

7courses

This course dives into creating a DevOps Strategy for mobile applications using the Visual Studio App Center.

8courses

This course looks at how to protect sensitive information while an app is being developed and when it is in production in Azure.

9courses

This course is designed to give you a solid understanding of containers and how they are used in Azure DevOps.

10courses

This course provides you with the foundational knowledge required to design an infrastructure and configuration management strategy.

11courses

This course focuses on the most important parts of Azure Pipelines in implementing an end-to-end continuous integration strategy.

12courses

This course deals with how to implement continuous delivery with the Azure DevOps solution.

13labs

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.

14courses

This course explains how to implement dependency management with Azure DevOps.

15courses

This course introduces you to Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and how to use it for processing templates that specify resource deployments.

16courses

This course explores AKS, Azure’s managed Kubernetes service, covering the fundamentals of the service and how it's used.

17labs

This lab explores several key services that allow you to create containerized solutions in Azure.

18courses

This course explores the compliance and cloud security features of Microsoft Azure.

19labs

Demonstrate the three capabilities of Advanced Data Security (ADS): data discovery & classification, vulnerability assessment, and advanced threat protection to see how ADS provides security as a service for your Azure SQL Databases.

20labs

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

21courses

This course looks at how to implement continuous feedback with Azure DevOps.

22description

Azure DevOps is a suite of services that collaborate on software development following DevOps principles.

23courses

This course provides a list of resources for some additional topics you should make sure you understand before taking the AZ-400 exam.

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.