AZ-400T01: Implementing DevOps Development Processes

This course provides the knowledge and skills to implement DevOps processes. Students will learn how to use source control, scale Git for an enterprise, and implement and manage build infrastructure.

Audience profile

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

At course completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of using source control
  • Migrate from TFVC to Git
  • Scale Git for Enterprise DevOps
  • Implement and manage build infrastructure
  • Manage application config & secrets
  • Implement a mobile DevOps strategy

Course details

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

Prerequisites

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.