Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M-AZ400

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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. We will also look at continuous integration, learning how to implement continuous integration in an Azure DevOps pipeline, managing code quality and security principles and implementing a container build strategy. 
The course focuses on implementing continuous delivery with students learning how to design a release strategy, set up a release management workflow, and implement an appropriate deployment pattern, and implementing dependency management where students learn how to design a dependency management strategy and manage security and compliance.

We examine the deployment of application infrastructure in DevOps pipelines - how to implement infrastructure as code and configuration management, how to provision Azure infrastructure using common automation tools, and how to deploy an application infrastructure using various Azure services and deployment methodologies. Students will also learn how to integrate 3rd party deployment tools with Azure, such as Chef and Puppet to incorporate compliance and security into the release pipeline.

Our course provides the knowledge and skills needed to implement continuous feedback, working on how to recommend and design system feedback mechanisms, implement a process for routing system feedback to development teams, and optimize feedback mechanisms.

Finally we will look at designing a DevOps strategy. Students will learn how to plan for transformation, select a project, and create team structures. They will also learn how to develop quality and security strategies, and planning for migrating and consolidating artifacts and source control will also be covered.

Target Audience

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

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Getting started with Source Control (6 topics)

  • 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

Scaling git for enterprise DevOps (8 topics)

  • 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

Implement & Manage Build Infrastructure (11 topics)

  • 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

Managing Application Config & Secrets (5 topics)

  • 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

Implement a Mobile DevOps Strategy (6 topics)

  • 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

Implementing Continuous Integration in an Azure DevOps Pipeline (3 topics)

  • Implementing a Build Strategy
  • Lab : Enabling Continuous Integration with Azure Pipelines
  • Lab : Creating a Jenkins Build Job and Triggering CI

Managing Code Quality and Security Policies (4 topics)

  • Managing Code Quality
  • Managing Security Policies
  • Lab : Managing Technical Debt with Azure DevOps and SonarCloud
  • Lab : Checking Vulnerabilities using WhiteSource Bolt and Azure DevOps

Implementing a Container Build Strategy (2 topics)

  • Implementing a Container Build Strategy
  • Lab : Existing .NET Applications with Azure and Docker Images

Design a Release Strategy (6 topics)

  • 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

Set up a Release Management Workflow (12 topics)

  • 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

Implement an appropriate deployment pattern (9 topics)

  • 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

Designing a Dependency Management Strategy (5 topics)

  • Introduction
  • Packaging dependencies
  • Package management
  • Implement a versioning strategy
  • Lab : Updating packages

Manage security and compliance (4 topics)

  • Introduction
  • Package security
  • Open source software
  • Integrating license and vulnerability scans

Infrastructure and Configuration Azure Tools (9 topics)

  • 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

Azure Deployment Models and Services (8 topics)

  • 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

Create and Manage Kubernetes Service Infrastructure (3 topics)

  • Learning Objectives
  • Azure Kubernetes Service
  • Lab Deploy and Scale AKS Cluster

Third Party and Open Source Tools available with Azure (7 topics)

  • Learning Objectives
  • Chef
  • Puppet
  • Ansible
  • Cloud-Init
  • Terraform
  • Lab Provision and configure an App in Azure Using X

Implement Compliance and Security in your Infrastructure (3 topics)

  • Security and Compliance Principles with DevOps
  • Azure Security Center
  • Lab Integrate a scanning extension or tool in an AZ DevOps pipeline/security center

Recommend and design system feedback mechanisms (7 topics)

  • 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

Implement process for routing system feedback to development teams (4 topics)

  • 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

Optimize feedback mechanisms (5 topics)

  • 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

Planning for DevOps (4 topics)

  • Transformation Planning
  • Project Selection
  • Team Structures
  • Lab : Agile Planning and Portfolio Management with Azure Boards

Planning for Quality and Security (3 topics)

  • Planning a Quality Strategy
  • Planning Secure Development
  • Lab : Feature Flag Management with LaunchDarkly and AzureDevOps

Migrating and Consolidating Artifacts and Tools (3 topics)

  • Migrating and Consolidating Artifacts
  • Migrating and Integrating Source Control
  • Lab : Integrating Azure Repos and Azure Pipelines with Eclipse


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.

It is recommended that you have experience working in an IDE, as well as some knowledge of the Azure portal. However, students who may not have a technical background in these technologies, but who are curious about DevOps practices as a culture shift, should be able to follow the procedural and expository explanations of continuous integration regardless.

Scheduled Dates

Please select from the dates below to make an enquiry or booking.


Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

Code Location Duration Price Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr
Virtual Classroom (Attend From Anywhere)
5 Days $3,710
02-06 16-20
MAZ400 5 Days $3,710
Bristol (Castlemead)
5 Days $3,710
M-AZ400 5 Days $3,255
MAZ400 5 Days $3,710
02-06 16-20 30-04
Virtual Classroom (Virtual On-Line)
5 Days $3,710
Zoom Virtual Centre
5 Days $3,255

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