Course Details!


This course provides the knowledge and skills to design and implement DevOps processes and practices.
Students will learn how to plan for DevOps, use source control, scale Git for an enterprise, consolidate artifacts, design a dependency
management strategy, manage secrets, implement continuous integration, implement a container build strategy, design a release strategy, set up a release management workflow, implement a deployment pattern, and optimize feedback mechanisms.

What Will I Learn?

  • Plan for the transformation with shared goals and timelines
  • Select a project and identify project metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPI's)
  • Create a team and agile organizational structure
  • Required exams: [ Exam AZ-400 ]


  • Microsoft Certified Azure DevOps Engineer Expert

Module 1: Get started on a DevOps transformation journey

  • Introduction to DevOps
  • Choose the right project
  • Describe team structures
  • Migrate to DevOps
  • Introduction to source control
  • Describe types of source control systems
  • Work with Azure Repos and GitHub
  • Lab : Agile planning and portfolio management with Azure Boards
  • Lab : Version controlling with Git in Azure Repos

Module 2: Work with Git for enterprise DevOps

  • Structure your Git Repo
  • Manage Git branches and workflows
  • Collaborate with pull requests in Azure Repos
  • Identify technical debt
  • Explore Git hooks
  • Plan foster inner source
  • Manage Git repositories
  • Lab : Version controlling with Git in Azure Repos

Module 3: Implement CI with Azure Pipelines and GitHub Actions

  • Explore Azure Pipelines
  • Manage Azure Pipeline agents and pools
  • Describe pipelines and concurrency
  • Explore Continuous integration
  • Implement a pipeline strategy
  • Integrate with Azure Pipelines
  • Introduction to GitHub Actions
  • Learn continuous integration with GitHub Actions
  • Lab : Configuring agent pools and understanding pipeline styles

Module 4: Design and implement a release strategy

  • Introduction to continuous delivery
  • Explore release strategy recommendations
  • Build a high-quality release pipeline
  • Introduction to deployment patterns
  • Implement blue-green deployment and feature toggles
  • Implement canary releases and dark launching
  • Implement A-B testing and progressive exposure deployment
  • Lab : Controlling deployments using Release Gates
  • Lab : Creating a release dashboard
  • Lab : Feature flag management with LaunchDarkly and Azure DevOps

Module 6: Manage infrastructure as code using Azure, DSC, and third-party tools

  • Explore infrastructure as code and configuration management
  • Create Azure resources using Azure Resource Manager templates
  • Create Azure resources by using Azure CLI
  • Explore Azure Automation with DevOps
  • Implement Desired State Configuration (DSC)
  • Introduction to Chef and Puppet
  • Implement Ansible
  • Implement Terraform
  • Lab : Deployments using Azure Resource Manager templates
  • Lab : Ansible with Azure
  • Lab : Automating infrastructure deployments in the cloud with Terraform and Azure Pipelines

Module 7: Implement security and validate code bases for compliance

  • Introduction to Secure DevOps
  • Implement open-source software
  • Software Composition Analysis
  • Static analyzers
  • OWASP and Dynamic Analyzers
  • Security Monitoring and Governance
  • Lab : Managing technical debt with SonarQube and Azure DevOps
  • Lab : Implement security and compliance in Azure DevOps Pipelines

Module 8: Design and implement a dependency management strategy

  • Explore package dependencies
  • Understand package management
  • Migrate, consolidating and secure artifacts
  • Implement a versioning strategy
  • Lab : Package management with Azure Artifacts

Module 9: Create and manage containers using Docker and Kubernetes

  • Design a container build strategy
  • Implement Docker multi-stage builds
  • Implement Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Explore Kubernetes tooling
  • Integrate AKS with Pipelines
  • Lab : Deploying Docker Containers to Azure App Service web apps
  • Lab : Deploying a multi-container application to Azure Kubernetes Services

Module 10: Implement continuous feedback

  • Implement tools to track usage and flow
  • Implement route for mobile application crash report data
  • Develop monitor and status dashboards
  • Share knowledge within teams
  • Explore SRE and design practices to measure end-user satisfaction
  • Design processes to capture and analyze user feedback
  • Design processes to automate application analytics
  • Manage alerts, Blameless retrospectives and a just culture
  • Lab : Integration between Azure DevOps and Microsoft Teams
  • Lab : Monitoring application performance with Application Insights