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Exam AZ-400 Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions (Video)

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  • Copyright 2022
  • Edition: 1st
  • Online Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-768252-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-768252-2

14+ Hours of Video Instruction


Prepare for Microsoft Exam AZ-400 Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions, and demonstrate your knowledge of the tools and services that make up the Microsoft Azure DevOps solution. This certification is relevant to any IT professional whose responsibilities include designing and implementing strategies for collaboration, code, infrastructure, source control, security, compliance, continuous integration, testing, delivery, monitoring, and feedback. Train with IT industry veteran Paul Furlan, and learn everything you need to pass the exam with flying colors.


The days of specializing in just one technology have become obsolete as people and teams involved in the whole DevOps cycle need to become cross-functional. Developers need to add some operations knowledge to their toolkit, and operations engineers need to incorporate the development and scripting knowledge into theirs to help the whole team output better products faster with higher quality. The Microsoft Exam AZ-400 readies candidates to obtain these skills, and Paul Furlan's video readies candidates to pass the exam.

Skill Level
Beginner to intermediate

What You Will Learn
Learn how to
* Build a complete application from idea until deployment
* Deploy an application using a DevOps approach
* Learn about each phase of the DevOps lifecycle
* Perform-test your application to detect bugs and make sure it is working as expected
* Explore infrastructure as code
* Learn all about containers

Who Should Take This Course
* Aspiring or practicing Microsoft DevOps engineers
* Any IT professional looking to pass the AZ-400 exam
* Systems administrators
* Cloud administrators
* Virtualization engineers

Course Requirements
A candidate for this exam must be familiar with both Azure administration and development and must be expert in at least one of these areas.

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Sample Content

Table of Contents

Lesson 1: Facilitate Communication and Collaboration
1.1 Learn about Azure DevOps  
1.2 Understand Azure DevOps processes  
1.3 Learn about Azure DevOps boards  
1.4 Lab A: Explore Azure Boards
1.5 Lab B: Integrate Azure Boards and Github
1.6 Explore wiki and dashboards  
1.7 Lab C: Create a wiki
1.8 Lab D: Create a dashboard
1.9 Integrate external tools
1.10 Lab E: Integrate messaging tools
1.11 Lab F: Webhooks and ITSM overview
Lesson 2: Develop a Security and Compliance Plan  
2.1 Learn about security and compliance  
2.2 Design an authentication strategy  
2.3 Lab A: Learn about Active Directory features
2.4 Learn about authentication in Azure DevOps
2.5 Lab B: Integrating Active Directory
2.6 Lab C: Authenticating to Azure Repos
2.7 Lab D: Service Connection authentication
2.8 Design authorization and governance
2.9 Lab E: Set up policies, groups, and access levels
2.10 Learn about Azure Key Vault
2.11 Lab F: Set up Azure Key Vault
2.12 Learn about Azure DevOps variables
2.13 Lab G: Use Azure DevOps variables
Lesson 3: Manage Source Control  
3.1 Learn about SCM/VCS tools
3.2 Lab A: Create a git repository
3.3 Learn git
3.4 Lab B: Practice git
3.5 Learn about git workflows, branches, and tags
3.6 Lab C: Use git workflows, branches, and tags
3.7 Work with pull requests and branch policies
3.8 Lab D: Work with branch policies and pull requests
3.9 Learn about merge types
3.10 Lab E: Learn about merging and merge conflicts
3.11 Learn about advanced repository features
3.12 Lab F: Learn about advanced git features
3.13 Learn about Github codespaces
3.14 Lab G: Review Github codespaces
Lesson 4: Define and Implement Continuous Integration
4.1 Develop build pipelines  
4.2 Lab A: Set up build agents  
4.3 Lab B: Create classic Azure pipelines
4.4 Lab C: Create YAML pipelines
4.5 Learn about package management  
4.6 Lab D: Create packages
4.7 Lab E: Set up feeds
4.8 Learn about containers
4.9 Lab F: Build a container image
4.10 Lab G: Run and Push container images
4.11 Learn about code quality and security  
4.12 Lab H: Implement code quality
4.13 Lab I: Implement DevSecOps
Lesson 5: Optimize Build Pipelines
5.1 Integrate external tools  
5.2 Lab A: Integrate Azure pipelines with Github
5.3 Optimize build
5.4 Lab B: Optimize pipeline performance
5.5 Lab C: Multi-stage docker builds
5.6 Learn about pipeline monitoring and analytics  
5.7 Lab D: Review pipeline monitoring and analytics
Lesson 6: Design Continuous Delivery
6.1 Learn about the application deployment process
6.2 Lab A: Set up a release pipeline
6.3 Lab B: Set dependencies, approvals, and gates
6.4 Understand infrastructure as code
6.5 Lab C: Deploy ARM templates
6.6 Learn about configuration management
6.7 Lab D: Use custom script extension
6.8 Lab E: Configure desired state configuration
6.9 Lab F: Set up automation state configuration
6.10 Learn about Azure app configuration
6.11 Lab G: Learn about Azure app configuration
Lesson 7: Implement Continuous Delivery  
7.1 Set up release targets  
7.2 Lab A: Learn about deployment groups
7.3 Lab B: Configure a VM scale set
7.4 Lab C: Learn about Azure app service
7.5 Lab D: Set up Kubernetes
7.6 Test your application  
7.7 Lab E: Learn about manual and exploratory testing
7.8 Lab F: Set up automated testing
7.9 Lab G: Learn about test reports
7.10 Design and implement a release strategy
7.11 Lab H: Set up rolling deployment
7.12 Lab I: Configure canary deployment
7.13 Lab J: Learn about blue/green deployment
Lesson 8: Develop a Site Reliability Engineering Strategy  
8.1 Understand site reliability engineering  
8.2 Lab A: Azure service health
8.3 Learn about elasticity and load balancing
8.4 Lab B: Load balancer and scale sets
8.5 Learn about health checks
8.6 Lab C: Load balancer health probe
8.7 Lab D: Container liveness and readiness probes
8.8 Lab E: Application health extension
Lesson 9: Develop an Instrumentation Strategy  
9.1 Learn about Azure monitor
9.2 Lab A: Azure monitor overview
9.3 Learn about logging and metrics  
9.4 Lab B: Logging
9.5 Lab C: Metrics
9.6 Learn about Application Insights  
9.7 Lab D: Application Insights
9.8 Monitor virtual machines
9.9 Lab E: Monitor virtual machines
9.10 Set up alerting
9.11 Lab F: Set up alerting
9.12 Learn about Visual Studio App Center
9.13 Lab G: Visual Studio App Center
Lesson 10: AZ-400 Exam Latest Topics
10.1 Learn about end-to-end traceability
10.2 Lab A: End-to-end traceability
10.3 Learn about documentation automation
10.4 Learn Azure Bicep
10.5 Lab B: Azure Bicep
10.6 Learn about Azure Automanage Machine Configuration
10.7 Lab C: Azure Automanage Machine Configuration


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