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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.




Students in this course are interested in designing and implementing DevOps processes or in passing the Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions certification exam. Job role: DevOps Engineer


    Successful learners will have prior knowledge and understanding of:
    • Cloud computing concepts, including an understanding of PaaS, SaaS, and IaaS implementations.
    • Both Azure administration and Azure development with proven expertise in at least one of these areas.
    • Version control, Agile software development, and core software development principles. It would be helpful to have experience in an organization that delivers software.
    If you are new to Azure and cloud computing, consider one of the following resources:
    • Free online: Azure Fundamentals (
    • Instructor-led course: AZ-900: Azure Fundamentals (
    If you are new to Azure Administration, consider taking:
    • Free online: Prerequisites for Azure Administrators (
    • Instructor-led course: AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator (
    If you are new to Azure Developer, consider taking:
    • Free online: Create serverless applications (
    • Instructor-led course: AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure (


Introduction to DevOps
  • What is DevOps?
  • Explore the DevOps journey
  • Identify transformation teams
  • Explore shared goals and define timelines
Choose the right project
  • Explore greenfield and brownfield projects
  • Decide when to use greenfield and brownfield projects
  • Decide when to use systems of record versus systems of engagement
  • Identify groups to minimize initial resistance
  • Identify project metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs)
Describe team structures
  • Explore agile development practices
  • Explore principles of agile development
  • Define organization structure for agile practices
  • Explore ideal DevOps team members
  • Enable in-team and cross-team collaboration
  • Select tools and processes for agile practices
Choose the DevOps tools
  • What is Azure DevOps?
  • What is GitHub?
  • Explore an authorization and access strategy
  • Migrate or integrate existing work management tools
  • Migrate or integrate existing test management tools
  • Design a license management strategy
Plan Agile with GitHub Projects and Azure Boards
  • Introduction to GitHub Projects and Project boards
  • Introduction to Azure Boards
  • Link GitHub to Azure Boards
  • Configure GitHub Projects
  • Manage work with GitHub Project boards
  • Customize Project views
  • Collaborate using team discussions
  • Agile plan and portfolio management with Azure Boards
Introduction to source control
  • Explore DevOps foundational practices
  • What is source control?
  • Explore benefits of source control
  • Explore best practices for source control
Describe types of source control systems
  • Understand centralized source control
  • Understand distributed source control
  • Explore Git and Team Foundation Version Control
  • Examine and choose Git
  • Understand objections to using Git
  • Describe working with Git locally
Work with Azure Repos and GitHub
  • Introduction to Azure Repos
  • Introduction to GitHub
  • Migrate from TFVC to Git
  • Use GIT-TFS
  • Develop online with GitHub Codespaces
  • Version Control with Git in Azure Repos
Structure your Git Repo
  • Explore monorepo versus multiple repos
  • Implement a change log
Manage Git branches and workflows
  • Explore branch workflow types
  • Explore feature branch workflow
  • Explore Git branch model for continuous delivery
  • Explore GitHub flow
  • Explore fork workflow
  • Version control with Git in Azure repos
Collaborate with pull requests in Azure Repos
  • Collaborate with pull requests
  • Exercise - Azure Repos collaborating with pull requests
  • Examine GitHub mobile for pull request approvals
Identify technical debt
  • Introduction
  • Examine code quality
  • Examine complexity and quality metrics
  • Introduction to technical debt
  • Measure and manage technical debt
  • Integrate other code quality tools
  • Plan effective code reviews
  • Knowledge check
Explore Git hooks
  • Introduction to Git hooks
  • Implement Git hooks
Plan foster inner source
  • Explore foster inner source
  • Implement the fork workflow
  • Describe inner source with forks
Manage Git repositories
  • Work with large repositories
  • Purge repository data
  • Manage releases with GitHub Repos
  • Automate release notes with GitHub
Explore Azure Pipelines
  • Explore the concept of pipelines in DevOps
  • Describe Azure Pipelines
  • Understand Azure Pipelines key terms
Manage Azure Pipeline agents and pools
  • Choose between Microsoft-hosted versus self-hosted agents
  • Explore job types
  • Introduction to agent pools
  • Explore predefined agent pool
  • Understand typical situations for agent pools
  • Communicate with Azure Pipelines
  • Communicate to deploy to target servers
  • Examine other considerations
  • Describe security of agent pools
  • Configure agent pools and understanding pipeline styles
Describe pipelines and concurrency
  • Understand parallel jobs
  • Estimate parallel jobs
  • Describe Azure Pipelines and open-source projects
  • Explore Azure Pipelines and Visual Designer
  • Describe Azure Pipelines and YAML
Implement a pipeline strategy
  • Configure agent demands
  • Implement multi-agent builds
  • Explore source control types supported by Azure Pipelines
Explore continuous integration
  • Introduction to continuous integration
  • Learn the four pillars of continuous integration
  • Explore benefits of continuous integration
  • Describe build properties
  • Enable Continuous Integration with Azure Pipelines
Integrate with Azure Pipelines
  • Describe the anatomy of a pipeline
  • Understand the pipeline structure
  • Detail templates
  • Explore YAML resources
  • Use multiple repositories in your pipeline
  • Integrate external source control with Azure Pipelines
Introduction to GitHub Actions
  • What are Actions?
  • Explore Actions flow
  • Understand workflows
  • Describe standard workflow syntax elements
  • Explore events
  • Explore jobs
  • Explore runners
  • Examine release and test an action
Learn continuous integration with GitHub Actions
  • Describe continuous integration with actions
  • Examine environment variables
  • Share artifacts between jobs
  • Examine Workflow badges
  • Describe best practices for creating actions
  • Mark releases with Git tags
  • Create encrypted secrets
  • Use secrets in a workflow
  • Implement GitHub Actions For CI/CD
Design a container build strategy
  • Examine structure of containers
  • Work with Docker containers
  • Understand Dockerfile core concepts
  • Examine multi-stage Dockerfiles
  • Examine considerations for multiple stage builds
  • Explore Azure container-related services
  • Deploy Docker containers to Azure App Service web apps
Introduction to continuous delivery
  • Introduction
  • Explore traditional IT development cycle
  • What is continuous delivery?
  • Move to continuous delivery
  • Understand releases and deployments
  • Understand release process versus release
Create a release pipeline
  • Introduction
  • Describe Azure DevOps release pipeline capabilities
  • Explore release pipelines
  • Explore artifact sources
  • Choose the appropriate artifact source
  • Exercise - Select an artifact source
  • Examine considerations for deployment to stages
  • Exercise - Set up stages
  • Explore build and release tasks
  • Explore custom build and release tasks
  • Explore release jobs
  • Configure Pipelines as Code with YAML
Explore release recommendations
  • Introduction
  • Understand the delivery cadence and three types of triggers
  • Exercise - Select your delivery and deployment cadence
  • Explore release approvals
  • Exercise - Set up manual approvals
  • Explore release gates
  • Use release gates to protect quality
  • Control deployments using release gates
Provision and test environments
  • Introduction
  • Provision and configure target environments
  • Exercise - Set up service connections
  • Configure automated integration and functional test automation
  • Understand Shift-left
  • Set up and run availability tests
  • Explore Azure Load Testing
  • Set up and run functional tests
Manage and modularize tasks and templates
  • Introduction
  • Examine task groups
  • Exercise - create and manage task groups
  • Explore variables in release pipelines
  • Understand variable groups
  • Exercise - create and manage variable groups
Automate inspection of health
  • Introduction
  • Automate inspection of health
  • Explore events and notifications
  • Explore service hooks
  • Exercise - Set up service hooks to monitor the pipeline
  • Configure Azure DevOps notifications
  • Configure GitHub notifications
  • Explore how to measure quality of your release process
  • Examine release notes and documentation
  • Examine considerations for choosing release management tools
  • Explore common release management tools
  • Create a release dashboard
Introduction to deployment patterns
  • Introduction
  • Explore microservices architecture
  • Examine classical deployment patterns
  • Understand modern deployment patterns
Implement blue-green deployment and feature toggles
  • Introduction
  • What is blue-green deployment?
  • Explore deployment slots
  • Exercise - set up a blue–green deployment
  • Introduction to feature toggles
  • Describe feature toggle maintenance
Implement canary releases and dark launching
  • Introduction
  • Explore canary releases
  • Examine Traffic Manager
  • Understand dark launching
Implement A/B testing and progressive exposure deployment
  • Introduction
  • What is A/B testing?
  • Explore CI-CD with deployment rings
  • Exercise - Ring-based deployment
Integrate with identity management systems
  • Integrate GitHub with single sign-on (SSO)
  • Explore service principals
  • Explore Managed Identity
Manage application configuration data
  • Rethink application configuration data
  • Explore separation of concerns
  • Understand external configuration store patterns
  • Introduction to Azure App Configuration
  • Examine Key-value pairs
  • Examine App configuration feature management
  • Integrate Azure Key Vault with Azure Pipelines
  • Manage secrets, tokens and certificates
  • Examine DevOps inner and outer loop
  • Integrate Azure Key Vault with Azure DevOps
  • Enable Dynamic Configuration Feature Flags
Explore infrastructure as code and configuration management
  • Explore environment deployment
  • Examine environment configuration
  • Understand imperative versus declarative configuration
  • Understand idempotent configuration
Create Azure resources using Azure Resource Manager templates
  • Why use Azure Resource Manager templates?
  • Explore template components
  • Manage dependencies
  • Modularize templates
  • Manage secrets in templates
  • Azure deployments using Resource Manager templates
Create Azure resources by using Azure CLI
  • What is Azure CLI?
  • Work with Azure CLI
  • Exercise - Run templates using Azure CLI
Explore Azure Automation with DevOps
  • Create automation accounts
  • What is a runbook?
  • Understand automation shared resources
  • Explore runbook gallery
  • Examine webhooks
  • Explore source control integration
  • Explore PowerShell workflows
  • Create a workflow
  • Exercise - Create and run a workflow runbook
  • Examine checkpoint and parallel processing
Implement Desired State Configuration (DSC)
  • Understand configuration drift
  • Explore Desired State Configuration (DSC)
  • Explore Azure Automation State configuration (DSC)
  • Examine DSC configuration file
  • Exercise - Import and compile
  • Exercise - Onboard machines for management
  • Explore hybrid management
  • Implement DSC and Linux Automation on Azure
Implement Bicep
  • What is Bicep?
  • Install Bicep
  • Exercise - Create Bicep templates
  • Understand Bicep file structure and syntax
  • Exercise - Deploy a Bicep file from Azure Pipelines
  • Exercise - Deploy a Bicep file from GitHub workflows
Introduction to Secure DevOps
  • Describe SQL injection attack
  • Understand DevSecOps
  • Explore Secure DevOps Pipeline
  • Explore key validation points
  • Explore continuous security validation
  • Understand threat modeling
  • Exercise threat modeling
Implement open-source software
  • Explore how software is built
  • What is open-source software
  • Explore corporate concerns with open-source software components
  • Introduction to open-source licenses
  • Explore common open-source licenses
  • Examine license implications and ratings
Software Composition Analysis
  • Inspect and validate code bases for compliance
  • Explore software composition analysis
  • Integrate WhiteSource with Azure DevOps pipeline
  • Implement GitHub Dependabot alerts and security updates
  • Integrate software composition analysis checks into pipelines
  • Examine tools for assess package security and license rate
  • Interpret alerts from scanner tools
  • Implement Security and Compliance in an Azure Pipeline
Static analyzers
  • Explore SonarCloud
  • Explore CodeQL in GitHub
  • Manage technical debt with SonarCloud and Azure DevOps
OWASP and Dynamic Analyzers
  • Plan Implement OWASP Secure Coding Practices
  • Explore OWASP ZAP penetration test
  • Explore OWASP ZAP results and bugs
Security Monitoring and Governance
  • Implement pipeline security
  • Explore Microsoft Defender for Cloud
  • Examine Microsoft Defender for Cloud usage scenarios
  • Explore Azure Policy
  • Understand policies
  • Explore initiatives
  • Explore resource locks
  • Explore Azure Blueprints
  • Understand Microsoft Defender for Identity
Explore package dependencies
  • What is dependency management?
  • Describe elements of a dependency management strategy
  • Identify dependencies
  • Understand source and package componentization
  • Decompose your system
  • Scan your codebase for dependencies
Understand package management
  • Explore packages
  • Understand package feeds
  • Explore package feed managers
  • Explore common public package sources
  • Explore self-hosted and SaaS based package sources
  • Consume packages
  • Introduction to Azure Artifacts
  • Publish packages
  • Package Management with Azure Artifacts
Migrate consolidating and secure artifacts
  • Identify existing artifact repositories
  • Migrate and integrating artifact repositories
  • Secure access to package feeds
  • Examine roles
  • Examine permissions
  • Examine authentication
Implement a versioning strategy
  • Understand versioning of artifacts
  • Explore semantic versioning
  • Examine release views
  • Promote packages
  • Exercise - Promote a package
  • Explore best practices for versioning
  • Exercise - Push from the pipeline
Introduction to GitHub Packages
  • Publish packages
  • Install a package
  • Delete and restore a package
  • Explore package access control and visibility
Implement tools to track usage and flow
  • Understand the inner loop
  • Introduction to continuous monitoring
  • Explore Azure Monitor and Log Analytics
  • Examine Kusto Query Language (KQL)
  • Explore Application Insights
  • Implement Application Insights
  • Exercise - Add Application Insights to an ASP.NET core application
  • Monitor application performance with Application Insights
Develop monitor and status dashboards
  • Explore Azure Dashboards
  • Examine view designer in Azure Monitor
  • Explore Azure Monitor workbooks
  • Explore Power BI
  • Build your own custom application
Share knowledge within teams
  • Share acquired knowledge within development teams
  • Introduction to Azure DevOps project wikis
  • Integrate with Azure Boards
  • Integrate Azure DevOps and Teams
  • Share team knowledge using Azure Project Wiki
Design processes to automate application analytics
  • Explore rapid responses and augmented search
  • Integrate telemetry
  • Examine monitoring tools and technologies
Manage alerts, blameless retrospectives and a just culture
  • Examine when get a notification
  • Explore how to fix it
  • Explore smart detection notifications
  • Improve performance
  • Understand server response time degradation
  • Reduce meaningless and non-actionable alerts
  • Examine blameless retrospective
  • Develop a just culture
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