Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions

Boost your career as a DevOps Engineer and prepare to clear the AZ-400 exam

  • Learn to deliver continuous business value with an immersive training experience 
  • Master instrumentation & Site Reliability Engineering strategies 
  • Learn to implement CI/CD and release management strategy
  • 350,000 + Professionals trained
  • 250 + Workshops every month
  • 100 + Countries

Become a Sought-After DevOps Engineer

The scope of DevOps is exponentially growing and changing with newer tools and platforms. As we create new tools to effectively manage DevOps processes and integrations, we also have the responsibility to keep these tools updated. The Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions certification will help you plan just the same and more.

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Highlights

  • Coaching by the Best Microsoft Certified Trainers

  • 5 Days of Live, Instructor-Led Sessions

  • Latest, Up-To-Date Curriculum, Approved by Microsoft

  • Access to a Digital Library of Learning Resources 

  • Enhanced Knowledge of Core Azure Services  

  • Mix of Classroom Sessions and Hands-on Training

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When you’re a Microsoft certified DevOps Engineer Expert, you are a part of an elite group of Azure professionals who leverage the power of cloud to drive continuous business excellence. By 2025, 80% of all organizational workload is predicted to move to the cloud, driving the demand for experts in developing applications and managing infrastructures.

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Steps to Get the AZ-400 Certification

A Microsoft DevOps Engineer Expert certification (AZ-400) is your gate pass to a thriving career in cloud. Gain the knowledge and skills to Implement Azure DevOps processes in your organization or project. Learn how to implement continuous integration in an Azure DevOps pipeline.

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Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions
Prerequisites

Course Prerequisites

  • Knowledge of Cloud Computing Concepts 
  • Knowledge of Paas, Saas, and Iaas Implementations 
  • Proven Expertise in Azure administration and Azure development 
  • Experience in Agile software development, and core software development principles 

Who Should Attend

Developers

Security Leads

IT Professionals

Network Engineers

Systems Engineers

Professionals interested in working with Microsoft Azure

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What You Will Learn:

Manage Network Traffic

Learn to efficiently control and manage network traffic in an Azure environment. 

Azure Virtual Machines

Learn to set up and use Azure Virtual Machines securely in your organization or project.  

Maximize Data Security & Protection

Learn different ways to secure your networks and protect yourself against security threats with Azure.

Basic Azure Concepts

Learn the fundamentals of the core Microsoft Azure components and how they work together.

Core Azure Services

Understand the usage of Azure database, Azure compute, Azure storage, and Azure Networking.

Essential Solutions and Management Tools

Learn everything about AI, machine learning, Azure DevOps, serverless computing, and IoT.

Cost Management and Service Level Agreements

Understand ways to plan and manage Azure costs while choosing the right services through SLAs. 

Deliver Business Value

Develop skills and gain expertise in working with people, processes, and technologies that continuously deliver business value.

Skills You Will Gain

Design and implement DevOps Solutions with Azure

Develop an instrumentation strategy

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) strategy

Security and compliance plan

Deploy Azure Compute resources

Configure and manage networks and network security

Implement and manage storage

Understand the benefits of cloud computing in Azure

Creating web applications to the cloud using Azure

Examining privacy, compliance, and data protection standards on Azure

Transform Your Workforce

Implement and Design DevOps Solutions with Azure

Create a productive ecosystem with Microsoft DevOps Solutions and help your team scale-up, implement and secure your systems and network. Lead and grow an impactful business with Microsoft DevOps Solutions.  

  • Take advantage of integrated azure labs 
  • Leverage immersive learning 
  • Enhance productivity with the right data 
  • Upskill your teams with customized training solutions 

500+ Clients

Curriculum

Learning objective:

In the introductory module, learners will master how to plan for transformation, identify KPIs for a project, form teams and organizational structures, design strategies for various functions such as tool integration, license management, traceability, authentication, and on-premise cloud management 

Topics
  • Transformation Planning 
  • Project Selection 
  • Team Structures 
  • Migrating to Azure DevOps 

Lab:  

Agile Planning and Portfolio Management with Azure Boards 

Learning Objective:

In this module, you will learn the benefits of Source Control, describe Azurre Repos and GitHub and migrate from TFVC to Git. 

Topics
  • What is Source Control 
  • Benefits of Source Control 
  • Types of Source Control Systems 
  • Introduction to Azure Repos 
  • Introduction to GitHub 
  • Migrating from Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) to Git in Azure Repos 

Lab:

Version Controlling with Git in Azure Repos 

Learning Objective:

In this module, you will learn how to manage code quality including technical debt SonarCloud, and other tooling solutions, and build organizational knowledge on code quality. 

Topics 
  • Identifying Technical Debt 
  • Knowledge Sharing within Teams 
  • Modernizing Development Environments with Codespaces 

Lab:

Sharing Team Knowledge using Azure Project Wikis 

Learning Objectives:

In this module, you will learn how to structure Git repos, understand Git branching workflows, utilise pull requests for collaboration and code reviews, use Git hooks for automation, and foster inner source across the organization using Git. 

Topics
  • How to Structure Your Git Repo 
  • Git Branching Workflows 
  • Collaborating with Pull Requests in Azure Repos 
  • Why Care About Git Hooks 
  • Fostering Inner Source 
  • Managing Git Repositories 

Lab:

Version Controlling with Git in Azure Repos 

Learning Objective:

In the module, you will learn what is the role of Azure pipelines and configure agents for using in Azure pipelines. 

Topics
  • The Concept of Pipelines in DevOps 
  • Azure Pipelines 
  • Evaluate use of Hosted versus Self-Hosted Agents 
  • Agent Pools 
  • Pipelines and Concurrency 
  • Azure DevOps and Open-Source Projects (Public Projects) 
  • Azure Pipelines YAML versus Visual Designer 

Lab:

Configuring Agent Pools and Understanding Pipeline Styles 

Learning Objective:

This module will help you understand why continuous integration is important., and how you can use Azure pipelines to implement it. 

Topics
  • Continuous Integration Overview 
  • Implementing a Build Strategy 
  • Integration with Azure Pipelines 
  • Integrating External Source Control with Azure Pipelines 
  • Set Up Self-Hosted Agents 

Lab:

Enabling Continuous Integration with Azure Pipelines 

Lab:

Integrating External Source Control with Azure Pipelines 

Learning Objective:

In this module, you will learn to manage application configuration and how to integrate Azure Key Vault with a pipeline. 

Topics
  • Introduction to Security 
  • Implement a Secure Development Process 
  • Rethinking Application Configuration Data 
  • Manage Secrets, Tokens, and Certificates 
  • Integrating with Identity Management Systems 
  • Implementing Application Configuration 

Lab:

Integrating Azure Key Vault with Azure DevOps

Learning Objective:

In this module, you will learn how to create GitHub actions and workflows and work with them, you will also learn to use GitHub actions for implementing continuous integration. 

Topics
  • GitHub Actions 
  • Continuous Integration with GitHub Actions 
  • Securing Secrets for GitHub Actions 

Lab:

GitHub Actions Continuous Integration 

Learning Objective:

This module will cover artifact management tools and practices, migration and consolidation of artifacts, and integration of source control measures.  

Topics
  • Packaging Dependencies 
  • Package Management 
  • Migrating and Consolidating Artifacts 
  • Package Security 
  • Implementing a Versioning Strategy 

Lab:

Package Management with Azure Artifacts 

Learning Objective:

On completing this module, you will be able to understand all aspects of a release strategy, right from difference between release and deployment, to components of a release pipeline, to how to design the release strategy, selecting  the right release management tool.  

Topics
  • Introduction to Continuous Delivery 
  • Release Strategy Recommendations 
  • Building a High-Quality Release pipeline 
  • Choosing the Right Release Management Tool 

Lab:

Controlling Deployments using Release Gates 

Lab:

Creating a Release Dashboard 

Learning Objective:

On completing this module, you will be able to understand the difference between a multi agent and a multi configuration release job, deploy an environment securely using a service connection, and become familiar with the terminology used in Azure DevOps.  

Topics
  • Create a Release Pipeline 
  • Provision and Configure Environments 
  • Manage and Modularize Tasks and Templates 
  • Configure Automated Integration and Functional Test Automation 
  • Automate Inspection of Health 

Lab:

Configuring Pipelines as Code with YAML 

Lab:

Setting up and Running Functional Tests 

Learning Objectives:

In this module you will learn all about deployment patterns, how to implement Blue Green Deployment, Canary Release, and Progressive Exposure Deployment 

Topics
  • Introduction to Deployment Patterns 
  • Implement Blue Green Deployment 
  • Feature Toggles 
  • Canary Releases 
  • Dark Launching 
  • AB Testing 
  • Progressive Exposure Deployment

Lab:

Feature Flag Management with LaunchDarkly and Azure DevOps 

Learning Objective:

This module covers applying infrastructure and configuration as code principles, and deploying infrastructure using Microsoft automation technologies such as ARM templates, PowerShell, and Azure CLI 

Topics
  • Infrastructure as Code and Configuration Management 
  • Create Azure Resources using ARM Templates 
  • Create Azure Resources using Azure CLI 
  • Azure Automation with DevOps 
  • Desired State Configuration (DSC) 

Lab:

Azure Deployments using Resource Manager Templates 

Learning Objectives:

In this practical module, students will learn to deploy and configure infrastructure using 3rd party tools and services with Azure, such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, and Terraform. 

Topics
  • Chef 
  • Puppet 
  • Ansible 
  • Terraform 

Lab:

Automating Infrastructure Deployments in the Cloud with Terraform and Azure Pipelines 

Lab:

Deploying Apps with Chef on Azure 

Lab:

Deploy App with Puppet on Azure 

Lab:

Ansible with Azure 

Learning Objectives:

This module covers how microservices can be used, difference between containers and VMs, user Docker to implement containers, and implement Docker multi-stage builds.  

Topics
  • Implementing a Container Build Strategy 
  • Implementing Docker Multi-Stage Builds 

Lab:

Modernizing Existing ASP.NET Apps with Azure 

Learning Objectives:

In this module, you will learn how to deploy and configure a Managed Kubernetes cluster. 

Topics
  • Azure Kubernetes Service 
  • Kubernetes Tooling 
  • Integrating AKS with Pipelines 

Lab:

Deploying a Multi-Container Application to Azure Kubernetes Service 

Learning Objectives:

This module covers how to implement tools to track system usage, feature usage, and flow, configure crash report integration for client applications, integrate and configure ticketing systems with development team's work management. 

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 

Lab:

Monitoring Application Performance with Application Insights 

Learning Objectives:

In this module, you will learn about Site Reliability Engineering, processes to measure user satisfaction, and automate analytics. 

Topics
  • Site Reliability Engineering 
  • Design Practices to Measure End-User Satisfaction 
  • Design Processes to Capture and Analyze User Feedback 
  • Design Processes to Automate Application Analytics 
  • Managing Alerts 
  • Blameless Retrospectives and a Just Culture 

Lab:

Integration between Azure DevOps and Teams 

Learning Objectives:

In this module, you will learn about the various aspects of security in the context of application infrastructure.  

Topics
  • Security in the Pipeline 
  • Azure Security Center 

Lab:

Implement Security and Compliance in an Azure DevOps Pipeline 

Learning Objectives:

In the final module, you will learn how to integrate license and vulnerability scans into build and deployment pipelines, inspect open-source software packages for security and license compliance, and manage organizational security and compliance policies.  

Topics 
  • Open-Source Software 
  • Managing Security and Compliance Policies 
  • Integrating License and Vulnerability Scans 

Lab:

Managing Technical Debt with SonarQube and Azure DevOps 

FAQs

Microsoft AZ 400 Training

You can pursue Microsoft Azure Fundamentals – AZ 900 before Microsoft DevOps Solutions (AZ-400) and you can pursue either Microsoft Azure Administrator AZ – 104 Or Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure – AZ–204 after finishing the Microsoft DevOps Solution course. 

Our Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions Training aims to equip you with all the skills to be an effective Azure and DevOps practitioner. You will develop practical skills across the breadth of Azure services like: 

  • Design and implement DevOps Solutions with Azure 
  • Develop an instrumentation strategy  
  • Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) strategy  
  • Security and compliance plan  
  • Deploy Azure Compute resources 
  • Configure and manage networks and network security 
  • Implement and manage storage 
  • Understand the benefits of cloud computing in Azure 
  • Creating web applications to the cloud using Azure 
  • Examining privacy, compliance, and data protection standards on Azure

This course doesn’t have direct reference material as such. But you can visit the official Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions AZ-400 page, to understand factors, like: 

  • What is this Designing, and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions AZ-400 course is all about  
  • When was Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions AZ-400 course was last updated  
  • Skills Measured for Microsoft DevOps Solutions AZ-400 certification exam  
  • Self-paced Microsoft Learn video modules  
  • AZ-400 certification exam resources and more  

This Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions AZ-400 course is ideal for Software Developers, Team members who are part of Software development projects, Operations team members, DevOps Professionals, Professionals with Microsoft Azure knowledge, and anyone interested in working with Microsoft Azure. 

Yes, KnowledgeHut is a Learning Action Pack Partner authorized to deliver Microsoft Trainings. 

You can take up this Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions – AZ-400 certification training course in multiple delivery modes like - 

  • Instructor-led classroom training  
  • Instructor-led Live online training  
  • Corporate/on-site training 

This course is for anyone who wants to learn to work with Azure, including IT professionals. 

There are no prerequisites to attending this course. Elementary technical knowledge will be an advantage. 

The Microsoft Azure Expert and Associate level certification exams are typically priced at US$165. The exam cost is mostly priced according to the currency values in specific regions and countries. However, the exam prices are subject to change and may also vary depending on the additional taxes that may apply in some countries and regions. 

No, the course fee does not include the Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions – AZ 400 examination fee. By taking up the Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions – AZ 400 training, you are only paying for the training and not for the exam. The certification exam cost for DA-100 is USD 165 and must be taken from Pearson Vue. 

Upon clearing your AZ-400 examination, your Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions certification will be valid for two years. After the validity period of two years, your certification will not be current anymore, but it will be still displayed under a different section with the exam code and year mentioned along with it. 

In the Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions exam, candidates need to answer between 40-60 questions. However, the number of questions may change as and when there’s a change in demand for the job roles and technology. 

Candidates will have to score 700 (on a scale of 1-1000) to clear the Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions exam. On each exam domain, a minimum score of 35 percent needs to be scored.  

Candidates must wait for 24 hours to retake the AZ-400 exam. Also, candidates can log in to their certification dashboard to reschedule the exam. 

A Microsoft Partner is a training provider that has been authorized by Microsoft to provide programs to professionals based on Microsoft Certifications. This accreditation represents Microsoft’s acknowledgment of the training provider’s ability to provide training programs in line with Microsoft’s best practices.

Additional FAQs

AZ-400 Certification

The AZ-400 certification, also known as the Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions Certification, is a training program offered by Microsoft. This program measures your ability to define and implement a strategy for continuous integration and delivery using DevOps. 

You can pass the AZ-400 exam by getting a minimum score of 700. To help you prepare, you can enroll for any AZ 400 online training program offered by a Microsoft Partner.   

No. To take the AZ-400 exam (which is a part of the Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions certification), you need to fulfill the following prerequisites: 

  • Knowledge of Cloud Computing Concepts  
  • Knowledge of Paas, Saas, and Iaas Implementations  
  • Proven Expertise in Azure administration and Azure development  
  • Experience in Agile software development, and core software development principles  

The AZ 400 certification prerequisites are as follows: 

  • Knowledge of Cloud Computing Concepts  
  • Knowledge of Paas, Saas, and Iaas Implementations  
  • Proven Expertise in Azure administration and Azure development  
  • Experience in Agile software development, and core software development principles  

The overall cost of getting AZ-400 certified includes two elements: the training cost of the Azure 400 course and the cost of the AZ-400 exam. The former varies based on the training provider you enroll with. The cost of the Azure 400 exam, however, costs ₹4,800 or $165. 

The AZ-400 exam consists of 40-60 questions which you must complete in 180 minutes.  

If you’re looking to become an Azure DevOps Specialist, then the AZ-400 certification offered by Microsoft is worth it. You can command salaries of up to $125,000 on average once you’re certified. 

Yes. The AZ-400 certification will be valid for 1 year from the date of passing the exam. You can simply renew your certification for free by passing an assessment on the Microsoft Learn.  

No. To take the exam directly, you must have passed one of the following two exams: 

  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate, OR 
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate  

No, knowledge of any coding language is not a part of the Azure 400 certification prerequisites. However, basic coding knowledge would undoubtedly be beneficial. 

You can become an Azure DevOps engineer by enrolling for the AZ-400 certification course (preferably with a Microsoft Partner), completing it, and successfully passing the AZ-400 exam.