Designing & Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions

Intermediate-Advanced 5 days

In this course you will learn to

  • Plan for the transformation with shared goals and timelines
  • Select a project and identify project metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Create a team and agile organizational structure
  • Design a tool integration strategy
  • Design a license management strategy (e.g., Azure DevOps and GitHub users)
  • Design a strategy for end-to-end traceability from work items to working software
  • Design an authentication and access strategy
  • Design a strategy for integrating on-premises and cloud resources
  • Describe the benefits of using Source Control
  • Describe Azure Repos and GitHub
  • Migrate from TFVC to Git
  • Manage code quality including technical debt SonarCloud, and other tooling solutions
  • Build organizational knowledge on code quality
  • Explain how to structure Git repos
  • Describe Git branching workflows
  • Leverage pull requests for collaboration and code reviews
  • Leverage Git hooks for automation
  • Use Git to foster inner source across the organization
  • Explain the role of Azure pipelines and its components
  • Configure agents for use in Azure pipelines
  • Explain why continuous integration matters
  • Implement continuous integration using Azure pipelines
  • Define site reliability engineering
  • Design processes to measure end-user satisfaction and analyze user feedback
  • Design processes to automate application analytics
  • Manage alerts and reduce meaningless and non-actionable alerts
  • Carry out blameless retrospectives and create a just culture
  • Define an infrastructure and configuration strategy and appropriate toolset for a release pipeline and application infrastructure
  • Implement compliance and security in your application infrastructure
  • Describe the potential challenges with integrating open-source software
  • Inspect open-source software packages for security and license compliance
  • Manage organizational security and compliance policies
  • Integrate license and vulnerability scans into build and deployment pipelines
  • Configure build pipelines to access package security and license ratings

Included in this course

  • Microsoft official courseware
  • Exam voucher for certification exam


All students must have a fundamental knowledge of Azure, version control, Agile software development and core software development principles. It would be helpful to have experience in an organization that delivers software.

Course Outline

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Implement a secure continuous deployment using Azure pipelines
    • Create a release pipeline
    • Configure and provision environments
    • Manage and modularize tasks and templates
    • Automate inspection of health
    • Manage application configuration data
    • Integrate with identity management systems
    • Implement application configuration
  • 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
  • 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
  • Design and implement a dependency management strategy
    • Explore package dependencies
    • Understand package management
    • Migrate, consolidate and secure artifacts
    • Implement a versioning strategy
  • 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
  • Implement continuous feedback
    • Implement tools to track use 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

This class does not require installation of any software. The class is conducted in a remote environment that we will provide. You’ll only need a local computer with a web browser and a stable Internet connection. Any recent version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome will be fine.

We recommend using two monitors in order to simultaneously view the training presentation and hands-on class work.

You’ll receive a link to join the class. We recommend using a headset instead of the computer’s microphone and speakers. You may also listen to the audio by phone.

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