Microsoft - Certified Azure DevOps Engineer Expert

Duration

Duration:

Just 4 Days

Method

Method:

Classroom / Online / Hybrid

Next date

Next date:

6/6/2023 (Tuesday)

Overview

On your 4-day accelerated Azure DevOps Engineer Expert certification course, you'll get the skills you need to be successful as an Azure DevOps Engineer. You'll learn to combine people, process and technology to deliver products and services that meet business and end user needs.

Your expert Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) will immerse you in the curriculum with Firebrand's unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, helping you to build and retain information faster. You'll also have 24/7 lab access at the training centre, so you can test your skills and make the most of your stay.

During your 4 day accelerated DevOps Engineer course you'll learn how to:

  • 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
  • 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

Four reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 4-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass first time or train again for free. Your expert instructor will deliver our unique accelerated learning methods, allowing you to learn faster and be in the best possible position to pass first time. In the unlikely event that you don't, it's covered by your Certification Guarantee
  4. Study with an award-winning training provider. We've won the Learning and Performance Institute's "Training Company of the Year" three times. Firebrand is your fastest way to learn, with 134.561 students saving more than one million hours since 2001

Curriculum

Courseware: AZ-400T00-AC

Module 1: Get started on a DevOps transformation journey

Module 2: Development for enterprise DevOps

Module 3: Implement CI with Azure Pipelines and GitHub Actions

Module 4: Design and implement a release strategy

Module 5: Implement a secure continuous deployment using Azure Pipelines

Module 6: Manage infrastructure as code using Azure and DSC

Module 7: Implement security and validate code bases for compliance

Module 8: Design and implement a dependency management strategy

Module 9: Implement continuous feedback

Exam Track

On this course, you'll take the following exams, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

Exam AZ-400: Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions

You will be tested on the following skills and knowledge areas:

  • Develop an instrumentation strategy (5-10%)
  • Develop a Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) strategy (5-10%)
  • Develop a security and compliance plan (10-15%)
  • Manage source control (10-15%)
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration (10-15%)
  • Define and implement continuous integration (20-25%)
  • Define and implement a continuous delivery and release management strategy (10-15%)

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Accommodation is included from the night before the course starts. This doesn't apply for online courses.
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free as many times as it takes, unlimited for 1 year. Just pay for accommodation, exams, and incidental costs.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course you must hold one of the following certifications:

You should also have the following skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Be proficient with Agile practices
  • Have experience in both Azure administration and Azure development - with expertise in at lease one of these areas
  • Have the ability to design and implement DevOps practices for:
    • version control
    • compliance
    • infrastructure as code
    • configuration management
    • build, release and testing using Azure technologies

Are you ready to get certified in record time?

We interview all applicants for the course on their technical background, degrees and certifications held, and general suitability. If you get through this screening process, it means you stand a great chance of passing.

Firebrand Training is an immersive training environment. You must be committed to the course. The above prerequisites are guidelines, but many students with less experience have other background or traits that have enabled their success in accelerated training through Firebrand Training.

If you have any doubts as to whether you meet the pre-requisites please call (0)8 52 50 01 66 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants, who can help you with a training plan.

Reviews

We've currently trained 134.561 students in 12 years. We asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently,
96,48% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:

"Brilliant course covering everything you need to know to pass the az400. The labs are absolutely brilliant and gives you all you need to know in a fraction of the time you would need to set it up yourself. Instructor was very concise and to the point and very helpful in answering any questions."
H.L.. (1/3/2021 (Monday) to 4/3/2021 (Thursday))

"AZ-400 course delivered by extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and polite instructor. All content covered. Help provided in labs where requested. Concise explanations. real world examples."
Sean Bintley, Thrive. (1/3/2021 (Monday) to 4/3/2021 (Thursday))

"This has been a valuable course and will have a direct impact on how we plan and implement CI/CD pipelines in the future. The trainer was extremely helpful in offering solutions to some of the challenges we have been facing."
James Cox, ClinisSys Solutions. (28/9/2020 (Monday) to 1/10/2020 (Thursday))

"Excellent setup. By far the most intensive way to study."
Anonymous (28/9/2020 (Monday) to 1/10/2020 (Thursday))

"This course gave me a broad insight in the workings and possibilities around working with Azure DevOps, Azure and DevOps strategies."
Owen van der Lee, Freelance. (28/9/2020 (Monday) to 1/10/2020 (Thursday))

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