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Certification BootCamp for Exam AZ-400: Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions


Duration: 5 Days


This BootCamp course from CloudThat is for the new role-based AZ-400 exam targeted for Azure Developers. Taking this course and passing the AZ-400 exam meets part of the requirements for Microsoft Certified: Azure DevOps Engineer Expert Certification.

This course is for experienced programmers who design, build and host Cloud solutions in Azure. Participants should have some experience with Azure and must be able to program in at least one Azure-supported language such as C#, Node.js, etc. This course covers topics such as performance, instrumentation, logging, integrating & managing APIs, and messaging architectures.

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Planning for DevOps
  • Module 2: Getting started with Source Control
  • Module 3: Scaling Git for enterprise DevOps
  • Module 4: Consolidating Artifacts & Designing a Dependency Management Strategy
  • Module 5: Implementing Continuous Integration with Azure Pipelines
  • Module 6: Managing Application Config and Secrets
  • Module 7: Managing Code Quality and
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After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of using source control
  • Migrate from TFVC to Git
  • Scale Git for Enterprise DevOps
  • Implement and manage build infrastructure
  • Manage application config & secrets
  • Implement a mobile DevOps strategy


Who Should Attend

Candidates for this exam are DevOps professionals who combine people, process, and technologies to continuously deliver valuable products and services that meet end user needs and business objectives. DevOps professionals streamline delivery by optimizing practices, improving communications and collaboration, and creating automation. They design and implement strategies for application code and infrastructure that allow for continuous integration, continuous testing, continuous delivery, and continuous monitoring and feedback.


  • Certifications (one of the below)
    • Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate
    • Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate
  • Candidates must be proficient with Agile practices. They must be familiar with both Azure Administration and Azure Development and experts in at least one of these areas. Azure DevOps professionals must be able to design and implement DevOps practices for version control, compliance, infrastructure as code, configuration management, build, release, and testing by using Azure technologies.

Course Outline

Module 1: Planning for DevOps

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

Hands-on: Agile Planning and Portfolio Management with Azure Boards

Module 2: Getting started with Source Control

  • 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
  • Authenticating to Git in Azure Repos

Hands-on: Version Controlling with Git

Module 3: Scaling Git for enterprise DevOps

  • How to Structure your Git Repo
  • Git Branching Workflows
  • Collaborating with Pull Requests in Azure Repos
  • Why care about GitHooks
  • Fostering Inner Source

Hands-on: Code Review with Pull Requests

Module 4: Consolidating Artifacts & Designing a Dependency Management Strategy

  • Packaging Dependencies
  • Package Management
  • Migrating and Consolidating Artifacts

Hands-on: Updating Packages

Module 5: Implementing Continuous Integration with Azure Pipelines

  • The concept of pipelines in DevOps
  • Azure Pipelines
  • Evaluate use of Hosted vs Private Agents
  • Agent Pools
  • Pipelines and Concurrency
  • Azure DevOps and Open Source Projects (Public Projects)
  • Azure Pipelines YAML vs Visual Designer
  • Continuous Integration Overview
  • Implementing a Build Strategy
  • Integration with Azure Pipelines
  • Integrate External Source Control with Azure Pipelines
  • Set Up Private Agents
  • Analyze and Integrate Docker Multi-Stage Builds

Hands-on: Enabling Continuous Integration with Azure Pipelines
Hands-on: Integrating External Source Control with Azure Pipelines
Hands-on: Integrate Jenkins with Azure Pipelines
Hands-on: Deploying a Multi-Container Application

Module 6: Managing Application Config and Secrets

  • Introduction to Security
  • Implement secure and compliant development process
  • Rethinking application config data
  • Manage secrets, tokens, and certificates
  • Implement tools for managing security and compliance in a pipeline

Hands-on: Integrating Azure Key Vault with Azure DevOps

Module 7: Managing Code Quality and Security Policies

  • Managing Code Quality
  • Managing Security Policies

Hands-on: Managing Technical Debt with Azure DevOps and SonarCloud

Module 8: Implementing a Container Build Strategy

  • Implementing a Container Build Strategy

Hands-on: Modernizing Existing ASP.NET Apps with Azure

Module 9: Manage Artifact versioning, security & compliance

  • Package security
  • Open source software
  • Integrating license and vulnerability scans
  • Implement a versioning strategy (git version)

Hands-on: Manage Open Source Security and License with WhiteSource

Module 10: Design a Release Strategy

  • Introduction to Continuous Delivery
  • Release strategy recommendations
  • Building a High-Quality Release pipeline
  • Choosing a deployment pattern
  • Choosing the right release management tool

Module 11: Set up a Release Management Workflow

  • Create a Release Pipeline
  • Provision and Configure Environments
  • Manage and Modularize Tasks and Templates
  • Integrate Secrets with the release pipeline
  • Configure Automated Integration and Functional Test Automation
  • Automate Inspection of Health

Hands-on: Configuring Pipelines as Code with YAML
Hands-on: Setting up secrets in the pipeline with Azure Key vault
Hands-on: Setting up and Running Functional Tests
Hands-on: Using Azure Monitor as release gate
Hands-on: Creating a release Dashboard

Module 12: Implement an appropriate deployment pattern

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

Hands-on: Feature Flag Management with LaunchDarkly and Azure DevOps

Module 13: Implement process for routing system feedback to development teams

  • 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

Hands-on: Monitoring Application Performance

Module 14: Implement a mobile DevOps strategy

  • Introduction to Mobile DevOps
  • Introduction to Visual Studio App Center
  • Manage mobile target device sets and distribution groups
  • Manage target UI test device sets
  • Provision tester devices for deployment
  • Create public and private distribution groups

Module 15: Infrastructure and Configuration Azure Tools

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

Hands-on: Azure Deployments using Resource Manager Templates

Module 16: Azure Deployment Models and Services

  • Deployment Modules and Options
  • Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Services
  • Azure Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) services
  • Serverless and HPC Computer Services
  • Azure Service Fabric

Hands-on: Azure Automation – IaaS or PaaS deployment

Module 17: Create and Manage Kubernetes Service Infrastructure

  • Azure Kubernetes Service

Hands-on: Deploying a multi-container application to Azure Kubernetes Service

Module 18: Third Party Infrastructure as Code Tools available with Azure

  • Chef
  • Puppet
  • Ansible
  • Terraform

Hands-on: Infrastructure as Code
Hands-on: Automating Your Infrastructure Deployments in the Cloud with Terraform and Azure Pipelines

Module 19: Implement Compliance and Security in your Infrastructure

  • Security and Compliance Principles with DevOps
  • Azure security Center

Hands-on: Implement Security and Compliance in an Azure DevOps Pipeline

Module 20: Recommend and design system feedback mechanisms

  • The inner loop
  • Continuous Experimentation mindset
  • Design practices to measure end-user satisfaction
  • Design processes to capture and analyze user feedback
  • Design process to automate application analytics

Hands-on: Integration between Azure DevOps and Teams

Module 21: Optimize feedback mechanisms

  • Site Reliability Engineering
  • Analyze telemetry to establish a baseline
  • Perform ongoing tuning to reduce meaningless or non-actionable alerts
  • Analyze alerts to establish a baseline
  • Blameless Retrospectives and a Just Culture

About The Trainer

Sangram Rath

Sangram Rath

Sangram has 14 years of experience primarily in the Virtualization & Cloud Computing domain. He is a multi-cloud professional with around 8 years of experience in technologies such as AWS, Azure, OpenStack, GCP etc. He is experienced in architecting, implementing, migrating and administering workloads such as payment solutions, web servers and telecommunications software on AWS & Azure. He also has experience in monitoring Cloud infrastructure using vendor provided tools as well as tools like Nagios.

He is actively involved in empowering himself with the latest Cloud technologies along with delivering training on the above Cloud technologies to individuals and corporates such as Cisco, Yahoo, Samsung R&D, TCS, Infosys, L&T, HCL.

He has also authored a book called Hybrid Cloud Management with Red Hat CloudForms published by Packt.

He holds various certifications some of them being:

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate & Professional
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Charter Member)
  • Google Cloud Certified – Professional Cloud Architect & Associate Cloud Engineer
  • Mirantis Certified Administrator for OpenStack – Associate
  • VMware Certified Associate Cloud / vSphere 6.5 Foundations

He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT).

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How to prepare for the Microsoft AZ-400 certification exam?

To prepare for the AZ-400 certification and pass the exam successfully, candidates need to enroll in CloudThat’s Azure DevOps Engineer Expert certification training course in Bangalore. Our subject matter experts and certified Azure trainers offer training through online or instructor-led classes and provide relevant study material necessary to support your exam preparation. At CloudThat, you can strengthen your practical Azure skills through hands-on lab sessions and test your knowledge before the final exam through our testprep platform. Besides our training and assistance, candidates can also:
• Join online forum discussions and study groups to enrich your knowledge.
• Have a detailed understanding of the exam structure.
• Study Microsoft documentation along with relevant whitepapers and eBooks.

What will you learn from CloudThat’s AZ-400 Microsoft Azure training course?

After completing CloudThat’s highly interactive AZ-400 exam training in Bangalore or other cities, you will be able to:

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

Who should take up the Microsoft AZ-400 exam?

CloudThat’s Azure training course for the preparation of AZ-400 certification exam can be taken up by candidates for this exam are DevOps professionals who combine people, process, and technologies to continuously deliver valuable products and services that meet end user needs and business objectives.

How many questions are there in exam AZ-400?

Candidates need to answer between 40-60 questions in the exam AZ-400. However, the number of questions may change as and when changes in technology and job roles occur.

How much does the Microsoft Azure DevOps Engineer Expert certification exam cost in India?

The cost of the Azure DevOps Engineer Expert exam is ₹4800 in Bangalore and other Indian cities.

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.

What is the time duration for the Microsoft Azure AZ-400 exam?

Candidates appearing for the AZ-400 exam will get 180 minutes (30 minutes for feedback is included) to complete the Microsoft DevOps Engineer Expert certification exam.

What is the passing score for AZ-400 certification?

Candidates need to score 700 (on a scale of 1-1000) on an approx. to pass the Microsoft AZ-400 exam.

What are the different types of questions candidates need to answer in the Microsoft Azure AZ-400 Certification Exam?

The different types of AZ-400 exam questions that may appear in the real exam include:
• Multiple-choice questions
• Drag and drop
• Reordering
• Yes & no
• Case-studies based MCQs

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