Overview
About this course
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.
 
Audience profile

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

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.
Outline

Module 1: Planning for DevOps

Lessons

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

Module 2: Getting Started with Source Control

Lessons

  • 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

Module 3: Managing Technical Debt

Lessons

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

Module 4: Working with Git for Enterprise DevOps

Lessons

  • 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

Module 5: Configuring Azure Pipelines

Lessons

  • 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

Module 6: Implementing Continuous Integration using Azure Pipelines

Lessons

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

Module 7: Managing Application Configuration and Secrets

Lessons

  • 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

Module 8: Implementing Continuous Integration with GitHub Actions

Lessons

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

Module 9: Designing and Implementing a Dependency Management Strategy

Lessons

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

Module 10: Designing a Release Strategy

Lessons

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

Module 11: Implementing Continuous Deployment using Azure Pipelines

Lessons

  • 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

Module 12: Implementing an Appropriate Deployment Pattern

Lessons

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

Module 13: Managing Infrastructure and Configuration using Azure Tools

Lessons

  • 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)

Module 14: Third Party Infrastructure as Code Tools Available with Azure

Lessons

  • Chef
  • Puppet
  • Ansible
  • Terraform

Module 15: Managing Containers using Docker

Lessons

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

Module 16: Creating and Managing Kubernetes Service Infrastructure

Lessons

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

Module 17: Implementing Feedback for Development Teams

Lessons

  • 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

Module 18: Implementing System Feedback Mechanisms

Lessons

  • 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

Module 19: Implementing Security in DevOps Projects

Lessons

  • Security in the Pipeline
  • Azure Security Center

Module 20: Validating Code Bases for Compliance

Lessons

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

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