Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions: AZ-400T00-A

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Five days




Virtual course


£2650 (+VAT)

Instructor-led Microsoft DevOps solutions training

On your five-day Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions course, you’ll 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
  • optimise feedback mechanisms

Our instructor-led virtual training will empower you with the skills needed to become a successful Azure DevOps Engineer.

While following the Microsoft Official Curriculum, we can also tailor this Azure DevOps training to your learning goals.

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  1. Small classes mean plenty of help with getting your Azure 400 certification
  2. Learn from the UK’s top-rated technical trainers (satisfaction rate of 96 percent)
  3. Get Azure DevOps engineer certified from home with our virtual classroom
  4. Gain real-life Azure DevOps skills beyond the Microsoft Official Curriculum
  5. Have the course content and delivery tailored to you and your company

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Exam and Azure 400 certification details

If you need to pass the Azure 400 certification exam, this Azure DevOps training is the perfect preparation. You can purchase an exam voucher direct from us for £113.

When you pass the exam, you’ll be authorised to display your Microsoft Certified: DevOps Engineer Expert badge.

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Learning goals

Our Azure DevOps engineer course will empower you with the skills 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 organisational 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 organisational 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 organisation
  • 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 analyse 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 organisational security and compliance policies
  • integrate license and vulnerability scans into build and deployment pipelines
  • configure build pipelines to access package security and license ratings

Who will benefit

IT professionals who take the Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions course typically want to gain the Azure 400 certification. This badge demonstrates expert-level knowledge in Azure DevOps practices within a modern enterprise context.

Applicable job roles

DevOps engineer.


To benefit from the Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions course, trainees should have knowledge of:

  • cloud computing concepts, including an understanding of PaaS, SaaS, and IaaS implementations
  • 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

If you have no Azure experience, we recommend taking one of the following courses first:

If you are new to Azure administration, you should first take Microsoft Azure Administrator Course: AZ-104T00-A.

Or if you are new to Azure development, you should first take Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure Course: AZ-204T00-A.

Unsure if this course is right for you? Ask for advice from our training team.  

Course outline

Module 1: Planning for DevOps
Module 2: Getting started with Source Control
Module 3: Managing Technical Debt
Module 4: Working with Git for Enterprise DevOps
Module 5: Configuring Azure Pipelines
Module 6: Implementing Continuous Integration using Azure Pipelines
Module 7: Managing Application Configuration and Secrets
Module 8: Implementing Continuous Integration with GitHub Actions
Module 9: Designing and Implementing a Dependency Management Strategy
Module 10: Designing a Release Strategy
Module 11: Implementing Continuous Deployment using Azure Pipelines
Module 12: Implementing an Appropriate Deployment Pattern
Module 13: Managing Infrastructure and Configuration using Azure Tools
Module 14: Third Party Infrastructure as Code Tools Available with Azure
Module 15: Managing Containers using Docker
Module 16: Creating and Managing Kubernetes Service Infrastructure
Module 17: Implementing Feedback for Development Teams
Module 18: Implementing System Feedback Mechanisms
Module 19: Implementing Security in DevOps Projects
Module 20: Validating Code Bases for Compliance

Keen to know more about the course content? Get in touch and our training team will be happy to fill you in.

Azure developer certification path


Course AZ-900T01-A: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (1 Day)


Course AZ-900T00-A: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (2 Day)


Course AZ-204T00-A: Developing solutions for Microsoft Azure


Course AZ-400T00-A: Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps solutions

Azure administrator certification path


Course AZ-900T01-A: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (1 Day)


Course AZ-900T00-A: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (2 Day)


Course AZ-104T00-A: Microsoft Azure Administrator


Course AZ-400T00-A: Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps solutions

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    FAQ about Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions

    How will I benefit from Azure DevOps training?

    As an IT professional, you’ll benefit from the kudos of an expert-level Microsoft certification. You’ll be able to lead Azure-based development and administration projects. This will make you a valuable employee or consultant for the many companies that utilise Azure.

    In terms of the job market, we’ve seen a steady increase in the number of Azure DevOps vacancies. And as Azure continues to capture more of the cloud computing market, this is set to grow further. So your Azure DevOps skills will certainly be in demand.

    What will my company gain from training me in Microsoft DevOps solutions?

    Ninety percent of employees who take official Microsoft courses report an increase in work productivity afterwards. On top of this, having Microsoft-certified staff is a recognised mark of quality. The Microsoft certification badges inspire trust among clients and team members.

    What is the advantage of instructor-led Azure DevOps training?

    When you learn from Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT) who are also real-life Azure technicians, you benefit from their accumulated expertise. Our trainers combine the professional standards of MCT with the practical knowledge of Azure engineers.

    This gives you the best of both worlds: the Microsoft certifications and the tips and tricks you need to succeed in the field.

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