In recent years, DevOps practitioners are in high demand in the IT industry as organizations using DevOps practices are overwhelmingly high functioning. The Microsoft Azure Exam AZ-400 required DevOps professionals capable of combining processes, people, and technologies for delivering services and products to meet the business objectives.
A comprehensive study guide for the AZ-400 exam is made available for you here. Eligibility criteria for the exam highlighted points to remember, a summary of all the main learning points included in the modules, and reference material are posted to support your learning growth.
Candidates preparing for this exam must be acquainted with a thorough knowledge of either MicrosoftAzure Administration AZ-104 certification or Microsoft Azure Developer AZ-204 certificationand must be an expert in at least one of these areas. Proficiency in agile practices, the ability for designing and implementing Azure DevOps practices for version control, configuration management, build compliance, release, and testing by leveraging Azure technologies is highly recommended for AZ-400 certification exam applicants.
Key Benefits of AZ-400 Certification:
For individuals looking to establish their credibility and value in the market as experienced DevOps practitioners, agile practitioners, and cloud computing professionals, the Azure DevOps Solutions certification is highly important.
It also helps system administrators, software developers, project managers, and technical leads aspiring to lead the DevOps.
DevOps market in the IT industry is ready to boom and AZ-400 certified personnel will automatically qualify for a majority of MNCs securing high paying jobs as an Azure DevOps Engineer.
The table below summarizes all additional information about the exam.
Percentage of the Question for all the Modules:
Develop an Instrumentation Strategy (5-10%)
Questions from this module are based on log aggregation and storage strategy, crash analysis, design and implement telemetry, monitoring tools such as Azure Monitor Application Insights, Dynatrace, New Relix, Naggios, Zabbix, platform monitoring tools such as Azure Diagnostics extension, Log Analytics agent, Azure Platform logs, Event Grid and managing their access controls.
Develop a Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) strategy (5-10%)
Fewer questions are expected from this module such as developing an actionable alerting strategy, designing a failure prediction strategy, design and implement health checks such as liveness, startup, and shutdown.
Develop a security and compliance plan (10-15%)
From this module, you can expect questions on Azure AD Privileged Identity Management (PIM), Azure AD Conditional Access, MFA, Azure KeyVault, HashiCorp Vault, secret storage and retravel strategies like KeyVault secrets, GitHub secrets, Azure Pipeline secrets, developing security and compliance, designing governance enforcement mechanisms, etc.
Manage Source Control (10-15%)
From this module, you can expect questions on developing a modern source control strategy, planning, and implementing branching strategies, configuring repositories, and integrating source control with tools.
Facilitate Communication and Collaboration (10-15%)
Creating dashboards combining boards, pipelines, generate DevOps process documentation, automate communication with team members by integrating monitoring tools, notifying stakeholders about key metrics, alerts, severity are some topics from this module from which you can expect some questions for the exam.
Define and implement continuous integration (20-25%)
Design-build automates by integrating the build pipeline with external tools, integrate multiple tools, design package management strategy, design, plan, implement and maintain build strategy, create reusable build subsystems like YAML templates, Task Groups, Variable Groups, etc are some topics from this module from which you can expect most of the questions for the exam.
Define and implement continuous delivery and release management strategy (10-15%)
From this module, you can expect questions based on deploying scripts and template solutions, Infrastructure as code (ARM, Terraform, PowerShell, CLI), develop complex deployments (IoT, Azure, IoT Edge, mobile, App Centre, DR, multi-region, CDN, sovereign cloud, Azure stack, etc), plan and deploy environment strategies, implement release strategies using deployment slots, load balancer configurations, Azure Traffic Manager, feature toggle, etc.
Study Material and References:
Microsoft Official Courseware (MOC) is provided by CloudThat upon enrolment for the course.
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