AZ-400 Certification Exam - Course Overview

This 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.

After completing Microsoft Az 400 certification 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

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Main Highlights of Azure AZ-400 Certification Exam

  • Our Azure DevOps certification course modules have 50% -60% hands-on lab sessions to encourage Thinking-Based Learning (TBL).
  • Interactive-rich virtual and face-to-face classroom teaching to inculcate Problem-Based Learning (PBL) for Azure 400 exam preparation.
  • Microsoft certified instructor-led training and mentoring sessions to develop Competency-Based Learning (CBL) during AZ 400 certification training.
  • Well-structured use-cases to simulate challenges encountered in a Real-World environment.
  • Integrated teaching assistance and support through experts designed Learning Management System (LMS) and ExamReady platform.
  • Being a Microsoft Learning Partner provides us with the edge over competition.

Who Should Attend AZ-400 Exam

  • Candidates for this Microsoft DevOps 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.

Prerequisites Of Azure 400 Certification

  • Certifications (one of the below)
    1. Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate
    2. 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.

What makes CloudThat a compelling choice for AZ 400 training?

  • With over 11 years of experience in cloud training, we at CloudThat bring extensive expertise to our AZ-400 training for Azure DevOps Engineer Expert
  • CloudThat has successfully trained a vast number of professionals, approximately 6.5 lakh individuals, and provided training services to more than 100 corporate clients across the globe.
  • Our Microsoft certified trainers (MCTs) for AZ-400 Azure DevOps Engineer course emphasize a significant portion of intensive DevOps background upskill and hands-on lab sessions, ranging from 50% to 60%, to foster a learning approach centered around scenario-based problem-solving.
  • Our AZ-400 certified trainer facilitates instructor-led training and mentoring sessions that focus on developing competency-based learning (CBL) methodologies. These sessions are designed to enhance participants' skills and knowledge through practical application and real-world scenarios.
  • CloudThat is best cloud training provider with a proven track record of successfully delivering numerous projects, including engagements with Fortune 500 companies.
  • CloudThat has established itself as a Microsoft Partner, as well as partnering with other renowned industry leaders such as AWS, GCP, and VMWare.

Course Outline Download Course Outline

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


  • Agile Planning and Portfolio Management with Azure Boards

  • 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


  • Version Controlling with Git

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


  • Code Review with Pull Requests

  • Packaging Dependencies
  • Package Management
  • Migrating and Consolidating Artifacts


  • Updating Packages

  • 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


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

  • 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


  • Integrating Azure Key Vault with Azure DevOps

  • Managing Code Quality
  • Managing Security Policies


  • Managing Technical Debt with Azure DevOps and SonarCloud

  • Implementing a Container Build Strategy


  • Modernizing Existing ASP.NET Apps with Azure

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


  • Manage Open-Source Security and License with WhiteSource

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

  • 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


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

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


  • Feature Flag Management with LaunchDarkly and Azure DevOps

  • 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


  • Monitoring Application Performance

  • 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

  • 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


  • Azure Deployments using Resource Manager Templates

  • 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


  • Azure Automation – IaaS or PaaS deployment

  • Azure Kubernetes Service


  • Deploying a multi-container application to Azure Kubernetes Service

  • Chef
  • Puppet
  • Ansible
  • Terraform


  • Infrastructure as Code
  • Automating Your Infrastructure Deployments in the Cloud with Terraform and Azure Pipelines

  • Security and Compliance Principles with DevOps
  • Azure security Center


  • Implement Security and Compliance in an Azure DevOps Pipeline

  • 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


  • Integration between Azure DevOps and Teams

  • 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


    • By earning Microsoft AZ-400 certification, you can prove skills to be an Azure DevOps Engineer Expert
    • Demonstrate skills to Implement and manage build infrastructure and manage application configuration & secrets.
    • Display abilities to Implement a mobile DevOps strategy.
    • On successful completion of AZ-400 Exam: Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions training aspirants receive a Course Completion Azure DevOps Certificate from us.
    • By successfully clearing the AZ-400 exams, aspirants earn Microsoft Certification.

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Frequently Asked Questions

AZ400 Azure DevOps Expert covers topics such as implementing DevOps development processes, implementing continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD), managing source control, automating testing and deployment, and monitoring applications.

AZ400 Azure DevOps Expert is typically a 4-5 day training course if taken in a classroom or virtual instructor-led setting.

Completing AZ400 Azure DevOps Expert equips you with the skills to implement DevOps practices using Azure DevOps services, enhances your career prospects as an Azure DevOps expert, and enables you to streamline software development and deployment processes.

Prerequisites for AZ400 Azure DevOps Expert include a strong understanding of Azure fundamentals, experience with Azure administration and development, and familiarity with DevOps principles and practices.

AZ400 Azure DevOps Expert is intended for IT professionals who want to become Azure DevOps experts and are responsible for designing and implementing DevOps practices using Azure DevOps services.

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