Certified Microsoft DevOps Engineer Expert
8 April, 2024 – Hilversum, The Netherlands
Become the ultimate DevOps authority with our Certified Microsoft DevOps Engineer Expert training (AZ-400). Master the art of planning, deploying, and managing DevOps developments using Microsoft solutions and third-party tools.
Starting in December 2023 includes: December 6, 7, 12, 13 and 20, 2023.
Starting in April 2024 includes: April 8, 9, 15, 16 and 22, 2024.
Starting in July 2024 includes: July 4, 5, 11, 12 and 18, 2024.
Starting in October 2024 includes: October 30, 31, November 6, 7 and 13, 2024.
09:00 – 17:00
What will you learn?
As a Microsoft DevOps Engineering Expert, you shape your organization’s cloud processes and integrations. You are responsible for automating and optimizing software development and infrastructure management processes, fostering collaboration, and ensuring applications and systems’ reliability, security, and performance in a continuous delivery environment.
Take part in this training and discover how to plan, deploy and manage DevOps solutions using Microsoft’s Azure offerings and advanced third-party tools. Immerse yourself in a mix of theoretical modules and top-notch practical labs to better understand DevOps in a real-world setting. Are you ready to boost your career? This training seamlessly ties in with the Microsoft Azure DevOps curriculum, offering you the perfect preparation for the AZ-400 exam.
- Azure DevOps Mastery: Harness Azure DevOps for agile development.
- Continuous Integration (CI): Automate code integration.
- Continuous Deployment (CD): Automate code deployment.
- Infrastructure as Code (IaC): Code-driven infrastructure.
- Application Monitoring: Optimize app performance.
- Security & Compliance: Implement secure practices
In five days, we will cover 20 essential modules. Each module contains at least one hands-on lab, to immediately put what you’ve learned into practice! How do you ensure DevOps planning and continuous integration? How do you use source control and scale Git for source code management? How do you consolidate Azure Artifacts and formulate a dependency management strategy?
This training will provide you with all the answers and more. Other topics we will cover include: strategies for optimizing container builds, release management, deployment, testing, compliance, and monitoring and feedback mechanisms. Expand your technical skillset and become the ultimate DevOps authority in your organization!
- Module 1: Plan for DevOps
How do we transform the business and migrate to Azure?
- Module 2: Get Started with Source Control
An introduction to source control systems and the benefits it provides.
- Module 3: Technical Debt Management
Identify technical debt and modernize development with Codespaces.
- Module 4: Work with Git for Enterprise DevOps
Azure Repos and the move from Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) to Git.
- Module 5: Configure Azure Pipelines
Using Azure pipelines in DevOps and Azure Pipelines YAML vs. Visual Designer.
- Module 6: Continuous Integration with Azure Pipelines
Implement a build strategy and integrate External Source Control (ESC) with Azure Pipelines.
- Module 7: Manage Application Configuration and Secrets
Making security and identity management an integral part of development.
- Module 8: Continuous Integration with GitHub Actions
Integrating workflows and securing secrets in GitHub Actions.
- Module 9: Design and Implement a Dependency Management Strategy
From package management to the migration and consolidation of artifacts.
- Module 10: Design a Release Strategy
What are the best tools to create a high-quality release pipeline?
- Module 11: Implement Continuous Deployment with Azure Pipelines
Build release pipelines, provision environments, and manage tasks and templates.
- Module 12: Implement a Suitable Deployment Pattern
Blue Green Deployment, Feature Toggles, Canary Releases, Dark Launching, AB Testing, and more.
- Module 13: Azure Tools: Infrastructure and Configuration Management
Infrastructure-as-Code, ARM templates, Azure Automation with DevOps, and more.
- Module 14: Third-party Infrastructure-as-Code Tools
Configure and deploy infrastructure using 3rd-party tools like Chef and Puppet.
- Module 15: Container Management with Docker
Discover how to modernize existing ASP.NET Apps with Azure.
- Module 16: Set up and Manage Kubernetes Service Infrastructure
Learn how to deploy a multi-container application on AKS
- Module 17: Implement Feedback for Development Teams
Get to know a range of tracking tools and monitor application performance like a pro!
- Module 18: Implement Systemic Feedback Mechanisms
Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), plus ways to collect and analyze user feedback.
- Module 19: Security in DevOps Projects
Gain hands-on experience in security and compliance in an Azure DevOps Pipeline.
- Module 20: Validating Code Bases for Compliance
Learn about policies for security and compliance and integrate licensing and vulnerability scans.
Who is it for?
The ideal AZ-400 participant is someone who is excited to get to the bottom of DevOps Engineering. Are you interested in how people, processes and technology work together to deliver business value? And do you want to maximize and professionalize your knowledge and responsibilities as a DevOps Engineer? Then you’ve come to the right place. However, this role-based training does come with some hard entry requirements, like having an AZ-104 or AZ-204 certificate. So double check what is asked, but certainly don’t let this stop you from taking the next step in your Azure journey.
You have completed AZ-900 and have an AZ-104 or AZ-204 certificate.
You have experience with PaaS, SaaS, and IaaS implementations.
You have basic knowledge of cloud computing concepts.
You are skilled at Azure Administrator, Azure Developer, and Version Control.
You are familiar with Agile software development.
Why should I do this training?
Boost your career by becoming a certified Microsoft DevOps Engineer Expert.
Learn from an MVP
Your trainer is a premier league Microsoft expert, who is also active in the field as a consultant
Deepen your understanding of Azure management and expand your technical skillset
should I know?
Exam included: One AZ-400 exam attempt is included in the training price.
Languages: Training is in English. We can provide a Dutch in-company training.
Materials included: We will provide all necessary study materials.
Laptop: Bring your laptop with Visual Studio and an Azure Trial subscription.
Lunch included: A delicious lunch and a variety of snacks are part of the deal!
T&A: Travel and accommodation expenses are not included.
Meet our trainers
Bas van de Sande
Bas van de Sande, Azure Coding Architect at Xpirit & trainer at Xebia Academy, is expert in software development with Microsoft tech, incl. Microsoft Azure.
Sofie Wisse is a DevOps consultant and trainer at Xebia Academy and Xebia.
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