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Azure for DevOps: Designing a Strategy

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Learn what it takes to design a robust DevOps strategy as you study for the Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions (AZ-400) exam. This course maps to the Design a DevOps strategy domain.

As DevOps practices continue to increase in popularity, organizations are ramping up their search for professionals who can implement them. Earning the Microsoft Certified: Azure DevOps Engineer Expert certification can set you apart from other professionals vying for such roles. In this course, join DevOps architect Paul Hacker as he prepares you to ace the Design a DevOps strategy domain in Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions (AZ-400), the required exam for this certification. Throughout this course, Paul covers how to prepare for DevOps by identifying the types of metrics and KPIs to track; define a DevOps-friendly team and organizational structure; design an agile work management approach; improve the security of your software with smart development practices; and more.


  • Designing a strategy: Azure for DevOps
  • What you should know
1. Preparing for DevOps
  • Setting timelines and goals
  • Selecting a project to use
  • Identify and define metrics and KPIs
2. Working with Teams and Organizations
  • Defining an organization structure
  • Define team structure
  • Define team collaboration strategy
  • Team mentoring strategies
3. Design an Agile Work Management Approach
  • Review agile development practices
  • Select a process for agile practices
4. Design a Quality Strategy for Development
  • Understand and implement feature flags
  • Understand and manage technical debt
  • Performing code reviews
  • Define a performance testing strategy
5. Design Secure Development Practices
  • Define a code compliance strategy
  • Define an infrastructure compliance strategy
  • Define a code security strategy
  • Define an infrastructure security strategy
6. Design a Tool and Migration Strategy
  • Create a license management strategy
  • Integrating and migrating work item tools
  • Integrating and migrating test management tools
  • Define authorization and access policies
  • Course review and next steps

Taught by

Paul Hacker

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