AZ-400T03-A: Implementing Continuous Delivery


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  • AZ-400T03-A: Implementing Continuous Delivery
    1 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Azure DevOps Engineer

    Course Details

    The Implementing Continuous Delivery (AZ-400T03-A) training course provides the knowledge and skills to implement continuous delivery.

    In this course, students will learn how to design a release strategy, set up a release management workflow, and implement an appropriate deployment pattern.

    This training already retired on 29th of May 2020.


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    Module 1: Design a Release Strategy


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

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Differentiate between a release and a deployment
    • Define the components of a release pipeline
    • Explain things to consider when designing your release strategy
    • Classify a release versus a release process and outline how to control the quality of both
    • Describe the principle of release gates and how to deal with release notes and documentation
    • Explain deployment patterns, both in the traditional sense and in the modern sense
    • Choose a release management tool


    Module 2: Set up a Release Management Workflow


    • 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
    • Lab: Automating your infrastructure deployments in the Cloud with Terraform and Azure Pipelines
    • Lab: Setting up secrets in the pipeline with Azure Key vault
    • Lab: Setting up and Running Load Tests
    • Lab: Setting up and Running Functional Tests
    • Lab: Using Azure Monitor as a release gate
    • Lab: Creating a Release Dashboard

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Explain the terminology used in Azure DevOps and other Release Management Tooling
    • Describe what a Build and Release task is, what it can do, and some available deployment tasks
    • Classify an Agent, Agent Queue, and Agent Pool
    • Explain why you sometimes need multiple release jobs in one release pipeline
    • Differentiate between multi-agent and multi-configuration release job
    • Use release variables and stage variables in your release pipeline
    • Deploy to an environment securely using a service connection
    • Embed testing in the pipeline
    • List the different ways to inspect the health of your pipeline and release by using alerts, service hooks, and reports
    • Create a release gate


    Module 3: Implement an appropriate deployment pattern


    • Introduction to Deployment Patterns
    • Implement Blue Green Deployment
    • Feature Toggles
    • Canary Releases
    • Dark Launching
    • AB Testing
    • Progressive Exposure Deployment
    • Lab: Blue-Green Deployments
    • Lab: Traffic Manager

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe deployment patterns
    • Implement Blue Green Deployment
    • Implement Canary Release
    • Implement Progressive Exposure Deployment

    Target Audience

    Students in this Implementing Continuous Delivery (AZ-400T03-A) training course are interested in implementing DevOps processes or in passing the Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions certification exam.


    Before attending this Continuous Delivery training course, students must have:

    • Fundamental knowledge about Azure, version control, Agile software development, and core software development principles.
    • It would be helpful to have experience in an organization that delivers software.