Course AZ-400T03-A: Implementing Continuous Delivery

Course Modality

Instructor-led (classroom)

Course Level

Advanced

Course Time

1 Day

Course Language

English

Course Overview

This course provides the knowledge and skills to implement continuous delivery. Students will learn how to design a release strategy, set up a release management workflow, and implement an appropriate deployment pattern.

Prerequisites

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.

Intended Audience

Students in this course are interested in implementing DevOps processes or in passing the Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions certification exam.

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Skill Covered

After completing this course, 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
  • 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
  • Describe deployment patterns
  • Implement Blue Green Deployment
  • Implement Canary Release
  • Implement Progressive Exposure Deployment

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Course Curriculum

Design a Release Strategy

Lessons

  • 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

Set up a Release Management Workflow

Lessons

  • 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 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

Implement an appropriate deployment pattern

Lessons

  • 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

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