Microsoft Future Ready: Fundamentals of DevOps and Azure Pipeline


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  2. What you’ll achieve
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Learn the fundamentals of DevOps to prepare you for specific practices using Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Team Services.


Learn the core values and principles of DevOps and how to put these into practice.

Implement a DevOps pipeline

During this four-week course, you’ll gain an understanding of the fundamental DevOps concepts to increase your knowledge and help you prepare for when you dive deeper into specific practices.

Once you have understood the fundamentals, you’ll use a hands-on approach to strengthen your knowledge. During labs, you will have the opportunity to practice implementing a DevOps pipeline using Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS).

You’ll also learn other techniques such as IaC (Implementing and Infrastructure as Code) and tracking production to align with suitable metrics to help improve business results.

Delve into DevOps with Azure

Once you learn the DevOps core values, principles, and practices, you’ll understand how to use Microsoft Azure effectively.

You’ll learn and be able to demonstrate how to deploy IaaS and PaaS environments in Microsoft using different deployment tools.

Learn how to use Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)

Using Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), you’ll learn how to deploy and configure standardised infrastructure, automating builds and deployments using continuous integration and continuous deployment.

You’ll also delve into automating testing before release and whilst in production giving you a deeper understanding of how to use VSTS.

By the end of the course, you will understand how to begin crafting a release pipeline using Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). Within this process, you’ll also learn valuable and transferable skills such as continuous integration techniques, continuous testing practices, and configuration as code.

Who this course is suitable for

This course is best suited for developers working in an organisation delivering software. This will also suit IT professionals who have some knowledge and experience working with cloud-based solutions and Microsoft Azure, and are looking to expand their skills.

What you’ll achieve

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Applied DevOps core values, principles and practices
  • Demonstrate how to deploy to IaaS and PaaS environments in Microsoft Azure using ARM templates, Desired State Configuration (DSC) and other deployment tools
  • Perform Unit tests, Integration tests, load tests, UI tests and test driven-development
  • Build and deploy applications automatically to Dev, Test and Production environments
  • Identified Data retention strategies, exposure control strategies, and hypothesis-driven development

Who developed this course

CloudSwyft Global Systems, Inc.
CloudSwyft has partnered with the top global technology companies to deliver cutting edge digital skills learning across the modern workplace.

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