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Microsoft Future Ready: Continuous Integration Implementation

Gain the knowledge and skills to implement the DevOps practices of Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment and Delivery.

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  • Duration

    4 weeks
  • Weekly study

    5 hours
  • Accreditation

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Understand the building blocks of DevOps; Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment and Continuous Delivery

DevOps is a set of practices that combines software development and IT operations. With it, you can shorten the systems development life cycle and provide continuous delivery with high software quality.

During this four-week course, you’ll discover the building blocks of DevOps to give you the strong foundational knowledge to be able to tackle more specific practices. You’ll learn about Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment, understanding the difference between the concepts, and how they can work together to save time and improve performance.

Learn how to use functions within a DevOps development environment

You’ll delve into a DevOps development environment to understand continuous integration builds, automated testing, and continuous delivery and deployment.

You will learn how these function separately and together, and understand how these best practices help with development workflow and productivity. You’ll also strengthen your knowledge of these processes in a development environment.

Understand how to implement DevOps practices with VSTS, TFVC and Microsoft Azure

You’ll put your knowledge into practice and learn how to implement the DevOps practices of continuous integration and continuous deployment using Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) and Microsoft Azure.

By the end of the course, you’ll understand how to provision and de-provision infrastructure and databases, and deploy databases in release pipelines. You’ll also know how to perform continuous deployment and delivery using Jenkins and VSTS and Octopus.

What topics will you cover?

  • Continuous Integration
  • Package Management
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Continous Deployment
  • Continuous Delivery with Octopus

Who is this accredited by?


This course is accredited and co-created by Microsoft

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

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

  • Configured Git and TFVC version control options for Continuous Integration
  • Managed Technical Debt and the sources and impact of it
  • Created a continuous integration build using VSTS
  • Identified Continuous Delivery and Release Management strategies

Who is the course for?

This course is best suited for developers working in an organisation delivering software.

This will also suit IT pros who have some knowledge and experience working with cloud-based solutions and Microsoft Azure, and are looking to expand their skills.

What software or tools do you need?

The upgrade version of this course will include all the required CloudSwyft Hands-On Lab practice environments to be used by students and learners on this course, powered by CloudSwyft.

You will need a computer running Windows, Mac OSX or Linux, and a web browser.

Who developed the 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.

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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