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Introduction to DevOps with Microsoft Azure

Gain knowledge and skills of DevOps using Microsoft Azure to help prepare you for deeper dives into DevOps practices.

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CloudSwyft Global Systems, Inc.CloudSwyft Global Systems, Inc.

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Learn how to implement DevOps environments and gain experience using Azure

This ExpertTrack will help you build a strong foundation of DevOps concepts, preparing you for a deeper dive into more specialised practices. You’ll go through an action-oriented approach to gain experience of these concepts, strengthening your knowledge.

You’ll learn how to craft a release pipeline that includes continuous integration techniques, continuous testing practices, monitoring, treating infrastructure and configuration as code.

By the end of the ExpertTrack, you’ll be comfortable with a range of DevOps concepts and understand how to put them into practice. This includes how to deploy Iaas and Paas environments in Microsoft Azure, strategies such as data retention and exposure control, and continuous learning from production which will help you improve and scale your business results.

Discover the fundamentals of DevOps Pipeline using Azure

You’ll delve into the fundamentals of DevOps to increase your knowledge and prepare you for more specific practices.

You’ll use a hands-on approach, learning how to implement a DevOps pipeline using Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS).

Learn how to create stable environments and use Azure automation

Automation can help you save time, money and deliver a more efficient process. During your second course, you’ll learn how to use Azure automation to avoid manual configuration and deliver consistency.

Understand Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment

To gain a solid foundation of DevOps practices, you’ll learn the building blocks; Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment.

You’ll understand how these three concepts work separately, and how they can come together to produce better results. These are the best practices vital in helping your development workflow, leading to more productivity.

Delve into container clusters and how to use Azure Container Service, Azure Service Fabric and VSTS

Unlock the power of running containers in a production environment with this practical course.

You’ll discover how to create, deploy and configure your containerised applications on Microsoft Azure for smoother deployment.

With this ExpertTrack, you’ll delve into the key concepts of DevOps, providing you with a strong foundational knowledge to develop your skills in the workplace. You’ll gain hands-on experience that you can transfer into your organisation delivering software.

Key skills you will learn

  • DevOps
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)
  • Pipeline
  • Automation
  • Desired State Configuration (DSC)
  • software development
  • Software operations

Experience required

This is an intermediate level, so experience working in an organisation delivering software and some knowledge and experience working with cloud-based solutions, preferably Microsoft Azure, is advised.

Getting started

This ExpertTrack is designed for those with experience working in an organisation delivering software, either in development or in operations. This will also suit IT pros looking to expand on their skills.

You will learn the fundamental concepts to prepare you for deeper dives into specific DevOps practices.

ExpertTrack course overview

  • Course 1

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

    1 test

    4 weeks

    5 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Introduction
      • About This Course
      • Introduction to DevOps
      • DevOps Philosophies & Practices
      • DevOps Compliance & Security
      • Adopting DevOps
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Learning Lab 1
      • Wrapping Up the Week
    • Week 2

      Standardising Environments, Building & Deploying to Production
      • Welcome to Week 2
      • Configuration Management
      • Deployment and Configuration
      • IaaS, PaaS and Containers
      • Azure Resource Manager (ARM)
      • ARM Templates
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Learning Lab 2
      • Week Wrap Up
    • Week 3

      Automated Build & Deployment
      • Welcome to Week 3
      • Automated Builds & Deployments
      • Introduction to Package Management
      • Package Management and Containers
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Learning Lab 3
      • DevOps Testing Concepts
      • Week Wrap Up
    • Week 4

      Continuous Testing & Learning
      • Welcome to Week 4
      • Continuous Testing
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Learning Lab 4
      • Application Performance
      • Exposure Strategies
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Learning Lab 5
      • Course Conclusion
  • Course 2

    Gain the knowledge and skills to deliver stable environments and delve into the uses of Azure automation.

    1 test

    3 weeks

    5 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Course Introduction
      • About this Course
      • Infrastructure as Code and Automation
      • Automation
      • Runbooks
      • PowerShell
      • Wrapping Up the Week
    • Week 2

      Desired State Configuration and Azure Resource Manager
      • Desired State Configuration (DSC)
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Lab: Desired State Configuration
      • Azure Resource Manager
      • DevTest Labs
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Lab: Azure Resource Manager
      • Wrapping Up the Week
    • Week 3

      Deploying and Managing Environments in Azure
      • IaaS, PaaS and Containers in Azure
      • Configuration Management
      • Automation Resources for IaC in Azure
      • SaltStack in Azure
      • Cost Tracking and Optimisation
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Lab: Deploying and Managing Environments in Azure
      • Final Exam and Course Wrap-Up
  • Course 3

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

    1 test

    4 weeks

    5 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Introduction to Continuous Integration, Pipelines and Agents
      • About This Course
      • Continuous Integration
      • Continuous Integration with Git
      • Team Foundation Version Control
      • Pipelines and Agents
      • Wrapping Up the Week
    • Week 2

      Technical Debt, Package Management, Continuous Delivery and Release Pipelines
      • Technical Debt
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Learning Lab 1
      • Package Management
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Learning Lab 2
      • Continuous Delivery and Release Pipelines
      • Wrapping Up the Week
    • Week 3

      Continuous Delivery, Release Management and Continuous Development
      • Environment Tasks
      • Test Automation
      • Advanced Delivery
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Learning Lab 3
      • Release Management
      • Continuous Deployment
      • Wrapping up the Week
    • Week 4

      Advanced Continuous Deployment and Continuous Delivery with Octopus
      • Advanced Continuous Deployment
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Learning Lab 4
      • What is Octopus?
      • Octopus Architecture, Installation and Configuration
      • Octopus Packages
      • Deployments
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Learning Lab 5
      • Wrapping up the Week & Course Completion
  • Course 4

    Understand how to run containers and manage clusters using Microsoft Azure, Azure Container Service, and Azure Service Fabric.

    1 test

    4 weeks

    5 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Course Introduction
      • About this Course
      • Containerisation
      • Containers and Docker
      • Linux and Windows Containers
      • Hosting Containers
      • DevOps and Containers
      • Continuous Delivery Pipelines
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Learning: Lab Check 1
      • Wrapping Up the Week
    • Week 2

      Azure Container Services
      • Introduction to Azure Container Services
      • Common Components Across ACS Orchestrators
      • Creating and Configuring ACS Clusters
      • Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS)
      • Running Multiple Containers
      • Configuring Monitoring and Logging
      • Scaling
      • Deployment
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Learning: Lab Check 2
      • Wrapping Up the Week
    • Week 3

      Azure Service Fabric
      • Introduction to Azure Service Fabric
      • Creating a Cluster
      • Programming Models
      • Configuring Monitoring and Logging
      • Scaling Service Fabric Clusters
      • Deployment with Deploy Service Fabric
      • API Management Integration
      • Dealing with Data
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Lab 3
      • Wrapping Up the Week
    • Week 4

      Cross-Cutting Concerns
      • Introduction to Cross-Cutting
      • Patch Management
      • Security Concerns
      • Design for Failure
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Learning: Lab Check 4
      • Course Wrap-Up

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