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Welcome to The Course


Welcome to the DevsOp Development Process Implementation course.


In this course, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to deliver stable environments rapidly, reliably and at scale, avoiding manual configuration of environments and enforcing consistency by representing your environments as code.

The course will cover areas such as Azure Automation, ARM templates, Desired State Configuration (DSC), DevTest Labs, Chef deployments in Azure, Puppet deployments in Azure, as well as other automation scenarios, tools and options.

Course Content

By the end of this course, you’ll be familiar with leading-edge topics such as Azure, AWS, Chef, the integration between them and how to take your code from development to production. You will learn how to assemble ARM templates and plug them into Visual Studio Team Services to create pipelines that can help you reduce your production time.

This course includes the following topics:

  • Azure Automation
  • Desired State Configuration
  • Azure Resource Manager Templates
  • Deploying and Managing Environments in Azure.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for developers or IT professionals working in organisations delivering software (either in development or in operations) or aspiring to such roles. IT professionals who have knowledge of and experience working with cloud-based solutions and Microsoft Azure, and who want to expand their skills in automating infrastructure deployment and configuration will also benefit from completing this course.

Course Schedule

This course is set up in a self-paced format. You can listen to the lectures and attempt the quizzes at your pace. You should aim to complete this course in 15 hours. It should take you around five hours a week for three weeks to complete.

Course Prerequisites

Knowledge and experience working with cloud-based solutions and preferably some experience using Microsoft Azure will be beneficial.

Course Subscription

Your CloudSwyft Online Hands-On Lab session for this FutureLearn ExpertTrack course is free to use for two hours for your first seven days with us on this learning journey!

If you haven’t already, subscribe now for this ExpertTrack and you’ll get an additional 12 lab hour credits for this course for one month along with your certificate of completion. You will get 12 hours more for another month of subscription thereafter!

Meet your Educator

Tarun Arora is a Microsoft MVP, author, and trainer on DevOps. He is obsessed with high-quality working software, continuous delivery and Agile practices. Tarun heads DevOps for Avanade UK, a Microsoft Gold Partner.

You can find more DevOps-focused content on his blog. For the latest and greatest in DevOps, follow Tarun on Twitter @arora_tarun.

We hope you enjoy your learning journey with us.

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