Microsoft DevOps Solutions AZ-400 || Exam Guide

Core Objectives AZ-400 is a much broader exam than previous ones because it is a capstone; you need prior knowledge of Azure (Admin or Developer level) in addition to Azure DevOps.
  • Design a DevOps strategy (20–25%)
  • Implement DevOps development processes (20–25%)
  • Implement continuous integration (10–15%)
  • Implement continuous delivery (10–15%)
  • Implement dependency management (5–10%)
  • Implement application infrastructure (15–20%)
  • Implement continuous feedback (10–15%)
Exam Preparation I touched Azure DevOps, I decided to prepare with Hands-on labs. I took advantage of the Microsoft Learn platform which is pretty awesome. I found the DevOps track very well done and expanded my horizons.
In addition to Microsoft Learn, I used:

Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions AZ-400 Exam Guide: Prepare for the certification exam and successfully apply Azure DevOps strategies with practical labs, 2nd Edition by Subhajit Chatterjee (Author), Swapneel Deshpande (Author), Maik van der Gaag (Author), Henry Been (Author)
AZ-400 Exam Guide Book

The above sources really opened my horizons to CI/CD different stages; especially on integrating security scans and performance testing. Azure DevOps plugin ecosystem is huge and keeps growing (I even supported a few plugins in a past life). What I really like was looking at tools like Cyberduck, Whitesource, JMeter (Run a performance test, run an XSLT transformation on the XML output and then publish the results and possibly fail the deployment if performance does not meet certain thresholds), etc.

The Exam

The exam format is very similar to previous exams:
  • Few forward only questions; can’t modify previous answer
  • Multiple-choice / drag and drop / order steps
  • Lab
  • 2 Case Studies

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