Course AZ-400T02-A: Implementing Continuous Integration

This course provides knowledge and skills to implement the DevOps practices of continuous integration. Students will learn how to implement continuous integration in an Azure DevOps pipeline, how to manage code quality and security principles, and how to implement a container build strategy.

Audience profile

Students in this course are interested in DevOps continuous integration processes or in passing the Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions certification exam.

Job role: DevOps Engineer

Skills gained

  • Explain why continuous integration matters
  • Implement continuous integration using Azure DevOps
  • Configure builds and the options available

Prerequisites

  • Students should have fundamental knowledge about Azure, version control, Agile software development, and core software development principles. It would be helpful to have experience in an organization that delivers software.
  • It is recommended that you have experience working in an IDE, as well as some knowledge of the Azure portal. However, students who may not have a technical background in these technologies, but who are curious about DevOps practices as a culture shift, should be able to follow the procedural and expository explanations of continuous integration regardless.

Course outline

Module 1: Implementing Continuous Integration in an Azure DevOps Pipeline

In this module, you’ll be introduced to continuous integration principles, including: benefits, challenges, build best practices, and implementation steps. You will also learn about implementing a build strategy with workflows, triggers, agents, and tools.

Lessons

  • Continuous Integration Overview
  • Implementing a Build Strategy

Lab : Enabling Continuous Integration with Azure Pipelines

Lab : Creating a Jenkins Build Job and Triggering CI

After completing this module, students will:

  • Be able to explain why continuous integration matters
  • Implement continuous integration using Azure DevOps

Module 2: Managing Code Quality and Security Policies

In this module, you will learn how to manage code quality, including: technical debt, SonarCloud, and other tooling solutions. You will also learn how to manage security policies with open source, OWASP, and WhiteSource Bolt.

Lessons

  • Managing Code Quality
  • Managing Security Policies

Lab : Managing Technical Debt with Azure DevOps and SonarCloud

Lab : Checking Vulnerabilities using WhiteSource Bolt and Azure DevOps

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Manage code quality including: technical debt SonarCloud, and other tooling solutions.
  • Manage security policies with open source, OWASP, and WhiteSource Bolt.
  • Manage code quality including: technical debt, SonarCloud, and other tooling solutions.

Module 3: Implementing a Container Build Strategy

In this module, you will learn how to implement a container strategy including how containers are different from virtual machines and how microservices use containers. You will also learn how to implement containers using Docker.

Lessons

  • Implementing a Container Build Strategy

Lab : Existing .NET Applications with Azure and Docker Images

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement a container strategy including how containers are different from virtual machines and how microservices use containers.
  • Implement containers using Docker.