AZ-400T05 - Implementing Application Infrastructure

This Implementing Application Infrastructure training class provides knowledge and skills to deploy an application infrastructure in DevOps pipelines. Students will learn how to implement infrastructure as code and configuration management, how to provision Azure infrastructure using common automation tools, and how to deploy an application infrastructure using various Azure services and deployment methodologies. Students will also learn how to integrate 3rd party deployment tools with Azure, such as Chef and Puppet to incorporate compliance and security into the release pipeline.

Students in this course are interested in implementing application infrastructure and the management and configuration of that infrastructure, or in passing the Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions certification exam.

Goals
  1. Learn to apply infrastructure and configuration as code principles.
  2. Learn to deploy and manage infrastructure using Microsoft automation technologies such as ARM templates, PowerShell, and Azure CLI.
  3. Learn to describe deployment models and services that are available with Azure.
  4. Learn to deploy and configure a Managed Kubernetes cluster.
  5. Learn to deploy and configure infrastructure using 3rd party tools and services with Azure, such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack, and Terraform.
  6. Learn to define an infrastructure and configuration strategy and appropriate toolset for a release pipeline and application infrastructure.
  7. Learn to implement compliance and security in your application infrastructure.
Outline
  1. Infrastructure and Configuration Azure Tools
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. Infrastructure as Code and Configuration Management
    3. Create Azure Resources using ARM Templates
    4. Create Azure Resources using Azure CLI
    5. Create Azure Resources by using Azure PowerShell
    6. Additional Automation Tools
    7. Version Control
    8. Lab Deploy to Azure using ARM templates
    9. Module Review Questions
  2. Azure Deployment Models and Services
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. Deployment Models and Options
    3. Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Services
    4. Azure Automation with DevOps
    5. Desired State Configuration (DSC)
    6. Azure Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) services
    7. Azure Service Fabric
    8. Lab Azure Automation - IaaS or PaaS deployment
    9. Moduel Review Questions
  3. Create and Manage Kubernetes Service Infrastructure
    1. Azure Kubernetes Service
    2. Lab Deploy and Scale AKS Cluster
    3. Module Review Questions
  4. Third Party and Open Source Tools available with Azure
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. Chef
    3. Puppet
    4. Ansible
    5. Cloud-Init
    6. Terraform
    7. Lab Provision and configure an App in Azure Using X
    8. Module Review Questions
  5. Implement Compliance and Security in your Infrastructure
    1. Security and Compliance Principles with DevOps
    2. Azure Security Center
    3. Lab Integrate a scanning extension or tool in an AZ DevOps pipeline/security center
    4. Module Review Questions
  6. Course Completion
    1. Final Exam
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this Azure class:

  • Fundamental knowledge about Azure, experience with virtual machines and containers, and some exposure to automation and scripting.
  • Knowledge of general application development and deployment processes.

Experience in the following would be useful for this Azure class:

  • Experience working in a software development or operations environment with either Windows or Linux.