Course AZ400T03: Implementing Continuous Delivery

This course provides the knowledge and skills to implement continuous delivery. Students will learn how to design a release strategy, set up a release management workflow, and implement an appropriate deployment pattern.

Course Outline

Module 1: Design a Release Strategy

Lessons

  • Introduction to Continuous Delivery
  • Release strategy recommendations
  • Building a High Quality Release pipeline
  • Choosing a deployment pattern
  • Choosing the right release management tool

Lab : Building a release strategy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Differentiate between a release and a deployment
  • Define the components of a release pipeline
  • Explain things to consider when designing your release strategy
  • Classify a release versus a release process, and outline how to control the quality of both
  • Describe the principle of release gates and how to deal with release notes and documentation
  • Explain deployment patterns, both in the traditional sense and in the modern sense
  • Choose a release management tool

Module 2: Set up a Release Management Workflow

Lessons

  • Create a Release Pipeline
  • Provision and Configure Environments
  • Manage And Modularize Tasks and Templates 
  • Integrate Secrets with the release pipeline
  • Configure Automated Integration and Functional Test Automation
  • Automate Inspection of Health

Lab : Automating your infrastructure deployments in the Cloud with Terraform and Azure Pipelines

Lab : Setting up secrets in the pipeline with Azure Key vault

Lab : Setting up and Running Load TestsLab : Setting up and Running Functional Tests

Lab : Using Azure Monitor as release gate

Lab : Creating a Release Dashboard

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the terminology used in Azure DevOps and other Release Management Tooling
  • Describe what a Build and Release task is, what it can do, and some available deployment tasks 
  • Classify an Agent, Agent Queue and Agent Pool
  • Explain why you sometimes need multiple release jobs in one release pipeline
  • Differentiate between multi-agent and multi-configuration release job
  • Use release variables and stage variables in your release pipeline
  • Deploy to an environment securely, using a service connection
  • Embed testing in the pipeline
  • List the different ways to inspect the health of your pipeline and release by using, alerts, service hooks and reports
  • Create a release gate

Module 3: Implement an appropriate deployment pattern

Lessons

  • Introduction into Deployment Patterns
  • Implement Blue Green Deployment
  • Feature Toggles
  • Canary Releases
  • Dark Launching
  • AB Testing
  • Progressive Exposure Deployment

Lab : Blue-Green Deployments

Lab : Traffic Manager

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe deployment patterns
  • Implement Blue Green Deployment
  • Implement Canary Release
  • Implement Progressive Exposure Deployment
        €495.00