The Microsoft AZ-400 Exam (Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions) is the next certification I am going to be aiming for. The exam information can be found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/az-400
This will play its part on the pathway to the Microsoft Certified DevOps Engineer Expert Certification and will give me a depth of knowledge across the Microsoft DevOps architecture!
The Microsoft Learn materials can be found structured as 6 discrete Learning Pathways (of which I am aiming to complete over the coming days) this blog post is Part 2 of my studies on the Learning Pathway:
- AZ-400 Develop an Instrumentaiton Strategy
This pathway is structured into 12 modules of which I have completed the final 7 modules:
- Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework – Performance efficiency
- Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework – Operational excellence
- Analyze your Azure infrastructure by using Azure Monitor logs
- Capture and view page load times in your Azure web app with Application Insights
- Instrument server-side web application code with Application Insights
- Monitor cloud resources
- React to state changes in your Azure services by using Event Grid
This initial Learning Pathway sets the scene with the baseline of tooling available to ensure any DevOps strategy has a good grounding and the operator has factored in a set of best practices based on the opportunity being worked on.
Skills measured in the AZ-400 exam:
- The content of this exam was updated on June 15, 2020. Please download the exam skills outline below to see what changed.
- Develop an instrumentation strategy (5-10%)
- Develop a Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) strategy (5-10%)
- Develop a security and compliance plan (10-15%)
- Manage source control (10-15%)
- Facilitate communication and collaboration (10-15%)
- Define and implement continuous integration (20-25%)
- Define and implement a continuous delivery and release management strategy (10-15%)
My Main ReadMe Page is all set up with a bit about me!
The guys at 100DaysofCloud have set up the GitHub repo to be cloned and also have a great repo containing ideas and areas to collaborate on: https://github.com/100DaysOfCloud/100DaysOfCloudIdeas
My Github Journey tracker can be found here: https://github.com/jonnychipz/100DaysOfCloud
Please Watch/Star my repo and feel free to comment of contribute to anything I push! I really look forward to hearing from anyone who is going to jump on the journey around the same time as me! Lets see where I get to in 100 days!
I would encourage others to jump on this journey, I’m not sure that I will be able to commit every day for 100 days, but as long as I can complete 100 days that will be great!