Today I manage to pass the last Azure AZ exam. This time I took exam AZ-400 Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions, which gives you the Microsoft Certified Azure DevOps Engineer Expert certification. This exam is focused on Azure DevOps solutions, DevOps strategy, implementing DevOps development processes, implementing CI/CD, and much more.
AZ-400 Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions
Candidates for this exam are DevOps professionals who combine people, process, and technologies to continuously deliver valuable products and services that meet end user needs and business objectives. DevOps professionals streamline delivery by optimizing practices, improving communications and collaboration, and creating automation. They design and implement strategies for application code and infrastructure that allow for continuous integration, continuous testing, continuous delivery, and continuous monitoring and feedback.
Candidates must be proficient with Agile practices. They must be familiar with both Azure administration and Azure development and experts in at least one of these areas. Azure DevOps professionals must be able to design and implement DevOps practices for version control, compliance, infrastructure as code, configuration management, build, release, and testing by using Azure technologies
You can find more about the exam and more details on the Microsoft Learning platform. If you successfully pass the AZ-400 exam, you will get the Microsoft Certified Azure DevOps Engineer Expert certification, where you can learn more about here.
How to prepare for the AZ-400 Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions exam
If you want to prepare for this exam, I have a couple of recommendations for you. First of all, Microsoft Learn DevOps modules. Microsoft Learn is a fantastic learning platform to make you familiar with not just Microsoft Azure technologies, but a lot of other Microsoft products and services. Secondly, there is an excellent Microsoft Course on OpenEDX called Implementing DevOps Development Processes, created by Microsoft MVP Tarun Arora. To get some hands-on experience, I highly recommend the Azure DevOps labs on azuredevopslabs.com.
As for every exam, start working with the product and try it out, this is always the most effective learning experience. If you need some free Azure credits, check out this page.
Microsoft offers different certifications depending on various job roles. If you are just getting started with Azure, I also highly recommend that you are doing AZ-900, which is the Azure Fundamentals exam.
- Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate (AZ-10X)
- Microsoft Certified Azure Developer Associate (AZ-203)
- Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert (AZ-30X)
- Microsoft Certified Azure DevOps Engineer Expert (AZ-400)
- Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer Associate (AZ-500)
- Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900)
Are you also interested in becoming Microsoft Azure Certified? Check out my blog posts about why you should become Microsoft Azure Certified, how to pick the right Azure exam certification path and how to prepare and pass a Microsoft Azure certification exam. I hope this gives you a quick overview of the AZ-400 Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions exam, and if you have any questions, please let me know in the comments.Tags: AZ-400, Azure, Azure DevOps, Azure DevOps Engineer, Certification, Devops, DevOps Engineer, Exam, Learn, Learning, Microsoft, Microsoft Certified, Microsoft Certified Azure DevOps Engineer, Microsoft Learn, study guides, Study notes Last modified: December 27, 2019
Congratulations on passing AZ-400 exam Thomas!
You are the inspiration for many of us, keep posting.
Many Congratulations!! Can you please tell me If the exam Az-400 still in beta? If yes, do you have any idea that when it will be publicly released?
I think the exam is already out of beta. Only the web page title doesn’t seem to be updated. But I will check if I can find anything.
Hi Would you share about the latest exam format, as I heard that lab session has added to this Exam this month. Would you share the detail about it?
I would like to take this certification and just wondering it I can prep this up and take it? or is there any other certifications like AZ203 has to be taken first? please advise. Thanks!
Hi Jeyanth, To get the Azure DevOps Certification you will need to have the AZ-103 or AZ-203 first. (Well the order doesn’t matter, but at the end, you will need both.)
You can find out more here: https://www.thomasmaurer.ch/2019/08/how-to-pick-the-right-azure-exam-certification-path/
Hi Thomas, thank you for the response. this helps.
I have one more query. At this moment, I am in the process of migrating Azure contents (work items and source code) from one enterprise azure devops to another enterprise azure devops, can you please share if you have any recommended solutions/tools. we have found VSTS migrator utility to do a POC but looking for more options. Thank you!
Does anybody know why there is no official AZ-400 book?
Hi Thomas, Could you please share the useful study materials or reference links for self study?
Could you please make a Study guide for the updates to AZ-400 that is happening on 15th June 2020?
Maybe, I will see what I can do :)
It would be fantastic if you would do that. I will be very grateful! :)
Firstly thank you for all the sharing! Great information and resources! :-)
Requesting the detailed Study Guide update for the new AZ-400 please.
I would also be very happy if you could do a study guide for the new AZ-400 exam. Many thanks and best regards
Thanks! I will see what I can do :)